Angling improves as weather gets better

Kingennie fishing

THE FISHING at Forbes of Kingennie has been improving daily after the heavy rain at the start of last week.

The clarity is getting better by the day and this has really benefited the fishing. Most anglers continue to fish lure for their fish but natural imitations are also successful.

The Boathouse is now very clear and the fish have responded well with lots being caught to a number of methods. The best technique is still lures such as the hot head damsel and orange fritz. Smaller flies such as cormorants and blobs have also done well. The top bag was caught by Mr Rennie and his grandson taking eight for 38lb. The biggest fish was 8lb 12oz, caught by Mr Simpson on a damsel.

The Burnside continues to produce big bags of fish with anglers reporting bags of over 20 fish in a session. Lures have been effective but smaller flies such as Montana’s and blobs being popular. The best bag of the week went to Mr Black with four for 10lb then releasing 25 fish.

There are still big fish appearing with a fish of 7/8lb being returned through the week.

The Woodside has been fishing very well with nearly all anglers coming off with their fish. The top method is still powerbait but lots of fish have been taken on the spinner. The top bag of the week went to Mr Smith with eight for 15lb. The biggest fish of the week went to Mr Low with a fish of 4lb 8oz taken on a spinner.

The Bankside has fished steadily all week with small black and green lures doing well. Other effective patterns have been the bloodworm and damsel. Small green buzzers have been hatching and this has lead to some good buzzer sport when the weather has suited. The top bag of the week went to Mr Small with 2/6lb, returning a further 12.

There is still places for the SANA still water bank championship to be held at Kingennie on Sunday on the bankside. For further information please call 01382 350777 or 350213.

Carlogie Dam

VISITING anglers at Carlogie Dam this week included C, Ferguson, Kirriemuir, who caught and kept two weighing 4lbs 4ozs on a yellow dancer.

Also successful were B. Sinclair, Kirriemuir, caught and kept two weighing 4lb 8ozs on a yellow dancer; A. Brewster, Forfar, caught four, returned two and kept two weighing 4lb 12ozs on a blob; L. Brewster, Forfar, caught and kept one weighing 2lb 5ozs on a blob; Jim Tait, Forfar caught 10, returned five and kept five weighing 12lb 8ozs on a green pea lure; Frank Lindsay, Ireland, caught nine, returned seven and kept two, weighing 4lbs on a yellow dancer; John Kettles, Forfar, caught seven, returned two and kept five weighing 10lb on a green and white fritz; Jim Tait, Forfar, on his second visit caught nine, returned four and kept five, weighing 11lb on lures.

On catch and release were Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, who c&r 14 on mini lures; Fraser Robertson, Forfar, c&r, 12 on a cormorant; Dave Simpson, Forfar c&r 20-plus on lures; George Nicoll, Carnoustie, c&r seven on a cormorant; Dave Roy, Barnhill c&r nine on buzzers; Les Gall, Dundee, c&r six on a yellow dancer; Derek Glover, Dundee c&r six on a green pea lure; Chris Cooper, Dundee, c&r six on lures; Colin Cameron, Dundee, c&r five on buzzers; John Orr, Carnoustie, c&r two on lures; Jim Marnie, Dundee, c&r two on a yellow dancer; and Mr Clark, Forfar, c&r eight on various lures.