The temperature has dropped and the fishing has become a little easier. There are fewer natural hatches but during the Autumn months trout gorge on fry to prepare for the months ahead when their metabolism slows down. With an abundance of pin fry and sticklebacks in our water it’s time to look out those imitation lures, daiwl bachs and cormorants will do the trick too. The weather may be a bit miserable in the next few months but the fishing certainly won’t be!
FISH OF THE WEEK- This week’s top spot goes to GORDON NORVIL who was not deterred by the dreich Autumn weather and was rewarded with a 10lb 4oz beautiful rainbow. Well done Gordon!
FLIES OF THE WEEK- This week’s top flies were “wee magic” Kate McLaren, ace of spades, buzzers and spiders. Other successful flies were cutthroat cat, gold head nymph, hot head damsel, gold head daddy, invicta, cruncher, black lure, orange dancer, pink blob, black zonker, daiwl bach, viva, pin fry imitation, hares ear, yellow dancer, g&h sedge, Ally McCoist & a woolly bugger.
JAKE HUMES safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an Ally McCoist on a floating line.
GORDON FERGUSON weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 5oz caught using a daiwl bach, he also safely returned 3 browns.
IAN CHAPMAN weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb 6oz caught using a Kate McLaren on a floating line.
ARCHIE JARDIN weighed in 1 rainbow for 4lb 3oz caught using a viva on a floating line.
IAN DON safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a Kate McLaren and a greenwells spider on a floating line.
STEVEN McWILLIAMS weighed in 1 blue for 2lb 4oz caught using a yellow dancer on an intermediate line, he also safely returned a 5lb rainbow that was “too beautiful to kill”.
ALLAN SMITH safely returned a double-figure rainbow caught using a g&h sedge on a floating line.
ALLAN DUNLOP weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 5oz caught using a cruncher on a floating line.
IAN MITCHELL weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 10oz caught using a black lure.
DAVID BOLAN weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 3oz caught using an ace of spades on a foot line.
JOHN GRAHAM weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 5oz caught using an orange dancer on a floating line.
JOHN STEWART weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 2oz caught using a pink blob on a floating line.
DARREN PEOPLES weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb 10oz caught using a black buzzer on a floating line.
GEOFF APPLETON safely return 2 rainbows both over 6lb caught using an ace of spades and a black zonker on a floating line.
ALLAN DOWNIE safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a greenwells spider on a floating line.
LEWIS CONNAR beat his p.b netting a stunning fully finned 9lb rainbow caught using a black buzzer on a floating line. He then upped his game by catching “a monster” pin fry on a bloodworm 😂 wee thing had definitely bitten off more than it could chew 😂
JAMES THOMSON weighed in 2 rainbows for 7lb 3oz caught using a gold head daddy and an invicta on a floating line.
JIM McINTYRE weighed in 2 rainbows for 6lb 3oz caught using a hot head damsel on a floating line. He also safely returned a rainbow over 8lb.
ALEX TEMPLETON weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 8oz caught using a gold head nymph on a floating line.
GORDON NORVIL safely returned a 10lb 4oz rainbow caught using a black & green spider on a floating line.
SCOTT ANDERSON safely returned 1 rainbow weighing approximately 6lb and lost another on a cutthroat cat floating line.
IAN BROWN weighed in 2 rainbows for over 13lb and also caught another rainbow all using an ace of spades on a floating line.
IAN WHITFIELD JNR safely returned a rainbow weighing approximately 6lb caught using a hares ear on a floating line.
IAN WHITFIELD SNR safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a woolly bigger and a pin fry imitation on a floating line.
JONNO McDONALD safely returned 4 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
MAY ANDERSON safely returned 11 caught using Kate McLaren, hares ear, buzzers and sedges all on a floating line.
This week we welcomed the long-awaited return of the “legendary” Burnhouse steak pie and the anglers could not have been happier! To avoid food waste could we ask that anglers who wish to purchase a pie inform us at the beginning of their session, that way we are only heating what we require.
With the rise in COVID cases and the tightening of restrictions could we please ask that;
*All anglers sanitise their hands at the sanitising station before entering the cabin.
*All anglers wear face masks when in the cabin.
*No more than 2 anglers in the cabin at the one time.
*Anglers bring own nets and rods, rod hire will be unavailable until further notice.
*All anglers abide by the social distancing guidelines.
*Anglers pay by card or bring the correct money where possible to avoid change being handed out.
We will be sanitising all surfaces and toilets hourly. Gloves will be worn whilst handling food, hot drinks & handling money. We won’t be handing out tickets unless anglers require the receipts.
We would hate for anything to be traced back to our beloved sport so let’s work together as a team and do our bit to prevent the spread of this destructive disease!
Burnhouse Lochan is closed on a Monday and Tuesday with the exception of bank and public holidays. Could we ask that all anglers book in advance, the best number to get us on is 07949220511.
Thank you to all of our anglers this week, we look forward to seeing you again!
Tight lines for the week ahead.