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Linlithgow Loch Catch Report - 03/04/2023 – 09/04/2023

The best catches went to anglers using F/lines, M/tips, F/glass, Di3/5 and 7 lines. Flies taking the most fish were Blobs, Buzzers, black/green Lures, Cats, Cormorants, Dancers, Humungous and Snake patterns.

There were 49 boats out over those days with 85 rods, 32 fish were kept, weighing 95½ lbs, and 235 fish were returned.

On Monday, Mr Hancock and partner returned 9 fish, Owen Brogan and Sandy kept 2 for 5 lbs and returned 1, Ian Baird out with Owen’s brother kept 2 fish for 8 lbs and returned 4, Donald McKenzie kept 2 weighing 5 lbs and returned 1.

Tuesday saw Mr Knight keeping 7 trout for 21 lbs and Tam Easton keeping 2 fish for 6 lbs and returning 4.

On Wednesday, Mr Maxwell and family members out in 2 boats fishing the Loch for the first time managed to catch 2 pike on buzzers, his 9 yr. old grandson was well pleased catching a fish weighing 4 lbs, Ali Fyvie and George Mackintosh returned 4 trout to the Loch, while John Lambert had a good day keeping 1 for 2½ Lbs and returning 5 including a pike.

Donald McKenzie out on Thursday kept 2 fish for 6 lbs and returned 3.

A busy Friday was a good day for most anglers, Nigel Muckle returned 14 fish, Mr Hawag returned 16, George Mackintosh and Robin Smith returned 3 while Ian Dobbie out on his own returned 7 trout as did Ali Fyvie fishing with Jim Mackie, Mr Sneddon did well by himself returning 6 fish caught on buzzers.

Saturday saw Bonnybridge AC with 8 anglers keeping 3 fish weighing 10 lbs and returning 34 including 3 pike, Alan McGregor returned 7 fish using buzzers with a midge-tip, Stewart Sneddon returned 10 again caught with buzzers on a floating line.

Fishing on Sunday, Leslie & Glenrothes AC 7 anglers kept 2 for 6 lbs returning 23 fish, Railway Inn fishing club out with 6 anglers kept 3 fish for 10 lbs and returned 20, Craig Cowan with Scott McLachlan returned 18 including a pike – see photos using floating lines and buzzers.

Ian Dobbie returned 20 taking buzzers on a midge-tip, Gavin Dunn with Jimmy Russell returned 10 including one at 41/2 - 5 lbs – see photo

while Mark Lawton with Freddie Paddon returned 9 trout.

We continue to stock regularly as seen on our Facebook page

Boats are available on most days for a full day or 4-hour sessions but to avoid disappointment please call 01506 671753 or book online in advance.

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