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Weekly report – 31st of July

Typical Scottish weather! Anglers were wearing shorts one day and winter warmers the next! The constant change in the weather and air pressure meant that fishing was a little more challenging; perseverance was the key to success! Hopefully, the weather will be a little more settled in the week ahead but just in case pack those waterproofs into your car for raining “auld wives and pike staves”  days.

FISH OF THE WEEK – Mike Johns safely returned a stunning 11.25lb rainbow caught using a black lure. Well done Mike what a cracking catch!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were the Pheasant tail nymph, damsel nymph and the humpy. Other successful flies were an amber and red bug, black lure, grizzle cat, grunter, buzzer, Zulu, orange dancer, viva, Ally McCoist, Kate McLaren, Griffiths gnat, black spider, silver cormorant, yellow owl and hares ear.

LARRY FINDLAY was ecstatic with his day fishing and safely returning 2 impressive rainbows one at 10lb and the other 7lb, both caught using a size 12 pheasant tail nymph on a floating line.

GRAEME ANDERSON safely returned a 10lb rainbow caught using a size 12 Kate McLaren on a floating line.

ALLAN DOWNIE safely returned a fin perfect 9lb rainbow caught using a size 20 silver cormorant on a floating line. You know when Allan has hooked into one of our bigger fish as you can hear his shouts of delight from the other end of the Lochan. It always makes my day to see his big cheesy grin and hear him celebrate. He also returned a 3lb rainbow caught using a humpy.

SANDY BROWN safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an Ally McCoist on an intermediate line.

IAN DON safely released a 3lb rainbow caught using a humpy on a floating line.

JONNO McDONALD safely returned 3 caught using a Zulu and an orange dancer on a floating line, his catch included 2 stunning blues 7lb & 3lb and a 10lb rainbow.

WEE ROSE who is 8 years old and just learning how to fish safely returned 2 caught using a viva and an orange dancer on a floating line. Her first fish was a 3lb blue and gave her a very hard fight, she remained calm and focused. PLAYED IT LIKE A PRO! You go, girl!!

CONNAIRE DIVER weighed in 2 for 8lb caught using a grizzle cat on an intermediate line.

CONNER MOORE caught 1 using a grunter on a floating line static with the occasional twitch. Then fishing the washing line, with a fab on point and buzzers on his droppers he safely returned an 8lb rainbow which took the buzzer on his top dropper.

MARK MACSWEEN weighed in 1 for 2.75lb caught using a pheasant tail nymph on a floating line.

MIKE JOHNS safely returned a very impressive 11.25lb rainbow caught using a black lure on an intermediate line.

MICHAEL OHARE safely returned 10.5lb rainbow caught using a black lure on an intermediate line.

MARK ANDERSON weighed in one for 2.75lb caught using a pheasant tail nymph on a floating line.

JAMES JONES weighed in one rainbow for 3lb 5oz caught using an amber and red bug on a floating line.

BILL FLETCHER weighed in one rainbow for 5lb 7oz caught using a damsel nymph on a floating line.

MAY ANDERSON safely returned 5 caught using a hares ear, Griffiths gnat, damsel nymph and a yellow owl all on a floating line.

We have a very exciting and productive week ahead of us, the new kitchen has finally arrived and is being fitted in the lodge as well as new flooring. Those pies you keep asking about, well, it’s shouldn’t be long now before their return! Look out for the transformation on our Facebook page we can’t wait to share it with you!

Thank you to all of our anglers this week, as always it is a pleasure having you at our fishery and we look forward to your return!

 

Tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly report – 24th of July

This week it wasn’t just the fishing that has had the anglers talking but also the wildlife of our beautiful Burnhouse loch. It is always a joy to watch our resident red deer grazing along the banks. Midweek we had a flying visit from a regular to our fishery – an osprey. What a spectacular view to see it soaring above the loch looking for a spot of lunch. Beautiful little kingfisher was spotted sitting on his little perch by the waterside that Gary made for him. The Canada geese gosling has been learning to fly. Even the otter visited to teach us a lesson on how to catch the fish. Our anglers thoroughly enjoyed the relaxation of watching nature at its finest whilst doing the sport they love! Burnhouse is so much more than just a fishery, it’s a little escape to the country full of peace, beauty and tranquillity.

FISH OF THE WEEK David Spinks safely returned a very impressive fully finned 15lb rainbow! Well done David, what a fish!
BAG OF THE WEEK Robert Chalmers weighed in 2 fish for 16lb 3oz caught on a size 14 Kate McLaren.
FLIES OF THE WEEK This week’s top 3 flies were Damsels, cut throat cats and cdc buzzers. Other successful flies were Kate McLaren, orange dancer, golden olive bumble, daiwl bach, double humpy, buzzers, black spider, black fritz, yellow dancer, silver butcher, gold head whisky fly, Ally McCoist, hollow graphic nymph, yellow owl and Griffiths gnat.
KEVIN NIELSON weighed in 1 fish for 4lb 8oz caught using a damsel on an intermediate line, he also went on to safely release a stunning 11lb rainbow using the same fly.
DAVID SPINKS safely returned a HUGE 15lb rainbow caught using a damsel on a floating line. A fish and fight that he will never forget!
RAY MARTIN safely returned a very impressive 13lb 8oz rainbow caught using a damsel on a floating line.
ROBERT CHALMERS had a day to remember weighing in 2 fish for 16lb 3oz using size 14 Kate McLaren on a floating line and then went on to safely return a 10lb rainbow. His first fish weighing 10lb put up an incredible 25-minute fight, however, sadly could not be returned to the water.
DAVID COWIE safely returned an 8lb rainbow caught using a damsel on a floating line.
WULLIE MARR safely returned 1 caught using a cdc buzzer on a floating line.
JONNO MCDONALD had a fun-filled evening session safely returning 4 impressive rainbows weighing 13lb 8oz, 10lb and 2 at 6lb caught using an orange dancer, golden olive bumble and a cdc buzzer.
JAMES MARSHALL weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 6oz caught using an orange dancer.
LORN SMITH weighed in 1 for 5lb 7oz caught using a cut throat cat on an intermediate line.
DEREK DAVIDSON safely returned 4 weighing 10lb 4oz, 9lb 8oz, 9lb and 8lb caught using a daiwl bach, red-cheeked buzzer and a double humpy on a floating line.
BILL FLETCHER weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 2oz caught using a black spider on a floating line.
KEVIN PALMER weighed in 1 for 2lb 8oz caught using a black fritz.
JOHN HUNTER safely returned 2 fish for 20lb caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
ALEX CLELLAND safely returned a beautiful 9lb rainbow caught using a silver butcher on a floating line.
CRAIG ANDERSON safely returned 2 caught using a gold head whisky fly on a floating line.
BILLY HOWLE safely returned 2 caught using an Ally McCoist on n intermediate line.
JORDAN DUNCAN safely returned 2 using a cut throat cat on a floating line.
JORDAN CROALL safely returned 1 using a hollow graphic nymph.
MARTIN MACATEE weighed in 1 for 5lb 8oz caught using a cut throat cat on a floating line.
IAN LOWRIE safely returned 2 caught using a Griffiths Gnat on a floating line.
STUART MCINTOSH safely returned “3” using a blue bodied cormorant. We say “3” because after an epic fight he safely returned a rainbow estimated to be around 9-10lb and that same fish took the exactly the same fly on his very next cast. Some people say catch and release doesn’t work because once a fish is jagged it stops feeding. Well, I think that theory has just been truly scrubbed!
MAY ANDERSON safely returned 3 caught using a yellow owl, klink hammer and cinnamon and gold.

Well, what a fantastic week we have had! A huge thank you to all of our anglers, we look forward to seeing you again.

Tight lines!

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Weekly report – 17th of July

We have had a very productive week at Burnhouse Lochan! The cabin has been sanded and repaired, ready for a fresh coat of varnish before the new kitchen arrives. The benches in the bbq hut have been widened to accommodate our new and extremely comfortable mattresses when catering for future overnight guests. The podiums and pathways are being repaired and let’s not forget the grueling task of weeding. We aim to give our anglers not only a great day fishing but ensure that our beautiful fishery is also maintained to the best possible standards so that you can relax and enjoy the peaceful and stunning surroundings.

FISH OF THE WEEK

This week’s top spot is shared by Ben Kelly, Kevin Palmer, and Sandy Brown all catching stunning 10lb rainbows. Well done, guys!

FLIES OF THE WEEK

This week’s top 3 flies were Fritz, double humpy, and yellow owl. Other successful flies were buzzers, hot head damsel, Daiwl Bach, cats whisker, orange blob, green shimmy egg, dunkeld, foam beatle, black hopper, orange egg, gold head damsel, black pennell and the Burnhouse faithful the Griffiths gnat.

FRASER LINDSAY safely returned 2, caught using buzzers on a floating line.

HOWARD PENNY safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a hot head damsel on an intermediate line.

ALAN DOWNIE has had a great week safely returning 4 using double humpy, Daiwl Bach and black pennell on a floating line. His catch included a 6.5lb and a 5.5lb both rainbows and both with amazing full tails which ensured fights that had him buzzing with excitement.

KEVIN PALMER caught a 10lb rainbow on a black fritz this fish was safely released to fight another day.

BILLY MILLAR safely returned 1 caught using a black and red cats whisker on an intermediate line.

BEN KELLY had a very memorable day safely returning a 10lb and a 9lb9oz rainbow caught using an orange blob, well done Ben what a great day!

JORDAN DUNCAN safely returned 3 caught using a black and green fritz on a floating line.

THOMAS FERGUSON safely returned 2 impressive rainbows caught using a green egg shimmy.

GEOFF DICKSON safely returned a stunning 5lb rainbow.

STUART CAMERON safely returned a beautiful 9lb 4oz rainbow caught using a black and green fritz on an intermediate line.

FRANK DONNELY safely returned a 3lb rainbow caught using a black fritz on a floating line.

GEOFF APPLETON safely returned 1 caught using a Dunkeld on a floating line.

WULLY CARR weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 8oz caught using a black hopper on a floating line.

TOBY ROUGHTON safely returned a 3lb rainbow caught using a foam beetle on a floating line, he was ecstatic with the impressive fight this fin perfect rainbow gave him.

ANDREW FLANNIGAN safely released 2 caught using a yellow owl and an orange egg.

IAN BROWN weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.5lb caught using a yellow owl on a floating line.

GRAEME INGLIS weighed in 1 rainbow for 5lb 6oz caught using a green and white fritz on an intermediate line.

SANDY BROWN safely released a stunning fin perfect 10lb rainbow caught using a gold head damsel nymph on a floating line.

GARY MCDONALD salefy returned 2 using the Burnhouse faithful the Griffiths Gnat on a floating line.

Even though our larger doubles escaped the net this week our smaller yet still very impressively sized hard fighting grade A fish have certainly put a smile on our anglers’ faces and a mighty bend in their rods!

Thank you to all of our anglers this week, please continue to give us feedback we love hearing all your stories of great days of fishing.

Tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly report – 10th of July

Only the brave ventured out in the torrential rain this week however those who did were rewarded. Saturday has seen the best days sport, when in between the showers the fish went into a feeding frenzy, particularly loving the chase – much to the enjoyment of our anglers. Undoubtedly, Burnhouse comes alive after a good shower of rain.

We also had the pleasure of welcoming back some friends from the Cumbernauld British Legion this week who all thoroughly enjoyed their day with us, it was good to see you all and we are delighted you had a good day.

 

FISH OF THE WEEK – JONNO MCDONALD caught a stunning 12lb rainbow using an orange dancer.

BAG OF THE WEEK – COLIN MCLEAN weighed in 1 rainbow for 7lb 4oz caught using a f*ck up.

(I had never heard of a f*ck up before and thought that he was having a carry on with me. However, when he showed me the lure I realised it was real. We had a good chuckle with him about how would I write about it on the fishery report LOL!).

FLIES OF THE WEEK – The top 3 flies were orange dancers, Griffiths gnat and cut throat cats. Other successful flies were yellow owls, daddies, coral dancers, green and yellow lures, f*ck ups, orange bugs, orange Fritz, daiwl bachs, hothead damsels, blue flash damsels, and black suspended buzzers.

 

ANDY FLANIGAN weighed in 2 rainbows for 5lb 5oz caught on a yellow owl. He also went on to safely return 4 using a cut throat cat on a floating line.

NEIL FLANIGAN weighed in 1 for 2lb 6oz and released a double-figure rainbow caught using a daddy.

JOHN HUNTER weighed in 1 for 3lb 4oz caught using a coral dancer on an intermediate line.

EDDIE HUDGETON weighed in 1 for 5lb 7oz caught using a green and yellow lure on an intermediate line.

COLIN MCLEAN weighed in 1 rainbow for 7lb 4oz caught using a f*ck up on a floating line.

BILLY CAMPBELL weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 5oz caught using an orange bug on a floating line.

ALEX MORTON weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb caught using an orange fritz on a floating line.

JONNO MCDONALD what a day he had safely returning 4 impressive rainbows 12lb, 7lb, 6lb and 4lb! Caught using an orange dancer on a floating line doing a very fast roly poly retrieve. His arm was “killing him” after the fight they gave.

MARK GRAY safely returned a beautifully colored 5lb rainbow caught using an orange dancer on a floating line.

JORDAN CROAL had a brilliant day sport safely returning 6 using a cut throat cat on an intermediate line.

JORDAN DUNCAN safely returned 3 using a Daiwl Bach and Griffiths Gnat on a floating line.

SANDY BROWN weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 8oz caught using a Griffiths Gnat, he also went on to safely release an 8lb rainbow, well done Sandy.

SHOLTO PRIOR weighed in 1 for 2lb caught using a hot head damsel, unfortunately, he lost a double-figure fish on a green and yellow bug, it is still there waiting on your next visit.

GRANT BARR on his very first visit to Burnhouse caught 2 stunning rainbows for 16lb! Caught using a blue flash damsel and a black suspended buzzer. He thoroughly enjoyed his day taking in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings Burnhouse has to offer. His wee happy face made our day!

JIM MCMAN safely returned an 8lb rainbow caught using a black spider on a floating line this fish certainly gave him a fight to remember and “he will be returning very soon” for some more of that “addictive hard fighting action.”

WULLY McCRACKEN weighed in 1 for 2lb 8oz using a Griffiths Gnat on a floating line.

KEVIN PALMER weighed in 1 rainbow for 2 lb caught using a Griffiths Gnat on a floating line later losing his fly to one of our bigger fish.

FRASER LINDSAY chuffed with his evening session, safely returned 2 hard fighting fish including conditioned 9lb blue using buzzers on a floating line.

 

Burnhouse Lochan is currently undergoing a renovation of the cabin so we are currently unable to provide refreshments, anglers should for the time being bring their own to the fishery.

Please be aware –  all fish over 8lb, tigers and brown trout should be safely returned to the water. We have a set of portable scales, so if you require a weight, signal over to Gary or May and we will happily weigh the fish for you. Please use only barbless hooks and make sure that all fish caught on a catch and release ticket is kept in the water, whilst unhooking and then safely released. These measures are required to prevent any damage, disease or distress to the fish.

Thank you to all our anglers this week, we look forward to your return.

Tight lines!

 

 

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Weekly report – 3rd of Jul

What a week we have had at Burnhouse Lochan! We had to experience the beauty of the changeable “Scottish summer” weather. The sun has been hiding this week which should have been ideal fishing weather, however, that cold east wind stuck around and kept the fish deep.  Thankfully, later in the week it changed the direction and we got to see some fantastic top of the water action!

FISH OF THE WEEK – we have a tie for top spot this week Mark Love and Alan Downie both catching stunning 12lb blues. Both were safely released to fight another day.

BAG OF THE WEEK – most of our anglers this week have been catch and release however Eddie Hunt weighed in 1 rainbow for an impressive 8lb.

FLIES OF THE WEEK – this week’s top 3 flies have been buzzers, pink damsels and floating beatles. Other successful flies included black shipman’s, daiwl bach, orange and pink eggs, black penal, claret hopper, hares’ ear, damsels and daddies.

Fraser Lynsey caught 2 on a black shipman’s using a floating line, both safely returned to the water.

Mark Love caught 2 including a stunning fin perfect 12lb blue on a pink damsel using an intermediate line, both safely returned to fight another day.

Wully Osborne safely returned 5 using a pink damsel an intermediate line. The next day he safely released 1 rainbow using a damsel on an intermediate line.

Eddie Hunt weighed in an impressive 8lb rainbow caught using an orange and black buzzer on a floating line.

Alan Meek safely returned 4 on a daiwl bach using a floating line.

Alan Laird safely returned 4 on a floating beatle.

Jamie Renolds on his very first outing to Burnhouse caught 8 on red cheeked buzzers, pink eggs and a floating beatle. He netted a 11lb and 9lb rainbow and also lost another double figure fish. He was so delighted that he extended his ticket because he didn’t want to leave claiming that our fish are the best fighting, he’s ever experienced.

Alan Downie safely released 12 this week on black penal, pink egg and buzzers. His catch included a perfectly conditioned 12lb which he couldn’t stop talking about, he was positively buzzing “that fish looked and fought like a salmon I’ve never seen a trout in a fishery in such an amazing condition! Just stunning!”

John Flemming safely released 7 this week using a claret hopper and hares’ ear on a floating line.

Steve Narbough weighed in a 2lb 8oz rainbow using a red and black epoxy buzzer.

John McGlinn safely released 3 using a daiwl bach on a floating line.

Jordan Crowll on his first visit to Burnhouse safely released 2 using a black spider one of which was a double figure rainbow.

Fraser Stuart safely released 3 using a daddy.

Ian Don safely released a stunning fin perfect 7lb rainbow on a black and orange buzzer using a floating line.

 

Thank you to all our anglers this week, it has been a delight to see so many happy faces leave the water after the days of good fishing. We have especially loved all the feedback from our anglers, from new visitors and from regulars.

 

Stay safe & tight lines.

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Weekly report – 26th Jun

Some great sport we had this week at Burnhouse Lochan, perseverance being the key to success when extremely bright and blustery conditions proved to be a challenge.

 

The biggest fish of the week – was caught by Bob Garvie at 10lb and was safely released to fight another day.

The biggest bag of the week – David Suttie weighed in 2 fish for an impressive 15lb 15oz

The top flies of the week – Bibios, Buzzers  and Daiwl Bachs proved to be the most effective. Other successful flies included Orange Fritz, Cats Whiskers, Black Penals, Black Hoppers, Fab, Red Bloodworm, Kate McLaren, Olive Spider, Griffiths Gnat, Orange Wotsit, Hot Headed Yellow Dancer and Black Shipmans.

As well as our regulars it was wonderful to welcome so many new anglers to our fishery:

MR AND MRS HORNAL were delighted with their first visit weighing in 2 fish for 12lb caught using a size 14 Bibio on a floating line.

FRASER LINDSAY says he has found his new regular fishery catching 7 fish over 3 visits including 2 rainbows one around 6lb, the other around 9lb and a stunning fin perfect blue around 10lb using Cats Whiskers and Buzzer’s all safely returned.

DAVID SUTTIE who has recently took up fly fishing was so happy with his first visit that he joked he never wanted to leave, weighing in a blue and a rainbow for an impressive 15lb 15oz on a black penal.

SCOTT LAIRD HIS DAD JOHN safely returned 4 fish on Bibios and Buzzers.

JOHN FLEMMING safely returned 3 fish using a floating line and a size 12 Bibio.

DARRELL LINDSAY safely returned 2 on an orange Fritz using an intermediate line.

WULLY CARR safely returned 1 on a Black Hopper using a floating line.

BOBBY GARVIE safely returned a stunning 10lb rainbow caught on an Olive Spider on a floating line.

STUART MCINTOSH fishing an evening session safely returned 2 using a Griffiths Gnat.

MAY ANDERSON safely returned 2 rainbows both over 3lb using a black shipmans on a floating line.

COLIN MCLEAN weighed in a beautiful blue at 6lb 8oz on a cats whisker.

TOM BERRY caught 1 weighing in at 2lb 8oz on a red cheeked buzzer using a floating line.

IAN BROWN weighed in 2 for an impressive 13lb using a fab and a Daiwl Bach.

CHIC COOPER caught 1 weighing 2lb 4oz on a red blood worm.

JOE DUFFY caught 2 weighing in at 7lb 9oz on a Kate McLaren, later losing his Kate McLaren to a big fish.

SCOTT LAIRD weighed in 2 fish for 9lb 8oz using a Daiwl Bach.

KEITH MURPHY caught 1 weighing 2lb 8oz on an orange wotsit.

WULLY McCRACKIN weighed in 1 for 3lb 10oz using a hot headed yellow dancer.

 

There have been some impressive fish caught at Burnhouse Lochan this week and we have heard many stories of the doubles that got away, they are still there awaiting your next visit!

We now only stock fish over 4lb, all are grade A ensuring that even the smaller ones will give you a fight to remember.

Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to welcoming you back. Please book in advance to avoid the £5 extra charge and whilst fishing please adhere to the social distancing guidelines. All brown and tiger trout must be returned to the water.

 

Stay Safe and Tight lines!

 

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Weekly report – 19th Jun

Another exceptional week of fishing with a rod average of 2 fish per angler (including returned fish). Cool easterly breeze and water temperature 16C, fish movement were top of the water all over the lochan. Some fish were about 4 feet down and an intermediate & floating lines have been the go-to method this week. Flashback and Diawl Bach size 14 flies fished very well on an intermediate line.

The biggest fish of the week, caught by Mr. Eddie Hunt, tipped the scales at an impressive 8lbs 4oz. The biggest bag of the week was recorded by Mr. Rab Innes and weighed in at 24lbs 8oz for four fish caught plus another 5 safely returned to the water. The top flies this week have been Diawl Bach, Yellow Bloodworm and Daddy, anglers also used Cat’s Whisker, Bibio, Black Shipman and Eggfly.

 

John Fleming on intermediate line slow figure of eight retrieve returned 2 on size 14 Diawl Bach

Billy Miller returned 2 rainbows intermediate line size 12 Yellow Mini Dancer

Billy Hooleh returned 2 fishing size 14 cruncher on Midge Tip

Jordan Duncan fishing floating line size 16 Loch Ordie

Rab Innes weighed in 4 fish for 24lb 8 oz went on to return another 5 safely to the water

Howard Penny on sporting ticket landed & safely returned 4 rainbows, 2 of them over 10lb fishing floating line and Black Shipman’s &Yellow Bloodworm

Charles Cooper had 2 Bow’s for 6lb 3oz Yellow Bloodworm

Eddie Hunt managed 1 fish for 8lb 4oz Yellow Bloodworm

Bob Garvey returned 1 rainbow safely floating line size 14 Diawl Bach.

Tom Boseman returned 3 rainbows Midge Tip on Cat’s Whisker, black & red buzzer.

John Gould on floating line returned 1 rainbow free lining size 14 Traffic light buzzer

Neil West Returned 2 blues floating line size 14 Orange Mop fly

Joe Hunter weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 4oz fishing floating line and size 14 black & red Epoxy Buzzers.

Paul Leitch 1 for 3lb again floating line & red Diawl Bach

John Walker 1 for 2lb 12oz on size 14 Daddy

Andrew McCaffery 2 blues for 6lb 4oz fishing size 14 Bibio

Brian MacGregor 2 for 5lb 4oz on Daddy

John MacDonald 2 on c/r returned safely EggFly

 

A cracking rainbow trout up to 12lb is now getting stocked weekly. Please make sure you book in advance before you come in (as £5 extra-charge applies if not pre-booked). Please ensure you are fishing safely when angling in respect of both adherence to Covid-19 Scottish Government guidelines and whilst on and beside the water. Remember we are BARBLESS ONLY.

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Weekly Report – 12th Jun

Another very good week, despite the harsh weather conditions, Burnouse produced some great catches.  Heavy rain on Wednesday didn’t put off a few brave anglers. Die-hard fishermen know that a heavy shower at the right time can be just what the doctor ordered. We certainly don’t advocate fishing in a thunder and lightning storm, but the next time you see a steady rain, dress for it, turn on your enthusiasm and go after ‘em. You’ll be glad you did.

Thank you to everyone who came to wet a line with us, especially we were happy to see good old friends to return to the fishery.

Dougie Crawford weighted in 2 rainbows for 7lb 5oz on Cat’s Whisker 1wt m line

Jason Paterson 1 for 2lb 12 oz intermediate line size 10 Orange Blob

David Lake 1 rainbow for 3lb fishing floating line again Orange Blob

Scott Laird 3 for 10lb went on to safely return 4 fishing size 16 Black Penal Buzzer’s Fab.

Jonh Fleming on sporting ticket on evening session returned 10 blues fishing floating line & Nymph’s size 16.

Scott Warburton 1 for 3lb size 16 White Ghost, floating line

John MacDonald on sporting ticket landed & safely returned 3 fishing Orange Dancer on intermediate line size 10

Geoff Appleton 9 on c/r ticket floating line size 14 Lock Ordie Invicat

Charle Cooper fish on intermediate line, landed a nice blue 2lb 8oz size 10 Black Fritz

Stephan Wright weighted in a nice rainbow for 2lb 12 oz floating line size 8 Yellow Dancer

Sandy Brown on floating line netted 2 on size 14 Bibio Black Sader

Alan Downie Returned 5 on size 14 Black Penal

Steve McGowan returned 3 rainbows fishing floating line size 16 Kate McLaren

Henry Makie returned 2 blues floating line size 14 Beatle

John Boyle returned rainbows intermediate line size 10 White Fritz

 

The loch is well stocked – full of Blues, Rainbows, around 20 Tigers and a home population of brown trout. Please make sure you book in advance before you come in (as £5 extra-charge applies if not pre-booked). Please ensure you are fishing safely when angling in respect of both adherence to Covid-19 Scottish Government guidelines and whilst on and beside the water.

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Weekly Report – 5th Jun

9 weeks in Lockdown, no wonder our anglers were very happy to be let out to FISH……glad to have you back boys! Gary was stripping out the bothy just as the announcement to LOCKDOWN was made, so apologies for not being ready to welcome you all back with usual Tea and Coffee. To be fair I think you all enjoyed being back out with a rod in hand…….and enjoying the social distancing.

Despite the extremely bright sun putting some fish down, some great sport was had and especially in the morning and evening sessions. The Loch is well stocked with Grade A Rainbows and Blue Trout.

Alan Smith released 17 on a Cormorant and Black Spider, Greg Howie released 4 on a Cormorant

Ian Johnston took home 3 for 8lb 6oz and then went on to return another 3 all on Buzzers, Martin Johnston had 6 fish again on Buzzlers, William McBride had 4 on a Daiwl Bach, David Ford returned 10 fish, Willy Osborne had 5 on a Daiwl Bach, Scott Laird released 15 on a F.A.B , Cormorant and hares’ ear, Stewart MacIntosh released 5 on a Cormorant & Red Eye Damsel.

Mathys Jooste took home 3 for 10lb 6oz on Cormorant & Orange Blob, Danny Morton caught 3 for 8lb 4oz went on to release 2 huge Rainbows. Jordan Duncan released 5 on a Black Fritz & Damsel

John Fleming released 5 on a Cormorant, Ian Lowrie released 6 on a Daiwl Bach, Russel Disckson had 2 on Buzzers. Alan Smith’s second visit to the Lochan caught and released 10 more fish on a Cormorant. Howard Penny returned 10 cracking Rainbows on a Floating Beatle & Black Shipman’s

Dave McTaggart took home 3 For 9lb 10oz on Buzzers. Adam English caught 2 on a Cut Throat Cat

 

Next week’s weather looks better for fishing – not too warm +13oC with winds up to 20mph over the weekend and forecasts a few showers. Tight lines…………..

Please observe our Covid-19 safety measures. Booking in advance is now mandatory

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Weekly Report – 26th Jan

Weather a bit more settled this week, still has been on the breezy side and the water temp is 7c. The fish are still showing on the surface, Blob’s Red and Orange seem to be doing the trick!
Ian McLaren (Stirling) returned 2 Rainbows fishing a size 10 Y/Dancer. Russel Breghton (Banton) Weighed in 2 Rainbows for 5lb 8oz, fishing a Sink Tip and neon Daiwl Bach. Ben Kelly (Glasgow) returned 2 safely back into the water, fishing Orange Blob Davy McGuinness (Larkhall) returned 16 fish fishing a Red Blob on the point Orange on Dropper both produced fish. John Fleming (Shieldhill) returned 4 fish intermediate on Daiwl Bach, first visit for Mark Anthony (Gargunnock) weighed in a lovely bow for 7lb 2oz.
That’s it for this week, we sell refreshments in the Bothy – Tea & Coffee
See you on the water

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