Loch Lomond is Scotland's best known and most loved Loch and is renowned throughout the world. It has inspired songs, works of art, and there are many legendary tales of record salmon caught, the largest of which was a 44lb fish caught in 1930 by Mr Edward Cochrane. The Loch is steeped in history, and anglers who get to know its waters intimately eventually hold a deep affection for the place.
After spending almost 40 years fishing the Loch Lomond system, a Clydebank-born man has decided to share his love affair with the Loch that provided "many wonderful angling experiences and memorable days in beautiful surroundings." "Angling on Loch Lomond and its Rivers" by Richard Dickson chronicles the stories of its most famous anglers, and through his intimate knowledge of the place, its seasonal cycles, ecology and beauty, peels back the layers to reveal the magic and majesty of Scotland's jewel in the crown.
Richard has fished throughout Scotland, but for the past 40 years has spent most of his fishing time on Loch Lomond and its rivers. Since retiring, he has been the angling columnist for the Lennox Herald, West Dunbartonshire’s best selling local newspaper. His ‘Angling Angle’ column has been published weekly during each fishing season for seven years, with an impressive list of articles in excess of 200 written about fishing in the Lomond system. Dick also contributes monthly to the national ‘Trout and Salmon Magazine’, with reports about the fishing on Lomond and its rivers.