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Fish of a Week: Scots angling is down to integrity and watercraft

While we’re not marred for steer fishing opportunities in Scotland, a normal fishing is dependant on a lot of blind casts, integrity and a bit of watercraft.

Ultra-patient stream anglers will lay it out watchful to mark rises from large fish to aim though a peaty H2O doesn’t lend itself to picking out people like a chalkstreams down south or a transparent clear lakes of New Zealand.

We do have some unusual aspect sport, from fish chasing a pulled sedge to drum hammering poppers .

For me, summer conditions like we’ve got during a impulse are primary for removing out with spinnerbaits and aspect flies for pike, casting in a lily beds around a edges of lakes watchful for an waylay predator to give itself divided and spike your lure.

Fish of a Week

This week’s fish of a week leader is Colin Gorman, who held this large fish (main picture) during a loch in a Fort William area.

It battled tough for scarcely 20 mins and was safely returned to a water.

Colin wins £150 to spend on tackle from Daiwa.

Send your entrance to: Fish of a Week, Glasgow Angling Centre, Unit 1, Point Retail Park, 29 Saracen Street, Glasgow G22 5HT, or email with a print and your full residence to


I was fishing a loch in a Borders progressing this week, doing it scrupulously too.

My vessel partner is some-more of a pro angler than me – we were entirely kitted out with a fishfinder and electric motor, checking H2O inlet and trolling from mark to spot.

Mixing a methods meant that we lonesome opposite H2O on a drifts looking for active fish.

The lake seemed full of roach and roost so there was copiousness of healthy feeding for dart – maybe too most as they seemed reduction penetrating on picking out a artificials.


The lily pads in one dilemma held a eye so we gave them additional attention, imprinting a corner of a drop-off and charity cover for a basking pike.

“That’s accurately where you’d design to get one,” we listened over my shoulder as a fly landed in between dual pads.

No earlier had he pronounced it when a dart whooshed out and took my fly in full perspective of us both.

Impressive citation fished from shallows

The offshoot set true divided and we was fighting it behind out from a cover.

With some delight and whooping, a fish was chinned, photographed expelled and now we were both set up, fishing floating lines adult in a H2O between a pads.

“I consider we saw that reed move,” we listened and we looked adult only in time to see a dart violation a aspect and nailing his popper pattern, a second called strike in not so many casts and a vacant was off.

The fish were adult and active, a object hadn’t got too high and, for a subsequent integrate of hours, we had them leaping out slicing during flies clearly barbarous and dynamic to put on a show.

You competence locate bigger fish flapping open water, seeking out a baitfish shoals or low structure – though it’s unequivocally tough to kick a competition on topwater lures in a shallows.

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