Lakeward 22/09/20

22/9/20 Temperature 14.5C  Clarity 3.1

Some lovely trout in the catches these days and the lake is fishing well. Today there are reports of good catches from all over the fishery. Peter Edge and George Cashmore were in early with 20 on buzzer tips and cat boobies at Lochend. John Slaven was also off before the rain and had 13 on a floater and mainly a blob in the gap. I daresay there will be bigger catch reports still to come in……It was a big wave today so no surprise that thefish were on lures. In the calmer weather at the weekend Brian MacKenzie netted 27 on dries.

Landward’s Nick Nairn and Dougie Vipond were at the Lake the other day and I was on the tiller of the camera crew boat. In my defence they found themselves in a wind eddy.  If you want to know how to cook a trout Nairn style -tune in on Thursday 15th October BBC Scotland  8.00pm,  Friday  16th Oct BBC 1  7.30 pm and Sunday 18th Oct 9.30am BBC2.

Below: Iain MacGregor from Stirling with a proper  pike of 20lb 1oztaken on 8lb leader and a size 12 hook. Further down a cracking blue caught by Andrew Menmuir, Derek Barclay with a plump blue and Barry tyndall with another less blue bow.