Friday 08/04/2022 – Friday 15/04/2022
FISH OF THE WEEK – With 8 large doubles caught this week including 3 over 13lb, the fish of the week was incredibly close! This weeks top spot goes to ROBERT MCCOLL with rainbow weighing 13.7lb! Well Done, Robert!
FLIES OF THE WEEK – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, FABS and BEETLES.
Other successful flies were klinkhammers, crunchers, cormorants, damsels, sedges, cdcs, Griffiths gnat, spiders, hoppers, coch y bondhu, double humpy, yellow owl, black pennell, apps, eggs, mop flies, Ally McCoist, pink lures, blobs, shimmies, yellow dancers, millennium bugs, cats whiskers, eggstacy worms, squirmies, black zonkers, and various dries.
- REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 9 fish using yellow fabs on a floating line.
- STEVEN GRINDALL – Safely returned 3 fish using yellow fabs and black apps on a floating line.
- JOHN GRINDALL – Safely returned 5 fish using fabs on a floating line.
- JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 5 fish using beetles on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
- DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 12 fish including a 13.4lb rainbow using buzzers, beetles, fabs and crunchers on a floating line.
- WILLIAM RANKIN – Safely returned 3 fish using a white mop, Ally McCoist and a cormorant.
- COKER WILSON – Safely returned 8 fish using fabs and buzzers on a floating line.
- GORDON REID – Safely returned 3 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
- NATHAN STRACHAN – Safely returned 3 fish using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
- GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 1 fish using a pink lure on a floating line.
- SCOTT DOC – Had his best Burnhouse day to date, he safely returned 22 fish using yellow and red blobs on a floating line. He also had a double hook up, he has had double hook ups at other venues but admitted he didn’t know what to do as our fish fight so hard, after another angler kindly offered to net the fish, he managed to get them both in.
- GILLIES – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
- DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 8 fish including a rainbow weighing 11.8lb using buzzers, fabs, shimmies and a yellow dancer on various lines.
- TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 3 fish using beetles on a floating line.
- CAITLIN ALLAN – Safely returned 3 fish using beetles on a floating line.
- DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 8 fish using fabs and buzzers on a floating line.
- KEVIN CRAIG – Safely returned 1 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
- CODY KENNEDY – Safely returned 9 fish using blobs and a damsel on a floating line.
- COLIN WEATHERSPOON – Weighed in 4 fish for 9.9lb using orange fabs and millennium bugs.
- GRAHAM HOHHAN – Safely returned 5 fish using an orange fab on a floating line.
- RICKY BRAND – Safely returned 5 fish using sedges and buzzers on a floating line.
- MARK ARMITAGE – Safely returned 2 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
- DAVE BOLAND – Safely returned 2 fish.
- MIKE BLACKWOOD – Safely returned 2 fish using an eggstacy worm and a cats whisker on a floating line.
- FRANK DALY – Safely returned 4 fish using fabs on floating and fast glass lines.
- TAM BROGGAN – Safely returned 3 fish using an orange eggstacy worm on a floating line.
- GARY SNEDDON – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
- TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned beetles and buzzers on a floating line.
- CHRIS ALLAN – Safely returned 12 fish including a rainbow weighing 12.17lb using a red apps and dancers on a floating line.
- COLIN BALFOUR – Safely returned 1 fish using a size 18 dry on a floating line.
- GEORGE BROWNLEE – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.66lb and safely returned 1 using a cheese egg and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
- KYLE BURNS – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.88lb and safely returned 1 using eggs and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
- REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 10 fish using buzzers, olive shuttlecock and yellow fab on a floating line.
- DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 19 fish including a 11.5lb rainbow using buzzers and fabs on a floating line.
- ALAN HASTIE – Safely returned 11 fish using squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
- STUART YUILL – Safely returned 3 fish using buzzers, a black zonker and eggs on a floating line.
- PETE COLINS – Safely returned 6 fish using a hot head damsel, Griffiths gnat and spiders on a floating line.
- VINCE MANNING – Safely returned 6 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
- PAUL MADDEN – Safely returned 2 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
- SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 17 fish including a rainbow weighing 10.8lb using blobs and buzzers on a floating line.
- DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 6 fish using beetles and buzzers on a floating line.
- CRAIG FALLER – Safely returned 6 fish using a coch y bondhu, beetles, hoppers and a zonker on a floating line.
- CHRIS BEVERIDGE – Safely returned 1 fish using an olive cdc on a floating line.
THE BURNHOUSE PAIRS COMPETITION
A massive thank you and well done to all of the anglers that took part in the pairs competition.
The first half proved very difficult with the bright sun and flat calm; fish were being caught but it was a challenge!
The clouds rolled in as the anglers were eating lunch, along with a nice breeze, a sigh of relief could be heard amongst them all as the fish started rising! These conditions remained and the fish started biting in the second half!
The pair that ended up winning the competition, ate lunch thinking that there was no way they were in contention for any trophy other than the wooden spoon, they only had 2 fish in the first half!
Though the sport increased in the afternoon, the number of fish caught by pairs were less than they had caught individually when practicing during the week. To be expected though after the water had fished incredibly well all week and given the difficult conditions. Despite this, in true Burnhouse style, the laughter and banter never stopped, and it was yet another memorable and enjoyable day. And in true Maisy style, I fed them till they were fit to burst!
A total of 101 fish were caught, 3 double figure rainbows, 2 tigers, 2 browns and another victim claimed by Houdini.
BIGGEST FISH – Boab Mc 13.7lb
1st – Greg Howe – 10 fish
Aaron Kirkwood – 5 fish
2nd – David Eadie – 7 fish
Lawrence MacDonald 6 fish
3rd – Paul Price – 11 fish
Jim McIntyre – 1 fish
Donald forbes – 7 fish latest Houdini victim
Scot Mitchell – 3 fish
Boab Mc – 8 fish. 13.7lb rainbow
Johnny Porteous – 2 fish
Ross Cochrane – 7 fish
Declan Winters – 3 fish
Ryan Hume – 6 fish
Callum Dukes – 3 fish
Andy Mcaully – 4 fish
Brian Quinn – 3 fish
Tracy Allan – 5 fish
Chris Allan – 1 fish
Jim Anderson – 3 fish. 13lb rainbow
Jonno Mcdonald – 2 fish
David Mcrobert – 3 fish. 7.8lb rainbow
Dylan Mcrobert – 1 fish
Thank you to you all for a very enjoyable day.
- FLY FISHING ONLY
- ALL ANGLERS MUST USE THE FISHERY NETS ONLY
- NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
- BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS, THIS RULE ALSO APPLIES TO ANGLERS ON KILL TICKETS.
- 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 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.
- ANGLERS WILL NOT PASS JUDGEMENT ON OTHER ANGLERS METHODS OF FISHING, UNLESS THEY ARE BREAKING THE RULES.
- 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 lost and over played.
- 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.
- 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 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.