Angling Report December 2008
This month shows an increase in numbers of Pike caught and a decrease in the number of anglers fishing. Six Pike of between 5 and 10lbs were caught, four Pike between 10 and 14lbs were caught the heaviest belonging to Les H weighing in at 13lbs 5oz. Eighteen anglers in total were recorded Pike fishing for the month.
It was good to see the Lowes giving up three Pike of 8lbs, 8lbs 8oz and 9lbs 9oz, interestingly these were caught in temperatures of minus three centigrade.
For the year 2008 the heaviest fish weighs in at 24lbs 13oz ,the best bag of Pike fell to Wullie “the ghillie” from region 52 of the PAC who managed eight fish (includes one at 22lbs, four between 13 and 20lbs and three between eight and thirteen pounds) whilst trolling on a fine May day.
It has been a very poor season overall with catch numbers of all species significantly down, angler numbers also down no doubt due to the appalling weather we have been experienced for most of the year.
The first of the season’s Oystercatchers was spotted today 03/01/09 with the familiar very loud call being the first indicator of its presence. A striking bird which will populate the area in the near future, nesting on the banks of the loch and adjacent fields. It heralds the start of a new year and a step closer to that season called summer!