Fish Catch Report by G Laurie 6th March 2017

Here we are again.   The new season will kick off in less than a fortnight and as usual our hardworking committee members, with some friends of the loch, have been repairing and maintaining boats, lodge and sundry equipment during the winter.

We are pleased to say that we will be taking delivery of a new Wheely boat early in the season.   This will add greatly to the comfort of our disabled anglers.    We would like to thank the following, whose funding has made this possible

Land Trust; West Lothian Council; Landfill Community Fund and the Wheelie Boat Trust.

This wonderful boat is being built to our specifications by Coulam Boats.

The loch itself has wintered well and although we have had cormorants for most of the winter, they have not appeared in their usual numbers and we expect to see a fair number of over wintered fish – especially those in 3lb to 6lb range to have survived as part of remainder of stocked fish from last season.   The stocking for this season begins on Thursday 9th March

The recent heavy winds and rain have put a wee bit of colour into the water, especially at the top end (East end).   This should clear in the next week or so.   Anglers seeking the grown-on fish should try looking for them at the end if past seasons are anything to go by.

I would say that best early season lures will be black and green tadpoles; ace of spades and various dancers.    Best flies should be cormorants and daiwl bachs on a midge tip line.

Once more we respectfully remind our anglers not to fish too light a line.   Anything less than 8lb nylon or FL carbon will not stand up to the savage takes.

We wish you all Tight Lines for the New Season

For more information, please see our website www.fafa-linlithgowloch.org.uk.

The Diary will be at the loch from 15th March

– contact them direct on 01506 671 753

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