Angling report


Strong winds and changeable weather has made the fishing tricky at times at Forbes of Kingennie but when the conditions have been favourable the fishing has been on top form.

The Burnside continues to be the most productive pond. Lures have been the most popular method fished on an intermediate and hot head damsels are still seem to be the most effective fly but black and green lures and leggy bloodworms are taking fish.

Buzzers and nymphs are still taking fish especially in the evenings when the fish are becoming a lot 
more active.

The largest fish this week was caught and released by Mr Finley with a rainbow estimated at over 5 lbs caught on a damsel nymph.

The water in the Boathouse is still very clear and most of the fish seem to be holding in the deeper water around the island. There has been no one fly better than the rest, they seem to be following the fly then turning away. There have been some nice brownies taken with the largest weighing 6lbs 2ozs caught by Mr Ogilvie on a Montana nymph.

The water level on the bankside is still very low and this has limited the fishing to off the dam wall in the deeper water. There have still been some good bags of fish coming off with white lures being the go to fly. Mr Peck had a lovely rainbow weighing 4lbs 14ozs as part of his brace on a yellow dancer. Mr Dixon had a great day taking eight fish on small mudlers on a clear glass.

The Woodside pool has fished slightly harder but the average size of fish has been quite large with a number being weighed in at around the 3lbs mark as well as a number of blues and even a handful of nice browns up to 2lbs 9ozs have been caught. Mr Simpson and his son had a great day taking five fish for 10lbs 8ozs, including two blue trout for 5lbs 6ozs.

Green powerbait fished on a small running lead continues to be the top method with more and more fish getting caught on spinners.

Carlogie Dam

With the slightly cooler weather over the past week the fish at Carlogie Dam are starting to feed more often and move more freely.

Recent catch and release statistics: F. Ross, Dundee, five; G. Nicoll, Carnoustie, two; A. Stewart, Dundee, seven; J. Gilbert, Carnoustie, seven; A. Mcleary, Monifieth, six; I. Wallace, Montrose, two; D. Thoms, Carnoustie, two; L. Gall, Dundee, three; I. Chaplain, Carnoustie, four; R. Thain, Arbroath, three; D. Thain, Arbroath, three; P. Howarth, 12; G. Howarth, eight; G. Anderson, Dundee, four; B. Thomson, Arbroath, three; and P. Chapman, Kirriemuir, two.

Catch and keep: S. Mcallan, Arbroath, two for 4lbs 2ozs; B. Hogan, Monifieth, two for 5lbs; N. Spence, Arbroath, two for 4lbs 8ozs; D. Paul, Dundee, one for 4lbs 8ozs; S. Sanderson, Carnoustie, two for 4lbs; S. Horan, Arbroath, two for 4lbs; E. Greig, Montrose, four for 9lbs; R. Shepherd, Tayport, three for 16lbs 8ozs which included a fine 12lbs 8ozs rainbow; A. Todd, Carnoustie, three for 6lbs; J. Donnachie, Dundee, 
two for 4lbs 4ozs; S. Mullin, Pitlochry, four for 9lbs; and D. Frew, Glasgow, 
two for 4lbs.