THE FIRST competition of the new year at Carlogie Dam took place last Wednesday.
Results were: 1, Bruce Thompson, Arbroath, 12 for 36lbs 6ozs; 2 (equal), Dave Roy, Barnhill, and Ally Stewart, Dundee, 12 weighing 32lbs 2ozs; 3, Steve Green, seven weighing 18lbs 9ozs. The heaviest fish, a rainbow of 5lbs 6ozs, was caught by Bruce Thompson.
Other returns included: Tony Fenemore, Broughty Ferry, who caught six and kept four weighing 19lbs 4ozs on lures; Eric Coots, Dundee, caught seven and kept three weighing 7lbs 12ozs on silver lures; K. Dair, Dundee, caught nine and kept three weighing 12lbs 8ozs on a damsel.
On catch and release were: Ally Stewart, 19 on lures; Frank Ferrier and his son together, 12 on lures; K Dair snr., 11 on a zonker; Rod Grubb, Dundee, 14 on lures; Dave Roy, Barnhill, 10 on buzzers; Colin Tait, Forfar, 11 on lures; Les Gall, Dundee, six on lures.
Tony Fenemore caught a rainbow weighing 14lbs 9ozs.
THE SEASON finished very well at Forbes of Kingennie with the end of year competition bringing things to an end for 2012.
The Boathouse and Burnside ponds held competitions and with a good turnout on both, the competition was fierce.
On the Boathouse, the star performance of the day was from 11-year-old Robert Gibson who won the prizes for the biggest fish of the day with a 7lbs 9ozs rainbow and for the heaviest bag of fish with four rainbows for 28lbs 2ozs. His winning tactic was a sparkly damsel on an intermediate.
Liam Kirk finished in second place with a bag of four fish for 26lbs 8ozs again caught on intermediates and lures. Third place went to Hugh Bairner with a bag of four fish for just over 20lbs. He also caught and returned a cracking wee brownie of just over 2lbs.
On the Burnside, the first prize went to Paul McAndrew. He went on to pip David Terroni who in turn just kept George Birse out of second place. It was a mix of flies and lines that took fish but mostly floaters teamed with lures.