Slow for the bows

sunk stoat

New member
Went out to my local still water for some rainbow fishing yesterday with my mate Billy seen as the weather forecast was for a decent day, they weren't wrong :D

A very mild / warm day , the complete opposite from the monsoon and howling gale which is currently battering Tayside & Angus :eek:

The still water we went to is about 10mins away from the house so not too much of a hassle getting there ;)

With a nice wee ripple on the water i elected to set up a team of buzzers , full floater and dead drift them, keeping a tight line on a very slow fo8.

Not many offers happening or fish showing so changed onto my favourite lure the " cats whisker ". First cast a slow take and fish on. A cracking fight and bend in the rod was had from this fully finned bow. The fish was in top condition.

Another 6 fish followed all in the same excellent condition.

My mate also had excellent sport with 11 bows coming to the net. He had a superb blue which was as silver as some of the salmon and sea trout i have had this season :cool:

Here is some surprise pics which fell to the buzzer :eek:

Now that the season has ended i intend to give the still waters more of a visit until the new season starts on the North Esk.


sunk stoat

New member
Here is a recent pic of a rainbow that is my seasons best at 10.5lb . It was 1 of 7 for my day.

The fins were a bit ragged but it put up a cracking fight. It took a yellow dancer fished fo8 on an intermediate line.

The Burnside Pool at Kingennie on a sunny Autumn Day.