Lake Blog 8/9/20

  1. The Autumnal colours are starting to appear at the Lake  but the weather has been good and mild. Best areas have been Tod hole, Gateside, Malling, Around the islands and the Road Shore. Great catches are not generally easy to come by but Campbell morgan took some time off from his housework to get some Practice in for the Sierra Pairs and managed with some help from

Alan Porteous to net around the 25. A few other boats did equally well although the Ed. Waltons and the Rotary found the going a lot tougher. On Friday in the Ladies National the 7 boats netted 45 trout and Dione Roberts finished top rod with 8 fish and Jean Ferguson was in 2nd place.


Best tactics these days are washing line on a full floater – so we are told.

Above: Angling Coach John Milne playing a 6lb cracker last week on a buzzer. A great picture and a contender for the Brochure Front Page. We have a few spare boats this Saturday and Sunday FYI.

Regulars will be aware of the sad loss of two of our angling friends on the same day last week.

Sandy Boag was 72 and fished with Balbeggie AC.  He is pictured here in 2016 getting his photo taken for the capture of the biggest trout in the Anglian Water Heats. It was fun to be around Sandy to catch the accompanying banter exchanges.




Geordie Black fished with Luggie Bank AC and is pictured here in 2005 with a great looking resident trout.  It was always good to see Geordie and to benefit from his great zest for fish and fishing.


We will miss the visits of these two very fine guys and send our sincere condolences to their friends and families.