Having spent most of my first seasons on Lomond fishing the “Bottom End” of the Loch, my fishing pal and myself decided we were ‘ready’ to explore the famous “Tap End”. From all accounts by seasoned Lomond anglers then by mid July the ‘Tap End” was likely to hold fish and this was evidenced by recent catch reports on the Loch.
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An introduction to the beautiful North Esk
I was recently kindly invited to fish a private beat on the North Esk by my good friend and very […]
Loch Lomond 4th July 2020
Heavy skies, spectacular scenery as I head out of the river into the loch for a day on the water […]
Lomond Silver – June 19th & 20th 2020
My good friend and experienced angler Michael King and I had planned a long overdue two day trip on Lomond […]
First outing of the 2020 season on Lomond
March 21, 2020 Following a long winter close season and not to mention the increasing restrictions and health measures it […]
First trip of 2020
Smile! A face only a Mother could love! A 15lb fish from a trip far North for a few days […]
Is this normal?
As a recent ‘nubie’ to fly tying of all of a few months I have started to notice a few […]
Time to kill
With the relentless weather and torrents of water everywhere there’s nothing to do but prepare, maintain and check gear for […]
So much to master “Every Day is a school day”!
I have during the past few months thrown myself into trying to understand the basics of fly tying. On the […]
Mackay Boatbuilders of Fara, Finstown and Stromness by Michael McLaughlin
An interesting historical account of James (Jimmy) Mackay (J.W.Mackay, Stromness) builder of mahogany clinker dinghies including my own. Mackay Boatbuilders […]