Loch Leven Fishing Report – week ending 16 September 2018

There’s not a great deal to report on this past week.  The high winds have curtailed the fishing and anglers have been keeping to sheltered drifts in the main.  There are some good fish still “patrolling” the weed beds, feeding on fry, but as usual, these fry feeders are quite difficult to tempt.  The open water drifts are still producing some fish but, as mentioned, the wind has been too strong for long periods to allow access out onto these drifts.

Water temperature is now at 13.5oC and there’s still a fair bit of algae present but the clarity has improved to 1.4 metres on the Secchi Disc.

Pike anglers have been getting some good results.  Craig Gordon was out in very windy conditions and managed 3 pike up to 7lbs fishing the sheltered water along the Factor’s Pier shore.  Tony McTaggart and his pal Alex were out on Saturday and had 17 pike up to 22lbs.  Conditions were much more suitable for Tony and Alex which probably explains their red letter session!

Due to the conditions, we’ve made the decision not to go ahead with this year’s Loch Leven Championship but look forward to hosting it in 2019.

Tony McTaggart’s catch on Saturday – approx 16lb Pike


and another catch weighing in at approx 22lbs