I THOUGHT the weather was taking a turn for the better last week but it really only lasted one day. The rise on Acreknowe was almost unbelievable, though, with trout showing everywhere, so it was out with the dry flies. I was just casting my team of two flies and letting them drift in the breeze and although the trout were running away with them they were difficult to hook due to the belly in the line.
Alan Douglas had a good day fishing his own tied skinny buzzers when landing eight. Lure fishers have also been enjoying results, mainly on blobs, cats whiskers and black fritz.
Williestruther has been returning a lot of fish which have fallen to the worm. Alistair Kendal was fishing the fly when he was broken with a big fish which he reckoned could have been a brown trout.
I have not had any recent reports on Akermoor or Barnes.
Paul Rae and Gordon Scott were members of a six-man team that won a recent competition at Markle, netting ten and six respectively. These two anglers are never far away where competitions are concerned.
Shane Kelly and Alan Douglas fished Linlithgow Loch in horrendous conditions last weekend and managed to land five between them.
The Frank McDermott Memorial competition will be held on Sunday at Williestruther from 10am to 4pm. Entries on the day from 9.30am.
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