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Linlithgow Loch Catch Report - 22/05/2021 - 28/05/2021

As I write the weather seems to, at last, have settled down a bit. Last week it was a bit mixed to say the least. Most anglers are still favouring diawl bachs and buzzers but some are sticking to favourite lures like boobies and cats whiskers. Certainly, with a bit of summer colour in the water the brighter lures show up well.

Last Saturday, 22nd, Balbeggie AC kept 34 trout for 88lbs mostly on boobies and Dennis the menace buzzers. Dunfermline Townhill AC also had a good day keeping 33 trout for 93lbs, again on boobies and buzzers. Scott Hamil kept his four fish limit for 11lbs on buzzers below a FAB.

On Sunday, Rosyth Civil Service kept 34 fish for 99lbs, best flies were green pea and diawl bachs. Falkirk Municipal had two anglers out on catch and release tickets and one who wanted fish to take home on a kill ticket. The two on catch and release returned 10 fish best around 5lbs on cormorants and diawl bachs on a midge tip. The kill ticket guy blanked, “nae luck”. Jim Russel had a poor day but returned two fish including a five pounder. George Telford and his young boat partner returned 11 fish on buzzers and diawl bachs. The laddie had one around 7lb.

During the week A Reid kept his four fish limit for 11lbs on bibio. Ron Thompson kept two for 7lb on buzzers and Charlie Grosvenor returned four also on buzzers.

We had the usual faces out on Friday. Nigel Muckle and partner returned 10 on various lures and buzzers. Ian McDougal returned three, Jim Russel returned 10 on buzzers and Jim Fairley kept two for 6lb and returned seven. Jim was fishing a black rabbit.

As yet we had had no reports of weed growth hindering angling.

We continue to stock weekly and all areas of the loch are fishable.

Boats are available for most days for full day or 4-hour sessions but to avoid disappointment please call 01506 671753 or book online in advance. Evening sessions have now commenced and anglers can fish from approximately 4:30 pm until dusk.


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