Low Water on Loch Goin. Scottish water has closed one of the outlet valves, which means the water will not drop any further than it already has. With the recent heavy rain, the levels have now come up over a foot and a a half. So it is starting to look much better. They are doing cement work on the outflow channel. They cannot risk water getting to the outflow while that work continues.
Work parties. We are trying to take advantage of this low water with some project work.
Project 1 Loch Goin Club hut restoration. Phase 1 complete. Rotten timbers removed. Phase 2 The old timbers of the boat storage area have now been replaced. The flooring has also been replaced. Any one using this area should remove their muddy boots and put on a pair of slippers so is stays nice and clean and fresh lol. Many thanks to the hard working committee members who gave up their Saturdays fishing to complete this work. link
Project 2 The overgrown paths around the Picketlaw have been trimmed back in parts. It is our hope that in the near future we can start some tree pruning to help access to the fishing from the bank. We will keep you posted.
Please take the time to know the rules before you go fishing. Rules
"DAY TICKETS now for sale" Tickets are available from The village Gift Shop, Eaglsahem and Tackle and Guns, Shawlands Due to the low water conditions on Loch Goin and the limited safe fishing spots, day tickets for the Goin is not recommended. Outlet details
All waters are low but fishing well. Good fishing on the Corsehouse. Link
Congratulations to all new members who managed to join our club, this year. But I am sorry to announce, applications from new members are now closed for the 2017 Season due to full membership. However don't despair you can still apply to be added to the waiting list for 2018 via the Contact us page.It is well worth the wait. Or you can get fishing on the Picketlaw and Loch Goin by buying a day ticket. From the 1st May to 30th September. Follow the link for details.
Fish are now safely in at all three lochs, and looking very nice - again larger than the 11-13 ordered as faster growth in mild weather. All three lochs getting fished, plenty of blanks and most catches 2 or 3, so looks like first two batches have spread out well
We are looking for new committee members. So if you fancy playing a more active role in the club Let us know. Its not that hard. Contact us
The new online catch return form is now available in the fishing reports section. If you couldn't get in to the club hut or didn't have time there is no excuses. Day ticket holders should also use this to record their catches. Let me know how you get on with it. Any improvements.
Annual Get together The annual start of the season meeting at Loch Goin on Sunday 19th March was well attended with 13 cars cramming the car park. The very bad weather we were expecting did not materialise. It was windy but not too cold. Even with a stocking of 250 fish the day before, I didn't see or hear of any fish caught. One fish was raised. For those that like statistics there were 26 rolls and sausage consumed washed down with 2 gallons of teas and coffees. So all was not lost. It was great to see so many new enthusiastic members as well as many existing ones. We did manage to put out one boat out on the Goin but due to the heavy rain forecast for the next week it was decided to delay putting the rest of the boats out. This will be done over the next few weeks. It will also allow for some much needed boat maintenance.
Please make sure you have your permit with you before you go to the water and display your parking permit in a prominent place on the windscreen or dashboard.
It's not just about fishing The gentle song of the skylark so high in the sky you can't see them. The sounds of the Curlew, the oyster catches, the grouse and the geese, these are truly magical places. And fishing huts, open to members only, to stop have a natter about your fishy exploits, make friends and enjoy the fishing together.