Edinburgh Trout Anglers Club Season 2012 Results

(Outing 1)

Crosswood Reservoir—

Sunday — 29/04/2012 (6 Boats) 09:00-17:00

(Note: 2 anglers per boat)

The results of outing 1 were as follows (the outing at Crosswood Reservoir was cancelled because of bad weather).

(Outing 2)

Lake of Menteith —

Thursday — 10/05/2012 (6 Boats) 09:30 -17:30

(Note: 2 anglers per boat)

Conditions – Cold and very wet. 9 rods,

35 fish caught, with a combined weight of 83lb 14oz.

Five Members had their bag limits.

Heaviest basket – 5 fish weighing 14lb 2oz.

(Outing 3)

Linlithgow Loch—

Thursday — 22/05/2012 (6 Boats) 4:30 till Dusk

(Note: 2 anglers per boat)

(Outing 3)

Conditions – Bright all evening

12 rods

21 fish caught, with a combined weight of 69lb 2oz.

(Outing 4)

Butterstone Loch – Sunday 10th June (Day outing)

Butterstone Loch- (Note: 2 anglers per boat)

Conditions – Good, but with a cold wind

10 rods

13 fish caught, with a combined weight of 35lb 6oz.

(Outing 5)

Loch Leven – Thursday 28th June (evening outing)

Conditions – Generally good

4 fish caught, with a combined weight of 7lb 7oz.

Please note that outing 6 will now take place at Linlithgow Loch, instead of Crosswood Reservoir.

(Outing 6)

Linlithgow Loch (Evening outing)

Conditions – good

10 rods

17 fish caught, with a combined weight of 50lb 10oz

Heaviest basket, six trout weighing 17lb 8oz ((K.J. Wood)

Heaviest trout. A Rainbow trout weighing 5lb 10oz (J.A.G. Gargaro)

J.B. Bell (Fishing Convenor) caught a pike, a bike and a pole

( Outing 7 )

The Lake of Menteith – 2nd August (Day outing)

Conditions – good, a bit bright in the afternoon

11 rods

24 fish caught, with a combined weight of 62lb 2oz

Heaviest basket. 5 trout weighing 13lb 8oz (W.A. Achibald)

(Outing 8 )

The Lake of Menteith – 16th August (Day outing)

Conditions – Generally good, a bit wet at times and a bit sunny at times.

11 rods

38 fish caught, with a combined weight of 130lb 2oz

Heaviest basket, 5 trout weighing 17lb 13oz (K.J. Wood)

(Outing 9)

Loch Leven – 1st September (Day outing)

Conditions – Poor, strong wind most of the day

9 rods

6 fish caught, with a combined weight of 8lb 12oz.

Loch Leven Anglers

(Outing 10)

The Lake of Menteith – 20th September (Day outing)

Conditions- Very wet all day

12 rods

38 fish caught, with a combined weight of 109lb 2oz

Best basket, 5 fish weighing 14lb 8oz.

(Many fish returned)

Lunar Phases When Fishing

CURRENT MOON

Fishing By Moon Phase: Increase Your Catch!

Every fisherman dreams of a bigger catch! Is it possible to know beforehand when you should plan a trip to enjoy some fishing, catch more than usual, and come home feeling 100% satisfied? Based on my own personal research around the best fishing times, I think it is.

When I first started fishing, the best fishing time for me was whatever time happened to suit me. I tried different lures, baits and techniques until I’d spent a small fortune in my quest to improve my fishing catch. When I finally heard about the “Solunar Theory”–or fishing by moon phase–like most anglers, I was skeptical.

What I’d read sounded too complicated. All sorts of factors needed to be checked and the determined angler needed to be at the water’s edge at exactly the right time, TO THE MINUTE, in order to improve on his average catch. Was I really willing to take my hobby that seriously? Let’s just say that curiosity got the better of me.

To help me determine whether there was any truth in the moon’s effect on the best fishing times, I kept a record of every trip I made over a period of 18 months. All information related to the moon’s phases, the weather conditions and the catches I made were carefully logged. What I discovered convinced me that moon phase fishing works. BUT, I also found that it isn’t anywhere near as complicated as many would have us believe.

How Does Fishing By Moon Phase Work?

Every fisherman knows that the best fishing times are when the fish are feeding. This tends to be during dawn and dusk, but what often goes unnoticed are the two periods elsewhere in the day–moonrise and moonset. Because the moon has an effect on a variety of factors surrounding the fish–including the live fodder they hunt–these periods, combined with the moon’s phase, are what trigger feeding.

By understanding this, and choosing times when sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset coincide with new or full moon phases, you’ll increase you chance of a good fishing catch. Assuming there are fish in the area, of course.

Choosing The Best Fishing Times

There really is nothing complicated about this at all; it’s just a matter of knowing ahead of time exactly when the sun and moon will rise and set. Fish are most active during 90-minute windows surrounding each of these four daily events; that’s 45 minutes before and after these four daily points.

Fishing during these four periods will help increase your fishing catch, but if you plan wisely so as to ensure you’re at the water’s edge on the days of new or full moon, you can use these ‘windows’ to reel in a catch like you’ve never done before. If you have to choose between sunrise/set and moonrise/set, always go with the moon as the moon is the stronger influence.

Hunters have always known that fish and game are most active at dawn and dusk–sunrise and sunset–but their activity surrounding moonrise and moonset is less noticeable because these events are likely to occur without e�ffecting any change in the perceived light. The rise and set of a new moon is invisible anyway, and overcast weather often hides the moon. Without prior knowledge of setting and rising times, two of the best fishing times will be missed every day!

Other Considerations

When planning your fishing by moon phase, there are certain other factors that should also be considered.

Weather – Severe weather changes have an impact on the way fish feed. When a storm’s brewing, or just after one has passed, is a good time. If this happens while you’re in place, you’ll be in for a treat! However, if there’s a cold front approaching, the fish are likely to move deeper into the water and become inactive.

Season – Most fish are more likely to bite willingly during seasonal transitions with the transition from winter to spring and summer to fall being the two best fishing times.

Now that you know that moon phase fishing really works, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t utilize this knowledge to increase your own fishing catch by being at the ready with your rod during the best fishing times available. It’s easy and it works!

Good luck!

Edinburgh Trout Anglers Club Season 2012 Results

(Outing 1)

Crosswood Reservoir—

Sunday — 29/04/2012 (6 Boats) 09:00-17:00

(Note: 2 anglers per boat)

The results of outing 1 were as follows (the outing at Crosswood Reservoir was cancelled because of bad weather).

 

 

(Outing 2)

Lake of Menteith —

Thursday — 10/05/2012 (6 Boats) 09:30 -17:30

(Note: 2 anglers per boat)

Conditions – Cold and very wet. 9 rods,

35 fish caught, with a combined weight of 83lb 14oz.

Five Members had their bag limits.

Heaviest basket – 5 fish weighing 14lb 2oz.

 

 

(Outing 3)

Linlithgow Loch—

Thursday — 22/05/2012 (6 Boats) 4:30 till Dusk

(Note: 2 anglers per boat)

 

 

(Outing 3)

Conditions – Bright all evening

12 rods

21 fish caught, with a combined weight of 69lb 2oz.

 

 

 

(Outing 4)

 

Butterstone Loch – Sunday 10th June (Day outing)

Butterstone Loch- (Note: 2 anglers per boat)

 

Conditions – Good, but with a cold wind

10 rods

13 fish caught, with a combined weight of 35lb 6oz.

 

 

(Outing 5)

Loch Leven – Thursday 28th June (evening outing)

Conditions – Generally good

4 fish caught, with a combined weight of 7lb 7oz.

Please note that outing 6 will now take place at Linlithgow Loch, instead of Crosswood Reservoir.

 

 

 

 

(Outing 6)

Linlithgow Loch (Evening outing)

Conditions – good

10 rods

17 fish caught, with a combined weight of 50lb 10oz

Heaviest basket, six trout weighing 17lb 8oz ((K.J. Wood)

Heaviest trout. A Rainbow trout weighing 5lb 10oz (J.A.G. Gargaro)

 

J.B. Bell (Fishing Convenor) caught a pike, a bike and a pole

 

 

 

( Outing 7 )

The Lake of Menteith – 2nd August (Day outing)

Conditions – good, a bit bright in the afternoon

11 rods

24 fish caught, with a combined weight of 62lb 2oz

Heaviest basket. 5 trout weighing 13lb 8oz (W.A. Achibald)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Outing 8 )

The Lake of Menteith – 16th August (Day outing)

Conditions – Generally good, a bit wet at times and a bit sunny at times.

11 rods

38 fish caught, with a combined weight of 130lb 2oz

Heaviest basket, 5 trout weighing 17lb 13oz (K.J. Wood)

 

 

(Outing 9)

Loch Leven – 1st September (Day outing)

Conditions – Poor, strong wind most of the day

9 rods

6 fish caught, with a combined weight of 8lb 12oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loch Leven Anglers

(Outing 10)

The Lake of Menteith – 20th September (Day outing)

Conditions- Very wet all day

12 rods

38 fish caught, with a combined weight of 109lb 2oz

Best basket, 5 fish weighing 14lb 8oz.

(Many fish returned)