Fish Catch Report by G Laurie 20th March 2017

Weather wise the loch did not get off to a quiet start.   Blustery winds and heavy rain gave our intrepid anglers a pretty uncomfortable time over the first couple of days.   A lot of fish were caught, some were kept and a fair number were released.   As usual at this time of the year the best lures were the various black and green combinations – orange blobs and cats whiskers.   Of the smaller flies the cormorants were the best bet.   Most of the fish were caught in town bay – from Sam’s Dyke along to Gasworks Bay.   Four boats have tried the top end of the loch.   This will change when the regular weekend anglers come out to play.   We should then hear of some big over wintered fish being taken.   A fair amount of Bank Anglers have been out and we know that fish were caught.  

WE RESPECTFULLY REMIND ALL BANK ANGLERS TO HAND IN ACCURATE CATCH DETAILS AT THE END OF YOUR SESSION.    We need this to enable us to maintain accurate records

 – you can phone in to the lodge – 01506 671 753 or use the web form on our website.   

Some examples of catches are – on Opening day Gavin Dunn and Geordie Black kept eight fish for 23lbs, mostly on blobs and minkies;  Richard Sneddon had a nice kill limit of five for 14lbs;  Andy McAlpine and his partner kept eight for 24lbs and George Peline and his partner kept 10 for 30lbs – most on pearly cormorants.   Also with 10 for 30lbs were Jim Russel and partner who were also fishing cormorants and blobs.   On Thursday Mike Elgie had 10 for 26lbs  but best boat was Chris Dawson and partner with 10 for 29lbs.   George MacKintosh and his partner from Laurieston had a nice bag of 6 for 18lbs,  - .  including a perfect overwintered fish of 4 ½ lbs      Nigel Muckle and his partner they returned 19 on Catch & Release.   Nigel was out again on Friday, this time with his brother and returned 21.   On Saturday Falkirk Fly Dressers had a good day – keeping 52 for 140lbs and returning 5; The Bridge Inn kept 9 for 25lbs including a sparkling 5 pounder; Wellington AC with 5 boats kept 41  for 90lbs.

We are now on to our weekly stocking program                                                                                                                                                                                                    

E & O E

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