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Weekly report – 23rd of October

After weeks of flat calms, it was great to see a ripple on the water. The fish are cruising around just under the surface and feeding aggressively, spurring on the excitement of anglers. Those dark nights are drawing in quicker and the frosty mornings are becoming more frequent. This time of the year has the unpredictable weather, but it also has the beauty and the best sport!

 

FISH OF THE WEEK- There were several double figure fish caught, but only 1 managed to get weighed CRAIG McILHONE smashed his P.B by netting a stunning 10lb rainbow! Well done Craig!

FLIES OF THE WEEK- This week’s top 3 flies were the yellow dancer, daiwl bachs and stalking bugs. Other successful flies were bloodworms, gold humongous, pink dancer, hot head mini silver lure, white rabbit, black nymph, cdc buzzer, emerger, cormorants, hot head damsels, fabs, beetles, Griffiths gnat, gold sparkler, the daddy, sedgehog, black Pearl minkie, damsels, buzzers, eggs, yellow owl, shimmies, blobs, orange dancer and a black dancer.

PAUL ROE weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 9oz caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.

JOHNATHAN MOONEY weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 1oz caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line, he had a fantastic day beating his dad!

JOHN McGRADDIE safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a blood worm on a floating line.

ALLAN DOWNIE thoroughly enjoyed his day, he safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a gold humongous and a pink dancer both on a floating line.

BILLY McPHERSON weighed in 2 rainbows for 8lb 7oz.

ALLAN SMITH safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a mini hot head silver lure of his own design, unfortunately, that day due to a “dodgy hook” he dropped around 8 fish! He returned the next day on a mission to have a better day and he did! He safely returned 6 rainbows of a “good size” caught on a similar fly and a sedgehog.

HUGH MOORE weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 4oz and safely returned a beautifully coloured rainbow weighing approximately 9lb. He caught these using a black nymph and a white rabbit both on a floating line.

COLIN MARSHALL safely returned a rainbow caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.

BILLY HAISTIE safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a cdc buzzer and an emerger on a floating line.

CRAIG McILHONE was extremely impressed by the condition of the 5 rainbows he safely returned. He beat his P.B twice! The successful flies for him were a tequila fab, hot head damsel and a cormorant all on a floating line.

WULLIE CARR safely returned 2 rainbows one of which was a double-figure fish! He caught these using a beetle and a griffiths gnat both on a floating line.

TONY STEIN weighed in 2 rainbows for 11lb 3oz caught using a hot head damsel and a gold sparkler on a floating line.

DEREK GRAHAM weighed in a blue trout for 3lb caught using a daddy on a floating line.

JIM ANDERSON safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a black pearl back minkie on a floating line and fast retrieve.

MARGARET HORNAL it was Margaret’s turn to catch the dinner this week, she weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 8oz caught using one of her favourite flies a blue daiwl bach on a floating line.

STEVEN HALL had a great evening session, he safely returned 3 rainbows including one at 9lb 7oz caught using a white rabbit and a damsel.

GORDON FERGUSON notorious for attracting the larger Burnhouse trout safely, returned a rainbow weighing approximately 10lb and another for 3lb 7oz. Both caught using a yellow daiwl bach on a floating line.

DONALD FORBES who hadn’t fished Burnhouse for several years had “a very enjoyable day”, he safely returned 6 rainbows including 3 at approximately 8lb! He caught these using buzzers, a fab and a white egg all on a floating line.

JOHN LLOYD decided last minute that he was going fishing and it proved to be a great decision! He safely returned 2 rainbows including one at 8lb 1 oz caught using a yellow owl and a cormorant on a floating line.

ROBERT GRANGER relatively new to fly fishing absolutely nailed it on his first visit to Burnhouse! He safely returned 9 rainbows including his new P.B weighing 8lb 4oz , he said: “that fish nearly pulled my arm off, what a fight!”. Stalking bugs were the successful flies for him, white and olive.

STEVEN McGOWAN definitely earned top rod this week safely returning 13 rainbows caught using a cat bug, various shimmies (all on sale at Burnhouse) and a rriffiths gnat. What a day Stevie, well done!

JONNO McDONALD safely returned 8 rainbows including 2 weighing over 8lb. The biggest of his fish was caught on a “Megs Fancy” a shimmy designed by 11 year old Megan which is now also available to buy at Burnhouse. He also caught using an orange dancer, green daiwl bach and a black dancer.

IAN DON safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow owl on a floating line.

BRIAN CRAIG weighed in 1 rainbow weighing 4lb 2oz caught using a white blob on a floating line.

 

A reminder that Burnhouse Lochan is closed on a Monday and Tuesday, and open from 8am – dark, the property gates are closed and padlocked at night to ensure health and safety.

Amongst other livestock there is a large herd of red deer, at this time of the year the stags are full of testosterone so we advise that there should be no dog walking or out of hours “visitation”.

 

It’s been a brilliant week, we have thoroughly enjoyed reading and hearing all the of the reviews. Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to seeing you again.

 

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly report – 16th of October

With the brown trout spawning and the fish gorging on fry in preparation for the months ahead, it’s not hard to imagine what the top flies for this week have been. The fish are feeding immeasurably more, anglers are experiencing the thrill of the chase and aggressive takes, those “big bow waves” from our larger fish, in particular, adding to the adrenaline rush. The weather has been a lot more settled, those frosty mornings, sunny days & flat calms have been stunning. The combination of the beautiful weather, picturesque scenery and the great fishing have had our anglers leaving with smiles on their faces and an eagerness to return.
FISH OF THE WEEK- This week’s top spot goes to AARON KIRKWOOD who has only been fishing Burnhouse for 2 weeks and has smashed his P.B here for the second time! He safely returned a very impressive 11lb 4oz rainbow! Well done Aaron, I wonder if you will smash your P.B this week again!
FLIES OF THE WEEK- This week’s top flies were humongous lures, blobs, eggs and buzzers. Other successful flies were a dunkeld sparkler, black rabbit, black & gold mini lure, black dancer, green Montana nymph, red & silver mini lure, orange & gold mini lure, Sir Alex Ferguson, cormorants, yellow snatcher, Adams, okay dokey, yellow shimmy, pink lures, peach squirmy worm, millennium bugs, pin fry imitation lure, orange lure, fabs, Ally McCoist, green mini lure, cats whisker, orange stalking bug, yellow dancer, tequila fab, sedgehog, hoppers, the daddy, sedges, damsels, Kate McLaren, red hopper, pink squirmy worm, f*ck up, peach squirmy worm, invicta and daiwl bachs.

DAVID GARTSHORE on his much loved Friday evening session safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a black dancer, green Montana nymph and a gold humongous all in a floating line.
CALLUM CRAIG on his first visit to Burnhouse safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a black & gold mini lure on a floating line. “I will definitely be back.”
AARON KIRKWOOD with his newfound addiction to Burnhouse safely return 11 rainbows between 5 & 11lb 4oz, caught using a dunked sparkler, black rabbit and gold humongous all on a floating line and fast retrieve.
MARK ANTONY safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow & white egg and a pink egg under a sight indicator.
ALLAN DOWNIE has had 2 very successful sessions this week safely returning 8 rainbows between 4lb & 9lb caught using a cats whisker, pink blob, pink lures and a gold humongous all on a floating line.
JOHN IRVINE enjoyed his short session, he safely returned 1 rainbow weighing approximately 8lb caught using a green mini lure on a floating line.
ALLAN FULTON safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a silver humongous on a floating line.
CHARLES DEVINE JNR fishing a 2-hour evening session safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a fab and an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
GORDON FERGUSON weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 8oz and safely returned 2 10lb rainbows caught using a cormorant and an orange lure both on a floating line. Later in the week, he weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 9oz caught using an orange blob.
PAUL ROE weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 7oz caught using a pin fry imitation on a floating line.
JOHN McGRADDIE had a fantastic day safely returning 8 rainbows, 1 double-figure and 1 around 8lb caught using a pink lure, orange blob and a millennium bug all on a floating line.
ANDY RICHMOND who hasn’t visited Burnhouse for years says “what a place this is now!” He safely returned 12 rainbows all of “amazing condition” caught using an orange egg and a yellow shimmy under a sight indicator.
WULLY CARR had another successful day with his Adams and an okay dokey, he safely returned 3 rainbows. The adams is proving to be his go-to fly these days.
RONNIE TURNBULL safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow snatcher and a cormorant on a floating line.
JIMMY MILLER safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an Alex Ferguson on a floating line.
LARRY FINDLAY enjoyed his day out, he safely returned 2 rainbows one estimated to be between 8-10lb. He caught these using an orange & gold mini lure and a red & silver mini lure both of his own design.
CHARLES DEVINE SNR had a cracking day beating his son at fishing! He safely returned 2 rainbows one weighing 8lb 1oz both were caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
NEIL BRUCE safely returned 1 rainbow weighing between 7-8lb caught using a hopper on a floating line.
EDDIE HUNT weighed in 2 rainbows for 8lb 1oz caught using an Alex Ferguson on a floating line.
ALLAN SMITH safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a sedgehog under the surface on a floating line.
FRED PADDON safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a tequila fab on a floating line.
SCOTT McCARROL started his day saying “I only usually manage to catch one fish if I’m lucky anywhere I go!” He left with a smile on his face after safely returning 4 rainbows 1 weighing 8lb 3oz and another weighing 6lb 5oz! He caught these using a tequila blob, pink blob, white blob and a green blob on an intermediate line.
JORDAN SNEDDON weighed in 2 rainbows for 11lb 8oz caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
MASON HEWITT safely returned 3 rainbows caught using an orange stalking bug and a yellow blob on a floating line.
JIM HORNAL enjoyed his day in the sunshine with his wife Margaret, he weighed in 1 rainbow for 7lb caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
SCOTT KIRK enjoyed his 2 hour session safely returning 3 rainbows caught using a red hopper on a floating line.
JAMES THOMSON weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 7oz and safely returned 2 more rainbows, he caught these using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.
JAMES McINTYRE weighed in 1 rainbow weighing 3lb 7oz and returned a double-figure fish caught using a daddy on a floating line.
JOE MURPHY had a brilliant day safely returning 5 rainbows caught using a millennium bug and a fab all on a floating line.
JOHN POLLOCK enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 6oz caught using a damsel on a floating line.
BILLY BRYERS also thoroughly enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse “great wee fishery and hard fighting fish” he weighed in 3 rainbows for 10lb 5oz and safely returned 2 caught using a pink blob and a sedge on a floating line.
DAVE McTAGGERT safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a daddy and a buzzer on a floating line. “The fish are in great condition”.
JOHN McCULLOCH safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a buzzer and a hopper on a floating line.
COLIN GRAY weighed in 3 rainbows for 10lb 8oz caught using a yellow buzzer on a floating line. “What a fight you get from the fish in here!”
IAN DON safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a pink squirmy worm and a f*ck up on a floating line.
GRAEME BELL traveled from afar to fish our beauty fishery and it definitely wasn’t a wasted journey. He weighed in 3 rainbows and a blue for 14lb 2oz and safely returned 2 rainbows. He caught these using an olive bloodworm, shuttlecock buzzer, Midas and a brown & gold lure. He was impressed by the condition and the hard fight of our fish. It was a pleasure to meet you Graeme.
ANDY McALPINE loved his day out, he weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 1oz and safely returned a fish around 10lb “what a fight, I didn’t think it was ever going to give up, I just couldn’t do anything with it!” He caught these using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
ALAN WATSON enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse safely returning a rainbow estimated to be around 8lb caught using a red sedgehog on a floating line.
JONNO McDONALD safely returned 10 rainbows caught using a peach squirmy worm, daiwl bach, gold humongous, cinnamon & gold and a pink buzzer.
MAY ANDERSON safely returned 8 rainbows caught using a red sedgehog, Peter Ross, invicta and a butcher all on a floating line.

Unfortunately, we feel the need to recap on some of the rules here at Burnhouse:
*Anglers should only use SINGLE barbless hooks.
*ALL tickets purchased entitle anglers to use only ONE rod at a time, multiple rod use is strictly forbidden.
*Rod share is allowed but only ONE rod should be used between the anglers.
*ALL fish over 8lb, tigers and browns MUST be returned to the water and time should be taken to recover them, please do not take these fish out of the water, if you are unsure please keep the fish in the water until assistance arrives. Our grade A fish are expensive to buy in especially our double figure fish. These fish should only be killed if they will not return or are in poor condition and that decision should only be made by the bailiff.

* When fishing a catch and release ticket please keep the fish in the water whilst unhooking and take the time to safely return the fish. DO NOT use dry hands to handle the fish and the fish should NEVER be placed on our platforms or bankings. We pride ourselves on the quality of the fish we stock and we wish to maintain those high standards.
*Catch and release anglers are NOT permitted to kill fish and give them to anglers fishing kill tickets.
* If you find yourself on a hotspot and there are other anglers on the water please move on after 5 fish to allow other anglers to fish that spot.

It’s been a great week here at Burnhouse, we have seen some spectacular sport and great returns. Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to seeing you again.

Tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly report – 9th of October

What a week we have just had! One day glorious sunshine, the next torrential rain and severe flooding! Typical Scottish Autumnal weather, you just don’t know what to expect, even the weather forecasters can’t get it right! The one thing that remained consistent though was the fishing; The temperature has dropped, the fish are feeding more aggressively, the returns have been amazing and the anglers ecstatic!

FISH OF THE WEEK- Our very own MAY amazed anglers on her break by netting a perfectly conditioned 16lb rainbow! A challenge was set for anglers to beat her fish and some very impressive fish were landed, however, unfortunately, none topped hers and she earned her bragging rights. We will be hearing about that one for a very long time.

FLIES OF THE WEEK- This week’s top 3 flies were humongous, black pennell and cormorants. Other successful flies were daiwl bachs, orange dancer, green dabbler, olive cruncher, yellow dancer, viva, green & white nomad, black & silver lure, peach egg, buzzers, adams, sedgehog, pink squirmy worm, cat’s whisker, apps bloodworm, pink & white lure, dawsons olive, silver spider, gold muddler, red tag muddler, yellow owl, goldie lure, egg fly, Peter Ross, butcher, cutthroat cat, hot head green & black mini lure and a cinnamon & gold.

 

DAVID GARTSHORE enjoyed his regular Friday evening session, he safely returned 3 rainbows caught using an orange dancer, daiwl bach and green dabbler. He also lost a double, the double has always escaped him. You will get your double one day Davie!

ARRAN KIRKWOOD had a fantastic couple of sessions safely returning 15 rainbows ranging between 5- 10lb 2oz caught using an olive cruncher, gold humongous and cormorants all on a floating line. He is now addicted to Burnhouse!

DAVID SUTTIE weighed in 4 rainbows for 14lb 8oz caught using a black pennell on a floating line.

IAN BROWN took home 1 rainbow caught using a black pennell on a floating line.

ALLAN MEEK safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer and a daiwl bach on a floating line.

JOE MURPHY safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a pearly back cormorant on a floating line.

LIAM BROWN safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a viva on a floating line, beating his dad, the score we will not mention 😂.

JAY MILLAR caught his first ever fish on the fly and then another 2 to top it all off WELL DONE Jay! He caught them using a green & white nomad and a black & silver lure both on a floating line.

MARK ANTHONY had a very successful day safely returning 4 rainbows and a beautiful wild brown estimated to be around 1.5lb! He caught these using a peach egg under a bung and buzzers. Well done Mark!

WULLIE CARR got the fight of his life from not 1 but 2 Burnhouse beauties, 7lb & 8lb rainbows caught using an adams and a sedgehog on a floating line. The adams has proven to be a very successful fly for Wullie in the last couple of weeks.

STEVEN LAING had a brilliant first visit to Burnhouse he safely returned 7 rainbows caught using cormorants on a floating line.

SCOTT LAIRD had one of the best days he’s ever had weighing in 3 rainbows for 13lb and safely returning another 12 caught using a pink squirmy worm, cat’s whisker and an apps blood worm all on a floating line.

IAN DON was delighted with his days fishing netting a stunning 11lb rainbow and safely returning another 3 rainbows caught using a pink & white lure and a yellow dancer both on floating lines.

ALLAN DOWNIE said: “there’s no fish in here I’ve had a terrible day!” Whilst laughing because it could not be further from the truth, he safely returned 7 including a 9lb 9oz rainbow! He caught these using a silver spider, silver cormorant and a gold muddler all on a floating line.

ANNE MARIE HODGSON had a fantastic 2-hour session safely returning 2 rainbows caught using a muddler with a red tag. We look forward to your next visit, Anne.

SCOTT ANDERSON thoroughly enjoyed his day safely returning 5 rainbows, 3 ranging between 6lb and 10lb “some fish!” caught using a yellow owl and a Dawson’s olive both on a floating line.

JIM MARSHALL fishing Burnhouse for the first time in years said “what a place, one of the best in the area, I will definitely be back!” He weighed in 2 rainbows for 9lb 3oz and safely returned another 5 caught using a goldie lure and an egg fly both on a floating line.

KYLE BURNS definitely had what the fish were after. He was striking into fish that often he had May asking if he had power bait on! He weighed in 2 rainbows for 8lb 7oz, safely returned 7 others and lost just as many! He was fishing a peach egg under a bung.

JONNO MCDONALD safely returned 8 fish caught using an orange dancer, black pennell and a cinnamon & gold all on a floating line with a figure of 8 retrieve.

MAY ANDERSON safely returned 10 fish including the 16lb fish of the week, caught using a butcher, cinnamon & gold, Peter Ross, silver cormorant, silver humongous and a hothead green & black mini lure all on a floating line.

 

What a fantastic week we have had! Here is hoping next week is just as successful. A huge thank you to all of our anglers this week, it has been a pleasure as always. We look forward to seeing you again.

 

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly report – 2nd of October

The temperature has dropped and the fishing has become a little easier. There are fewer natural hatches but during the Autumn months trout gorge on fry to prepare for the months ahead when their metabolism slows down. With an abundance of pin fry and sticklebacks in our water it’s time to look out those imitation lures, daiwl bachs and cormorants will do the trick too. The weather may be a bit miserable in the next few months but the fishing certainly won’t be!

 

FISH OF THE WEEK- This week’s top spot goes to GORDON NORVIL who was not deterred by the dreich Autumn weather and was rewarded with a 10lb 4oz beautiful rainbow. Well done Gordon!

FLIES OF THE WEEK- This week’s top flies were “wee magic” Kate McLaren, ace of spades, buzzers and spiders. Other successful flies were cutthroat cat, gold head nymph, hot head damsel, gold head daddy, invicta, cruncher, black lure, orange dancer, pink blob, black zonker, daiwl bach, viva, pin fry imitation, hares ear, yellow dancer, g&h sedge, Ally McCoist & a woolly bugger.

 

JAKE HUMES safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.

GORDON FERGUSON weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 5oz caught using a daiwl bach, he also safely returned 3 browns.

IAN CHAPMAN weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb 6oz caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.

ARCHIE JARDIN weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb 3oz caught using a viva on a floating line.

IAN DON safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a Kate McLaren and a greenwells spider on a floating line.

STEVEN McWILLIAMS weighed in 1 blue for 2lb 4oz caught using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line, he also safely returned a 5lb rainbow that was “too beautiful to kill”.

ALLAN SMITH safely returned a double-figure rainbow caught using a g&h sedge on a floating line.

ALLAN DUNLOP weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 5oz caught using a cruncher on a floating line.

IAN MITCHELL weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 10oz caught using a black lure.

DAVID BOLAN weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 3oz caught using an ace of spades on a foot line.

JOHN GRAHAM weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 5oz caught using an orange dancer on a floating line.

JOHN STEWART weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 2oz caught using a pink blob on a floating line.

DARREN PEOPLES weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 10oz caught using a black buzzer on a floating line.

GEOFF APPLETON safely return 2 rainbows both over 6lb caught using an ace of spades and a black zonker on a floating line.

ALLAN DOWNIE safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a greenwells spider on a floating line.

LEWIS CONNAR beat his p.b netting a stunning fully finned 9lb rainbow caught using a black buzzer on a floating line. He then upped his game by catching “a monster” pin fry on a bloodworm 😂 wee thing had definitely bitten off more than it could chew 😂

JAMES THOMSON weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 3oz caught using a gold head daddy and an invicta on a floating line.

JIM McINTYRE weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 3oz caught using a hot head damsel on a floating line. He also safely returned a rainbow over 8lb.

ALEX TEMPLETON weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 8oz caught using a gold head nymph on a floating line.

GORDON NORVIL safely returned a 10lb 4oz rainbow caught using a black & green spider on a floating line.

SCOTT ANDERSON safely returned 1 rainbow weighing approximately 6lb and lost another on a cutthroat cat floating line.

IAN BROWN weighed in 2 rainbows for over 13lb and also caught another rainbow all using an ace of spades on a floating line.

IAN WHITFIELD JNR safely returned a rainbow weighing approximately 6lb caught using a hares ear on a floating line.

IAN WHITFIELD SNR safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a woolly bigger and a pin fry imitation on a floating line.

JONNO McDONALD safely returned 4 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.

MAY ANDERSON safely returned 11 caught using Kate McLaren, hares ear, buzzers and sedges all on a floating line.

 

This week we welcomed the long-awaited return of the “legendary” Burnhouse steak pie and the anglers could not have been happier! To avoid food waste could we ask that anglers who wish to purchase a pie inform us at the beginning of their session, that way we are only heating what we require.

With the rise in COVID cases and the tightening of restrictions could we please ask that;

*All anglers sanitise their hands at the sanitising station before entering the cabin.

*All anglers wear face masks when in the cabin.

*No more than 2 anglers in the cabin at the one time.

*Anglers bring own nets and rods, rod hire will be unavailable until further notice.

*All anglers abide by the social distancing guidelines.

*Anglers pay by card or bring the correct money where possible to avoid change being handed out.

 

We will be sanitising all surfaces and toilets hourly. Gloves will be worn whilst handling food, hot drinks & handling money. We won’t be handing out tickets unless anglers require the receipts.

We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport so let’s work together as a team and do our bit to prevent the spread of this destructive disease!

 

Burnhouse Lochan is closed on a Monday and Tuesday with the exception of bank and public holidays. Could we ask that all anglers book in advance, the best number to get us on is 07949220511.

Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to seeing you again!

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Weekly report – 25th of September

The leaves are starting to change colour and there is a morning frost, Autumn is arriving and this week it couldn’t have been more beautiful. Flat calms, glorious sunshine, dew on the grass & cobwebs and the most breathtaking sunsets amplifying the beauty of our Lochan. There have been several large hatches of olives & sedges this week which has seen at times the water bubble with fish feeding.

The team have been working long and hard this week to complete the cabin, what a stunning transformation! Watch out on Facebook next week for those pics. More podiums have been replaced, the bridge end has been weeded (the return of “swamp thing” May) and we are currently undergoing the gruelling task of cutting those gorse bushes you all “love”. We only want the best for our anglers.

 

FISH OF THE WEEK- This weeks top spot goes to LIAM BROWN who whilst fishing with his dad Steven landed a stunning 14lb rainbow! What a fish Liam, well done!

FLIES OF THE WEEK- There was a definite favourite colour combination this week BLACK & GREEN, anything from buzzers to lures were irresistible to the trout. The top flies were “wee magic Kate, buzzers, damsels and green & black fritz. Other successful flies were cormorants, claret hopper, cutthroat cat, orange nomad, blood worm, Adams, green & black buzzer, green & black wotsit, green & black cormorant, green & black zonker, green & black snatcher, green & black lure, black & green spider, daddy, yellow dancer, fiery brown emerger, pin fry daiwl bach, black dancer, hot head hares ear, red sedgehog, green Montana nymph, f*ck up, olive nymph, viva, cinnamon & gold, soldier Palmer, ace of spades, teal blue & silver and a claret bumble.

 

MARTIN MAXWELL weighed in one rainbow for 7lb 10oz caught using an ace of spades on a floating line.

GORDON NORVAL safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a black & green spider on a floating line.

REG DUNBAR safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 at 8lb caught using a spider and a daddy on a floating line.

MARK ANTHONY safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a buzzer on a floating line.

DAVIE GARTSHORE weighed in 4 rainbows for 13.85lb caught using a size 10 silver red & green cormorant.

STEVEN BROWN safely returned 7 rainbows caught using a hot head hares ear, f*ck up, olive nymph and a viva all on a floating line.

LIAM BROWN safely returned 2 rainbows including the F.O.W at 14lb caught using nympths on a floating line.

JIM MARSHALL weighed in 3 fish for 14.74lb caught using Kate McLaren and a black dancer on a floating line.

ARTHUR FULLY weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb caught using a damsel on a floating line. He also safely returned an 8lb 4oz rainbow also caught using the same damsel.

TOM GRAY safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a firey brown emerger and a pin fry daiwl bach on a floating line.

ARCHIE FISHER weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.47lb caught using a black & green fritz on a floating line.

WULLY SMYLIE weighed in 2 rainbows for 6.4lb and safely returned another rainbow caught using a yellow dancer and a black & green fritz on a floating line.

RONALD TURNBAL safely returned 4 including 12lb & 6lb rainbows caught using a black & green snatcher on a floating line.

JIMMY MILLER safely returned 2 including a rainbow estimated to be between 8-10lb caught using a black & green zonker on a floating line.

JOE MURPHY safely returned 2 caught using a silver cormorant on a floating line.

GORDON FERGUSON took home 2 rainbows and safely returned a 12lb rainbow caught using a black & green cormorant on a floating line.

CAMMY LEITCH safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a black & green lure on a floating line.

WULLIE HOWIT safely returned 2 including a huge rainbow which put up that much of a fight it broke his rod, both caught using a black & green wotsit fished under a bung.

DAVID SLAVEN safely returned 2 caught using a green & black buzzer on a floating line.

WULLIE CARR safely returned 8 including a 12lb 8oz rainbow caught using an adams on a floating line.

JIMMY JONES weighed in 1 rainbow for 6lb caught using a blood worm on a floating line.

JIM ANDERSON JNR safely returned 4 rainbows including 1 at 9lb caught using a claret hopper, cutthroat cat, damsel and orange nomad all on a floating line.

TONY MASTERSON safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.

ADAM JONES safely returned 2 caught using a red sedgehog on a floating line.

JONNO McDONALD safely returned 4 caught using a green & black Montana nymph on a floating line.

MAY ANDERSON safely returned 9 caught using a Kate McLaren, cinnamon & gold, soldier Palmer, teal blue & silver and a claret bumble all on a floating line.

 

With the COVID restrictions tightening again could we please ask:

*Anglers bring where possible the correct money to avoid a change being handed out.

*All anglers sanitise there hands regularly especially before entering the cabin, there is a sanitising station next to the door.

*All anglers wear face masks whilst in the cabin.

*Anglers bring own nets.

*Please adhere to social distancing guidelines.

*All anglers book in advance.

 

It’s been a great week here at Burnhouse, we would like to thank all of our new visitors and our regulars! Here’s hoping next week is as successful as this one.

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Weekly report – 18th of September

This glorious weather is a warm welcome from the torrential rain and winds that ended last week. The birds are singing, there is an abundance of butterflies, dragonflies and damsels adding to the beauty of our Lochan. Testosterone is flowing through the stags who have been roaring much to the excitement of our anglers. The fish are feeding on and just below the surface so those flat calms and strong sunshine haven’t proved to be a challenge for our anglers.

FISH OF THE WEEK- Pipped at the post for last week’s top spot JONNO MCDONALD secured it this week with a 12lb 8oz rainbow!

FLIES OF THE WEEK- This week’s top 3 flies were “wee magic” Kate McLaren, ace of spades & cutthroat cat. Other successful flies were the orange dancer, fab, black & green blob, black & silver fritz, yellow dancer, woolly bugger, cats whisker, gold cormorant, black & green snatcher, hot head ace of spades, black hopper, viva, black ant, dabblers, sunburst dancer, orange blob, black & green spider, black spider, daddy, black & green fritz, blue flash damsel, Griffiths Gnat and a blue flash dancer.

 

MARTIN SHEERER smashed his P.B netting an 11lb 4oz rainbow caught using a fab on a floating line, he also safely returned another rainbow caught using a black & green blob.

NEIL MCINTOSH safely returned 4 rainbows 2 over 6lb caught using a woolly bugger, black & silver fritz and a yellow dancer all on a floating line.

DAVIE GARTSHORE has had an amazing week safely returning 14 rainbows caught using a Kate McLaren, cats whisker & dabblers all on a floating line. Davie is one of our most hardened regulars, standing all day in torrential rain and strong winds that do not phase him one bit! It is proving to be when he has the most success. That’s dedication!

JORDAN DUNCAN safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a sunburst dancer, orange blob and cutthroat cat all on a floating line.

JOE MURPHY safely returned a 7lb rainbow caught using a gold cormorant on a floating line.

RONNIE TURNBULL had a fantastic day safely returning 7 rainbows caught using a black & green snatcher on a floating line.

JIMMY MILLER safely returned 6 rainbows all of “an impressive size and strength” caught using a cutthroat cat on a floating line.

WULLIE CARR weighed in 2 fish for 6lb 8oz caught using a hopper on a floating line, he also safely returned a double-figure rainbow, a brown trout and 4 other rainbows caught using a hot head ace of spades.

SHAZ BHATTI who only fished for an hour with his son safely returned 2 rainbows of “a good size” caught using a viva on a floating line.

HUGH RANKIN safely returned 3 rainbows, unfortunately we have no notes of the fly used.

JIM JONES safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a black ant on a floating line.

MARTIN MAXWELL weighed in 1 rainbow for 7lb 15 caught using an ace of spades on a floating line, he also safely returned a wild brown.

GORDON NORVAL safely returned 3 caught using a black & green spider on a floating line.

REG DUNBAR safely returned 2 rainbows including one around 8lb caught using a black spider and a daddy on a floating line.

JONNO MCDONALD keeping to his reputation for attracting the big fish he safely returned 6 rainbows all over 6lb and one lump at 12lb 8oz caught using a Kate McLaren, orange dancer and a blue flash dancer.

WEE ROSE is learning more and more every week, she is casting better and catching BIGGER! After a 9 minute hard fight she managed to net a 7lb rainbow! Incredible for a 9 year old beginner! She caught this fish stripping a blue flash dancer on a floating line.

MAY ANDERSON safely returned 8 caught using a blue flash damsel, an ace of spades, black & green fritz and a Kate McLaren.

GARY MCLURG after just half an hour on the water safely returned 2 caught using a Griffiths gnat on a floating line.

 

A reminder that Burnhouse Lochan is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays with the exception of bank and public holidays.

* All anglers on a catch and release ticket MUST return ALL fish to the water, if you wish to keep fish please purchase a kill ticket before your session. Fish should be kept in the net whilst unhooking and never on the podiums.

*Could we also ask that all anglers report back to the cabin on departure, this is to ensure that we have an accurate record of stock levels and so we have all of the information required for the fishery report. We also love to hear your stories and receive feedback.

 

Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to seeing you again.

 

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly report – 11th of September

We have had a very productive week here at Burnhouse, the Bothy is nearing completion just in time for the dreich autumn weather. The team has been working hard to create the perfect escape for anglers from the cold harsh weather ahead and I am sure you will all be amazed and appreciate the transformation.

We have had a few challenging days of flat calms and varying temperatures; however, there is now a chill in the air, a welcome chill which seen the fishing improve towards the end of the week.

 

FISH OF THE WEEK- This week top spot goes to GORDON FERGUSON who netted a hefty 15lb rainbow! One of 3 big fish that he safely returned to the water! Well done Gordon that’s a mighty big fish!

FLIES OF THE WEEK- This week top 3 flies were buzzers, cormorants and “that wee beauty” Kate McLaren. Other successful flies were the yellow dancer, olive damsel, daiwl Bachs, black cdc emerger, fab, green & black zonker, clan chief, gold head black spider, greenwells spider, black & green marabou lure, the daddy, kingfisher butcher, cinnamon & gold and a black pennell.

 

JONNO McDONALD was pipped at the post for the fish of the week! He safely returned a stunning 14lb rainbow caught using an epoxy buzzer on a floating line.

LUKE LEARNMAN made his grandad very proud netting an 8lb 7oz rainbow caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.

DAVIE GARTSHORE stood in the torrential rain all day but he had “an amazing day” safely returning 3 rainbows, 2 over 8lb. He caught them using a Kate McLaren and a buzzer on a floating line.

WULLIE SMILLIE safely returned a 7lb rainbow caught using an olive damsel on a floating line.

GERRY McENTEE safely returned a 7lb rainbow caught using a buzzer on a floating line.

MARK ANDERSON safely returned a 7lb rainbow caught using a clan chief on a floating line.

CALLAN STEWART had “great fun beating his friend!” He safely returned 5lb & 7lb rainbows caught using green & black zonker on a floating line.

ROBERT MASON safely returned an 8.5lb rainbow caught using a fab on a floating line. He said his arm was killing him after the fight he got from that fully finned beauty.

GORDON KELLY was amazed at the condition of his 5lb rainbow caught using a fab on a floating line pulled fast across the surface. He also safely returned a stunning wild brown caught using a buzzer.

ALAN MEEK nailed it in the flat calm and strong sunshine! He safely returned an 8lb rainbow which had taken BOTH of his daiwl bachs! He was exhausted after the fight which lasted 15 minutes! He then went on to safely return a blue caught using a black cdc emerger. The highlight of the day for Alan though was catching one of our wild browns weighing over 1lb also caught using the cdc emerger.

JOHN LLOYD was delighted with his days fishing safely returning a fully finned 8lb rainbow caught using a black shipmans on a floating line.

ALLAN DOWNIE safely returned a 9lb rainbow caught using a greenwells spider on a floating line.

GRAHAM LEITCH weighed in 1 rainbow for 8lb caught using a millennium bug on a floating line.

PAUL ROE weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 8oz caught using a black and green cormorant on a floating line. He also returned a 10lb rainbow caught using the same fly.

GORDON FERGUSON had outstanding days fishing safely returning 3 fish in 1 hour for over 35lb! He also weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 3oz. All were caught using a black and green cormorant on a floating line. Well done Gordon you definitely earned bragging rights for those days of fishing!

ARCHIE McCLAREN safely returned 3 rainbows and a brown caught using a daiwl bach and a Kate McLaren on a floating line.

ALAN HERRING thoroughly enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse weighing in 2 fish for 5lb 1oz caught using a daddy and a green & black marabou lure on a floating line.

FRASER STEWART weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb caught using a gold head black spider on a floating line, he also safely returned a 7lb rainbow.

MAY ANDERSON safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a Kate McLaren, kingfisher butcher, cinnamon & gold and a black pennell all on a floating line.

 

It’s been a cracking week here at Burnhouse, here’s hoping next week is even better!

Thank you to all of our anglers, it was a pleasure as always! We look forward to seeing you again.

 

Tight lines for the week ahead

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Weekly report – 4th of September

It definitely wasn’t a week for the fair weather fisher! Thankfully the miserable weather did not deter the hardened anglers and we have seen some amazing sport here at Burnhouse.

With daddy season in full swing, it’s not hard to imagine what the top fly this week was and it gave anglers the rush of the surface take. For the majority of the week, the fish have been just under the surface, spurring excitement when the larger fish are feeding. One gentleman said, “it was like torpedos were travelling across the water!”

 

FISH OF THE WEEK- This week’s top spot goes to one of our regulars IAN DON who landed a 13lb rainbow caught using a Greenwell’s spider. Well done, Ian!

FLIES OF THE WEEK- This week’s top flies were the daddy, Kate McLaren, spiders and the yellow dancer. Other successful flies were a pink squirmy worm, yellow lure, damsels, sedge, Ally McCoist, Daiwl Bach, hot head damsel, Greenwell’s spider, hot head humongous, silver humongous, black gnat, beetle and a blue flash dancer.

 

EDDIE HUNT weighed in 1 for 3lb caught using a Daiwl bach on a floating line.

GRAHAM LEITCH weighed in 1 for 5lb 8oz caught using a daddy on a floating line.

JIM ANDERSON JNR safely returned 3 stunning rainbows weighing 10lb 8oz, 9lb 5oz and 8lb 7oz caught using a yellow dancer and a hothead damsel on a floating line with a fast retrieve.

IAN DON had a very memorable evening safely returning a fin perfect 13lb rainbow caught using a Greenwell’s spider on a floating line. He then went on to net another beauty weighing 8lb 5oz caught using a yellow dancer also on a floating line. Later in the week he safely returned a 10lb rainbow caught using a pink squirmy worm static under a bung. What a week Ian!

ALLAN DOWNIE was ecstatic with his evening session safely returning 3 rainbows all over 7lb caught using a hot head silver humongous on a floating line. Later losing this fly to “a monstrous fish” he played this fish for over 10 minutes and he didn’t get a chance to see it, it stayed strong and deep. “The one that got away“ it’s still there awaiting your next visit.

IAN McDONALD safely returned 1 caught using a black gnat on a floating line.

DOUGIE CRAWFORD weighed in 1 rainbow for 7lb 4oz caught using a daddy on a floating line.

ALAN HASTIE thoroughly enjoyed his day safely returning 5 caught using a daddy and a beetle on a floating line. What a day Alan well done.

BRIAN McGREGOR safely returned an 8lb 5oz rainbow caught using a black spider on a floating line. “What a beautiful fish and a memorable fight”.

JIM ANDERSON SNR safely returned an 8lb 3oz rainbow caught using a silver humongous on a floating line. The humongous proving to be Jims go to fly at the moment.

JACK THOMSON after an “epic” fight safely returned a 10lb 7oz rainbow caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.

JAMES McINTYRE weighed in 1 rainbow for 7lb 10oz caught using a spider on a floating line.

GEOFF APPLETON safely returned 2 rainbows both estimated to be around 5-6lb caught using a yellow lure on a floating line.

KYE GOLDIE safely returned 1 blue caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.

ALEX BANATINE safely returned an 8lb rainbow caught using a daddy on a floating line.

COLIN MARSHALL safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a damsel on a floating line.

ROBERT TAYLOR safely returned 2 rainbows one weighing 9lb caught using a daddy on a floating line.

STUART McINTOSH safely returned 1 caught using a sedge on a floating line.

ROBERT RANKIN went home with a sore arm after the fight he got from 2 9lb rainbows! Both were caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line. “I’ll be back!” Glad to hear it Robert we look forward to your next visit.

JONNO McDONALD safely returned 3 rainbows 2 weighing 8lb and the other 3lb, the smaller putting up as good a fight as the big guys! All 3 were caught using a blue flash dancer on a floating line.

 

There were some pretty impressive fish caught this week and I have heard tales of even bigger from our anglers; one gentleman, in particular, caught 2 for 25lb however we don’t have it down on our records so unfortunately, we can’t put a name to this outstanding catch. Please check in with us on your departure so we can keep a good record of the fish caught and your experience with us.

 

Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to seeing you again.

 

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly report – 28th of August

The flat calms and torrential rainfall this week proved to be to the advantage of the fish. However, the difficult conditions did not disappoint. Anglers were left in a state of awe at the mirror-like water reflecting the picturesque surroundings, stunning sunsets and the deer playing in and around the water.

FISH OF THE WEEK- The top spot is shared by MICHAEL JOLLY and JIM ANDERSON both catching 11lb rainbows. Well done guys!
FLIES OF THE WEEK- The too 3 flies were Kate McLaren and Daiwl Bachs. Other successful flies were a grey owl, buzzers, black & blue fritz, cats whisker, black zonker, black ant, cutthroat cat, mini yellow dancer, humongous and cinnamon & gold.

JORDAN DUNCAN safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a Kate McLaren, black & blue fritz and a cats whisker on a floating line.
MICHAEL JOLLY safely returned a stunning 11lb rainbow caught using a daiwl bach on a floating line.
ALAN MEEK safely returned 2 caught using a grey owl and a buzzer on a floating line.
GORDON COLLEY “had his best ever days fishing” safely returning 3 rainbows all over 8lb caught using a black zonker.
DAVIE GARTSHAW safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a black ant and a Kate McLaren on a floating line. The biggest one weighing 8lb gave him a fight that made his arm ache afterwards.
EITHAN PARROTT safely returned a stunning blue caught using a cutthroat cat on an intermediate line.
GRAHAM LEITH safely returned a 7lb rainbow caught using a daddy on a floating line.
JIM ANDERSON JNR safely returned an 11lb rainbow caught using a mini yellow dancer on a floating line.
JIM ANDERSON SNR safely returned an 8lb rainbow caught using a silver humongous on a floating line.
MAY ANDERSON safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a Kate McLaren and cinnamon & gold on a floating line. The biggest weighing 12lb.

There is an abundance of daddies, spiders, buzzers, pin fry and sticklebacks in and on the water at the moment. Worth stocking up on those imitations before your next visit.

Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to seeing you again.

Tight lines for the week ahead.

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Weekly report – 21st of August

This “summer” the easterly wind has been predominant –  a great headache for anglers because when mixed with strong sunshine fishing becomes a challenge! Despite this, we have still had a week that has seen some impressive fish being landed and anglers P.Bs being smashed! It is a great achievement to not only net a fish in challenging conditions but to look at the net and think “this nets not going to be big enough!” The combination of quality fish and tranquil surroundings have had some of our first-time visitors leaving with smiles on their faces and an eagerness to return. This is why we have so many regulars, there’s something that little bit more special about Burnhouse – even on a bad day when the fishing is hard, the wildlife and atmosphere surrounding our picturesque Lochan relax the mind and soul.

FISH OF THE WEEK- This week’s top spot is shared not just by name but by very impressive fish ALLAN MEEK & ALLAN DOWNIE both netting 15lb rainbows! Well done to both Allans!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were Kate McLaren, Daiwl bach and buzzers. Other successful flies were the boobie, Klink hammer, Peter Ross, black rabbit, black fritz, white wotsit, yellow dog nobler, humpy, green & yellow cormorant, orange wotsit and orange snatcher.

JIMMY JONES weighed in 1 fish for 2lb 7oz caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.

THOMAS WATT safely released a stunning 10lb rainbow caught using a boobie on a floating line.

LARRY FINDLAY “what a great day I’ve had, I won’t forget this one, I’m so glad I came!” he safely returned 3 caught using a Klink hammer on a floating line. His catch included a blue estimated to be around 8lb “I seen the big mouth engulf my fly and I knew this was going to be a good fish and fight.” It was great to hear your feedback Larry and we are chuffed you had a great day.

ALLAN DOWNIE had a very memorable evening netting 3lb, 9lb & 15lb rainbows caught using a Peter Ross and Kate McLaren on a floating line.

GRAHAM LEITCH weighed in 1 for 2lb 11oz caught using a cdc buzzer on a floating line. It was a hard day but Graham a first-timer to Burnhouse soaked in that relaxing atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed his day. Thank you for your feedback Graham we look forward to seeing you again.

JIM MARSHALL after an incredible fight broke his P.B netting a rainbow for 11.5lb caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line. We are delighted for you, Jim!

ALAN MEEK on a day when most struggled safely returned 3 including a hefty 15lb rainbow caught using a Daiwl bach & black rabbit on a floating line.

IAN HEPBURN weighed in 2 fish for an impressive 13lb 4oz caught using a Daiwl bach and a black Fritz on a floating line. Well done Ian.

GEOFF APPLETON safely returned 2 caught using a white wotsit and a yellow dog nobler on a floating line.

PAUL ROE weighed in 1 for 2lb caught using a bumpy on a floating line.

DAVID DUNNE was delighted with his first visit to Burnhouse “I’d have had such a great time even if I didn’t catch what a beautiful place!” David caught his P.B rainbow weighing 6lb and in perfect condition.

MAY ANDERSON safely returned 5 caught using a Kate McLaren and orange snatcher on a floating line.

JONNO McDONALD safely returned 1 caught using an orange wotsit.

WEE ROSE safely returned 1 caught using a buzzer on a floating line.

 

Hope the weather will be more favorable to us next week.

A big thank you to all of our anglers, we look forward to seeing you again.

Tight lines for the week ahead!

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