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Float On !

I had another outing on the tube last weekend, this time at Hillend's neighbouring loch the Lily! I wasn't as successful as my first time afloat as I didn't catch any fish , however it was great fun to be out in the tube. I was really surprised that I could manoeuvre all over the 60 acre loch without any trouble. Perhaps I spent too much time moving around and maybe should have concentrated my efforts in some areas a little longer. I suppose I was just getting to know the tube and how to handle it etc, it was  great  to try in at the dam as well as square bay, Scunners point, the big weedy bay and all down the south shore. I could have done with a trout though.  However I wasn't downbeat, far from it in fact I'm rather excited about the possibilities with the tube therefore I'm going to have another visit with the tube to the Lily this weekend as the Lily stays open until the end of October. The Lily may be open for a further few weeks but the o

A Loch Revisited.

The day after my first experience of Armchair fishing I was once again out  pursuing Brown Trout, however on this occasion it took a lot more effort to catch my quarry. I visited a lochan west of Rannoch Moor for the first time in a number of years along with my friend Scott. We had a cold foggy start to the day and it definitely felt like autumn but as the day progressed the temperature started to rise. After a walk of 1 3/4 hours we arrived at this remote loch which is set in a spectacular location surrounded by a group of Munros. Before we strung our rods the sound of roaring stags could be heard echoing around the mountains. It was obvious that the fishing would be difficult as there wasn't a breath of air and the surface of the loch was like a sheet of glass. However during our time there a slight breeze would appear intermitently throughout the day but these spells didnt last long. Fishing was tough but we did m