Loch Leven Fishing Report – week ending 13 May 2018

Superb trout caught by Paul Donegan on Sunday 13th May estimated weight of 6.5/7lbs

The fishing here at Loch Leven has been patchy this past week.  That said, some nice trout have been recorded.  Paul Donegan, who was fishing with us on Sunday in some pretty tough conditions, had a superb trout estimated at 6.5 – 7lbs.  Paul caught his fish pulling flies sub-surface near to one of the open water drop offs.

Russell Williamson’s catches. Like buses, nothing comes along then two at once!
Tom Burnett’s estimated 6.5/7lb trout caught on Sunday

Tom Burnett and Russell Williamson also had three trout on Sunday and Russell actually hooked and landed two fish at the same time!

Dunfermline Railway Angling Club had eight fish for their three boats on Saturday, mainly on buzzers, but two of their members had three trout on pulling methods.

Kinross Angling Club were out on Sunday and caught nine fish for their four boats, mainly on buzzers but, again, as mentioned earlier, results were quite patchy.

Great news for our pike anglers.  Pike fishing has been very good this past week, with a lot of pike reported, and some weighing up to 21lbs.  All recognised methods for catching pike are working well, including fly.  Factor’s Pier, Kirkgate Bank, Reed Bower and Levenmouth are all holding good numbers of pike.

The best areas for trout are much the same as last week – Hole ‘O’ the Inch, South Shore of St Serf’s and East Buoy are all worth a shot.

Buzzers are still working well on various low density – even full floating lines. Pulling methods are also getting some results especially when there is a bit of a blow.

Water clarity has improved this week and is now showing 2.2 meters on the Secchi disc.  The temperature has increased considerably at 15oc, all thanks to a couple of pretty warm days!

Large numbers of fry have been seen in some areas this past week.  Perhaps we will start to see some early “fry bashing” trout!