Scottish weather for Scottish guests
It was probably inevitable that the exceptionally glorious weather of January and early February should be counter-balanced by a difficult spell. That we now have, with temperatures dropping into the sixties farenheit and, worse, with total cloud cover for three days in a row. We blame the preponderance of Scottish guests.
Despite the challenging conditions that have prevailed for much of the last two weeks, there has still been considerable fishing effort (this was the busiest week since November) and quite a few notable achievements. Mary Nicholson from Scotland caught her first ever bonefish and then never failed to get more each time she went out. Mary also hooked and played a 40-pound Marls tarpon, which ultimately broke her 10-pound bonefish leader.
Oli and Anna Watkins from London also caught their first ever bonefish and several others. Kathy Boss from Texas landed a decent shark on a bonefish rig. Bob & Geoff Hadden from Connecticut had 15 bones in a day, Christopher Jarman from London has six good triggerfish off the Club beach. And Scot Graham Menzies bagged a big barracuda in the Marls.
As we keep saying to anyone who will listen, it may not be blisterlingly hot, but it’s still way better than the wintry conditions of Englands new and old.