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Linlithgow Loch Catch Report - 21/03/2022 - 27/03/2022

There have been 39 boats out in the past week. There were 70 rods, 63 fish were kept, weighing 165lbs, and 161 fish were returned. The water is clearer, which is probably the reason for this.

On Monday, Mr Brogan, Mr Mills, and their boat partners caught five fish between them for 18 lbs, while Donald McKenzie kept two fish for 7 pounds 8 ounces. There were 11 anglers out on Tuesday. Mr Stewart and his boat partner caught 9 trout, contributing to the 45 that were caught. Four anglers out Wednesday kept 4 fish for 13lbs and returned 10. As a mark of respect for a colleague, we were closed on Thursday. Thirteen anglers out on Friday, 3 fish kept for 9lbs and 69 returned. The best catches were Nigel Muckle and his boat partner with 28 (yes 28!) rainbows on various blobs, Robin Smith with 11, Mr Stewart and his partner with 11, and Ian Dobbie with 9.

Falkirk Fly Dressers kept 6 fish for 19lbs between 2 boats and returned 28 on Saturday. Freddie Paddon, Mr Saunders and Mr Bathgate returned 8 trout, and Robin Lambert kept one for 4 pounds and returned two. We had 6 fish returned by Mr Murphy and Mr Golding on the bank.

Sunday saw Falkirk Municipal A.C. fish with 10 anglers and keep 14 rainbow trout for 37 pounds, 6 ounces, returning eight to the loch. Cupar A.C. with 4 boats caught 18 trout weighing 53lbs 6oz, also returning 9.

Fast-Glass, Di3, Ghost Tip and M/Tip lines with black/green lures, also, various coloured blobs, cats, cormorants and (for the first time) buzzers used on Sunday taking the most fish. The east end of the Loch offered the heaviest fish.

Many anglers again commented that they were getting lots of tugs and losing a lot of fish. Be aware, you may think you’re catching weed and pulling your line out of the water, but fish are nipping flies/lures gently.

We still continue to stock quality trout on a regular basis - as seen on our Facebook page

Boats are available on most days for a full day or 4-hour sessions (9 - 4 pm) but to avoid disappointment please call 01506 671753 or book online in advance.


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