Angling news


The more settled weather has seen good numbers of anglers at Kingennie and catches have been steady on the Boathouse Pool with fish averaging 5lbs.

However, Mr Robson took two rainbows for 12.75lbs. Most fish have fallen to lures but some have been taken on buzzers.

The Burnside is improving and water clarity is superb. Ian Barlow returned 15 fish taken on buzzers and Mr Grant had a nice rainbow of 3.25lbs amongst others, taken on a Pink Panther. Other successful patterns have been Yellow Dancer, Humungus and various tyings of Diawl Bach.

There has again been a large amount of surface activity on the Bankside but the fish have been far from easy to catch. Dry flies, buzzers and lures have all taken fish with CDCs and Orange Snatchers also having some success. On Saturday, 27 fish were taken for a combined weight of 37.50lbs and on Sunday the Durie Lodge group landed 33 fish for 43lbs.

Carlogie Dam

Black buzzers and damsels are still the most popular flies taking fish at Carlogie Dam. Daddies, Shipmans and CDCs are the top flies.

Catch and release rerults included: Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, 15; Dave Moodie, Carnoustie, 10; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, 10; George Woods, Montrose, 14; Gerry Walker, USA, 12; Ian Chaplain, Carnoustie, seven; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, eight; Scott Watson, Muirdrum, nine; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, five and Ryan McLeod, Carnoustie, seven.

Catch and keep included: Stewart Watson, Broughty Ferry, two for 3lbs 12ozs; Dave Mcleod, Carnoustie, one for 2lbs 8ozs; and Mark Devlin, Monifieth, two for 4lbs.