Water clarity is a clear benefit for anglers

Linlithgow Loch: There is still no weed problem and water clarity is still very good.

Best flies are still crunchers, cormorants, Diawl Bachs and various colours of buzzers. Favourite line is now the floater.

On Friday Falkirk Fly Dressers had a good session with 34 fish for 102lbs.

Local man Lindsay Neary and his partner had nine fish for 25lbs; loch regular George Black had his six fish limit for 19lbs and Mr Murdoch also had his limit with six fish for 16lbs.

On Saturday Hedgehogs AC had a good day with 26 fish for 78lbs – this with three boats. IBM AC with six boats had 39 fish for 139lbs.

On Sunday SSC Rosyth found the fishing tricky and finished with 25 fish for 69lbs; Dalzeil AC with three boats, managed eight fish for 23lbs but Mick Moran reported a lot of breakages and fish lost at the net – some anglers are still fishing far too light for Linlithgow trout.

A good sprinkling of grown-on fish in the 4-6lb range are being taken.

For further information and bookings – please contact the Lodge – 01506 671753.

Beecraigs: Warmer temperatures and brighter weather over the last few weeks has resulted in some excellent fishing on Beecraigs Loch with increased rod numbers over the last two
months.

The loch has been stocked with quality, hard-fighting fish with many anglers enjoying fine sport at various depths as temperatures rise during the day with good results.

The road shore has been very productive at the edge of the weed bank with black and green lures, cat’s whiskers, booby and yellow dancers. The lighter days are producing good buzzer hatches on the north shore with the best results on Kate McLaren, Diawl Bach and Bibios.

Clubs have had fine sport with Kingfisher Angling Club of Perth returning 24 fish for 58lb 4oz and Vesuvius Angling Club 47 fish for 102lb!

Fish of the month was caught by Mr W Lauderdale with a rainbow trout of 6lb 3oz on a cat’s booby and best basket for May was Mr G Murphy with four for 12lb 12oz. Both will receive a free day’s fishing for their efforts.

Spaces are still available for June but early booking is advised.

Inquiries and bookings can be made at the visitor centre on 01506 844516, by email at mail@beecraigs.com or by visiting the website at www.beecraigs.com

Bowden Springs: The fishing is going well as the weather warms up a bit.

There have been good rises on the fly loch later in the day and many anglers had some excellent sport.

On the fly loch favoured patterns were a selection of damsels, green and black fritz, sedge hog with green body, bibio, hopper, yellow dancers, mini cats, to name but a few and floating lines are doing well on calmer days.

Mr Mills of Falkirk had three good rainbow trout for 8lb 8oz taken on a damsel. Mr Bryce of Polmont had a good day with two fish for 6lb and three more on catch and release using a sedge hog with a green body.

Mr Tully of Falkirk had a lovely 4lb rainbow taken on a buzzer.

Catch and release anglers also reported having some great sport.

On the bait loch anglers also had good sport with Powerbait, maggot and worm being equally popular.

Mr Mackie of Stirling had three nice fish for 6lb taken on Powerbait.

Mr Millar of Falkirk was delighted with his four fish for 8lb also taken on Powerbait.

Many others left with good bags having had some great sport.

Prospects remain good as weather continues to improve. Phone Matt for updates on 07824 332368.