Ledcrieff & Lairds Fisheries | Ledcrieff Loch Fishing Report – w/e 9th October 2016
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Ledcrieff Loch Fishing Report – w/e 9th October 2016


To say the fish have been active on Ledcrieff would be an understatement!!

In the last week, I have personally witnessed some of the most prolific evening rises seen all year on the Lochs. To combine this with the fry bashing action provided quite a sight to behold.

Fish have been getting caught in numbers on a range of methods. During the day, dry flies such as hoppers and cdc’s are still taking fish. Fry imitations on an intermediate and floater have also been doing well and creating some great visual sport given the numerous follows and subsequent bow waves being created. The hot head damsel has still being doing the business too.

We put another stocking in last Wednesday made up of 2/3 brown trout from 2.5lb upwards and 1/3 rainbows & blues from 3lb upwards. Many people have asked why we stocked so many more browns on the day of the closed season, well, quite simply, these are next years stock, come April/May, these fish will be absolutely pristine and will provide a welcome variation in catches. Going forward every stocking will continue to consist of some large browns combined with rainbows & blues averaging 3.5lb – 4lb as well as fish from 6lb upwards.

The biggest fish of the week to our knowledge was caught by Robert Kippen. The fish was estimated at 10lbs and was caught along with a brown trout at 3lb amongst many others. There have been fish in the 5 – 8lb range caugh everyday along with plenty in th 3-4lb range. The fishing has really been outstanding.

There are fish to be caught all over the loch, with the weed beds holding vast numbers of fish. 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.

Short Evening Tickets are still available for September starting at £11. These are proving to be massively popular given the prolific hatches on the water. Why not come up and give it a bash before the clocks change.

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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