Get directions. Facebook. It is reputed to have weighed 39lb 8oz, although this weight was never authenticated. or. Ardbrecknish, Dalmally, UK. Create New Account. Hotel . Ferox Capital was named after the Ferox trout. … Ferox trout are long-lived, but rare and notoriously difficult to catch. Some of our large, deep lochs, such as Loch Awe… keirross Well-known member. See more of Loch Awe Boats on Facebook. View 0 reviews. Beautiful fish. The term was first coined in 1835 by the renowned Scottish angler and naturalist Sir William Jardine. In the UK, the oldest recorded ferox trout was 23 years of age – March 2017 Photograph : Brian Lawrence. Private boat storage and slipway launch. Set in spectacular Argyll scenery the loch attracts many visiting anglers throughout the year for both the wild brown trout, arctic charr and coarse fishing. Boat hire now closed. Email or Phone: Password : Forgot account? Some 24 miles long and quite narrow, Loch Awe forms a considerable catchment area for the many feeder burns flowing from the surrounding mountains. These ‘normal’ brown trout are relatively short lived and typically mature after 3–4 years with a maximum mass of c. 2 kg. Landmark & Historical Place. Aug 5, 2020 #9 Hardydemon 86 said: Fishing … Tony Estibeiro — Would definitely recommend to go and visit the place. Fishing Spot. This, combined with their protein-rich diet, produces much larger sizes than the average wild Brown Trout angler will ever encounter. Read angler David Greenwood’s experience with SonarChart™: ”As an angler who has fished Loch Awe for over 20 years in pursuit of Ferox Trout I have come to learn the many special features of the Loch where these predators tend to frequent regularly. Loch Awe is famous for its big pike, and is one of Scotlands premier pike waters, it also contains a prolific number of Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, it does hold salmon although March might be a little early for them, May, June usually sees the Salmon run in to the loch from Etive via the River Awe, the salmon also run the River Orchy that runs in to Loch Awe. Thanks to the Loch Awe Improvement Association you can now buy fishing permits online to fish Loch Awe in Argyll & Bute, Scotland for its justly famous ferox trout, abundant pike and quality brownies. Call +44 7703 112422 . glenelg100 Well-known member. The current UK rod caught record stands at 14.4 kg (31lb 12oz) – a fish from Loch Awe in Argyllshire. Tel. l.facebook.com. Loch Awe is famous for its wild brown trout - in fact, the British record for the largest rod-caught record has been broken at Loch Awe four times over the last decade. Just noticed the further message from the OP saying "shore fishing only" - but a boat opens up a whole lot more water - so perhaps worth consideing. 07703 112422 In all lakes, where ferox occur other brown trout are p resent in much greater numbers. However, it's the reliable volume of good 'pan-sized' trout that's the main attraction for anglers of all abilities. 5.0. Loch Awe has produced many other ferox specimens includ-ing previous record specimens of 13 8 kg (2000) and 11 kg (1996). Tour Agency. 5 of 5 stars. Sports Club. Accessibility Help. I had a wee one around 6lb. Prodohl (2006) have demonstrated that Ferox Trout in Lochs Melvin (Ireland), Awe and Laggan (Scotland) are reproductively isolated and genetically distinct from their sympatric conspecifics and together form a monophyletic grouping. Even the white v’s bottom of its mouth were covered in teeth. Ferox Trout Size and longevity The growth rings on the scales of ferox show that the switch to a fish diet results in a rapid increase in size. Luna's Lair. Aberfeldy Angling Club. Fishing on Loch Awe. Well done lads! Send Message. What's more Loch Awe is the venue where the last 3 records have been taken and undoubtedly houses some record breaking ferox. Oban and Lorn Angling Club. The current UK rod caught record stands at 14.4 kg (31lb 12oz) – a fish from Loch Awe in Argyllshire. Messages 1,531 Reaction score 102 Location Glasgow . See more of Loch Awe Boats on Facebook. The growth rings on the scales of ferox show that the switch to a fish diet results in a rapid increase in size. For those that don't have the specialist equipment, this is your opertunity to fish for the elusive ferox trout Sections of this page. Specialised ferox fishing. 07703 112422 Based on this evidence, Duguid, Ferguson & Prodohl (2006) argue that the scientific name S. ferox should be resurrected. Loch Awe is 25 miles long and up to 1 mile wide and has depths of more than 300ft in places. Ferox can grow to over a metre in length and live for many years. Boat hire now closed. Sorry for hi jacking your thread. For example, ferox trout in Loch Awe and Loch Laggan (Scotland) were found to be genetically more closely related to ferox trout in Lough Melvin (Ireland), than the invertebrate‐feeding trout ecotype from the same lake (Duguid et al., 2006). Last edited: Aug 5, 2020. The current UK rod-caught record stands at 31lb 12oz (14.4kg) on Loch Awe, while the oldest recorded ferox was 23 years of age. 277 were here. Balcomie Links Hotel. Unfortunately it was on a spinning rod when I was trolling for pike on a small hill loch. Tel. Ferox can grow to over a metre in length and live for many years. There are some big ferox in Loch Awe as well. I couldnâ t believe my eyes â or my luck! Loch Rannoch. It had a big kype and long sharp teeth. Loch Awe is 27 miles long, up to a mile wide and has depths of more than 300ft in places. Le loch Awe est un fantastique terrain de jeu pour la pêche des saumons et des brochets. Ferox trout are present in most, if not all, large Scottish lochs. Nice Ferox this week for Jamie Turner under careful guidance of 10 year old Lochlan.....6lb 8oz. Strathfillan Angling Association. Ferox fishing is a kind of beautiful torture. Le loch Awe est un fantastique terrain de jeu pour la pêche des saumons et des brochets. If they, like the Ferox Trout in Lochs Melvin, Awe and Laggan, are sufficiently isolated and genetically distinct to be considered a separate species (Duguid, Ferguson & Prodohl, 2006) then inbreeding is likely occurring. Mais l'enjeu de ce documentaire est aussi de faire prendre conscience du patrimoine biologique exceptionnel que constitue la faune du loch Awe, et de mettre en valeur l'action des conservateurs de cet environnement. These monsters have a reputation as cannibals, but they have a marked preference for Arctic charr. Private boat storage and slipway launch. Loch Awe Cabins. They are "only" brown trout, Salmo Trutta.But they have learned to access a richer form of food than their less predatory cousins, by taking up an almost wholly piscivorous diet. Set in spectacular scenery the loch attracts many visiting anglers throughout the year for both the wild trout and coarse fishing, and in recent years has become something of a mecca for anglers pursuing the loch's famous large predatory ferox trout and pike. Ferox are not exclusively taken on lochs and under the right conditions they can be taken in rivers. 07703 112422 Tel. 284 likes. Ferox trout are present in most if not all large Scottish lochs, including Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, which produced the current record fish. Loch Awe opens for fishing with online bookings - iBookfishing the flexible online system for selling fishing permits. Organization. Reactions: StrathblaneBear. It's like the moment in a horror film where the-tense-music-has-reached its-peak-and-you-know-the-bad-thing-is-going to-happpen-it's-just a-matter-of-when stretched out, over a week. Les truites ferox sont ici monstrueuses. The term ‘ferox’ refers to a trout that has turned exclusively predatory, eating small fish, even its own kind. Scotland is blessed with wild salmon and freshwater fisheries resources of world renown. Windermere in England, Llyn Tegid in Wales and Melvin in Northern Ireland also have a reputation. Log In. Noted venues also include Scottish lochs Lomond, Tay, and Ness, plus many less famous waters. Fishing Trip Scotland. Jump to. 271 were here. It is reputed to have weighed 39lb 8oz, although this weight was never authenticated. Sign Up. Ferox live a long time for Trout, particularly in the cold, acidic lochs of the Scottish Highlands (a 23 year old fish from Loch Killin being the oldest on record). 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