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.
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.
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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.
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.