Saturday April 6th, 2019

It’s Saturday and I’m glad to leave all work related matters of the past week for the real business of angling amongst the stunning beauty of Loch Lomond. Technically it is Springtime but there was a real chill in the air and a misty overcast low cloud as I head out for the second trip of the season.

I opted to try trolling up the east shore past Boturich and onwards to Endrick Bank before heading towards Milarrochy Bay. Although crossing Endrick bank I did wonder if this was the smart decision given the water depth of less than 2 feet at some points and the lures ‘bouncing’ along the sandy bottom. From Milarrochy Bay I headed over towards Inchfad and then the down and along back of Inchmurrin before heading for Boturich and homewards.

Despite the low temperatures and the lack of fish, aside from a beautiful little sea trout of around 3/4lb which unnoticed appeared to have been catching a ride before I noticed, if I am being completely honest.

Whilst this will be only be my second and my first complete season angling on Lomond I never fail to be completely overawed by the magnificent beauty and scenes from my little craft, it sounds a bit weird but on each outing on The Loch it is almost as if the artist has been given a brand new palette of colours and materials with which to create.