OVER the past week at Carlogie Dam Fishings, Dave Simpson, Forfar, organised an outing in which 20 anglers took part.
Pairs winners were Martin Thompson and Jim Cheetham who caught nine fish for 20lb 2oz. Runners-up were Doug Stewart and Steve Duncan with 10 fish weighing 19lb 6oz. Heaviest fish of the outing was caught by John Adams weighing 5lb.
Overall winner with the heaviest bag weighing 14lb for five fish was John Adams. The prize for the first brown trout went to Colin Duncan.
Other fishery returns included Tony Fenemore, Broughty Ferry, caught 16, returned 11 and kept five weighing 11lb on Geordie’s buzzer; Ron Ferme, Carnoustie, caught nine, returned seven and kept two weighing 10lb on dries; and G. Campbell, Monifieth, caught 10, returned eight and kept two weighing 12lb 4oz on buzzers.
On catch and release were Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, c&r 14 on buzzers and dries; Wullie Milne, Forfar, c&r 16 on buzzers and dries; Mike Young, Montrose, c&r 15 on CDCs, his heaviest a rainbow weighing 12lb; Bruce Thompson, Arbroath, c&r 20-plus on sparkle buzzers; Derek Lamb, Arbroath, c&r 10 on various lures; Colin Murray, Carnoustie, c&r 11 on buzzers; Dave Roy, Barnhill, c&r 12 on dries; George Nicoll, Carnoustie, c&r 10 on Shipmans; Chris Cooper, Dundee c&r nine on dries, his best a 9lb rainbow; Colin Cameron, Broughty Ferry, c&r four on a bloodworm, his best a 13lb rainbow; Jack Beattie, Carnoustie, c&r two on a bunny leach, his best a rainbow of 4lb 8oz; and John Beattie, Carnoustie, c&r two on a hopper. Derek Glover c&r a goldie and won himself £100.
THE PAST week at Kingennie has seen some fantastic rises on Bankside and Burnside pools, with the ponds really coming to life in the evenings with the last couple of hours of light.
CDCs of various forms have done the best with sugar cube shipmans also doing well.
The water in the boathouse pool has had a wee bit of colour in it, but this has not put the fish or the anglers off. Intermediate lines have worked best teamed with lures such as white polar bear and the green pea. Most of the fish this week have been around the 4.5 to 5.5lb mark with the odd fish just over 8lb. The biggest fish of the week went to Andrew Taylor of Perth who managed to land a cracking blue of 8lb 3oz on a uv white polar bear.
The Burnside pool has fished well with most anglers going home with bag limits and some going on to return up to 20 fish in four hours. Anglers on day tickets have had great sport with fish chasing lures during the day and then switching to dries for the evening. Flies that have done really well have been olive, black and red shuttlecock, CDCs and sugar cube shipmans of all colours
The Bankside pool has seen fish average 2.3lb but the biggest fish of the week was a absolute cracking brownie of approximately 7lb that was caught and released. It took a size 16 GH hare’s ear fished in the margins.
On the Woodside pool spinning with small mepps has been the way to bag up this week. Some anglers prefer the relaxed approach and have found they will still bag up if only taking longer than those spinning baits. Working well have been green power bait and maggots.