As expected, the Loch level has stayed high and the barrage open. Quite a few sightings of fish moving, but not many hanging about.
Andy Patrick was recently caught by the bailiffs at Bonhill Pool with a good healthy bend in his fly rod. Shortly afterwards a gentleman salmon in fine colour was landed and released.
On 24th September, Ross Linden took a wander down the river to hopefully catch some action on his GoPro video camera.
Just above the Blue Bridge he hooked into this 6lb grilse, which was photographed and quickly returned. To watch Ross’s video click here.
Recent Reports: 21st, Ross MacLeod (7lb) MacKinnons on the fly.
River Endrick / River Fruin.
Catches on the Endrick have been sporadic but Malcolm MacCormick, Colin Ferguson (above) and Ben Marshall have banked fish to 10lbs.
The bailiffs report that the Endrick is holding a fair head of fish with numerous salmon and sea trout, including many fresh fish, seen at the Gartness falls. All we need is more rain……heard that said a few times this season. Nothing reported from the Fruin yet, but it’s always been a late river.
Conservation Measures In Force On The Lomond System.
All members and ticket holders are reminded of the new conservation measures in force across the Lomond System. From 1st of October to 31st October ‘all salmon and sea trout must be returned.’
The recently updated leaflet of guidance ‘Catch and Release for Salmon – an Anglers Guide’ has been forwarded by the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards. It contains some very useful advice and can be viewed on our ‘Resources’ page.
Opening Day – 2013.
River Leven representative Angus Soutter presents Chic McLean and Jack Ferguson with plaques to mark this year’s opening day ceremony. Won’t be long before we’re doing it all over again…….
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