Linlithgow Loch Catch Report 01/04/19

Over the last week we have seen a small improvement in the weather and this has helped catches. Best flies are still cormorants and lures such as yellow dancers and blobs. Some anglers are now fishing the buzzer and with some success. It was refreshing to see that OAP Mr Easton fishing the bank had a fine brace of fish for 7½lbs using the good old black and peacock spider. Most modern anglers will never have heard of this fly but it can still do the business especially when there are a lot of snails on the move.


Favoured lines are still intermediates and sink or midge tips. Last Sunday we had Edinburgh Post Office out who didn’t do too badly returning 21 fish on catch and release. Best fish around 6lbs. Best flies were cormorants. On the same day Dunfermline Artisan kept 25 fish for 55lbs and returned five on catch and release. Gary Heseltine kept his four fish limit for 11lbs and returned three on catch and release on Monday. Paul Thomson had a fine overwintered rainbow of 6lbs on a cormorant and Mr McNicol returned five on catch and release including a fish of around 6lbs. Mr McNicol was fishing a halo FAB.


On Wednesday we hosted Grangemouth AC who are regulars and know the water. They kept 19 fish for 52lbs and returned four on catch and release. Best flies were buzzers and cormorants.


On Friday Nigel Muckle returned nine fish on catch and release on coral lure. Messrs Dunn and Smith both returned seven fish. Grangemouth man Willie McFarlane weighed in with a superb brace of trout for 9lbs. best was 5lbs.


On Saturday Falkirk Fly Dressers kept 18 fish for 50lbs mostly on d/bachs and buzzers. Seafield AC with three boats kept 12 fish for 32lbs again on buzzers and floating lines.

Brian Taylor returned six fish on damsels.


Brown Trout caught and returned Saturday 27th March'19


We continue to stock weekly.


We are now offering four-hour sessions at £15 for catch and release and £20 for a two fish kill ticket.


To book either phone the loch directly at 01506 671753 or book on our Bookings page to ensure you are not disappointed.


Graham Laurie


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