Fishing Conditions Record
After a very wet December, ending with 100 mm of rain over the
New Years weekend, all dams are full and overflowing.
The weirs are flowing strongly and water is discoloured.
The bass are on the bite, whether traditional bass fishing at
Loch heron or on Fly in the weirs.
Trout have gone deep to the cooler waters so fish low and slow.
Fishing was very good mid January to mid February,
however the heat has risen and the fish are out in the deeper waters to stay cooler, making fishing more challenging.
Stocked - March 2022
After the heat of late Feb we are now experiencing late summer / early autumn
rains, the water levels have risen and the water is flowing quickly.
Waters are also discoloured.
Excellent fishing over the weekend of 5 March with lots of smaller fish being caught, the bigger fish are hiding deeper in the cooler waters.
Waters stocked with Rainbow Trout on 21 March 2022
From Mark Thomas, 7 May ~ "The trout are very hungry! Caught and released
about 10 so far. The biggest was at Coots Close.
Not taking dry fly this time. Floating line with wet flies
- anything big and nymph like, no need for little PTNs and the like".
August 2019 -
Over 50 kg of Rainbow Trout stocked.
The Bass are spawning, making for easy Bass Fishing.
Seasonal dams are low and haven't been stocked
Waters are stocked, bass are biting, trout are also biting but are tougher to catch.
Water levels in dams are low and warm due to late rainfall and high temps.
Waters are stocked but trout seem to be off the bite due to the heat and the on and off rain.
Bass are biting beautifully and give a fantastic fight.
Some HUGE Tilapia / Breem have been caught at the upper / seasonal dams near Fish Eagle cottage.
We stocked 3 of our weirs with Rainbow Trout on 21 July 2020!
An additional 70kg of trout stocked!
We now offer 6 stocked fishing waters and are hoping for good rain this summer so that we can stock our other dams.
March / April 2021
Waters have been stocked again and the fish are biting, excellent trout and bass fishing at the moment in all waters.
Stocked - October 2021
Waters that are currently fisheable have been stocked with over 100 kg's of Rainbow Trout,
with focus being on Glenshanna dam (in front of Fish Eagle Cottage), Buchanan dam
(in front of The Farmhouse), and the 3 major weirs.
Water levels have suddenly dropped due to spring heat and lack of rainfall.
Grasses have appeared in some waters due to these conditions, the waters are being treated accordingly, however it is a slow process.
Bring on the rain!
Loch Heron (the big dam) is well stocked but undergoing treatment for grass growth.
You are welcome to Fly fish there if you are up to the challenge, however its better fishing for the non fly fisherman at the moment.