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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 07/01/2022 – Friday 14/01/2022

We are still experiencing very mild weather for this time of the year, for the majority of the week the fish have continued to sit higher in the water. We have seen all sorts of weather this week, from bitterly cold strong winds and heavy rain to beautiful flat calms and sunshine that would almost make you believe it was late spring! This produced returns that were varied throughout the week, and the successful methods changed from day to day.

We were delighted to welcome so many new anglers to the water this week and watch as they enjoyed their day, leaving full of praises and an eagerness to return!

This week was the first round of the winter Quaich competition between Newhouse, High Cleughearn, Bangour and Burnhouse. A competition that Steven McGowan from Newhouse Fishery has been organising for a number of years. We were excited to be asked to join in on this little bit of winter fun! You can see how our team got on after the catch report!

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to BRIAN SKINNER with a rainbow weighing 11.3lb! Well done, Brian!

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

Other successful flies were SUSPENDED BUZZERS, HARES EARS, TADPOLES, CAT BUGS, NOMADS,EGGSTACY WORMS, PTN, EGGS, SHAMMIES, SHIMMY EGGS, ALLY MCCOIST, ACE OF SPADES, SPIDERS, MOP FLIES, SQUIRMIES, STALKING BUGS, BLOBS, PINK NYMPHS, BLACK RABBITS, PINK SNAKES, DOGS BOLLOCKS, MIDGET GEMS, MINKIES, FABS, FOAM BEETLE, CHEWING GUM WORMS, CORMORANTS and BLACK DANCERS.

CATCH REPORT

  • FRED PADDON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a black rabbit, olive apps and a pink snake all on an intermediate line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a pink snake on an intermediate line.
  • SCOTT LAIRD – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.2lb and safely returned 1 rainbow using black buzzers on a floating line.
  • COLIN ANDERSON – Safely returned 4 rainbows including 1 weighing 10.5lb using an Ally McCoist on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHRIS OLD – Safely returned 5 rainbows using a dogs bollocks fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a brown squirmy on a floating line.
  • JAMIE STRACHAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a red apps on a floating line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 6 rainbows using stalking bugs and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLY CARR – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using buzzers and apps on a sink tip line.
  • GORDON SMITH – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • LEWIS MORTON – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an olive apps on a floating line.
  • MARK HALL – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using pheasant tailed nymphs on a floating line and a black egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RYAN GEMMELL – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an orange shammy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • NICKY CAPPAVANI – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY FLANNIGAN – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a white shimmy egg and an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • MICHAEL MCGROTTY – Popped up with his son for a couple of hours fishing and “the wee man was so happy with his first visit” they went home with a rainbow weighing 2.2lb using a red spider on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – This is the first week for a long time that Jim didn’t catch a double figure fish! He safely returned 4 rainbows using a pink nymph and the viva blob that he caught the 18lb fishery record rainbow with, both on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 2 rainbows using a pink shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MICHAEL WINTERS – Beat his boy, he safely returned 3 rainbows using a yellow apps on a floating line.
  • ADAM JUKES – Safely returned 3 rainbows using cat bugs and nomads on a floating line.
  • HARRY MULVEY – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an eggstacy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHRIS OLD – Back again for his second visit of the week! This time he safely returned 4 rainbows caught using an olive apps and a mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALLAN FULLERTON – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a red apps fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 3.15lb and safely returned 1 using a red & amber apps on a floating line with a sinking poly leader.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 7.5lb and safely returned 3 using a midget gem and a minky on a floating line.
  • EDDIE HUNT – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an orange blob on a floating line.
  • SCOTT WALKER – Safely returned 3 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JAMIE STRACHAN – The day started off badly when Jamie realised, he had forgot to bring his reel with him, but after borrowing a reel he went on to safely return 2 rainbows including the biggest fish he has caught for a very long time a rainbow weighing 10.1lb a tequila fab and an orange blob on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – The buzzer king safely returned 10 fish using buzzers and a foam beetle on a floating line.
  • HUGH RANKIN – Is turning into a big fish magnet! This week he safely returned 1 rainbow weighing 8.7lb using a yellow chewing gum worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CAMBELL BAILLY – There were no winners or losers in the weekly Hugh and Cambell comp, Cambell also safely returned 1 rainbow using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 2 rainbows using a black dancer and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALEC CAMPBELL – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 5.17lb and safely returned 2 using a green and a red chewing gum worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GARY MCGUINELY – Safely returned 12 fish using buzzers, apps and cat bugs on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 5 rainbows including the fish of the week weighing 11.3lb using fabs on a floating line and a squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 6 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator and a hares ear on a floating line.
  • STEPHEN MURPHY – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a yellow egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KAROL & MAGDA WERSZANSKI – Both returned 2 fish each using suspended buzzers on a floating line, “that was great fun, we missed loads too!”
  • ROBIN LAMBERT – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.5lb using a buzzer on a floating line.
  • JOHN LAMBERT – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.6lb using a tadpole and buzzers on a floating line.
  • CAITLYN ALLAN – Weighed in 1 fish for 3lb caught using a red apps fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KEVIN CRAIG – Safely returned 1 rainbow using buzzers on a floating line.

 

DEREK HUGHES, BILLY CLARK & GRAHAM STEWART

First time visitors to Burnhouse left with big smiles on their faces after experiencing a brilliant days fishing that seen them return 52 fish between them!

  • DEREK – Safely returned 24 fish including a 9lb rainbow using buzzers, eggs and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILLY CLARK – Safely returned 21 fish including a 7lb rainbow using eggs, shimmies and buzzers fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GRAHAM STEWART – Safely returned 7 fish using shimmies and buzzers fished static under a sight indicator.

THE LADS FROM AYRSHIRE

They had been following Burnhouse on Facebook for quite some time and decided it was finally time they paid a visit, and despite one of them losing their phone in the water “The journey was well worth it!” Between them they landed 69 fish!

  • BOBBY ADAM – Safely returned 17 fish using yellow shimmies, pink stalking bugs and yellow mop flies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN JAMIESON – Safely returned 17 fish using a cat bug, squirmies and a pink stalking bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM WHITE – Safely returned 8 fish using an ace of spades, cat bugs and a pink stalking bug on a floating line.
  • GARY MACAVOY – Safely returned 18 fish using a pink stalking bug and a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KYLE MACMILLAN – Safely returned 9 fish using pink eggs and squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.

THE WINTER QUAICH FISHERY COMPETITION

A massive well done to all of the participants from the 4 fisheries that took part in the 1st round of the quaich which took place at High Cleughearn fishery! The conditions were horrific with strong winds and relentless freezing cold rain! The fishery is very exposed, so the anglers had no shelter in such hard conditions, but they were determined to bring home a good result for their fisheries and battled on right till the end, making the managers very proud! Despite the weather it was a brilliant day, the hospitality exceptional and not only did the anglers all bring their A games with them but also their sense of humour! The day was full of fun and laughter!

A total of 132 fish were caught with a rod average of 6.6, incredible given the challenging conditions and a brilliant start to the competition.

THE RESULTS

1st – HIGH CLEUGHEARN – The home team stormed to victory with 41 fish.

2nd – BURNHOUSE LOCHAN – 35 fish

3rd – NEWHOUSE FISHERY – 29 fish

4thBANGOUR FISHERY – 27 fish.

THE BURNHOUSE TEAM

Lead by team captain DONALD FORBES, our team consisted of ALAN SMITH, AARON KIRKWOOD, SCOT MITCHELL and JONNO MCDONALD. Guys you did magnificently well, and I could not be prouder! Only 6 fish behind the home team is brilliant going, a good strong start! Thank you for battling through the horrific weather for our team!

  • AARON – 9 fish
  • SCOT – 9 fish
  • DONALD – 8 fish
  • ALAN – 6 fish
  • JONNO – 3 fish

The next round is at Newhouse fishery on January 30th, lets show those Newhouse guys how it’s done lol! TEAM BURNHOUSE!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ANGLERS THIS WEEK, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON! 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.

 

COVID-19 precautions – please read

 

  • We are operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water. Please phone 07949220511 or 07889603160 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot do a lateral flow test please cancel your booking, do not take any chances.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the door of the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available; 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 door, this is located on the wall to the right of the door. The station will be cleaned after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • Card is the preferred payment option; however cash will still be accepted, we ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being given. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Masks must be worn in the cabin and no more than 2 anglers in at one time.
  • Toilets will be cleaned on a regular basis, though we ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes available to clean up after their own use. There is hand sanitiser and hand wash in both toilets.
  • Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines in place.

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.

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THE BURNHOUSE FISHERY FESTIVE FORTNIGHT REPORT

Friday 24/12/2021 – Friday 07/01/2022

Happy New Year from all of us at Burnhouse!

This time last year we were completely frozen over, the scenery and conditions in stark contrast to the winter we are currently experiencing! The weather has been exceptionally mild for this time of the year, meaning that the fish are acting differently to what we would normally expect from winter fishing. Anglers are both in disbelief and excited to see fish rising all over the water and to be still catching on dry flies as the fish continue to sit higher in the water.

The fishing has not slowed either, we have seen some brilliant sport over the last fortnight.

FISH OF THE FESTIVE FORTNIGHT –  The 2 winners of the festive fortnight big fish competition are FRANK DALY with his new P.B, a rainbow weighing 15.02lb! And JIM ANDERSON who is on a winning streak, with a rainbow weighing 14.6lb. Well done to both of you! Your free all-day c&r ticket and scrumptious steak pie awaits you!

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

Other successful flies were yellow owls, hoppers, klink hammers, smokers, daddies, foam beetles, cdcs, bibio snatchers, bibio crunchers, bibio, foam ants, sedgehogs, suspended hares ears, diawl bachs, cormorants, eggs, stalking bugs, snakes, rabbits, yellow dancer, blobs, black mamba, orange lures, damsels, squirmies, mop flies, shimmy eggs, fabs, pink lures, humongous, cats whiskers, predator worm, cat variants, cat bugs, pink & white lures, black & green lures, black poodle, cutthroat cat, shammies, eggstacy worms, blood worms, mini lures and various dries.

CATCH REPORT

  • CHRIS LUCAS – Safely returned 4 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line.
  • FRANK DONNELLY – Stared off the day brilliantly with a rainbow weighing 5.5lb that had the most beautiful colouration, he then went on to safely return a further 2 including another beautifully coloured rainbow that made him wonder if he had caught the same fish twice. He used various apps on a floating line.
  • BOB MCMONIGLE – Had a disastrous start to the day when on his first cast his reel shot off his rod into the water, he managed to recover the spool but not the reel. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it began to rain heavily, and he hadn’t zipped his hood on properly, so he had a very wet neck and back which would prove to be too much when in the afternoon the temperatures dropped! However, despite all of this he still enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, the fight from and condition of the fish making up for the disastrous start. He safely returned 4 rainbows using a pink mop fly fished static under a sight indicator and a foam ant on a floating line.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – Had the feeling he was in for a terrible day when he lost his first 6 fish! However he went on to safely return 8 rainbows and 1 blue using a peach egg and bloodworms fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALISTAIR CROMBIE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a green egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CARSON LOGAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black buzzer fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DONALD FORBES – On a day when some struggled, the buzzer king lived up to this reputation, he safely returned 10 rainbows including 1 weighing 11.3lb. He offered some tips to one of the other regulars, he took the anglers rod to demonstrate his technique for retrieving buzzers and almost instantaneously hooked into a fish, leaving that angler both very grateful and in disbelief that the buzzers he had been using unsuccessfully and was about to change actually worked, with the right retrieve.
  • CHRIS MELVILLE – Broke in the new rod that he won in the charity raffle! He safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a bibio snatcher and a vicar buzzer on a 3ft midge tip line.
  • WULLY CARR – Could not feel his fingers, but it wasn’t going to end his day early! He battled on, and safely returned 3 rainbows caught using bloodworms on a floating line. He was also snapped by 2 big fish.
  • DOUGIE HUGHES – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a bibio cruncher and a red apps on a 3ft midge tip line.
  • JAMIE FERGUS – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using daddies on a floating line, he also dropped a further 11 on various dries. His friend Taylor was left heartbroken when he lost “a monster” on his very first cast! We could see from the other side of the water that the fish he had on was big! Next time Taylor!
  • EDDIE HUNT – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.2lb and safely returned 1 using green blob on a floating line. “I lost quite a few including a double figure fish!”
  • SCOTT HENDERSON – Was in his element, fishing the way he loves and having massive success. He safely returned 8 rainbows using a size 18 black cdc and 1 rainbow using a black squirmy.
  • ROBERT ROSSON – Enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 13 fish using a green & black fab and olive apps on a fast glass line.
  • SCOTT MCGLAUGHLIN – Safely returned 3 rainbows using cat bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JAMES MCGLAUGHLIN – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a green blob on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 10 rainbows using hoppers, buzzers and sedgehogs on floating and fast glass lines.
  • JOHN DALLAS – Safely returned 2 rainbows using mop flies and fabs on a floating line.
  • GEORGE PELINE – Is having great success at Burnhouse and has yet to blank. He reads the water well and varies his depth to match the conditions. He safely returned 8 fish using bloodworms on floating and sink tip lines.
  • KEIRAN LATTO – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • NATHAN HORNER – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a spearmint shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • COLIN ANDERSON – Safely returned 8 rainbows including 1 weighing 6lb using a size 12 black
  • ALFIE SPENCE – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a yellow egg fished static under a sight indicator and then the heavy rain and wind sent him home early.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 9 rainbows using hoppers and stalking bugs on a floating line. The chases and offers he had on his hoppers provided some exciting sport for him.
  • STUART PEACH – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a cutthroat cat on an intermediate line.
  • ARTHUR PEACH – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a green mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN MCGAUGHEY – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using shammies and eggstacy worms fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHICK MCGREEVY – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an eggstacy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 15 fish using a green & white mop fly fished static under a sight indicator, his partner in crime JIM MCINTYRE only managing the 1 using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLIE MOUNTFORD – Safely returned 5 fish using a stalking bug and mop flies on a floating line.
  • IAN EARLE – Safely returned 6 fish using stalking bugs and squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN JONES – Safely returned 6 rainbows using cat variants on midge tip and di3 lines, he also “lost loads”.
  • ROBERT CUMMINGS – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using white stalking bugs on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 10 rainbows including 1 weighing 12lb which fell for a size 18 buzzer. 8 of his fish were caught using buzzers on a floating line, the other 2 using a cat bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ARCHIE SPENCE – Hasn’t had much luck on his last few visits to Burnhouse, every time he hooked into a fish it would get away. This time, he got one to the net! And what a fish it was, a beautiful rainbow weighing 13lb! “What a fight!” He was soaked to the bone and freezing cold after forgetting his waterproofs so called it a day, but he was over the moon!
  • COLIN SPENCE – Safely returned 3 rainbows using fabs and cormorants on a floating line.
  • STUART BELL – The wind and rain got a little too much for Stuart, so he retired early. He safely returned 3 rainbows using olive apps and a yellow smoker on intermediate and floating lines.
  • GORDON BELL – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an olive apps on an intermediate line.
  • COKER WILSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows using buzzers and an orange cdc on floating and midge tip lines.
  • GORDON REID – From Bowden Springs fishery safely returned 3 rainbows using black snakes and a green & black lure on a ghost tip line.
  • WILLY WILSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • TAM BROGGAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a black poodle on a floating line, just 1 but it was enough to beat Gary who had been on a winning streak!
  • IAN PRENTISE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a white rabbit on a sink tip line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a green shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 6 rainbows using a pink lure and an orange lure on floating and fast glass lines “If I had landed all the offers I had it would have been unreal!”
  • BRIAN MCCLUCKIE – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a humungous on an intermediate line and a green mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART PEACH – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using damsels on an intermediate line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned using various dries on a floating line, apps on an intermediate and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • REYNER KENNEDY – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using klink hammers and smokers on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Had a red-letter day! 9 rainbows including 2 double figure rainbows weighing 12.6lb and 11.9lb using apps on an intermediate line, shimmies and a predator worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVID EADIE – Safely returned 3 rainbows using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOCK MCDOUGAL – Safely returned 5 rainbows using damsels on a floating line.
  • KEIRAN LATTO – Safely returned 13 rainbows including his new P.B, a rainbow weighing 14.3lb using red apps on an intermediate line and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Just a week after landing the new fishery record, Jim caught another double! This one weighing 14.6lb using a red and black cormorant on a floating line, he then safely returned another 2 rainbows using a daddy and foam beetles on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON SNR – Had held the family record for heaviest fish for many, many years so he came with a determination to beat Jim jnrs new record weighing over 18lb! After just a few casts he was into something big! Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be and the fish slipped his hook. He safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a yellow and red apps on a floating line.
  • DAVID & DYLAN MCROBERTS – It was both a fun and a frustrating father and sons day out! They were both getting offers, but the fish appeared to be teasing both of them. Finally both got fish to the net! David safely returned 2 rainbows using red apps on a Di3 line and Dylan safely returned 2 using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator. Dylan could almost taste the victory over his dad and didn’t want to go home until he had one last fish, but the cold soon put an end to their day, next time Dylan!
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 7 rainbows using a cheese egg and yellow shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MICHAEL LOWE – Safely returned 6 rainbows using a white squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVID FISHER – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using buzzers and damsels on a sink tip line.
  • GAVIN JOHNSTON – Safely returned 5 rainbows using a black apps on a floating line and a pink egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIMMY MARSHALL – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.2lb using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREG HOGGAN – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.5lb and safely returned 11 rainbows and 1 tiger using size 16 buzzers on a floating line, and various eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – Safely returned 7 rainbows using buzzers, cormorants and fabs on floating and fast glass lines.
  • HUGH RANKIN – Had the braggers rights over Cambell this time, he safely returned 6 rainbows including a beauty weighing 10.8lb using bibios and a yellow dancer on a floating line. Cambell had the joy of netting Hughes fish and watching his friend do so good!
  • KIERAN LATTO – Safely returned 14 rainbows using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and apps on an intermediate line.
  • NATHAN HORNER – Safely returned 4 rainbows using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and apps on an intermediate line.
  • KYLE BURNS – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using black shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 11 rainbows caught using apps, various lures, and buzzers on a slow glass line.
  • ALLAN STEWART – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using various eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JAMES BRANNAN – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using various eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using red shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KIERAN LATTO – Has become a Burnhouse addict! This time he caught 14 rainbows using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALEC BOWMAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RYAN BURNS – Safely returned 3 rainbows using buzzers on a 5ft midge tip line.
  • JACK CRONAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a yellow egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JAMIE JOHNSTON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a red apps and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JAMIE MCIVER – Safely returned 8 rainbows caught using apps, buzzers, and a pink snake on floating and Di3 lines.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Weighed in 3 fish for 11.8lb and safely returned 1 rainbow using a black mamba, diawl bachs and an orange lure on an intermediate line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 11 rainbows using apps, bibio and hoppers on floating, midge tip and intermediate lines.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an olive apps on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a yellow squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 6 rainbows using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MARTIN LEYDEN – Safely returned 12 rainbows caught using a black & pink apps on an intermediate line and an orange mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator, he also lost a “massive double”
  • REYNER KENNEDY – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an olive apps and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 5 rainbows and 1 5lb brown using apps on an intermediate line, shimmies and stalking bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SCOT MITCHELL – Safely returned 10 rainbows including 1 weighing 12.6lb caught using apps on an intermediate line and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KEIRAN LATTO – Safely returned 11 rainbows including 1 weighing 11.7lb using apps and pink snakes on an intermediate line and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TAM BROGAN – Safely returned 2 rainbows using an orange rabbit on a floating line.
  • GARY SNEDDON – Beat Tam AGAIN! He safely returned 3 rainbows using a yellow owl and yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a red apps on a floating line.
  • DANNY MCDAID – Who has recently started fishing, on his first solo venture, safely returned 1 rainbow and was chuffed that he done it all himself!
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – Safely returned 7 rainbows including 2 weighing over 6lb using cormorants, apps, zonkers and a pink shimmy on various lines.
  • NATHAN HORNER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using cat bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • LEE HORNER – Safely returned 2 rainbows including his new P.B weighing 12.9lb using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • JAMES RILEY – weighed in 1 fish for 2.3lb using a black & silver lure on a floating line.
  • DONALD MCMURCHY – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 6.8lb and safely returned 3 using buzzers and cormorants on a floating line.
  • CHRIS OLD – Enjoyed his first fishing trip of the year, he safely returned 8 rainbows using buzzers and apps on a floating line.
  • JOHN THOMSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow using buzzers on a floating line.
  • CRAIG FALLER – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a pink fritz on an intermediate line.

 We take our hats off to the following anglers, some who had travelled all the way from the borders. They were greeted with a beautiful sunrise and fish rising all over the water, a beautiful morning! However the weather drastically changed! The temperature dropped and they were faced with gale force winds, torrential rain and at times snow! Jokes were made that the water resembled that of the North Sea! However, they all stuck it out and considering the weather, the returns were great!

  • TONY MURRAY – Safely returned 6 rainbows using diawl bachs, cats whiskers, cormorants, and a black apps on slow intermediate and fast glass lines.
  • DAVE BOLAND – Safely returned 2 rainbows using diawl bachs on an intermediate line.
  • CRAIG BROWN – Safely returned 2 rainbows and 1 3lb blue using an olive apps on a 5ft sink tip line and a mojito egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • FRANK DALY – Safely returned 3 rainbows including a beauty weighing 15.02lb that at the last minute claimed a spot on the fish of the festives competition! Well done Frank, it was a very impressive fish! A hot head blue flash damsel and buzzers on a fast glass line securing his victory!
  • MIKE BLACKWOOD – Safely returned 7 rainbows using a white squirmy fished static under a sight indicator, cormorants and diawl bachs on a sink tip line.
  • BRIAN LAIDLAW – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a white mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GARY WILSON – A first time visitor to Burnhouse made it look like he was a regular with good knowledge of the water, he was straight into fish and left early a very happy man! He safely returned 8 rainbows using cormorants on a midge tip line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 2 rainbows using a green shimmy fished static under a sight indicator and a pink fab on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 6 rainbows and 1 beautiful wild brown using a green shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN ROSS – Safely returned 1 rainbow and a stunning brown weighing over 8lb using a snake and apps on a sink tip line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 5 rainbows and a wild brown weighing 1lb using damsels on a slow intermediate line and a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.

 A massive thank you to all of the anglers who joined us over the festive fortnight. We hope to see you again soon!

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

COVID-19 precautions – please read

  • We are operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water. Please phone 07949220511 or 07889603160 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot do a lateral flow test please cancel your booking, do not take any chances.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the door of the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available; 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 door, this is located on the wall to the right of the door. The station will be cleaned after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • Card is the preferred payment option; however cash will still be accepted, we ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being given. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Masks must be worn in the cabin and no more than 2 anglers in at one time.
  • Toilets will be cleaned on a regular basis, though we ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes available to clean up after their own use. There is hand sanitiser and hand wash in both toilets.
  • Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines in place.

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.

 

FISHERY RULES

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS EVEN WHEN FISHING A KILL TICKET.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ANGLERS WILL NOT PASS JUDGEMENT ON OTHERS 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.

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BURNHOUSE LOCHAN WEEKLY REPORT

Friday 17/12/2021 – Friday 24/12/2021

This week was exactly what we needed as we enter the festive period for yet another year with restrictions and uncertainties. A reminder that fishing is an escape from the worries and stress that surround us in such unpredictable times! It was a week full of laughter, Christmas spirit, great sport, and p.b and fishery record-breaking fish!

For most of the week we have had flat calms, dreich weather, freezing cold temperatures and heavy fog, to some that would sound miserable, but it brought along with it so much hilarity! In the heaviest of fog anglers could not see the others on the opposite side of the water, nor could we see anyone from the cabin! Splashing could be heard, but it was unknown whether it was fish on, fish moving or anglers falling in! Cries of “big fish” could be heard, but all we could do initially was stand at the door and shout, “what side are you on? where are you?!” and run till we found the anglers with the bends in their rods or big fish in their nets! Anglers fishing with friends often had no idea how their friends were getting on, who was winning! Even though the anglers were cold, the fog brought so much fun and mystery with it!

The fish were caught at a variety of depths from the surface to 10ft down, and on a wide variety of techniques and flies from dries on a floating line, lures on a fast intermediate, to static under a sight indicator. For this time of the year, in such variable and cold conditions, the sport was exceptional, and only a few blanks were recorded.

We would like to take this time to thank you all for your support over the last year and wish you all a very merry Christmas and new year!

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to JIM ANDERSON with his new P.B and fishery record, an incredible 18.4lb rainbow. Well done, Jim what a fish! You are this weeks winner of our winter big fish competition! Your free all-day c&r ticket and scrumptious steak pie awaits you!

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

Other successful flies were cormorants, diawl bachs, bibio, Griffiths gnat, orange lures, hoppers, spiders, fabs, cats whiskers, apps, squirmies, blobs, humongous, Alex Ferguson, shammies, eggstacy caterpillar, Gerrards poodle, black poodle, daddies, bloodworms, double humpy, damsels, yellow dancers, stalking bugs, minkies, mop flies, grub imitations, cat bugs, millennium bugs, and yellow lures.

CATCH REPORT

  • GARY MCGUINLY – Safely returned 5 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 8.4lb using buzzers and an orange nomad on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – He was getting nips and pulls but couldn’t get the fish to commit, he safely returned 1 rainbow using a buzzer fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 3 rainbows and a stunning wild brown weighing 1.5lb using hoppers and spiders on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – The fish were teasing Gordon again and it looked like the blank was on, he finally managed 1 to the net using cormorants on a floating line.
  • STEVEN MCVICAR – Was chuffed to beat his dad, he safely returned 2 rainbows using an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 3 rainbows using buzzers and a pink fab on a floating line.
  • DAVE BOLAND – The travel up from the borders was well worth it! He safely returned 8 rainbows including a beauty weighing 13.9lb using diawl bachs, fabs and cats whiskers on a slow intermediate line.
  • CRAIG BROWN – Safely returned 8 using apps, diawl bachs, cormorants on floating and fast glass lines and an orange squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TONY MURRAY – Safely returned 4 using an orange fab, cormorants and cats whiskers on fast and slow intermediate lines.
  • FRANK DAILY – Safely returned 6 using tequila blobs, humongous and buzzers on a slow intermediate line.
  • BRIAN LAIDLAW – Weighed in 2 fish for 6.33lb caught using diawl bachs and a black and white apps on a floating line.
  • MIKE BLACKWOOD – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Safely returned 1 rainbow using buzzers on an intermediate line.
  • BRIAN MCCLUCKIE – Safely returned 3 rainbows including a beauty weighing 14.2lb that made his arms hurt, using an Alex Ferguson and olive apps on an intermediate line.
  • JOHN MCGAUGHEY – Safely returned 7 rainbows using yellow eggs and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHICK MGREEVY – Safely returned 2 rainbows including his new p.b weighing 13.1lb using an eggstacy caterpillar fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GARY SNEDDON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • TAM BROGGAN – Caught the winning fish against Gary with his very last cast, he safely returned 3 rainbows caught using Gerrards poodle and a black poodle on a floating line.
  • RONNY TURNBULL – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a daddy and a bloodworm on a sink tip line.
  • JIMMY MILLER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a double humpy on a sink tip line.
  • ECK KYLE – Weighed In 3 rainbows for 7.65lb and safely returned 2 using a cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator and an orange blob on a sink tip line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Had a day he will never forget with 2 fish for 22.9lb including his new p.b weighing 14.4lb using a yellow egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SANDY KIRKWOOD – “The offers I was getting was incredible” He safely returned 1 4lb rainbow using a damsel on a floating line.
  • DOMINIC HIGGINS – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb using a yellow dancer on a midge tip line.
  • GRANT TENNANT – “I did what I do best, kept dropping the fish” He weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.33lb using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line.
  • CHRIS LUCAS – “Thank you for a brilliant day!” He safely returned 6 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • FRANK DONNELLY – Was struggling till Chris told him what to put on, so Chris is claiming his fish lol.
  • PAUL DOIG – Safely returned 3 rainbows using fabs on a floating line and eggs and stalking bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SCOTT MATHESON – Travelled from the borders and was not disappointed, he safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 weighing 10.2lb using buzzers on a floating line.
  • NATHAN JOHNSTON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using bloodworms and mojito mop fished static under a sight indicator.
  • EDDIE HUNT – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.5lb caught using an orange buzzer on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – The larger Burnhouse rainbows really cause Greg a lot of heartache, on his last visit he lost a very large double and, on this visit, he lost another! 3rd time lucky Greg! He safely returned 3 rainbows caught using pink eggs and green shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RYAN GIBSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows including 1 weighing 10.5lb using eggs and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 4 rainbows including his new p.b and new fishery record weighing 18.4lb using a viva blob, pink squirmy and yellow lure all on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using cormorants and hoppers on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Was delighted to catch her first brown, a beauty weighing 3.4lb.
  • JAMIE MCRAE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a pink mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DREW MILLAR – Safely returned 7 rainbows including 1 weighing 12.10lb using shammies and cat bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN MILLAR – Even though his fingers were freezing, and the weather was miserable Ian enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 3 rainbows including a beauty weighing 8lb using buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • HUGH RANKIN & CAMPBELL BAILLIE – This weeks battle between the 2 friends ended on a 2-2 draw, both caught their fish using orange dancers on a floating line.
  • EDDIE HUNT – Weighed in2 rainbows for 6.14lb and safely returned 3 using buzzers and a green blob on a floating line.
  • GARY SNEDDON – Well and truly beat Tam, he safely returned 3 rainbows using cats whiskers and millennium bugs on a floating line. Tam practiced his long-distance catch and release!
  • SCOTT WALKER – Safely returned 3 rainbows using his old faithful grub imitation.
  • STEVIE PLANK – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using fabs, minkies and buzzers on a floating line.
  • MICHAEL WARD – Safely returned 2 rainbows and a wild brown using a damsel on a floating line.
  • NICKY CAPAVANNI – Safely returned 3 rainbows using yellow eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RYAN GEMMELL – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 6 rainbows in his short visit using shimmies and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Safely returned 3 rainbows using shimmies and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using diawl bachs, cormorants and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using eggs and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 5 rainbows including 1 weighing 9lb using bibios, a Griffiths gnat and a zonker on a slow intermediate line.
  • THE BUZZER KING – Donald Forbes, safely returned 5 rainbows and a wild brown straight lining buzzers.
  • SAMMY TOMINEY – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.58lb using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using hoppers and a yellow blob o a floating line.
  • MARK HALL – Safely returned 4 rainbows including 1 weighing 11.4lb using cormorants and an Ally McCoist on an intermediate line. “I don’t know what you feed these fish but that just wouldn’t come in!” He needed a rest after the double figure rainbow.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using the cheese shimmy he tied the night before.
  • BRIAN JACK – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a green egg and green shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – Safely returned 11 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb using shimmies, eggs and stalking bugs fished static under a sight indicator.

 

COVID-19 precautions – please read:

 

  • We are operating a strict booking in only policy. This allows us to limit the number of anglers arriving, using our facilities, and fishing our water. Please phone 07949220511 or 07889603160 to book your space.
  • If you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot do a lateral flow test please cancel your booking, do not take any chances.
  • We will be issuing tickets from the door of the lodge.
  • Refreshments are still available; 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 door, this is located on the wall to the right of the door. The station will be cleaned after every use. Disposable gloves are also available for anyone who wishes that extra bit of protection.
  • Card is the preferred payment option; however cash will still be accepted, we ask that our anglers bring the exact money to avoid change being given. All ticket prices can be found on our website or upon request on telephone enquiries.
  • Masks must be worn in the cabin and no more than 2 anglers in at one time.
  • Toilets will be cleaned on a regular basis, though we ask that anglers use the antibacterial wipes and toilet brushes available to clean up after their own use. There is hand sanitiser and hand wash in both toilets.
  • Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines in place.

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.

 

FISHERY RULES

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
  • EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
  • NO SET LINES
  • 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 BAILLIFF
  • 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 BAILLIFF 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.
  • IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
  • THE BAILLIFF 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. Never 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.

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

 TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

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BURNHOUSE LOCHAN WEEKLY REPORT

Friday 03/12/2021 – Friday 10/12/2021

It may be freezing cold, but this time of the year brings so much beauty with it. The frozen landscape that welcomes the anglers so beautiful that it sets them up perfectly for the day ahead, the frost highlights the intricate workings of the cobwebs, the flat calm water mirrors the magnificent colours of the sunrise, the glistening ground below your feet crunches as you walk and has captured the movements of the wildlife that frequent the water. Winter is here and it can be a test to your will power at times but take a deep breath of that crisp air and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings.

The best sport continues to come from the shallows, the wild browns are spawning in the burn, and it is attracting the fish in large numbers. The recent heavy rainfalls also mean that there is plenty water coming in from the field drains, the fish are feeding on all of the insect life washed in, creating plenty hot spots around the lochan.

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to SCOTT WALKER with his new P.B a 14.4lb rainbow. Well done, Scott, you are this weeks winner of our winter big fish competition! Your free all-day c&r ticket and scrumptious steak pie awaits you!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3 flies were CORMORANTS, SQUIRMIES and EGGS.

Other successful flies were yellow dancers, Pittsford pea, emergers, orange lures, okay dokies, blobs, shammies, buzzers, grub imitations, case caddis, fabs, mop flies, blue mermaid, apps, olive dancer, pink lure, hoppers, black lures, shimmies, millennium bugs, snakes, cat bugs, eggstacy worm, black rabbit, smokers, midget gem, black pennell, diawl bachs, midge, gummy worms, shimmy eggs, kingfisher butcher, spiders, eggs with legs and a purple lure.

CATCH REPORT

  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a smoker and blob on a floating line and an egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Was getting nips and pulls on his lures but nothing would stick until he changed to cormorants, catching almost instantly, he safely returned 2 rainbows caught using cormorants on a floating line.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Had “another brilliant day” he weighed in 3 rainbows for 10.11lb and safely returned a further 5 including a beautiful rainbow weighing 8.93lb using a midget gem, black pennell, diawl bachs and a size 18 midge all on a floating line.
  • ROBERT RENDALLS – “what a day” he safely returned 7 rainbows caught using an okay dokey on a floating line.
  • JOSH MAITLAND – Enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he left us great feedback on the brilliant condition and fight from our fish and the maintenance, thank you Josh we love good feedback .He safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILL MCDONNACH – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a cormorant on a floating line. He also gave us the best description of a fly I have ever heard. “My mates up there catching fish after fish on something that looks like a centipede with a hair do!” We couldn’t wait to find out what the fly was.
  • PHIL MCDONALD – “That was a fantastic day!” He safely returned 10 rainbows using a centipede with a hair do…. A gummy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALEC CAMPBELL – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – Enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse for a wee while, he safely returned 11 rainbows including 1 weighing 9.2lb and another that was just shy of his P.B weighing 12.6lb. “I knew it was big the second I hooked into it!” His arm was very tired in the end. He was using cormorants and fabs on a floating line and shammies and squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 5 rainbows including 1 weighing 7lb using a mojito squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 4 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line.
  • SCOTT WALKER – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 well into double figures using a grub imitation fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a pink mop fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 2 rainbows in his short time fishing using his new creation, a covid shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN JACK – Safely returned 2 rainbows using white eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a yellow mop fly pulled on a fast intermediate line and cormorants on a floating line.
  • ECK KYLE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 5.47lb and safely returned 1 using a blue mermaid and an orange dancer on a sink tip line.
  • JOHN DONALDSON – Made the challenging conditions of flat calm and sunshine look easy, he safely returned 12 rainbows and blues using apps and an olive dancer on a slow intermediate and a squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 2 rainbows using a red apps on a fast glass and pink lure on an intermediate line.
  • JOHN MCKAY – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned an 8lb rainbow caught using a black hopper on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using fabs on a floating line.
  • RORY STEWART – His rod eyes kept freezing over but Rory stayed from the beginning to the end! It is brilliant to see youths so dedicated! He safely returned 2 tigers and 4 rainbows using a black lure and red apps on an intermediate line.
  • DOMINIC HIGGINS – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 12.4lb caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line and a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GRANT TENNANT – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 7.03lb using a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator. He appeared to be practicing his long-distance catch and release for most of the day.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Had “another excellent days fishing at Burnhouse” He safely returned 10 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb using a Pittsford pea and emergers on a floating line.
  • CAMBELL BAILLY – The pressure was on when Cambells partner in crime Hugh kept catching and missing fish, it looked like the blank was on again, but he finally got 2 to the net using a yellow dancer and orange lure on a floating line.
  • HUGH RANKIN – What a day for Hugh! He safely returned 6 rainbows including 1 weighing 11.5lb and another weighing 6.3lb! The fish finding his yellow dancer irresistible! We look forward to these guys coming every week, the competition between them is brilliant, a joy to witness!
  • JONNO MCDONALD – Safely returned a 6lb brown and a rainbow using a red and yellow apps on an intermediate line and an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • EDDIE HUNT – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.56lb using an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TRACY & CAITLIN ALLAN – Had “another amazing mother and daughters day out!” Tracy safely returned 7 using an orange dancer and orange blob on a floating line and a yellow shammy fished static under a sight indicator. Caitlin safely returned 1 rainbow that gave her a tremendous fight using an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • GREG HOGGAN – Popped up for a couple of hours and safely returned 5 rainbows using Donnay Mac charity buzzers on a floating line.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.62lb using an orange lure on a floating line.
  • SCOTT WALKER – Safely returned 7 rainbows including for the second visit running a double figure rainbow, this one his new P.B weighing 14.4lb using his faithful grub imitation fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 6 rainbows including 1 weighing 9lb using a case caddis on a floating line and pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DONALD FORBES – The buzzer king strikes again! He safely returned 1 4lb blue and 7 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb that “just did not want to come in!” using his buzzers and fabs.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 5 rainbows using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT PATON – Had a very memorable day, he safely returned 12 rainbows including 1 weighing 11.5lb and a tiger weighing 6.8lb using buzzers and fabs on a floating line, and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MALCOLM MILLER – Weighed in 1 rainbow weighing 2.2lb using a kingfisher butcher on a floating line. Good to see one of the old traditionals making the catch report!
  • ALEC CAMBELL – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.8lb using a yellow squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBIN LAMBERT – Had yet another brilliant day, he weighed in 3 rainbows for 6.11lb and safely returned a further 4 using cormorants and spiders on a floating line.
  • ROBERT GRANGER – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MARTIN LEYDEN – Safely returned 5 rainbows using apps, buzzers, and eggs with legs fished static under a sight indicators.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Her first fish of the day got her very excited, a 5lb tiger! She then went on to safely return a rainbow using a shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SCOTT WALKER – Has became a Burnhouse addict! He safely returned 3 rainbows using a grub imitation fished static under a sight indicator and a purple lure on a floating line.
  • JOHN MCKAY – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY ROBB – Safely returned 2 rainbows using a mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.

 

THE B.B.C (BUNG BASHERS CLUB)

They arrived before the sun came up and brought their awesome banter and cheesiest Christmas jumpers and hats. Andy Richmonds outfit caused hilarity lighting up the dark morning with the numerous twinkling-coloured lights on his hat and jumper, an almost spooky sight as he walked around the dark shores looking for his first fishing spot, like something from a U.F.O movie.

The weather started off beautiful and the fish welcomed the anglers with a spectacular morning rise! But it wasn’t to last, the weather took a turn for the worse, even the weather forecasters didn’t predict it! The freezing cold strong winds and heavy rain were a test to their will power! But they stuck it out, determined to make the most of their day, some of the anglers had travelled up from Newcastle and it would have been a waste to give in!

They took advantage of the roaring log fire in the BBQ hut at half time to dry off, heat up and have a good bit of banter, a proper catch up for the friends that the borders divide. Though most struggled at the thought of leaving that comfort, relaxation, and warmth, they bravely once again ventured out into the horrific weather outside for the remainder of their day.

Despite the challenging conditions there were some brilliant returns. We take our hats off to them for braving that weather!

  • RICHARD BAIN – “ I will definitely be back!” he safely returned 17 using “practically everything he put on!” bugs, eggs, shimmies, he caught on so many things he couldn’t remember them all.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – Safely returned 14, the best saving itself till last, the biggest fish of the day, a stunning 11lb rainbow! Millennium bugs and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator proving very successful for him.
  • KEVIN WALKINSHAW – Safely returned 12 using cat bugs, eggs, squirmies and an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM SKILLING – Safely returned 9 using snakes and apps on various lines.
  • DAVID NEILSON – Safely returned 8 using a black rabbit on a floating line and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • PAUL SNAITH – Safely returned 5 using shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DREW MILLAR – You always know when Drews on the water, that brilliant loud belly aching laugh echoes through the hills lol. He caught the first fish of the day and went on to safely return 5 using a yellow shammy and millennium bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KENNY SKILLING – Safely returned 4 using eggs and squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROB SHARPE – Safely returned 2 using eggstacy worms fished static under a sight indicator.
  • THOMAS FLEMMING – Safely returned 2 using millennium bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART BELL – For some reason the Burnhouse trout always escape Stuarts capture, this time though he got one to the net using a millennium bug fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RONNIE SHEPHERD – The fish were at their games, GET YOUR REVENGE the next time!

A total of 79 fish was caught between 12 anglers, a rod average of 6.58, exceptional given the very  challenging conditions!

Thank you for choosing Burnhouse for your end of year group booking. We hope to welcome you all back.

 

FISHERY RULES

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
  • EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
  • NO SET LINES
  • 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 BAILLIFF
  • 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 BAILLIFF 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.
  • IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
  • THE BAILLIFF 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. Never 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.

 

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

TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

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BURNHOUSE LOCHAN WEEKLY REPORT

 Friday 26/11/2021 – Friday 03/12/2021

Those mild mornings have been replaced by beautiful wintery scenes. We had our first snow fall and the first major storm. Winter has finally arrived!

Its not just the breath-taking sunrises that have welcomed our anglers this week, the fish are putting on a show with spectacular morning rises that leave the anglers excited and eager to get on the water as quickly as possible. The fish are still sitting in the top 3 feet of water and the floating line is still having the most success, quite remarkable for this time of the year.

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to LAWRENCE MCDONALD with his new P.B a 12.11lb rainbow. Well done, Lawrence, you are this weeks winner of our winter big fish competition! Your free all-day c&r ticket and scrumptious steak pie awaits you!

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

Other successful flies were cormorants, shimmies, orange dancer, squirmies, rabbits, cat bugs, mop flies, emergers, grub imitations, blobs, damsels, stalking bugs, apps, mermaids, orange tadpole, gold humongous, Pittsford pea, bunny leech, shrimp imitation, Henrik Larsson, various lures and various bung flies.

CATCH REPORT

  • BILLY HOEHLE safely returned 2 rainbows and 1 wild brown using a gold humongous and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • IAN DON safely returned 1 rainbow using a cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CONNER MCGURK safely returned 2 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN GOODFELLOW safely returned 3 rainbows using a mop fly fished static under a sight indicator and buzzers.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD had a red-letter day, he safely returned 15 rainbows including 1 weighing 12.11lb using buzzers, diawl bachs and a Pittsford pea on a floating line.
  • SCOT MITCHELL safely returned 5 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line and apps on an intermediate line. Massive thank you to Scot for helping cut down the fallen tree that was blocking off the toilets.
  • GARY SNEDDON safely returned a stunning tiger and 1 rainbow using a black rabbit on a floating line. He also beat Tam and was delighted!
  • GORDON SMITH safely returned 3 rainbows using a bunny leech and a red apps on a floating line.
  • GEORGE BOAG safely returned 3 rainbows caught using buzzers, diawl bachs and cormorants on a floating line.
  • M MULGREW safely returned 5 rainbows using eggs and a shimmy egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GORDON MCVICAR only popped up for a few hours and left with a massive grin on his face, he safely returned 7 rainbows and had a double hook up using buzzers on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS safely returned 11 rainbows using a white shrimp imitation fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MICHAEL WINTERS was “getting lessons from his son” he safely returned 6 rainbows using a white shrimp imitation fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MARK HALL safely returned 3 rainbows using a green and white stalking bug on an intermediate line.
  • JOHN MCKAY safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an eggstacy egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GORDON MCVICAR safely returned 1 rainbow using a buzzer on a floating line.
  • DOM HIGGINS weighed in 3 rainbows for 9lb using a pink apps on an intermediate line.
  • GRANT TENNANT weighed in 4 fish for 15.4lb and safely returned a further 4 using a blue mermaid and an orange tadpole on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR safely returned 4 rainbows using buzzers and cormorants on a floating line.
  • IAN DON safely returned 4 rainbows including 1 weighing 10.5lb using squirmies and apps fished static under a sight indicator.
  • COLIN DAVIDSON weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.3lb and safely returned 1 using an orange mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TRACY ALLAN safely returned 1 using a shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHRIS ALLAN safely returned 1 using a Henrik Larsson on a floating line.
  • KEITH MURPHY safely returned 6 rainbows using eggs fished static under a sight indicator and emergers on a floating line.
  • GARY MCGINELY had a great morning, he safely returned 8 rainbows using “various bung flies.”
  • SCOTT WALKER safely returned 9 rainbows including a beautiful double figure rainbow using a grub imitation fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN WALKER safely returned 9 rainbows using mop flies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BOAB MC safely returned 6 rainbows using buzzers and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • CLINT DOIG safely returned 7 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JAMIE McCRAY safely returned 5 rainbows using white mop flies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TRACY & CAITLIN ALLAN had a fun but freezing mother and daughters day out. Tracy safely returned 4 rainbows using an orange blob and cormorants on a floating line, and Caitlin safely returned 2 using a fiery damsel on a floating line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS safely returned 3 rainbows and a stunning brown using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN SKINNER safely returned 2 rainbows using a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator and buzzers on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES the buzzer king safely returned 6 rainbows in his short visit.
  • TONY DEEB safely returned 5 rainbows using cormorants and diawl bachs on a floating lines.
  • DEREK GRAHAM said that if he had landed all of the fish he had hooked into he would have had one of his best ever days fishing! He landed a brilliant 12 rainbows using orange and yellow shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TONY STEEN “ The sport this morning was unbelievable!” he safely returned 14 rainbows including 1 weighing 7.5lb and lost 2 doubles, using various eggs and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and various lures on an intermediate line.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE safely returned 1 rainbow using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CAITLIN ALLAN beat her mum and she was delighted! She safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BEN ROBERTSON enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a cat bug fished static under a sight indicator and a black rabbit on a floating line.
  • CHERYL FASSETT “he’s really not happy because I beat him!” Wouldn’t worry about it Cheryl I have the same effect on the guys! Fun isn’t it! In just a few hours she safely returned 5 rainbows using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.

 

FISHERY RULES

 

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
  • EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
  • NO SET LINES
  • 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 BAILLIFF
  • 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 BAILLIFF 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.
  • IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
  • THE BAILLIFF 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. Never 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.

 

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

 TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 19/11/2021 – Friday 26/11/2021

The Burnhouse bigs are still causing a stir amongst anglers, yet another week of rod breaking, line snapping, P.B smashing, adrenaline filled fun that keeps our anglers coming back for more!

The weather could not have been more variable, picturesque flat calms one hour to gale force winds the next and unseasonably mild temperatures to freezing! Where we would usually see the fish take to the depths, surprisingly, most fish are still being caught on floating lines and dry flies are still having success too much to the delight of those anglers that love nothing more than to watch the fish snatch their flies from the surface.

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to KAROL WERSZANSKI with a 16LB rainbow. Well done, Karol, you are this weeks winner of our winter big fish competition! Your free all-day c&r ticket and scrumptious steak pie awaits you!

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

Other successful flies were cormorants, fabs, shimmies, polar bears, orange lures, squirmies, apps, damsels, orange Montana nymph, Donnay Mac blob, diawl bachs, dogs bollocks, midget gem, black poodle, millennium bugs, mop flies, Ally McCoist, elk hair sedge, eggstacy worm, blobs, spiders, shammies, okay dokey, bibios, Gio Van Rabbit, pink snake, black badger, and a double humpy.

CATCH REPORT

  • TONY DEEB – Safely returned a beautiful wild brown using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 3 rainbows using cormorants, buzzers and fabs on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – The big fish were playing games with Tony, he lost 2 double figure rainbows. As frustrating as that was though he still had a brilliant day and safely returned 10 rainbows and blues using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and polar bears on an intermediate line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Lost several before he managed to keep them on. He safely returned 8 using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator and an orange nomad on a floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 4 rainbows including a beautiful resident weighing 8.11lb that gave him a tremendous fight, using buzzers on a floating line and a green squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 2 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line.
  • CHRIS TAMBORRINI – From Harelaw fishery, enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse. He safely returned 5 rainbows using apps on a fast glass line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Braved the freezing cold weather, straight after a nightshift with no sleep! It was worth it when she safely returned a stunning 6lb rainbow, her new p.b, using a blue flash damsel on a floating line.
  • FRANCIS MCPEAKE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an orange Montana nymph on a floating line.
  • KEVIN WILSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a Donnay Mac charity blob on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using diawl bachs on a floating line and a shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MICHAEL WINTERS – Safely returned 1 rainbow using buzzers on a floating line.
  • STEVIE NELSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows using and orange fritz and a dogs bollocks on a floating line.
  • ROBERT GRANGER – Safely returned 2 using buzzers on a floating line and a green squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CAMPBELL BAILLY – We love the little competition between Campbell and Hugh every week. This week Campbell safely returned 3 rainbows using a yellow dancer on a floating line, while Hugh in the words of Campbell “blankety blank”.
  • ANDY MCALPINE – Enjoyed his first day out for a while. He safely returned 2 rainbows using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Had another brilliant day, he weighed in 3 rainbows for 9.24lb and safely returned 7 using a midget gem on a floating line.
  • GARY MCGUINLY – Had a fantastic day, he safely returned 11 rainbows using a fab and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ROSS YEARSLEY – Safely returned 6 rainbows using a black poodle and a green & pink fab on a floating line.
  • EUAN PERRY – Safely returned 1 rainbow using buzzers on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 5 rainbows including 1 weighing just shy of 13lb, his new biggest fish at Burnhouse. The buzzer king strikes again!
  • ALEC CAMPBELL – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 5.68lb using a millennium bug and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • DREW MILLAR – Was up getting a little practice in before a group booking next week. He safely returned 5 rainbows using eggs and millennium bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – Also up for a practice session safely returned 10 rainbows using millennium bugs and eggs fished static under a sight indicator. Think Drew is going to need to up his game to beat Andy at the group booking.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 4 using an orange egg and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • IAN TELFORD – Safely returned 3 rainbows using pink, green, and white eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • COLIN DAVIDSON – Weighed in 2 fish for 5.15lb and safely returned 1 using an orange mop fly on an intermediate line.
  • KEITH MURPHY – Safely returned 4 rainbows using mop flies on a floating line.
  • SCOT MITCHELL – Safely retuned 2 including a 13lb rainbow that snapped his rod, he had to bring the fish in using only the top section of his rod. Buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator were what caught on a flat calm day!
  • TAM HOUSTON – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 8.5lb using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • KAROL WERSZANSKI – Had a day he will never forget, he safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 16lb! An absolutely beautiful, fin perfect rainbow that gave him an epic fight and had fellow anglers shocked at the size once in the net. A burnt orange mini lure and a cormorant on a floating line giving him an unforgettable day!
  • MAGDA WERSZANSKI – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an orange elk hair sedge on a floating line, she was delighted to see the rainbow take the fly just a few meters in front of her.
  • LEWIS MORTON – On his first visit to Burnhouse for a while, safely returned 5 rainbows using eggstacy worms fished static under a sight indicator, blobs, and buzzers on a floating line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 2 rainbows using spiders on a floating line.
  • COLIN MARSHALL – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RYAN BURNS – Became the next in a long run of anglers to fall into the water lol the anglers just cant stay out of that freeing cold water lately! Credit to him though, he was having a brilliant day and even though he was soaked to the skin and freezing cold he stayed to the end of his session, gaining him respect from the other anglers! He safely returned 9 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb using a damsel nymph on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • NICKY CAPAVANNI – The last time Nicky was at Burnhouse he lost all of his fish, this time he showed them who was boss and safely returned 8 using eggs and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JAMIE JOHNSTONE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 2 rainbows using a green squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Had a feeling he was going to catch a big fish, and he did! He safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 13lb using cormorants on a floating line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 8 rainbows including 1 weighing 10.5lb using a damsel on an intermediate line, okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator and a bibio on a floating line.
  • DAVID EADIE – Safely returned 8 rainbows using and orange dancer and cormorants on a floating line and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALEX EADIE – Safely returned 6 rainbows using an orange dancer on a floating line and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVE EADIE – Safely returned 4 rainbows including 1 weighing 9.5lb using a yellow dancer on a floating line and shammies fished static under a site indicator.
  • JOHN MCGAUGHEY – Safely returned 10 rainbows including 1 weighing 7lb using yellow shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JACK MCGAUGHEY – Safely returned 9 rainbows using shammies and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TAM BROGAN – Safely returned 2 rainbows using his new creation, the Gio Van Rabbit on a floating line.
  • KEIRON LATTO – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a pink snake and black badger on an intermediate line.
  • NATHAN HORNER – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using an orange shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT BROWN – Safely returned 8 rainbows using buzzers and an Ally McCoist on a floating line and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a damsel and a fab on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – BEAT GORDON! Its been a while since he had the bragging rights on the car journey home! He safely returned 5 rainbows caught using buzzers and fabs on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an orange nomad on a floating line.
  • JOHN COCHRANE – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a fab, bibio and a spider on a floating line.
  • BRIAN HUNTER – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.11lb and safely returned 1 using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN MCLEAN – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.7lb and safely returned 1 using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a double humpy, cormorant and fab on a floating line.
  • PAUL MADDON – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a diawl bach on a floating line.
  • ALAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a double humpy on a floating line.

 

FISHERY RULES

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
  • EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
  • NO SET LINES
  • 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 BAILLIFF
  • 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 BAILLIFF 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.
  • IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
  • THE BAILLIFF 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. Never 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.

 

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

 TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 12/11/2021 – Friday 19/11/2021

Despite the variable temperatures and at times very difficult conditions, Burnhouse was on fire this week! Only 6 blanks were recorded, a total of 420 fish were caught over 5 days with a rod average of 5.83, 18 doubles were landed and 10 P.Bs smashed! It was a week to remember!

The large stocking of double figure fish worked wonders, surprisingly though, out of the 18 doubles caught this week only 6 were fresh stockies, the resident bigs came out to play in full force!

This week we also held the final for the 2021 Caffrey cup, in support of MacMillan Cancer Support. What a day! The weather did not favour the anglers at all, bright sunshine, no cloud cover all day and not even a little breeze! But they brought their A games with them, they knew exactly what to do in these conditions! The competition was tight right from the start, the fish just kept getting bigger and bigger and so were the anglers smiles! At half time, the finalists took the time to relax and rest their arms. As they sat there in the sunshine, without their coats, enjoying the BBQ food and chatting amongst themselves, it was hard to believe that this was November and not still the summertime! After lunch, the fishing slowed a little, either the fish switched off or the anglers were too full to concentrate! However, when the sun began to lose its power, and the temperature began to drop the fish came out to play again! The last 2 pegs decided the competition and there were some spectacular come backs! No blanks were recorded and a total of 197 fish were caught, with a rod average of 8.95! 12 double figure fish were landed and 4 P.Bs beaten! Once again the competition was so tight that the time of first fish decided the final results! You can read the results after the catch report.

 

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to ALLAN MELVILLE with a 15.8LB rainbow. Well done, Allan, you are this weeks winner of our winter big fish competition! Your free all-day c&r ticket and scrumptious steak pie awaits you!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3 flies were EGGS, YELLOW DANCERS and SQUIRMY WORMS.

Other successful flies were buzzers, cormorants, orange dancer, damsels, dogs bollocks (honestly the name of some of these flies these days!) , black & green lures, Kate McLaren, grub imitations, diawl bachs, fabs, white lures, PTN, cats whiskers, Pittsford pea, okay dokey, mermaids, black pennell, daddies, hoppers, pink rabbits, apps, cinnamon & gold, F*ck ups, snakes, Rob Roy, bibios, bunny leech, mop flies, shimmies, shammies, blobs, crunchers, nomads, CDCs, Ally McCoist, minky and various dries.

CATCH REPORT

  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a cormorant, orange cruncher and an orange nomad on a floating line. “The amount of pulls and nips I was getting was ridiculous, but I just couldn’t connect with them”.
  • STUART MCINTOSH – Safely returned 4 rainbows using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • JAMIE PICKEN – Safely returned 10 rainbows including 1 weighing 6lb using a black mamba, biscuit fab and CDCs on a floating line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Was due a good day after a few weeks of a 1 fish return. He safely returned 7 rainbows using a yellow and an orange shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TONY STEEN – Had both a brilliant and a frustrating day, the fish were nipping & teasing. He safely returned 5 rainbows using a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 7 rainbows using squirmies fished static under a sight indicator but was left “absolutely gutted!” after losing “the biggest fish he’s ever seen!”
  • GEOFF APLLETON – Safely returned 6 rainbows using diawl bachs and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • COLIN MARSHALL – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using pink and green eggs and squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RYAN GIBSON – Safely returned 7 rainbows using squirmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Had a brilliant day, he safely returned 6 rainbows and a stunning 4.5lb brown using daddies, black pennell and hoppers on a floating line.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • PAUL PRICE – Managed to stay dry this week! He safely returned 4 rainbows using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ERIC CALDWELL – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb caught using a black & green lure on a floating line.
  • TRACEY ALLAN – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer and a cutthroat cat on a floating line.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – Safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 weighing 6.5lb using a yellow dancer on a floating line and a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ARCHIE CROCKET – Safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 weighing 15lb caught using a yellow dancer and a black & green lure on a floating line.
  • ALASTAIR CROCKET – Safely returned an 8lb rainbow caught using an orange lure on a floating line.
  • ALAN MEEK – Safely returned 5 rainbows using buzzers and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • MARK HALL – What a day for Mark! Not only did he beat his p.b with an 11.2lb rainbow BUT a few casts later he beat his new p.b with a 12.6lb rainbow! He also safely returned a further 13 rainbows using an Ally McCoist, cormorant and a black & blue damsel on a floating line. That’s a day he will never forget!
  • BOAB PERRET – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a pink fab on a floating line.
  • STUART MALCOLM – Safely returned 4 rainbows including a beauty weighing 7.66lb using white lures on a floating line.
  • STUART MALCOLM – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a pheasant tailed nymph on a floating line.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD –Safely returned 8 rainbows using fabs, cats whiskers and a Pittsford pea on a floating line.
  • HUGH RANKIN – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Lost a double figure rainbow right at the net, we could feel his pain as we watched the fly ping past his ear! NEXT TIME BRUCE! He did however manage to have a great day and safely returned 7 rainbows using a damsel and diawl bachs on a floating line and an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DOM HIGGINS – Weighed in 4 fish for 10lb using his favourite, a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • GRANT TENNANT – The fish were at the tease with Grant, nipping and pulling but not properly committing. He finally managed 1 rainbow to the bag and a nice one too weighing 4.3lb using one of our Alans fly designs, a white mermaid on a floating line.
  • JOCK MCDOUGALL – Just 1 podium down from Bruce and only an hour after Bruce lost his double, Jock also lost a double figure rainbow right at the net, this time a much larger double. We cant repeat what he said on here, but you can imagine how gutted he was! He safely returned 3 rainbows using a blue flash damsel on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 2 rainbows using an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • STEVEN MCVICAR – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a buzzer on a floating line.
  • STEVEN NELSON – Safely returned 7 rainbows including 1 weighing 9.8lb using a hot head damsel and an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • ROBERT GRANGER – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a mojito squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MARTYN SHEARER – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a dogs bollocks fished static under a sight indicator, a black & green lure, and a Kate McLaren on a floating line.
  • THE WALKER BROTHERS – I am considering charging these guys rent lol Alan safely returned 2 rainbows using a white squirmy fished static under a sight indicator and Scott safely returned 4 using his grub imitations.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator and an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 3 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line and a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GARY MCGINLEY – Hooked into one of our double figure rainbows, but it lived up to the heart-breaking reputation our bigger fish are known for, only this time it snapped his rod too. Despite this he still enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 4 rainbows using damsels on a floating line and damsels fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHRIS OLD – Safely returned 5 rainbows using a damsel on a floating line and a shimmy egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DONALD FORBES – Had a brilliant couple of hours on the water, he safely returned 10 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb, straight lining buzzers.
  • BOAB MC – It was fish on, fish off for quite a few hours for Boab but he finally managed to get 2 to the net using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Had a brilliant day, he weighed in 3 fish for 6.54lb and safely returned 3 using an Ally McCoist, diawl bach, minky, buzzers and a size 16 midge all on a floating line.
  • ROBIN LAMBERT – Had an exceptional day, he weighed in 3 fish for 7.23lb and safely returned a further 6 including 2 double figure rainbows weighing 10.2lb and 11.5lb using mainly cormorants on a floating line.
  • PAT GRANT – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.63lb and safely returned a further 5 using size 16 dries, a yellow dancer, and buzzers on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 1 using a cats whisker on a floating line.
  • CAITLIN ALLAN – Caught her first Burnhouse fish and could not believe the difference in fight from other fish she’s caught on the fly. She safely returned 1 rainbow using an okay dokey on a floating line.
  • MARK SHILLINGLAW – Had a “brilliant day!” He safely returned 12 rainbows caught using blobs, suspended buzzers, and buzzers on a floating line.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Well you always know when George is on the water but this time it wasn’t his big belly aching laugh that we could clearly hear, it was his cries for help. On his back cast he caught the gorse bush, and while trying to free his fly he lost his footing on the steep embankment, falling headfirst into the gorse bush! His head just inches from the water, he was stuck! Alan could hear his cries for help but had no idea where it was coming from as George was completely out of sight! When walking round, all that could be seen was 2 wee feet sticking out of the gorse bush! A hilarious sight, that after we helped him out, we all had a really good laugh about it! He safely returned 2 rainbows using pink and green squirmies fished static under a sight indicator. After an epic battle, the gorse bush safely released George, with a few minor cuts!
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 1 rainbow using buzzers on a floating line. Thank you for all of your help with the preparation for the charity competition, I know you didn’t want the praise, but we really appreciated everything! Also a massive thank you for your assistance in the safe return of George!
  • COLIN ANDERSON – He was “getting offers all the time”, again the fish were at the tease! He finally managed 1 to the net using buzzers on a floating line.
  • STUART MORTIMER – He had many, many offers, which might be very frustrating to some, but Stuart appreciates the great day out and the adrenaline rush those offers provide! He left a happy man weighing in 2 beautiful rainbows for 8lb using a green Montana nymph and an orange lure on a floating line.

THE 2021 CAFFREY CUP FINAL

1st FISH CAUGHT –  ALAN SMITH in the first minute!

BIGGEST FISH – ALLAN MELVILLE  with a 15.8lb rainbow caught using a cinnamon & gold!

 

1st – KYLE BURNS –  17 fish including a 5.5lb brown and an 8.5lb rainbow, using eggs and a shimmy worm.

2nd JOHN DONALDSON – 15 fish including a 10lb rainbow, using lures, shimmies, and cormorants.

3rd BOAB MC – 13 fish using diawl bachs and an orange bunny leach.

 

4th – DAVID EADIE – 13 fish including his new P.B weighing 13lb, using shammies and an orange lure.

5th – ALLAN MELVILLE – 13 fish including a 15.8lb rainbow, using a cinnamon & gold, Rob Roy and a bibio.

6th – ROBERT PATON – 13 fish, using fabs and buzzers.

7th – DECLAN WINTERS – 12 fish including a 13lb rainbow, 10.5lb rainbow, 7lb tiger and a 4lb blue, using shimmies.

8th – ALAN SMITH – 11 fish including a 15lb rainbow and 2 rainbows weighing 8lb, using hoppers, bibio and diawl bachs.

9th – KEVIN JENKINSON – 10 fish including 2 rainbows weighing 9lb, using a black apps.

10th – GRAEMME KEIIR – 9 fish including 1 weighing 8.5lb, using eggs.

11th – MARTYN SHEARER – 9 fish, using a mop fly and a pink rabbit.

12th – ROSS COCHRANE – 8 fish including a 10.5lb rainbow, using eggs.

13th – CHRIS MELVILLE – 8 fish, using squirmies, blobs and bibios.

14th – JOHNNY PORTEOUS – 7 fish, using apps, squirmies, shimmies and eggs.

15th – JONNO MCDONALD – 6 fish including a rainbow weighing 7.5lb, using eggs, apps and an orange dancer.

16th – LAWRENCE MCDONALD – 6 fish including rainbows weighing 7.5lb, 10.5lb and 11lb, using a Pittsford pea and cats whiskers.

17th – DAVID MCROBERT – 6 fish including a rainbow weighing 13.8lb, using dancers.

18th – MICHAEL MCKENNA – 5 fish including his new P.B weighing 6.5lb, using eggs & diawl bachs.

19th – MARK GRAY – 5 fish including his new P.B rainbow weighing 14.10lb, using a cinnamon & gold and a f*ck up.

20th  –  KIERAN LATTO – 5 fish including his new P.B weighing 13.5lb, using snakes and apps.

21st – GEORGE BROWNLEE – 3 fish, using eggs and shammies.

22nd and winner of the awesome wooden spoon trophyJOCK MCDOUGALL – 3 fish, using damsels.

A massive well done and thank you to all of the participants in the Caffrey Cup, I think you will all agree it has been a fantastic competition, full of fun, amazing sport, great food and lost of banter. “If Carlberg made fishing competitions this would have been it!”

Its not over yet though, the support was so phenomenal that we still have so much work left to be done, we have extended the fundraiser till the end of November and will announce the total raised on December the 1st!

 

FISHERY RULES

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
  • EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
  • NO SET LINES
  • 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 BAILLIFF
  • 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 BAILLIFF 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.
  • IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
  • THE BAILLIFF 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. Never 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.

 

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

 TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

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BURNHOUSE LOCHAN WEEKLY REPORT

Friday 05/11/2021 – Friday 12/11/2021

The weather is still very mild for this time of the year, anglers are making the most of it while it lasts.

The fish have been on the chase this week, those larger fish are causing excitement as they are feeding in the margins and in the shallow water gorging on the sticklebacks which are now in their stunning winter colours. Magnificent to see but also frustrating for the anglers as they tried desperately to try to temp them with their flies. It wont come as much of a surprise that flies imitating fry are having the most success at the moment, from lures to daiwl bachs and small wets, the fish are feeding up for winter and the fry are their main targets.

BURNHOUSE ON TOUR

The Burnhouse team and some of the regulars have decided to start venturing out to other fisheries, our aim is to try to visit at least 1 fishery a month. This week Alan Smith and I (May) ventured off to Eden Springs fishery in Coupar, a relatively new fishery, for a day out on the boat. What a venue! Even though my hooks were clearly made of rubber, we managed 25 fish to the boat, all fish were in stunning condition and put up a good fight. The fishery has a lot of interesting features, Islands, lots of nooks and crannies, this was definitely one of the best boating venues we have been to. A massive thank you to the staff, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and I’m sure you will be seeing us again soon!

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to TONY STEIN with a 10lb rainbow. Well done, Tony, you are this weeks winner of our winter big fish competition! Your free all-day c&r ticket and scrumptious steak pie awaits you!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3 flies were CORMORANTS, EGGS and DIAWL BACHS .

Other successful flies were bloodworms, suspended buzzers, fry imitations, snatchers, whisky fly, buzzers, butchers, bibios, hoppers, yellow dancers, apps, orange lures, blobs, damsels, squirmy worms, black nomad, shammies, zonkers, mop flies, crunchers, spiders, snakes, covid, muddlers, grub imitations, predator worms, pink lures, bunny leach, rabbits, daddies, tadpoles, black & green lures, shimmies, shipmans, fabs, stalking bugs, various lures, and various dries.

CATCH REPORT

  • COLIN SPENCE – Enjoyed his first day back at Burnhouse for a while after a shoulder injury. He safely returned 2 rainbows using cormorants on a floating line. It was good to see you and we wish you a quick and speedy recovery.
  • JOCK MCDOUGALL – Safely returned 4 rainbows using buzzers and diawl bachs on a floating line, he is looking forward to participating in the charity final.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 7 rainbows including the fish of the week, a rainbow weighing 10lb and 1 at 7lb using shimmies and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Who is a finalist in the 2021 Caffrey Cup , will be wishing his successful streak continues to the final! He safely returned 21 fish using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator and various lures on a floating line.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – Who has yet to blank at Burnhouse after over a year of fishing here, safely returned 4 rainbows using damsels and cormorants on a floating line.
  • PAUL ROE – Still enjoyed his day, he safely returned 1 rainbow using a shipmans buzzer on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 2 rainbows using a bibio and diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows using fabs and buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • IAN DOBBIE – Had a good day out with his friend, he safely returned 7 rainbows using various dries and diawlbachs on a floating line.
  • JIMMY RUSSELL – Doesn’t usually fish still waters but thoroughly enjoyed his day at Burnhouse, he safely returned 6 rainbows using fabs and diawlbachs on a floating line and will be coming back soon.
  • SCOTT HENDERSON – Loved his day out as he had a successful day on small natural flies, you can’t beat that! He safely returned 6 rainbows using various size 20 dries on a floating line.
  • ALFIE SPENCE – Safely returned 4 rainbows using eggs and stalking bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RONNIE STANOVITCH – Safely returned 3 rainbows using spiders and cormorants on a floating line
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 2 rainbows using snakes on an intermediate line and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SCOTT WAKER- Safely returned 6 rainbows using a grub imitation fished static under a sight indicator, this has been very successful for Scott over the last couple of weeks.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 10 rainbows using a biscuit blob on a floating line which has been a go to for him in the last few weeks and a grub imitation fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM HORNAL – It’s been a while since Jim caught more than his wife Margaret but this week, he weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.65lb using a yellow dancer on a floating line. I’m sure Margaret will be back to top rod next week lol.
  • DAVE BOLLAND – Safely returned 6 rainbows using diawl bachs and cormorants on a floating line.
  • MIKE BLACKWOOD – Safely returned 4 rainbows using crunchers and cormorants on a floating line.
  • TONY MURRAY – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Safely returned 2 rainbows using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • ROBERT MCCALL – Had a fantastic day, he safely returned 17 rainbows using crunchers and various lures on a floating line.
  • JOHN THOMSON – Safely returned 6 rainbows using a yellow dancer on a floating line and a predator worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Is past the stage of not getting the fish to the net! He safely returned 5 rainbows using orange and pink snakes on a floating line.
  • JOHN DONALSON – Had another brilliant day in practice for the charity final, he safely returned 18 rainbows using orange lures on a floating line.
  • GORDON SMITH – Safely returned 7 rainbows using a black bunny leach and orange fritz on a floating line and squirmy worms fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KIERON LATTO – Had to leave early but in his short time, safely returned 3 rainbows using snakes and rabbit lures on a floating line.
  • DARREN LATTO – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RONNIE TURNBULL – Enjoyed his day, he safely returned 5 rainbows using daddies and tadpoles on a floating line.
  • JIMMY MILLER – Safely returned 2 rainbows using black & green lures on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 2 rainbows using diawl bachs on a floating line.
  • DREW MILLER – Was getting the practice in for his group booking in a few weeks’ time, he safely returned 7 rainbows using shammies fished static under a sight indicator and a zonker on a floating line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 3 rainbows and 1 brown using crunchers, spiders, and mop fly on various lines.
  • DANIEL DUTA – A first time visitor to Burnhouse, enjoyed his day, he weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.1lb and safely returned 1 5lb tiger and 1 5lb brown.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 5lb using squirmy worms fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOSH SEATH – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a green squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MITCHELL GUILD – Safely returned 2 rainbows using snakes and a covid lure on a floating line.
  • JACK MORRISON – Safely returned 10 rainbows using various muddlers, hoppers, and lures on a floating line.
  • KEENAN MCDONALD – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • THE WALKER BROTHERS – Just can’t get enough of Burnouse just now, this time though the fish were at the tease! SCOTT safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a grub imitation and white squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator. ALAN safely returned 1 using a white squirmy worm also fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN MCKAY – Safely returned 2 rainbows including a stunning 8lb rainbow using diawl bachs and cormorants on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Finally beat her “jammy” husband! And she was chuffed! She safely returned 2 rainbows using cormorants on a floating line, well done Tracy, show him how it’s done next week too lol.
  • MARK HALL – Safely returned 4 rainbows using black hoppers on a floating line.
  • CRAIG MCILHONE – Safely returned 2 rainbows using cormorants using a floating line.
  • STUART BELL – Was due a good days fishing after weeks of the fish teasing him and escaping his hooks, he safely returned 8 rainbows using brown apps on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator. A massive congratulations on your recent engagement, we are delighted for you!
  • HUGH RANKIN – The tables have turned, for the last couple of visits Hugh has beat Campbell and the banter is fully flowing, he safely returned 3 rainbows using an orange blob on a floating line.
  • CAMPBELL BAILLEY – Will need to up his game next week as Hugh is now catching more than him, he safely returned 1 rainbow using an orange lure on a floating line. It will be interesting to see how next weeks results go.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 2 rainbows using buzzers on the floating line.
  • PAUL ROE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an orange lure on a floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 10 rainbows using buzzers on a floating line and a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT GRANGER – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a damsel on a floating line and a squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STEVEN NELSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a black nomad on a floating line.
  • DAVID DUNN – Had a few offers and pulls and finally got 1 to the net, he safely returned 1 rainbow using a white cormorant on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Had a harder day than normal but still managed to safely return 6 rainbows changing the sizes of his buzzers and varying his retrieve.
  • ROBERT BOYLE – The fish were rising all over, very frustrating but Robert finally managed 1 rainbow using a bibio on a floating line.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Lost a few including a double which took him to his backing line! He safely returned 2 rainbows using a silver butcher on a floating line and an egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBIN LAMBERT – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 5lb using buzzers on a floating line.
  • STANLEY FRANKIN – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a whisky fly on a floating line.
  • WILSON ORR – Safely returned 3 rainbows using an orange snatcher on a floating line.
  • RODDIE FINNIE – Weighed in 4 fish for 8.18lb using a suspended buzzer and an orange fry on a floating line.
  • NORRY WILLIAMSON – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.5lb using a bloodworm on a floating line.

 

FISHERY RULES

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
  • EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
  • NO SET LINES
  • 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 BAILLIFF
  • 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 BAILLIFF 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.
  • IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
  • THE BAILLIFF 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. Never 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.

 

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

 TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

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BURNHOUSE LOCHAN WEEKLY REPORT

Friday 29/10/2021 – Friday 05/11/2021

WHAT A WEEK! There has been quite a variation in the weather this week from frosty mornings and flat calms to unseasonably mild temperatures, severe flooding, and gale force winds. For the majority of the week the fishing was exceptional, the fish feeding up heavily for the winter months, it appeared as if anglers could do nothing wrong and they were having some of the best sport they have ever experienced, we even witnessed a new fishery record! Other days the anglers had to work a little harder to find the right depth, but once they did those great returns were once again achieved.

A massive well done to Kevin Jenkinson who has the new fishery record for most fish caught, this now stands at 41 fish! I wonder how long it will take to beat that!

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to DAVID FISHER with a 10.5lb rainbow. Well done, David, you are the first winner of our winter big fish competition! Your free all-day c&r ticket and scrumptious steak pie awaits you!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3 flies were BUZZERS, ORANGE LURES and DAIWL BACHS .

Other successful flies were mop flies, fry poppers, fabs, shimmy worms, pin fry imitations, yellow owls, dinky, blobs, eggs, suspended buzzers, yellow dancer, ptn, cormorants, hoppers, spiders, various dries, grub imitations, damsels, Ally McCoist, viva, humongous, pink lure, cats whiskers, squirmy, zonkers, eggstacy worms and bunny leach.

CATCH REPORT

  • PAUL PRICE & JIM MCINTYRE – What can I say about these 2……. it’s never a dull day when they are on the water! The day started out like it usually does, 2 mates having a good laugh and catching plenty fish between them, what happened next was comedy gold! Jim hooked into fish number 7 to draw with Paul. Paul gets up to cast but doesn’t notice the chair has moved to the side slightly, 2 legs are now balancing on the side of the podium, he sits back down, and the chair tipped him in the water. He makes his way to the side, but is buckled over, when May asked Jim (who is still playing fish number 7) if Paul is ok, he replies, whilst laughing “aye he’s fine” When Paul still didn’t get up May made her way over to him to see if he was ok, thankfully it wasn’t the heart attack it looked like! He had hurt his ribs. Then a fish took his fly that was still in the water, his rod shot off the platform and May jumped in to get it before it disappeared, all while Jim is still playing fish number 7! May gets back onto the platform and keeps playing the fish whist on her back trying to get the freezing cold water out her boots and when Paul had recovered, he landed fish number 8! It must be such a relief for Paul to know that Jim will always look after him in an emergency, unless he has a fish on! PAUL PRICE – 8 fish using orange and green mop flies, JIM MCINTYRE – 7 fish using a green & white mop fly.
  • BOBBY GARVIE – Safely returned 3 rainbows using an orange blob and a hot head damsel on a floating line.
  • STEVIE VANCE – Was over the moon to catch his first tiger, a beauty weighing 4lb “what a fight!” he also safely returned 2 rainbows caught using diawlbachs on a floating line.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Had a great day, he safely returned 9 fish using a fry popper, fabs and daiwl bachs on a floating line and a shimmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • COKER WILSON – “another good day at Burnhouse!” He safely returned 6 using buzzers and pin fry imitation on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM WILSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows using buzzers and a dinky on a floating line.
  • DAVE AVERY – Safely returned 2 “hard fighting” rainbows using a yellow owl and daiwl bachs on a floating line. That was the first he had caught on a dry, so he was buzzing.
  • HUGH RANKIN – BEAT CAMPBELL! He safely returned 2 rainbows using an orange blob on a floating line.
  • CAMPBELL BAILLEY – “LET HUGH WIN” He safely returned 1 rainbow using an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – The fish weren’t playing nice with Gordon, he only managed 1 to the net using a pink dancer on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Had another successful day and left a happy man, he safely returned 7 rainbows using mainly buzzers on a floating line.
  • ANDY MATHERS – Safely returned 4lb and 5lb rainbows caught using daiwl bachs and a coral fab on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Worked his usual magic with his buzzers and safely returned 7 rainbows.
  • MARK ANTHONY – Its been a while since Mark has made it to Burnhouse, he enjoyed his first day back and safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a peach egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Went home a happy lady with a beautiful 4lb rainbow. She also had the privilege of watching Paul and May take their swim and laughed A LOT!
  • PETE HEPBURN – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a suspended buzzer on a floating line.
  • CHRIS HUGHES – Safely returned 5 fish caught using a yellow dancer.
  • NICKY BURKE – Safely returned 2 fish using a hot head yellow dancer.
  • GRAHAM STEVENSON – Safely returned 4 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • GREG HOWE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a yellow egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STEVEN FROST – safely returned 1 fish using a green egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – (Jammy as Tracy calls him) safely returned 5 rainbows using a yellow dancer on a floating line and a white shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN SMITH – Has had an incredible year at Burnhouse, he has caught some magnificent fish and this week he added to that with a rainbow weighing just over 10lb that took him to the other side of the water, “I won’t forget that fight!” He safely returned 8 fish using hoppers, spiders, various dries and daiwl bachs.
  • THE WALKER BROTHERS SCOTT & ALAN – Had a phenomenal day with 29 fish between them! Scott safely returned 18 using a grub imitation and Alan 11 using a biscuit blob and a cheese egg.
  • KAROL & MAGDA – Came with a group booking last week and couldn’t wait to return especially Magda who was still buzzing from her tiger catch! Both safely returned 2 fish using buzzers on a floating line.
  • STUART MORTIMER – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.9lb and safely returned a further 4 using daiwl bachs, damsels and an orange fritz on a floating line.
  • JOHN MORTIMER – Safely returned 1 using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • MARK SHILLINGLAW – Safely returned 3 including a 6lb rainbow caught using a viva and an orange fritz on a floating line.
  • DAVID EADIE – Safely returned 5 rainbows using an orange dancer on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Stood in the most torrential rain but still had a brilliant time, he safely returned 7 rainbows caught using dancers, a humongous and pink lures on various lines.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Braved the rain and had another fantastic day, he safely returned 9 fish using an orange nomad, cormorants, and buzzers on a floating line.
  • EDDIE HUNT – Was determined not to let the rain interrupt his days fishing, even as the fishery flooded, he remained till the end, on the only platform that remained above water level. He weighed in 3 fish for 7.83lb and safely returned 4 using an orange blob and an orange dancer.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Safely returned 3 fish using fabs, cats whiskers and daiwl bachs.
  • SCOT MITCHELL – Had a great day out, though he’s missing the coffee machine which is currently broken. He safely returned 15 using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator, an orange dancer and daiwl bachs.
  • KEVIN JENKINSON – Got everything right, the depth, the flies, and the techniques! He safely returned 41 using squirmies fished static under a sight indicator and lures. What a spectacular days fishing, well done!
  • DAVID FISHER – Safely returned 9 fish including the fish of the week weighing 10.5lb using damsels.
  • GARY SNEDDON – Had his best day at Burnhouse yet, and with every fish he caught the more excitable he became! He safely returned 8 fishing using an orange fritz and a black zonker on a floating line.
  • TAM BROGGAN – Must have been getting nervous every time Gary got a fish to the net! He also safely returned 8 fish using an orange fritz, zonkers and an orange rabbit on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Had another good day, he safely returned 16 fish using various shimmies and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN MILNE & MARK VERNAL – John who is one of the country’s best casting instructors enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse with his client Mark. Their lesson went very well, not only did Mark take to it like a natural, but he also safely returned 10 rainbows using a yellow eggstacy worm fished static under a sight indicator. Well done, Mark, we look forward to watching your progress and it was lovely to meet you John and watch you work.
  • GORDON SMITH – Safely returned 2 fish using a bunny leach and eggs.
  • ROBERT RANKIN – Safely returned 1 fish using a pheasant tailed nymph on a floating line.

 

FISHERY RULES

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
  • EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
  • NO SET LINES
  • 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 BAILLIFF
  • 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 BAILLIFF 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.
  • IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
  • THE BAILLIFF 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. Never 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.

 

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

 TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

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Burnhouse Lochan Weekly Report

Friday 22/10/2021 – Friday 29/10/2021

The team have been working very hard over the last 6 months to improve the water clarity and that hard work is paying off! There is a noticeable difference that has the anglers praising our efforts! Even after the heavy rain and flooding the water clarity was impressive! We will continue our hard work, next year will be even better!

The heavy rain kept a lot of anglers away this week, but the best sport came in the worst conditions! Very few blanks were recorded, a total of 311 fish were caught in 4 days and the rod average was a very respectable 5.01! Most of the fish were caught just below the surface.

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming 2 groups for their end of season competitions, The MMM joinery group and The Firefighters. Both days very different to each other but both seen most of their anglers catching fish! Thank you for choosing Burnhouse, we hope to see you all again! You can read how their days went after the catch report.

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to DEREK GRAHAM with an 8lb rainbow, well done Derek!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3 flies were BUZZERS, ORANGE LURES and DAMSELS .

Other successful flies were NOMADS, EGGS, SHIMMY WORMS, YELLOW LURES, GREEN & ORANGE LURES, BLACK PENNELL, BIBIO, CORMORANTS, DADDIES, BLACK LURES, WHITE SNAKES, FABS, BLOBS, SEDGEHOGS, FRY IMITATIONS,BLACK SNAKES, DAIWL BACHS, BUNNY LEECH, SPIDERS, APPS, HENRIK LARSSONS, ZONKERS, ADAMS, OKAY DOKEY, FRY POPPER, VIVA, CAT BUGS, HUMONGOUS, TADPOLES, BLOODWORMS, BIBIO DOUBLE HUMPY AND PINK SQUIRMIES.

CATCH REPORT

  • ROBIN LAMBERT – Has had a spell of bad luck, losing more fish than he has landed lately but he finally had a brilliant day! He weighed in 3 fish for 7.8lb and safely returned a further 5 including a wild brown at just over 2lb and a 7lb 13oz rainbow, using spiders and buzzers on a floating line.
  • HUGH ANDREWS – Had an epic day, he safely returned 11 rainbows caught using a green egg and a pink squirmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT GRANGER – Doesn’t like it when his names not on the report and after a few weeks of the fish getting away HE MADE THIS WEEKS REPORT! He safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a green egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DONALD FORBES – Was the only angler that remained out in the heavy rain, and it paid off! In just a couple of hours he safely returned 10 rainbows caught using cat bugs and buzzers on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Finally got the fish to the net! He safely returned 5 using cormorants, black lures and fabs on a floating line.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Had an amazing day in the rain! He safely returned 15 fish caught using daiwl bachs, fry poppers and a rhubarb & custard fab.
  • BRUCE DYSART – It looked like Bruce was using rubber hooks at times because the fish just wouldn’t stay on, but he still managed to safely return 7 rainbows caught using an okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using an Adams on a floating line, the Adams has proved very successful for Wullie this season.
  • TRACY & CHRIS ALLAN – First fished Burnhouse just a few weeks ago, since then they have returned every week. They both took home 1 fish each.
  • LEE HORNER – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • NATHAN HORNER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using zonkers on a floating line.
  • KIERAN LATTO – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb and safely returned 5 using a blue flash damsel on a floating line, most caught down at the bridge.
  • ALEC EADIE – Enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse and like Arny “I will be back!” He safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a black & green snake and a Henrik Larsson on a floating line.
  • DAVID EADIE – Was like the Mr Miyagi of the fishing world, fish on fish off! But he still ended up with a good return, he safely returned 7 rainbows caught using shimmies fished static under a sight indicator, orange apps, orange blob and a black snake on a floating line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – “Ended up in double figures lol!” He safely returned 2 rainbows including the fish of the week weighing 8lb using buzzers on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Could have had a lot more than he landed but the fish were at the tease. He weighed in 2 rainbows for 5lb and safely returned 5 caught using a green shimmy fished static under sight indicator.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – “Had another great day!” He safely returned 8 rainbows including 1 weighing 5lb caught using black spiders on a floating line.
  • GRAEME WESTON – Is just learning how to fly fish but is already casting brilliantly and on every visit to Burnhouse has produced a return! He weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb and safely returned 1 caught using an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • NEIL WESTON – May end up regretting teaching is brother how to fly fish, after his brother beat him in magnificent style! Neil weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb caught using an orange nomad on a floating line.
  • THE WALKER BROTHERS – Were due a brilliant day and a brilliant day was exactly what they had! SCOTT safely returned 7 using an egg fished static under a sight indicator and a bunny leech on a floating line. ALAN safely returned 8 using a lime green blob on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – “THE EGG MAN” didn’t need his eggs, or his bung! He safely returned 5 fish caught using buzzers, a bibio double humpy and an orange blob all on a floating line.
  • MARGARET HORNAL – Mastered the sight indicator, she weighed in 2 rainbows for 5.85lb caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • PAUL PRICE – Safely returned 15 using a “white & green nomad” he was “not” practicing for a group competition, and I suspect that might not be what he caught on, but he told us that just in case we let slip before the comp. He also put tinfoil on his flies the morning of the competition just to get a laugh from the group lol brilliant Paul we like a bit of fun and banter at the fishery, keep it up!
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Who I honestly have not met before, especially not quite a few times in the last few weeks, also was not up practicing for a group competition, safely returned 5 using “eggs” fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TONY STEEN – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 8.43lb and safely returned a further 4 using an orange shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a yellow lure on a floating line.
  • PAUL ROE – had a brilliant day with his buzzers, he safely returned 6 using a floating line.
  • CAMBELL BAILLY – Safely returned 2 using an orange dancer on a floating line.
  • HUGH RANKIN – MADE THE CATCH REPORT! He safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an orange & green lure on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Had his best day yet, he safely returned 13 using an orange nomad, black pennell, buzzers, bibio and cormorants on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – In a very short visit, safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a daddy and an orange rabbit on a floating line.
  • WILLY MOUNFORD – Safely returned 4 using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 2 using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DARRELL MARSHALL – Had a fish in just a few casts, he safely returned 3 using orange lures and black lures on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – “Had a great time” He safely returned 7 using an orange lure and cormorants on a floating line.
  • SANDY KIRKWOOD – Had “a fab day! I got 2 to the net, lost 6 and had so many offers!” using his favourite fly, a damsel. Just being at the fishery is a brilliant day for Sandy, even on days that the fish all get away he still comes up with a smile on his face and much appreciated great feedback! He loves the atmosphere, the banter amongst anglers, the coffee and blether with staff. Thank you, Sandy, for everything!

 

THE FIRE FIGHTERS

The day started off well, the conditions overcast and dry with a slight wind. A lot of the anglers bagged up in the first few hours! But it wasn’t to last, the heavens opened, and it didn’t go off for the remainder of the day! The half time game BBQ proved a massive hit, old friends taking advantage of their time around the log burning fire to reminisce and of course dry off. Thank you for all of your feedback, and a special thank you to Malcolm for taking the time the next day to call and thank us again, we are delighted you appreciated your day with us!

  • M WARD – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.9lb caught using a viva on a floating line
  • D SPINKS – It pays off to listen to the lady of the Lochan, he weighed in 3 fish for 6.8lb and safely returned a further 4 using a hot head damsel on a floating line, fishing at the bridge.
  • P MCDONALD – Weighed in 2 fish for 3.4lb.
  • D CAMPBELL – Weighed in 3 fish for 8.6lb.
  • J TWADDLE – Won the competition, he weighed in 3 fish for 6.1lb and safely returned a further 9 using a green cat bug on a floating line.
  • P DEVLIN – Safely returned 4 using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • E MOTION – What a name! He weighed in 3 fish for 6.13lb using a humongous and a tadpole on a floating line.
  • A GRANT – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.6lb and safely returned a beautiful tiger using a candyfloss hot head bloodworm on a floating line.
  • A ROBERTSON – Weighed in 2 fish for 6.03lb caught using an okay dokey and a cats whisker on a floating line.
  • D MURDOCH – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.3lb caught using a daiwl bach on a floating line.

 

 THE MMM JOINERY GROUP

It was a pairs competition like we have never seen before, with rules guaranteed to cause a bit of friction and bring out the competitive banter! The conditions were perfect before lunch, and many bagged up and moved on to catch and release. At lunch, the beers were flowing and so continued the banter and friendly rivalry. After lunch a cold, strong wind picked up and the fishing slowed a little. 72 fish were caught with a rod average of 4. It was a pleasure to meet you all, we enjoyed the fun and banter in this competition!

  • JIMMY MORRISON – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.14lb caught using a white snake.
  • GARY IRVIN – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.90lb using orange fabs.
  • PAUL PRICE – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.31lb and safely returned a further 11 using an orange & green shimmy egg and a damsel.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.5lb and safely returned 4 using green and orange blobs.
  • MAJIC KOLENKO – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.14lb using a daddy.
  • COLIN MCKENZIE – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.09lb using a sedgehog and a damsel.
  • GARY MCCAW – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.15lb and safely returned 7 using damsels.
  • NAM BARRON – Weighed in 2 fish for4lb using damsels.
  • GEORDIE DOUGLAS – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.89lb and safely returned 2 using a fry imitation and a blob.
  • ALLY DOUGLAS – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.02lb and safely returned 1 using an orange fritz.
  • BRIAN LAIDLAW – Weighed in 3 fish for 6.67lb using buzzers and a damsel.
  • SANDY KAY – Weighed in 3 fish for 5.88lb and safely returned 1 using a hot head damsel and a black snake.
  • DOUGIE COOPER – Weighed in 3 fish for 5.3lb using buzzers.
  • MAGDA – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.62lb and safely returned a stunning 5.4lb tiger using buzzers. She was ecstatic to catch the tiger!
  • KAROL – Weighed in 3 fish for 5.93lb and safely returned 5 using daiwl bachs and buzzers.

 

FISHERY RULES

  • FLY FISHING ONLY
  • NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
  • BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
  • EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
  • NO SET LINES
  • 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 BAILLIFF
  • 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 BAILLIFF 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.
  • IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
  • THE BAILLIFF 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. Never 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.

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

 TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!

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