After booking the annual trip to the Isle of Bute this summer, my mind turns to thoughts of spinning for Pike on Loch Fad or trying for wrasse off the rocks. Plugs, spoons, jerk baits, streamer flies, shooting heads and multipliers, the fishing bag is going a little more modern as I will be spinning and fly fishing for a week on the west coast in August.
I just got off the phone to Bute Outdoor Angling and the word on the quayside is pike! So my bags are packed with the usual piking gear, a hat, a selection of reels and some rods all heading for Loch Ascog and possibly a boat on Loch Fad. The report is, slow and cold but some large ladies are showing themselves….