16 February 2014

Feeling Flat in February

January and February have been really difficult to get out and do any sort of angling at all in my neighbourhood. A contrast of high winds and and ill timed downpours have seen to that. Even this weekends plans took a detour at the last minute. Brian and I were prepared to go and have a shot at the bass , when a northerly westerly showed up on the forecast . A wee look at  comfortable areas to fish took us too a Fife beach, the first time we have given it a shot called Ravenscraig beach.

I was pleasantly surprised that it was a charming  wee spot,  that gave us shelter with its distinctive  crags and ruins an at our backs with a steady off shore breeze. the day its self was pleasant with no rain  it felt almost spring like and that sparked up conversation of the coming season , trout , pike and SWFF,  float-tubing  amongst other species and methods , really looking forward for all that kicking off.

The flounder fishing for the time of year wasn't too bad either , between us we managed perhaps 10 to a dozen small flounder between us  ,  but like other beaches we have sampled on the Fife coast it went off on the last couple of hours approaching high tide. Still it was really nice to get out  with the rods and a bonus to  catch our first flounders of 2014.
watching for a bite

With the trout season now fast approaching I've been quietly going about  a bit preparation , a few new purchases such as a new   fly line ,a new pair of forceps , and I've had a few small sessions on the vice producing the usual klinks, shucked cdc's , dirty Pollies , wire nymphs the odd spider etc.
A start on the dries
 shucked cdc

Lots more to do but still another 4 weeks to go, roll on the brownies!


  1. Nice dries guys. I do miss sea fishing, too costly for me these days due to living so far from any bit of coastline.

    1. thanksBen, my love affair with the sea is a fairly recent one , but im sure it will stay with me.

  2. That shucked cdc is awesome. Nicely done.
    Love the flounder.

    1. Thanks Alan ,its probably my favourite spring time dry.

  3. I watched this today and thought you both might like it. 47mins long, stick with it, nice shots and a great ending.


  4. Thanks for the link Martin , adrenaline pumping stuff.