Despite the onset of some very autumnal weather, fish are still being caught on Loch Leven. On Sunday, when the wind strengthened to a point where it was almost too strong, Kinross Angling Club and their 4 boats had 10 fish for 27 lbs 6 ozs and a further 19 returned. Gartcosh AC went out on Saturday had 10 fish for 25 lbs 4 ozs whilst Leslie & Llanilar AC had 15 fish for 34 lbs 8 ozs. Mr Hastie from Blairgowrie had 7 brown trout for 14 lbs 13 ozs, including a fish weighing 4 lbs 10 ozs, and returned a further 3. Mr Carr had 2 for 5 lbs 12 ozs and returned six.
Open water drifts are still working well, but the shallow waters particularly along the weed beds the length of the South Shore are also proving productive, especially when the fry are about. East and Mid Buoys are the best of the open water drifts, whilst Reed Bower to Castle Island and Cavelstone Strip to Reed Bower drifts are both also worth a try.
There is no change in the best fly patterns but some of the popular lures are beginning to catch a fish or two, particularly the Dunkeld variants.
Water temperature the same as last week 16°C and the water clarity holding at just on 2 meters.