THE FISHING at Forbes of Kingennie has been very good, with the water clearing in all the ponds resulting in some much better fishing.
The boathouse is now very clear, with lots of fish coming out on a number of methods. The top method has still been lures such as a yellow dancer, grizzlecat and hot head damsel.
Those fishing nymphs have still taken their fish, with bloodworm and black buzzers being successful, including T. Gordon, four for 28lb; and G. Wallace, two for 17lb.
The fishing on the Burnside has been steady, with most of the fish coming out on buzzers with the top colours being black and red: I. Lafferty, four for 10lb; and K Meldrum, four for 9lb.
The Woodside continues to fish very well, with most people using powerbait or the spinner. However most methods have been working, including for P. Wills, four for 8lb; and T. Morgan, two for 5lb.
The Bankside is also fishing very well, with fish coming out to most methods. Black buzzers and bloodworms have been very effective as well as black and green lures and hot head damsels. Successful anglers have included I. Barlow, four for 11lb, 12 caught and retired; and H. Whiteford, two for 6lb, 10 caught and retired.
FIFTEEN anglers took part in the George Nicol Trophy at Carlogie Dam Fishings.
The winner was Fraser Robertson, Forfar, who caught 20 fish for a total weight of 57lb. In second place was Jim Wood, Broughty Ferry, who caught 16 for a total weight of 51b. Third was Dave Simpson, Forfar, who caught 13 for a total weight of 36lb.
The heaviest fish of the competition was caught by Jim Wood, Broughty Ferry, with a cracking rainbow trout weighing 11lb 8ozs caught on a green and black fritz.
Other returns were: Wullie Thompson, Dundee, 11 for a total weight of 30lb 10ozs; Dave West, Broughty Ferry, 11 for a total weight of 29lb 4ozs; Martin Roberts, Arbroath, caught 10 for a total weighing of 27lb 7ozs; Colin Tait, Forfar, nine for a total weight of 29lb 4ozs; Jim Doyle, Montrose, nine for a total weight of 26lb 8ozs; Raymond Ferguson, Forfar, eight for a total weight of 21lbs; Chris Cooper, Dundee, eight fish for a total weight of 21lbs. Macually Clark, Forfar caught seven for a total weight of 17lbs 8ozs; George Smith, Arbroath, five for a total weight of 12lb 8ozs; George Nicoll, Carnoustie, five for a total weight of 11lb 4ozs; Colin Duncan, Forfar, three for a total weight of 6lb 4ozs; and Derek Birse, Forfar, three for a total weight of 5lb 10ozs.
In total, 15 anglers caught 138 fish among them.
On catch and release this week were Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, who c&r 17 on a coral fritz; Mike Heenan, Forfar, c&r 11 on lures; Dave Roy, Barnhill, c&r five on lures; Mr Clark, Forfar c&r seven on buzzers; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, c&r eight on lures; Les Gall, Dundee, c&r eight on various lures; Derick Lamb, Arbroath, c&r nine on various lures; and Colin Cameron, Dundee, c&r nine on buzzers.