The Lintrathen Club Championship was fished last Saturday evening on a breezy Lintrathen Loch.
The winner was Ian Runcie of Brechin with four fish for 9lbs 10ozs. Runner-up was Graham McIntosh of Dundee with two for 4lbs 8ozs, followed by Steve Mannion of Butterstone with two for 4lbs 6ozs.
Over the past few days there has been some very good fishing on the loch with fish being taken mostly at the Sawmill end, but also a good few coming to the nets at Smart’s Bay and the Dam area.
The deep ones have been taken on DI3 lines with Cormorants, Yellow Dancers and Cat’s Whiskers. Under the surface success has been had with Boobies, Diawl Bachs and Kate McLarnens fished slowly.
Club results: Western AC, seven boats, six fish for 12lbs 14ozs; ABC&D club, four boats, 27 for 54lbs.
Individual boats: Mr Horne and partner, five for 10lbs 3ozs; Jim Galloway and Tom Melville, eight for 14lbs; Danny Lennon and parners, eight for 21lbs 4oz (including one at 4lbs and one at 3 1/2lbs); Paul Dancer, four for 12lbs.
With the hot weather continuing the fish at Carlogie Dam are deeper in the water during the day and are coming up when it cools down a bit.
Various flies are working well with buzzers, blobs and C.D.C’s being the most popular.
Recent catches include: R. Clark (Monikie) c/r 5, B. Thomson (Arbroath) c/r 8, C. Cooper (Dundee) c/r 8, A. Stewart (Dundee) c/r 6, W. Clark (Forfar) c/r 5, S. Watson (Muirdrum) c/r 9, D. Roy (Broughty Ferry) c/r 10, I. Chaplain (Carnoustie) c/r 5, J. Duthie (Arbroath) c/r 5, D. Mahoney (Dundee) c/r 7, D. Thoms (Carnoustie) c/r 5, D. Thain (Arbroath) c/r 3, R. Thain (Arbroath) c/r 6, P. Thomson (Dundee) c/r 3, T. Costello (Dundee) c/r 3, G. Woods (Montrose) c/r 12, M. McDonlad (Arbroath) c/r 6, N. Spence (Arbroath) c/r 3.
While fishing with his grandad four-year-old Charlie Alexander caught his first trout, a 2lb rainbow. He was over the moon.
As summer progresses there are more numerous hatches of insects and the trout are sometimes feeding selectively, making catching them a little more difficult. However, there have still been some excellent catches recorded during the week.
Water clarity in the Boathouse Pool is improving, allowing fish to be stalked and individually targeted. Hugh Bairner caught his limit which included a rainbow trout of 11.25lbs.
Damsels and Yellow Dancer have accounted for a number of fish.
There is a small amount of algae bloom on the Burnside Pool but this hasn’t stopped the fish from feeding steadily. Some evenings have witnessed substantial rises but it hasn’t always been easy to turn sightings into fish landed. Good catches have been taken on dry flies (Shipmans, Sedges, Crunchers) a variety of buzzers (mainly black/red or black/green) or lures fished deep. Mr Ramshaw took four fish for 9lbs and returned another nine.
On the shallower Bankside Pool the majority of fish have responded to buzzers but on certain evenings there have been some excellent results on dries (Sugar Cube Shipmans, Sedge varieties, Hoppers). A very large fish has been seen on several occasions.
Woodside Pool, the any legal method pond, has had a number of people catch their limit including two separate catches of five fish weighing 10lbs. Green or orange powerbait has as usual resulted in the best catches although a few of the larger fish have been taken.