Fish Catch Report by Graham Laurie 13 May 2018

Over the last week the fishing has been a bit tricky despite a large head of fish in the loch.  Our anglers have been having to work hard to find pods of feeding trout.  We put this down to adverse weather and fluctuating atmospheric pressures.  Some days we are experiencing several complete changes in wind direction, not only is this putting the fish down it is also keeping the silt stirred up which upsets the clarity of the water.  The forecast is for amore settled spell – bring it on.

Despite all this fish have been getting caught.  Western AC kept seven fish for 19lbs and return 13 on catch and release.

Falkirk Fly Dressers kept 23 for 62lbs plus four returned.  ABC & D Club kept 20 for 63lbs and six returned.  Tom Smith returned eight on catch and release.

Edinburgh PO returned 18 on catch and release mostly on buzzers.  On the same day Craig Cowan returned a rainbow of around 8lbs and another around 5lbs.  Craig was fishing cormorants.  Balbeggie AC were out on Friday evening and despite very unseasonal conditions – cold blustery winds – they managed 11 fish for 29lbs.

Weather wise Saturday, 12th was a better day and the anglers fared fairly well.  Grangemouth with two boats kept seven fish for 23lbs.  Best fish 4lbs 8oz on a booby.  Mr Blackey and partner inadvertently went over their limit keeping nine fish for 27lbs.  Penicuik AC with three boats kept 13 fish for 36lbs and returned a further four on catch and release.  Waders AC with two boats kept 12 fish for 33lbs.

Best flies are still cormorants and buzzers but quite a few anglers are fishing the booby due to the colour in the water.

Evening sessions have now started and we also have a few day boats available for weekends.

Either phone the loch directly at 01506 671753 or e-mail linlithgowlochlodge@hotmail.com

F.A.F.A. - Linlithgow Loch Lodge, Linlithgow EH49 7ES           01506 671753            linlithgowlochlodge@hotmail.com

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