Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Weekly Report: 05.03.21 – 12.03.21
“Where the wind blows the fish will follow!” That was one of the first things I was taught when I was a young kid starting out. “Never be afraid of the wind, use it, you don’t need to cast out far! Let your flies drift right into the side or bring your flies right to your feet and hang them before you cast again.”
Those words could not have been truer this week! Those brave anglers who faced the bitterly cold wind were the ones rewarded with the best returns and most impressive fish! A lot of the fish taking right at the side or on the hang!
FISH OF THE WEEK – BRIAN SKINNER was delighted to catch his new P.B! A fin perfect 11.43lb rainbow. Well done, BRIAN!
FLIES OF THE WEEK – The APPS are fast becoming the go to fly for our anglers, it has been the difference between anglers catching few and anglers catching many! Especially effective on an intermediate line. BUZZERS and EGGS also proving very successful this week.
Other successful flies were – Vibrating daddy, black & green zonker, tailed okay dokey, orange nomad, Sir Alex Ferguson, black lures, damsels, millennium bugs, hare ear and a white nomad.
CATCHES OF THE WEEK
- JOHN BRYCE – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 9.12lb and safely returned a double figure rainbow. He was fishing a vibrating daddy and buzzers both on a floating line.
- IAN DON – Safely returned 1 6lb tiger and 1 rainbow. He was fishing an olive apps and a black & green zonker both on an intermediate line. On a return visit he safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using an olive apps again on an intermediate line.
- ALLAN DOWNIE – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using an okay dokey and an orange nomad both on a floating line.
- BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using an Alex Ferguson on an intermediate line.
- BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 2 rainbows, caught using a pink egg fished static under a sight indicator. On a return visit he safely returned 2 rainbows including the fish of the week, weighing 11.43lb, both were also caught on the pink egg.
- JIMMY MARSHALL – Was delighted to take home a fin perfect 6.69lb rainbow, caught fishing a black lure on an intermediate line.
- KYLE BURNS – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.95lb, caught using a cheese egg fished static under a sight indicator.
- DEREK GRAHAM – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using a red apps and an olive apps both on an intermediate line.
- TONY STEEN – Was having a very frustrating day! For the second week running, the fish were “at the tease” with him! He lost 5 and the fish were just nipping at his apps. It was looking like the blank was on, but, with just one cast the blank was off in spectacular style! 1 MAN, 1 CAST, 2 FLIES, 3 FISH?? Fishing a red apps and an olive apps on an intermediate line, he hooked into FISH NO1. FISH NO2 took the other apps producing a double hook up! So how did he get fish no3 with no more flies available? After fish no2 was off, FISH NO3 dashed in and grabbed his dropper as he was unhooking fish no1! Well done Tony, you will never forget that crazy 5 minutes! You are truly one very jammy man 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
- ALAN SMITH – Safely returned 11 rainbows, caught fishing a hares ear, red apps and an olive apps on an intermediate line with a fast retrieve.
- DECLAN WINTERS – Safely returned 2 tigers and 2 rainbows, caught using a damsel on an intermediate line and a white egg fished static under a sight indicator. Declan also became the latest heartbroken victim of the elusive Burnhouse double figure tigers! I wonder if anyone will ever manage to bring one of these incredibly hard fighting doubles to the net!
- MICK WINTERS – Was ecstatic with the fight he got from a beautifully conditioned 9lb rainbow, caught using an olive buzzer on a floating line. He also lost a larger fish on the same buzzer.
- ROSS MORRISON – Safely returned 2 rainbows, including 1 “beauty” weighing 9lb. He caught these using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
- REYNER KENNEDY – Came very close to losing his rod after he sat it down, after his very first cast, thankfully it was one of our smaller fish! He safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using a red apps and an okay dokey on an intermediate line and a white egg fished static under a sight indicator.
- PETER BENNIE – weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.15lb, caught using buzzers on a floating line.
- GREG MARSHALSEY – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a damsel on an intermediate line. He also lost a fish suspected to be a big tiger! Next time Greg, you are after all “the tiger king!”.
- GREG HOGAN – Had another brilliant day at Burnhouse, “what a setting!” He safely returned 15 rainbows and 1 wild brown, caught using a millennium bug and a mixture of eggs salmon pink, olive and cheese all fished static under a sight indicator.
- KEITH RICHARDSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows, caught using a hot head hares ear and buzzers on a floating line.
- GLEN MITCHELL – Safely returned 1 rainbow, caught using a hot head hares ear on a floating line.
- RICHARD TAYLOR – Who had not fished Burnhouse for several years was delighted with his return! Using the very first fly he caught a fish with at Burnhouse many years ago, he safely returned 2 rainbows and a big tiger estimated to be around 8-9lb. He caught these using a white nomad on an intermediate line.
- AARON KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 9 rainbows, using an olive apps and a rhubarb & custard cat both on intermediate lines. He also lost a large double figure rainbow on the cat.
- WULLY CARR – Safely returned 3 rainbows including 1 weighing 10.5lb, all were caught using damsels on a floating line.
- BRIAN McCLUCKIE – Safely returned a 10lb rainbow and a wild brown, both were caught using a pink apps fished static under a sight indicator.
- JONNO MCDONALD – Safely returned 4 rainbows, caught using buzzers on a floating line and a black egg fished static under a sight indicator.
- MAY ANDERSON – Safely returned 3 rainbows, caught using buzzers and damsels 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.
Stay safe and tight lines for the week ahead!