Had Peterthefisherman and Andy down today for a wee go at flattie bashing at Carsethorn, in S.W. Scotland by Dumfries. Weather was superb, Sunny all day, a light Easterly which died away to nothing, leaving a calm sea. For bait they brought some raggies and some not very fresh mackerel, so we had a short spell at digging for lug to ensure sufficient for two rods each. Cast out about an hour after low tide, just as the water began to flood, first fish right away, and a steady stream of bites right up to high tide at 15.30. I left for home then to watch the football, leaving them to catch a few more. When I left Andy had about six or seven decent flounder and a couple of tiny tots, I managed to scrape a total of eight, and Peter was miles ahead with twenty two, all good fish. I would estimate the best fish to be in the region of 1 lb. 12 oz. One other lad who has just taken up the sport came along for a wee while, otherwise we had miles of coastline to ourselves. So when I left the total was in excess of thirty fish, and they were still biting, so no doubt Peter will let me know soon, the final score. We all used light estuary rods which are a pleasure to fish with at this venue. Tackle losses were nil, the only problem being the constant retreat before the incoming tide which is relentless in its rush to force you back to the high tide mark. Some weed, which would jam at the top eye, but nothing serious. Nice to see so many fish giving good sport after so many reports of poor returns from around the country.