Sunday 5th October, 2014 
  
It has been another good week for fishing  and the rain and the colder weather 
has made the fish much more active.  Today the fish were being caught on the  
top and about a foot down with a wide variety of dries and lures. 
  
Bridge Inn FC, Linlithgow yesterday caught 12 fish for 36.1/2 lbs with 
M Nelson having the heaviest basket for 14.1/2 lbs on a Diawl Bach. 
  
Joseph Thain Jnr              Callendar              5  fish  21 lbs best two for 12 lbs   Black Nomad 
  
Joseph Thain Snr             Callendar              5  fish   14.1/2 lbs            Black Buzzer 
  
Harry Isherwood              Cumbernauld      2  fish     8 lbs best 5 lbs    Ally McCoist 
  
Harry Graham                  Glenrothes           3  fish     8 lbs                    Diawl Bach 
  
Mark Brownrigg               Callendar              3  fish    11 lbs                   Blk & Yellow Dancer 
  
W. Davies                          Cumbernauld       4  fish    13 lbs                   Blk/Gr & Red/Blk Buzzers 
  
A Hoggan                           Bonnybridge        2  fish      8.1/2 lbs            Olive Damsel 
  
Ryan Sinclair                      Ballieston             3  fish     12.1/4 lbs           Blk&Gr Nomad 
  
Brian Logan                        Alloa                      2  fish     10.1/4 lbs  best 6.1/2 lbs    Buzzer 
  
Jim Prentice                       Tullibody               2  fish        8 lbs                 Dries 

 


 

Sunday 14th August, 2016
 
Today the Killin AC had a good day taking 18 fish for 61 lbs with James Wilson 
having 2 fish for 11 lbs with an 8 lb Blue, A Strachan Jnr taking 3 fish for 12 lbs
with a lovely 6 pounder.    Daddy and sparkly flies doing well.
 
Yesterday the 1314 AC from Bannockburn had 11 fish for 34.1/4 lbs with 
Stuart Allan having the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 14.1/4 lbs on Black & Green.
 
On Friday the Perthshire  FFC had 15 fish for 41 lbs 14 ozs.
 
Jim Jarvie             Larbert              4  fish  14 lbs               Daddy
 
Dougie Allan        Callendar          3  fish    9 lbs               Yellow Owl
 
Ian Bowdler         Scone                 2  fish    6 lbs               Black Rabbit
 
Bobby Wilson      Falkirk                3  fish    8.1/2 lbs        Hare's Ear
 
R. Stanovich         Glasgow             3  fish    8 lbs               Hare's Ear
 
A. Robertson        Tobermoray      2  fish    5 lbs               Hopper
 
John McEwan       Sauchie              2  fish    6 lbs               Fab
 
Andy Airnes          Clack                   2  fish    6.1/4 lbs        Damsel
 
H. Carmichael       Alloa                   2  fish    6.1/2 lbs        Jim's Damsel


Sunday 7th August, 2016
 It has been another very mixed week with all weather, but I think the wind today
should start the cooling down of the water.   The fish are still being very fussy,
cruising round the edges and taking something bright and sparkly, different
from the abundance of natural feeding which Is on tap whenever they want it.
 
Yesterday the Bonnybridge AC had 24 fish for 75.1/2 lbs with Jim Brown
taking the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 14.3/4 lbs on a Fab.
 
Harry Peattie             Cambusbarron     2  fish   8 lbs          Fab
 
Robert Pew                Burntisland           2  fish   7 lbs          Diawl Bach
 
G. Mathieson             Alloa                      2  fish   7 lbs           Dries
 
Clive Clement            Tyndrum               4  fish  13.1/2 lbs   Green Diawl Bach
 
Ken Clark                    Lochgelly               2  fish    7 lbs           Coral Dancer
 
Davie Black                Lochgelly                2  fish    7 lbs           Coral Dancer
 
Peter McLean            Clack                       2  fish    8 lbs           Sunburst
 
Jim Milne                    Alloa                       3  fish   12 lbs          Damsel
 
Tom Taylor                 Alloa                       2  fish     8 lbs           Damsel
 
Gavin Wilson             Edinburgh              3  fish    12 lbs          Buzzers
Sunday 31st July, 2016
 It has been a fair week with the fish  moving all around you but being very particular
about what they take, very frustrating at times but patience is always rewarded.    Dries and 
lures have been catching with a very slow to static retrieve most of the time.   With such an
abundance of natural food and the warm water you can't blame the fish for being fussy.
A bit of colour and sparkle seems to attract them when it is like this.
 
Yesterday morning the Falcon Club had a good social day catching 22 fish for 77.1/4 lbs with
Gregor Paterson taking the heaviest basket with 3 fish for 12.3/4 lbs.
 
Ian Sloan              Almondbank              1  fish   4 lbs               Red Hot Damsel
 
Ian Law                 Paisley                         3  fish  9.3/4 lbs              "              "
 
Eric Law                Paisley                         3  fish   8.1/2 lbs       Gold Pearly Lure
 
Graham King        Almondbank              2  fish   7.3/4 lbs        Damsel
 
Jim Jardine           Milton O Campsie     2  fish   6 lbs                Blk & Gr Fritz
 
Jamie Harper       Alva                              1  fish   4.1/2 lbs         Yellow Owl
 
Davy Black            Lochgelly                     3  fish  10 lbs               Nomad
 
Jimmy Young       Alloa                              2  fish   7 lbs                Green & White
 
Wm Peattie         Leslie                              2  fish   5 lbs                Yellow Dancer
 
Bill Dawson         Dollar                              3  fish  10 lbs               Mini Cat
 
A Gibson              Leslie                               2  fish   5 lbs                Caddis
 

Sunday 24th July, 2016
 It has been a strange week, we have had our hottest day and then the worst
thunder and lightning storm I have ever seen.   As usual after the lightning
the fish were taking easily for the few anglers who fished after it.   Other days 
days the fish have been taking at various depths, from under the surface to 
about mid water, 4 feet down.    The fish are generally taking very slowly to
static with such an abundance of natural feeding for them, it makes them 
very picky.
 
Yesterday Alexander's AC had a good day taking 37 fish for 116.1/2 lbs
Robert Gardiner taking the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 15 lbs and 
Paul Ross had the heaviest fish at 4.1/2 lbs.
 
Hamish Carmichael    Alloa                3  fish   12 lbs best 6 lbs     Ally with a sunburst tail
 
S. Fulton                       Paisley             3  fish   14 lbs                       Damsel
 
Ian Cartwright             Abernethy      1  fish      3 lbs                       Tiny Nymph
 
Jim Marshall                Bo'ness            3  fish   15 lbs best 6 lbs     Damsel
 
Charles McKinlay        Denny              3  fish     8 lbs                       Pink Head White & Green 
 
Jim Linton                    Moodiesburn  4  fish    13 lbs best 5 lbs    Secret
 
Stuart Grindlay           Alloa                  3  fish    12 lbs                     Yellow Dancer
 
Keith Hunter               Tullibody           4  fish    13 lbs                     Blk & Green

F. Malkiewich              Tullibody           4  fish    14 lbs                     Damsel
 
Colin Clement              Tynedrum         4  fish    16 lbs (after storm)  Green Lure
 
John Hunter                Sauchie             4  fish    13 lbs                      Yellow Buzzer

Sunday 17th July, 2016
 
The fish are being caught on the top or just under the surface with a wide variety
of dries and lures.   Most of the time the fish are taking quite slowly or just nipping
at the tails, making it quite frustrating at times for the anglers.   This is what makes
fishing so exciting there are never two days the same and each day is a new 
challenge.
 
Geoff Thomson          Blackford             2  fish    8 lbs              Yellow Dancer
 
Colin Clement             Tynedrum            4  fish  10 lbs             Diawl Bach
 
A Knox                          Glasgow               3  fish    9 lbs             Dries
 
David Duncan              Slamannan          2  fish    9.1/4 lbs      Yellow Dancer
 
Brian Neilson               Stirling                  3  fish   12 lbs            Goldie
 
James Gunn                 Perth                     2  fish     7.3/4 lbs     Orange Fritz
 
Robert Waddell          Houston                2  fish      7 lbs            Hare's Ear
 
A Johnston                  Falkirk                    2  fish      8 lbs            Bloodworm
 
Dougie McKendrick   Alva                        2  fish      7.1/2           Diawl Bach
 
Wilson Orr                  Tullibody               2  fish      8 lbs            Dries
 

Sunday 19th July, 2016
 
It has again been a very mixed week of weather, but the fish are still taking 
on the top or just under the surface with dries to lures.   The feeding on top
and in the water is so plentiful that the fish are being quite fussy and you have
got to give them time to take your artificial flies.
 
Jim Jarvie                  Larbert                2  fish  8 lbs                  Okie Dokie
 
R. Stevenson            Newarthill           3  fish  14 lbs                Cruncher
 
Eric Law                     Paisley                 3  fish  10.1/2 lbs         Ally
 
J Stewart                   Motherwell         3  fish  11.1/4 lbs         Olive Hopper
 
Wm Hay                    Falkirk                  2  fish     7 lbs                Dry Fly
 
J Grant                       Glasgow              2  fish      6 lbs               Blk & Green Nymph
 
Dave Wilkie              Stirling                 3  fish     11.1/2 lbs       HH Damsel
 
John Beatson           Alloa                     3  fish     10 lbs              Blk & Green Fritz
 
Dave Lawson           Methven               2  fish     12.1/2 lbs      Electric Blue Damsel
 
Dave Lewis              Cum Br. Legion     4  fish     11 lbs             Yellow Dancer
 
Sunday 19th June, 2016
 
The fish have been taking on the top or just under the surface as the rain has cooled the
water slightly.  A wide variety of lures and dries have doing well with a floating line.
 
Yesterday the Falcon FFC had a good morning taking 37 fish for 109.1/2 lbs with 
the heaviest basket going to George Borthwick with 4 fish for 12 lbs.
 
Wm Williams           Sauchie              1 fish  6.1/2 lbs            Klinkhammer
 
David Morris            Islay                    4  fish 13.1/2 lbs         Buzzers
 
K. McCall                  Clackmannan     2  fish   8 lbs                Yellow Dancer
 
Bob Garvie               Lennoxtown       3  fish   9.1/2 lbs         Damsel
 
Jack Gibb                  Clackmannan     2  fish   7 lbs                 Cat
 
George Hamilton    Blackford            3  fish   8.1/2 lbs          Dries
 
Jim Nesmith             Spittalfield         2  fish   6 lbs                  Dries
 
George McLuskie    Spittalfield         2  fish   7 lbs                  Damsel
 
C. Clments                Tynedrum          4  fish  12.1/2 lbs         Diawl  Bach
 
Gil Thomson             Motherwell       4  fish  14 lbs                Damsel
 
Harry Isherwood     Cumbernauld    2  fish    6.1/2 lbs         Blue & White Fritz
Sunday 26th June, 2016
 
I would like to thank all who have contributed throughout the year to the 
Strathcarron Hospice Charity Day raising a total of £3,673.  A special thank you
to Margaret Wilson who raised £450 with her very popular good tablet and
Mark Gleave with a bottle full of coins £250 with which Tim Jackson won 
£50 for guessing the nearest amount to what was in the bottle of £116.10.
 
The 27 anglers who took part today caught 74 fish for 225.1/2 lbs with
Boo Haughton taking first place 4 fish for 13.1/2 lbs, 2nd Dougie Stewart
with 4 fish for 13.1/4 lbs including the heaviest fish at 5 lbs, 3rd equal with 
4 fish for 13 lbs were John Speedie, Martin Hudak and Kevin Haughton and
6th Davie Black with 4 fish for 12.1/2 lbs.
 
Thank you to everyone who took part today and all my helpers and all 
anglers who come to Orchill.
 
Thank you, Elizabeth
Sunday 3rd July, 2016
 
It has been a very changeable week with the fish being caught on the top
with dries and then under the surface on lures.    School holiday weather
sunny and showers and be prepared for anything.
 
Last Friday Live Line Angling Club caught 15 fish for 57 lbs.
 
Wm Williams                 Sauchie                2  fish  7 lbs                 Buzzers
 
Bill Stanfield                   B of A                   2  fish  8 lbs                 Black Nymph
 
Graham King                  Almondbank       2  fish  8.1/4 lbs          Damsel
 
Clive Clement                 Tynedrum           4  fish  11 lbs               Diawl Bach
 
John McLaren (85 Yrs)  Causewayhead   1  fish  3.1/2 lbs          Ally
 
Bobby Wilson  (89 yrs)  Falkirk                  3  fish  9 lbs                 Ally
 
Bill Dawson                     Dollar                    3  fish  9 lbs                Mini Cat
 
John Score                       Alloa                     2  fish  8 lbs                Yellow Dancer
 
A Birrell                            Alloa                     3  fish  9 lbs                 Yellow Dancer

 

 

Saturday 11th June, 2016
 
What a difference a day can make and a 15 degree drop in Temperature, the fish
yesterday were back on the top despite the much warmer water.   When it was so hot
the fish were mainly lying round the many springs, although they are not deep the
water was obviously cooler.   
 
Today the Goth Club had a good day taking 47 fish for 148.3/4 lbs  with the best 
pair being A. Weir with 4 fish for 14.3/4 lbs and Steven Leyden with 4 fish for 
13.1/4 lbs on buzzers.
 
Kenny Low            Stirling               2  fish   7 lbs            Black Buzzer
 
Alec Nelson          Crossgates         2  fish   7 lbs            Diawl Bach
 
Gordon Porter     Stirling                3  fish  10 lbs           Damsel
 
Errol Feighan       Bonnybridge      4  fish  14.1/2 lbs best 5.1/2 lbs  Damsel
 
J. Timney              Dollar Academy  1  fish   4.1/2 lbs    Green Nymph
 
Graham King        Almondbank       3  fish  11.1/4 lbs   Bibio
 
David Quinn         Dunfermline       3  fish   11 lbs          Buzzers
 
H Thomson           Dunfermline       3  fish   10.1/2 lbs  Damsel
 
David Pitcaithly    Falkirk                  3  fish    9.1/2 lbs   Okey Dokey
 
Hector Wilson      Bannockburn      3  fish   10 lbs         Black Rabbit
 
Davy Black             Lochgelly             2  fish    7 lbs          Bloodworm
 
Ken Clark               Lochgelly             2  fish    9.1/2 lbs   Black Buzzer
 

Sunday 5th June, 2016
 
The lovely weather has brought an unbelievable abundance of fly life on top
of the water and loads of life in the water.   The flies on the top makes it look
like it is raining there are so many it is fascinating to watch nature at its best.
 
John Millar           Perthshire FFC    3  fish  8.3/4 lbs            Bloodworm
 
Bill Parnell                   "             "       2  fish  7.3/4 lbs            Yellow Dancer
 
J. Syme                  Dunfermline        3  fish  12 lbs                 Golden Olive Damsel
 
Michael Walker    Kirkliston             1  fish    7 lbs                 Damsel
 
Robert Kettles       Perth                    2  fish   5.1/2 lbs          Bloodworm
 
Jim Linton              Glasgow                4  fish  16 lbs                GH Damsel
 
K McAlpine            Thurso                   3  fish  11 lbs                Ally
 
Graham King          Almondbank        3  fish  12 lbs                Damsel
 
Gordon Abbott      Durham                3  fish    6.1/4 lbs         Dawson's Olive
 
Ian Sloan                 Almondbank       4  fish    12 lbs               Pinkie

Saturday 21st May, 2016
 
The Falcon FFC had a very windy morning today but managed to catch
43 fish for 123 lbs with Jim Russell, Jim Colley and W Anderson all had
4 fish for 12 lbs.
 
David Pitcaithly        Falkirk            2 fish 8 lbs             Daddy
 
Iain Cartwright         Abernethy     2  fish  4.1/2 lbs    Daddy
 
Wm Peatie                Leslie              3  fish  11 lbs         Viva
 
Gary Craig                 Airdrie            3  fish  11 lbs         Yellow Dancer