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Weekly Report – 27th November 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 20.11.20 – 27.11.20                                                      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

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

 

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

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

 

Important COVID-19 Regulations – please read:

Please adhere to the following:

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

 

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 20th November 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 13.11.20 – 20.11.20                                                                  

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

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

 

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

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

 

IMPORTANT COVID-19 REGULATIONS – PLEASE READ

Please adhere to the following:

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

 

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

 

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Weekly Report – 13th November 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 06.11.20 – 13.11.20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 REGULATIONS – PLEASE READ

Please adhere to the following:

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

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

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 6th November 2020

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 30.10.20 – 06.11.20                                                                   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 IMPORTANT COVID-19 REGULATIONS – PLEASE READ

Please adhere to the following:

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

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

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

Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!

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Weekly Report – 30th October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tight lines for the week ahead!

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9th of July 2019

Another mixed bag this week with cool mornings and the air temperature hitting the high teens in the afternoon. The water temperature has maintained a steady 16oC with the bright skies pushing the fish down to the bottom of the lochan during the day. Emergers Buzzers and dry flies were doing the job for most anglers this week. Archie Dobbie (Glasgow) returned 2 blues on a C/R ticket fishing on an Oky Doky. Eck Mulhotlick (Oakley) hooked 5 fish on a cruncher. Ian McLaren (Stirling) landed 1 for 3lb 6oz fishing with a hot head damsel. John Fleming (Sheildhill) landed and safely returned 6 rainbows fishing with Olive Sader and Red Cormorant. Derek Leaper (Hallglen) weighed in 2 blues for 7lb 4oz using a floating line and cruncher. Alex Morton (Blackburn) returned 2 rainbow fishing on an orange fab. Davey McGuinness used a foam daddy and managed to catch and returned 3 blues and 4 rainbows. Gary has been working hard all week, all the casting platforms are now free from summer weed so fish can be easily netted or released.
To place a booking call Gary on 07889603160 or Virginia on 07742755737

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1st of July 2019

The week started with a horrible day with heavy rain and a cold easterly wind. Some Anglers faced the elements and managed to bag some good catches. Mike Noble (Blairingone) fished using floating line and size 14 sedgehog, he weighed in a cracking blue trout for 3lb 2oz. Ian McLaren (St Ninians) hooked into 2 rainbows fishing on C/R ticket, they were landed and then returned safely. Graham Boot (Polmont) weighed in 1 fish for 2lb 10oz using an intermediate line with a size 12 mini damsel. Mid-week the water temperature started to rise and was sitting at 16 degrees making the fish a bit more sluggish. Despite the hotter water, Anne Marie Hodgson (Banknock) landed and returned 2 rainbows using a floating line long leader with a size 12 pheasant tail nymph. As the weekend drew closer we had scorching hot weather which pushed the fish down, Alan McLaren (Stenhousemuir) weighed in two blues for 5lb 14oz fishing floating lines with a size 10 white & green fritz. Derek Leaper (Hallglen) also caught 1 fish at 2lb 8oz using the same method. The Rubber Ear Angling club fished Saturday evening. It was such a horrible night with thunder storms and torrential rain, felt sorry for the guys as they spent most of the night in the BBQ hut rather than on the water. Our visitor’s spirits were lifted after guzzling our Game Farm venison burgers with nice healthy salad in a roll. John McOnvile jnr weighed in 2 fish for 4lb 15oz. Ryan McOnvile had 2 fish for 2lb 14oz. Paul McOnvile had 1 fish for 2lb 8oz. All of the club’s fish were caught using buzzer’s. Davey McGuinnes fishing on C/R landed and retuned 8 fish on intermediate line using a size 10 apps bloodworm. To place a booking call Gary on 07889603160 or Virginia on 07742 755737

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26th of June 2019

Fishery Report week ending 23rd June 2019

The weather has really kept us guessing this past week with each day being very different to the last. We’ve had cool east winds then horizontal rain to hot and muggy. Despite the temperamental weather the lochan has fished pretty well over the week.

Eek Mulriorlick (Oakley) landed six blues on a size 14 sedgehog, floating lines seemed to be the best option last week due to lots of surface activity.

Robert Carvie (Livingston) landed and safely returned 2 rainbows on a Kate McLaren. Andrew Gillen (Bonnybridge) had 4 blues on a size 10 yellow dancer. Andrew English caught 2 rainbows again on a yellow dancer. Steven Berry (Falkirk) managed 1 fish on c/r ticket. Raymond Gunn Junior (Coatbridge) fishing on a c/r ticket caught and returned 2 blues on a size 12 Muddler. David Bryers (Carluke) had 1 blue and 1 rainbow fishing on a buzzers. John Fleming (Sheildhill) landed and returned 2 rainbow fishing with an intermediate line and a size 12 cruncher. Jim McAllen managed 2 browns fishing with cdc emergers. Alan McLaren (Stenhousemuir) Landed 1 for 3lb 8oz fishing on a black hopper. Alan Meek (Cambuslang) hooked into 6 fish on various dry flies. Robert Chalmers (Bannockburn) weighed in 1 rainbow trout for 2lb 14oz on a size 14 Kate McLaren. Stephen Sweeny (Moodiesburn) landed and returned 3 on c/r tickets using an orange fab. Eddie Hunt (Cumbernauld) weighed in 2 blues for 6lb 4oz fishing with a size 8 f—k up. James Purvis (Fallen) returned 2 rainbows fishing with an indicator and oky doky. Brian Carr (Twechar) caught 1 fish for 2lb 12oz with a sedgehog. Jim Black (Bannockburn) fish c/r returned 4 fishing on a cdc emerger. Davey McGuinnes (Larkhall) landed 22 using an intermediate line and a yellow fab.

To place a booking call Gary on 07889603160 or Virginia on 07742 755737

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19th of June 2019

Another challenging week on the lochan with very cold, wet and windy conditions that our anglers had to contend with. However, the lochan still saw some good catches from our anglers despite the harsh conditions.

Davey McGuinness (Larkhall) had a fantastic week at the lochan as he managed to catch and release 30 fish in total over 2 days. Archie Dobbie (Glasgow) caught 3 on a C/R ticket using a Daiwl Bach and buzzers. Charlie McGrath (Bonnybridge) caught 1 blue using a Black Gnat. Jim Martin (Bonnybridge) caught and safely released 6 using a Fab. Lee Cullan (Bonnybridge) caught 1 on a Blob Orange. John Brown (Cumbernauld) landed and took home 1 blue at 2lb 8oz using a Squirmy Worm. Dave Bryers (Carluke) caught 1 rainbow at 2lb 10oz using a Humpy.  Bert Nelson (Carluke) took 2 Blues at 6lb 4oz also using a Humpy. Davie Brown (Stirling) on a C/R ticket took 1 and returned 1 using a Humpy. 

Ian McLaren (Stirling) managed 1 C/R on a Yellow Dancer, Eddie Hunt (Cumbernauld) had 1 brown at 2lb 8oz on a Pink buzzer. Rab McGregor (Bannockburn) went home with 1 blue weighing in at 2lb 10oz with a Dial back. Jim McCallum (brightons) had 3 fish on a black p/lock spider.

Eek Mucmorlick (Oakley) caught and released 2 fish using Buzzers, Willy Turwbull (Oakley) took home 1 rainbow with a klinkhammer. Derek Leaper (Hallglen) took home 2 rainbows on an orange nymph. Alan McGort took 1 and released 1 also using an orange nymph. Jim Gouan (Glasgow) 2 using dry flies. Alan Meek (Cambuslang) hooked 6 with buzzers and other dry flies. Scott Laird (Cumbernauld) took 2 blues using a floating beetle. Colin Gray (Kirkintilloch) took home 3 and released 3 using a Buzzer Yellow Owl. Willy Carr (Cumbernauld) hooked 2 at 6lb 4oz using various dry flies

To place a booking call Gary on 07889603160 or Virginia on 07742 755737

 

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12th of June 2019

Fishing on the lochan has been quite challenging this week, however despite a cold east wind our keen anglers have still managed some good catches on the lochan.

David Brown (Stirling) and Ian McLaren on a c/r ticket caught and returned 2 fish each. Derek McGinnes (Cumbernauld) had an excellent day on the lochan catching and safely releasing 10 using various dry flies. Jim Mcnaum (Brightons) c/r 6 using Black dries. Archie Dobbie (Glasgow) c/r 3 rainbows using buzzers. John Lloyd (Cumbernauld) took home 2 blues using a sedgehog. Alex Campbell (Moodiesburn) landed 1 fish using a yellow dancer. James Elliot (Stirling) caught 3 and safely returned 2 using cdc emergers. Willy Smith (Camelon) took home 3 weighing in at 7lb 8oz on Yellow dancer. Thomas White (Camelon) caught 1 fish also using a yellow dancer. Craig Paterson (Paisley) had 3 blues on a c/r ticket using a snatcher montana. Derek Leaper (Hallglen) caught 2 using yellow dancer and peter ross. John Fleming (Sheildhill) C/R had 5 using various dry flies. Willy Carr (Cumbernauld) landed 2 at 5lb using yellow dancer

On Sunday the 9th of June, The Busby and Campsie club had a great day catching 38 fish in total with 17 rods using various dry flies.

Geo Oren caught 4 blues at 10lb on an Adams, Robert Fox also managed to catch 4 fish weighing in at 10lb 5oz on a size 10 Yellow Dancer. Alan Caldwell had 2 rainbows at 3lb 7oz on a hot head damsel, Also using a Hot head damsel was Ian Hamilton who went home with 2. Mark McSween landed 1 rainbow using an orange fab. Geno Villero had 3 at 6lb 8oz on buzzers. Bob McKinlay managed just the 1 at 2lb 8oz. Aly Kirkwood had 3 blues at 7lb 3oz on a Kate McLaren. Andy O’Brian took 4 fish using various dry flies, his catch weighed in at 10lb 3oz. Drew Garvie also caught 4 fish on a adams. Neil Bennie caught 3 at 6lb 6oz on a size 12 cruncher. Craig Pateso caught 3 also using various dry flies.

To place a booking call Gary on 07889603160 or Virginia on 07742 755737

 

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