Perch, Eels and Small fish
Perch, Eels and Small Fish at St Mary's Angling Club
There are large shoals of Perch in both lochs demonstrated by echo soundings and anglers returns. Catching them in numbers is dependent on hitting a shoal and any of the trout methods should bring results.
The most productive method, however, is feeding maggots once a shoal is located and this can lead to excellent bags of Perch.
Fishfinders are a useful addition to your armoury when trying to locate a shoal, and Perch of around the 1lb mark is commonplace when a shoal is located.
For more information on how to catch this most attractive fish click here. Please return ALL Perch UNHARMED.
It is now illegal to take any Eels that have been caught. All Eels must be returned unharmed!
Eels are most often caught ledgering using worm, maggot, small deadbaits or strips of oily fish. Whilst dusk is the best time to catch them they can be caught at any time of day or night as any Pike angler can tell you. There have been numerous captures of Eels in the 2-3lbs bracket the largest in the last few years being 4lbs 12oz.
Many anglers display a phobia about handling Eels and whilst they are more lively and slippery than other species using the correct handling techniques makes handling them much easier.
The life cycle of this fish is most interesting and when you see what the fish has to undergo just to get to our lochs you will make every effort to treat this often badly treated fish with the respect it deserves.
Eels over 2lbs in weight are not uncommon. Please return ALL EELS UNHARMED.
Please submit a return for any Perch and Small Fish caught using the following form:
ANGLERS MUST OBTAIN A PERMIT BEFORE COMMENCING TO FISH UNLESS A PRIOR ARRANGEMENT HAS BEEN MADE BY PHONING OUR LOCHKEEPER -
Mobile: 07412659569 (John) / 07414591455 (Karren)