No summer this year…so far, but the Leven anglers aren’t complaining. Heavy rain and more forecast means that the barrage has remained open and likely to remain so for the next couple of weeks. Catches of summer salmon have been fairly constant and good numbers of grilse showing. Fly, worm and lures all producing.
10th July, Terry Mallin (12lbs) at the Stuckie Bridge on the worm. Same date: Alex McElwee (13lbs) Stuckie Bridge on the worm. Stevie Banks (12lbs) (14lbs) and sea trout (3lbs) at the Piles on the fly – all returned. Ian Quinn (10lbs) Stuckie Bridge.
11th July, a quick trophy photo as Kenny Carr releases this summer salmon (15lbs) fly caught at the Bonhill Bridge Pool. Same date: Stevie Banks (5lbs) at the Piles on the fly. Alex Allan (3lbs) Flowers. Chic McLean (8lbs) sea trout above the Two Lades on the fly – released.
17th July, LLAIA Chairman Malcolm MacCormick with a (5lbs) grilse at the Stuckie Bridge.
Other catches include: 13th July, Stewart Inglis snr. (12lbs) (13lbs) Bonhill Pool/Glebe Corner on the fly. 17th July, Robert Pollock (5lbs) at the Top Pool on the worm – returned.
The Loch level remains high for the time of year. Most regular loch boatmen will agree that it fishes best in low water conditions, however there’s still fresh fish coming to the net, particularly in the Boturich/ Boathouse area. Grilse also making a welcome appearance. No news of catches from the ‘Tap End’.
27th June, day ticket angler Ritchie Millar had a memorable day out on the troll. He landed and returned this fine specimen sea trout (8lbs) reminding us (as if we need to be!) that Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s top sea trout waters. He also landed two large brown trout (6.5lbs) and (6lbs) – returned. Ritchie’s sea trout won him this weeks ‘Daily Record Fish of the Week’ prize. Congratulations!…. and we know that there are still bigger fish out there…
7th July, Stevie Blackwood with his third salmon (10lbs) of the season, which was returned to join his other two. Well done Stevie!
On the same date, Lee Cameron with his first salmon (10lbs), also returned.
11th July, Charlie Dunn and Harry Gulbransen (15lbs) near the Black Rocks.
Other catches include: 7th July, Stuart McBean (12lbs) Boathouse Hole. 10th July, Eric Donnachie (11lbs). 11th July, Donald Brown (14.5lbs) Pilot Bank. 15th July, John Connolly (5lbs).
9th July, this brown trout (6lbs) was caught on the fly below the Gartness Bridge. Don’t have the angler’s details but we’re told that it was bleeding badly after taking the fly deep and despatched. As if our Endrick parr and smolts don’t have enough to worry about…..
Reports of sea trout around the 2lbs mark showing on various stretches and a few salmon in evidence.
We are pleased to report that the Fruin webcam is now operational and can be viewed via the ‘River Webcams’ link on our homepage. The Endrick webcam will be up and running very soon.
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