Yesterdays Answers... you might wonder what this is. Yesterday my hosting provider switched servers and as a result a few posts are missing. Having a backup of these posts I though i'd upload them here all in one go. Here they are:
Sorry Ron not quite in the right vacinity. Clue is to look further south. More clues if required.
Booked the ferry for our annual visit this week and we will be on Islay from 31 May for one week. We also know the Fletcher's well (who does not!!) and visit the boys to give them trout each year.
hi Brian, I have headed more south and came up with Loch Leathan an Sgorra and looking at the picture it makes the most sense. You're looking at Beinn Uraraidh in the distance?
You can probably also tell me what the easiest way is to get access to this area? I assume somewhere from the high road?
The Fletchers are a great bunch, we usually stay in one of their cottages when we are on Islay and always have a great time, cant wait to get back!
Which reminds me.... I just googled about a bit to find your website, which is by far the most comprehensive "Islay fishing website", and I will include a link from my pages to your site for other fishing enthusiasts. Anyone else interested in fishing on Islay will appreciate the info on Brian's site which can be found here
You got it Ron photo taken from hill top looking onto Loch Leathan an Sgorra with Loch Beinn Uraraidh beyond! Yes it is approached from the high road and our route in is to take the vehicle in the peat road as far as a point I have calculated to be 529360. You then go through the deer fence and follow the agrocat tracks to the loch over Maol Airigh o Dhuin and the next rise before dropping down to follow the burn which leads to the loch. There is a small fishermans shelter on the lochside which affords some protection from the elements on a windy day (most days on Islay!). I am no expert photographer and only use a small compact digital but over the years have managed to get the odd decent shot or two. I am planning to put some of my favourites onto Flicker to share with others. Watch this space!
Great news this year in that as well as our annual fishing visit on 31st May for a week I am also taking my wife and her parents over on 20th April to let them see all that Islay has to offer. Probably no fishing but will be doing the tour guide bit!
Let's hope we get some great spring weather (at the moment it is snowing as I look out over Belhaven Bay towards the Bass Rock which is now fully colonised with Gannets for another year).
Very best wishes.
So you're living in or near North Berwick? I have been there a couple of times in the last years and it was great. Beautiful area, beautiful village and great castle (Tantallon). This year we stayed in a B&B near East Linton which was really nice as well. We saw Bass Rock too and it's amazing to see how many Gannets nest there.
Great to hear you are going twice to Islay, well done!
Spring is usually the best time on Islay. Have a great trip and please keep us up to date
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!