Good catches at local fishing ponds

Carlogie Dam

DURING a visit to Carlogie Dam last week, N. Spence, Arbroath, caught eight and kept two weighing 4lbs 4ozs on lures.

Catch and release anglers included David Mahoney, Dundee, 12 on buzzers; Wayne Scott, Dundee, eight on lures; Scott Watson, Muirdrum, nine on lures; George Anderson, Dundee 13 on lures; Ally Stewart, Dundee, 15 on lures; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, 11 on buzzers; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, seven on lures; Dave Roy, Barnhill, six on buzzers; Scott Watson, on his second visit, three on buzzers; Dave Roy, on his second visit, three on buzzers; Ally Stewart, on his second visit, six on lures; Les Gall, Dundee, four on lures; John Orr, Carnoustie, two on lures; and Mr Clark, Forfar, seven on buzzers.

The two heaviest fish of the week were caught by David Mahoney, who caught and returned a rainbow weighing 11lbs, and Scott Watson who caught and returned a 9lbs rainbow.


THE FREQUENT presence of Robbie or Wee Bob the robin around the shop at Kingennie is a clear indication that winter has arrived. Although temperatures have been low and there has been some ice on the ponds, anglers enjoyed an excellent week. Surprisingly large numbers of fish are still being taken in the top metre of water, with visible surface activity being noted on occasions. Jonnie and Grant have been carring out some excellent bankside trimming and upgrading work on the fishing platforms at the Boathouse and are now moving on to the Burnside to complete similar work.

Most anglers fishing the Boathouse have managed to land their limit with fish averaging around 5.50lbs. Successful flies have included yellow dancer, hot head damsel and lures in green/white or green/black.

Burnside has been somewhat fickle but Mr Shepherd managed to catch and release nine fish on buzzers.

The any legal method pond, Woodside, has received the least amount of attention but is still producing some fish around the 2lbs mark. Powerbait is by far the most successful method.

Star of the show this week is Bankside Pool which produced 77 fish on Sunday to nine rods. Pride of place went to catch and release anglers. Ian Barlow had 26, including rainbows, blues and a brown, whilst Keith Prior ran a very close second on 24 fish. Most fell to buzzers and diawl bachs.


Forfar and District Sunday League

FINAVON Hotel went out of the Scottish Amateur Cup on Sunday, losing by the odd goal in five to Drumchapel.


Scottish Sunday Amateur Cup, fourth round - Drumchapel Thistle 3, Finavon Hotel 2.

League - FC Porty 3, Kirrie Thistle SC 0; FC Westy 5, AFC Plough 4.

Fixtures for Sunday:

Tayside Sunday Amateur Cup, third round - FC Porty v Planet (G. Anderson) Victoria Park.

League - AFC Plough v Finavon Hotel (P. Aiken) Lunanhead; Carnoustie All Stars v Kirrie Thistle SC (M. Ritchie); Cliffburn Hotel v Millgate Bar (D. Shepherd) Victoria Park; Letham Hotel v Westport Bar (G. Adams) Letham; FC Westy, no game.

Clubs and referees are reminded there are no fixtures on December 23 or 30, Games resume on Sunday, January 6.