The leaves are starting to change colour and there is a morning frost, Autumn is arriving and this week it couldn’t have been more beautiful. Flat calms, glorious sunshine, dew on the grass & cobwebs and the most breathtaking sunsets amplifying the beauty of our Lochan. There have been several large hatches of olives & sedges this week which has seen at times the water bubble with fish feeding.
The team have been working long and hard this week to complete the cabin, what a stunning transformation! Watch out on Facebook next week for those pics. More podiums have been replaced, the bridge end has been weeded (the return of “swamp thing” May) and we are currently undergoing the gruelling task of cutting those gorse bushes you all “love”. We only want the best for our anglers.
FISH OF THE WEEK- This weeks top spot goes to LIAM BROWN who whilst fishing with his dad Steven landed a stunning 14lb rainbow! What a fish Liam, well done!
FLIES OF THE WEEK- There was a definite favourite colour combination this week BLACK & GREEN, anything from buzzers to lures were irresistible to the trout. The top flies were “wee magic Kate, buzzers, damsels and green & black fritz. Other successful flies were cormorants, claret hopper, cutthroat cat, orange nomad, blood worm, Adams, green & black buzzer, green & black wotsit, green & black cormorant, green & black zonker, green & black snatcher, green & black lure, black & green spider, daddy, yellow dancer, fiery brown emerger, pin fry daiwl bach, black dancer, hot head hares ear, red sedgehog, green Montana nymph, f*ck up, olive nymph, viva, cinnamon & gold, soldier Palmer, ace of spades, teal blue & silver and a claret bumble.
MARTIN MAXWELL weighed in one rainbow for 7lb 10oz caught using an ace of spades on a floating line.
GORDON NORVAL safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a black & green spider on a floating line.
REG DUNBAR safely returned 2 rainbows including 1 at 8lb caught using a spider and a daddy on a floating line.
MARK ANTHONY safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a buzzer on a floating line.
DAVIE GARTSHORE weighed in 4 rainbows for 13.85lb caught using a size 10 silver red & green cormorant.
STEVEN BROWN safely returned 7 rainbows caught using a hot head hares ear, f*ck up, olive nymph and a viva all on a floating line.
LIAM BROWN safely returned 2 rainbows including the F.O.W at 14lb caught using nympths on a floating line.
JIM MARSHALL weighed in 3 fish for 14.74lb caught using Kate McLaren and a black dancer on a floating line.
ARTHUR FULLY weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb caught using a damsel on a floating line. He also safely returned an 8lb 4oz rainbow also caught using the same damsel.
TOM GRAY safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a firey brown emerger and a pin fry daiwl bach on a floating line.
ARCHIE FISHER weighed in 1 rainbow for 3.47lb caught using a black & green fritz on a floating line.
WULLY SMYLIE weighed in 2 rainbows for 6.4lb and safely returned another rainbow caught using a yellow dancer and a black & green fritz on a floating line.
RONALD TURNBAL safely returned 4 including 12lb & 6lb rainbows caught using a black & green snatcher on a floating line.
JIMMY MILLER safely returned 2 including a rainbow estimated to be between 8-10lb caught using a black & green zonker on a floating line.
JOE MURPHY safely returned 2 caught using a silver cormorant on a floating line.
GORDON FERGUSON took home 2 rainbows and safely returned a 12lb rainbow caught using a black & green cormorant on a floating line.
CAMMY LEITCH safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a black & green lure on a floating line.
WULLIE HOWIT safely returned 2 including a huge rainbow which put up that much of a fight it broke his rod, both caught using a black & green wotsit fished under a bung.
DAVID SLAVEN safely returned 2 caught using a green & black buzzer on a floating line.
WULLIE CARR safely returned 8 including a 12lb 8oz rainbow caught using an adams on a floating line.
JIMMY JONES weighed in 1 rainbow for 6lb caught using a blood worm on a floating line.
JIM ANDERSON JNR safely returned 4 rainbows including 1 at 9lb caught using a claret hopper, cutthroat cat, damsel and orange nomad all on a floating line.
TONY MASTERSON safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.
ADAM JONES safely returned 2 caught using a red sedgehog on a floating line.
JONNO McDONALD safely returned 4 caught using a green & black Montana nymph on a floating line.
MAY ANDERSON safely returned 9 caught using a Kate McLaren, cinnamon & gold, soldier Palmer, teal blue & silver and a claret bumble all on a floating line.
With the COVID restrictions tightening again could we please ask:
*Anglers bring where possible the correct money to avoid a change being handed out.
*All anglers sanitise there hands regularly especially before entering the cabin, there is a sanitising station next to the door.
*All anglers wear face masks whilst in the cabin.
*Anglers bring own nets.
*Please adhere to social distancing guidelines.
*All anglers book in advance.
It’s been a great week here at Burnhouse, we would like to thank all of our new visitors and our regulars! Here’s hoping next week is as successful as this one.
Tight lines for the week ahead!