Typical Scottish weather! Anglers were wearing shorts one day and winter warmers the next! The constant change in the weather and air pressure meant that fishing was a little more challenging; perseverance was the key to success! Hopefully, the weather will be a little more settled in the week ahead but just in case pack those waterproofs into your car for raining “auld wives and pike staves” days.
FISH OF THE WEEK – Mike Johns safely returned a stunning 11.25lb rainbow caught using a black lure. Well done Mike what a cracking catch!
FLIES OF THE WEEK – This week’s top 3 flies were the Pheasant tail nymph, damsel nymph and the humpy. Other successful flies were an amber and red bug, black lure, grizzle cat, grunter, buzzer, Zulu, orange dancer, viva, Ally McCoist, Kate McLaren, Griffiths gnat, black spider, silver cormorant, yellow owl and hares ear.
LARRY FINDLAY was ecstatic with his day fishing and safely returning 2 impressive rainbows one at 10lb and the other 7lb, both caught using a size 12 pheasant tail nymph on a floating line.
GRAEME ANDERSON safely returned a 10lb rainbow caught using a size 12 Kate McLaren on a floating line.
ALLAN DOWNIE safely returned a fin perfect 9lb rainbow caught using a size 20 silver cormorant on a floating line. You know when Allan has hooked into one of our bigger fish as you can hear his shouts of delight from the other end of the Lochan. It always makes my day to see his big cheesy grin and hear him celebrate. He also returned a 3lb rainbow caught using a humpy.
SANDY BROWN safely returned 1 rainbow caught using an Ally McCoist on an intermediate line.
IAN DON safely released a 3lb rainbow caught using a humpy on a floating line.
JONNO McDONALD safely returned 3 caught using a Zulu and an orange dancer on a floating line, his catch included 2 stunning blues 7lb & 3lb and a 10lb rainbow.
WEE ROSE who is 8 years old and just learning how to fish safely returned 2 caught using a viva and an orange dancer on a floating line. Her first fish was a 3lb blue and gave her a very hard fight, she remained calm and focused. PLAYED IT LIKE A PRO! You go, girl!!
CONNAIRE DIVER weighed in 2 for 8lb caught using a grizzle cat on an intermediate line.
CONNER MOORE caught 1 using a grunter on a floating line static with the occasional twitch. Then fishing the washing line, with a fab on point and buzzers on his droppers he safely returned an 8lb rainbow which took the buzzer on his top dropper.
MARK MACSWEEN weighed in 1 for 2.75lb caught using a pheasant tail nymph on a floating line.
MIKE JOHNS safely returned a very impressive 11.25lb rainbow caught using a black lure on an intermediate line.
MICHAEL OHARE safely returned 10.5lb rainbow caught using a black lure on an intermediate line.
MARK ANDERSON weighed in one for 2.75lb caught using a pheasant tail nymph on a floating line.
JAMES JONES weighed in one rainbow for 3lb 5oz caught using an amber and red bug on a floating line.
BILL FLETCHER weighed in one rainbow for 5lb 7oz caught using a damsel nymph on a floating line.
MAY ANDERSON safely returned 5 caught using a hares ear, Griffiths gnat, damsel nymph and a yellow owl all on a floating line.
We have a very exciting and productive week ahead of us, the new kitchen has finally arrived and is being fitted in the lodge as well as new flooring. Those pies you keep asking about, well, it’s shouldn’t be long now before their return! Look out for the transformation on our Facebook page we can’t wait to share it with you!
Thank you to all of our anglers this week, as always it is a pleasure having you at our fishery and we look forward to your return!
Tight lines for the week ahead!