Fishing Report 22/03/2018


This is our first real fishing report of the 2018 season after a really difficult start down to the weather.

The weather at last played ball and the fish joined in.  I’d love to say we had lots of anglers up but Mr Findlay was our only customer today catching 8 fish in a couple of hours, most of which he had on a cormorant using an intermediate line.  It was cloudy with a chilly wind from the West but the fish were on.

This encouraged our own Iain Wilson to wet his line and he landed this fine10lb rainbow taken on a green UV fab.

Pictured on left – First double of 2018.

Things look better for the weekend and we’ve got a double stock of fish awaiting anglers.   The stock includes quite a few larger fish so remember to use heavier fluoro if you want to land one of these fine specimens.

Just to wet your appetite – here’s some reports from 5 and 10 years ago:

19-03-2013 (5 YEARS AGO)

It’s only just over half way through the month and the weather experts are already saying this is the coldest March on record!  Hence, it has been a slow start to the season with less anglers than usual visiting.    The good news is that the road has been filled and the bad potholes are no more!!!  However, the snow and ice have made it difficult to get up to the fishery and we’ve had to shut on a few days.  Here’s to better weather over the next week…..

For those that have braved the cold fishing has been good with got bags of fish taken at both ends.  Cats Whiskers, Damsels and Yellow Dancers all featuring in the catch reports.   A pink Duck about 7 feet under an indicator has accounted for fish at the Dam end for some anglers.

14-03-2008 (10 YEARS AGO)

The season kicked off on Saturday with a handful of bank fishers and just one boat to try their luck…  Most of the fish were congregated round the burn mouth and the anglers that got there first had a bumper time. The two anglers there first ended up with more than 60 fish each before moving off to allow others an opportunity to access the prime spot.   Mick Mulgrew had 20+ fish to a variety of flies ranging from lures to buzzers on a floating and intermediate line.  The fish seemed happy to take any fly presented in the right place at the right depth and fish were taken all round the reservoir – A bumper day for all that were lucky enough to visit.  All anglers commented on the quality and fighting ability of the fish – A large stock of overwintered fish have been freshened up with a fresh stocking of  A1 quality rainbows , blues and tiger trout.