Trophy final on Sunday

THERE is silverware up for grabs in the Forfar and District Sunday Amateur League this weekend.

League champions Letham Hotel will be hoping to complete the double when they face Finavon Hotel in the Forfar Roof Truss Trophy final.


League - Carnoustie All Stars 2, FC Steg 1; FC Porty 3, AFC Plough 2; FC Steg 8, Craw’s Nest 1.

Fixture for Sunday:

Forfar Roof Truss Trophy Final - Letham Hotel v Finavon Hotel, Strathmore Park, kick-off 11 a.m.

Referee – G. Adams; assistants – P. Aiken and M. Reid.

Played to a finish.


Scottish juniors visit Rescobie

THINGS have been picking up a bit at Rescobie Loch of late with some really good baskets coming off. Despite the cold, the fish are not lying particularly deep and are responding to anything from size 16 buzzers to humungi!

While the Condor end was favourite for some time, anglers are reporting success all over the loch. This was certainly the case on Saturday past when the association hosted the Scottish junior team. As in previous years, the association members were given a lesson on how to catch fish by their junior opponents.

Some sizeable brown trout are being recorded. D. Blythe (Forfar) had one at 5lbs in his four for 27lbs and his 9lbs 8 oz rainbow was on the leaderboard for Gow’s ‘Fish of the Month’ for a short while. A. Wood (Forfar) had four brownies for 12lbs 8oz, J. Moncur (Invergowrie) had one at 6lbs 4oz in his basket of four for 14lbs, D. Milne (Arbroath) had one at 6lbs 8oz in his four for 15lbs and G. Smith (Arbroath) had two for 11lbs 12oz in his four for 27lbs 12oz.

Some recent bank successes were: C. Munro (Forfar) four for 15lbs on one session and four for 16lbs 8oz on another. His 9lb rainbow was on the leaderboard for a while. A. Thomson (Arbroath) had four for 22lbs, G. Gall (Arbroath) four for 8lbs 12oz, R. Beedie (Brechin) four for 13lbs 8oz, M. Heenan (Arbroath) three for 16lbs.

From the boats: G. McAllan (Arbroath) four for 25lbs, Mr Joe (Dundee) four for 14lbs, P. Moir (Dundee) four for 28lb 8oz, including one at 14lbs 8oz, R. McLaren (Perth) four for 11lbs, D. Robertson (Brechin) four for 11lbs 4oz, P. Fordyce (Forfar) three for 13lbs including one at 8lbs 4oz, and J. Malloch (Letham) four for 15lbs 2oz. On the leaderboard for Gow’s ‘Fish of the Month’ is L. Shepherd (Arbroath) with a 10lb rainbow.

May 24 sees the Scottish ladies’ team take on the might of England, Ireland and Wales at the Lake. Rescobie will be represented at the event by Kathleen Shepherd.