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BURNHOUSE LOCHAN WEEKLY REPORT 15/10/21

Friday 08/10/2021 – Friday 15/10/2021

It wasn’t a week for the fair-weather anglers, but those who braved the wind and rain seen some brilliant sport!

The fish are on the chase, and you don’t have to cast out far to catch, most are being caught right at the sides where the fish are feeding up on fry in the weed beds. The larger specimens are becoming easier to hook, though we are still seeing most escape capture, stronger lines are definitely needed for this time of the year when the takes are more aggressive, and the fish are fighting harder than in previous months.

It was a very wet and miserable day for the second qualifying round of the 2021 Caffrey Cup, in support of Macmillan cancer support. The anglers were soaked to the skin, but it didn’t dampen their spirits, they were there to have a great day, supporting a great cause and a great day was exactly what they had! At half time they enjoyed a delicious lunch and took advantage of the opportunity to dry off around the log burning fire in the BBQ hut. Though the conditions were difficult, a total of 118 fish were caught. The competition so tight again that 1st place came down to the time of first fish caught, and only 9 minutes separated them! The last 2 qualifying places, shared by 6 anglers also came down to the time of first fish! Another truly exciting competition!

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to BRIAN MCCLUCKIE  with a 9lb rainbow. Well done, Brian!

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

Other successful flies were Yellow dancers, daiwl bachs, double humpy, suspended buzzers, mop flies, fabs, CDCs, klinkhammers, hares ear, millennium bugs, shammies, smokers, apps, hoppers, black lures, shimmies, pin fry imitations, nano bugs, eggstacy worms, squirmy worms, orange fritz, spiders, daddies, bibio, damsels, cats whiskers, orange dancer, polar bear, Montana nymph, Ally McCoist, pink dancer, tadpole, beetles and snakes.

CATCH REPORT

  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer and a daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 10 rainbows caught using suspended buzzers, buzzers and double humpy on a floating line and white eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • EUAN MEECHAN – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 9.4lb caught using eggs and mop flies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • SCOTT RICKSEN – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 7.1lb caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using fabs and a CDC buzzer on a floating line.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a klinkhammer on a floating line.
  • LARRY FINDLAY – Weighed in 1 fish for 3lb caught using gold head hares ear on a floating line.
  • TOBY ROUGHTON – Safely returned 13 rainbows caught using a yellow fab and cormorants on a floating line.
  • ROBERT COCHRANE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a buzzer on a floating line.
  • ROSS COCHRANE – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using buzzers, millennium bugs and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • COKER WILSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM WILSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • BARRY PRENTISE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer and orange fritz on a floating line and a squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JUSTIN PRENTICE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using spiders and a daddy on a floating line.
  • BRIAN MCCLUCKIE – Safely returned 1 9lb rainbow caught using a yellow apps on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer, cormorant, bibio and daddy on a floating line.
  • JIM LIDDLE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.5lb caught using a yellow foam daddy and a damsel on a floating line.
  • MICK CASSEDY – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a cats whisker on a floating line.
  • NEIL WESTON – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.7lb and safely returned 2 including an 8lb rainbow caught using an orange dancer, smoker, and a polar bear.
  • COLIN SHARPE – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using fabs on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CALLUM SHARPE – Safely returned 9 rainbows caught using an Ally McCoist and an orange apps on a floating line and an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a cats whisker and pink dancer on a floating line.
  • ROBERT GRANGER – Safely returned 3 including a 7lb rainbow caught using a klinkhammer on a floating line and an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIM WATSON – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.9lb and safely returned 6 rainbows caught using stalking bugs, a green Montana nymph and a tadpole all on a floating line.
  • RODDY FINNIE – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb and safely returned 1 7.5lb rainbow caught using a beetle on a floating line.
  • IAN BAILLEY – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using a green & white snake on a floating line.
  • DEREK RUSSELL – Safely returned 12 rainbows caught using millennium bugs and a daddy on a floating line.
  • SANDY KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a damsel on a floating line.
  • FRANK BRADLEY – Safely returned 1 4lb tiger trout caught using a yellow damsel on a floating line.
  • GORDON COLLEY – Safely returned a 4lb tiger caught using a white sake on a floating line.
  • JAMES BAXTER – Safely returned 2 rainbows and 2 blues caught using a daddy on a floating line.

 

2ND QUALIFYING ROUND FOR THE 2021 CAFFREY CUP IN SUPPORT OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT.

1st –  ROBERT PATON – 14 fish caught using eggs, buzzers and fabs.

2nd KEVIN JENKINGSON – 14 fish caught using olive apps and eggs.

3rd ROSS COCHRANE – 11 fish using fabs, cormorants and eggs.

4th STEVEN MCGOWAN – 10 fish including 1 9lb bow using nano bugs, eggstacy worms and cormorants.

5th HENRY MACKIE – 9 fish using daiwl bachs and shimmies.

6th GRAEMME KEIIR – 9 fish using shammies and cormorants.

7th DECLAN WINTERS – 9 fish using eggs, shammies, smokers and cormorants.

8th DAVID EADIE – 8 fish using cormorants and apps.

9th ALAN SMITH – 7 fish using hoppers, cormorants, and an EGG.

10th MICHAEL MCKENNA – 3 fish including a tiger using fabs and buzzers.

11th ROBERT GRANGER – 3 fish using a klinkhammer and eggs.

 

12th ROBERT BOYLE – 3 fish using cormorants, suspended buzzer, and an egg.

13th STEVIE VANCE – 3 fish using eggs and a pinfry imitation.

14th GEORGE BROWNLEE – 3 fish using eggs and a yellow dancer.

15th ALLY MCMAHON – 3 fish using shimmies.

16th BRIAN MCGREGGOR – 2 fish using eggs and a black lure.

17TH BRIAN DEMPSEY – 2 fish caught using daiwl bachs and a cormorant.

18th  ROBIN LAMBERT – 2 fish using cormorants.

19th JIMMY MARSHALL – 2 fish using eggs and buzzers

20th GRAEMME HEATLIE – 1 fish.

21st ALISTAIR CROMBIE – The fish wouldn’t stay on….GET REVENGE!

 

A massive well done to all of the participants, thank you for supporting MacMillan Cancer Support!

 

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 01/10/2021 – Friday 08/10/2021

 

Even though the temperatures are still mild for this time of the year, there is no doubt that autumn is in full swing. The landscape is changing to those beautiful autumnal colours creating a picturesque backdrop to the Lochan. The weather has also become unpredictable, glorious sunshine one minute and torrential rain the next.

The fish have started feeding up for the winter when their metabolism slows down, meaning that the fishing has become a lot easier. Anglers are experiencing the thrill of the chase and aggressive takes, those “big bow waves” from our larger fish, in particular, adding to the adrenaline rush.

 

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to ALAN SMITH with a 7.5lb Tiger . Well done, Alan!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3  flies were DAIWL BACHS, CORMORANTS  and YELLOW DANCERS .

Other successful flies were RABBITS, SHIMMIES, SPIDERS, FABS, APPS, SQUIRMY WORMS, OKAY DOKEY, MAYFLY, SEDGE, EGGS, DAMSELS, PINFRY IMITATIONS, SHAMMIES, NYMPHS, COVIDS, TADPOLES, CRUNCHERS, BUZZERS, DADDIES, CATS WHISKERS, BLACK & GREEN LURES, ADAMS, KLINKS, ALLY MCCOIST, BLACK LURES, STALKING BUGS, CUTTHROAT CATS AND YELLOW NOMAD.

CATCH REPORT

 

  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • SCOT MITCHELL –Safely returned 10 rainbows and blues caught using a black rabbit and olive apps on a floating line and a yellow shimmy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KEVIN GALLAGHAN –Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE –Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using daiwl bachs and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • RUSSELL BRENNAN –Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4lb and safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a blue bottle spider on a floating line.
  • ALAN HENDERSON –Weighed in 3 rainbows for 7.4lb and safely returned a further 5 using fabs and daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON –Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using apps on a floating line and a yellow squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRUICE DYSART –Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an okay dokey on a floating line.
  • TAM BROGGAN –Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an orange rabbit on a floating line.
  • GARY SNEDDON –Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a mayfly on a floating line.
  • JOHN MCGAUGHAY –Safely returned 16 rainbows caught using a sedge on a floating line, squirmy worm and shammy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHICK MCGREEVY –Safely returned 8 rainbows caught using a yellow egg and yellow shammy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GORDON SMITH –Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a cats whisker on a floating line and a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART HORSHAM –Weighed in 3 fish for 8.26lb caught using a sunburst fab and a daiwl bach on a sink tip line.
  • ASHLEY HORSHAM –Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.56lb caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • BILLY DEYET –Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a damsel on a floating line.
  • ALEC DUNN –Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a pinfry imitation on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH –Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using cormorants on a floating
  • NEIL WESTON –Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.5lb and safely returned 1 fish caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • GRAEME WESTON –Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.5lb and safely returned 1 caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH –Safely returned 12 rainbows and 1 7.5lb tiger caught using cormorants and various wets using a sink tip line.
  • COLIN SPENCE –Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using cormorants on a floating line.
  • DOUGIE RUTHERFORD –Weighed in 3 rainbows for 5.72lb using a cheese egg on a floating line under a sight indicator.
  • ALEC KYLE –Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.5lb using a covid lure on a floating line.
  • GEOFF APPLETON –Safely returned 7 rainbows including 1 at 7lb using a black tadpole and spider
  • DONALD FORBES –Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using fabs, cruncher and buzzers on a floating line.
  • COKER WILSON –Safely returned 9 rainbows and a tiger weighed at 6.5lb using buzzers, daddies, and cats whisker on a floating line.
  • BILLY WILSON – Safely returned 8 rainbows using buzzers, squirmy and black and green lures on the floating line.
  • GORDON REID –Safely returned 5 rainbows using an adams dry, Ally McCoist and klinkhammer on the floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR –Safely returned 2 rainbows using a black lure and cormorants on a floating line.
  • CAMPBELL BAILLY –Safely returned 1 rainbow using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM MONTFORD – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 7.29lb and safely released 1 rainbow using a millennium bug with a floating line under the sight indicator.
  • JIM MCINTYRE –Safely returned 1 rainbow using a millennium bug on the floating line under a sight indicator.
  • BOAB MC –Safely returned 8 rainbows using diawlbachs on the floating line.
  • JUSTIN PRENTICE –Safely returned 3 rainbows using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • IAN PRENTICE – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • MARGARET HORNELL – Weighed in 1 rainbow at 3.5lb using a cutthroat cat on a floating line.
  • EDDIE TRAVERS – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a damsel and cormorants on a floating line
  • DAVID EADIE – Safely returned 6 rainbows using cormorants and apps on a sink tip.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 5.6lb and safely returned 2 rainbows using an Ally McCoist and yellow nomad on a floating line.
  • TRACY ALLAN – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 6.3lb using a yellow dancer and cormorant on a floating line.
  • CHRIS ALLAN – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 6.6lb and safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • BRUCE DYSART – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • ROBERT GRANGER –Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using mainly shimmies 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 24/09/2021 – Friday 01/10/2021

 What a brilliant week we have just had, the dreich weather providing some spectacular sport! The conditions finally favour the anglers! The bigger specimen fish are finally making the nets and 296 fish were caught in just 5 days not including fish caught by staff or by anglers who caught but didn’t report back to the bailiff at the end of their sessions. Some days were quiet due to the rain, but the rain is exactly what we want, so the next time you see the rain pouring from the sky remember that some of the best sport comes in conditions like that, pop your waterproofs in your bag and come fishing!

We could not have asked for a better start to our collaboration with Woodhall flies to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. On September the 25th we held our first qualifying round for the 2021 Caffrey cup and to say that we are happy with how it went would be an understatement! The conditions could not have been more perfect, and the fish turned up on the day! The competition was so tight that it kept everyone on their toes and the adrenaline flowing! It was a day to remember, brilliant company, good laughs, a tasty lunch and amazing fishing! We thank everyone who participated, our helpers and everyone who has contributed so far! We have already raised an impressive amount and we still have 2 competitions, over a month and several fundraisers to go! We are immensely proud to be part of an angling community that is uniting for this great cause!

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to PAUL ROE with a beautiful 10lb rainbow. Well done, Paul!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 5  flies were BUZZERS, CORMORANTS, FABS, APPS and BIBIOS.

Other successful flies were EGGS, FOAM BEETLE, DAIWL BACHS, CATS WHISKERS, ORANGE FRITZ, SPIDERS, DAMSELS, WHITE LURES, ZONKERS, BLACK RABBITS, ORANGE SHIMMY, CINNAMON & GOLD, DADDIES, SEDGEHOG, SHIPMANS, PINK DANCER, VIVA, MRS SIMPSON, BLACK & GREEN LURE, HARES EAR, SMOKERS, YELLOW DANCER, ASTROID, LOCH ORDIE, ALEX FERGUSON, CUTTHROAT RABBIT, WOTSITS, HUMUNGUS, TADPOLE, MERMAIDS, MUDDLERS, OLIVE DOUBLE HUMPY, NYMPHS, and BLOBS.

CATCH REPORT

  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using cormorants, daiwl bachs and an olive double humpy all on a floating line.
  • KENNETH ROBERTSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a gold head olive nymph on a floating line.
  • JAMES TULLIS – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black nymph on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using smokers, and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • BOAB MC – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers and an orange blob on a floating line.
  • CEERAN MCGUKIN – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an orange fritz and a white fritz on a floating line.
  • DAVIE GORDON –Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using mermaids on a floating line.
  • MARGARET HORNAL – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.4lb caught using a cutthroat cat on a floating line.
  • JIM HORNAL – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.3lb caught using a bibio on a floating line.
  • ROY SCOTT – Weighed in 2 fish for 6lb caught using a cutthroat cat and a muddler on a floating line.
  • COLIN ANDERSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a green egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • KEVIN MCGOLDRICK – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a bibio on a floating line.
  • ALAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a gold Humongous on the floating line.
  • ALAN WALKER – Safely returned 5 rainbows using a bibio on the floating line.
  • SCOTT WALKER – Safely returned 2 rainbows with a damsel & diawlbach on the floating line.
  • JEFF APPLETON – Safely returned 7 rainbows inc 1 at 5.5lb black spider and wotsits under the indicator.
  • ROBERT THOMSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows using a yellow dancer, orange & black and green lures on the floating line.
  • PETER TANNER- Safely returned 4 rainbows using a humongous and a cinnamon & gold wet on the floating line.
  • DARIO SZVARC – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a diawlbach, cormorant & tadpole on the floating line.
  • IAN REDDIE – Bagged up 3 rainbows for 9.8lb using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • DAVE HARRINGTON JR – Safely returned 9 rainbows with cormorants & a white snake using a DI5 line.
  • DAVE HARRINGTON SR – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a fab, yellow dancer & cormorant on a floating line.
  • TOM MATHIESON – bagged up 1 rainbow for 2.63lb using a loch ordie wet on a floating line.
  • PETER SMITH – bagged up 1 rainbow for 2.9lb using a loch ordie on the floating line.
  • DOUGIE RUTHERFORD – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an Alex Ferguson on the floating line.
  • ALEC KYLE – bagged up 2 rainbows for 4.96lb using a cutthroat cat and rabbit lure on the floating line.
  • NATHAN STRACHAN – Safely returned 4 rainbows using buzzers and a white lure on the floating line.
  • LAWRENCE MCDONALD – Safely returned 8 rainbows using fabs and diawlbachs on the floating line.
  • ROBERT BIRRELL – Safely returned 3 rainbows using an Okey Dokey on the floating line.
  • BILLY WILSON JR – Safely returned 6 rainbows using buzzers on the floating line.
  • BILLY WILSON SR – Safely returned 2 rainbows on a white lure with the floating line.
  • GORDON FERGUSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows inc a 6lb rainbow on a damsel & cormorant using a floating line.
  • PAUL ROE – Safely returned 6 rainbows inc a double at 10.1lb using damsels and cormorants on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 4 rainbows using a Spider on the floating line.
  • ROBERT MCALL – Safely returned 3 rainbows using an orange fritz & buzzers on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • JIM HORNAL – Bagged up 2 rainbows for 4.3lb using cormorants on a floating line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 1 rainbow using an egg under the sight indicator.
  • COLIN ANDERSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows using diawlbachs & a cats whisker on the floating line.
  • GEORGE WHYTE – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a diawlbach on the floating line.
  • DUNCAN MCPHERSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow with a cormorant using the floating line.
  • BILL HOLDERAN – Bagged up 2 rainbows for 5lb using a sweetcorn fab on the floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 9 rainbows using a sweetcorn fab & a foam beetle on a floating line.
  • DAVID YOUNG – Bagged up 1 rainbow for 3lb using a buzzer on the floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 5 rainbows using buzzers & fab on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 4 rainbows using Buzzers & eggs on a floating line under the sight indicator.
  • DAVIE GARTSHORE – Safely returned 5 rainbows inc 1 at 5.2lb using buzzers on the floating line.
  • JIM MCINTYRE – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a red fab & eggs on a floating line.
  • FRANK BRADLY – Safely returned 1 rainbow using a buzzer on the floating line.

 

1st QUALIFYING ROUND FOR THE 2021 CAFFREY CUP IN SUPPORT OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT.

1st – JOHN DONALDSON – 30 points, 22 fish caught using olive apps and a black rabbit.

2nd JOCK MCDOUGAL – 28 points, 14 fish caught using daiwl bachs and shipmans.

3rd GREG HOGGAN – 23 points, 15 fish caught using smokers, buzzers, eggs, olive apps and a yellow dancer.

4th DAVID MCROBERT – 21 points, 14 fish caught using damsels, apps, and yellow dancers.

5th JONNO MCDONALD – 16 points, 10 fish caught using a black rabbit, apps, bibio, orange shimmy and a cinnamon & gold.

6th DOUGIE HUGHES – 12 points, 8 fish caught using cormorants, cats whiskers and a red apps.

7th ALAN MELVILLE – 12 points, 6 fish caught using dancers.

8th LAWRENCE MCDONALD – 12 points, 7 fish caught using hares ears, fabs and daiwl bachs.

9th BOAB MC – 11 points, 7 fish caught using damsels and buzzers.

10th KYLE BURNS – 11 points, 6 fish caught using a viva, Mrs Simpson, and black & green lures.

11th MARTYN SHEARER – 8 points, 5 fish caught using daiwl bachs, a daddy, sedgehog and cormorants.

12th JOHNNY PORTEOUS – 8 points, 4 fish caught using apps.

13th CHRIS MELVILLE – 6 points, 3 fish caught using red apps.

14th KIERAN LATTO – 6 points, 3 fish caught using rabbits and an olive apps.

15th MARK GRAY – 5 points, 3 fish caught using buzzers, apps and an asteroid.

16th DAVID FISHER – 5 points, 3 fish caught using a shipmans and damsels.

17th –  JIM TWADDLE – 5 points, 3 fish caught using buzzers.

18th –  WULLIE CARR – 4 points, 2 fish caught using buzzers.

19th ANDY MELVILLE – 2 points, 1 fish caught using a zonker.

20th ROBERT MELVILLE – 0 points, fell asleep lol.

 

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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WEEKLY REPORT 24th September 2021

Weekly Report – Friday 24th  September 2021

 

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report:

17/09/2021 – 24/09/2021

 

After a long, hard, hot, and very dry summer; The weather we have all been waiting for is finally here! Rain, wind, and cooler temperatures; to some that would sound awful but to an angler it is exactly what we want! The weather might be miserable, but the fishing is fun! The fish are on the chase, the takes are becoming more aggressive, and they are fighting hard; even the 3lb rainbows have been taking anglers into their backing line.

There hasn’t been much need for sinking lines, the majority of the fish are being caught on or just under the surface and there hasn’t been any hot spots, the fish are being caught all over the lochan.

The good fishing, is finally back!

 

FISH OF THE WEEK –  This weeks top spot goes to BRIAN SKINNER with a beautiful, fully finned 10lb rainbow. Well done, BRIAN!

 

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

 

Other successful flies were floating fry, shipmans, pinfry imitations, fabs, CDCs, damsels, double humpy, eggs, hoppers, cats whiskers, yellow & white mini lure, blobs, crunchers, mop flies, yellow dancers,  spiders, bibio, sedgehogs, march brown, daddies, blue mermaid, and black lures.

 

CATCH REPORT

 

  • JOCK MCDOUGALL – Up until a couple of weeks ago, Jock had never been to Burnhouse, now he can’t get enough! On his last visit he safely returned 14 rainbows and blues caught using an olive floating fry and an olive shipmans on a floating line.
  • DAVIE FISHER – “The amount of offers I had and fish I hooked into was incredible!” He safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a floating fry and shipmans on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a daiwl bach and pinfry imitation lure on a floating line.
  • ALAN DOWNIE – “These fish are in stunning condition!” He safely returned 4 rainbows caught using black buzzers on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – “Had a brilliant day!” He safely returned 6 rainbows caught using daiwl bachs and black shipmans on a floating line.
  • PAUL ROE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a daiwl bach and a candy fab on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using fabs and a black CDC on a floating line.
  • STEWART MORTIMOR – Had a great day out with his dad, he weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb and safely returned 1 rainbow, using buzzers and a hothead damsel on a floating line.
  • JOHN MORTIMOR – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb caught using a hothead damsel on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a double humpy on a floating line.
  • SAMMY TOMINEY – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.76lb caught using a floating fry on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • SCOTT FERGUSON – Safely returned 2 fish caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • JOHN CRUICKSHANKS – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a damsel.
  • JIM SHORT – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using daiwl bachs and hoppers on a floating line.
  • JORDAN DUNCAN – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a cats whisker and a shipmans on a floating line.
  • BRIAN MCGHEE – Weighed in 4 fish for 9.77lb caught using a cats whisker and a yellow & white mini lure.
  • JASON MCGHEE – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.2lb caught using an orange blob.
  • MATT MCSPORRAN – Weighed in 4 fish for 8.7lb caught using a cats whisker.
  • JIM MCSPORRAN – Weighed in 4 fish for 14lb.
  • ALLY MCSPORRAN – Weighed in 2 fish for 4.5lb caught using black daiwl bachs.
  • CHRIS LUCAS – Weighed in 4 fish for 8.7lb.
  • DAVIE SCOTT – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.11lb caught using an orange fab.
  • DARREN JOHNSTONE – Weighed in 2 fish for 6.51lb caught using an orange fab and daiwl bachs.
  • GREGG PRICE – Weighed in 3 fish for 9.81lb caught using black buzzers.
  • TONY MORTON – Weighed in 4 fish for 7.7lb caught using grunters, daiwl bachs and buzzers.
  • SAM MORTON – Weighed in 1 fish for 2.19lb caught using a green mop fly fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHAD MORTON – Weighed in 3 fish for 7.31lb caught using fabs and buzzers.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black spider on a floating line.
  • GAVIN SHEER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using black hoppers on a floating line.
  • BRIAN BUCHANAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • ROBERT STRANG – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a hot head damsel.
  • DAVID EADIE – A first time visitor to Burnhouse had “a truly fantastic days fishing!” He landed 15 rainbows and lost just as many using cormorants on a floating line. He enjoyed himself that much he can’t wait to return with a few of his family members.
  • ALEC CAMPBELL – Safely returned 2 rainbows.
  • MATTHYS JOOSIE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a cormorant on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Had been having a run of bad luck lately, every fish he hooked into found a way of coming off….BUT… he finally left with a smile on his face after landing 4 rainbows caught using buzzers, cormorants, and a black dancer.
  • CAMPBELL BAILLY – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a black lure on a floating line.
  • HUGH RANKIN – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black zonker on a floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a pink fab and buzzers on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 9 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • BOAB MC – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using damsels and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN THOMSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.5lb caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • STUART MCINTOSH – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 10lb using a cormorant on a floating line and a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WILLY CUNNINGHAM – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an orange daddy and a buzzer on a floating line.
  • GRAEME BERD – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using black hoppers on a floating line.
  • MARTIN LEBLOND – A first time visitor was very impressed with the look and the atmosphere at the fishery. He safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 weighing approximately 6lb caught using a March brown and a daddy on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM SHARP – “The amount of chases I was getting was unbelievable!” but only 1 made it to the net caught using a blue mermaid on a floating line.

 

We would like to remind anglers that all returns must be logged with the bailiffs before departure, even if it is a blank please report to the bailiff.

 

Thank you to the Vale angling club, who joined us on Saturday. What a great day full of good banter and sport, we look forward to welcoming you back again.

 

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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Weekly Report – 30th May 2021

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery: Weekly Report: 21/05/21 – 30/05/21

WEEK OVERVIEW

After a year of lockdowns, uncertainty, and restrictions, it was brilliant to finally be able to organise and host our first competition of 2021, the Burnhouse Trophy Day. The weather was awful, there were many snapped lines, it appeared like anglers were using rubber hooks with more fish being lost than making it to the net,  but the anglers were undeterred – they were here to have a great day and a great day was what they had! A day of fun, laughter, impressive fish, and great food! A day where even though we still have some restrictions, we could relax and feel almost normal again!

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to ALEX ROOK  with a beautiful 10.2lb rainbow. Well done, Alex!

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

Due to the size and strength of our fish we ask that all anglers use a minimum of 8lb line, there has been a large number of doubles lost this week due to weaker line snapping. There is also a danger with weaker line that the larger fish will be over played, drastically reducing the chances of the fish recovering.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using his new favourite fly, a black pennell on a floating line.
  • GREG HOGGAN – Was getting his practice in for the competition day, in just 4 hours he safely returned 10 rainbows caught using a smoker on a floating line and an olive apps on fast glass. The practice paid off; on the competition day he won the trophy! He safely returned 15 rainbows caught using various apps olive, brown and yellow on a fast glass, buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator. His last fish of the day stripped his line to the end of his backing, wrapped the line around another anglers podium and much to everyone’s disbelief he still got the fish to the net!
  • MARTIN LEYDAN – On his last visit to Burnhouse, Martin was unsuccessful in getting a fish to the net. On this visit he came with a determination to better his performance, and he did, he safely returned 5 rainbows caught using sunburst eggs fished static under a sight indictor. That is how you do it Martin, well done! Thank you for volunteering your help on the day of the competition, it was greatly appreciated!
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 9 rainbows including a few weighing 7 & 8lb caught using a sweetcorn fab, buzzers and a snatcher on a floating line. On the day of the competition, in completely different weather he safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers and a cat bug.
  • JIM KYLE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a dark olive and a sunburst fab on a floating line.
  • SCOTT WALKER – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a green & black lure on an intermediate line and a smoker on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an olive apps on an intermediate line. On competition day he safely returned 6 rainbows caught using olive apps on an intermediate line and a spearmint egg fished static under a sight indicator. If Ross had managed to net all of the fish he had on, he would have been in the running for the trophy, but he did nothing wrong, the fish just kept getting away! He was disappointed, but he really enjoyed the day.
  • ALLAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line. He was snapped several times on a double humpy.
  • ROSS DRUMMOND – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 17.11lb and safely returned 1 tiger, 1 brown and 1 rainbow, using a white rabbit on an intermediate line and a cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GARY HAMILTON – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.17lb caught using a smoker on a floating line and a peach egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DREW MILLER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a buzzer and a tequila egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – Safely returned 2 rainbows and 1 blue caught using a tequila egg and shammies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALEX MCRYSTAL – Safely returned 1 rainbow and lost 2 doubles.
  • STEWART MORTIMER – Safely returned 1 rainbow and 1 tiger using an Ally McCoist and buzzers on a floating line.
  • TAM WILSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • PETER WEAVER – Safely returned 9 rainbows caught using an orange and a pink egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 2 blues caught using a yellow wotsit on a di5 line.
  • MARK EDEN – Made his return to fly fished after many years away from it and was ecstatic to take home a 3lb rainbow for the dinner plate. Well done, Mark! A black nomad was the fly that secured him his dinner!
  • GREG HOWE – Popped up for a few hours to practice for the competition, he weighed in 1 fish for 4.3lb caught using an orange & black okay dokie on a floating line. On competition day, he safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an olive apps on an intermediate line and buzzers on a floating line. A few days later, fishing for an hour he safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an orange lure on an intermediate line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Won second place on competition day with 10 rainbows and 1 7lb brown, using a black pennell, buzzers, cormorants, and a cutthroat damsel all on a floating line.
  • LEWIS KIDD – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a uv yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • ROBIN LAMBERT – From THE SCOTTISH FLYFISHER online magazine, lost more fish than he got to the net, but it did not faze him, he safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a uv cormorant and CDCs on a floating line. He was also snapped twice one very early on by a large double.
  • STEVEN MCGOWAN – From Newhouse fishery safely returned 5 rainbows using a white bug fished static under a sight indicator, buzzers, and cormorants on a floating line.
  • ALLY MCMAHON – “It’s some set up here, I’ve had a cracking day and the fish are another level! I will be back very soon!” He safely returned 4 rainbows all of a good size caught using a Dawsons olive rabbit on a floating line. He was also snapped early on in the competition by a double.
  • ALAN SMITH – Was snapped on his very first cast! He ended the competition with a return of 4 rainbows caught using sedgehogs and hoppers on a floating line and “a mad, crazy, bung, THING” he tied up the night before, sorry Alan but your description just had to go in the report. A few days later he popped in on the way past for a coffee but could not resist an hour on the water when he seen the amazing evening rise, he safely returned 2 rainbows caught using CDC emergers on a floating line.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned a beautiful 4lb brown and 1 rainbow caught using a black & green apps on an intermediate line and a pink egg fished static under a sight indicator. After seeing the evening rise posted on Facebook a few days later, he popped up for a couple of hours and safely returned 5 rainbows caught using shipmans and sedgehogs on a floating line. He returned the next day still buzzing from how great it fished the night before and he had an outstanding day safely returning 17 rainbows and blues using orange and yellow apps on an intermediate line and an orange fab on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a purple apps and a yellow dancer on an intermediate line.
  • JOHN DONALDSON – Got off to a cracking start safely returning 6 rainbows caught using a red apps and yellow dancer on an intermediate line and shipmans on a floating line. The afternoon proved less successful, but he still finished joint 4th.
  • DEREK SAVAGE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow apps on a floating line. The first fish put up an incredible fight and “just wouldn’t come in!”
  • MICHAEL MCKENNA – Thoroughly enjoyed his first ever competition, he safely returned 2 rainbows one weighing over 5lb and the other over 6lb and 2 browns caught using a daiwl bach and matchstick buzzer on a floating line. Burnhouse provided his first wild brown caught on a Stillwater and his P.B twice! Well done, Michael!
  • SCOT MITCHELL – From Woodhall flies, safely returned 5 rainbows and 1 blue caught using an olive apps on an intermediate line, buzzers on a floating line and shimmies fished static under a sight indicator.
  • CHRIS MELVILLE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using hoppers and damsels on a floating line. A rather large rainbow was playing games with him! He hooked into a big fish, after a good fight he got the fish close enough to see a white fly at the side of its mouth, but it slipped his hook! Later in the day, he hooked into the same fish, but it had the exact same outcome! I could feel his frustration! Next time Chris!
  • DOUGIE HUGHES – Had a breaking day! Literally, first he was snapped by a big fish, then he snapped his rod! Like a true fisherman though, it did not wreck his day! He managed 1 rainbow to the net using a damsel and really enjoyed the “banter, quality of the fish, food and atmosphere of the competition.”
  • RORY STEWART – An exceptional young angler, impressed all of the participants with his level of skill! He finished the competition not just with the biggest fish, a rainbow weighing 9.5lb but also winning 3rd place, in extremely difficult conditions! I know I say this all the time but keep up the hard work, you will go very far in this sport, and it is an absolute joy to watch your progress! Well done, Rory!
  • JONNO MCDONALD – Was having an extremely frustrating day, every fish he hooked into got off in one way or another, but he finally managed 1 to the net caught using a black rabbit on a floating line. On a return visit and in better weather conditions he safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a bibio double humpy and Donnay Mac charity buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – “Needs stronger line!” After an epic battle with either a large tiger or large brown (very different fight to a blue or rainbow) his line snapped, he was “gutted” but will be coming back for another go “with stronger line!” He safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • GARY MCCLURG – Safely returned 3 rainbows in just half an hour including 1 weighing 8lb using an amber G&H sedge on a floating
  • GRANT LINDSAY – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.26lb caught using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JIMMY JONES – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 4.08lb caught using a Kate McLaren, he also lost a double.
  • PAT GRANT – “I’m definitely coming back here, great wee place!” He weighed in 3 rainbows for 14.26lb and safely returned 3 using a Griffith gnat, buzzers and a shipmans all on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Had a brilliant day, he safely returned 9 rainbows and 1 7lb brown using white eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ALAN HENDERSON – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.76lb caught using a sedge on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – After losing a few fish finally managed 1 to the net using an orange foam daddy on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Caught 1 rainbow on a white egg fished static under a sight indicator. For the rest of his session the fish were bubbling all around him, but he could not match the hatch.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 7lb caught using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • DAVID DUNN – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a yellow damsel on a floating line.
  • ALEX ROOK – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 17.22lb and safely returned 18 including rainbows weighing 9lb and 10.2lb, using buzzers fished static under a sight indicator, daiwl bachs and a floating fry on a floating line and damsels on an intermediate line. “Another brilliant day!”
  • PAUL ROWE – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 4.08lb caught using a sunburst blob on an intermediate line. He also lost “a monster”.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEO WATSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow weighing 6lb caught using a gold head damsel on a floating line.
  • ANDY MCALPINE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.42lb caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • DAVID WELSH – Took home 2 rainbows, we do not have any records of the weight or flies used.
  • JAMES MARSHALL – Took home 2 fish, we do not have any records of the weight, or the flies used.
  • JOHN LAIRD – Safely returned 6 rainbows and 1 brown using a black gnat on a floating line. “The fish in here fight really well, I will be back soon!”
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 3 rainbows and 1 blue using stalking bugs fished static under a sight indicator and daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • MARTYN SHEARER – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using snatchers and CDCs on a floating line and a shimmy egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MATTHEW WATSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a pink fab and buzzers on a floating line.
  • DREW MILLER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an Invictus 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 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 AFTER 5 FISH.
  • THE BAILIFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PERFORM BAG CHECKS.

ANYONE FOUND TO BE IN BREACH OF THESE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED AND NO RETURN VISITS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

SAFE CATCH AND RELEASE PROCEDURE

  • Only use single, barbless hooks. Strictly no multiple hook snakes, double or treble hooks. Not just for catch and release but for kill tickets too.
  • Due to the size and strength of our fish we ask that ALL anglers use a minimum of 8lb line, this is to reduce the number of fish being lost and over played.
  • Bring the fish to the net as quickly as possible. Over playing a fish causes stress and exhaustion and decreases the chance of survival.
  • Unhook the fish as quickly as possible, keep the fish in the water. 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.

 

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly Report – 21st May 2021

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery: Weekly Report: 14/05/21 – 21/05/21

WEEK OVERVIEW

The warmer weather was very welcome after weeks of unseasonal temperatures! The hatches have been spectacular, with so much insect life the anglers have been spoilt for choice! With hawthorns, black gnat, buzzers, daddies, midge, and sedges just to name a few of the magnificent trout snacks on the water.

Even though lures and the use of the bung have still been effective, anglers fishing dries, buzzers and naturals have had the better returns, even when the weather made its sudden return to the cooler temperatures.

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to ALEX ROOK  with a beautiful 13.4lb rainbow that had his reel screaming into the backing twice! Well done, Alex.

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were BUZZERS, DAMSELS and EGGS.

Other successful flies were –  okay dokies, shipmans, cormorants, CDCs, smokers, millennium bugs, fabs, klinkhammers, yellow owls, viva, black rabbit, yellow dancers, daiwl bachs, hawthorns, foam daddy, hoppers, cutthroat cat, black pennell, pink bunny leech, black apps, Adams, zonkers, Gerrards poodle, pheasant tailed nymphs, green & white lure, orange dancer, sedges, and spiders.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • BILLY HOEHLE – Had the best days fishing he has had to date! He safely returned 6 rainbows caught using pheasant tailed nymphs, buzzers and a black pennell, all on a floating line.
  • REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a green egg and an okay dokie fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a damsel on an intermediate line.
  • ANTHONY MCALISTER – Safely returned 2 rainbows and 1 blue caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • BRIAN MCALISTER – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using buzzers and fabs on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 14 rainbows including 1 double and 2 blues, also caught using buzzers and a fab on a floating line.
  • ARCHIE SPENCE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a damsel on an intermediate line.
  • SAMMY TOMINEY – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.32lb caught using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GERRY FITZSIMMONS – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using an orange dancer and spiders on a floating line.
  • JOHN ROSS – Safely returned 2 rainbows and 1 brown caught using daiwl bachs and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • COLIN SPENCE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using CDCs and cormorants on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 4 rainbows and 1 blue caught using buzzers and daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • ALFIE SPENCE – Safely returned 8 rainbows caught using damsels and black eggs on an intermediate line and a millennium bug and eggs fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he safely returned 6 rainbows and 1 blue caught using smokers on a floating line, millennium bugs and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • MARK EDEN – Made it onto the fishery report this week! He safely returned a beautiful brown caught using dries on a floating line.
  • ROBERT RANKIN – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a floating fry and buzzers on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using an Adams and hoppers on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using various dries and buzzers on a floating line.
  • GARY SNEDDON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a white & blue zonker on an intermediate line.
  • TAM BROGAN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 8lb and safely returned 1 caught using a Gerrards poodle on an intermediate line.
  • DOUGIE CRAWFORD – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 11.44lb caught using various lures.
  • JIMMY MORRISON – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb caught using a fab on a floating line.
  • SCOTT MITCHELL – Safely returned 10 rainbows caught using mainly buzzers on a floating line.
  • DAN BROWN – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a foam daddy and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN DONALDSON – Safely returned 13 rainbows and a few wild browns using buzzers and hoppers on a floating line.
  • RUSSELL DIXSON – Safely returned 8 rainbows, 1 blue, 1 tiger and 2 browns caught using buzzers and various dries on a floating line.
  • CALUM MOCHRIE – Safely returned 1 rainbow.
  • ALEX ROOK – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 20.4lb and safely returned a further 21 caught using buzzers, damsels, and a cutthroat cat on various lines. On a return visit before the weather turned, he weighed in 3 fish for 11.3lb and safely returned another 2 including the fish of the week weighing 13.4lb caught using size 16 buzzers on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 4 rainbows and 1 8lb brown caught using cormorants and a black pennell on a floating line.
  • STEVIE LEE – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 12.7lb and safely returned an 8lb rainbow using a pink bunny leech, cormorants, and millennium bugs on various lines.
  • DYLON PATERSON – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 13.96lb caught using eggs & millennium bugs fished static under a sight indicator and buzzers on a floating line.
  • JIMMY MARSHALL – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 6.55lb caught using a red egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEORGE BROWNLEE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.4lb caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.8lb caught using eggs and buzzers fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVID CAMERON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using dries on a floating line.
  • JIM LIVINGSTON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a black rabbit on an intermediate line.
  • JAMIE RENOLDS – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer and blobs on a floating line.
  • ANTHONY MCALISTER – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a yellow & black dancer on a floating line.
  • STUART BELL – Safely returned 8 rainbows caught using hawthorns on a floating line and millennium bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 10 rainbows caught using buzzers and a pink fab on a floating line.
  • MICHAEL JOHNS – Safely returned 1 rainbow and an 8lb brown caught using a damsel on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEORGE WATSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a gold head damsel on a floating line.
  • JIMMY JONES – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.53lb caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • ANDY MCALPINE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a klinkhammer and a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • MARK MCGOVERN – Safely returned 1 brown caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • IAN TELFORD – Safely returned 8 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • M. WARD – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.68lb caught using an orange buzzer on a floating line.
  • D. CAMPBELL – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 6.1lb caught using a viva on a floating line.
  • J. TWADDLE – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 11.11lb and safely returned 2 including 1 weighing approximately 8-10lb using damsels and an okay dokie on a floating line.
  • D. GRAY – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.3lb caught using cormorants and a CDC on a floating line.
  • A. ROBERTSON – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.8lb and safely returned 1 double rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • T. DUFF – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.9lb and safely returned a double using buzzers and a smoker on a floating line.
  • GARY MCCLURG – Safely returned 2 rainbows after a double hook up on buzzers.
  • WEE ROSE – Did what wee Rose does best; with her first cast she safely returned a beautiful brown caught using a blue flash dancer.
  • MAY ANDERSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using buzzers and sedges on a floating line.

 

Everyone here at Burnhouse would like to wish Ian a full and speedy recovery, hopefully you will be back on your feet soon and back by the water.

We would also like to say a massive thank you to the Firefighters angling club, it was a pleasure to welcome you all back after a year of restrictions. We hope to see you all again soon.

 

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 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 AFTER 5 FISH.
  • 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.

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly Report – 14th May 2021

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 07/05/21 – 14/05/21

WEEK OVERVIEW

The deer are adding to the character and beauty of the Lochan. Their curiosity bringing them closer to the anglers, much to their amusement! With one inquisitive young female in particular taking a keen interest in watching the anglers fish and has even performed a few bag checks! It is not just the deer taking an interest in fishing bags, one baby rabbit took shelter from the cold wind in a bag that had been sitting next to the gorse bush! Nature at its best.

The wind has still been predominantly blowing from the east which means the cooler temperatures still remain. Even with less hatches due to the cooler weather the top of water sport has still been impressive, with dries and buzzers leading the way to success.

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to RONNIE TURNBULL with a beautiful 12lb rainbow! Well done, Ronnie.

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were BUZZERS, HOPPERS and EGGS.

Other successful flies were –  yellow dancers, sedgehogs, black pennell, shammies, damsels, March brown, daddies, shipmans, yellow owl, suspended hares ear, fabs, shimmy worms, olive apps, bibio, black spider, Griffiths gnat, double humpy, black rabbit, cormorants, incredible cat, daiwl bachs, wotsits, snatchers, suspended buzzers, sparklers,  millennium bugs, green & black fritz, smokers, CDCs, muddlers, and a floating fry.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • ALEX ROOK – “Another brilliant day, honestly can’t believe how great it is here now!” He weighed in 4 fish for 18.26lb and safely returned 7 rainbows, 1 6lb tiger and 1 blue using buzzers on a floating line and various eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black pennell on a floating line. For the rest of the day, he practiced his long distance catch and release lol.
  • JAY MILLER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BILLY MILLER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a black pennell on a floating line.
  • GEO WATSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow.
  • JIM WATSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using hoppers, sedges, suspended buzzers, and buzzers on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a sedgehog and buzzers also on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • LEWIS KIDD – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line and a peach egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOSH MOODY – Safely returned 17 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line, buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • LEWIS MORTON – Safely returned 5 rainbows including 1 double caught using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line, buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RICHARD GIFFEN – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 4.03lb caught using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line.
  • SAMMY TOMINEY – Caught the biggest fish he has ever caught on the fly! A stunning 7.65lb rainbow caught using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using an olive apps on an intermediate line and a mojito shimmy worm fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb and 1 blue using a sparkler on a floating line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 9 rainbows none were below 6lb and 1 was a double, using buzzers, hoppers, and an olive fab on a floating line and damsels on an intermediate line.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a suspended hares ear on a floating line. On a return visit he weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.43lb and safely returned 1 caught using sedgehogs on a floating line.
  • GREG RUSSELL – “has found his new favourite fishery” He safely returned 9 rainbows including ones weighing 9lb, 8lb, 7lb and a few at 6lb, using an orange shipmans, yellow owl and olive buzzer on a floating line. He could not wait to get back and on return visits he safely returned 6 rainbows caught using an orange fab and shipmans on a floating line. “I don’t think there’s any wee fish in there!”
  • JAMIE MCLAREN – Safely returned 2 rainbows both over 4lb caught using a foam daddy and an orange shipmans on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a hot head damsel on a floating line.
  • REYNER KENNEDY – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a blue flash damsel on an intermediate line and a march brown on a floating line.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using shammies and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned a wild brown caught using an incredible cat on an intermediate line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using cormorants on a floating line.
  • EDDIE HIGGINS – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 9.2lb that stripped him right into his backing, he was using a claret damsel and a black rabbit on an intermediate line.
  • LEWIS KIDD – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a mojito egg fished static under a sight indicator and a double humpy on a floating line.
  • PETER WEAVER – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using a yellow egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • TAM WILSON – Safely returned a brown estimated to be around 7-8lb caught using a yellow egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • WULLY CARR – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.25lb and safely returned 1 using hoppers and a Griffiths gnat on a floating line.
  • KEVIN ROSS – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line and a pink egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STEVE MCQUEEN – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a biscuit egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – “I really enjoyed that, proper fishing!” He safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a bibio and a black spider on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 double figure also using buzzers on a floating line.
  • WAYNE GUY – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 6.5lb caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • SCOTT MCKILLOP – “ Brilliant place, I’ve been on the hunt for a good regular fishery, now I’ve found it!” He safely returned 6 rainbows including 1 weighing approximately 8-9lb caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line and a green wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RONNIE TURNBULL – Safely returned 4 rainbows including the fish of the week weighing 12lb using a green snatcher and a millennium bug on a floating line.
  • JIMMY MILLER – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a black & green fritz on a floating line.
  • ANDY MCALPINE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JAMES CRAIG – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ROSS COCHRANE – “Caught fish on everything he put on” He safely returned 12 rainbows all of a good size, 1 weighing 10.5lb using a floating fry, buzzers and daiwl bachs on a floating line and an olive apps on an intermediate line.
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Looked like he was going to blank after losing every fish he hooked into, however just as it started to turn dark, he finally got 1 to the net! A stunning 9.5lb rainbow that made the wait well worth it, using an orange daddy on a floating line.
  • LOUIS GEMMELL – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a floating fry on a floating line.
  • RICHARD TAYLOR – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using an orange fab, daiwl bachs, an olive buzzer and a sedgehog on a floating line.
  • MAY ANDERSON – safely returned 43 rainbows caught using a sedgehog and buzzers on a floating line.
  • WEE ROSE – Safely returned 1 blue caught using a mojito egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK RUSSELL – First time visitor to Burnhouse thoroughly enjoyed his first visit despite the cold east wind. He safely returned 8 rainbows caught using a red apps and CDCs on a floating line.
  • ROBERT ANDERSON – Also enjoyed his first visit, safely returning 7 rainbows caught using a daddy and olive apps on a floating line.
  • STEPHEN FERNS – “This is a cracking fishery!” He safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a smoker and buzzers on a floating line.
  • FINDLAY HEATLIE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a muddler and a smoker on a floating line.
  • GRAEME HEATLIE – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing approximately 8-10lb caught using a smoker and buzzers 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 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 DEPARTURE, 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 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.

Tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly Report – 7th May 2021

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 30/04/21 – 07/05/21

WEEK OVERVIEW

The weather has been so unpredictable this week the weather forecasters  can’t even get it right! Who would believe that we are in May and we are still seeing snow! The constant change in the weather, temperature and air pressure meant a complete mixed bag of results with no hour the same as the next!

There is a stir amongst anglers with the return of the deer! This year we have the juveniles at the fishery, they are young, curious, playful, and adventurous. What a great sight it is to watch them graze the banking and explore their new surroundings. However cute they are though we ask that anglers do not try to clap or feed them.

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to JONATHAN MCDONALD with a stunning 10.5lb Tiger. This was not the biggest fish of the week, but it was the biggest weighed fish and as the first double figure tiger to make it to the net for months, we say a massive well done!

Remember to get those big fish weighed so you do not miss out on the top spot!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were BUZZERS , DAMSELS and FABS,

Okey dokey, daiwl bachs, black pennell, eggs, yellow dancers, squirmy worms, olive nymph, klinkhammers, blobs, black dancer, floating fry, bunny leech, wotsits, shammies, cormorants, apps, yellow owl, adams, cats whiskers, pink lures, black rabbits, black & green tadpole, covid, shipmans, pheasant tailed nymphs, bibio hopper, sedges, double humpy, single yellow humpy, and a pink lure.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • SCOTT MORTON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a pink fab, okay dokey and buzzers on a floating line.
  • LARRY FINDLEY – Enjoyed his first day fishing since before lockdown! He weighed in 2 beautiful rainbows for 7.5lb caught using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – “This fish just won’t come in!” After quite some time the fish finally showed itself, a stunning 6.5lb tiger! He was delighted! A black pennell on a floating line scored him his first ever tiger.
  • JOHN KERR – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JOHN KERR JNR – “I love it here!” He safely returned 3 rainbows including his new P.B weighing 8.5lb, all were caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • KEVIN ROONIE – Safely returned 2 rainbows, 1 blue and a beautiful wild brown using damsels on an intermediate line, okay dokey and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using a pink fab and buzzers on a floating line.
  • CHRIS DRAKE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • LEON MASON – Weighed in 2 fish for 10.19lb and safely returned 8 rainbows and 1 5lb brown using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line, later in the evening changing to a floating line.
  • SAMMY TOMINEY – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned a 6-7lb tiger caught using a green squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • NEIL MCINTOSH – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an olive nymph on a floating line. While his friend Michael practiced his long distance catch and release lol.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 9 rainbows caught using an olive hopper, olive klinkhammer and buzzers on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 5 rainbows caught using various dry flies.
  • PETER WEAVER – “ Was my first visit to Burnhouse… had an epic day! 16 cracking, hard fighting fish from 3lb – 8lb landed! I’m definitely going back, if you haven’t been before get yourselves along, you won’t regret it!” Thank you for the excellent write up Peter!
  • TAM WILSON – Safely returned 15 rainbows and dropped a good tiger, he was using various eggs, blobs and fabs on a floating line.
  • CHRIS HARRIS – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black dancer on an intermediate line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 8 rainbows caught using a klinkhammer and f fly on a floating line and a damsel on an intermediate line.
  • JAMES CRAIG – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a hot head damsel and buzzers on an intermediate line.
  • LEWIS KIDD – Safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 weighing 9.5lb using damsels and a bunny leach on a floating line.
  • COLIN MARSHALL – “First day back at Burnhouse Lochan since lockdown, I finished 4 hours c&r with 5 cracking trout, 2 into double figures and what a fight! My arm is aching! Big thanks to Maisy for a brilliant fishery!” You are more than welcome Colin, thank you for that write up.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 3 rainbows using a hot head damsel on a floating line and a yellow wotsit on a di3.
  • GREGG MARSHALSEY – “Burnhouse is by far the best fishery around!” He safely returned 2 rainbows 1 weighing 9lb caught using a floating fry on a floating line and a damsel on an intermediate line. He also lost count of the amount of offers and fish dropped.
  • DREW MILLER – “ Had a smashing day at Burnhouse” He safely returned 11 rainbows and blues, using bugs, eggs and shammies fished 6ft under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – “ Crazy days fishing, place was bubbling when we started!” He safely returned 18 rainbows including 1 double, 1 blue and 1 stunning wild brown. He changed his lines and tactics to meet the variable weather. On floating and midge tip lines he caught using size 14 buzzers, cormorants, fabs and a blob. Under a sight indicator shammies and a peach egg. “Had loads of chases using a tequila blob ripped back at 100mph!”
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using an olive cormorant, olive fab and a purple apps all on a floating line.
  • JOHNNY PORTEOUS – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a dry fly on a floating line.
  • GLEN SCOBBIE – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a yellow apps and yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • KIERAN JOHNSTON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a yellow owl and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
  • COLIN ANDERSON – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a red apps and a gold damsel on an intermediate line.
  • JIM WATSON – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 11.69lb and safely returned 2 caught using a yellow dancer and dries on a floating line.
  • WULLIE CARR – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using an Adams and buzzers on a floating line.
  • ROSS ANDREW – Safely returned 3 caught using a cats whisker on a floating line.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 8 rainbows and 1 6-7lb tiger caught using a golden damsel and a blob on a midge tip line and a pink lure he calls a stinky pinky on fast glass. He is a very jammy man! He caught his tiger without even trying, whilst changing his dropper flies the tiger took his golden damsel as it dangled in the water in front of the podium. That is why I always nag at people to bring their flies right in and hang them, the fish are often right at your feet!
  • DAVID DUNN – Caught his new P.B weighing 7.8lb caught using a lure on an intermediate line.
  • JOHNATHAN MCDONALD – Safely returned a 10.5lb tiger and 5 rainbows caught using yellow owls, black rabbit, double humpy, and buzzers all on a floating line.
  • ALAN HOGG – (ALAN FLY GUY) From the Fly-Fishing Guy UK Stillwater & Rivers Facebook page safely returned 2 rainbows and 1 wild brown using a black rabbit and a daiwl bach.
  • NEIL LESTER – Safely returned a beautiful brown weighing approximately 5lb caught using a black & green tadpole on an intermediate line.
  • JOHN GEMILL – Safely returned 1 rainbow and 1 brown estimated to be around 7lb using a peach egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN GILCHRIST – The original creator of the covid flies, safely returned 6 rainbows and 1 brown caught using a covid and a tequila fab on a floating line.
  • JIMMY JONES – Waited all day for a bite, but the wait was well worth it when he landed “a fish of a lifetime!” A rainbow weighing 12-14lb! Using a yellow dancer on a floating line, he initially thought he had caught a snag, until that snag made his reel scream! Well done, Jimmy!
  • ANDY MCALPINE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a damsel on an intermediate line.
  • SANDY KIRKWOOD – “I’ve had such a great day!” He safely returned 3 rainbows all of a good size using a damsel nymph on a floating line.
  • DONALD FORBES – “Another brilliant day!” He safely returned 11 rainbows and 1 blue caught using a green & black fab and size 12 buzzers on a floating line.
  • STEVE CONAHAN – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • SCOTT MCKILLOP – Did not know Burnhouse existed, but he is “glad he has found it now!” He safely returned 2 rainbows the biggest weighing 9.5lb and the smallest 5lb, using a floating fry on a floating line and a lime green wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREG RUSSELL – Also enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse, he safely returned 2 rainbows weighing 5lb and 7lb caught using a fario bung fly and a shipmans on floating line.
  • IAN DON – Safely returned 1 blue caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALLAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 1 blue caught using pheasant tailed nymphs on a floating line.
  • MAY ANDERSON – Safely returned 12 rainbows, 1 blue and 1 tiger caught using a black pennell, buzzers, bibio hopper, a yellow humpy, pulsefire damsel and a black rabbit all on a floating line.
  • RICHARD TAYLOR – Safely returned 18 rainbows and blues caught using a double humpy, sedges, shipmans, olive klinkhammer and buzzers all on a floating line.

 

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.

 

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Weekly Report – 30th April 2021

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 23.04.21 – 30.04.21

WEEK OVERVIEW

The sun has been glorious this week but the prevailing wind from the east has kept us all wrapped up warm with its chill.

The fish have still been sitting deep during the day when the sun has been at its strongest, however the second there is cloud cover the water comes alive! Evenings are still providing the best returns, especially on dries and buzzers.

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to AARON KIRKWOOD with his new P.B a 12.5lb rainbow. Well done, Aaron!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were BUZZERS, DAMSELS and YELLOW DANCERS.

Other successful flies were –  Orange lures, Ally McCoist, cormorants, fabs, black pennell, eggs, olive dancer, millennium bugs, shimmy worms, rabbits, double humpy, wotsits, foam daddy, pheasant tailed nymphs, hares ears, zonkers, nomads, daiwl bachs, blobs, gold dancer, black & green lure, apps, green & white lure, smoker, hoppers, shipmans, yellow owls, olive fluff cat and sedges.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • BENN KELLY – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an orange lure on an intermediate line.
  • GORDON BARR – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using an Ally McCoist and a cormorant on an intermediate line.
  • DONALD FORBES – Safely returned 10 rainbows including 1 weighing 11lb caught using a black and green fab and buzzers on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 1 rainbow.
  • JORDAN COLLINS – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
  • BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black pennell on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black & green fab on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a mojito shimmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 8 rainbows including is new P.B weighing 12.5lb caught using damsels and an olive fluff cat on a slow intermediate with a fast figure of 8 retrieve.
  • KEVIN MUIR – Safely retuned 2 rainbows and 1 tiger caught using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line and a coral egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DAVID MCROBERT – Safely returned 11 rainbows including 1 weighing 10lb caught using damsels and an olive dancer on an intermediate line.
  • GLEN MCNEIL – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using millennium bugs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RORY STEWART – What an exceptional young angler! On a day with bright sunshine and flat calms where a lot of the adults were struggling, young Rory safely returned 13 rainbows including 1 weighing 8.5lb. All the adults were asking him for tips! A yellow dancer and buzzers on an intermediate line was his answer! Well done, Rory. Keep up the good work and you will go far in this sport!
  • ROBERT GRANGER – Safely returned a 6lb rainbow caught using a shimmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JAMES JARVIS – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • THOMAS KENNEDY – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a cutthroat damsel and a black rabbit on an intermediate line.
  • JIM VANN – Safely returned an 8lb rainbow caught using a blue flash damsel on an intermediate line. On a return visit he safely returned 1 caught using dries on a floating line.
  • EDDIE HIGGINS – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a green shimmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • LEWIS KIDD – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a double humpy on a floating line. On return visits he safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a double humpy and buzzers on a floating line and a pink egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • BRIAN LEITH – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a green wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RICHARD TAYLOR – Safely returned 9 rainbows caught using buzzers and a double humpy on a floating line. On return visits he safely returned 8 rainbows caught using buzzers, a double humpy and a black shipmans on a floating line.
  • JOHN HUNTER – Safely returned 1 rainbow weighing approximately 7-8lb caught using a black & green cormorant on a floating line.
  • WULLY GEARY – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a lime green buzzer on a floating line.
  • WULLY GEARY – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a wotsit fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DERICK SAVAGE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 9.13lb and safely returned 1, using a foam daddy on an intermediate line, gold rib hares ear and PTN on a midge tip.
  • GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a black & yellow zonker on an intermediate line.
  • ROBERT HUNTER – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 10.38lb caught using a green nomad and a yellow dancer on an intermediate line.
  • ROSS DUNN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 7.4lb and safely returned 2 using daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • SCOTT MCCARROLL – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a lime green blob on an intermediate line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • BRENDON MCREADY – Thinks he has found his new regular fishery. He weighed in 2 rainbows for 10.73lb caught using a yellow dancer and a cormorant on an intermediate line. He was also left heartbroken by a double.
  • IAN RODGER – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 13.05lb and safely returned 1 using buzzers and a ptn on an intermediate line.
  • LEON MASON – Safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 weighing 8lb, all were caught using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line.
  • BRIAN MCCLUCKIE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer and a pink zonker on an intermediate line.
  • BERNARD ROBERTSON – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a gold dancer on an intermediate line.
  • KEVIN HAUGHTON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • WILLIAM HAUGHTON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a black & green lure on an intermediate line.
  • STUART BELL – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow apps and a pink apps on an intermediate line.
  • IAN TELFORD – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a John Irvine lure (green & white lure) on an intermediate line.
  • ALEX ROOK – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 12.54lb and safely returned 14 rainbows and blues caught using buzzers and daiwl bachs on a floating line, damsels on an intermediate and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • STUART MCINTYRE – Loved his first visit to Burnhouse! He weighed in 4 rainbows for 12.5lb and safely returned 9 rainbows and 1 tiger caught using buzzers and nymphs on a sink tip line.
  • RONNIE TURNBULL – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a hot head damsel on an intermediate line.
  • JIMMY MILLER – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a hot head damsel on an intermediate line.
  • ANDY MCALPINE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 8.47lb caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • ALFIE SPENCE – Safely returned 14 rainbows and blues caught using damsels on an intermediate line, a smoker and buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ANDY DAVEY – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBIN LAMBERT – From the Scottish Flyfisher magazine and Facebook page enjoyed his first visit to Burnhouse. He weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb 3oz and safely returned 5 including 1 weighing approximately 10lb caught using daiwl bachs and a yellow owl on a floating line.
  • GORDON MARSHALL – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an olive and purple blob on an intermediate line.
  • MAY ANDERSON – Safely returned 19 rainbows and 4 wild browns caught using buzzers, a double humpy, bibio hopper and a g&h sedge on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 6 rainbows and 1 brown caught using buzzers on a floating line, an olive apps and damsels on an intermediate line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DARREN MCPHERSON – Safely returned 14 rainbows, 1 brown weighing approximately 6-7lb and 2 wild browns using an olive apps and polar bear on an intermediate line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN LOWE – Safely returned 3 caught using a damsel on an intermediate line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using hoppers and buzzers on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 2 rainbows using a deer hair hopper.

 

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.

Tight lines for the week ahead!

             

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Weekly Report – 23rd April 2021

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 16.04.21 – 23.04.21                              

What a scorcher it has been this week! Lovely for sunbathing, but not a great for fishing unless the anglers tactics were right.

In the scorching sunshine, the fish will retreat to the depths meaning better returns when fishing intermediate, fast sinking lines or weighted flies. They will also seek shelter from the sun in shaded areas such as the very platforms you stand on or in the weed beds, so hang those flies and use those weed beds to your advantage!

When the sun starts to fade and the water temperature drops the evening rises can be spectacular but can prove difficult when the water is flat calm, the trick is to neatly present your flies and keep your casting to a minimal, nothing will spook the fish more than your line thrashing the water.

FISH OF THE WEEK – This week’s top spot goes to DAVID LAVAN with a 12.2lb bow. Well done, David!

FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were BUZZERS, EGGS, and DAMSELS.

Other successful flies were –  Okay dokey, bloodworm, cats whiskers, ghost, cutthroat rabbit, daiwl bachs, millennium bugs, fabs, yellow dancers, PTN, invicta, greenwells spider, orange & black dancer, orange fritz, orange & white lure, yellow owl, black dancer, clink hammers, eggstacy worms, hares ears, cormorants, shammies, black poodle, polar  bear, orange daddy, hoppers, apps, pin fry imitation, claret bumble, emergers, pink mini lure, shipmans, beetles, cutthroat cat, shimmy worm, Griffiths gnat, sedge, sparkler and a black rabbit.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

  • SCOTT MORTON – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.24lb caught using a tailed okay dokey fished static under a sight indicator. On return visits he safely returned 7 rainbows and 1 blue caught using buzzers on a floating line and a blue flash damsel on an intermediate line.
  • BILLY HOELLE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a bloodworm and a cats whisker on a floating line.
  • JAY MILLER – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a ghost, cutthroat rabbit and a cats whisker on an intermediate line.
  • ANDY DAVIE – Safely returned a 6lb rainbow caught using a green daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • GLEN MCNEIL – Safely returned 9 rainbows caught using millennium bugs and buzzers on a floating line.
  • BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT PATON – Safely returned 15 rainbows including a few at around 9lb caught using a pink fab and buzzers on a floating line and a yellow dancer on an intermediate line.
  • ROBERT WELSH – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • STEVIE VANCE – Was delighted that the restrictions eased, allowing him to return to his favourite fishery! He safely returned 2 rainbows caught using pheasant tailed nymphs on a floating line.
  • MICHAEL MCKENNA – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a pheasant tailed nymph on a floating line.
  • DEREK SAVAGE – Safely returned 1 rainbow.
  • LEWIS KIDD – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using an invicta, buzzers and a greenwells spider all on a floating line. On return visits he safely returned 9 rainbows and 1 tiger using buzzers, damsels, cormorants and an orange daddy on a floating line, white eggs and pink eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN ROSS – Safely returned 3 rainbows including ones weighing 7.5lb & 5lb using buzzers on a floating line and an orange and black dancer on an intermediate line.
  • GERRY FITSIMINS – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using an orange fritz and an orange & white lure on an intermediate line.
  • DAVID LAVAN – Safely returned 7 rainbows including 1 weighing 12.2lb using a yellow owl, daiwl bachs and buzzers on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GORDON COLLEY – Safely returned 1 rainbow and 1 blue caught using a black dancer on an intermediate line and buzzers on a floating line.
  • RAB COCHRANE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using various eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • RICHARD TAYLOR – Safely returned 1 rainbow and 2 browns caught using a claret clink hammer on a floating line. On a return visit he safely returned 2 including 1 weighing 9lb caught using a shipmans and a black hopper on a floating line.
  • REYNOR KENNEDY – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a green eggstacy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • GREGOR KENNEDY – Show his son how it’s done! He safely returned 3 rainbows and 2 blues caught using a hot head blue flash damsel on an intermediate line and hares ears on a floating line.
  • ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using an orange & black dancer, neon damsel and a 55 cormorant on an intermediate line.
  • ANDY RICHMOND – Made the challenging conditions of flat calms and strong sunshine look easy. He safely returned 10 rainbows and lost many more. When asked what he was using, he said anything 5ft down.
  • TAM BROGGAN – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 2.67lb caught using a black poodle on an intermediate line.
  • CHRIS HARRIS – Safely returned 1 rainbow.
  • JOHNATHAN PAUL – “Came all the way from fife and I didn’t mention him in the last report”, because it is this report, you are in lol. He safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a polar bear on an intermediate line and lost a blue.
  • AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a rhubarb & custard cat on an intermediate line and a claret hopper on a floating line.
  • KIERAN ROBERTSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a blue flash damsel on an intermediate line.
  • MARK MCGOVEN – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a red apps and a pin fry imitation.
  • MARK WILLIS – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 10.3lb and safely returned 3 caught using a cats whisker and damsels on an intermediate line.
  • JOHN MCCORMACK – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 5.71lb caught using a yellow dancer and a claret bumble on a floating line.
  • ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 8 rainbows and 1 brown caught using yellow owls, bibio emerger and cormorants on a floating line, damsels, and a pink mini lure on an intermediate line. On a return visit he safely returned 9 rainbows and 1 blue caught using hoppers and a shipmans on a floating line.
  • JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 1 brown and 7 rainbows including ones weighing 9.5lb and 7lb using shipmans, beetles, buzzers and daiwl bachs on a floating line.
  • ALEX ROOK – Safely returned 1 blue, 1 tiger and 11 rainbows caught using damsels on an intermediate line. On a return visit he weighed in 4 rainbows for 15.68lb and safely returned 21 rainbows and blues using daiwl bachs, buzzers and damsels on various lines and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN LOWE – Weighed in 2 fish for 10.16lb caught using a cutthroat cat on an intermediate line.
  • HUGH ANDREWS – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow shammy fished static under a sight indicator.
  • ROBERT GRANGER – The blank was on for Rab but on his last cast he safely returned a 9.5lb rainbow! Well worth the wait!
  • GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
  • JIM VANN – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb caught using a sedge on a floating line.
  • MARTIN MAYWELL – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 4.41lb caught using a damsel on an intermediate line.
  • GORDON NORVIL – Safely returned a rainbow weighing approximately 7-8lb caught using a daiwl bach on a floating line.
  • REG DUNBAR – Safely returned a 4lb rainbow caught using a black dancer on an intermediate line.
  • DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 7 rainbows including 1 weighing approximately 9.5lb caught using buzzers and hoppers on a floating line and various eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
  • DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a clink hammer on a floating line.
  • TONY STEEN – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using a sparkler on a floating line and a mojito shimmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
  • JOHN CALLISON & DARREN BARCIK – From Newton Farm fishery wanted a lads day out with a change of scenery. After a great day full of banter in the scorching sun, John caught 3 using a black rabbit on an intermediate line and 1 on a black CDC on floating line. Darren caught 3 on a black CDC, 1 on a fab and 1 on a black rabbit. Darren also hooked into one of the Burnhouse “heartbreakers” but the tiger lived up to its reputation and didn’t make it to the net! Think that makes Darren the winner!

 

With the weather starting to heat up, here is a quick reminder of how to safely return fish whilst on a catch and release ticket.

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.

 

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