At last we have a real summer to enjoy, which has brought a lot of anglers to Kingennie, but the hot spell is beginning to make the trout fickle.
Catches on the Boathouse Pool were not great last week but the fish taken have been around the 4.5lbs mark. Small lures are the best bet as many fish are following the flies but refusing to take them.
Burnside, the deepest pool, has fished the best. Buzzers below a bung/dry fly have accounted for most fish. Ian Barlow had 10 rainbows on catch and release. Saul Birse landed and returned a beautifully conditioned brownie estimated at 2.75lbs.
Bankside Pool is again evidencing a large amount of surface activity but the fish are generally very difficult to tempt. However, Bruce and Jim Martin conjured up 31 fish between them on catch and release. Most fish fell to a delicately placed Black Hopper.
Water-levels are now low in the Woodside Pool and the fish are becoming less easy to catch. The best day was Wednesday when 22 anglers took a total of 47 fish weighing 62lbs.
Green powerbait again proved the most successful bait, although a couple of the bigger fish fell to small Mepps type spinners.
The sunny weather is keeping the fish down in the water, but when the sun goes down a bit the fish rise and start to feed.
Small flies , buzzers and dries are still the top flies.
Recent catch and release statistics include: Derek Linton, Dundee, six; Andy O’Rourke, Dundee, four; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, seven; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, four; Dave Moodie, Carnoustie, 10; Colin Cameron, Dundee, 11; Ally Stewart, Dundee, 19; George Anderson, Dundee, five; Stuart Falconer, Arbroath, four; Scott Emerson, Arbroath, five; Stuart Falconer, Arbroath, four; Les Gall, Dundee, five; Allan Brown, Barry, two; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, 12; Gordon Skelton, Arbroath, three; Derick Birse, Forfar, nine; Cameron Rice, Dundee, seven; John Orr, Carnoustie, three; Ian Chaplain, Carnoustie, three; D. Bange, Dundee, three; P. Gilchrist, Dundee, three; and Alex Brewster, Forfar, three.
Catch and keep included: Neil Spence, Arbroath, three for 7lbs 8ozs; Sandy Mcallan, Arbroath, three for 6lbs; Gabriel Young, Glasgow, three for 6lb 8oz, Mr Vasey, Forfar, two for 3lbs 4ozs; Lee Brewsters two for 3lbs 8ozs; and Jim Donnachie, Dundee, two for 10lbs 12ozs, which included one at 8lbs 8ozs.