Archive for the ‘Grayling’ Category

Missed opportunities in the Trossachs

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A fishing  associate Roger Drapper,  past President of the Western Angling Club has recently got me thinking. (incidentally in 2010 I was the president of the West of Scotland Angling Club and annually the 2 clubs get together for a competition at the Lake of Menteith, the WOS normally win of course).  Roger has  launched a new web site for James Bayne a fishing tackle shop in Callander a must stop shop for anglers to the Trossachs.

Trossach fishing has a lot to offer with great lochs and rivers and the ability to fish for salmon, sea trout, brown and rainbow trout and now grayling a recent introduction to the Forth and Clyde.  Now why is this a missed opportunity you may ask well a few years I registered and forgot that I had it so I really now plan to get it resurrected.  Thanks Roger for reminding me.

We Caught Grayling

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The intrepid 6 set off yet again for the Teviot on 26th February this time without snow.  We had suffered a far bit of rain the week before and the river was 1ft 9in on the gauge.  Still I guess that if you do not take your opportunities when the conditions are half OK at this time of year you never get out.  It was a great spring day with warm spring sunshine and the birds were singing as only they can in spring.  I did not fish as I had a 4 hour lesson with someone but I did get time to enjoy the spring flowers and pictures of fish!

Does anyone know what these yellow flowers are ?


Gordon Duff caught a nice fish on a pink baby wool bug at Jedfoot pool pushing the best part of 2lb.

A happy Gordon with his fish