River Leven.

The gates have been open all week giving good fishing conditions, however today they were raised again to weekend level. Heavy rain is forecast for the beginning of next week, so we can hope they’ll be dropped on Monday.

A few grilse landed, mainly off the top end of the river.


4th September, Bernie Johnston (5lb) at Linnbrane Hole.

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On the 5th, Iain Morison had this fine sea trout on the fly:

Got a proper one this evening. About the 3.5lb mark. Took my reliable black needle fly around 21:30 at the Lade. Fish was in great condition and although not clear from pic was a plump fish. It’s back in to carry out its mission.’

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On the same date, Eddie Fraser (4lb) at Linnbrane Hole.


Saturday 7th of September, Stephen Japp plays his first grilse off the Leven at the Bonhill Pool.


The successful fly.


Our roving reporter came across John Paul Donnelly nearby, teaching his grandson the art of fly fishing. Note the skip cap, life preserver and safety glasses…. good luck !


Stuart Campbell watched these two anglers enjoying their day on the river on Tuesday 9th September.


Within half an hour they both landed and returned grilse on the fly at the Bonhill Pool. Well done gentlemen.

Neill Sproull

Yesterday Neill Sproull decided to have a a few casts after work. This cock salmon (8lb) soon put a bend in his fly rod before being returned to the river.


Our happy bunch of volunteers have been busy again. McKinnons down to the Boat Hole trimmed and strimmed. Good work guys.

Loch Lomond.

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The Loch has been fairly quiet, though fewer boatmen are venturing out during the week. September and October are usually good months for sea trout on the fly. Plenty of daddylonglegs about just now too. Surface temperature 14oc and falling.

Recent Reports: Saturday 7th September, Scott Sinclair (5lb) grilse at Inchmurrin and Russell Boyd (6lb) at Ross Point.

River Endrick/River Fruin.

Heavy rain expected on Sunday/Monday….watch the webcams!

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