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Weekly Report – 21st February 2021

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 19.02.21 – 21.02.21                                        

BURNHOUSE IS BACK!

I honestly do not think kids get as excited on the run up to Santa coming, as our anglers were about Burnhouse opening back up!

For the majority of the weekend the weather was horrendous, it was blowing a hooley and pouring with rain, but nothing would stop our anglers making their return! Even though the waves at times resembled that of the North Sea they all stuck it out, undeterred!

The atmosphere was phenomenal, it was great not only to see anglers on our water again but to hear the laughter & jokes from competitive personalities, to hear the cheers of joy as great fish were landed and naughty words as those big ones got away! It is the medicine we all need in such unpredictable, grim times!

FISH OF THE WEEK – The first fish of the week 2021 was caught by MARTIN LEYDEN. A stunning, perfectly conditioned, 10lb rainbow that put a massive smile on his face! Well done, Martin!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were TAILED OKAY DOKEY, BUZZERS & EGGS.

OTHER SUCCESSFUL FLIES WERE – Crunchers, daiwl bachs, snatchers, black bunny leech, blue mop fly, the covid fly, shimmy eggs, hares ears, apps bloodworms, pink squirmy, black nomad, nymphs, black fritz, millennium bugs, fluff cat, polar bears, Ally McCoist, shammies, infected egg, damsels, orange lure, pink & purple lure, bubble gum worm, Sir Alex Ferguson, goldie lure, yellow dancer, blob, pin fry imitation and a black rabbit.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • COLIN SPENCE – Was delighted with his first visit to Burnhouse “great wee fishery!”. He safely returned 6 rainbows caught using crunchers, snatchers and daiwl bachs on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a pink egg fished static, under a sight indicator and a pin fry imitation on an intermediate line.
  • STUART BELL – Who hadn’t visited Burnhouse for a while, left saying “what a place! I will definitely be back!” He safely returned 16 rainbows, caught using a black bunny leech on an intermediate line, and a spearmint egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALFIE SPENCE – Safely returned 2 rainbows, 1 weighing approximately 8lb “what a fish!”. Alfie used mixed tactics including a blue mop fly fished static under a sight indicator and a covid fly on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Got off to a disastrous start, a faulty hook seen him lose 8 fish! Tempted to Chuck his rod in the water, instead he kept going, determined to turn things around! He weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.9lb and safely returned 2 others.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – (Titch) Who used to work at Burnhouse many years ago, could not wait to get back to his favourite fishery and what a day he had! “I’m touching fish with practically every cast!” He weighed in 2 rainbows for 9.7lb and safely returned 3 others. All were caught using a gold head hares ear on a floating line.
  • JIMMY MARSHALL – Was like a wee kid on Christmas day when he arrived at the fishery. “It’s been far too long since I’ve been here!” He weighed in a beautiful rainbow for 7.11lb, caught using a green egg fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.14lb and safely returned 1 other, a goldie lure and an Ally McCoist on an intermediate line, proving successful in flat calm and sunny conditions.
  • MARTIN LEYDEN – Thoroughly enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse! He safely returned 2 rainbows including, the fish of the week weighing 10lb. He was using a green apps and a pink squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GAVIN JOHNSTON – Safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a pink egg and an okay dokey, fished static under a sight indicator. He enjoyed his visit that much; he booked his space straight away for the following week!
  • GREGG HOGGAN – “Cracking fishery and some of the best conditioned fish I’ve seen!” He safely returned 11 rainbows and missed just as many! Mixed tactics including free lining buzzers and apps bloodworms, fished on an intermediate line with a rolly polly retrieve proved very successful for him.
  • JOHN BRYCE – Weighed in 3 rainbows for an impressive 16.8lb, caught using a black nomad, nymph, and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ANDY McALPINE – Weighed in 2 fin perfect rainbows for 9.12lb, both were caught using a black fritz on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Relatively new to fly fishing had “a great day!” He weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.8lb and safely returned 3 others, all were caught using an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN DON – “It’s good to be back!” He safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALLAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using an okay dokey and a black nymph on a floating line with a slow retrieve.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Was so excited to be back at Burnhouse that he was waiting at the gates for May to arrive, an hour before opening! He safely returned 7 rainbows, including 1 weighing approximately 9lb. Mixed tactics including a fluff cat and polar bears on an intermediate line, and hares ears on a floating line proved successful in varied weather conditions.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Was counting down the sleeps till his first visit back! A first-time visitor said “well that’s a good sign…. there’s a wee guy dancing about the car park telling everyone how excited he is to be back!” I knew right away it was Ross! He safely returned 6 rainbows, 2 weighing approximately 9lb and 1 blue. Eggs and an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator, and an Ally McCoist on an intermediate line. He was also snapped by a double on one of his first casts.
  • REYNER KENNEDY – Enjoyed his first visit to the fishery, he safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREGOR KENNEDY – Gregor nailed it! He safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator and missed many more!
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Made the most of the ticket he won in the big fish competitions back in December. He safely returned 7 rainbows, all of a good size and fin perfect. Buzzers, a blue flash damsel and a yellow shammy on a floating line were the successful flies for him.
  • SEAN MOONEY – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a pink infected egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALLAN SMITH – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a hares ear on a floating line and a pink apps on an intermediate line.
  • ROBERT RANKIN – Had a “brilliant day!” Where his friends struggled, Robert weighed in 3 fin perfect rainbows for 15.4lb, caught using an okay dokey and a millennium bug fished static, under a sight indicator.
  • DARREN SMITH – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • RYAN GIBSON – Safely returned a beautiful 8lb rainbow, caught using an Ally McCoist on an intermediate line.
  • LIAM RODGERSON – Young Liam showed his dad how to catch a fish, he safely returned 1 rainbow around 4lb, caught using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREG MARSHALSEY – Safely returned 4 rainbows and a 7lb tiger, damsels, an orange lure, and a pink and purple lure were the successful flies for him. Greg has caught a tiger on every visit to Burnhouse and he rubs it in big time to his friend Ross who has yet to catch one!
  • DAVID MENZIES – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a bubblegum worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROSS MENZIES – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an Alex Ferguson on an intermediate line.
  • BRIAN McCLUCKIE – Came determined to beat a spell of bad luck earned elsewhere. He safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a daiwl bach on a floating line and a yellow dancer on an intermediate line. He also lost a big fish on his last cast.
  • LEWIS KIDD – Left with a massive smile on his face after catching 2 tigers weighing 5lb & 8lb and, 2 rainbows including one weighing 7lb! “I’m coming back here; this place is brilliant!” He used mixed tactics including a blue mop fly fished static under a sight indicator and an orange blob, yellow dancer and blue flash damsel fished on an intermediate line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Was chuffed to be back. He safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • KEVIN MOWATT – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a red shammy fished static under a sight indicator. He also lost a double figure fish.
  • DAVID PATTERSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows, both were caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • CHRIS MULHOLAND – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RICHARD GRAY – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a black rabbit on an intermediate line and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALLAN MEEK – Safely returned 1 good sized rainbow, caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • JONNO McDONALD – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a buzzer on a floating line and an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.

It has been a great joy to welcome anglers back to Burnhouse but even though we as a country have made great progress in our fight against covid 19, we must not let our guards down! Whilst fishing our water please adhere to the following measures, we have put in place at the fishery.

Important COVID-19 Regulations – please read:

Please adhere to the following:

  • We will be operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water; it also enables a better track and trace. Please phone 07949 220 511 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your booking, stay at home and isolate.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the window on the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available via the window, gloves and masks will be worn by staff and strict hygiene standards implemented during the handling.
  • ALL anglers MUST use the hand sanitising station before approaching the window. The station will be cleaned by staff after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • We ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being required. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on an hourly basis, though we also ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes provided to clean up after their own use.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport, so let us work together to keep it as safe as possible for all participants.

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly Report – 27th December 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 18.12.20 – 27.12.20                                        

We hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and new year! Hopefully 2021 is a better year for us all! Even though we enter into this year with heavy restrictions, there is at least some hope on the horizon!

Unfortunately, our festive fortnight report was cut short this year due to the big freeze. We have been completely iced over since Monday the 28th of December. With the freezing temperatures due to remain we are unsure when we will be able to reopen, however we will keep you updated.

This is not a bad thing though, the sport on a Wednesday tends to be better because of the two days’ rest it gets when we are closed on a Monday and Tuesday, can you imagine how great it will be after a few weeks rest?

FISH OF THE FESTIVES – DECLAN WINTERS is incredibly lucky to be receiving the final 6hr c&r ticket for 2020! Though several bigger doubles were hooked into none made it to the net, making his 10.5lb rainbow the final winner of the year! Well done, Declan!

FLIES OF THE FESTIVES – The top 3 flies were CORMORANTS, ORANGE LURES and RABBITS.

Other successful flies were, tailed okay dokey, eggs, daiwl bachs, stalking bugs, damsels, damsel nymphs, shimmy eggs, pink damsel, black fritz, green cut throat cat, squirmy worms, fab, wotsits, Ally McCoist, pin fry imitation, black dancer, black & green lure, Sunburst Ally, white fritz, olive cruncher, cat bug, f*ck up, apps bloodworms, gold humongous, buzzers, and a mini cut throat cat.

CATCHES OF THE FESTIVES

  • TONY STEEN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 10lb, caught using a tailed okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 5 rainbows including 1 weighing 10.5lb. He used mixed tactics including, cormorants on a floating line and peach eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILL SUTHERLAND – Safely returned 8 rainbows including 1 around 9lb, a black rabbit and daiwl bachs on a floating line proving very successful for him.
  • JIM THOMSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a green stalking bug on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 3 rainbows, including 1 weighing 8.5lb. He used mixed tactics including a damsel on an intermediate line and a green egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREG MARSHALSEY – Safely returned 4 rainbows and 1 tiger, caught using a damsel on an intermediate line.
  • SANDY KIRKWOOD – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 9.8lb and safely returned 1, he caught these using his old faithful fly, a damsel nymph.
  • JOE MURPHY – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a cormorant on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 4 rainbows, also caught using cormorants.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows, caught using cormorants and an orange nomad on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using cormorants again on a floating line.
  • AMID KARIMI – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 11.86lb and safely returned 1, all were caught using a pink stalking bug on a floating line.
  • PAUL ROE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 9lb, caught using an orange damsel and a millennium bug both on a floating line.
  • RONNIE TURNBULL – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using cormorants on a floating line.
  • TAM BROGAN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.5lb and safely returned 2, all were caught using a yellow & white shimmy egg fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he weighed in 1 rainbow for 4.5lb, caught using an apps bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIMMY MILLER – Safely returned 4 rainbows, including 1 weighing 9.79lb, all were caught using a black & green rabbit on a floating line.
  • SCOT MITCHELL – Safely returned 8 rainbows, caught using a cormorant and an orange nomad on a floating line.
  • DAVIE FISHER – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a pink rabbit, pink damsel, and an orange rabbit all on a floating line.
  • KEVIN CUNNINGHAM – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a black fritz on a floating line.
  • BRIAN CUNNINGHAM – Safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a green cut throat cat on a floating line.
  • MARK LOVE – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a green stalking bug on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an olive cruncher also on a floating line.
  • COLIN MARSHALL – Safely returned a stunning 6lb rainbow, caught using a white squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using the same fly and tactics.
  • HENRY SOBELEWSKI – Safely returned 2 rainbows weighing 7lb and 5.5lb – both were caught using an orange fab on a floating line.
  • IAN PRENTISE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.64lb, caught using an orange fritz on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using the same fly and tactics.
  • JUSTIN PRENTISE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.67lb, caught using an orange fritz on a floating line.
  • BARRY PRENTISE – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 14.09lb, caught using a yellow wotsit, Ally McCoist and a daiwl bach all on a floating line. On a return visit he weighed in 2 rainbows for 10.78lb, caught using a yellow shimmy egg fished static under a sight indicator, he also safely returned a rainbow, caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • JORDAN COLLINS – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using an orange nomad on a floating line and a pink squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALLAN SMITH – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a pin fry imitation on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using a white fritz on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 8 rainbows including 1 weighing 10lb. A black dancer and cormorants on a floating line proving very successful for him.
  • KEITH RODGERSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALLAN MEEK – Safely returned a stunning 9lb rainbow, caught using a black & green lure on a floating line.
  • ALAN WATSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM BARR – Safely return 1 rainbow, caught using a sunburst Ally on a floating line.
  • IAN DICKSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow, I have no records of the fly used.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 11.57lb, caught using a pink squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using white and pink eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN McKAY – Safely returned 2 rainbows and a 6lb tiger, caught using a green egg and a green squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RICHARD GRAY – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a white eggstacy worm fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he safely returned 3, caught using a black rabbit on a floating line.
  • ROBERT LAMB – Safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using an Ally McCoist and orange lures on a floating line.
  • STEVIE COWEN – Safely returned 3, caught using an orange egg and a cat bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN DOBBIE – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a f*ck up on a floating line.
  • DEREK SNEDDON – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb, he also safely returned a blue, both were caught using a pink stalking bug on a floating line.
  • JORDAN SNEDDON – Safely returned 2 rainbows, including 1 weighing 10.2lb, both were caught using an orange shimmy egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN CRAIG – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a gold humongous on a floating line.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – Safely returned 8 rainbows, caught using buzzers, a black rabbit, orange dancer, cormorants, and an orange daiwl bach all on a floating line.
  • MAY ANDERSON – Safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using a black rabbit, mini cut throat cat and cormorants all on a floating line.

All we can do now is hope that the ice thaws soon, till then take care!

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 18th December 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 11.12.20 – 18.12.20                                        

It has been a week of constant variation in the water temperature and air pressure which resulted in a variation in performance and tactics.

There were days when the fishing was spectacular, the fish were on the chase, big bow waves and aggressive takes creating excitement amongst the anglers. On other days  the fish appeared to just switch off, small natural flies on a slow retrieve or fishing under a sight indicator were the key to success.

FISH OF THE WEEK This week’s top spot and winner of the 6hr C&R ticket is JOHN DONALDSON with a stunning 13.5lb rainbow! The fish put up a tremendous fight, stripping 30 yards of backing on its first run!  Well done, John!

FLIES OF THE WEEK This week’s top 3 flies were ORANGE LURES, BUZZERS and TAILED OKAY DOKEY.

Other successful flies were eggs, black rabbits, gold head nymph, damsels, millennium bugs, ace of spades, cormorants, daiwl bachs, wotsits, tequila blob, pink lure, black & green zonker, pink squirmy worm and a peach shimmy.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • TAM BROGAN – “Had a brilliant day!” He weighed in 1 rainbow and 1 blue for 6.61lb and safely returned 6 rainbows, 1 weighing 8lb. The big bow waves from the fish chasing his orange lure in the shallow water, were causing quite a stir amongst anglers.
  • IAN DOBBIE – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator and a black rabbit on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator and a black rabbit on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – Had one of those frustrating days that he lost every fish he hooked into. He returned the next day on a mission to have a better day and he certainly did! He safely returned 2 rainbows, the hard fighting fish made quite an impression on him (and his wrist 😂) Both fish were caught in the shallows fishing a gold head nymph on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 6 rainbows including 1 weighing 10.78lb. All were caught in the shallows using an orange fritz, uv damsel and a millennium bug all on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a tailed okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – safely returned 5 rainbows, caught using an ace of spades on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using an orange lure in the shallows.
  • ALLAN DOWNIE – “What a cracking couple of weeks I’ve had great fun!” Allan safely returned 5 rainbows and lost as many using an orange nomad and a damsel on a floating line, with a quick retrieve. Another angler to get the “buzz” from the chase in the shallows.
  • JOHN DONALDSON – Made difficult conditions looks easy! He safely returned 2 tigers – 1 weighing 6lb and 11 rainbows including the fish of the week weighing 13.5lb. Cormorants, daiwl bachs and a tailed okay dokey were the successful flies.
  •  SCOT MITCHELL – Had been looking forward to his first visit to Burnhouse and even though the conditions were very difficult he was not disappointed and managed 5 rainbows to the net including 1 weighing 8.5lb.
  • DAVIE FISHER – “It’s a lovely set up here!” He safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a tailed okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RONNIE TURNBULL – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a green daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • JOHN MCKAY – Safely returned a 6.5lb tiger and a 10.5lb rainbow, both were caught using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using a pink squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MATTHEW WATSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a black & green zonker on a floating line.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Weighed in a beautiful 5.5lb rainbow, caught using a pink lure on a floating line.
  • JOSH MOODY – Did not let the freezing cold rain and wind deter him and it paid off! He weighed in 1 rainbow for 5.5lb and safely returned a rainbow weighing 11.74lb rainbow. Both were caught using a tequila blob on an intermediate line.
  • LEWIS MORTON – “I can’t believe how hard the fish fight in here!” He safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an orange wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STEWART PEACH – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a green wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GLEN MCNEIL – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • KEITH RODGERSON – Safely returned a stunning brown, caught using a buzzer fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 4.41lb, caught using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  •  ROBERT PATON – weighed in 2 rainbows for 10.73lb and safely returned 2 rainbows, 1 weighing 7.5lb. Mixed flies and tactics, a pink egg fished static under a sight indicator and a damsel & buzzer on a floating line.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using an orange nomad, orange dancer and buzzers all on a floating line.
  • MAY ANDERSON – safely released 5 rainbows, caught using a uv damsel, tailed okay dokey, peach shimmy and an orange fluff cat all on a floating line.

 

Important COVID-19 Regulations – please read:

Please adhere to the following:

  • We will be operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water; it also enables a better track and trace. Please phone 07949 220 511 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your booking, stay at home and isolate.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the window on the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available via the window, gloves and masks will be worn by staff and strict hygiene standards implemented during the handling.
  • ALL anglers MUST use the hand sanitising station before approaching the window. The station will be cleaned by staff after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • We ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being required. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on an hourly basis, though we also ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes provided to clean up after their own use.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport, so let us work together to keep it as safe as possible for all participants.

 

With Christmas next week we have decided to say happy Christmas to our anglers in the best way possible, this weeks stocking will have more big fish, that should put some smiles on anglers faces and quite a bend in their rods!

We would like you wish you all a very merry Christmas!

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 11th December 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 04.12.20 – 11.12.20                                                      

Anglers have been awestruck by the beautiful wintery sunrises that welcome them in the morning. A soul pleasing sight that sets them up perfectly for the day ahead.

With the settled temperatures, the fishing has been exceptional with very few blanks recorded. With the brownies spawning in the burn, the trout are gathering in large numbers in the shallows, meaning that again the best sport came from this area.

The atmosphere amongst anglers has been amusing, full of fun, jokes and banter, with personalities bouncing off each other, even amongst anglers who do not know each other.

At one-point big belly aching laughter had May out enquiring what was going on. One angler had hooked up to a decent sized tiger, that tiger put up a colossal fight, stripping all of his line it went straight across the water in front of another angler, who’s line got in the way and he ended up foul hooking it. It was a hilarious sight watching anglers on either side of the water hooked into the one fish! Sparking the joke from May “hey how many guys does it take to bring in one tiger!” More laughter erupted! Once the fish was in the net, the angler who had originally hooked the fish chucked the other anglers fly in the water. On the retrieve from the other side of the water he hooked into a fish, which was his first ever fly fish, adding even more hilarity to the scene.

This week has been a reminder of how important fishing is to us all. It is that brilliant and much needed escape from reality, a reality which at the moment is full of so much uncertainty and restrictions.

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot and winner of the 6hr C&R ticket is DECLAN WINTERS with his new P.B, a very impressive 12.43lb rainbow! Well done, Declan!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top flies were BUZZERS, TAILED OKAY DOKEY, EGGS and MILLENNIUM BUGS.

Other successful flies were blue flash damsels, pink dancer, orange dancer, green & white lure, pink & yellow rabbit, red & white fluff cat, orange fritz, mini cut throat cat, Ally McCoist, damsel nymph, cat bug, pin fry imitation, white zonker, daiwl bachs, big red and an orange & yellow muddler.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • DECLAN WINTERS – has had yet another successful week at his “favourite fishery”. On his first visit he safely returned 6 rainbows, including one at 8lb. Buzzers, eggs and a millennium bug being the successful flies. On a return visit he safely returned 1 blue, 1 tiger and 13 rainbows, including the fish of the week at 12.43lb! An orange and a green okay dokey both tailed, proving to be irresistible to the fish.
  • FINDLAY BELL – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART BELL – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALLAN SMITH – safely returned 1 tiger and 4 rainbows, caught using a white zonker and a pin fry imitation on a floating line.
  • THOMAS FLEMMING – “I’ve had a great day and will definitely be back!” He safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOE MURPHY – safely returned 2 impressive rainbows, weighing 7lb and 8.38lb! Both were caught using a cat bug on a floating line.
  • SANDY KIRKWOOD – “That was brilliant! Amazing day, I really enjoyed that!” Sandy weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.48lb and safely returned 6. He was fishing his favourite fly, a damsel nymph on a floating line.
  • BARRY PRENTISE – had a big smile on his face at the end of the day. He weighed in 2 rainbows for 11.82lb, caught using a millennium bug fished static, under a sight indicator. Barry has only been fly fishing a couple of times and is doing brilliantly!
  • JUSTIN PRENTISE – Made his return after catching his first ever fish on the fly last week, he weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.5lb, caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • IAN PRENTISE – weighed in 1 rainbow for 5.52lb, caught using an orange fritz on a floating line.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Tied up some stunning red & white fluff cats and pink & yellow rabbits, the night before his visit and could not wait to try them out. The fish were “going crazy” for them, it was pull after pull! He ended his day with 8 to the net including a beautiful 6lb tiger. A larger fish claiming his fluff cat.
  • JOSH MOODY – who had not fished Burnhouse for several years had a great return visit. “I will see you next week, this place and the fish are amazing!” He safely returned 1 6lb blue and 8 rainbows including ones weighing 10.5lb, 8.5lb and 6.8lb! Mixed tactics and flies including an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator and a green & white lure on an intermediate line proved successful for him.
  • IAN EARLE – Enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RICHARD GRAY – gave the funniest feedback I’ve heard to date, “your fish should come with a risk of injury warning! They fight like mad! My arms killing me!” He safely returned 10 rainbows, caught using a green tailed okay dokey and a pink dancer, both on a floating line. He was that happy with his day that he came back the next again day safely returning 5 rainbows, caught using daiwl bachs and an Ally McCoist both on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – New to fly fishing he weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.97lb, caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT PATON – Had a brilliant first visit to the Lochan, he weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.58lb and safely returned 1 rainbow, weighing approximately 6lb. Buzzers on a floating line and a pink egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – safely returned 4 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb, caught using an orange & yellow muddler and a big red both on a floating line.
  • ANDY McALPINE – weighed in 2 rainbows for 12.85lb, caught using a blue flash damsel and buzzers on a floating line. “You don’t get fish like that in many places!”
  • ALLAN DOWNIE – Despite a disastrous start when his rod snapped Allan left saying “What a day! I’ve had brilliant fun!” He safely returned 6 rainbows and the one that had him as excited as a kid on Christmas Day, his very first tiger! All of his fish were caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – safely returned 10 rainbows, caught using an orange dancer and buzzers both on a floating line.
  • MAY ANDERSON – safely returned 9 rainbows and a 9.5lb tiger that made her shoulder tender for days! An orange tailed okay dokey, a mini cut throat cat and an Ally McCoist all on a floating line were the successful flies.

 

Important COVID-19 Regulations – please read:

Please adhere to the following:

  • We will be operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water; it also enables a better track and trace. Please phone 07949 220 511 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your booking, stay at home and isolate.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the window on the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available via the window, gloves and masks will be worn by staff and strict hygiene standards implemented during the handling.
  • ALL anglers MUST use the hand sanitising station before approaching the window. The station will be cleaned by staff after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • We ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being required. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on an hourly basis, though we also ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes provided to clean up after their own use.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport, so let us work together to keep it as safe as possible for all participants.

 

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly Report – 4th December 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 27.1120 – 04.12.20                                                       

Winter has arrived and it is beautiful! Those mild mornings have been replaced by a landscape – picturesque enough for a Christmas card!

There have been a few challenging days with flat calms, the constant variation in the temperature and air pressure, however, with buzzers hatching all week those eagle-eyed anglers spotting the signs have had some great returns!

The best sport coming from the shallower water at the bridge.

FISH OF THE WEEK Well, nobody managed to knock “oor Mays” 10lb 3oz rainbow off top spot! Even though bigger doubles were hooked into, none made the net.

NEXT WEEKS FISH OF THE WEEK WINNER WILL RECEIVE A 6HR C&R TICKET!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were BUZZERS, APPS BLOODWORMS and CORMORANTS.

Other successful flies were wotsits, shimmies, fab, squirmy worms, white & green nomad, orange fritz, daiwl bachs, eggs, Ally McCoist, tequila blob, hot head black cruncher, pink & white lure, tailed okay dokey and an orange dancer.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • BRIAN McCLUCKIE – Safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using an apps bloodworm and a green wotsit fished static under a sight indicator. Burnhouse is “his new favourite fishery!”
  • DECLAN WINTERS – “This is my favourite fishery now, love it here! The fish fight harder here than anywhere else!” He safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a green wotsit fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he safely returned 6 rainbows caught using buzzers, eggs, and a pink stalking bug.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 8oz and safely returned another rainbow. Both were caught using an orange shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned a fin perfect 6lb rainbow, caught using an apps bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator. His friend GREG had the biggest catch of the day though…. he caught Ross, right on the back of the head!!
  • HENRY SOBOLEWSKI – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a fab on a floating line.
  • KEVIN MUIR – Safely returned 6 rainbows including a beauty at 8lb 10oz. He caught these using a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOSH MUIR – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a brown squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator and cormorants on a floating line. One of his rainbows weighed 9lb, beating his dad for the heaviest fish of the day.
  • SCOTT MATHISON – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a pink apps bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • NATHAN JOHNSTON – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a white & green nomad on a floating line.
  • ARTHUR PEACH – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a green wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GLEN McNEIL – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • KEITH RODGERSON – Safely returned 1 tiger, 1 rainbow and 1 brown trout, all caught using buzzers on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow, caught also using buzzers.
  • ALLAN SMITH – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using cormorants on a floating line, on a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JACK MORRISON – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 12lb 3oz and safely returned a 6lb tiger. The successful flies were cormorants on a floating line and an orange wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KEENAN MACDONALD – Safely returned 1 tiger and 1 rainbow, caught using a pink and a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVID AVERY – Safely returned a beautiful 5.5lb tiger, caught using a daiwl bach on a floating line. He was very impressed by the fight and condition of the fish.
  • ANDY WILSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 6lb! The successful flies were a cormorant and a pink buzzer both on a floating line.
  • GARY SNEDDON – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an orange fritz.
  • LEWIS MORTON – Safely returned 2 rainbows on his very short session, caught using a cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MARGARET HORNAL – Within half an hour of arriving at the fishery Margaret and her husband Jim achieved their bag limits. Margaret weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb, caught using a tequila blob on a floating line.
  • JIM HORNAL – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 7lb 12oz, caught using a pink shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JUSTIN PRENTISE – Decided after years of bait fishing that it was time to try fly fishing. After just a half hour tuition he weighed in 1 rainbow for 6lb, caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line. “That was amazing! It is such a different fight! I am never going back to bait! See you next week!” Safe to say he was absolutely delighted!
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 1 6lb rainbow, caught using a brown squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • COLIN GRAY – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 6.5lb and safely returned another 3 rainbows, all caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JACK ZAREBSKI – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a pink apps bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a hot head black cruncher and a pink & white lure both on a floating line.
  • MAY ANDERSON – Safely returned 9 rainbows, caught using a tailed okay dokey, pink shimmy  egg and an apps bloodworm. May had to call on the help of an angler to net her 10lb 3oz rainbow, with “a tail like a shovel” it put up an epic fight, which proved a little painful for her recently fractured elbow 🙈
  • JONNO MCDONALD – Safely returned 10 rainbows, caught using an orange dancer with a fast retrieve and buzzers with a slow figure of 8 retrieve both on a floating line.

 

With the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions and continued Tier Level 3 and 4 level areas to our surroundings – please note:

  • We can only accept anglers from our Tier Level 3 Falkirk area. This means for the time being saying goodbye, for now, to some of our regulars, and we are as disappointed as you are.
  • However, this is in the best interest of our anglers and staff. If we do our best to limit the spread now, the quicker we can get back to enjoying the things we love in life. We look forward to welcoming you all back, in safer times!
  • Online bookings have been suspended temporarily, please call 07949220511 to book your session. This is to allow us to monitor where our anglers are travelling from. ALL ANGLERS MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE.

 

Important COVID-19 Regulations – please read:

Please adhere to the following:

  • We will be operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water; it also enables a better track and trace. Please phone 07949 220 511 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your booking, stay at home and isolate.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the window on the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available via the window, gloves and masks will be worn by staff and strict hygiene standards implemented during the handling.
  • ALL anglers MUST use the hand sanitising station before approaching the window. The station will be cleaned by staff after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • We ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being required. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on an hourly basis, though we also ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes provided to clean up after their own use.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport, so let us work together to keep it as safe as possible for all participants.

 

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 27th November 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 20.11.20 – 27.11.20                                                      

Week one of the new restrictions have seen us a lot quieter than normal. We have been using this time to do some essential repairs to the bridge, paths, and podiums so that when our regulars can return, they return in both safer times and to a safer fishery!

Our kingfisher has been making the most of the peace and quiet too, spending most of his day at the fishery leaving anglers in awe of his stealth and beauty.

The weather has been a lot more settled in contrast to the last few blustery weeks, though still mild for this time of the year! We are still seeing temperatures mild enough for sedges! We could not believe there were so many last week, this week there are still as many!

The doubles have all evaded capture this week, there have been many broken lines, hearts and even rods! If you hook into one of our doubles, do not bully it, there will be only one winner and unfortunately it will not be you!

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to ROSS MORRISON who safely returned a stunning 9lb 2oz fin perfect rainbow. Well done, Ross!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were BUZZERS, WOTSITS and APPS BLOODWORMS.

Other successful flies were stalking bugs, clink hammer, green fritz, orange lure, green eggstacy worm, fab, cut throat cat, eggs, yellow blob, green wobbler, pin fry imitation, black dancer, squirmy worms, shimmies, okay dokey, orange fritz and an orange dancer.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • MICHAEL WHITE – safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a pink apps bloodworm, buzzers and a stalking bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVE MCTAGGERT – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN McCULLOCH – had “a great day”, he safely returned 7 rainbows, caught using a klink hammer and buzzers on a floating line.
  • BRAIN McCLUCKIE – has found “his second home!” After another successful visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using an apps bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART PEACH – safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using various wotsits fished static under a sight indicator. Stuart also lost a double!
  • ARTHUR PEACH – had “the best days fishing he’s had for years!” He weighed in 2 rainbows for 9lb 7oz, caught using a green wotsit fished static under a sight indicator. He also lost a double figure rainbow when his knot failed, a knot tied by his son, there was cries of sabotage and much hilarity!
  • JIMMY McKENZIE – weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 9oz, caught using a green fritz on a floating line.
  • GREG MARSHALSEY – enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse! Using an orange lure on a floating line, he caught his first ever tiger and at 6lb 2oz it was a beauty! He was blown away by the fight that saw him unable to get the tiger up off the bottom for over 5 minutes.
  • ROSS MORRISON – cannot wait to get back to Burnhouse after his first visit! He safely returned 4 rainbows including one weighing 9lb 2oz.  He was using a green eggstacy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • HENRY SOBELEWSKI – safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a fab on a floating line. “What do you feed the fish in here? Steroids? They don’t want to come in!” Safe to say he was very impressed by the quality of our grade A fish!
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – safely returned an 8lb rainbow, caught using a cutthroat cat on an intermediate line. “Beautiful big tail! Great condition!”
  • DECLAN WINTERS – who had not fished Burnhouse for several years had 2 “brilliant” visits this week. His first seen him safely return 14 fish! Including 9lb, 7lb & 6lb rainbows and 1 blue. “This place is brilliant! The fish fight like salmon!” His second visit seen him safely return 6 fish including 8lb and 7lb rainbows. Apps bloodworms, various eggs and wotsits all fished static under a sight indicator proved to be very successful for him.
  • BARRY PRENTISE – who is new to fly fishing safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a yellow blob on a floating line.
  • IAN PRENTISE – weighed in 3 rainbows for 10lb 4oz, caught using a green wobbler on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using his small pin fry imitation that never fails him.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – still has a sore wrist from the fight he got from his tiger last week! He safely returned 2 rainbows this week, caught using a black dancer on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator. After an epic fight, Ian lost a double figure rainbow right at the net, we estimated this fish to be around 14lb-15lb! He was gutted but like a true champ he said, “well that’s just fishing!”
  • IAN DOBBIE – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using an orange squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GARY SNEDDON – safely returned an 8lb rainbow, caught using an orange fritz on a floating line. “What a fish lass! Great fight!”
  • JONNO McDONALD – safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using an orange dancer on a floating line. Jonno was another who lost a double figure rainbow. He also caught the first eel to be caught at Burnhouse for several years, this fell for his green egg fished static under a sight indicator. He took great pleasure in shouting May over to see it, knowing May has a “slight” fear of them.
  • MAY ANDERSON – safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using an okay dokey and a pink shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SANDY KIRKWOOD – I never usually mention blanks but Sandy had what other anglers would class as a horrible day! He lost every fish he hooked into including 2 big fish, one a double! Sandy is the kind of guy that lifts everyone’s spirits, a real joy to be around! At the end of his day he said, “I’ve had such a great day, I really enjoyed that!” What a guy! That is the spirit of a true angler, enjoying your day no matter what!

 

With the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions and continued Tier Level 3 and 4 level areas to our surroundings – please note:

  • We can only accept anglers from our Tier Level 3 Falkirk area. This means for the time being saying goodbye, for now, to some of our regulars, and we are as disappointed as you are.
  • However, this is in the best interest of our anglers and staff. If we do our best to limit the spread now, the quicker we can get back to enjoying the things we love in life. We look forward to welcoming you all back, in safer times!
  • Online bookings have been suspended temporarily, please call 07949220511 to book your session. This is to allow us to monitor where our anglers are travelling from. ALL ANGLERS MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE.

 

Important COVID-19 Regulations – please read:

Please adhere to the following:

  • We will be operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water; it also enables a better track and trace. Please phone 07949 220 511 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your booking, stay at home and isolate.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the window on the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available via the window, gloves and masks will be worn by staff and strict hygiene standards implemented during the handling.
  • ALL anglers MUST use the hand sanitising station before approaching the window. The station will be cleaned by staff after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • We ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being required. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on an hourly basis, though we also ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes provided to clean up after their own use.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport, so let us work together to keep it as safe as possible for all participants.

 

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 20th November 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 13.11.20 – 20.11.20                                                                  

It has been a strange November for us anglers! With milder weather than in previous years, we are seeing a lot of late hatches and insect life that we should not be seeing at this time of the year. Who would believe that we are in November when there is still a plentiful amount of amber sedges?

The constant variation in temperature has proven to be challenging, however there have been very few blanks reported this week! Our angler’s perseverance being the key to their success but isn’t that what makes fishing more exciting?

Finding out what the fish want, figuring out the depth and the retrieve. Fishing is not meant to be easy; it is meant to be rewarding of the work put in. The reward for our anglers? Grade A fish that never fail to impress with their strength and their condition.

 

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to CHRIS MULHOLAND who was delighted with the fight and condition of the stunning 10.5lb rainbow that fell for his orange stalking bug. Well done, Chris!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were BUZZERS, CORMORANTS and EGGS. Other successful flies were; shimmy bugs, soldier Palmer, shimmies, yellow dancers, sparkler, black peacock spider, stalking bugs, bloodworms, wotsits, yellow lures, blobs, yellow squirmy worm, UV cats whisker, daiwl bachs, hot head lures, black & red lure, black dancer, orange rabbit, white & green rabbit, hot head damsel, pin fry imitation, pink lure, puddle bug, cats whisker, black apps, green & white fritz, black & orange lure, Ally McCoist, orange dancer, sunburst Ally McCoist, cinnamon & gold and a mini cut throat cat.

 

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • GORDON McVICAR – had an amazing day in the pouring rain! With a stunning 7lb 11oz tiger and a 9lb 7oz rainbow the weather was miserable, but he certainly was not! The successful flies were an orange dancer and a sunburst Ally McCoist. On a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow and 1 tiger, caught on a black dancer.
  • PAUL PEDAN – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using an orange wotsit and buzzers fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JACK ZEREBSKI – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a black dancer on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using an orange shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM MORRISON – weighed in 2 rainbows for 11lb 5oz, caught using a cormorant and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • JOHN KERR – weighed in a beautiful fully finned rainbow for 6lb 8oz, caught using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • JOSH MUIR – really enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse “I will definitely be back!” He safely returned 5 rainbows and 1 blue, caught using a black apps and a shimmy fished static under a sight indicator. Also, a black & orange lure on a floating line.
  • KEVIN MUIR – also had a brilliant first visit to Burnhouse safely returning 6 rainbows and 1 blue, caught using green and black wotsits fished static under a sight indicator.
  • NATHAN JOHNSTON – also a first timer to Burnhouse safely returned 9 rainbows, caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator and a green and white fritz.
  • COLIN MARSHALL – safely returned 1 rainbow that gave him a sore arm, “what a fight!” He was fishing a peach egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIMMY MARSHALL – weighed in “a beauty” rainbow for 4lb 8oz, caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • GEO BROWNLEE – weighed in 2 rainbows for 8lb 8oz, caught using a red egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOE MURPHY – safely returned 7 rainbows, caught using cormorants and stalking bugs. On a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using cormorants on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 4 rainbows 1 around 10lb, also caught using cormorants.
  • KEITH RODGERSON – safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using buzzers on a floating line. On a return visit his son Liam stole the day with 2 rainbows caught using buzzers. Keith was delighted as his boy done it all by himself! It is a proud parenting moment to see your child catch fish all on their own! Well done Liam!
  • GLEN McNEIL – who had not fished Burnhouse for several years really enjoyed his visit with 4 rainbows to the net, caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • BRIAN EADIE – safely returned 5 rainbows, caught using a shimmy and an orange rabbit both on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – safely returned 2 rainbows 1 around 8lb, caught using buzzers and a hot head damsel both on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – safely returned 4 rainbows all of a decent size, caught using cormorants and a small pin fry imitation of his own design, which is deadly for Alan and many of the anglers have “clocked” the success he is having with it! I think you may have a few anglers having a closer look at that fly Alan. 😂
  • JOHN MCGRADDIE – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a pink lure and a daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a puddle bug and a cats’ whisker both on a floating line.
  • DREW MILLER – safely returned 4 rainbows, impressed again by the quality of the fish in our Lochan. The successful fly was a cream bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHRIS MULHOLAND – safely returned 2 rainbows including one at 10.5lb, caught using an orange bug and a cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RICHARD GRAY – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a cheese egg and a bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART COCHRANE – who is new to fly fishing now has “the fly-fishing bug” after weighing in 1 rainbow for 4lb 6oz, caught using a pink wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STEVEN QUEEN – safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a yellow lure on a floating line.
  • MASON HEWITT – safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a pink blob and stalking bugs, fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK STEWART – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a yellow squirmy worm fished static, under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN STEWART – weighed in 1 rainbow, for 3lb 2oz caught using a UV cats’ whisker on a floating line.
  • ALAN HOGG (Alan Fly Guy) from THE FLY-FISHING GUY UK STILL WATER & RIVERS Facebook page – safely returned 4 of the hardest fighting and best quality fish has landed! He caught these using a black and green daiwl bach and a hot head lure.
  • JIMMY QUIN – enjoyed his day at Burnhouse safely returning a fin perfect rainbow, caught using a black and red lure.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a black & peacock spider on a floating line.
  • JAMIE REYNOLDS – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SAM CAMERON – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a white shimmy bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALLY MCMAHON – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a white & chartreuse rabbit on an intermediate line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 8oz and safely returned another 2 rainbows. All were caught using orange eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TONY STEEN – weighed in 3 rainbows for an impressive 18lb 3oz, caught using an orange egg and an orange shimmy fished static under a sight indicator. He also caught 1 using a sparkler on a floating line with a quick retrieve.
  • JACKIE BURNET – safely returned safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • JOHN BOYLE JNR – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • JOHN BOYLE SNR – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a yellow & red shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STEPHEN LIMBERT – safely returned a stunning 9lb 8oz rainbow, caught using a soldier Palmer on a floating line. This is his second visit to Burnhouse, both times he has caught “impressive fish” last week he had a Burnhouse double.
  • STEVIE McGOWAN from NEWHOUSE FISHERY – safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using shimmy bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JONNO MCDONALD – was ecstatic to catch his first ever tiger! He also safely returned 3 rainbows, the successful flies were an orange dancer, buzzers, and an orange shimmy.
  • MAY ANDERSON – safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a mini cutthroat cat and a cinnamon & gold, both on a floating line.

 

With the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions and the introduction of Tier Level 3 and 4 areas to our surroundings –

  • We can only accept anglers from our Tier Level 3 Falkirk area. This means for the time being saying goodbye, for now, to some of our regulars, and we are as disappointed as you are.
  • However, this is in the best interest of our anglers and staff. If we do our best to limit the spread now, the quicker we can get back to enjoying the things we love in life. We look forward to welcoming you all back, in safer times!
  • Online bookings have been suspended temporarily, please call 07949220511 to book your session. This is to allow us to monitor where our anglers are travelling from. ALL ANGLERS MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE.

 

IMPORTANT COVID-19 REGULATIONS – PLEASE READ

Please adhere to the following:

  • We will be operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water; it also enables a better track and trace. Please phone 07949 220 511 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your booking, stay at home and isolate.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the window on the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available via the window, gloves and masks will be worn by staff and strict hygiene standards implemented during the handling.
  • ALL anglers MUST use the hand sanitising station before approaching the window. The station will be cleaned by staff after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • We ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being required. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on an hourly basis, though we also ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes provided to clean up after their own use.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport, so let us work together to keep it as safe as possible for all participants.

 

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly Report – 13th November 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 06.11.20 – 13.11.20

The weather has been very challenging this week with a constant variation in the temperature, atmospheric pressure, and overall conditions – but then that is just our typical Autumn/ winter weather!

Isn’t this when fishing is at its most rewarding? When all the elements are fighting against you and you still manage to catch!

When the weather throws its worst at you, but you do not give in – and you leave with the almighty pride that you came with, you battled through and conquered! Sure, you are a little wet and cold, but you are a hardened angler and that did not faze you one-bit!!

FISH OF THE WEEK – Where many suspected doubles were caught only one was weighed. BRIAN McLUCKIE caught a stunning 10lb 1oz rainbow, caught using an apps bloodworm fished under a sight indicator.

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were eggs, wotsits and apps bloodworms.

Other successful flies were stalking bugs, shammies, white fritz, pin fry imitation, goldie, black dancer, green & white lure, yellow dancer, cormorants, black pennell, hot head damsel, black zonker, orange fritz, shimmies, orange dancer, sunburst Ally McCoist, pink lure, viva, daiwl bachs, pink chewing gum worm, pink nomad and a black rabbit.

  • BRIAN McCLUCKIE – safely returned 4 rainbows, 1 at 8lb & 1 at 10lb 1oz. He was fishing an apps bloodworm and a green wotsit under a sight indicator, right in front of the weeds in the margins.
  • STUART PEACH – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a green wotsit fished under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using various eggs under a sight indicator.
  • DREW MILLER – really enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 8 rainbows using a pink shammy fished under a sight indicator.
  • FINDLAY BELL – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using stalking bugs under a sight indicator.
  • IAN ANDERSON – safely returned 1 rainbow of “a good size”, caught using a white fritz on an intermediate line.
  • ALAN SMITH – safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a small pin fry imitation on a floating line.
  • JIMMY MARSHALL – safely returned an estimated double figure rainbow, caught using a goldie on a floating line. The goldie does not fail Jimmy!
  • GEO BROWNLEE – weighed in 1 rainbow for 5lb, caught using a black dancer on a floating line. On a return visit he weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 7oz, caught using a fluorescent cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JACK ZEREBSKI – safely returned a beautiful tiger, caught using an apps bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator. He also lost “the biggest fish he’s ever seen!”
  • BRAIN ZEREBSKI – safely returned a double figure rainbow, caught using a green & white lure on an intermediate line.
  • JORDAN SNEDDON – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an apps bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLIE PLANK – weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb and safely returned another rainbow weighing approximately 8-10lb, both caught using cormorants on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – thoroughly enjoyed his day! He safely returned 5lb, 7lb & 8lb rainbows and “the fish he came for!” a 6lb tiger that gave him “the fight of his life!” The successful flies were a size 16 black pennell, a black zonker and a hot head damsel all on a floating line with a fast retrieve.
  • KYLE BURNS – weighed in 1 rainbow for 6lb 7oz, caught using a fluorescent cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an orange fritz on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 10oz, he then went on to safely return 1 5lb tiger and 3 rainbows including 1 at 8lb. He caught these using an orange shimmy and an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN DON – safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using an orange wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – had a “brilliant day!” He safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb and a 6lb tiger. He caught these using an orange dancer, pink lure, and an orange egg.
  • JOHN DOWNIE – safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an orange mini egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM DOWNIE – safely returned 2 rainbows, including 1 weighing 6lb. The successful flies were a viva and a green daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • KENNY DOWNIE – safely returned a stunning tiger estimated to be around 7lb-8lb, caught using a pink chewing gum worm fished under a sight indicator.
  • EDDIE HUNT – caught his first ever tiger. Weighing 6lb and caught using a pink nomad on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – weighed in 2 rainbows, for 7lb 4oz caught using a green daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • STEPHEN LIMBERT – safely returned an estimated double figure fish, caught using an apps bloodworm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JONNO McDONALD – safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator and a black dancer on a floating line.
  • MAY ANDERSON – safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a daiwl bachs and a black rabbit all on a floating line.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 REGULATIONS – PLEASE READ

Please adhere to the following:

  • We will be operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water; it also enables a better track and trace. Please phone 07949 220 511 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your booking, stay at home and isolate.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the window on the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available via the window, gloves and masks will be worn by staff and strict hygiene standards implemented during the handling.
  • ALL anglers MUST use the hand sanitising station before approaching the window. The station will be cleaned by staff after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • We ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being required. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on an hourly basis, though we also ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes provided to clean up after their own use.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport, so let us work together to keep it as safe as possible for all participants.

The weather is set to be a little rough over the next few days but remember some of the best fishing comes in the worst of conditions!

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 6th November 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 30.10.20 – 06.11.20                                                                   

The Autumnal weather could not have been more variant this week! From stunning flat calms where the fish could be seen feeding just below the surface and big bow waves causing excitement! To horizontal rain and gale force winds where only the brave and hardened ventured out!

The best days fishing came in the worst weather conditions, when not one angler blanked, and the most impressive fish of the week were caught! Sometimes it pays off to live on the wild side!

There is a large holding of fish in the shallower water at the bridge, perhaps due to the brownies spawning in the burn.  Buzzers, stalking bugs, and mini eggs bringing the most success in the shallows. In the deeper water whites and brights have been the key to success.

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to WILLIAM SMYLIE with his new P.B, a very impressive 13lb rainbow! His reward for braving the most horrific weather conditions! Well done, William.

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were shimmies, eggs, and stalking bugs. Other successful flies were bloodworms, wotsits, black lures, gold & black lure, olive worm, shimmy bugs, blobs, cormorants, Sunburst Ally McCoist, olive snatcher, fabs, orange lure, Alex Ferguson, pink squirmy worm, orange fritz, green & black lures, buzzers, green & black cruncher, yellow dancer, viva, silver humongous, black dancer, okay dokey and a pink lure.

  • TOBY ROUGHTON safely returned 1 rainbow, around 6lb caught using a silver humongous on a floating line.
  • JIM DOWNIE had a very enjoyable first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using a yellow dancer and a viva on a floating line with a long leader.
  • KENNY DOWNIE was delighted with the fight he got from the tiger he caught using a black and green cruncher on a floating line.
  • JOHN DOWNIE weighed in 2 fish for an impressive 12lb 9oz, caught using an orange mini egg on a floating line.
  • KEVIN WILSON safely returned 3 rainbows of immaculate condition, caught using a pink egg under a sight indicator.
  • ANDREW GIBB on his first visit to Burnhouse safely returned 9 rainbows including 2 over 9lb, he caught these using buzzers and an orange mini egg on a floating line. “What a lovely fishery, I will definitely be back!”
  • JOHN McKAY safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a bloodworm on a floating line.
  • ARCHIE MCLAREN broke his run of bad luck which seen him lose all the fish he hooked into on his last 2 visits! He safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a green & black lure on a floating line. He shouted over to us laughing “I finally got one in the net!”
  • BRIAN McCLUCKIE safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 around 8lb, caught using a green wotsit on a floating line.
  • STUART PEACH safely returned 1 blue and 4 rainbows including 1 at 11lb 5oz, all were caught using a green wotsit on a floating line.
  • ROBERT RANKIN weighed in 1 fin perfect rainbow for 4lb 5oz, caught using an orange fritz on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM SMYLIE weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 3oz caught, using an Alex Ferguson on a floating line, he also safely returned the fish of the week, his new P.B and he was ecstatic! A stunning 13lb rainbow caught using a pink squirmy worm.
  • RONNIE TURNBULL braved the torrential rain and winds, he safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a fab and an orange lure on a floating line.
  • JIMMY MILLER safely returned an 8lb tiger, caught using an olive snatcher on a floating line. What a fish! Well done, Jimmy!
  • GORDON McVICAR safely returned a beautiful 2lb wild brown, caught using a sunburst Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • JOE MURPHY deserves a medal! He casted directly into horizontal rain and gale force winds to get to the fish. He would not let the weather beat him and he was rewarded with 3 rainbows, caught using a cormorant and a millennium bug on a floating line. On his return visit in calmer weather he safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a white stalking bug on a floating line.
  • BRIAN EADIE safely returned 6 rainbows, caught using a white shimmy under a sight indicator.
  • ALFIE STRACHAN safely returned 1 rainbow caught, using a white shimmy under a sight indicator.
  • KEVIN MOATT weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb 4oz caught, using a white shimmy on a floating line.
  • CHARLES DEVINE safely returned 1 rainbow caught, using a pink egg drifted under a sight indicator.
  • SCOTT ANDERSON “redeemed himself” after a run of bad luck he safely returned 5 rainbows, caught using a white stalking bug and an orange egg on a floating line.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD safely returned 4 rainbows and 1 tiger caught, using an orange egg, orange blob and a pink lure. He also lost a larger tiger right at the net, to say he was disappointed would be an understatement.
  • ROBERT GRANGER safely returned 3 rainbows and 1 tiger, caught using a green and yellow stalking bug, green and white shimmy and a pink egg fished under a sight indicator. The conversation between him and a fellow angler had May in “stitches” when he caught his tiger! Robert “what’s this fish it’s got stripes all over it! I think it’s a tiger!” Ally “watch it doesn’t bite!” Brilliant!
  • STEVEN McGOWAN had another amazing day at Burnhouse he safely returned 12 rainbows caught using various shimmy bugs under a sight indicator. “Well worth a visit!” He wrote on a review. Thank you, Steven.
  • JOHN BOYLE enjoyed his visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a white shimmy under a sight indicator.
  • GRAEME BELL started his day with the worst luck after arriving at the fishery with a flat tyre. He left with a smile on his face though, after just a few hours on the water he ended his day with 4 rainbows ranging between 6lb and 10lb caught using an olive worm and a yellow stalking bug on a floating line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM safely returned a tiger and a beautiful brown trout, caught using a black lure and a gold and black lure both of his own design.
  • TONY STEEN weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 3oz, caught using an orange wotsit on a floating line.
  • ALLY McMAHON enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 5 rainbows all giving “a great fight!” All were caught using a blood worm of his own design. “This is a Lovely fishery; it has so much going for it! I will definitely be back!” Hope to see you soon Ally.
  • ANDY BROWN safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a black and green lure that he had tied up the night before.
  • WULLIE CARR weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 9oz, caught using a black blood worm on a floating line.
  • JONNO McDONALD safely returned 5 rainbows, caught using a black dancer, an orange egg, an okay dokey and a traffic light buzzer all on a floating line with a slow figure of 8 retrieve.

 IMPORTANT COVID-19 REGULATIONS – PLEASE READ

Please adhere to the following:

  • We will be operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water; it also enables a better track and trace. Please phone 07949 220 511 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your booking, stay at home and isolate.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the window on the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available via the window, gloves and masks will be worn by staff and strict hygiene standards implemented during the handling.
  • ALL anglers MUST use the hand sanitising station before approaching the window. The station will be cleaned by staff after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • We ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being required. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on an hourly basis, though we also ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes provided to clean up after their own use.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport, so let us work together to keep it as safe as possible for all participants.

Despite the typical, Scottish, temperamental, autumnal weather it has been a great week here at Burnhouse. Remember the Autumn weather may be awful, but the fishing is not!

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

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 30th October 2020

A top up of tigers to our water, added to the excitement of the anglers – many catching their first ever tigers!

If you think our rainbows and blues fight hard just wait till you hook into our grade A tigers!

All the tigers and most of the rainbows caught this week, have shown the signs of bottom feeding, no doubt gorging on the abundance of daphnia and snails!

There have been less fish rising this week however they can be seen chasing the fry in the margins. Many of the takes and offers have been right at the side, so remember to hang your flies and work those margins on your next visit.

FISH OF THE WEEK – JERRY SIPENA caught not just 1 but 2 Burnhouse “beauties!” – a rainbow weighing 13lb 9oz and a stunning tiger weighing 10lb! Well done Jerry, that’s a day to remember!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were – humongous lures, daiwl bachs and shimmies. Other successful flies were orange dancers, Kate McLaren, a goldie lure, green & black fritz, black dancer, Ally McCoist, green & black snatcher, pink cat, pin fry imitation, black rabbits, green & black lure, damsels, yellow wotsit, blue flash dancer, damsel nymph, pink egg, apps blood worm, cats whisker, yellow dancer, black nymph, buzzers, white bug, ace of spades, hot head sparkler, black leech, fab, clan chief, okay dokey and a gold head green Montana nymph.

  • GORDON McVICAR has had a fantastic week at Burnhouse! His first visit seen him safely return 2 rainbows caught using an orange dancer on a floating line. It was his second visit however that was extra special with 2 firsts for Gordon! His first double figure fish, a stunning 10lb 2oz rainbow and his first ever tiger weighing 5lb 2oz! He caught these using a green and black lure and a black dancer on an intermediate line.
  • DAVID SPINKS weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb 13oz, caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.
  • KEN NEILSON weighed in 2 rainbows for 9lb 3oz, caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.
  • JIMMY MARSHALL weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 7oz, he then went on to safely returned a tiger and a rainbow, all caught using a goldie on a floating line.
  • GEO BROWLY weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 8oz, and safely returned 3 tigers. The successful flies were a green and black fritz and a black dancer both on a floating line.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD had an amazing day! He safely returned 10 rainbows and 2 tigers, caught using an Ally McCoist and a gold humongous.
  • RONNIE TURNBULL safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a black and green snatcher on a floating line. It is proving to be his go to fly for Burnhouse!
  • JIMMY MILLER safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a pink cat on a floating line.
  • ALLAN SMITH safely returned 6 rainbows, including one in double figures and 1 tiger. He caught these using a pin fry imitation on a floating line.
  • ANDY RICHMOND “I got exactly what I came for!” He said when he caught his first tiger weighing 9lb. He then went on to safely return 7 rainbows and another tiger. He caught these using various shimmies, a black rabbit, and a green and black lure.
  • JERRY SIPENA had an outstanding day, first he landed a 13lb 9oz rainbow, caught using an orange daiwl bach and then he caught “the best fish he has caught since moving to Scotland!” – a 10lb tiger, caught using a gold head damsel on a floating line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON safely returned 1 rainbow, caught retrieving a yellow wotsit on a floating line.
  • LEWIS STEWART weighed in 2 rainbows for 8lb 7oz, he then went on to safely return 1 rainbow. He caught these using a hot head damsel and a blue flash dancer both on a floating line.
  • RORY MITCHELL weighed in 2 rainbows for 9lb 1oz, he then went on to safely return 1 tiger and 2 rainbows. He caught these using a damsel nymph, pink egg, and an apps blood worm on a floating line.
  • GRANT McPHERSON safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a cormorant and a silver humongous, both on a floating line.
  • ALLAN MEEK safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a cormorant and a daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWIE on just a very short visit to Burnhouse, weighed in 1 blue for 3lb 1oz caught using a cat’s whisker.
  • JIM ANDERSON safely returned 4 rainbows including 1 weighing 7lb 11oz, caught using a cormorant, yellow dancer, black nymph, and a hot head damsel – all on a floating line with fast retrieve.
  • MARGARET HORNAL weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb, caught using a green shimmy. Her husband Jim joked “I’m getting sick of her beating me” – well done for the victory Margaret.
  • BRIAN McGREGGOR weighed in 1 rainbow and 1 blue for 5lb 1oz, caught using a green shimmy.
  • JOHN MULVEY safely returned 5 rainbows and 1 tiger, all caught using buzzers down in the shallows.
  • ROBERT GRANGER beat his P.B for the second week running here at Burnhouse! He safely returned 5 rainbows, including “a beauty” at 11lb 2oz caught using a white bug under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN CRAIG safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a silver humongous on a floating line.
  • JORDAN CRAIG safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an ace of spades on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN weighed in 2 rainbows for 8lb 4oz, he then went on to safely return a 9lb rainbow and 2 tigers. The successful flies for Tony were a hot head sparkler, black leech, and a hot head black rabbit.
  • DEREK GRAHAM weighed in 2 rainbows for 8lb 3oz, caught using a silver humongous and a black and green lure on a floating line.
  • ANDY McALPINE weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 6oz, caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • GORDON FORBES “I’ve had such a brilliant day!” He safely returned 2 tigers and 13 rainbows, including 2 around 8lb. He caught these using buzzers, a fab and a black rabbit on a floating line with a slow figure of 8 retrieve.
  • CALLUM CRAIG was very excited to catch his first ever tiger “what a fight they give!” He then made his day extra special by catching another! Both were caught using a gold humongous.
  • ALLAN DOWNIE safely returned 5 rainbows, caught using a size 18 green Montana nymph with a gold head.
  • DAVIE GARTSHORE safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a clan chief and an orange shimmy on a floating line.
  • JOHN MCCULLOCH safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using an okay dokey on a floating line.
  • DAVE MCTAGGERT safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using buzzers on a floating line and slow figure of 8 retrieve.
  • EUAN PERRY on his first fishing outing for a few years, stood in the torrential rain all day. His determination paid off with a beautiful rainbow caught using an orange lure on an intermediate line.
  • JONNO MCDONALD safely returned 6 rainbows including 1 at 8lb, caught using a black dancer, orange shimmy, daiwl bachs and a cormorant.
  • MAY ANDERSON safely returned 6 rainbows and 1 tiger weighing 7lb. Cormorants, daiwl bachs, an Ally McCoist and a gold humongous were the successful flies.

With the tightening COVID-19 restrictions please adhere to the following –

  • Bring the correct money where possible so that change does not need to be given.
  • Adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • Use the sanitising station before paying for your ticket and wash hands regularly.
  • Use the wipes and toilet brushes available in both toilets to clean up after use.
  • Wear face masks whilst in the cabin, only 1 angler permitted at a time.
  • Bring own nets.
  • Continue to book in advance so that we can limit numbers.

It has been a brilliant week here at Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – here is hoping next week is just as successful!

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

Tight lines for the week ahead!

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