Due to the weather and Covid restrictions we have had another quiet week on the Loch. Despite the cold winds we have noticed some very good fly hatches so it should not be long before the fish switch on to the buzzers. At the moment black and green lures and cormorants are still favourite.
On Saturday, 20th some lads from the Gilmerton Club kept 17 fish for 25lbs all on black and green lures. Mr Jack returned four on cormorants. Waders AC with two boats kept seven for 20lbs – best fish 4lb 10ozs.
Mr Malcolmson returned six on black and green lures on intermediate line and Craig Cowan fishing the bank returned 13 fish including two around 5lbs.
On Sunday, Messrs Dobbie and Cowan returned 19 fish mostly on snakes. Trevor Gibson kept three for 10lbs and Charlie Wilk and partner kept five for 14lbs and returned four including one between 4lb – 5lb all on black and green lures.
Craig Cowan was out again on Monday and returned eight on a fast glass line and a green pea. On Tuesday Messrs Boyle and Grant kept four for 13lbs and returned four on various cats.
On Thursday, regular angler Ken Wood kept two three pounders and returned 12 on cormorants and midge tip. Alex McGregor and partner kept a limit bag of eight for 20lbs and returned four again on cat's whiskers. Loch helpers Jim Russel and Gavin Dunn went out for a wee session and returned 12 fish using dancers and midge tip. Best fish around 5lbs.
Friday was a disaster weather wise and only stalwart Alastair Fyvie braved the elements and returned four fish.
We continue to stock weekly and the loch holds a good head of fish. When the Clubs finally manage to travel, they should do alright at Linlithgow.
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.