This is the homepage of the Bridge of Allan 76 Angling Club. The club is a co-operative of like minded game fisherman who collectively manage a small number of private fishing lochs. We look after the environment around our lochs and help cultivate the correct conditions to support good fishing. This often involves members taking an active part in work parties to help maintain the natural balance of the lochs. The club also has a very active match section with regular competition outings throughout the year. While the club is a private club we often organize visits to our lochs for groups of disabled anglers.

January 2019 - Ice Alert

Anyone visiting the lochs should be careful regarding the icy conditions at the moment. The picture below shows the bottom loch completely frozen over. Surprisingly the top loch was free of ice on the same day however all visitors to the estate should be mindful that access and fishing will be impacted by the local weather conditions.

Bottom loch covered by ice copyright W Anderson

November 2018 Work Party (Click here to see all the pictures)

The club met on the 18th of November at the lochs to conduct our normal maintenance activities. These included the removal of all the boats from the lochs. This task is essential in order to stop the hulls cracking due to ice and also to stop the boats from filling with rain water during the winter.

We also ensured that the huts, paths and walkways were in good order.

Boat removed from loch and drained copyright W Hardie

Top Loch Looking Good (2018)

As members will know we have performed a large weed cutting exercise on the top loch.

We are pleased to report that around a month after the cutting the loch is already looking really good. Thanks to Willie for passing on the most recent photographs of the loch:

Cutting machine in action copyright W Anderson

Top Loch Weed Cutting 2018

As members will know the top loch has become harder and harder to fish due to the amount of weed. Therefore the club took the decision to cut the weed using a specialised cutting machine. Cutting operations lasted several days and this has made a big difference returning the loch back into a fishable state.

Cutting machine in action:
Cutting machine in action copyright W Anderson

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