Good catches at local ponds

WILLIAM Wilson’s outing was held at Carlogie Dam fishings where 13 anglers took part.

The winner with the heaviest two-fish bag weighing 11lbs, his best a 9lbs 8ozs rainbow, was Dave Timmons. Kevin Martin took second place with a total of 19lbs for six fish. Ray Gowans caught two for 9lbs 8ozs, his best an 8lbs rainbow, and Peter Steven caught two weighing 10lbs 12ozs, his best a 7lbs rainbow.

Other returns were: Jim Henderson, Fintry, who caught and kept three weighing 12lbs on a shipmans; R. Ferguson, Forfar, who caught 17 and kept four weighing 14lbs on lures, his best a 6lbs rainbow; Jim Tait, Forfar, who caught six and kept four weighing 10lbs on lures.

On catch and release were Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, 17 on a shipmans; S. Emmerson, Arbroath, 14 on swamps; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, 14 on dries; Ally Stewart, Dundee, 20-plus on lures; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, 14 on buzzers; G. Macpherson, Brechin, 20-plus on lures; and David Mooney, Dundee, 19 on a blob and a floating fry.


THE UNSETTLED weather hasn’t affected the fishing much at Forbes of Kingennie with good numbers of fish coming off all the ponds. The osprey has been back regularly but isn’t staying for long, one dive and he usually has his fish and is off again.

The Bankside has been consistent with most methods taking a few fish. Lures such as the damsel and the blob are catching a few but nymphs and dries have been the method. Small hares ears have been the best nymph as well as small shuttlecocks and the ever reliable floating fry when things get desperate.

The largest fish this week was taken by Mr Barr with a rainbow at 7lbs 9ozs on a shuttlecock buzzer.

The clarity in the Boathouse has been good and an intermediate line and small damsels have been consistent, as have small cats whiskers. The best bag came to Mr Humphries with four fish for 23lbs with the best fish weighing 8lbs 6ozs.

The fish in the Burnside have been well spread and have been taken on almost any method from big lure to buzzers to dries. However the smaller approach has definitely been more productive.

Mr Chalmers had a great morning’s sport on Saturday taking four fish for 7lbs and then returned a further 13 with most falling to a mixture of dries and daiwl bachs.


Belhaven Carnoustie Domino League

IN THE John Heggie Trophy competition, Kinloch remain unbeaten and stay top of Section One and in Section Two it’s a three-way tie with Stag’s Head top on games.

Section One

Results: British Legion 42, Aboukir 45; Kinloch 47, Corner ‘A’ 41.

P W L D F A Pts

Kinloch 3 3 0 0 136 121 6

Aboukir 3 2 1 0 133 126 4

Corner ‘A’ 3 1 2 0 123 133 2

Legion 3 0 3 0 120 132 0

Fixtures: Corner ‘A’ v Aboukir, Kinloch v British Legion.

Section Two

Results: Stag’s Head 47, Dalhousie 37; Corner 37, Stag ‘E’ 49.

P W L D F A Pts

Stag’s Head 3 2 1 0 135 114 4

Stag ‘E’ 3 2 1 0 133 126 4

Dalhousie 3 2 1 0 125 125 4

Corner 3 0 3 0 108 136 0

Fixtures: Stag’s Head v Stag ‘E’, Dalhousie v Corner.