On Sunday, 18 April 10 boat anglers and one bank fisher caught a total of 36 fish. Several of them blanked but the anglers who were catching were mainly fishing boobies, buzzers and fabs on a midge tip or Floating line were the ones who were catching.
Monday and Tuesday saw a total of 10 anglers catch 17 trout with those fish being caught on either black and green fritz lures, damsels, buzzers and diawl bachs.
Wednesday and Thursday saw our weekly stocking of 700lb. This influx of fish allowed 18 anglers on kill tickets to catch 24 fish weighing 74lb while those fishing catch and release managed to bring 64 fish to the net. Of those fish which were caught most were taken on midge tip lines using buzzers, coral boobies, diawl bachs or black and green lures.
Our Friday regular customers had mixed fortunes with Nigel Muckle and partner killing four fish for 17lb 18oz and releasing a further 14 caught on buzzers. Keith Anderson and partner landed eight fish for 23lb but most other fishers only managed one or two fish. Of these caught the killing flies were buzzers and boobies.
Saturday, 24 April saw IBM Freshwater AC land 23 fish for 61lb (best Rainbow was 6lbs 6oz) and released a further two, while Waders AC land five fish for 18lb. Ian Dobbie had 11 on a catch and release ticket with the remaining anglers either blanking or catching one or two fish. Saturdays catches were taken mainly on a floating or midge tip line using cormorants, buzzers, diawl bachs or a viva.
As part of our efforts to encourage anglers to continue coming to Linlithgow Loch we have an up-to-date Facebook page which allows all to see the loch being stocked on a weekly basis with quality fish.
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.