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Ledcrieff & Lairds Fishing Report – w/e 23rd October 2016



Finally, a calm week on Ledcrieff was had by all the happy anglers!! Plenty of personal best’s were achieved this week, notably an estimated 7lb brown trout for Paul Haley up from near Dunfermline in Fife, Paul has been up several times in the last week, catching well in to double figures most days. Colin & Darren Shepherd also led the way this week with 50+ fish for the boat yesterday. Most of these rainbow & brown trout were in the 3 – 4lb range with a good few in the 8lb – 10lb range. Great to see so many happy anglers commenting on how special Ledcrieff is as a fishery.

Buzzers, Fabs, Hot Head Damsels on intermediate / slow sink lines have been doing very well with plenty fish chasing right up to the boat. For those prepared to experiment, dries are still taking  fish, you do however have to target rising fish in the main as there are not the number in the upper water columns as there were few weeks back. Great sport is also to be had with the fry bashing on the surface along the weed beds where you will see the fish cruising around.

We are now making preparations to open up the Lairds Loch road up to the gate with a new anglers car park being created. We are also in talks with SNH re the SSI status on the loch in order to start repair works sooner rather than later.

We are doing another big stocking this week Ledcrieff  with an interesting variety of larger trout, this will no doubt keep things fired up for the coming days and weekend. With the forecasted settled weather we expect to see the lochs busy this weekend.

Lairds Loch will be stocked again in the coming weeks also to keep it topped up. When the repair works get going in earnest, we will be stocking the loch with around 1000 mixed stock fish for the 2017 season with weekly supplementary stocks. Stock size will average 2lb and will include fish up to 10lb. We are also considering topping up the coarse fish stocks in the loch given the popularity. The long terms view is to make Lairds Loch one of Scotland’s main any method fisheries and aimed at newcomers to the sport, family fishing & experienced anglers alike. We will be offering boat hire also for any method fishing which will no doubt be very popular.


Lairds Loch improvement works will be commencing soon

Going forward every stocking will continue to consist of large rainbows, browns & blues averaging 4lb+ we will also continue to supplement the large head of 6lb – 10lb fish to keep things more than interesting.

For those wanting to try their hand at fly fishing, we offer coaching (booking required) and we also do group bookings where we will throw in the BBQ and a photographer. Fire me an email at info@ledcrieff.co.uk for full details.

Remember, we are open ’til dark 7 days a week.

See you on the water,

Tight Lines!!


Ledcrieff & Lairds Fisheries are situated in the heart of Perthshire near the cities of Perth & Dundee and also nearby the Rivers Tay & Tummel. These crystal clear Lochs are full of hard fighting, fully finned Rainbow, Blue & Brown Trout up to 20lbs.

Our Fishery comprises of two crystal clear lochs which are abounding with aquatic fly life, and as such top of the water sport can be enjoyed for most of the year.

Ledcrieff Loch is preserved as a fly-fishing only loch. Having been rescued from a history of neglect many many years ago, the owners have restored it to the exemplary condition it is in today.

Lairds loch is suitable for any legal method of fishing.  The lochs are located in the heart of rural Perthshire, Scotland, in an area of rare natural beauty.

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