Loch Leven Fishing Report – week ending 8th May

This past week on Loch Leven has seen some nice baskets of fish being recorded with quite a number of good fish in the 3 lbs to 5 lbs range.  The biggest brown trout caught by John Reid fishing with Kinross AC on Sunday and weighed in at 5 lbs 7 ozs.  In total, Kinross AC had 6 boats out and recorded 8 fish weighing 23 lbs 3 ozs and returned a further 20 fish.  

ABC & D Club were out on Saturday and recorded 12 fish for 24 lbs 6 ozs and returned a further fish estimated at 4 lbs.  Greig Thomson had 4 brownies, all of which were returned (the largest at over 4 lbs is pictured below) and lost another 2 – all his fish were caught on Buzzers just down from Brock’s Hole.  Greg Ainsworth had 3 for 6 lbs 7 ozs plus 2 returned and Mr Bruce had 2 fish for 4 lbs 12 ozs plus 4 returned.

4+ lbs brownie caught by Greig Thomson off Brock’s Hole

As usual, weather conditions dictated the fortunes of the anglers out on the loch.  Sunday saw winds blowing from most points of the compass and very heavy rain but fish were caught on pulling and buzzer methods.

Fish have been contacted in most areas of the loch – Hole ‘O’ the Inch, West Point of St Serfs, Brock’s Hole, Carden Point to St Serfs (southerly wind) and the area just off the pier has started to produce some fish when the wind is suitable.

The same fly patterns as last week still seem to be working well  i.e. Snatchers, Black Pennell, Viva, various Sparklers etc.  One angler had a reasonable morning fishing buzzers but found he had to fish size 10 or even size 10 long shank.  Could this perhaps be a sign that bigger, natural buzzers are about to hatch? 

Water clarity is recording an encouraging 2.4 meters whilst the water temperature has edged up to 14.5°C meaning that weed growth is beginning to show at a fair pace now. 

Evening fishing on the loch has now started.  Some fish have been seen and caught by the few boats out so far but the weather has so far not been ideal.  Hopefully this week will see more favourable conditions

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