This is the transition stage from winter species to summer fish. Most of the fishing in Fife will be from the sandy beaches, such as Leven and Kirkcaldy for flounders and occasional turbot on worm and fish baits. The Tay Estuary will have flounders; Riverside Drive in Dundee, and Wormit are the hotspots.
Most of the cod have moved offshore, but in East Lothian there is still a chance from Torness, Dunbar and Pease Bay in the mixed to rough ground; use worm baits and rotten-bottom gear. Plenty of flounders on the beaches to worm and fish baits.
Try beaches such as Longniddry, Gullane, Yellowcraigs or Belhaven, which are best over low water, but fish can come on at any state of the tide.
Tackle shop: Mike’s Tackle, Edinburgh, tel: 0131 657 3258.
This is traditionally the quietest part of the year in the Clyde area as anglers wait for the first peel of crabs. There will be some small fish at Gourock and Greenock, mainly dabs and codling. Still a few dogfish in Loch Fyne, but fishing into darkness is essential.
Tackle shop: The Sports Shop, Stranraer, tel: 01776 702705.