The term ‘ferox’ refers to a trout that has turned exclusively predatory, eating small fish, even its own kind. Luna's Lair. Artist. Hotel . Log In. British record fish are regularly caught in Loch Awe, a beautiful Scottish loch, most famous for Kilchurn Castle, pictures of which we have featured on this website. Les truites ferox sont ici monstrueuses. However, it's the reliable volume of good 'pan-sized' trout that's the main attraction for anglers of all abilities. See more of Loch Awe Boats on Facebook. Private boat storage and slipway launch. keirross Well-known member. The growth rings on the scales of ferox show that the switch to a fish diet results in a rapid increase in size. The term was first coined in 1835 by the renowned Scottish angler and naturalist Sir William Jardine. l.facebook.com. It is reputed to have weighed 39lb 8oz, although this weight was never authenticated. Unfortunately it was on a spinning rod when I was trolling for pike on a small hill loch. The current UK rod caught record stands at 14.4 kg (31lb 12oz) – a fish from Loch Awe in Argyllshire. Rannoch and District Angling Club. 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. Loch Rannoch. 277 were here. 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. In years gone by, in less enlightened times I know anglers used to travel to the river Gaur on Rannoch Moor to intercept ferox on their spawning runs. 284 likes. Nice Ferox this week for Jamie Turner under careful guidance of 10 year old Lochlan.....6lb 8oz. Loch Awe Cabins. 07703 112422 See more of Loch Awe Boats on Facebook. 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. 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). Loch Awe opens for fishing with online bookings - iBookfishing the flexible online system for selling fishing permits. 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. 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. Send Message. Windermere in England, Llyn Tegid in Wales and Melvin in Northern Ireland also have a reputation. Sign Up. What's more Loch Awe is the venue where the last 3 records have been taken and undoubtedly houses some record breaking ferox. Ferox fishing is a kind of beautiful torture. 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). Noted venues also include Scottish lochs Lomond, Tay, and Ness, plus many less famous waters. There are some big ferox in Loch Awe as well. Loch Awe is 25 miles long and up to 1 mile wide and has depths of more than 300ft in places. The current UK rod caught record stands at 14.4 kg (31lb 12oz) – a fish from Loch Awe in Argyllshire. Fishing on Loch Awe. or. Loch Awe Angling Improvement Association was set up to manage the fishing on Loch Awe and Loch Avich. Boat hire now closed. Get directions. Fishing Trip Scotland. Salmo Ferox or Ferox, from the Latin for "fierce" is the name given in Victorian times to large brown trout that grow far in excess of the weight of their "ordinary" brethren.. View 0 reviews. Tel. Boat hire now closed. First Ferox for Jim Lafferty - 10lb, 4oz. 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. Alan Kettle-White of Argyll Fisheries Trust April 2017 - 16lb 2oz Ferox . 5 of 5 stars. Sorry for hi jacking your thread. Reactions: StrathblaneBear. Sports Club. I had a wee one around 6lb. 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. Oban and Lorn Angling Club. Tel. Even the white v’s bottom of its mouth were covered in teeth. 07703 112422 … In all lakes, where ferox occur other brown trout are p resent in much greater numbers. Ardbrecknish, Dalmally, UK. Email or Phone: Password : Forgot account? Strathfillan Angling Association. Organization. Call +44 7703 112422 . Ferox Capital was named after the Ferox trout. Tour Agency. 07703 112422 Les truites ferox sont ici monstrueuses. Loch Awe has produced many other ferox specimens includ-ing previous record specimens of 13 8 kg (2000) and 11 kg (1996). Landmark & Historical Place. Balcomie Links Hotel. In the UK, the oldest recorded ferox trout was 23 years of age – Ferox can grow to over a metre in length and live for many years. Log In. Based on this evidence, Duguid, Ferguson & Prodohl (2006) argue that the scientific name S. ferox should be resurrected. March 2017 Photograph : Brian Lawrence. Tony Estibeiro — Would definitely recommend to go and visit the place. These monsters have a reputation as cannibals, but they have a marked preference for Arctic charr. Fishing Store. Ferox are not exclusively taken on lochs and under the right conditions they can be taken in rivers. Ferox trout are long-lived, but rare and notoriously difficult to catch. Ferox trout are present in most, if not all, large Scottish lochs. Fishing Spot. Press alt + / to open this menu. It is reputed to have weighed 39lb 8oz, although this weight was never authenticated. 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. glenelg100 Well-known member. Aberfeldy Angling Club. Well done lads! Le loch Awe est un fantastique terrain de jeu pour la pêche des saumons et des brochets. Le loch Awe est un fantastique terrain de jeu pour la pêche des saumons et des brochets. Facebook. Some of our large, deep lochs, such as Loch Awe… Beautiful fish. Create New Account. These ‘normal’ brown trout are relatively short lived and typically mature after 3–4 years with a maximum mass of c. 2 kg. 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. I couldnâ t believe my eyes â or my luck! Boat hire now closed. 277 were here. 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. Ferox can grow to over a metre in length and live for many years. It had a big kype and long sharp teeth. Sections of this page. Boat Hire. This, combined with their protein-rich diet, produces much larger sizes than the average wild Brown Trout angler will ever encounter. 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. Scotland is blessed with wild salmon and freshwater fisheries resources of world renown. Specialised ferox fishing. Has anyone on here landed a ferox? 271 were here. Working closely with the Argyll Fisheries Trust they are responsible for the great improvements in the loch which has seen it produce 4 British Record wild brown trout in recent years. 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. Accessibility Help. Tel. 5.0. 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. Jump to. Aug 5, 2020 #9 Hardydemon 86 said: Fishing … Messages 1,531 Reaction score 102 Location Glasgow . The biggest ferox ever taken on rod and line was a fish caught in Loch Awe, Argyll, in 1866 by WC Muir. Private boat storage and slipway launch. Some 24 miles long and quite narrow, Loch Awe forms a considerable catchment area for the many feeder burns flowing from the surrounding mountains. Private boat storage and slipway launch. Loch Awe is 27 miles long, up to a mile wide and has depths of more than 300ft in places. Rivers such as the Tweed, Tay, Dee and Spey are synonymous with both salmon fishing and Scotland and Loch Leven is world famous for its unique brown trout population. 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. 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