WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER – BF2
FISH OF THE WEEK
WEEK ENDING 27TH NOVEMBER – DAVID GOSS 14.1LB RAINBOW
WEEK ENDING 4TH DECEMBER – DAVID MENZIES 14.2LB RAINBOW
WEEK ENDING 11TH DECEMBER – CRAIG FALLOR 8.1LB RAINBOW
A massive well done to our fish of the week winners, your all-day c&r tickets and scrumptious pies await you, after the thaw!
TOP 3 FLIES – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, CORMORANTS, and FABS.
Other successful flies were blobs, eggs, yellow dancer, eggstacy worms, cat bugs, Pittsford pea, damsels, mop flies, zonkers, hoppers, snakes, Rutland sparkler, shimmies, squirmies, size 20 wet flies, pink lures, beetles, puddle bugs, crunchers, hares ears, bloodworms, apps, pin fry imitations, Montana nymph, okay dokies, snatchers, humongous, tadpoles, grub imitations, stalking bugs, bunny leech, klinkhammers, top hats, daddies, emergers, ace of spades, cutthroat cat and suspended buzzers.
TOP COLOURS – Pink, chartreuse and yellow.
HOTSPOTS – The bridge shallows and the cabin side bay.
BEST LINE – Midge tip.
TOTAL NUMBER OF FISH CAUGHT – 491
NUMBER OF ANGLERS – 104
ROD AVERAGE – 4.72
THE TOP 20 RETURNS
- DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 16 fish using his old faithful beetles and buzzers on a floating line.
- BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 14 fish using shimmies and buzzers on various lines.
- CAMPBELL MORGAN – Safely returned 12 fish using shimmies, fabs and buzzers on various lines.
- ALAN SMITH – In just 3 hours, safely returned 11 fish including rainbows weighing 9.5lb, 9.2lb & 9lb and a blue weighing 8.5lb using stocking bugs on an intermediate line.
- CRAIG BINNIE – Safely returned 10 fish using squirmies, buzzers and eggs on various lines.
- ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 10 fish using buzzers and fabs on a floating line.
- ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 9 fish using shimmies and a puddle bug fished static under a sight indicator.
- JAMES MACKIE – Safely returned 9 fish using eggstacy worms fished static under a sight indicator.
- GEOFF APPLETON – Had a red-letter day catching 3 double figure rainbows 2 at 14lb and 1 at 11lb. He safely returned 8 fish using black zonkers and hoppers on various lines.
- TOMMY TURNBULL – Safely returned 8 fish including a rainbow weighing 11.3lb using size 20 wet flies and buzzers on a floating line.
- TYLER HOWELLS – Safely returned 8 fish using eggs, snakes, and shimmies on various lines.
- MARK HOPKINS – Safely returned 8 fish using eggs, fabs and diawl bachs on various lines.
- ROSS RAMSAY – Safely returned 8 fish using a cheese egg and white squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
- DAVID GOSS – Safely returned 7 fish including a rainbow weighing 14.1lb rainbow, 6lb tiger and a 6.7lb tiger using cat bugs, buzzers, and a Rutland sparkler on various lines.
- NORY MCNEIL – Safely returned 7 fish including a rainbow weighing 8.9lb rainbow and a 7lb tiger using a pink lure, squirmies and cormorants on various lines.
- COKER WILSON – Safely returned 7 fish using buzzers, cormorants and fabs on various lines.
- REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 7 fish using fabs and buzzers on a floating line.
- LORRI TAYLOR – Safely returned 6 fish including a 12lb rainbow and a 12lb brown using fabs and mop flies on various lines.
- TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 6 fish including a 7lb tiger using squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
- BILLY WILSON – Enjoyed his birthday fishing trip, he safely returned 6 fish using buzzers, cormorants and fabs on various lines.
- DAVID MENZIES – 14.2lb rainbow.
- DAVID GOSS – 14.1lb rainbow, 6lb tiger.
- GEOFF APLLETON – 14lb rainbow, 14lb rainbow, 11lb rainbow.
- DARREN SMITH – 13lb rainbow.
- ALAN DAVIDSON – 12.5lb rainbow.
- LORRI TAYLOR – 12lb rainbow, 12lb brown.
- TOMMY TURNBULL – 11.3lb rainbow.
- STEVEN LEE – 10.2lb brown.
- BILLY CLARK – 10lb rainbow.
- ALAN SMITH – 9.5lb rainbow, 9.2lb rainbow, 9lb rainbow, 8.5lb blue.
- GORDON SMITH – 9lb rainbow.
- NORRY MCNEIL – 9lb rainbow, 7lb tiger.
- CHRIS MENZIES – 8.6lb brown.
- STUART GLEN – 8.5lb tiger.
- TAM BROGAN – 8lb tiger, 6.7lb tiger.
- TRACY ALLAN – 7lb tiger.
- CAMPBELL BAILLEY – 6.1lb tiger.
- EDDIE VAUGHIN – 6lb tiger.
THE WINTER BIG FISH COMPETITION LEADERBOARD
(Competition ends March 2023)
- 1st – DAVID MENZIES – 14.2lb rainbow. BF2
- 2nd – DAVID GOSS – 14.1lb rainbow. BF2
- 3rd – GEOFF APPLETON – 14lb rainbow. BF2
A massive THANK YOU to all of the anglers that have joined us over the last few weeks, without your support and custom there would be no Burnhouse. We look forward to welcoming you back after the thaw.
- FLY FISHING ONLY.
- BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS, THIS RULE ALSO APPLIES TO ANGLERS ON KILL TICKETS.
- ALL ANGLERS MUST USE THE FISHERY NETS ONLY.
- NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
- NO FISHING FROM THE BRIDGE.
- EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME.
- NO BOOBIES, DOUBLE HOOK SNAKES OR SPIN FLIES.
- A MAXIMUM OF 3 FLIES TO BE FISHED AT 1 TIME.
- NO LURES FISHED STATIC UNDER A SIGHT INDICATOR.
- NO SPLIT SHOTS OR WEIGHTS.
- GROUND BAITING, THE USE OF BAITS AND SCENTED DIPS ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
- ALL FISH OVER 8LB, TIGERS AND BROWNS MUST GO BACK, UNLESS IN POOR CONDITION. THE DECISION TO KILL THESE FISH MUST ONLY BE MADE BY THE BAILIFF.
- BAG LIMITS ARE ACHIEVED FROM THE FIRST FISH CAUGHT, NO SELECTIVE KILLING. FISH MUST BE KILLED IMMEDIATELY AND SHOULD NEVER BE KEPT ALIVE IN KEEP NETS UNTIL THE END OF THE SESSION.
- ALL RETURNS MUST BE RECORDED WITH THE BAILIFF BEFORE DEPATURE, EVEN IF IT’S A BLANK.
- ALL ANGLERS ON KILL TICKETS MUST REPORT TO THE CABIN FOR WEIGH IN BEFORE GOING TO THEIR CARS.
- ANGLERS MUST NOT AID OTHERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR BAG LIMITS.
- CATCH AND RELEASE ANGLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO KILL FISH, KILL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE FISHING.
- WHEN FISHING CATCH AND RELEASE THE FISH MUST BE KEPT IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES, NEVER ON THE PODIUMS OR THE BANKING AND STRICTLY NO HANDLING.
- IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON ATLEAST 2 PODIUMS AFTER 5 FISH, WITH NO RETURN TO THAT PODIUM WITHIN 2 HOURS.
- ANGLERS MUST NOT STAY ON THE ONE PODIUM FOR MORE THAN 2 HOURS, UNLESS THEY REQUIRE TO DO SO DUE TO MOBILITY.
- ANGLERS MUST RESPECT OTHERS AROUND THEM; NO INSULTING OR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR WILL BE TOLERATED.
- NO PODIUM HOLDING, IF ANGLERS ARE LEAVING THEIR PODIUMS OTHER THAN FOR TOILET BREAKS, THEY MUST TAKE THEIR BELONGINGS WITH THEM.
- THE BAILIFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PERFORM BAG CHECKS.
ANYONE FOUND TO BE IN BREACH OF THESE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED AND NO RETURN VISITS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
SAFE CATCH AND RELEASE PROCEDURE
- Only use single, barbless hooks. Strictly no multiple hook snakes, double or treble hooks. Not just for catch and release but for kill tickets too.
- Due to the size and strength of our fish we ask that ALL anglers use a minimum of 8lb line, this is to reduce the number of fish being over played or snapping anglers line.
- Bring the fish to the net as quickly as possible. Over playing a fish causes stress and exhaustion and decreases the chance of survival.
- Unhook the fish as quickly as possible, keep the fish in the water. It is strictly forbidden for anglers bring the fish onto the banking or podiums as this removes the protective slime, increasing the chances of infections and diseases. Fish cannot breathe out of the water, any time spent out of the water drastically reduces the survival rate!
- If you have to handle the fish do so with wet hands, never with gloves on, this avoids removing the protective slime.
- If the hook is too deep to be removed, cut the line as close to the hook as possible.
- Avoid squeezing the fish as this can cause damage to internal organs.
- Take time to recover the fish, be patient as this can take some time especially in warmer weather. Support it gently until the fish is strong enough to swim away from you.
If you are struggling to recover or unhook a fish please call the bailiff for assistance, the decision to kill any fish whilst on catch and release must only be made by the bailiff.