News from SAA. Stornoway Angling Association.
Loch Langabhat report
Overall it was a very poor season for anglers fishing from the SAA boat on the "Big Loch".
Total for the season was 14 salmon and 240 trout.
Night and day compared to last year. The poor run of fish and extremely high water temperatures made fishing extremely difficult.
The first two grilse were landed on the 26th July by local angler Ivor Macdonald and visiting angler Pat Mcvey with fish of 3 & 6lbs both caught on tobys.
Keen junior angler Ben Macleod carried on the tradition of out fishing his dad by landing a 3.5lb grilse on the 6th August.
Donald Matheson had a good days fishing landing 3 grilse to 6lb.
A notable catch worth mentioning was a well shaped, very plump 5lb brown trout caught by Robbie Bell. The fish took a copper toby on the Harris shore.
Unfortunately the bad weather during the last few weeks of the season curtailed the trips.
Although it was a poor season, we all live in hope that next year will be better so we can get back up there again.
Gress Angling Association (GAA), with assistance from the Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust, held their annual junior angling event on Saturday, Sept 9th.
55 junior anglers from Tong and Back Primary Schools, along with 40 supporting adults had a thoroughly enjoyable day with 7 sea trout, 10 finnock, lots of brown trout and a variety of other species (flounders, eels, & crabs) landed throughout the day. GAA also provided a barbecue, soup, crisps and juice, all of which went down well with everyone. The shield for the heaviest fish (4lb sea trout) caught on the day was won by 10 year old Joshua Macleod from Back School.
Some nice sea trout have been recorded from the waters of South Uist over the past month, the largest of which was an 8lb-4oz beauty from Loch Druidibeag by Scott Clydesdale who was fishing a size 12 Gorgeous George during Aug 28th.
John Grey, Fishing Loch Roag landed a 7lb sea trout, Kenny Irvine landed one of 7lb-4oz on a Teal, Blue & Silver from Loch Roag and there were also fish of 3lb, 3lb-8oz, 3lb-12oz and 4lb+ also recorded, all of which were commendably released.
With thanks to the OHFT for this report.
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