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Catch Record 2016

Septmber 2016

Some great fishing has been had over the last few weeks on both our lochs. On our fly loch anglers had successes with Ally McCoist, Orange Fritz, Black Yuppy, Goldhead Black Fritz, Black Cat and Yellow Dancer to name but a few.  Best of the week was Kevin Anderson (Grangemouth ) with his three good fish for 11b best being 4lb all taken on a Yellow Dancer.

Bait anglers also had great sport and quite a few great catches reported. Best methods have been Power Bait and maggot or worm. Fish have been quite close in of late.  Mr Hudak (Falkirk) and his three friends landed five fish each with a collective weight of 28lb. John Learmonth had three good fish for 8lb 7oz taken on Power Bait and Jack Evans (Polmont) was delighted with his four fish for 10lb 4oz all on Power Bait.

Prospects good as the weather stays quite good for the time of year.
Fishery will only be open  on Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30am until 5.30pm until further notice. Phone 01506 847269 for more informatation

June 2016

Both our lochs fishing very well with the warmer weather bringing anglers out. On our fly loch anglers had some great sport using Damsels, Black lures, Blobs, Ally McCoist and various buzzer patterns. Best of the week was John Howard (Falkirk) with his three fine fish for 9lb taken on a Blob. Martin Lyons had three good fish for 8lb 9oz taken on Buzzers and Alex Rosemuir had three good fish for 7lb 12oz, also on Buzzers to give some examples. Catch and release anglers also reported having great sport returning fish in the 3lb to 8lb class. 

Bait anglers also had super sport with many leaving with limit bags, Luke Petro (Grangemouth) was delighted with his six fish for 13lb 8oz taken on Power Bait. John McCallum and son had a great day landing seven good Rainbows for 12lb 12oz on Power Bait and maggot.  Both lochs full of good hard fighting fish and prospects good as weather warms up. Fishery is up for sale but it is business as usual with both lochs well stocked with good head of fish and we are open from 8.30am until dusk except Saturdays when we close at 6.30pm. Phone for details to 01506 847269

June 2016

Both our lochs fishing very well at the moment and the change in wind direction from East to West should improve things even further.On our fly loch anglers had great sport using Cats Whiskers, Buzzers, Green Mayfly, Orange Blob and Black Nymph. Mr Fleming (Polmont) had two fine fish for 7lb best being 4lb taken on a Mayfly pattern. Eric Gibson (Grangemouth) had a well conditioned fish for 3lb 8oz on a Damsel. Paul Johnston (Falkirk) was delighted with his three fish for 8lb 7oz taken on a nomad.

Bait anglers also had great sport using maggot and Power Bait or Power Bait on its own.  Lewis Humphries  was delighted with his four good fish for 7lb using maggot and Power Bait. Mr Catlins (Falkirk) had three good Rainbows for 6lb all taken on maggot. Many others left with limit bags having enjoyed their days fishing. Prospects good as weather improves. Both lochs well stocked regularly with hard fighting fish. For updates phone 01506 847269

June 2016

FLY LOCH  some good hatches this past week with alder flies showing along with damsel flies  and some small sedge flies. Evening fishing very good now with the calmer weather. Some notable catches were John Moore (Avonbridge) three fish for 8lb 9oz best being 3lb 8oz taken on Blob and Olive Rabbit. Eric Gibson (Grangemouth) had two fish for 6lb 8oz best being 4lb 8oz. John Lindsay had four fish on catch and release best being around 4lb taken on a Black Nomad. Some anglers still experiencing breakages due to using too light Mono  we recommend minimum of 7lb breaking strain as there are some large Rainbows cruising the margins chasing the minnows.


BAIT LOCH  Fishing well with float fished worm doing well along with running ledger and Power Bait.  The Dury club (3 anglers) had 10 fish for 19lb 8oz. Mr Lister (Falkirk) and his son had four fish for 8lb 8oz best being 3lb 8oz. John Woods had five for 12lb8oz best being 4lb 3oz and Mr Dall had four fish for 9lb best being 3lb2oz. Prospects good. There is a good head of fish in both lochs.  Phone Matt for details 07824 332368

June 2016

Some excellent catches this past week with the better weather conditions. Best flies being skinny buzzers fished on floating lines as slow as possible or static. Some anglers find this difficult as they always want to retrieve but this can be a mistake. Hothead Damsel also taking it's fair share of fish. Mr Thompson (Stirling) had seven fish on catch and release best being around 5lb. Alan Vaughan had two for 6lb 8oz on Black and Yellow pattern. Patrick McGivan (Falkirk) was delighted with his four good fish for 10lb 12oz taken on a black nymph. Eric Gibson ( Grangemouth) had two good fish for 6lb 8oz on a Damsel he also returned five other fish in the 3lb to 5lb class. Callum McCreadie was delighted with his two fish for 6lb taken on a buzzer. Andy Crisp (Grangemouth) had a fine fish for 3lb taken on a Short Damsel.

On our bait loch great catches this week with Power Bait and maggot either float fished or ledgered doing the business. Michael East (Falkirk) along with his friend had twelve fish for 26lb on ledgered Power Bait. John Haig had five fish for 12lb 6oz on worm. Mr Jack had three good fish for 8lb on maggot to name but a few. Prospects good as weather continues to improve.
Phone Matt on 07824 332368

May 2016

With the more settled weather some great sport  was enjoyed on our fly loch by our anglers. Floating lines and buzzer patterns working well. Many anglers choosing to do catch and release and are reporting returning fish in the 3lb to 7lb class using a variety of flies and lures .Andy Crisp (Grangemouth) was delighted with his 3lb 14oz Rainbow.  Best of the week was Alan Johnstone  (Falkirk) with his three fine Rainbows for 9lb best being 4lb taken on a Yellow Dancer. Great evening rises now that we are well in to the lighter nights.

On our bait loch anglers leaving happy with their days fishing and limit bags being carried by most of them. Float fished worm and maggot doing well also ledger Power Bait. Mr Tommaso (Grangemouth) had five fish for 10lb best being 3lb 5oz on power bait. John Luke and his son had seven good fish for 14lb best being 3lb 2oz taken on Power Bait and worm. Prospects good as weather continues to warm up.
Phone Matt for details on 07824 332368

May 2016

Better weather conditions brought out the weekend anglers and good sport was had. On our fly loch floating or sink tip lines coupled with nymph patterns; Pheasant Tail, Diaiwl Bach and Montana nymph. The fish are lying 2-3ft below the surface. Also damsel flies showing with the warmer days. Mini lures fished deep first thing in the morning also catching well. Various Nomad patterns such as Black Fritz with green tag or mini Yellow Dancers all worth a go. Notable catches were - Steven Miller (Falkirk) had three good fish for 7lb 5oz on a Black and Gold Lure. George Main (Grangemouth) was delighted with his two fish for 6lb 12oz taken on a Hothead Damsel. Raymond Bell had three fish for 6lb 8oz on a Kate Mclaren and John Anderson had two for 7lb best being 4lb on an Ally Mcoist. Catch and release anglers also reported returning fish in the 3lb to 7lb class. 

On our bait loch great sport was had with best method being float fished Power Bait with 2-3 maggots lightly hooked for movement or ledgered worm first thing in the morning. Crystal clear water needs some thought with lighter end tackle and a more delicate approach paying dividends. Notable catches - Mr Alison and son had eight good fish between them for 15lb 8oz on striped yellow Power Bait. Mr Kos (Falkirk) and his son had seven good fish for 12lb 12oz on a mix of Power Bait worm and maggot. John Donaldson had four fish for 8lb on green Power Bait and Alex Koster (Grangemouth ) had five good fish for 9lb 12oz taken on a mix of Power Bait and maggot.  Prospects good as weather warms up. Evening fishing very popular with our anglers.  Phone for details to 01506 847269 or Matt on 07824 332368

May 2016

On our Fly Loch with the  un-seasonally cold wind the trout are lying deep. Best method sink tip or intermediate lines, best patterns various colours of dancers and on calmer days buzzer patterns scoring well. Anglers still being broken by large Rainbows so 7-8lb leader strength recommended. John Gilhooly (Falkirk) caught six good fish on a catch and release ticket best being around the 4lb mark. Mr Main had two fish for 5lb 4oz and released another four well conditioned fish. Jim Bryce had two fish for 5lb and released another three good fish and Mr Sneddon (Grangemouth) was pleased with his two fish for 8lb and released another four. 

BAIT LOCH  our new shelters are proving a big hit with the anglers in this cold weather. Best method running ledger and Power Bait or float fished maggot and worm with 5-6ft trace. John Ward and his son Kernan had great sport with six fish for 14lb and six fish for 15lb best being 4lb. Mr Dryburgh (Falkrk) had two good fish for 5lb and Mr Woods had two fish for 5lb. Mr Zibbi (Grangemouth)  had four fish for 10lb 12oz and Mr Kennoway had two fish for 5lb to name but a few. Some better weather should see more anglers venturing out. Prospects good with a large stock of fish in the lochs.  phone 01506 847269 or 07824 332368 for updates

April 2016

On our fly loch the cold east wind kept fish deep and sink tip and intermediate lines scored well, along with the old favourites Goldhead Ace of Spades doing well. Mini Ally McCoist lure doing well on calmer days. The trout have been rising well taking migrating snails so a Black and Peacock Spider worked well. Some notable catches were Jim Bryce with two nice Rainbows for 7lb best being 4lb he also lost a fish at the net that was well into double figures. George Main (Avonbridge) had two fish for 6lb 12oz best being 3lb 12oz. John McLennan (Falkirk) was pleased with his three fish for 9lb 2oz best being 4lb. Steve Mills had three good fish for 7lb 4oz and John Gardiner (Grangemouth) had four good fish for 13lb 7oz best being 6lb. 

On our bait loch the fish are feeding well and best methods being running ledger with Power Bait and maggot combination, or floated maggot on a 5-6ft dropper also catching well. The clarity is excellent at this point in time so lighter trace and tackle of the order 6-7lb mono filiment is best bet. Some notable catches were Rab Anderson with three fish for 9lb 8oz. Alan McKernan had four fish for 10lb 8oz John Wood (Falkirk) was delighted with his six fish for 14lb. Mr Fowell and his friend had three fish each with a combined weight of 14lb. Alan Cochrane (Grangemouth) had five fish for 11lb and Mr G. Main had two fish for 5lb 12oz to name but a few.  Prospects good with some warmer weather due.  Several double figure fish being stocked every weekend. Phone Matt for  information and bookings on 07824 332368

April 2016

With the more settled weather of late anglers were out in force. Our bait loch fished excellently with many limit bags. The trout average was around 3lb. Notable catches were Mr Zibbi (Falkirk) who had four well conditioned fish for 12lb 8oz taken on Power Bait. James Dane had four good fish on the bait loch using his fly rod with a Mares Tail. James and Andrew Weir had seven fish between them weighing in at 19lb 8oz. Jon Lucian (Grangemouth) and his two companions had twelve fish in total for 26lb. James Young was also delighted with his four fish for 12lb 2oz taken on Power Bait. Many others left happy with their days fishing.


On our fly loch anglers also had great sport with the best method being deep fished mini lures in the morning, and towards lunch time the fish tended to be close to the surface, and that was when floating lines and buzzers came into play. Steve Raymond was delighted with his two fine Rainbows for 5lb 8oz taken on a Yellow Head. Steven Mills (Falkirk) was also pleased with his three fish for 7lb 8oz taken on a Black and Gold lure.  Patterns such as Ally McCoist, Hothead Damsel, Yellow Dancer and buzzer patterns including Diawal Bach, Black buzzer and Okey Doki in sizes 10 and 12.  Prospects good with the longer nights coming in.  Phone Matt for more details on
07842 332368  

April 2016

Both lochs fished well over the last week despite the changeable weather. On our fly loch anglers had some great sport using patterns such as Yellow Dancer, Fab, a variety of buzzers and olive dancers to name but a few.  Team Monaghan (Stirling) had great sport with a total of ten good Rainbows for 28lb this included Jack Monaghan  age 14 first time fly fishing landed a fine Rainbow for 3lb. Those who chose catch and release also had great sport reporting returning fish in the 3lb to 7lb class.

Bait anglers also had great sport Mr Zibbi (Falkirk) had four fine fish for 11lb on Power Bait and maggot. John Higgins was delighted with his two fish for 6lb 8oz best being 3lb8oz both taken on Power Bait. Prospects good as we come into longer nights and better weather. Anyone interested in competitions phone Matt on 07824 332368

March 2016

Weather still not being too kind to us at the moment with rain and strong winds making conditions harder for anglers. However, those who did venture out were well rewarded with good fishing. The majority of our anglers have been on our our bait loch of late as it gets a bit less wind and the new shelters are very popular.
Some chose to do catch and release on our fly loch and reported returning well conditioned fish in the 3lb to 7lb class using Buzzers, Yellow Dancers, various Fritz patterns and some home made patterns of their own. 

Bait anglers had good sport, examples being Mr Zibbi (Polmont) with his four good fish for 9lb using Power Bait and maggot. John Lees (Falkirk) had six super fish for 12lb 8oz all taken on Power Bait. The Bonnyrigg Angling club had a great day out on Sunday landing thirty three fish for 77lb best being 3lb 2oz all taken on Power Bait in a variety of colours. Prospects good as weather continues to improve. Phone Matt for more information on 07824 332368

March 2016

Both our lochs fished well over the past week with anglers leaving happy with their days fishing. On our fly loch best of the week was Paul Thomson (Polmont) with his  super rainbow for 11lb (which was safely returned to the water) in his two fish for 15lb taken on a Yellow Dancer. George Stewart also had great sport landing two well conditioned fish for 12lb best being 8lb 8oz taken on a Damsel pattern.  The Bank of Scotland Club (Stirling) had a great day landing thirty three fish for 102lb 14oz. Others who chose to do catch and release reported returning hard fighting fish in the 3lb to 7lb class.

Bait anglers also had great sport with John Lee landing six good fish for 12lb 8oz all taken on Power Bait. Mr Zibbi had four good fish for 9lb taken on maggot and Power Bait.  Prospects good as weather improves. Phone for updates to Matt on 07824 332368

March 2016

The better weather has seen anglers come out in force, particularly at the weekend. On our fly loch most anglers chose to do catch and release and reported returning hard fighting well conditioned fish in  in the 3lb to 7lb class using a variety of flies and lures.  Those choosing to take fish were pleased with their catch. to give an example James Bryce (Falkirk) had two super rainbows for 7lb taken on a Humongous.

Quite a high number of bait anglers came out and were rewarded with some great fishing.  Mr Zibbi had 4 nice fish for 8lb 8oz taken on maggot. James McFarlane (Polmont) had six fish for 15lb best being 3lb taken on power bait. John Jones had five for 12lb using Power Bait and maggot and Peter Cork had three super fish for 13lb best being 6lb 12oz . Conditions good as weather improves phone Matt for more information on 07824 332368

March 2016

After a very wet and windy winter some spring sunshine heralded our new season and enticed anglers out. Intermediate lines with very slow retrieve and a weighted fly coaxed some nice over wintered trout to the net.  Anglers have had some great sport with Chris Walder (Stirling) landing four well conditioned Rrainbows for 10lb 8oz best 3lb.  James Eglington (Falkirk) bagged two Rainbows for 5lb and John Lees had two fine fish for 6lb on our fly loch.

On our bait loch Mr Zibbi (Falkirk) had four good Rainbows for 10lb 7oz and Mr Rennie had two good fish for 5lb 12oz to give examples. The winning method bery ledger Power Bait.  Some new substantial shelters have been built around the bait loch to give anglers more comfort in the bad weather.  Lets hope for some good spring conditions. 

Phone 01506 847269 for more details or email jim@planetheat.co.uk.