The Loch level has now dropped back and the barrage gates closed yesterday reducing the river flow to summer level. However we are almost into July which is not noted for being the driest month on the calendar……
Nevertheless some good sized summer salmon coming through and grilse starting to make an appearance.
17 June, Robert Baxter (10.5lbs) Top Pool, worm.
24 June, Grant McIntyre (8lbs) tail of Linnbrane Hole on the fly. – fish was carefully returned.
Other catches: 16 June, Stephen Gilfeather (15lbs) Hole in the Wall, flying-c. Andy McElwee (10lbs) Top Pool, worm – rtnd 17 June, Alec McElwee (13lbs) Top Pool, worm – rtnd. 19 June, Neil Baxter (14lbs) Top Pool, worm. 21 June, Derek McKenzie (20lbs) Top Pool, worm. 23 June, James Duffy (5lbs) McKinnons on the fly.
After a spell of good sport on the Loch the run has now dispersed to the usual lies around the banks and islands. The weather hasn’t helped much with strong winds making it almost impossible for anglers to get afloat.
17 June, Ritchie Millar reports from his latest ferox hunt..
‘Caught this Ferox fishing the Loch on the downrigger 27ft down on a Savage Gear lure. It weighed 8lb 3oz. I put fish into the tank so they’re hardly out the water and swim away strong when released’ ‘Also released a sea-trout around 3lb that day lost 2 good trout.’ ‘I’m intrigued too know the largest trout that’s came out Lomond. I heard 19lb.’ ……Anyone Know?
16 June, Donald McKellar catches an action shot of Bob Forshaw playing a good fish….
…….his first this season…14lbs.
24 June, a very windy Saturday on the Loch but it paid off for Scott Sinclair. Approx (10lbs) taken just north of the Rowardennan Youth Hostel and starting to colour. A quick trophy photo and returned safely.
Other catches: 14 June, Dick Dickson (12lbs) South of Manse Bay.
Good sized summer salmon now making there way into the Loch along with some grilse. Just a matter of getting out there on the hunt….
Marine Scotland Armadale Tracking Project.
Tags Wanted – Reward
Marine Scotland is tracking salmon from July 2017 and would like your help.
If you catch a salmon with a tag (as shown in the attached photograph) near the dorsal fin, then please remove it by cutting through the plastic cord to remove the acoustic tag (black cylinder). Please note that the colour of the cord may vary from yellow.
Please send the acoustic tag, also with a note of day and location of capture, to:
Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory,
Please enclose your name, postal and email (if applicable) address and we will send you £20 in reward.
If you have any other information about the fish (eg a photo, length, sex) then please include it when you send in the tag. However, please do not delay the safe return of the fish to the water to obtain any such information.
Armadale Tracking Team.
Email Reports at : firstname.lastname@example.org