After last week’s heavy rain the Loch level has now dropped back and the Leven is running clear and at a good height for fly and spinning. No further catch reports but the seals are in the river and that can only means one thing…… as Ross Linden reported…
‘Down for a few hours today and what a lovely day it was. The river is a great height for spinning, fished all the way from McKinnons down to the cow field with a toby and bang good fish on, can see it shaking its head like mad mid river its so clear, then the line goes slack…
Few minutes later the seal pops up in front of me before going under and coming up 20 yards up stream with big fat springer of about 15lb thrashing about in its mouth…’.
This is the right time for it and definitely fish running….so time to get out there.
River Leven Rep.
The LLAIA is looking for an enthusiastic Leven angler to represent the associate members by joining the committee as River Leven representative. This is an opportunity for someone who has a good knowledge, passionate about the River and can spend some time assisting the committee in shaping the future of angling on the Leven. If this sounds like you please contact the Association secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Still no reports of salmon off the Loch but anglers are still enjoying sport.
Ritchie Millar recently set out in pursuit of the Loch’s ferox trout…
‘First day out on my new boat Ferox fishing. Caught this just one just over 4lb. Good start to my season’
Like many of Scotland’s lochs Loch Lomond has a fair population of ferox trout and there are enthusiasts who concentrate on nothing else. Double figure specimens aren’t uncommon but knowing where to find them only comes with experience. LLAIA bye laws require that brown and ferox trout over 4lbs in weight are returned alive.
Arden Gravel Pits(South).
The LLAIA are pleased to announce that after negotiations with Cameron House the Association has now taken over the riparian rights to fish the Arden gravel pits (south) and fishing is available to full association members and coarse season/ day ticket holders.
Connected to the Loch, the pits have for a long time been noted for the quality of coarse fishing they provide, particularly big pike. Members and ticket holders must comply with the Midross Nature Reserve Regulations particularly in relation to litter and lighting fires. The area is patrolled regularly by rangers whose instructions they must comply with and LLAIA bailiffs who will require the production of permits.
Lapsed and potential new members of the Association are reminded that the £25 re/joining fee has been waived until 30 April. Membership details can be found on our homepage at LLAIA Membership.
Obituary – Jim McNiven.