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Catch Record 2019

Week Ending 1st December Not much to report this week as lochs have been iced over due to the cold snap.
They have thawed out as we write so hope this keeps up. The forecast is for a warm spell over the next week, so prospects are looking up.
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Week Ending 24th November

Fly Loch
A few days lost due to ice but some quality trout caught on the milder days. Best fish caught by Mr Gray (Falkirk) a stunning 12lb rainbow which he sportingly released. Mr Steel of Linlithgow had 2 blue trout on catch and release, approximately 3lb each. Mr Wallace of Seafield had 4 rainbows on catch and release, best being around 4lb. J. Robertson of Edinburgh had 3 rainbows for 11lb 4oz. Best methods slow sinker with yellow Dancer on a very slow retrieve or a bung with buzzers set around the 6ft mark.

Bait Loch
Again was only partly fishable due to ice. Mr Zibbi of Bo’ness had 3 trout for 7lb 12oz. Mr Brown of Avonbridge had 2 rainbows for 4lb 8oz. Mr Thompson of Phlipstoun had 4 rainbows for 9lb 8oz. Billy Lyle of Livingston had 3 rainbows for 7lb 12oz. Best method ledgered Power Bait.

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Week Ending 18th November

Fly Loch
Winter is definitely here at the Fishery but some good catches when ice free.
Mr Steel (Falkirk) had a great morning on catch and release having nine rainbows best around 4lb the winning set up a chamois beaded fly hung under a bung at about 5ft fished almost static. Mr Gary Paton of Philipstoun caught and released 5 blues and rainbows on a slow sinker with a Yellow Dancer Mini Lure, best around 6lb. Mr Hunter of Falkirk caught two nice rainbows on catch and release best around 4lb. David Young of Edinburgh caught one blue and two rainbows for 10lb 14oz on a Bloodworm pattern fished on a 10 ft sink tip line. Mr Leas (Bo’ness) had 5 nice rainbows on catch and release, best 3lb.

Bait Loch
Not many anglers this past week due to weather conditions, ice and cold winds, but the few anglers who ventured out did okay.
Mr Thompson of Larbert caught 3 rainbows for 8lbs 12oz, best being 4lbs 4oz.
Mr Cristy of Edinburgh had  2 rainbows for 5lb best 3lb. Twelve-year old Matt Taylor had 2 fish for 5lb 4oz on a float fished wasp grub

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Week Ending 11th November

Fly Loch
Well winter has arrived with cold easterly winds and rain and more rain but the two lochs have remained clear and fishing well with fry imitations doing the business. Mr Steel (Falkirk) caught 2 nice fish for 8lbs 12oz, best being 5lb. Mr Fleming (Falkirk) kept 2 nice rainbows for 8lb, best 5lb. He also released a cracking brown trout around 5lb. Mr B Fleming kept 2 rainbows for 9lb best being 6lbs 12oz. He also returned 2 brown trout. Mr Gray (Grangemouth) caught 3 fish for 8lbs 8oz/
Best was 3lb and a lovely 7lb rainbow.  Mr Williams (Seafield) landed 2 rainbows for 7lb best 3lb 10oz. Scott Abbott from Edinburgh kept 2 rainbows for 6lb and released 4 other fish.
Top flies are fry imitations fished on slow intermediate or sink tips lines. Buzzers are also doing well on calmer afternoons.


Bait Loch
This loch is full of sticklebacks at the moment with the fish gorging on them. The bait anglers who have braved the cold east winds fared well. Mr S McNair (Grangemouth) fishing ledgered Power Bait caught 2 rainbows for 4lb 12oz. Mr Thompson (Larbert) and 11year old son caught 3 nice rainbows for 8lbs 12 oz, best being 4lbs 8 oz on float fished Power Bait. Mr Hogan and son (Bo’ness) did well with 3 rainbows for 9lb 4oz, best being 4lb 4oz, again on ledgered Power Bait.
Prospects good if weather not too harsh.

Week Ending 12th October

Fly Loch
Some lovely autumn days this past week saw some fine catches recorded. Local angler Mr Jim Bryce of Linlithgow caught 2 rainbows and 1 brown trout (which was returned) for his four hour ticket. Mr Gary Paton of Philpstoun had 3 nice rainbows on catch and release, best around 4lb. Mr D Nimmo of Larbert had a great afternoon on catch and release with 7 trout, a mixture of rainbows and blue trout best around the 4lb mark. Father and son (Davidson) new fly anglers managed 2 trout for 4lb 8oz.  Mr Bill Dunlop of Falkirk caught 2 nice trout on catch and release in anything but ideal conditions, best around 3lb. Mr Mike Graham (Edinburgh) caught 3 rainbows for 8lb 8oz, best being 4lb 8oz. Best methods being floating line with sight Bob and buzzer or Apps imitations or slow intermediate with mini lure or stickleback imitation.

Bait Loch
Mr McKay (Falkirk) caught 3 nice rainbows for 7lb 8oz on a ledgered outfit and Power Bait. Mr Brown (Grangemouth) had 2 trout for 5lb on his 4hr ticket. Mr Horton (Edinburgh) had 3 rainbows for 8lb, best being 3lb and Mr Malleo (Port Seton) caught 2 blues for 5lb on float fished maggot. Mr Zibbi (Livingston) caught 5 cracking rainbows for 14lb 3oz on ledgered Power Bait.
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Week Ending 6th October

Fly Loch
Well that’s the end of the Brown Trout season for 2019. All be it the rainbow trout reigns supreme in most stocked fisheries with no closed season for the rainbows.
Great sport can be had throughout the Scottish winter (weather permitting, ice etc) Anyway this past week saw fewer angler numbers. Some better catches, Mr Allan (Falkirk) had 2 nice fish, 1 blue -2lb 10oz and 1 Brown trout (just in time) for 2lb 4oz. Local angler Mr Gary Paton (Philipstoun) had seven fish 2 blues and 5 rainbows all safely returned best around the 3lb mark caught on a Dunkeld pattern. R. Bell (Larbert) had 3 rainbows, best 4lb 8oz on a Minnow pattern on a sink tip line. Mr Steven Bryant (Bo’ness) caught 2 rainbows for 5lb 8oz on a Black Humongous lure and released 2 other nice trout.


Bait Loch
Fished well for the anglers who ventured out. Best methods running ledger with Power Bait and maggot. Mr C Croockson (Livingston) managed 2 trout in a quick 2 hour session for 4lb 12oz. Mr Ryan Taylor of Polmont had a good bag of 4 fish for exactly 10lb on the above method. Mr Jim Hall of Edinburgh had a fine blue trout of 4lb 11oz in a bag of 5 fish for 14lb 10oz. Mr Stuart Ritchie of Linlithgow had 3 blues, best 3lb 12oz for a bag of 8lb 5oz on maggot.
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Week Ending 29th September

Fly Loch
Some cooler easterly winds kept the trout to deeper levels. The anglers who used slow sinking lines fared better than the top of the water methods, Hothead Damsels still working well along with rabbit type lures as the trout have started to fry bash on the abundant sticklebacks and roach fry. Some of the better catches being Robert Stevenson (Glasgow) with 3 nice rainbows in a two-hour session for 9lbs 8 oz, best 4lbs 7 oz and returned a nice blue. Regular angler Gary Paton (Falkirk) released 3 rainbows in his two-hour session, best around 4lb. Tactics were an intermediate line and a Dunkeld lure. Tom Grant (Linlithgow)  had a great afternoon catching 8 fish, all safely returned caught on a sink tip line and a Jackrabbit lure, best around 3 lbs 8oz. John Thompson (Airdrie) caught a cracking blue (4lb 12 oz) and 3 rainbows for 8 lbs 14oz on a Hothead Damsel with a slow  sink line.

Bait Loch
Fishing well with running ledger and Power Bait doing well. Float fished worm also scoring. Some better catches. Derek Saunders (Edinburgh) 4 rainbows for 11lbs best 3lbs 5 oz. Mr Caswell (Bo’ness) 3 rainbows and 1 blue for 12lbs 4 oz, best 5lbs 3oz. Mr. Wilson (Larbert) 4 rainbows for 9lbs 14oz best 3lbs 2oz. Three anglers from Fife shared 11 rainbows for a combined weight of 27lbs 9 oz, all caught on green Power Bait on running ledger.
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Week Ending 22nd September

Fly Loch
Some good settled weather this past week saw some good fly hatches with damsels still hatching on the hot days. Sink tip lines seem to be the order of the day with some of the better catches as follows:
Mr Gary Paton from Bo’ness a regular Catch and Release angler had 3 fish for approximately 8lb, best around 3lb. Robert and his wife Betty Janor from Edinburgh caught 6 nice conditioned rainbows for 13lb 6oz, best being 3lb 4oz tactics being a damsel and surface daddy. Regular Livingston angler Jim Bryce managed 2 fish for 6lb 3/4oz best being 4lb 8oz.  Mr Gordon Cunningham of Falkirk did well with 3 cracking rainbows for 11lb 12oz. and young Gregor Crockson (age13, from Seafield) caught his first ever rainbow on fly with a cracking 2lb 12oz fish. Well done Gregor.

Bait Loch
Float fished worm did well this past week for Mr Jarvis (Falkirk) with his 2hr 2 fish ticket yielding 2 fish for 42lb 8oz. Mr Sneddon using worm had 2 blue trout for 3lb 12oz, while Tom Wilson (Bo’ness) had good sport with 4 trout for 11lb 10oz, best being 3lb 14oz. Paul Nisbet (Linlithgow) caught 3 rainbows and 2 blue trout for 13lb 8oz best being 4lb 8oz on ledgered Power Bait.
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Week Ending 15th September

Fly Loch
With the water temperature more favourable the Fly Loch fished very well. Best methods seem to be a Goldheaded Damsel or Nomad fished very slowly at a depth of 2-3 feet. Some notable catches were Mr Alister Stewart from Airdrie, who suffers from Parkinson’s and is a wheelchair user, a lovely rainbow of 3lb 8oz on his second cast in his total bag of 4 fish for 10lb 7oz, well done. Mr Ian Jardine (Polmont) kept 3 fish for 8lb 6oz and released 4 others all caught on a Goldheaded Damsel. Mr Gary Paton of Bo’ness released 3 nice trout for approximately 10lb, best around 5lb. Mr Bryce (Livingston) had 2 blue trout for 5lb 4oz on a Damsel. Mr Brown (Linlithgow) caught 2 rainbows on a Damsel. Mr Brown (Linlithgow) caught 2 rainbows on a home tied orange lure. Mr Ferguson (Falkirk) had great sport on catch and release with 5 trout, best around 3lb 8oz. Mr Bremner (Fife) managed 2 trout for 5lb also on a Damsel.

Bait Loch
Fished very well on float or ledgered Power Bait. Water clarity excellent. Some catch returns as follows- Mr Mclelland (Falkirk) four nice rainbows for 12lb 8oz, best a 4lb 8oz blue trout on ledgered Power Bait. Mr Stewart of Airdrie had 3 rainbows for 6lb 8oz, best 2lb 8oz. Mr McNair of Polmont had 2 rainbows for 4lb. Mr J Lee, Whitburn, 5 fish for 14lb best 4lb (2 blue trout, 3 rainbows)
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Week Ending 8th September

Fly Loch
Some excellent sport this last week best fish being a topping 4lb 8oz brown trout caught by Mr Keith on holiday from Lincolnshire along with his friend Mr Terry. They had 34 rainbows over their 3-day visit, best being a 5lb 11oz.
Mr Paton (Bo’ness) had a nice 5lb fish on catch and release along with the 4 others safely returned. Mr Graham (Kirkliston) had good sport on dry fly, 3 fish for 11lb best being 4lb 12oz. Tom Wright of Falkirk kept 3 rainbows and 1 blue for 12lb 8oz, all on an Orange Blob. Alan Thompson fishing a good old Ace of Spades captured 3 nice rainbows for 8lb 15oz, best being 3lb 9oz.

Bait Loch
Best catch of the week was had by father and son Mr Cuthill and Adam (11) with a great bag of 8 trout for 17lb 3oz. Mrs Johanna Wilson of Larbert had 3 rainbows for 8lb 8oz. Sam Steele age 9 had 4 rainbows and 2 blue trout for 10lb 11oz.  Mr P Taylor of Falkirk had 5 rainbows for 11lb 12oz.
J Kennedy of California had 2 fish for 5lb 15oz. Best method Power Bait on running ledger.
Prospects excellent with great water quality.

Week Ending 1st September

Fly Loch
Lots of rain and cooler weather lowered the water temperature down to around 60f with the result the trout are now much more actively feeding. Some good catches resulting in the following-
Mr Cochrane (Falkirk) caught 4 nice rainbows for 8lb 12oz best being 2lb 12oz on an Orange Fritz. Mr Gary Paton of Bo’ness on catch and release had 2 nice rainbows for 7lb 4 oz, best being 5lb on a midge tip line. Scott Abbon of Larbert caught 4 rainbows for 12lb best 4lb on a Black Rabbit, all safely returned on catch and release. Mike Thompson and brother Stewart (Airdrie) caught 4 nice rainbows for 11lb 7oz best 4lb on buzzer patterns. Alan Inglis (Bonnyrigg) had good sport on catching 8 trout on various mini lures, best around 5lb. Prospects good with cooler water temperatures.

Bait Loch
Was only lightly fished this week but good results for anglers.
J Lawrence (Linlithgow) had 3 rainbows for 10lb 4oz best 4lb 2oz. Ross Munro (Edinburgh) 4 rainbows for 12lb 8oz, best a cracking 5lb trout. Tom Philip Stirling 3 for 7lb and German visitor Mr Ephrain caught 2 good rainbows for 4lb 8oz.
Best method being Power Bait on running ledger set up.
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Week Ending 25th August

Fly Loch
Some good settled weather last week saw good afternoon and early evening activity to surface fly life, a combination of traditional and buzzer patterns doing the damage. Some notable catches were Mr T. Mathew had 6 nice rainbows on catch and release best around 4lb. Mr R Bryce his friend also had 6 nice rainbows on catch and release on Daddy Longlegs and buzzers. Best around 4lb also.
Father and son Charles and Robert Johnstone (Dalkeith) caught 6 nice rainbows between them best 4lb 8oz on mini lures (Nomad) and Bibio patterns.
Mr Gary Paton of Bo’ness caught 2 rainbows on his 2 fish ticket and released 3 more best around 3lb 8oz  and Mr Sneddon from Uphall managed 4 fish, 1 being a lovely brown trout of around 3lb 8oz-4lb which he carefully returned.

Bait Loch
Fished really well this week with lots of limit bags. Best method being Power Bait on running ledger . Mr J Mollen (Larbert) caught his 2 fish for 4lb in 2 casts.
Mr Sandy Swain of Falkirk had 2 for 5lb. Mr Duncan of Livingston had 2 for 8lb 12oz, best being 5lb.
Mr C -Roz Edinburgh had 2 fish 1lb 7oz and 1lb 4oz. Mr Alan Smith (Polmont) had 2 fish for 6lb 1oz. Mr Brown (Bo’ness) 5 fish for 13lb 4oz, best being 3lb 8oz and Mr Downes (Bo’ness) 3 fish for 6lb 12oz. Mr Rennie of Glasgow had 5 fish for 13lb 8oz.

Prospects look good with the settled weather
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Week Ending 11th August

Fly Loch
Heavy showers last week brought the trout back out to feed. Skinny buzzer patterns doing well along with leech patterns. Mr Derek Saunders from Falkirk had a nice mixed bag of trout composing 2 nice rainbows for 8lb 3oz, a cracking blue of 3lb 13oz and one Brown trout (returned) estimated @ 3-4lb. Mr Ritchie Wilson of Larbert caught 3 rainbows for 11lb 8oz best being 5lb 8oz. Mr Mearns of West Calder caught 4 nice rainbows for 10lb 7oz all caught on skinny buzzers and Mr Graham Roberts Linlithgow managed 8 trout on his catch and release ticket best around 4lb all caught deep on a bunny leech pattern. Evening fishing was a bit slow due to the constant showers.

Bait Loch
Natural baits fared well this week fished a bit higher in the water. Luis Barras of
(Aged 9) did well with 2 rainbows for 6lb 3oz, best being 4lb 1oz. Jim Mollon of Bathgate kept 3 rainbows for 6lb best being 2lb 4oz. Mr Damian of Bo’ness had 3 rainbows on his 4hr ticket for 8lb 11oz best being 3lb. Mr William Roberts of Danderhall did well with 6 fish on his 8hr ticket for 16lb 7oz best being 3lb 9oz all caught on float fished maggot and Power Bait combination. And Mr S Wallace of Airdrie had 5 rainbows for 14lb 6oz on ledgered Power Bait and wasp grub.
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Week Ending 4th August

Fly Loch
Heavy showers freshened the lochs up this past week and catches benefited. Some notable catches were Mr George Crookson (Falkirk) caught two quality rainbows for 6lb 8oz. Mr Alan Neil of Bonnyrigg caught and released 2 lovely rainbows for approx 11lb best being 6lb +.  Mr H Fleming caught 3 rainbows for 11lb 10oz best being 6lb 9oz all caught on the infamous Viva. John Langland from Edinburgh, one of our party of disabled anglers from The Edinburgh Trout Anglers managed a lovely 3 pounder from our disabled platform. Peter Stevens from Airdrie had 4 rainbows and 1 blue trout for 16lb 4oz on a slow sinker & Ace of Spades, best being 6lb 3oz well done Peter.

Bait Loch
Most methods seemed to work well with most using Power Bait and ledger at some stage. Mr Myles Patterson caught 2 trout for 5lb 5oz best being 3lb 12oz.
Michael Harrison( Falkirk) caught 3 rainbows for 6lb 8oz on ledgered Power Bait
Mr Lees had 2 rainbows for 6lb 8oz best being 4lb 8oz. Mr J Brown (Livingston) had 3 rainbows for 8lb best being 3lb 5oz. Mr McLaren (Falkirk) had 3 fish for 7lb 8oz. Mr Donns had 2 rainbows for 4lb 12oz best being 2lb 12oz again on ledgered Power Bait. David Wilson from Linlithgow had 4 nice rainbows for 10lb 7oz on a float fished worm, best being 4lb 2oz. Prospects look good with the weather cooling slightly.  Phone 01506 847269 or 07836 209050

Week Ending 28th July

Fly Loch
Thunder and lightning last week curtailed the fishing somewhat but as the conditions improved the catches were excellent.  Mr Raymond from Glasgow had 5 nice rainbows all caught on a size 12 Invicta fished on a floating line for a weight of 14lb best being 4lb 4oz. Mr Rab Brandreth of Bo’ness had 4 nice rainbows on catch and release on an evening session best around 5lb all caught on a dry Sedge. Mr John Cuthill of Armadale also had 4 rainbows c/r on the same evening on dries and buzzer patterns. Tom Stevenson Auchindinning had a brace of rainbows for 6lb 12oz caught on buzzer patterns. John Stevenson Edinburgh had 3 rainbows for 9lb all caught on a Hothead Damsel pattern. Some anglers still being smashed up on 6lb BS leaders recommend 8lb minimum. Interestingly, some nice roach to 1ib 8oz being caught accidentally by nymph anglers.

Bait Loch
Fishing well with Power Bait and maggots catching the majority of the fish. Mr Savage and his grandson (Falkirk) had 2 nice rainbows for 4lb 8oz. Mr Donns of Bo’ness only managed 1 rainbow but it was in stunning condition for 3lb 12oz. Peter Darling Linlithgow had 4 rainbows for 10lb 5oz on ledgered Power Bait. David Cuthbert from Ayr caught 4 rainbows for 10lb 3oz.
Willie Mathieson and his friend managed 7 trout for 16lb 7oz on green Power Bait.
Denis Brown of Livingston had a super session with 5 trout for 14lb 7oz .
Prospects look good with the recent rain cooling down the lochs.

Week Ending 21st July

Fly Loch
Some good catches last week with mini lures and buzzer patterns doing well.  Mr Bill McCallum from Edinburgh caught 2 nice rainbows on his 4hr ticket for 7lb best being 4lb 8oz on his home tied purple buzzer. Mr Alan Millar (Edinburgh) used a Pennell lure to land 2 rainbows for 5lb 14oz best being 3lb 8oz. Mr Dave Wilson of Edinburgh had a nice blue trout for 4lb along with a rainbow of 2lb 8oz on his 2 fish ticket along with 3 catch and release. All caught on a White Mini Lure on a slow sink line.  Jim Bryce of Livingston only caught 1 fish on a difficult morning but it weighed in a 7lb 2oz caught on a sink tip line with an Ally McCoist mini lure. Well Done Jim.

Bait Loch
Mr Sorley and friend from Bo’ness managed to fit in a two hour session and were delighted with their 4 fish for 10lb 8oz (best being 4lb 2oz).  Mr Kevin Hughes of Livingston on his first visit for a number of years was delighted with his 5lb rainbow caught on float fished Power Bait.   Tom McCann of Polmont had 4 nice rainbows for 11lb 6oz on ledgered Power Bait.
Both waters are in great condition at the present time with no algae present and clarity is excellent. Prospects look good for evening fishing with some good fly hatches.

 

Week Ending 14th July

Fly Loch
Morning & Evening fishing was the time to fish this last week as the daytime temperatures meant the trout preferred the deep cooler water. Sink tip & intermediate lines were the better options with floaters in the evenings. Best patterns were Skinny Buzzers, Damsels and traditional fly patterns. Mr John Todd (Livingston) had 2 rainbows and 1 blue for 9lb 4oz caught on a Sedge pattern, best being 3lb 12oz. Mr Weir (Airdrie) 2 rainbows for 7llb 3oz with 3 returned (best being 4lb 2oz). David Young (Edinburgh) 5 fish for 16lb 4oz best being 5lb 5oz all caught on Hothead Damsel on a ghost tip head. Mr Tom Lyle from Falkirk on catch and release had 5 trout on various Shrimp & Diawl Bach patterns best around 4lb.  Evening fishing now in full flow.


Bait Loch

Morning fishing scoring well with float fished worm, Power Bait ledger doing well.
Some better catches include Murray Fenton who kept 3 rainbows for 6lb 8oz best being 2lb 8oz on Power Bait. Mrs M Meechan (Edinburgh) had 3 rainbows for 6lb 6oz best 2lb 6oz all caught on Power Bait. Mr Gregor of Livingston had 3 rainbows for 7lb 3oz best being 4lb. Gail Adams caught 2 trout for 5lb on Power Bait.

Week Ending 7th July

Fly Loch
A bit of a mixed bag weather wise but some good catch returns. Best fly patterns being Buzzers, Fabs and suspended buzzers or dries.  Mr Jardine of Polmont caught his three fish ticket for 14lb best a great conditioned 7lb 4oz blue trout. Mr Aitken (Airdrie) 2 fish for 7lb 8oz. Mr Chris Thompson (Edinburgh) on catch and release had 5 rainbows for approximately 16lb, best being 5lb. Peter Darling of Portobello had 4 rainbows for 12lb 2oz best being 3lb 8oz. J Bryce of Livingston had 2 rainbows for 6lb, best being 3lb 8oz.

Bait Loch
Water clarity excellent at present time with most methods catching fish. Mr John Lammin (Livingston) did well with 3 rainbows for 9lb 12oz, best 5lb 12oz caught on ledgered Power Bait.
Mr Bell (Livingston) kept 3 fish for 7lb 8oz best being 3lb. Mr Thomas Wilson (Edinburgh) caught 4 rainbows for 12lb, best being 4lb 3oz.
Prospects look good with the longer evenings.
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am until 10.30pm Saturday 8.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 8.30am until 10pm

Week Ending 30th June

Fly Loch
Lots of damsels about with the hotter weather this past week. So no surprise damsel patterns caught well when fished on intermediate lines, also buzzer patterns doing well fished on a floating line with long leaders to cover the depths. Some notable catches; Mr J Brown (Livingston) had 2 nice rainbows for 7lb 12oz, best 5lbs 4oz on a damsel pattern. Mr Raymond Clark (Glasgow) had 3 rainbows for 9 lbs 4oz all caught on a size 14 Black Spider on a floating line. Mr Alan Rennie, also from Glasgow and new to fly fishing had a great brace, - two fish for 7lbs 4oz, the bigger fish weighing in at 4lbs 4oz, well done Alan.

Bait Loch
Float fished worm did well for Mr Konrad (Bo’ness).  With his friend he managed 7 nice rainbows for 16lb 8oz, best 3lbs2oz, while Mr I Heeps (Edinburgh) caught 4 fish on a running ledger set-up for 10lb 4oz. Mr John Grieve of Falkirk caught 5 rainbows for 14lb 8oz, best 3lb 12oz, again on deep fished Power Bait. Best fish of the week caught by Chris Sorley (Maddison) weighed 6lb 4oz on ledgered Power Bait.  Opening times Sunday to Friday, 8:30am - 10:30pm.  Sat 8:30am - 6:30pm. Phone  07836 209050

Week Ending 24th June


Again a mixed bag weather wise with some super sport on the milder days. Lots of damsels now hatching and also buzzers, mainly black

Fly Loch
Some notable catches were Brian Fleming (Avon Bridge) had a great bag of 3 rainbows for 11lb 8oz, the best being a lovely 61/2 pounder. He also returned a further 4 fish.  His brother Hugh also caught 3 rainbows with a 2 returned, a Mini Viva being the successful fly. Mr Gary Paten (Edinburgh), a regular angler, had 4 rainbows on catch and release, best being around 5lb. Mr Alan Morgan of Livingston had 3 for 10lb 8oz best being 5lb 3oz. Mr Thomas Quigley (Overton) weighed in 3 nice trout for 9lb 8oz caught on a damsel pattern and released a further 3 trout. Mr Brian McMechan (Livingston) had a great evenings sport on catch and release with 7 lovely rainbows best being 4lb 8oz, all caught on a slow intermediate with a Hot-head Damsel.

Bait Loch
Mr Scott of Bo’ness had 6 rainbows for his full day ticket for a good weight of 14lb 4oz caught on ledgered Power Bait. Mr Bert Bell (Uphall ) caught 4 Rainbows for 9lb on ledgered maggot. Mr Meek of Linlithgow caught 5 rainbows for exactly 10lb on float fished worm and Mr Patterson from Edinburgh had a nice conditioned fish for 5lb 6oz. The evening fishing now in full flow with great buzzer hatches on the milder evenings. Prospects look good with water temperature still around 16c

Week Ending 17th June

Very changeable weather this past week with temperatures on the low side for mid-June which affects the fly life still not a lot of damsels or olives about, however the catch returns are holding up well.

Fly Loch
Best results still with floating or midge tip lines.  John Brown (Torphican) on his first fishing outings for 2 years had a 2 fish ticket and caught 2 fish for 7lb best being 4lb 8oz. Mr Rae Thomson of Glasgow had 3 rainbows for 9lb 8oz with a further 3 returned. Mr Bill McCallum of Edinburgh kept 2 fish for 6lb 4 oz with a further 4 returned. Killer fly a purple glass buzzer on a floating line. Mr John Steel (Linlithgow) 2 rainbows for 8lb 8oz. best being 5lb on a Mini Damsel on a sink tip line. Prospects look good with a bit more heat. Look forward to some great evening sport with sedge immigrations and dries.

Bait Loch
Best method ledgered Power Bait in various colours. Some notable catches - Jake Williams (Bo’ness) caught 3 nice rainbows for 8lb 3oz best being 3lb 7oz. Mr Alan Cockburn (Livingston) caught 6 quality rainbows for 14lb 3oz on ledgered worm (best being 3lb 12oz.  Willie Roberts of Dalkeith caught 2 excellent conditioned blues on a wasp grub and Power Bait combination for 6lb 5oz.

Prospects good with the water in super condition (phone 07836209050

Week Ending 10th June

Fly Loch
The week started well with mild winds and overcast skies, some sporadic hatches of daytime olives and damsels keeping the fish in the upper layers of the water. Evenings having good buzzer hatches on the milder nights. Some noteable catches include  John Lancastle (Edinburgh) 3 fish on catch and release best  being 3lb 8 oz. Gary Paton (Edinburgh) on catch and release had a best rainbow of 5lbs  Billy Ellis of Armadale caught 3quality rainbows for 9lbs on his 3 fish ticket the killer fly being an Orange Blob. Mr. Alan Morgan Bo’ness landed a fin perfect rainbow of 3lbs 12oz. A number of anglers report being broken while using 6bs leader material despite being urged to use minimum of at least 8lbs.

Bait Loch
On Bait loch some noteable returns Mr. Tom Inglis of Falkirk had a nice bag of quality fish, 2 for 6lb 7oz with his ticket.  Father and son William and Jacob Meek (Larbert) had 3 rainbows for 9lb 2oz on their 3 fish ticket.  Alan Rennie (Glasgow) had a fine bag of 4 trout for 9lb 12oz.  Mr Raymond Wilson had 4 rainbows for 11lb 10oz.

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Week Ending 3rd June

A bit of a mixed bag with the weather being rather unsettled.


Fly Loch
Excellent hatches this week produced great top of the water sport with dry fly patterns scoring well. With Damsels beginning to hatch along with Hawthorn and Alder flies the trout are feeding well.
 Some good catches include Mr Brown (Linlithgow Bridge) kept 2 rainbows best being 4lb and released 8 other nice trout. Gareth Noon caught and released 11 rainbows best approximately 3lb 8oz. Mr G Paton Edinburgh had 4 on catch and release best being 3lb 8oz. M Begg of Armadale on his first outing for 10 years caught 3 lovely rainbows for 7lb 8oz on a Kate McLaren on a floating line. Catch of the week goes to Mr McMahon from Glasgow with 5 rainbows for 18lb 6oz best being 6lb 12oz all caught on a fast intermediate and Ally McCoist . Well done.

Bait Loch
Best methods still Power Bait & maggot fished on ledger with 2-3ft hook length. Some notable catches - Mr Boston of Livingston had 3 for 8lb 7oz. Mr Lugton of Bathgate had three for 8lb 2oz. A. Rennie of Glasgow had 3 for 6lb 10oz. Raymond Clark had 2 for 6lb 12oz best being 4lb. Mrs Grieve of Edinburgh had 3 for 7lb 8oz, best being 3lb. Young Alan Davidson of Uphall had 2 for 4lb 10oz.
Some settled weather should see angling improve.
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Week Ending 27th May

Fly Loch
The warm overcast days-coincided with a terrific daytime hatch of Hawthorn Flies and black buzzers made for some great top of the water sport. Some of the catches included Gary Mushet (Bo’ness) c/r 5 fish for approximately 17lb . Gareth Noon of Bo’ness had 7 fish for 18lb best being 3lb. Craig Smith of Livingston had 3 rainbows for 10lb 8oz best being 4lb 8oz. David Savage (Edinburgh) 2 rainbows for 6lb 8oz.

Mr Bremner(Linlithgow) 4 rainbows for 10lb best being 3lb 4oz. B. McMeecham 3 rainbows for 8lb 5oz best being 4lb 7oz. Best method cul-de canard type dries, buzzers on sight-bob or Cormorants fished with a Booby washing line style.

Bait Loch

The Park Bar a/c Glasgow enjoyed some good sport. 9 anglers caught 29 fish for exactly 70lb best being 6lb 3oz. Best methods being running ledger with Power Eggs or Power Bait. Float fished worm and maggot set around 1500mm - 1800mm dropper. Mr Cuthell and his son caught 5 nice rainbows for 11lbs. Mr Wayne Grant of Falkirk had a bumper day with 6 rainbows for 20lb 4oz best being 6lb.6oz. Mr Thomas of Falkirk enjoyed good sport with 5 rainbows plus 1 blue for 18lb 7oz.
Prospects look excellent with some settled weather and excellent evening rises.

Week Ending 20th May

Fly Loch
A bit quieter at the start of this week with the return of the dreaded East Wind.  However as the weekend approached a return of the softer s/west wind direction the anglers who ventured out had great sport with some great day time rises.

On the fly loch floating lines with buzzer patterns and dry flies giving some great visual sport. Mr Alan Morgan of Edinburgh had a two fish ticket and landed a 4lb rainbow along with a lovely blue trout. Mr Raymond of Bathgate had a topper of a rainbow of 5/1/2lb. Mr Alan from Glasgow landed 2 nice rainbows for 8lb 8oz, best being 5lb 8oz. John Ferguson of Edinburgh landed a nice 5lb rainbow on a home tied Orange Fab.

Bait Loch
Float fished worm drifted down wind catching well. Also, as always, ledgered Power Bait catching its fair share. Colin Thomson (Edinburgh) had 5 fish for 11lb 10oz best being 3lb on worm. Mr Ray caught 4 rainbows for 8lbs 8oz on Power Bait. John Adam of Broxburn landed 4 for 9lb 4oz on maggot on a small perch float.  Mr P. George (Livingston) had 4 rainbows for 11lb 4oz best being 4lb. Mr Bryan Morrison of Linlithgow had 3 fish for 7lb best being 2lb 11oz.
Prospects look good with some settled weather
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Week Ending 13th May

The Fly Loch has seen some nice hatches of Hawthorn Flies and Pond Olives along with this year’s show of damsel flies. With the better weather the best methods of attack have been intermediate lines or floating with long leaders and weighted pond fly. Some of the better catches- David Mahon (Glasgow) 5 fine rainbows for 15lb 8oz best being 4lb 12oz. Mr Church of Linlithgow had 4 rainbows for 14lb approx on catch and release. Paul Fannon of Livingston had two fish for approx 9lb on catch and release. Mr John Ferguson of Edinburgh had one for 5lb plus two returned. Best flies were Hot-head Damsels and buzzer patterns Diawl Bachs and Okey-dokey or mini Yellow Dancer. 

Bait Loch
Some great sport this past week with the better weather.  The Woodside Angling Club (Cowdenbeath) returned 40 fish for 107lbs. Best bag being Mike Sherrif 6 fish for 22lb 6oz. James Blackwood 6 fish for 16lb 12oz. Mr Francis of Edinburgh had 3 nice rainbows for 12lb 8oz best 61/2lb. Most anglers left with limit bags and large smiles.  Well done.  Best methods were running ledger and Power Bait or maggot

Week ending
21st April

After a slow beginning to the week due to the cold east wind the angling picked up considerably with some good catches. On the Fly loch Ronnin Johnstone (Edinburgh) landed a fine brace of trout 1 rainbow at 7lb 10oz and 1 blue trout 3lb 12oz, both caught on a sink tip line with a Mini Cats’ Whisker. Young Gordon Allen (15) landed an excellent 5lb 4oz rainbow on an Orange Fritz. Mr G Paton on catch and release had 5 rainbows, the best being 3lb 8oz. Mr Jim Bryce of Livingston kept 2 rainbows for 6lb and released 3 others, best 3lb 8oz, on a small Yellow Dancer. 
Notable catches on the Bait Loch:
Mr Weir (Livingston) and friend had 9 Rainbows for exactly 20lb on ledgered Power Bait . Mr Lister and friend (Edinburgh) landed 4 rainbows in a 2 hour evening session using bubble float and worm.
Norris Alexander and his son Dale from Edinburgh caught 6 nice rainbows for 14lb 2oz on ledgered Power Bait, best being 2lb 10ozs.

Prospects look good with the improvement in the weather.
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