Ah well, the short version is “not a lot to report”, but I’d a good day out anyway, and there were a few fish around as well. I didn’t fancy the sea lochs this weekend, and Dunbar looked to still have a northerly swell running, so I decided to give the south west a shot… Continue reading 22 April – Port Logan/Ardwell Bay
Weather: Peeing rain for most of the time, but light winds and mild Sea: Slight chop around 1 foot, but pretty calm. Water was clear Time: 0700-1130 – 4.5 hours Tides: HW 0625 (5.1m) LW 12:22 (1.1m) BST This was planned as a shortish trip out using the inflatable in search of mackerel bait for winter… Continue reading 2 October 2011 – Dunbar
Weather: Light, variable wind, dry and sunny Sea Conditions: Small (2 foot) swell, but pretty clear water Time: 0830-1600 – 7.5 hours Tides: LW approx 0700, mid-range tide Been a couple of years since I’d taken the inflatable up to Aberdeen but it’s one of my favourite east coast venues, mainly because you end up… Continue reading 29 June 2011 – Aberdeen
Weather: Light N/NNE wind, warm, dry and sunny Sea Conditions: Calm and clear Time: 1300-1630 – 2.5 hours Tides: HW approx 1430, mid-range tide A case of grabbing a little sunshine whilst I could – not brilliant fishing, but a lot better than most of the alternatives! Ended up with a few codling, mackerel, tiny… Continue reading 28 June 2011 – Dunbar (Inflatable)
Weather: Sunny and warm, easterly F2 or 3 Sea: Quite choppy, with wind against tide later Time: 1030-1230 – 2 hours Tides: LW 09:51 3.9m tide A quickie first trip of the year from Dunbar, just to see if the coddies were in yet. Rather than get stiffed for a £15 launch fee at the… Continue reading May 4 – Dunbar
Weather: Calm or light SW wind, mainly overcast. Chilly. Sea: Calm, clear and cold Time: Roughly 0845-1445 – 6 hours Tides: LW around 1330 – largish tide I hadn’t been up to Loch Carron for 6 or 7 years, since Ian and I had a windswept week struggling to find a few fish in late… Continue reading March 4th 2011 – Loch Carron
A few hours fishing from my Rover inflatable on Loch Etive – chilly but otherwise a beautiful day, with a few thornbacks and spurdogs appearing to keep things interesting.