Angling returns from local ponds

Carlogie Dam

SUCCESSFUL anglers this week at Carlogie Dam included Leslie Young, Broughty Ferry, who caught 10, returned eight and kept two weighing 4lb on buzzers.

Bill Agnew, Dundee, caught six, returned three and kept three weighing 7lb 8ozs on a yellow dancer; Jim Tait, Forfar, caught 11, returned six and kept five weighing 12lb 8ozs on lures and buzzers; Ally Stewart, Dundee, on his first visit ever caught five, returned three and kept two weighing 4lb 8ozs on a yellow dancer; Wullie Thompson, Dundee, caught and kept two weighing 13lb 4ozs on a green and white lure - his best was a rainbow weighing 11lb 8ozs; Dave West, Broughty Ferry, caught eight, returned six and kept two weighing 4lb on CDC; Hugh Finlay, Monifieth, caught three, returned one and kept two weighing 5lb on lures, John Sutherland, Dundee caught and kept two weighing 4lb 8ozs on a damsel, Mike Broomfield, Arbroath, caught and kept one cracking rainbow weighing 13lb 3oz on a black bunny leach; and Ian Dunn, St Cyrus, caught and kept three weighing 11lb 4ozs on a black and green fritz.

On catch and release were Colin Cameron, Dundee, who c&r 20 on buzzers; Fraser Robertson, Forfar, c&r 20-plus on cormorants; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, c&r 19 on various buzzers; Dave Simpson, Forfar, c&r 13 on various lures; Ali Reid, Carnoustie, c&r seven on damsels; Les Gall, Dundee, seven on lures; George Nicoll, Carnoustie, c&r six on a sweeny cormorant; Chris Cooper, Dundee c&r six on buzzers; Colin Fairweather, Carnoustie, c&r seven on a cactus cat; Bruce Thompson, Arbroath, c&r 26 on buzzers; Wullie Milne, Forfar, c&r five on buzzers; and John Orr, Carnoustie, c&r four on lures.

Monikie and Crombie

LIMIT baskets have been the norm at Monikie and Crombie reservoirs since the season re-started.

On the opening week there were 37 boats at the Island Pond and 65 rods, which took 215 fish for 434lbs.

There were 11 boats on the North Pond, and 20 rods took 82 for 161lbs; whilst at Crombie six boats were out with nine rods, taking 22 browns for 23lbs.

Catch and release was going like a fair, particularly at Crombie.

Arbroath Angling Club paid a visit, with nine boats on the Island, taking 45 rainbows for 91lb 8oz. Conditions were good for mid-March, not too cold and a slight wind.

The Kats Whiskers Angling Club also visited had six boats on the Island, taking 63 fish for 123lbs 2oz.

As far as individual fish were concerned, Dave Roy had one off the Island at 4lbs 7oz; L. Young, also the Island with 5lb 5oz; J. Gibb on North with a beauty of 6lb 12oz; and L. Young, again on the Island, with 4lb 13oz.

Anglers are finding that all methods are working, even the floater and buzzers, or hares ear, crunchers, cormorants and snatchers on the warmer days, and black and green lures on the sinkers when it turns chilly.