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Burnhouse Lochan Fortnight Report

Friday 06/05/2022 – Friday 20/05/2022

FISH OF THE FORTNIGHT – The top spot goes to BRUCE DYSART who once again smashed his PB at Burnhouse, this time with rainbow weighing 16.4lb! Well Done, Bruce!

FLIES OF THE FORTNIGHT – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, YELLOW OWLS and KLINKHAMMERS.

Other successful flies were cdcs, top hats, nothing fly, black ants, caenis, sedges, emergers, snatchers, grunters, hawthorn flies, beetles, suspended buzzers, black gnat, poly buzzers, daddies, double humpy, hoppers, para buzzers, floating fry, midge, spiders, poppers, Kate McLaren, f-fly, muskins, Mrs Simpson, diawl bachs, fabs, cormorants, smokers, apps, nymphs, hares ears, blobs, Ally McCoist, damsels, dancers, eggs, squirmies, shimmies, mop flies, fluff cats, shammies and snakes.

CATCH REPORT

  • BRUCE DYSART – Had a day he will never forget, not only did he safely return 18 fish, but he smashed his PB with a rainbow weighing 16.4lb! Using yellow dancers and yellow owls on a floating line.
  • MARTIN MAXWELL – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.10lb using a claret emerger o a floating line.
  • REG DUNBAR – Safely returned 4 fish using a f-fly and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • DAVIE GARTSHORE – Safely returned 12 fish using a double humpy, buzzers, and various dries all on a floating line.
  • ROBERT McCOLL – From Swanswater fishery had his best day at Burnhouse to date, he safely returned 26 fish using diawl bachs, buzzers and smokers on floating and midge tip lines.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 4 fish using a gm12 fab and a covid snake on a floating line.
  • JIM WATSON – Safely returned 8 fish using mainly suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • LAWRENCE MACDONALD – Safely returned 5 fish using muskins on a floating line.
  • CHRIS BEVERIDGE – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers, hoppers, and a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • DAVIE EVANS – Safely returned 7 fish using mainly buzzers on a floating line.
  • KYLE QUINN – Safely returned 1 fish using a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GRAEME BELL – Safely returned 6 fish using an f-fly and spiders on a floating line.
  • KENNETH CRAIG – Safely returned 2 fish using a Kate McLaren and a yellow dancer on a sink tip line.
  • STEVEN PATERSON – Safely returned 1 brown using a daddy on a floating line.
  • ALEC MONCUR – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.5lb using buzzers on a floating line.
  • COLIN DAVIDSON – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.25lb using a klinkhammer and yellow owl on a floating line.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 12 fish using a popper fry and fluff cat on floating and intermediate lines.
  • JOHN DONALDSON – Safely returned 16 fish using apps, nothing fly, buzzers and hoppers on various line.
  • PAUL PRICE – Beat his personal best days fishing with a return of 21 fish using various squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Lost out to Wullie again, he safely returned 3 fish using a smoker on a floating line and a shammy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Remained victorious, he safely returned 5 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 8 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • KEITH MURPHY – Safely returned 1 fish using a klinkhammer on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 8 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JIM GALLOWAY – Safely returned 1 fish using an olive dry fly on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 2 fish using a klinkhammer on a floating line.
  • GARTH BROWN – Safely returned 3 fish using dry flies on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Is turning into quite the big fish magnet! She safely returned 7 fish including a rainbow weighing 12.9lb, her new PB! Buzzers and hoppers on a floating line proving successful for her.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – Safely returned 6 fish using apps and dancers on a floating line.
  • MARK GRAY – Safely returned 3 fish using buzzers, hoppers, and apps on a floating line.
  • GRAEME PARIS – Safely returned 5 fish using a yellow owl, buzzers and a pink fab on a floating line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 8 fish using spiders and cdcs on a floating line.
  • SANDY KIRKWOOD – Has managed to hook into fish but they have found a way to slip his hooks for his last 6 visits! There was the biggest cheer from the anglers when he finally got the blank off! He safely returned 1 fish using a sedge on a floating line!
  • JAMES FARROLL – Safely returned 1 fish using shimmies on a floating line.
  • CHRIS BEVERIDGE – Safely returned 3 fish using a caenis and buzzer on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 3 fish using a fry popper on a floating line.
  • COLIN SPENCE – Safely returned 5 fish using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • HUGH RANKIN – Safely returned 1 fish using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 11 fish using a red apps, fabs and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOE MARSHALSEY – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow owl and a size 20 blank ant on a floating line.
  • CHRIS OLD – Safely returned 2 fish including a 9lb rainbow using a buzzer and cormorants on a floating line.
  • ANDY MATHERS – Safely returned 2 fish using suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 7 fish using a black emerger and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • DUNCAN MCPHERSON – Safely returned 2 fish using a popper fry on a floating line.
  • JIM HORNAL – Weighed in 1 fish for 3lb using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • ALAN DAVIDSON – Safely returned 5 fish using suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN DALLAS – Safely returned 2 fish using suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • GORDON ARNEIL – Safely returned 4 fish using an olive cdc on a floating line.
  • W COCHRANE – Safely returned 1 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 fish using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 6 fish using fabs on a floating line.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – Safely returned 6 fish using fabs, dancer, buzzers, and damsels on a floating line.
  • MARK GRAY – Safely returned 2 fish using apps and a suspended buzzer on a floating line.
  • REYNER KENNEDY – Safely returned 7 fish using klinkhammers and yellow owls on a floating line.
  • GREGOR KENNEDY – Safely returned 4 fish using klinkhammers on a floating line.
  • EL MCNEIL – Safely returned 1 fish using a hares ear on a floating line.
  • JIM SNEDDON – Safely returned 1 fish using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • COLIN BALFOUR – Safely returned 5 fish using a size 18 dry fly on a floating line.
  • COKER WILSON – Safely returned 5 fish using a floating fry and buzzers on a floating line.
  • GORDON REED – From Bowden Springs fishery, safely returned 7 fish using buzzers and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • GREG HOGGAN – Safely returned 10 fish using Donnay Mac Charity buzzers on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 20 fish using buzzers and beetles on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • STEWART MCINTOSH – Safely returned 8 fish using klinkhammers and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • RAB PATON – Safely returned 11 fish using fabs and buzzers on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 5 fish using dries, eggs, buzzers, and damsels on various lines.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.62lb using buzzers and midge on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 4 fish using emergers on a floating line.
  • SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 16 fish using nymphs, klinkhammers and hares ears on various lines.
  • MICHAEL BAXTER – Safely returned 3 fish including a rainbow estimated to be around 15lb using yellow eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 4 fish using a covid snake on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 2 fish using an orange daddy on a floating line.
  • CHRIS BEVERIDGE – Safely returned 8 fish using a sweetcorn buzzer and black emergers on a floating line.
  • REYNER KENNEDY – Safely returned 8 fish using klinkhammers and yellow owls on a floating line.
  • GREGOR KENNEDY – Safely returned 5 fish including a tiger using klinkhammers and suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 5 fish using klinkhammers and beetles on a floating line.
  • BRIAN MCGINILY – Safely returned 11 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MICHAEL HEUCHAN – Safely returned 5 fish using a white mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JORDAN DUNCAN – Safely returned 3 fish including a rainbow weighing 7.8lb using various dries on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 8 fish using a yellow owl and a klinkhammer on a floating line.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – Safely returned 13 fish using dancers and apps on floating line.
  • CHRIS BEVERIDGE – Safely returned 11 fish using poly buzzers, para buzzers, hoppers and a sweetcorn buzzer all on a floating line.
  • BRIAN MCGREGGOR – Had that much of a relaxing evening in the sun that he nodded off, he safely returned 1 fish using a dry fly on a floating line.
  • JOHN DALLAS – Safely returned 4 fish using suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALAN DAVIDSON – Safely returned 8 fish using suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM COCHRANE – Weighed in 2 fish for 5.8lb and safely returned 3 using a yellow owl and green tag on a floating line.
  • GORDON SMITH – Safely returned 3 fish using a size 16 black gnat on a floating line.
  • STEVEN ONEIL – Safely returned 5 fish using a poly buzzer on a floating line.
  • LIAM WILSON – Safely returned 4 fish using a size 14 black gnat on a floating line.
  • DAVIE KELSO – Safely returned 1 fish using a black emerger on a floating line.
  • THOMAS WATT – Weighed in 2 fish for 4lb and safely returned 6 using buzzers and klinkhammers on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 13 fish including a brown using suspended buzzers, hoppers, double humpy, and daddies all on a floating line.
  • ANDY MATHERS – Safely returned 4 fish using suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • DEREK SPEARS – Safely returned 5 fish using klinkhammers and daddies on a floating line.
  • GORDON STEWART – Safely returned 2 fish using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • JAMIE STRACHAN – Safely returned 3 fish using a hot head damsel and cdcs on a floating line.
  • DARREN SMITH – Safely returned 1 fish using a smoker on a floating line.
  • CRAIG MCILHONE- Safely returned 5 fish using a deer hair emerger and black hopper on a floating line.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Safely returned 3 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 4 fish using buzzers, cdcs and emergers.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers and fabs on a floating line.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Got more fish than Wullie, not that he mentioned it much! He safely returned 4 fish using a yellow owl and olive snatcher on a floating line.
  • GAVIN HOSIE – Safely returned 3 fish using a Mrs Simpson on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 5 fish using a grunter on a floating line and green squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STEVEN GRINDALL – Safely returned 6 fish using cormorants and buzzers on a floating line.
  • RYAN BURNS – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers and a yellow smoker on a floating line.
  • LEWIS KIDD – Safely returned 1 fish using a smoker on a floating line.
  • BOB MCMONIGRE – Safely returned 3 fish using a hawthorn and fabs on a floating line.
  • CHRIS BEVERIDGE – Safely returned 6 fish using a yellow owl and buzzers on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 1 fish using klinkhammers on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 7 fish including a rainbow weighing 12lb using emergers, buzzers and beetles on a floating line.
  • MARK GRAY – Safely returned 1 fish using a black apps on a floating line.

LADHOPE ANGLING

Its always a fun day when the guys come up from the borders, I am gutted I missed this one, but I hear it lived up to the usual, it was a day full of good laughs and great fishing in the windy weather. I don’t think the guys have ever had settled weather when they have visited Burnhouse, but they make the most of whatever the weather throws at them! There were no blanks recorded, well done guys!

  • TONY MURRAY – Safely returned 1 fish using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • CRAIG BROWN – Safely returned 4 fish using a sedge and a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • DAVE BOLAND – Safely returned 7 fish using a yellow owl and a top hat on a floating line.
  • BRIAN LAIDLAW – Safely returned 3 fish using a buzzer, blank ant and olive cdc on a floating line.
  • BILL SWANTON – Safely returned 2 fish using a size 16 black cdc on a floating line.
  • FRANK DAILY – Safely returned 4 fish including a 10lb rainbow and a beautiful wild brown using a yellow owl and biscuit blob on a floating line.
  • MIKE BLACKWOOD – Safely returned 2 fish using a tequila blob on a midge tip line.
  • TAM DALGLEISH – Safely returned 3 fish using cdcs and sedges on a floating line.
  • ANDREW OLIVER – Safely returned 1 fish using a hopper on a floating line.

 

THE FIREFIGHTERS

Its always a pleasure to welcome the fire fighters for the day, as every visit is full of hilarious and heart-warming tales of the past, a day full of laughter and savage banter, a great joy to watch and be part of! We are already looking forward to your end of year competition and bbq.

  • DANIEL GRAY – Weighed in 3 fish for 5.94lb and safely returned 2.
  • BILL MCDONAGH – Weighed in 2 fish for 8.8lb.
  • GRAHAM SEMPLE – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.25lb
  • MALCOLM WARD – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.4lb.
  • JIM TWADDLE – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.3lb and safely returned 3.
  • DANNY ODONNELL – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.81lb.
  • PHIL MCDONALD – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.59lb and safely returned 2.
  • ERNIE MOTION – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.5lb.
  • DREW GRANT – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.1lb.
  • ALAN ROBERTSON – Weighed in 2 fish for 5.07lb.
  • DAVIE CAMPBELL – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.2lb.

 

A massive thank you to both groups for choosing Burnhouse for your group booking, and to all of our anglers that have joined us over the fortnight! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

FISHERY RULES

  • 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 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 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Fortnight Report

Friday 22/04/2022 – Friday 06/05/2022

The top of water sport has been exceptional in the last two weeks, as the insect life increases! The dry flies are taking over the catch report and the anglers were ecstatic; nothing beats the adrenaline rush of a surface take or bow waves chasing after your fly. This truly is the most fun time of the year for anglers!

We have had an incredibly busy fortnight at the fishery, all repairs have been finished on the holding tank, the gate has also been fixed so there is no more wrestling with it on arrival and the new door has been fitted on the cabin, after the last one decided it didn’t want to be a door anymore and wouldn’t open or close without a good fight! This week we have plans to widen and repair the platforms in the shallow water and add the finishing touches to the recently rebuilt platforms. We keep busy, to keep you happy!

We also welcomed the Alexanders fly club and hosted the Jessica Jane Memorial Trophy Day, you can see how they got on at the end of the catch report.

FISH OF THE FORTNIGHT – The top spot goes to CRAIG MCILHONE with rainbow weighing 14lb! Well Done, Craig!

FLIES OF THE FORTNIGHT – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, DOUBLE HUMPY and FABS.

Other successful flies were daddies, beetles, suspended buzzers, yellow owls, sedges, parachute buzzers, hoppers, grunters, spiders, klinkhammers, snatchers, hawthorns, shipmans, black dunn, shuttlecocks, emergers, cdcs, bibios, hares ears, loch ordie, black pennell, diawl bachs, cormorants,  pheasant tailed nymphs, muddlers, bloodworms, damsels, apps, fry imitations, wickhams fancy, tadpole, rabbits, yellow dancer, eggs, squirmies, snakes, blobs, humongous, nomad, red fritz, shimmies, cats whiskers, fluff cats, okay dokies, Alex Ferguson, chartreuse dancer, millennium bugs, various wet flies, various lures and various dries.

CATCH REPORT

  • ALLAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 4 fish using a double humpy on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 2 fish using pheasant tailed nymphs on a floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 3 fish using a double humpy on a floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 19 fish using a pink fab and buzzers on a floating line.
  • COKER WILSON – Safely returned 11 fish including a rainbow weighing 8.5lb and 2 tigers using various buzzers, fabs and lures.
  • GORDON REED – Safely returned 7 fish including a 6lb brown using a parachute buzzer and yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – Safely returned 2 fish using fabs on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 8 fish using fabs and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN SHAND – Safely returned 3 fish using a daddy on a floating line.
  • GORDON DUKES – Safely returned 3 fish using a black beetle on a floating line.
  • CALLUM DUKES – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.5lb caught using a black suspended buzzer on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 3 fish using a double humpy on a floating line.
  • DEREK SPEARS – Weighed in 4 fish for 9.4lb and safely returned 5 using daddies on a floating line.
  • STUART MCMORRAN – Weighed in 1 fish for 1.5lb using a bloodworm on a floating line.
  • JAMES GRAHAM – Safely returned 1 fish using a dry on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 7 fish using rabbits, damsels, and buzzers on a floating line.
  • SCOTT ANDERSON – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • COREY KENNEDY – Safely returned 2 fish using damsels on a floating line.
  • SCOTT MCLAUGHLAN – Safely returned 4 using fry imitations and sedges on a floating line.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Weighed in 1 fish for 2lb using an orange fab on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 7 fish using a double humpy and various dries on a floating line.
  • IAN BRUCE – Safely returned 3 fish using an olive hopper on a floating line.
  • DOUGIE WILSON – Safely returned 1 fish using a damsel on a floating line.
  • CALLUM RUSSELL – Safely returned 9 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN WILSON – Safely returned 13 fish using buzzers and an orange fab on a floating line.
  • JIM WATSON – Weighed in 2 fish for 5.5lb using a grunter on a floating line.
  • RODDY FINNIE – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.08lb using a beetle on a floating line.
  • THOMAS MCBRIDE – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.1lb using a damsel on a floating line.
  • ARTUR TULLY – Weighed in 1 fish for 3lb using a red lure on a floating line.
  • BRIAN MCCLUCKIE – Safely returned 2 fish using a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART PEACH – Safely returned 3 fish using a sedge and cormorants on a floating line.
  • GEORGE MURRAY – Safely returned 2 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 7 fish using snakes and fabs on a sinking line.
  • WILLY TURNER – Safely returned 11 fish using an olive snake on a floating line.
  • LAWRENCE MACDONALD – Safely returned 4 fish using beetles on a floating line.
  • ROBERT MCCOLL – Safely returned 2 fish using a black spider and fabs on a midge tip line.
  • SCOTT WALSH – Safely returned 6 fish using black cormorants and damsels on an intermediate line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • DAVID NIVEN – Safely returned 1 fish using a yellow fab on a floating line.
  • MARK GRAY – Safely returned 2 fish using apps on a floating line.
  • JAMIE BRYCE – Safely returned 1 fish using a double humpy on a floating line.
  • SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 8 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RODDY STEVEN – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.5lb using a diawl bach on a floating line.
  • ROBERT GRANGER – Safely returned 3 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Safely returned 5 fish using apps fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 2 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • THOMAS DONOHOE – weighed in 2 fish for 5.11lb using a cats whisker and white shimmy.
  • JAMIE BUDDULPH – Safely returned 2 fish using a wet fly on a floating line.
  • BOB MUNN – Safely returned 2 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK LEIPER – Weighed in 1 fish for 7.6lb using a black blob stripped across the surface.
  • TONY STAN – Safely returned 7 fish using a yellow owl and shimmies.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 10 fish using spiders and buzzers on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 10 fish using green shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RYAN GIBSON – Safely returned 5 fish using a floating fry on a floating line.
  • DARREN SMITH – Safely returned 2 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM WATSON – Safely returned 5 fish using orange hoppers on a floating line.
  • BOABY GARVIE – Safely returned 2 fish using a black hot head damsel and a nomad on a floating line.
  • JOHN SHAND – Safely returned 2 fish using a covid on a floating line.
  • CHRIS BEVERIDGE – Safely returned 4 fish using a yellow owl and suspended buzzer on a floating line.
  • COLIN SPENCE – Safely returned 5 fish using cormorants and snatchers on a floating line.
  • STUART BELL – Safely returned 3 fish using hoppers and beetles on a floating line.
  • COKER WILSON – Safely returned 6 fish using various lures, buzzers and dries on a floating line.
  • DOUGIE WILSON – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow fab on a floating line.
  • JOHN WILSON – Safely returned 5 fish using hawthorns, shipmans and klinkhammers on a floating line.
  • ANDREW MCKELLOR – Safely returned 9 fish using apps, fabs, various dries and bloodworms on a floating line.
  • JIM AITKEN – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.4lb using damsels on a floating line.
  • VIC ROBERTSON – Safely returned 5 fish using dries on a floating line.
  • PAUL STEVENSON – Safely returned 2 fish using sedges on a floating line.
  • MARTIN LEBLOND – Safely returned 6 fish using snatchers, sedges, daddies, and lures on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 9 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 3 fish using hoppers and spiders on a floating line.
  • MARK SHILLINLAW – Safely returned 4 fish using sedges and hoppers on a floating line.
  • JOHN NAPIER – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.09lb using a bloodworm on a floating line.
  • MARK HALL – Safely returned 4 fish using a wickhams fancy on a floating line.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 5 fish using a fluff cat, sedge, and yellow shimmy on various lines.
  • ALLAN HALL – Safely returned 3 fish using a black dunn and an okay dokey on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 14 fish using a black pennell, daddy, double humpy, and yellow hopper on a floating line.
  • BRIAN MCGREGGOR – Safely returned 2 fish using a black spider on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers and an Alex Ferguson on a floating line.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – Safely returned 5 fish caught using orange apps and a chartreuse dancer on a floating line.
  • ALAN MEEK – Safely returned 2 fish using a shipmans and a black shuttlecock on a floating line.
  • GORDON STEWART – Safely returned 1 fish using an emerger on a floating line.
  • JORDAN DUNCAN – Safely returned 6 fish using a tadpole and a loch ordie on a floating line.
  • GORDON COLLEY – Safely returned 2 fish using a shipmans and a hares ear on a floating line.
  • CRAIG MCILHONE – Safely returned 5 fish including a rainbow weighing 14lb using a double humpy and a red cdc on a floating line.
  • SEAN MOONY – Safely returned 4 fish using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • CONNER MCGOMERY – Safely returned 6 fish using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 7 fish using yellow mop flies and a double humpy on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM – Safely returned 5 fish using eggs, buzzers, and a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • VIC ROBERTSON – Safely returned 3 fish using cdcs and a cats whisker on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 10 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 2 fish using a shipmans and double humpy on a floating line.
  • CRAIG FALLER – Safely returned 5 fish using a balloon caddis, hawthorn, and muddler on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 1 fish using a double humpy on a floating line.
  • ALLAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 6 fish using a bibio double humpy and a hares ear double humpy on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 20 fish using a double humpy, eggs and squirmies on a floating line.
  • RYAN GIBSON – Safely returned 12 fish using a double humpy, eggs and squirmies on a floating line.
  • DARREN MCWILLIAM – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • DAVID DUNN – Safely returned 3 fish using nymphs on a floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • GORDON ARNEIL – Safely returned 3 fish using suspended buzzers and daddies on a floating line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 8 fish including an 8lb rainbow using yellow owls on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers and eggs on a floating line.
  • D STEWART – Safely returned 2 fish including a double figure rainbow using squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • C SMITH – Safely returned 1 fish using foam beetles on a floating line.

THE ALEXANDERS FLY FISHING CLUB

The conditions did not favour the anglers with the bright sunshine and flat calm, but the group showed their experience and no blanks were recorded. They enjoyed their day that much that they have already reserved their date for next year. Thank you for choosing Burnhouse, we are delighted you had a great day.

  • DEREK BAIRD – Weighed in 2 fish for 5.13lb.
  • PETER BENNIE – Weighed in 2 fish for 5.09lb.
  • STUART BENNIE – Weighed in 4 fish for 9.65lb.
  • ED COLLINS – Weighed in 3 fish for 14.05lb.
  • RAB GARDINER – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.2lb.
  • RITCHIE GRAY – Weighed in 4 fish for 10.44lb and safely returned 5.
  • ROSS MCCANN – Weighed in 4 fish for 11.89lb.
  • CHRIS MULLHOLLAND – Weighed in 4 fish for 8.73lb and safely returned 8.
  • WILLIE MURRAY – Weighed in 4 fish for 9.7lb.
  • WILLIE SALMOND – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.3lb.
  • IAN SHARP – Weighed in 4 fish for 10.12lb.
  • JOCK STRANG – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.06lb.
  • BILLY WATERSON – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.24lb.
  • JIM WILSON – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.57lb.

THE JESSICA JANE MEMORIAL TROPHY

After suffering the devastating loss of their beautiful daughter Jessica, Matt and Sarah Pidcock wanted to keep their daughters memory alive by raising money for Great Ormand Street Childrens Hospital and Midlands Air Ambulance.

Jessica was the most beautiful girl to grace this world, born with Down Syndrome, 2 holes in her heart and a leaking valve, she overcame everything including open heart surgery at Great Ormond Street and seemed to be recovering more and more each day.

Sadly on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 3 days short of 10 months old Jessica unexpectedly grew her Angel wings.

As a parent and a friend, Andy McRoberts from MCR flies could not let this unimaginable loss go without doing all he could to support them by trying to support their fundraiser for these two fantastic charities. “It does not bare to think of such a loss for those of us who are parents and especially in the month of Christmas!”

Together with Andrew Humphries from Blob and Buzzer, they planned a fishing competition to raise more for the two charities. Months of planning and hard work paid off, and not only did the anglers enjoy the competition but they also raised more money than they had aimed for. It was such a success, that the Jessica Jane Memorial Trophy will be a yearly event. I hope you are all incredibly proud of what you have achieved.

Though we met under heart-breaking circumstances, it was nice to meet you all, and an honour for us to cater this special event. Anything we can do to help with next year’s fundraising let us know.

1st  – KYLE BURNS – 17 fish (first fish)

2ND – TOBY ROUGHTON – 17 fish

3rd – KIERAN LATTO – 16 fish.

  • DAVIE EVANS – 15 fish.
  • JACK DAVIDSON – 11 fish.
  • DAVID EADIE – 11 fish.
  • SCOTT MCROBERTS – 8 fish.
  • SIMON GAINES – 8 fish.
  • MARK GRAY – 6 FISH.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – 6 fish.
  • DAVID MCROBERT – 5 fish.
  • CONOR MEIKLEJOHN – 5 fish.
  • ALEX EADIE – 5 fish.
  • DYLAN MCROBERT – 4 fish.
  • CRAIG BLUNDELL – 4 fish.
  • LAWRENCE MACDONALD – 4 fish.
  • DAVE EADIE – 4 fish.
  • KIRSTY MURRAY – 3 fish.
  • RUARIVH BENSON – 3 fish.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – 2 fish.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Wooden spoon – 2 fish (last first fish)

There were no blanks, a total of 156 fish were caught with a rod average of 7.42, that’s great going in bright conditions. Well done to you all.

 

A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE ANGLERS THAT JOINED US OVER THE LAST 2 WEEKS, WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK. TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

 

FISHERY RULES

  • 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 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 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 15/04/2022 – Friday 22/04/2022

The milder temperatures at the beginning of the week were perfect for insect hatches, creating phenomenal top of water sport for our anglers! However this wasn’t to last, the wind switched to a strong, bitterly cold easterly, combined with the bright sunshine the fish went a little deeper for the remainder of the week.

Though fish could be caught around the full Lochan the wind created hot spots with podiums 18 – 22 in the cabin side bay holding a lot of fish, however with the wind gusting up to 20mph only a few anglers braved the bay for long. Other hot spots included podiums 1 and 2 with a lot of fish holding in the corner between, and podiums 4 and 5 the sluice corner.

FISH OF THE WEEK – This weeks top spot goes to DONALD FORBES with rainbow weighing 14.4lb! Well Done, Donald!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, APPS and BEETLES.

Other successful flies were emergers, diawl bachs, cdcs, suspended buzzers, yellow owls, double humpy, klinkhammers, shipmans, spiders, caddis, daddies, adams, hoppers, crunchers, poachers, fabs, cormorants, black pennell, viva, bibio, damsel, Apache, stalking bugs, okay dokie, shimmies, yellow dancer, pink lures, blobs, red fritz, zonkers, eggs, snakes, squirmies and various dries.

CATCH REPORT

  • ROBERT BIRRELL – Had “another enjoyable day at Burnhouse” he safely returned 15 fish using mainly beetles on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 14 fish using red apps, suspended buzzers, and size 20 buzzers on a floating line.
  • CHRIS BEVERIDGE – It was a quiet evening after a very busy day, so we decided to have a little fun, a mini comp. Where I appeared to be using rubber hooks, Chris had better luck. He safely returned 13 fish using yellow owls on a floating line, putting me to shame! Round 1 goes to Chris, he may have won the battle but not the war lol! I look forward to the next challenge.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 16 fish using shimmies, bibio, double humpy and a yellow dancer on a floating line. He had caught all species of fish at Burnhouse but needed a blue and a brown to complete the set, he achieved this with 1 cast! A double hook up with both!
  • DAVIE GARTSHORE – Safely returned 11 fish including a 10lb rainbow using shipmans, buzzers, emergers, blobs. He left with a very sun burnt face and lovely white marks from his sunglasses! A very striking look!
  • COLIN GRAHAM – Weighed in 1 fish for 3.35lb using a yellow fab on a floating line.
  • DAVID GOSS – Safely returned 11 fish using cdcs on a floating line.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – Safely returned 9 fish using apps on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 10 fish using apps, buzzers, and beetles on a floating line.
  • GORDON STEWART – Safely returned 1 fish using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • RODDIE FINNIE – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.58lb and safely returned 1 fish using beetles and eggs on a floating line.
  • JIM WATSON – Weighed in 3 fish for 7lb and safely returned 4 using buzzers on a floating line.
  • IAIN MILLER – Safely returned 8 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 2 fish using crunchers and poachers on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – Was ecstatic at finishing 1st in the pairs competition, he said he just loves it at Burnhouse, he has gone from not knowing how to tie a dropper on 2 years ago to winning competitions! He had a brilliant day again, safely returning 18 fish using shimmies and squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Only managed 1 fish to the net, but what a fish it was weighing 10lb.
  • ADAM DUKES – Safely returned 10 fish using fabs, buzzers, beetles, shipmans and apps on a floating line.
  • DAVIE EVANS – Safely returned 10 fish using shimmies, beetles and cdcs on a floating line.
  • GLEN LAMONT – Safely returned 6 fish using cormorants and eggs.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 1 fish using apps on a floating line.
  • MICK WINTERS – Safely returned 1 fish using apps on a floating line.
  • ABE PORTER – Safely returned 2 fish using fabs on a floating line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 1 fish using a black snake on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 13 rainbows, blues and browns including a rainbow weighing 14.4lb using size 20 buzzers on a floating line.
  • MARK GRAY – Safely returned 1 fish using apps on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 4 fish using adams, hoppers and damsels on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 3 fish using a yellow dancer, white zonker and apps on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 18 fish using spiders, black pennell, yellow dancer, beetles, and daddies all on a floating line.
  • JAMES DALGLEISH – Safely returned 5 fish using an Apache on a floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER –Safely returned 2 fish using cdcs on a floating line.
  • CRAIG SERGEANT – Who is new to fly fishing, safely returned a beautiful 5lb tiger caught using a stalking bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JORDAN SERGEANT – Safely returned 3 fish using a cheese blob on a floating line.
  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 5 fish using various dries.
  • ALAN MEEK – Could not stop going on about the tails on our fish and the fantastic condition they are in! He safely returned 3 hard fighting fish using cdcs on a floating line.
  • GORDON STEWART – Caught a fish using a yellow dancer and then decided to use dry flies for the first time since he started fly fishing, he safely returned 5 and missed about the same amount. This is now his new method of fishing and will be stocking up on dry flies.
  • SCOTT MCCAROL – Safely returned 1 fish using a dry on a floating line.
  • ALEX MORTON – Safely returned 1 fish using a dry on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 11 fish using apps, buzzers, and suspended buzzers on a floating line.
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – Safely returned 5 fish using a yellow owl, double humpy, yellow egg, and orange apps on various lines.
  • CHRIS BEVERIDGE – Safely returned 6 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • ROBERT GARDINER – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • JOHN NEWTON – On his first fishing trip to Burnhouse in 10 years, safely returned 2 fish using a red fritz. He said he will definitely return.
  • ALI BRUCE – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • BOB NICOLAS – Safely returned 2 fish using a caddis on a floating line.
  • CODY KENNEDY – Safely returned 6 fish using a blob and spiders on a floating line.
  • WILLIE TURNER – Safely returned 4 fish using shipmans and damsels on a floating line.
  • ROGER GEARY – Safely returned 2 fish using beetles on a floating line.
  • JOHN HUNTER – Safely returned 3 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 3 fish using buzzers and a klinkhammer on a floating line.
  • HUGH RANKIN – Safely returned 1 fish using a pink dancer on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 1 fish using a pink lure on a floating line.
  • ROBERT BOYLE – Safely returned 2 fish using a viva on a floating line.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Safely returned 2 fish using a double humpy on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 6 fish using buzzers, beetles, and apps on a floating line.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – Safely returned 2 fish using apps on a floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 5 fish using emergers on a floating line.
  • CRAIG FALLER – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ANDY CLARKE – Was determined to catch on a dry in the bright sunshine and flat calm, it appeared to be impossible, until a little cloud cover rolled in, and the fish started rising! He safely returned 2 fish using cdcs on a floating line.
  • DUNCAN MCPHERSON – Safely returned 1 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 5 fish using emergers on a floating line.
  • TOM MCCARTNEY – Safely returned 1 fish using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • ROBERT LAMBERT – Safely returned 3 fish using emergers on a floating line.
  • TONY DEEB – Safely returned 2 fish using apps on a floating line.

A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ANGLERS THIS WEEK, WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK. TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

FISHERY RULES

  • 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

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.

CATCH REPORT

  • 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.

THE RESULTS

BIGGEST FISH – Boab Mc 13.7lb

1st – Greg Howe – 10 fish

Aaron Kirkwood – 5 fish

15 fish

2nd – David Eadie – 7 fish

Lawrence MacDonald 6 fish

13 fish

3rd – Paul Price – 11 fish

Jim McIntyre – 1 fish

12 fish

Donald forbes – 7 fish latest Houdini victim

Scot Mitchell – 3 fish

10 fish

Boab Mc – 8 fish. 13.7lb rainbow

Johnny Porteous – 2 fish

10 fish

Ross Cochrane – 7 fish

Declan Winters – 3 fish

10 fish

Ryan Hume – 6 fish

Callum Dukes – 3 fish

9 fish

Andy Mcaully – 4 fish

Brian Quinn – 3 fish

7 fish

Tracy Allan – 5 fish

Chris Allan – 1 fish

6 fish

Jim Anderson – 3 fish. 13lb rainbow

Jonno Mcdonald – 2 fish

5 fish

Wooden Spoon

David Mcrobert – 3 fish. 7.8lb rainbow

Dylan Mcrobert – 1 fish

4 fish

Thank you to you all for a very enjoyable day.

               FISHERY RULES

  • 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report.

Friday 01/04/2022 – Friday 08/04/2022

That bitterly cold wind remained with us this week. The buzzers hatches, though still magnificent in calmer weather slowed slightly in the cold wind! The number of anglers reduced this week, as at times the wind was so cold and strong it felt like it could have cut through you, there were days that only hardened anglers ventured out. There was a mixed bag of results this week, where some had their best ever days fishing and a lot of magnificent returns were recorded, others struggled. Anglers willing to move, to persevere until they found what was right, were the anglers rewarded with the larger returns. Keep changing your flies, keep changing your depth and keep moving until you find the fish and you could have some of the best sport you have experienced!

What was consistent this week was the feedback on the condition and fight from our fish. So, to answer the two most common questions this week, why are our fish in such good condition, and why are they so strong? It all begins with the right supplier, they provide us with grade A fish, if there were any fish in bad quality, we would send them back, they would never enter our water, however since I took over the manager’s position, I haven’t had to do this, the quality has always been fin perfect, a testament to our supplier! We test our water quality regularly and over the last 2 years have significantly improved the water clarity. Our water is not stagnant, our fishery is fed from the Skipperton burn, there is a constant flow of water in and out of our Lochan and strong under currents, particularly significant after heavy rainfall, meaning that the fish we buy in strong, continue to grow in strength! Our burn fed water, reed beds and natural and beautiful surroundings provide ample insect and fry life for our fish to gorge on meaning that there is plentiful amounts of natural food for our fish to remain healthy and grow in size. We ensure our water isn’t over fished, we close for 2 days a week giving the fish a rest, and we never fully book the fishery apart from competition days or group bookings, we always keep podiums free to ensure anglers aren’t fishing shoulder to shoulder. We keep up to date records of the fish in and out of the water, if there is a poor turnover, we put measures in place. We quality observe, if there are fish in poor condition they are treated or dispatched of, but they do not go to waste. And, most importantly, we are strict on the fishery rules, these aren’t there to make the fishing harder or less fun but to preserve the quality we are known for! At Burnhouse you pay for quality, and a dedicated team to ensure that quality remains!

FISH OF THE WEEK –  The top spot goes to JOHN BUTLER with rainbow weighing 11.9lb! Well Done,  John!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, APPS and BEETLES.

Other successful flies were klinkhammers, hares ears, diawl bachs, loch ordie, black pennell, nymphs, yellow owls, cdcs, adams, bibio sedgehogs, hoppers, double humpies, cormorants, bloodworms, shipmans, emergers, damsels, floating fry, fry imitation lures, fabs, blobs, stalking bugs, white nomad, green & black lures, shimmies, eggs, rabbits, yellow dancers, dogs bollocks, mop flies and nano bugs.

CATCH REPORT

  • COLIN SHARPE – Safely returned 12 fish using various flies including klinkhammers, blobs, buzzers, fabs and beetles on floating and intermediate lines.
  • CALLUM SHARPE – Had a red-letter day, he safely returned 32 fish including a tiger using buzzers and fabs on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – The fish like to tease Gordon, he said that our fish have developed a middle finger just for him! He did however manage 1 to the net using a buzzer on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 4 fish using buzzers and beetles on a floating line.
  • SCOTT DOC – Has had a big fish in all of his last 4 visits to Burnhouse, he safely returned 9 fish including a rainbow weighing just over 10lb using buzzers and beetles on a floating line.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Safely returned 4 fish including a rainbow weighing 11.5lb using a hares ear and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 10 fish using buzzers and beetles on a floating line.
  • ALAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 2 fish using a Loch Ordie and buzzers on a floating line.
  • DOANLD FORBES – Safely returned 12 fish using buzzers and beetles on a floating line. Everyone is now taking lessons and advice from Donald, week after week he amazes the anglers, the advice is paying off, and buzzers and beetles Donald style are now taking over the catch report!
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 6 fish using a floating fry, red nymph, and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 11 fish using a stalking bug and dries on a floating line.
  • ROSS COCHRANE – Safely returned 2 fish using a fly imitation and a stalking bug on a floating line, before calling it quits after an hour due to the freezing cold wind!
  • SCOTT MITCHELL – Had that great a day his arm was still hurting a week later! He safely returned 22 fish using apps, buzzers, and yellow owls on a floating line. If Scot had caught all of the fish he had offers from he could have had over 60 fish! They were chasing, pulling, nipping, and rising for his flies all day! He remarked on how incredibly hard fighting the fish were, he even had a rainbow around 3lb take him into his backing line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 5 fish using a white nomad and buzzers on a floating line.
  • TONY DEEB – The fish were rising all around Tony no matter where he went on the water but after chucking his entire fly collection at them, he only managed 1 to the net using a bloodworm on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON –Safely returned 3 fish including a brown using a black pennell on a floating line.
  • ALAN MEEK – Safely returned 4 fish using a black pennell, cdc and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • CHRIS OLD – Safely returned 2 fish using a black cormorant on a floating line.
  • PETER KING – Safely returned 2 fish using a green & black lure on a floating line.
  • KIERAN LATTO – Safely returned 6 fish using buzzers, apps, shimmies and fabs on various lines.
  • RICHARD GRAY – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers, an olive apps and eggs on various lines.
  • CHRIS MULHOLLAND – “Had a hard day!” He safely returned 15 fish using eggs, fabs, buzzers and dries on various lines.
  • JAMES MCLAUGHLAN – Safely returned 6 fish using apps on a floating line.
  • ROBERT GARDFINIER – Safely returned 1 fish using a black rabbit on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 12 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – Safely returned 5 fish using a red apps on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 5 fish using apps, beetles, and buzzers on a floating line.
  • EDDIE HUNT – Safely returned 1 fish using a dancer on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 9 fish in his 2-hour session using a bibio sedgehog and hoppers on a floating line.
  • WULLY CARR – Safely returned 2 fish using cormorants and adams on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 9 fish using klinkhammers and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALLAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 5 fish using a double humpy and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 5 fish using a shipmans on a floating line.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Safely returned 5 fish using a yellow owl on a floating line and stalking bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 3 fish using a damsel and eggs.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 5 fish using a floating fry on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator and a nymph on a floating line.
  • DOM HIGGINS – Safely returned 3 fish using a yellow dancer and eggs.
  • JOHN BUTLER – Safely returned 4 fish including a rainbow weighing 11.9lb using a yellow dancer and dogs bollocks on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 1 fish using a eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DARREN SMITH – Safely returned 1 fish using a floating fry on a floating line.
  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 15 fish using a floating fry on a floating line.
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow dancer and a black apps on a floating line.
  • BRIAN MCCLUCKY – Safely returned 5 fish using yellow owls on a floating line.
  • BRYCE DYSART – Safely returned 4 fish using a damsel and eggs.
  • G FERGUSON – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow dancer and nano bug on a floating line.
  • PAUL ROWE – Safely returned 1 fish using beetles on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 fish using an emerger on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow fab on a floating line.
  • CHRIS LUCAS – Safely returned 2 fish using fabs on a floating line.
  • STUART CAMERON – Safely returned 2 fish using a black and green fritz on a floating line.
  • PHIL MCDONALD – Weighed in 5 fish for 17.76lb using damsels and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Safely returned 4 fish using emergers and buzzers on a floating line.
  • FRANK BRADLEY – Safely returned 1 fish using a white apps on a floating line.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – Safely returned 8 fish using buzzers, beetles, a klinkhammer, and a double humpy on a floating line.

Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to welcoming you back! Tight lines for the week ahead!

FISHERY RULES

  • 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 25/03/2022 – Friday 01/04/2022

The week started off beautiful, the anglers were enjoying the sunshine and peacefulness of beautiful surroundings with the relaxing sound of springtime in the air, but in true Scottish style that run of good weather came to a freezing cold and unpredictable end. What started with settled weather, ended with all the weather could throw at us! Snow, hail, wind, rain, freezing temperatures and glorious sunshine, sometimes all in one day!

Even though the water had a large stocking, the fishing at times was not necessarily easy, with variable conditions, and the abundance of insect hatches, anglers had to get it right! Once they found the right flies at the right depths larger returns were achievable, and many again reported their best days fishing! Anglers setting up multiple rods for a quick change in the variable weather had the most success, when the depth of the fish could change from the surface to deep in a matter of minutes.

Though the fish were caught all over the lochan, the top spots this week were platforms 1-4 in the deeper water and platforms 18 – 22 in the cabin side bay.

FISH OF THE WEEK –  The top spot goes to TRACY ALLAN with rainbow weighing 10.75lb! Well Done,  Tracy!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, DIAWL BACHS and BEETLES.

Other successful flies were double humpies, nymphs, klink hammers, yellow owls, G&H sedge, emergers, cormorants, sedgehogs, spiders, hares ears, sedges, suspended buzzers, black rabbits, fabs, snakes, apps, black & green fritz, green rabbit, slicks, eggs, eggstacy worms, yellow dancers, and various mini lures.

CATCH REPORT

  • DAVID GOSS – Safely returned 7 fish using a green rabbit and gold head nymph on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 19 fish using…… you guessed it, buzzers, and beetles.
  • ALEX EADIE – Popped up for a few hours in the evening, he safely returned 5 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • DARREN SMITH – Safely returned 5 fish before he left early due to the weather. He used mainly buzzers on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Had her best days fishing, she safely returned 9 fish using buzzers and beetles on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Had a red-letter day, he safely returned 23 fish including 2 double figure rainbows using a black rabbit, beetles, fabs, buzzers and diawl bachs on various lines.
  • BOAB MC – Was having so much fun he extended his ticket, he safely returned 15 fish using snakes, diawl bachs, hares ears and beetles on various lines.
  • DAVID DUNN – Safely returned 2 fish using a black & green apps and a black & green fritz on a floating line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Had his best Burnhouse day to date, he safely returned 20 fish using diawl bachs, beetles and snakes on various lines. He also lost “a monster” in Houdinis bay.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – Safely returned 9 fish using buzzers, beetles, and a double humpy on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Had a day to remember, she caught her PB rainbow weighing 10.75lb and a tiger weighing 8.5lb, using beetles and buzzers on a floating line.
  • EDDIE HUNT – Weighed in 4 fish for 12.2lb using diawl bachs and a foam beetle on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Had another brilliant day, he safely returned 10 fish straight lining buzzers.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 7 fish using buzzers and beetles on a floating line.
  • DUNCAN MCPHERSON – Safely returned 4 fish using an olive apps and orange fab on floating and slow intermediate lines.
  • KEVIN CRAIG – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JAMIE BIDDULPH – Safely returned 5 fish using a klink hammer and yellow owl on a floating line.
  • DAVID NIVEN – Safely returned 3 fish using a G&H sedge on a floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 5 fish using a yellow owl and emergers on a floating line.
  • ARCHIE SPENCE – Had a grin on his face like a kid in a toy shop! The reason, he finally beat his son Colin and had a phenomenal days fishing. He safely returned 11 fish using various slicks on a floating line.
  • COLIN SPENCE – Needed ear plugs for his drive home to block out his dads bragging! He safely returned 7 fish using cormorants and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 10 fish using buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 2 fish using cormorants and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • CRAIG FALLOR – Safely returned 8 fish diawl bachs, various lures and a foam beetle on various lines.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 14 fish using sedgehogs, black spiders and apps on various lines.
  • BRIAN MCCLUCKIE – Safely returned 7 fish using yellow owls, buzzers and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • GORDON SMITH – Safely returned 2 fish using a hares ear sedge on a floating line.
  • JIM KEYES – Weighed in 2 fish for 7.2lb using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • DAVE LEWIS – Weighed in 1 fish for 2lb.
  • CALUM MOCHRIE – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.5lb.
  • JAMIE BUDDULPH – Safely returned 5 fish using a klink hammer and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • COLIN BAIRD – Safely returned 1 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • SCOTT BROWN – Safely returned 5 fish using fabs and buzzers on a floating line and a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN WILSON – Safely returned 7 fish using buzzers and an eggstacy worm.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows and a wild brown using a hares ear and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE- Safely returned 1 fish using emergers on a floating line.
  • ROBERT RANDELLS – Safely returned 10 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Weighed in 4 fish for 9.22lb using buzzers and a yellow apps on a floating line.
  • STUART MCINTOSH – Safely returned 1 fish using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • GORDON COLLEY – Safely returned 2 fish using olive buzzers on a floating line.
  • JIM COLLEY – Safely returned 2 fish using a white mini lure on a floating line.
  • KEVIN OHARA – Weighed in 3 fish for 9.97lb using a red nymph on a floating line.
  • ROBERT RANKIN – Safely returned 1 fish using black buzzers on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 5 fish using sedgehogs, spiders and a double humpy on a floating line.
  • DAVID DUNNE – Safely returned an 8lb rainbow using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 12 fish using a double humpy, silver spider, buzzers and a black apps on a floating line.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – Safely returned 10 fish using a double humpy, buzzers and a foam beetle on a floating line.

A massive thank you to all of our anglers this week, and to the Royal British Legion who joined us on Saturday. Tight lines for the week ahead!

 FISHERY RULES

  • 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 18/03/2022 – Friday 25/03/2022

Spring is in the air. The anglers have been enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. There have been a lot of hatches this week, giving the fish a plentiful amount to feed on and creating spectacular rises! The natural fly imitations are taking over the catch report and the anglers are experiencing the thrill of the surface take and hard hitting buzzer takes.

Though the days could prove difficult at times with the strong sun, the evenings have consistently produced excellent sport, the big fish in particular going into a feeding frenzy in the evening hours. Many PBs have been smashed this week and many anglers have reported their best days fishing!

The hot spots this week have been the deeper water from podiums 1-6 and the cabin side bay during the day, during the evenings the fish are being caught all over however the shallow water at the bridge has provided the best sport. For those eagle eyed regular anglers that are  wondering why podiums 1-6 are being mentioned in the deeper water, we have re-numbered the podiums starting with number 1 being the big platform in front of the cabin.

This week we also hosted the final of the Quaich competition, you can read how the teams got on after the catch report.

FISH OF THE WEEK –  The top spots go to JOHNATHAN MCDONALD with rainbow weighing 17.2lb! Well Done Johnathan!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, DIAWL BACHS and APPS.

Other successful flies were shipmans, hoppers, suspended buzzers, spiders, muskins, caenis, corixa, klink hammers, foam beetles, double humpy, yellow owls, nymphs, crunchers, midas, fabs, Kate McLaren, black lures, eggs, blobs, squirmies, shimmies, mini lures, dogs bollocks, white cats whiskers, Donnay Mac charity lures, grub imitations, cat bug, black rabbit, okay dokey, hares ears, cdcs and various dries.

CATCH REPORT

  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Safely returned 2 fish using a black apps fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 2 fish caught using a fab on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHNATHAN MCDONALD – Safely returned 9 fish including his new PB weighing 17.2lb using a double humpy and buzzers on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 14 fish using buzzers and foam beetles on a floating line.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Safely returned 6 fish using buzzers, fabs, black lures and hoppers on a floating line.
  • STEPHEN LIMBERT – Safely returned 5 fish caught using hoppers, suspended buzzers and shipmans on a floating line.
  • JOHN STEWART – Safely returned 2 fish caught using a black rabbit and a black apps on a floating line.
  • ROSS COCHRANE – Safely returned 4 fish using various apps on an intermediate line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 fish using a diawl bach on a floating line.
  • PAUL ROE – Safely returned 1 fish using a corixa on a floating line.
  • DAVIE GARTSHORE – Safely returned 8 fish including a rainbow weighing 12lb caught using spiders, blobs and caenis on a floating line.
  • SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 9 fish including a tiger and a 10lb rainbow using various dries and buzzers on a floating line.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Safely returned 2 fish using a pink squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 5 fish using a Klink hammer and nymphs on a floating line and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 5 fish including 2 8lb rainbows using a foam beetle and buzzers on a floating line.
  • MICHAEL INGLIS – Safely returned 7 fish including a rainbow weighing 9lb using apps and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JAMES GRAHAM – Safely returned 2 fish using various dries on a floating line.
  • STEVEN BROWN – Safely returned 2 fish using a white mini lure and dogs bollocks on a floating line.
  • RICHARD TAYLOR – Safely returned 9 fish including 2 double figure rainbows using a double humpy on a floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 4 fish using muskins and fabs on a floating line.
  • COKER WILSON – Safely returned 2 fish using a tequila fab and a white cats whisker on floating and intermediate lines.
  • GORDEN REID – From Bowden Springs Fishery, safely returned 9 fish using buzzers and a white cat on floating and intermediate lines.
  • KEVIN WILSON – Had his best ever days fishing, he safely returned 12 fish caught using Donnay Mac charity flies, lures, grubs, shipmans and double humpy.
  • SCOTT ANDERSON – Safely returned 7 fish using diawl bachs and a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • WARREN HOLSTEAD – Safely returned 3 fish using a yellow blob and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALAN MACGREGGOR – Safely returned 4 fish including his new pb, a rainbow weighing 15.2lb using a yellow blob and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALAN MCQUEEN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.4lb caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Safely returned 3 fish using a black spider on a floating line.
  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 8 fish using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • TED HALL – Safely returned 3 fish caught using shimmies on a floating line.
  • JOE FRANCE – Weighed in 4 fish for 8.93lb and safely returned 1 using a midas, apps and diawl bachs on an intermediate line.
  • STEVE SALMON – Weighed in 4 fish for 9.5lb and safely returned 5 using shimmies, blobs, apps and diawl bachs on various lines.
  • HARRY HARRISON – Safely returned 3 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALEX BARONS – Safely returned 2 fish using a cat bug on an intermediate line.
  • DARREN SMITH – The last time I spoke to Darren he had 3 fish, but we don’t know how many he ended up with or what he was using.
  • JOHN BUTLER – Safely returned 6 fish using a dogs bollocks and shimmies on a ghost tip line.
  • MARK GRAY – Safely returned 3 fish using various apps on an intermediate line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 5 fish using apps and various dries on floating and intermediate lines.
  • RAYMOND BAIRD – Safely returned 1 fish using an olive apps on a floating line.
  • FRANK BRADLEY – Safely returned 3 fish using a red apps on a floating line.
  • IAN BALFOUR – Safely returned 2 fish using an olive buzzer on a floating line.
  • SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 4 fish including his new PB rainbow weighing 13.5lb using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 8 fish using buzzers and a black lure on a floating line.
  • GARY SNEDDON – Safely returned a beautiful wild brown using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JAMES CRAIG – Safely returned 1 fish using an apps on a floating line.
  • RUSSELL YEARLY – Safely returned 3 fish.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Safely returned 4 fish including his new P.B rainbow weighing 15.7lb using various apps, an okay dokey and buzzers on sinking lines.

GETTING THEIR PRACTICE IN FOR THE FINAL OF THE QUAICH

  • RONNIE WEIR – TEAM BANGOUR – Safely returned 12 fish.
  • COLIN DAVIDSON – TEAM HCF – Safely returned 6 fish.
  • ADAM JUKES – TEAM HCF – Safely returned 18 fish.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – TEAM BURNHOUSE – Safely returned 12 fish.
  • DONALD FORBES – TEAM BURNHOUSE – Safely returned 12 fish.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – TEAM BURNHOUSE – Safely returned 8 fish in just a few hours.
  • JOHN DONALDSON – TEAM BURNHOUSE – Safely returned 18 fish in just a few hours.
  • ALAN SMITH – TEAM BURNHOUSE – Safely returned 5 in an hour.

THE FINAL OF THE WINTER QUAICH INTER FISHERY COMPETITION.

Firstly we would like to send our thoughts to the original HCF team who all caught covid, we hope that you are all now on the mend. We were gutted you weren’t there for the final after a few months of getting to know you all and the laughs we had but your replacements were exceptionally good and they did you proud so that should be a comfort!

We were originally meant to host the 3rd heat however the competition had to be cancelled due to flooding, meaning that we had the honour of hosting the final instead.

The weather for the final could not have been more different, anglers were met with bright sunshine and a flat calm. As they tucked into their breakfast rolls jokes were made that they would have preferred the wind and rain! It was set to be a difficult day, made even harder when the wind started blowing from the east, an east wind and sunshine are never a good combination. The conditions certainly did not favour the anglers, but their knowledge and experience shone through and yet again it was a tight competition.

 

THE BURNHOUSE TEAM

We had a 4 fish advantage after moving ahead of HCF at Bangour, but 4 fish could easily be caught! Our team had to use their knowledge of the water to their advantage. The pressure was on throughout the competition, all teams were catching well despite of the conditions, nobody knew who was ahead. All teams brought their A game, so our team had a challenge on their hands. Our anglers were doing well but they also dropped a lot of fish and with every one you could see their frustration grow, but they dusted themselves off and kept their composure, they wanted the victory!

 TEAM CAPTAIN DONALD FORBES – 5 fish

JOHN DONALDSON – 13 fish

ALAN SMITH – 7 fish

AARON KIRKWOOD – 6 fish

JONNO MCDONALD – In the practice sessions he excelled, but on the day he just couldn’t get a fish to the net.

TEAM TOTAL – 31 fish

TEAM NEWHOUSE

STEVEN MCGOWAN – 3 fish

LEN WEAVER – 1 fish

ALLY MCMAHON – 8 fish

RORY STEWART – 4 fish

HENRY MACKIE – 0 fish

 TEAM TOTAL – 16 fish

TEAM BANGOUR

GERRY KING – 1 fish

RONNIE WEIR – 5 fish

RUSSELL DODD – 2 fish

PAUL BEGBIE – 2 fish

TAM BEGBIE – 2 fish

TEAM TOTAL – 12 fish

TEAM HCF

CONNER MOOR – 4 fish

ADAM JUKES – 9 fish

ANDY OBRIAN – 4 fish

STEWART WHITE – 8 fish

COLIN DAVIDSON – 4 fish

TEAM TOTAL – 29 fish

THE FINAL RESULTS

WINNERS – BURNHOUSE – 155 fish

2nd HCF – 149 fish

3rd NEWHOUSE – 117 fish

4th BANGOUR – 101 fish

The Burnhouse team did it! With 2 fish ahead on the day they won by 6 fish! A massive thank you to all of the team, team captain Donald Forbes, John Donaldson, Alan Smith, Aaron Kirkwood, Scot Mitchell, Jonno McDonald, Greg Hoggan and Alex Rook! Every one of you contributed to the victory. It was an absolute joy to watch the team bond, to watch the team grow as you shared your experience, knowledge, and techniques amongst each other and to see you tare each other apart with friendly banter and jokes. You all knew each other before the competition, but now you are a team! Your fishery is very proud from the staff to the regulars, well done to you all, I hope you are as proud of you as we are of you!

Every team started out wanting to win, but this competition wasn’t all about winning it was about the overall experience. It was getting out to the other fisheries, meeting up with people we knew and getting to know new faces and personalities, it was about the belly aching laughs from the dodgy banter and competitive but fun rivalry, all of this during the miserable winter months when the weather would usually have us sitting in the house with our feet up. It was a fun way to spend the winter, exactly what fishing should be about, great sport, great laughs and great memories. I look forward to next years competition.

A massive thank you to Steven McGowan for inviting us to be a part of the Quaich, and for being the genius behind it! It was a thoroughly enjoyable competition, even though im not sure if anyone has figured out how those starting pegs work!

 

FISHERY RULES

  • 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 6LB, 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Fortnight Report

Friday 04/03/2022 – Friday 18/03/2022

Instead of a weekly report this one covers a fortnight, the little break from writing reports allowed us to concentrate on some of the maintenance and improvements to the fishery.

Those trees that threatened to come down on top of cars during the storms have all been felled, they have been cut up into logs to be used in the BBQ hut on days that require that roaring log fire.

The bridge pegs weren’t very practical, anglers would have to walk to the side of the bridge to land fish as the drop was just too high, making it unsafe for anglers and the fish; so we have built two new podiums in the shallow water. This means that the bridge will only be for crossing. We have ordered grip strips for the bridge and plan to have that annoying and unsightly mesh wiring removed over the next few weeks.

The ”bouncy podium” as anglers nicknamed it, notorious for anglers falling into the water because of its unusual shape and disrepair has been completely removed and a new and reinforced podium built on top of the rocks. Nobody should fall in now! The next step is to build a new set of stairs with a handrail down to the podium.

Another podium nicknamed by anglers “the wonky podium” a favourite to many, has also been repaired and reinforced after it was damaged in severe flooding.

Over the next few weeks we hope to add another 2 podiums to the water, in hotspots anglers love to fish from the banking, there is more than enough space for them.

We work hard to make Burnhouse the best it can be, a safe, reliable, relaxing and enjoyable environment for our anglers.

FISH OF THE FORTNIGHT –  The top spots go to ROSS COCHRANE with rainbow weighing 11.3lb and DECLAN WINTERS with a rainbow weighing 12.1lb!  Well Done to both of you!

FLIES OF THE FORTNIGHT – The top 3 flies were BUZZERS, CORMORANTS and APPS.

Other successful flies were adams, spiders, diawl bachs, damsels, cdcs, coch y bonddu, gold head nymphs, hoppers, double humpy, shipmans, foam beetles, bloodworms, pheasant tailed nymphs, viva, catbugs, stalking bugs, shimmies, shammies, eggs, mop flies, fabs, Ally McCoist, covid, dogs bollocks, hot throat mini, green lures, black & green lures, black & blue lures, squirmies, yellow dancer, black rabbits, dinky, various dries and to quote Jim Mcintyre “a hairy caterpillar looking thing.”

CATCH REPORT

  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 16 fish using a cheese egg and green mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 5 fish using a green mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Safely returned 3 fish caught using the only fly he uses at Burnhouse because it always catches him fish, a black apps.
  • ROSS COCHRANE – Safely returned 10 fish including a rainbow weighing 11.3lb using various apps on an intermediate line and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 12 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 fish using a hot throat mini on a floating line.
  • BRIAN LEITH – Safely returned 1 fish but we chatted that much I forgot to write down what he caught it on.
  • MICHAEL INGLIS – Safely returned 2 fish using a black squirmy and buzzers.
  • LEE MCADAM – Safely returned 8 fish using fabs and buzzers on a floating line.
  • SCOTT HENDERSON – Safely returned 7 fish using hoppers on a floating line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 7 fish using a black & green lure on an intermediate line and a shimmy fished static under a sight indicator. Bruce also became a victim of the elusive Houdini, the latest angler to have his heart broken by this gigantic rainbow.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 3 fish using “various Alan Smith dry flies”
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 7 fish using a green mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVID EADIE – Safely returned 4 fish using a viva on a floating line, Alex and Davie jnr returned 1 each.
  • KIERAN RICHARDSON – Weighed in 1 fish for 2lb using a green lure on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 2 fish using hoppers on a floating line.
  • KYLE BURNS – Weighed in 2 fish for 4lb.
  • STEVEN BROWN – Safely returned 3 fish using a dogs bollocks fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MARTYN SHEARER – Safely returned 3 fish including a 5lb tiger using apps on an intermediate line.
  • DREW MILLER – Safely returned 5 fish using shammies and the “Burnhouse bug” fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY DUNNING – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers and apps on a sink tip line.
  • VIC DONATI – Safely returned 4 fish using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • ROSS COCHRANE – Safely returned 7 fish using apps on a floating line and orange shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RAB COCHRANE – Safely returned 3 fish using a red apps on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 5 fish using olive and red apps on fast glass and di3 lines.
  • KIERAN LATTO – Safely returned 8 fish using buzzers and apps on a sinking line and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • NATHAN HORNER – Safely returned 7 fish using buzzers on floating and sinking lines.
  • RYAN LIVINGSTON – Safely returned 8 fish using a gold head nymph fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SHAUN CRAIG – Safely returned 3 fish using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 3 fish using “various Alan Smith dry flies.
  • DAVID GOSS – Safely returned 1 fish using a “gold head thingy” on a floating line with a slow retrieve.
  • COLIN SPENCE – Safely returned 2 fish using a black apps and cormorant on a floating line.
  • HUGH RANKIN – Safely returned 2 fish using a red apps on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 3 fish using a red apps and cormorant on a floating line.
  • PAUL RYDER – Safely returned 2 fish using a black apps on a floating line.
  • BARRY PEDEN – Safely returned 1 fish but lost a lot of fish using a green mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • PAUL ROWE – Safely returned 4 fish using a red apps on a fast glass line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 4 fish using buzzers on a floating line, eggs and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 2 fish using a pink fab and buzzers on a floating line.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – Safely returned 1 fish using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 5 fish using a yellow fab and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JIM WATSON – Safely returned 2 fish using cormorants on a floating line.
  • CRAIG FALLER – Safely returned 2 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 1 fish using “a hairy caterpillar looking thing” fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Didn’t just have a great days fishing but the best he has ever had, he safely returned 17 fish using a black apps fished static under a sight indicator.
  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 10 fish using a cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEORGE PELINE – Safely returned 4 fish using a blood worm on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 13 fish using a black apps and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • STEVEN HALL – Safely returned 1 fish using a ptn on a floating line.
  • KEVIN ROONY – Safely returned 2 fish using a diawl bach on a floating line.
  • ALAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 4 fish using a black apps on a floating line.
  • ANDY CONNOR – Safely returned 2 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • JAMIE REYNOLDS – Safely returned 2 fish using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHRIS OLD – Safely returned 7 fish using a black apps and cormorants on a floating line.
  • ROSS SCOBBIE – Safely returned 3 fish using diawl bachs on a floating line and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GORDON STEWART – “once you’ve hooked into a fish here and you feel that fight it makes you want to come back!” He safely returned 4 fish using a damsel, yellow dancer, black & blue lure and a red apps on various lines. One of his fish went under the platform and wrapped itself around the legs, he still managed to land the fish and return it safely to fight another day.
  • MARK GRAY – Safely returned 2 fish using a red apps on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 4 fish using shimmies and bugs fished static under a sight indicator and apps on an intermediate line. Greg went home early, sickened after losing 2 double figure fish.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 7 fish using black spider on a floating line and a yellow wotsit on a fast-sinking line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 6 fish using shipmans, adams and hoppers on a floating line.
  • COLIN SPENCE – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers, cormorants and a white & green lure on floating and intermediate lines.
  • COKER WILSON – Safely returned 4 fish using a dinky, tequila fab and cormorants on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 4 fish using buzzers on a floating line and an orange shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Will be chuffed she made the report this week, after a little tuition from the buzzer king Donald, she safely returned 2 fish using buzzers and a Donald special foam beetle.
  • JIM WATSON – Safely returned 5 fish using apps on a floating line. He also caught a line of someone who had been snapped, as well as landing the fish he also got another apps for his fly box from the mouth of the fish.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Weighed in 3 fish for 7lb using various apps on a floating line.
  • GORDON STEWART – Just cant keep away, addicted to the hard fight from our fish, he safely returned 5 fish using a black & blue lure, gold dancer and a black & red lure on floating and intermediate lines.
  • COLIN GRAHAM – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow apps on a floating line.
  • BOBBIE GARVIE – safely returned 3 fish using a yellow apps on a floating line.
  • DUNCAN MCPHERSON – “This has become my favourite fishery!” He safely returned 3 “hard fighting fish” using an okay dokey and an orange fab on a floating line.

THE RAILWAY INN GROUP BOOKING

The variant weather proved difficult for some of the group, however the anglers enjoyed their day, again the half time lunch in the BBQ hut proved to be a hit amongst the group. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet you all this time as I was away to a competition, however I would like to thank you for choosing Burnhouse and hopefully I will get to meet you all the next time.

  • STAN URE – Stan had to leave a little early but sent some feedback which was greatly appreciated. He thoroughly enjoyed his day and will become a regular visitor, even though the fish teased him all day and he lost a few. We look forward to welcoming you back, the fish won this time but im sure you will get your revenge!
  • IAN REDDIE – Safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALISTAIR SMITH – Unfortunately we don’t have his returns, but I hope he enjoyed his day.
  • DAVID HARRINGTON JNR – Safely returned 9 fish using cdcs, buzzers and a black rabbit on a floating line.
  • DAVID HARRINGTON SNR – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers and a black rabbit on a floating line.
  • DARIC SZVARC – Safely returned 1 fish using an Ally McCoist.
  • JOHN LEAR – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.2lb using a brown cormorant on a floating line.
  • BRUCE ALLAN – Unfortunately I don’t have returns for Bruce but I hope you enjoyed your visit to Burnhouse.

THE 3RD HEAT OF THE WINTER QUAICH INTER FISHERY COMPETITION.

BANGOUR FISHERY

After 2 rounds, HCF had moved to a 10 fish lead meaning that the 3rd round was crucial, if they were to move further into the lead it would be unlikely they would be caught. The rest of the teams had a challenge on their hands.

The strong sun and variable wind proved a little difficult, however there were still some brilliant returns. The venue was stunning, facilities impressive and the half time lunch delicious! A thoroughly enjoyable day for all of the anglers and it was the first time we have had a dry day in the competition!

THE BURNHOUSE TEAM

The Burnhouse team got off to a flying start with almost every rod bent in the first hour belonging to one of our team. Even though the fishing slowed for the anglers when the cold wind picked up our team kept catching!

TEAM CAPTAIN DONALD FORBES – 9 fish

ALAN SMITH – 3 fish

AARON KIRKWOOD – 2 fish and a swan

JOHN DONALDSON –12 fish

ALEX ROOK – 7 fish

THE RESULTS

1stBURNHOUSE – 33 fish

2nd NEWHOUSE –  29 fish

3rd BANGOUR –  23 fish

4th HCF –  19 fish

OVERALL POSITIONS WITH ONLY THE FINAL TO GO

 1STBURNHOUSE – 124 fish

2nd HCF – 120 fish

3rd NEWHOUSE – 101 fish

4th BANGOUR – 89 fish

The Burnhouse team did it! Not only did they wipe out all of the 10 fish lead but they also moved to 4 fish ahead with the final venue being on our own water! The team celebrated their victory!

 

 FISHERY RULES

  • 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.
  • 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 6LB, 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.
  • 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.
  • IF FISHING THE BRIDGE, THE FISH MUST BE LANDED ON THE BANKING TO THE SIDE.
  • IF ANGLERS ARE FISHING THE BANKING TO THE SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, THEY MUST NOT CAST ACROSS BOTH BRIDGE PODIUMS.
  • 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 25/02/2022 – Friday 04/03/2022

Another week of variable weather, but after the month we have had the anglers came well prepared to experience four seasons in one day! Setting up multiple rods for a quick change in the varied conditions proved to be a sensible and successful move for most anglers when the sudden change in weather would quickly change the depth of the fish. No hour was the same as the next, with anglers enjoying the thrill of a surface take and then having to make the change to sinking lines.

A total of 389 fish were caught over 5 days, with some of those days being quieter than normal, the rod average was a very respectable 5.8,  brilliant sport in challenging conditions! It was another week that seen many of our larger specimens make the anglers nets, giving them another reason to smile and another story to tell!

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to JOCK KETTLES with rainbow weighing 13.4lb!  Well Done, Jock!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3 flies were BUZZERS, CORMORANTS and APPS.

Other successful flies were eggs, spiders, cdcs, orange fritz, nymphs, shimmies, cat bugs, foam beetles, blobs, grub imitations, sunburst dancers, snakes, rabbits, damsels, double humpy, emergers, diawl bachs, fabs, humongous, yellow dancers, squirmies, black & blue lures, cats whiskers, various mini lures, bibio, crippled midge, hoppers, black & green lures, mop flies, coch y bondhu, Ally McCoist, green fritz, hares ear, nano grub and  bibio snatcher.

CATCH REPORT

  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 2 fish using an egg fished static under a sight indicator and a buzzer on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 4 fish caught using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RYAN GIBSON – Safely returned 2 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 3 fish caught using buzzers and spider on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RODDIE FINNIE – Weighed in 3 fish for 12lb and safely returned 1 using an orange fritz on a floating line.
  • JIM WATSON – Weighed in 3 fish for 8.16lb and safely returned a rainbow weighing 11.7lb using buzzers and nymphs on a floating line.
  • JIM KYLE – Safely returned 5 fish in his short visit using buzzers on a midge tip line. He was also snapped by one of our larger fish.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 2 fish on his evening session using apps and cormorants on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Another brilliant day for the buzzer king, he safely returned 9 fish including rainbows weighing 13lb, 8lb and 6lb using buzzers, a foam beetle, and a cat bug on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 2 fish using a shimmy fished static under a sight indicator and a nymph on a floating line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an olive apps on a floating line.
  • SCOT WALKER – Safely returned 6 fish using squirmy worms fished static under a sight indicator and blobs on a floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 3 fish caught using a grub imitation fished static under a sight indicator and yellow blob on a floating line.
  • BRUCE MCLEAN – Safely returned 3 fish caught using a sunburst dancer and a snake on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 2 fish using a black apps and cat bug on a floating line.
  • GRAEME ARTHUR – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.5lb and safely returned 1 using a black rabbit on an intermediate line.
  • CRAIG MCILHONE – Safely returned 1 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – Safely returned 6 fish using rabbits, apps and cormorants on floating and fast glass lines.
  • BILLY MILLER – Safely returned 3 fish using a double humpy, cormorants and an emerger on a floating line.
  • ANDY CLARKE – Who is learning how to fish still waters after years of river fishing safely returned 1 fish using a cdc on a floating line.
  • GORDON SMITH – Safely returned 11 fish using apps and a black mamba on a floating line.
  • ALI STRACHAN – Safely returned 10 rainbows and 1 blue using a humongous, yellow dancer and cormorants on an intermediate line.
  • FRANK MCKENNA – Safely returned 7 rainbows and 2 blues using a yellow dancer on a floating line with a 5ft poly leader.
  • TONY DEEP – Safely returned 16 fish using various squirmies fished static under a sight indictor.
  • GORDON STEWART – Safely returned 7 fish using black & blue lures on a floating line.
  • JOHN REILLY – Safely returned 1 fish, we have no details of what he was using.
  • ALAN JACK – Safely returned 3 fish using damsels and cats whiskers on a floating line.
  • GARY DRUMMOND – Safely returned 3 fish using mini lures and buzzers on a sink tip line.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Weighed in 1 fish for 3lb using a bibio cripples midge on a floating line.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – Safely returned 5 fish using apps on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 17 fish including a rainbow weighing 10.5lb in just 4 hours! He was using apps, diawl bachs and hoppers on various lines.
  • COLIN BALFOUR – Safely returned 5 fish using a catbug, cormorants, spider and a coch y bondhu on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 11 rainbows and a wild brown using a cat bug and buzzers on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 5 fish using buzzers, a cat bug and an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • ALLAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 5 fish using a mini cats whisker and a mini Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 5 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and a green fritz on a floating line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 2 fish using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAIN MILLAR – Safely returned 12 fish including his new PB, a rainbow weighing 13.1lb using an egg fished static under a sight indicator and cormorants on a floating line.
  • SCOTT DOC – Safely returned 20 fish using a nano bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVID NIVEN – Safely returned 1 fish using a bibio snatcher on a floating line.
  • SCOTT LAIRD – Safely returned 2 rainbows and a 7lb tiger using a green fab on a floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Had a much better visit this week after a few weeks of a 1 fish return, he safely returned 8 fish including a rainbow weighing 7lb using buzzers and a black apps on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 3 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROSS LOGAN – Enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 3 fish using apps and a size 18 black spider on a floating line.
  • JOHN BUTLER – Safely returned 2 fish including a rainbow weighing 9lb using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and a cats whisker on a floating line.
  • DOM HIGGINS – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.9lb using a yellow dancer on a midge tip line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.

WULLIES BIRTHDAY

To celebrate Wullie turning 21 again, they arranged a days fishing and a surprise cake, a baby shark cake to be precise which made Wullie laugh! The fish must have known it was a birthday celebration because between the 3 of them they caught 42 fish including 2 double figure rainbows! A happy birthday indeed!

  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Safely returned 13 fish including a rainbow weighing 11.3lb using a black apps fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 12 fish including a rainbow weighing 13lb using cormorants on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 17 fish using mainly orange wotsits fished static under a sight indicator.

THE WORLD MASTERS S.A.N.A

It was a privilege to welcome the team that represents us internationally! And an even bigger joy to watch them work the water for a couple of hours after their meeting. Best of luck to you all in this years competition and enjoy your travels!

  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 9 fish including a 10lb rainbow using buzzers and a cat bug on a floating line.
  • GRAIGY MCDONALD – Safely returned 9 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • KATHLEEN SHEPHERD – Safely returned 8 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JASON HENRY – Safely returned 7 fish using buzzers, a foam beetle and a black & green lure on floating and midge tip lines.
  • IAN RUNCIE – Safely returned 4 rainbows and 2 blues using buzzers on a floating line.

THE SOLDIER PALMERS

Thank you to the Soldier Palmers angling club who joined us this week. The bright sun and easterly wind made the fishing a little slower than it had been throughout the week but there were still some good returns, and the anglers enjoyed their day, with the hard fighting fish and the half time lunch and facilities proving to be a massive hit! We thank you for your feedback, it is great to hear our hard work is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back.

  • CHRIS SKIVINGTON – Safely returned 3 fish.
  • JOHN MAESTRI – Safely returned 3 fish.
  • DEREK SIBSON – Safely returned 4 fish.
  • STEWART MCBEEN – Safely returned 1 fish.
  • GLEN LAMONT – Safely returned 2 fish.
  • JOCK KETTLES – Safely returned 10 fish including the fish of the week weighing 13.4lb.
  • ECK MOFFAT – Safely returned 14 fish.
  • KENNY GRAY – Safely returned 1 fish.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 4 fish.
  • JEFF BATISTA – Safely returned 2 fish.

Unfortunately there were 2 blanks coming from Mark and Byran, next time guys!

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ANGLERS THIS WEEK, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN! TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

 

FISHERY RULES

  • 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.
  • 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 6LB, 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.
  • 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.
  • IF FISHING THE BRIDGE, THE FISH MUST BE LANDED ON THE BANKING TO THE SIDE.
  • IF ANGLERS ARE FISHING THE BANKING TO THE SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, THEY MUST NOT CAST ACROSS BOTH BRIDGE PODIUMS.
  • 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.

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 18/02/2022 – Friday 25/02/2022

That certainly was a very entertaining week! There were days that were beautiful, anglers could relax, enjoy the sunshine listening to the wonderful sound of birds singing and then there were days that we had to close the fishery due to high winds, snow, and flooding! A week where the Scottish weather gave us everything it possibly could! The weather was variable and frustrating, but, the fishing was exceptional! There were very few blanks recorded last week, those big fish showed up in large numbers including the elusive tigers, many PBs were smashed and many anglers experienced their best ever days fishing!

On Sunday we were excited to host the next round of the inter fisheries Quaich competition, however the weather had different ideas! We experienced severe flooding, meaning that due to safety reasons the competition had to be postponed! We had no podiums above water level, you could wade around the paths in water up to your knees in some parts and the water running through the fishery could have made you believe you were fishing a large river! But our team and a couple of anglers from other teams stayed to brave the horrific conditions, a training session in the worst possible weather! The banter was flowing, and our team had a little competition amongst themselves! Our fish are well known to fight incredibly hard, so bringing them in against a raging current was even more of a challenge and an adrenaline rush! The day that started off so badly, ended up being pretty awesome! You can read how the anglers got on after the catch report.

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot is shared by DONALD FORBES and for the second week running GREG HOWE both with rainbows weighing 13.1lb! A new PB for Greg.  Well Done, to both of you!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3 flies were BUZZERS, APPS and EGGS.

Other successful flies were dogs bollocks, fabs, cormorants, damsels, black pennell, snakes, rabbits, okay dokey, orange lures, diawl bachs, foam beetles, nymphs, shimmies, crunchers, nomads, green fritz, mop flies, hares ears, nano bugs and a bibio snatchers.

CATCH REPORT

  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 8 fish using buzzers, beetles, cat bugs and apps.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 5 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and a green fritz on a floating line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 2 fish caught using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Had a brilliant birthday with 13 fish to the net including 1 weighing 11.3lb caught using a black apps fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAIN MILLER – Has only fished Burnhouse twice and on both occasions, he has beat his PB! He safely returned 9 fish including a rainbow weighing 12.2lb using eggs, mop flies fished static under a sight indicator and a hares ear on a floating line.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Had one of the best ever fishing trips with 12 to the net using cormorants on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREG HOWE – Had a red-letter day! Not only did he manage 17 fish to the net, but he also caught 1 rainbow weighing 9lb and 2 doubles his new PB weighing 13.1lb and another rainbow weighing 11.3lb, using shimmies and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SCOTT DEC – “I will definitely come back here, probably next week!” Scott was impressed by his first visit, he safely returned 20 rainbows caught using a nano bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVID NIVEN – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a bibio snatcher on a floating line.
  • SCOTT LAIRD – Safely returned 2 rainbows and a beautiful 7lb tiger caught using a green fab on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – An incredible day for the buzzer king! He safely returned 10 fish including rainbows weighing 13.1lb and 8lb, using……. Well you guessed it!
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Weighed in 3 fish for 9.11lb and safely returned 2 using an okay dokey, orange lure and daiwl bachs on a floating line with a 3ft poly leader.
  • COLIN SHARPE – Safely returned 13 fish using fabs, beetles, buzzers, and apps on floating and intermediate lines.
  • TONY STEEN – Tony had quite possibly the best start ever when his first cast produced a double hook up with a tiger and a rainbow! He safely returned 11 rainbows and 1 tiger using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and nymphs on a floating line.
  • GARY MACAVOY – Safely returned 1 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JAMIE PROUDFOOT – Safely returned 2 fish caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BOBBIE ADAMS – Safely returned 4 fish caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART BELL – Safely returned 7 fish caught using a black apps on an intermediate line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • COLIN SPENCE – Safely returned 8 fish including a 10lb rainbow using cormorants, crunchers, and apps on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 3 fish using cormorants on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – We are considering renting out the BBQ hut to Donald to further aid his addiction to Burnhouse! He safely returned 10 fish using buzzers, apps, and beetles!
  • JOHN MCMILLAN- Impressed with the amount of fish rising at this time of the year, John says he can’t wait to try Burnhouse out during dry fly season! He safely returned 2 fish caught using a dogs bollocks and a red apps on a floating line.
  • DARREN SMITH – Safely returned 6 fish caught using an orange fab, black apps and cheese egg on a floating line.
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – Safely returned 6 fish using various apps and cormorants on fast glass and floating lines. When playing one of the fish he said “ your fish just done have an off button! They just keep fighting!”
  • BRUCE DYSART – The fish kept escaping Bruce on his last visit and he was disappointed to only manage one to the net when he could have had many MANY more! However he made up for it this week with 6 rainbows and 1 tiger, the tiger took right at the side when he was hanging his fly! He used damsels, apps and a black pennell on floating and intermediate lines.
  • STUART BELL – Safely returned 2 fish using a black apps on an intermediate line and an egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DARREN MCPHERSON SNR – Safely returned 8 fish using various apps and a black snake on slow and fast glass lines.
  • DARREN MCPHERSON JNR – Also safely returned 8 fish but I think he deserves the win because one of them was a 12.9lb rainbow! He used various apps on a slow glass line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KEVIN CRAIG – Was delighted to catch a 5lb tiger using a nomad on a floating line.

THE INTER FISHERIES QUAICH COMPETITION

  • SCOTT MITCHELL – BURNHOUSE TEAM – Safely returned 5 fish.
  • JOHN DONALDSON – BURNHOUSE TEAM – Safely returned 9 fish and was over the moon to also catch a beautiful wild brown.
  • DONALD FORBES – BURNHOUSE TEAM – Safely returned 7 fish.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – BURNHOUSE TEAM – Safely returned 10 fish including a rainbow around 10lb.
  • ALAN SMITH – BURNHOUSE TEAM – Safely returned 9 fish.
  • ANDY GIBB – HCF TEAM – Safely returned 2 fish including a rainbow estimated to be around 8-10lb.
  • RONNIE MCLEAN – HCF TEAM – Safely returned 2 fish.

Thank you to the anglers that stayed on after the competition was cancelled, you turned what was a stressful and disastrous day into a very enjoyable one! And that pot of soup didn’t go to waste!

 

FISHERY RULES

  • 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.
  • 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 6LB, 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.
  • 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.
  • IF FISHING THE BRIDGE, THE FISH MUST BE LANDED ON THE BANKING TO THE SIDE.
  • IF ANGLERS ARE FISHING THE BANKING TO THE SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, THEY MUST NOT CAST ACROSS BOTH BRIDGE PODIUMS.
  • 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.

A massive thank you to all of the anglers who joined us this week, we hope to see you all again very soon! Hopefully in more settled weather!

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