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Anthony Lomas

Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:05:22 AM »
Hi,

Can anybody help please? I'm trying to find out if Lochindorb is free to fish or not. I can't find any info about it anywhere.

Cheers

James Laraway

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 14:13:05 PM »
as far as i know it is - it is fly fishing only thought....

Jim Eddie

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 16:45:25 PM »
Yes it is free to fish, unless it's changed from the last time I fished it. Not sure about fly only though as some idiot introduced Pike. So you get folk with 4 rods set up fishing dead baits.

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Jim
« Last Edit: March 27, 2019, 17:59:44 PM by Jim Eddie »
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Anthony Lomas

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 17:33:58 PM »
Thanks chaps. Now the question is can I take my pick of spinning and fly?

Andy Finlay

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 13:24:00 PM »
There are signs up for fly only. I wouldnít bother fishing it anymore unless you want to fly fish for pike.
Itís a shame as used to be a really fun place but Iíve fished it quite a few times over the last couple of years and itís been decimated. Some blame the number of people fishing and others Pike, Iím of the belief itís the 2nd one thatís the issue but not something Iím going to get in an arguement about.

James Laraway

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 13:30:17 PM »
Hi Andy

I would have thought that the introduction of pike would have decreased the trout numbers yes, but that the trout would now be of a bigger average size ?
 I take it that does not seem to be the case ?

For the pike to thrive there needs to be a huge number of prey fish in comparison to the pike otherwise they run out of things to eat.

Sounds like i need to head up there with the float tube and the #10 Ö

regards
James

Anthony Lomas

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 13:58:10 PM »
Thanks for the info chaps.

Now I'm completely undecided....should I give it a go or not? I was hoping to head up with my young nephew; me fly  fishing, him spinning...

Anthony Lomas

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 13:59:55 PM »
Can anybody recommend any other free-to-fish lochs in the area please?

Anthony Lomas

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 23:48:11 PM »
I can definitely confirm that there are shed-loads  of pike in Lochindorb. I went there in search of trout and only landed pike in three hrs.

I drove along the southern and eastern sides of the loch, all the way to the northern end but didnít see one single sign at all about fishing, let alone saying that itís fly only.

James Laraway

Re: Lochindorb: free to fish or not?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 07:09:31 AM »
Looks like I know where Iím heading with the #10 fly rod on Saturday then! Did you catch many pike and of any size ?
In terms of trout the water  will still be very cold...

 




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