JULY and August have always been difficult months in which to catch fish but Carlogie Dam has not read the script with visiting anglers such as Walter Senior, Aberdeen, catching eight and keeping three weighing 7lbs 2ozs on a WSW.
Other successes were recorded by Jock Ewing, Aberdeen, caught five and kept four weighing 8lbs 8ozs on a WSW; G. Gall, Arbroath, caught seven and kept two weighing 5lbs 8ozs on nymphs; W. Reilly, Dundee, caught four and kept three weighing 6lbs 2ozs on lures; W. Currie, Dundee, caught five and kept three weighing 5lbs on lures; R. Ogilvie, Arbroath, caught four and kept two weighing 4lbs 12ozs on buzzers; N. Spence, Arbroath, caught and kept two weighing 12lbs on lures, his best a rainbow weighing 8lbs 12ozs; Jim Tait, Forfar, caught five and kept three weighing 9lbs on lures; R. Ferguson, Forfar, caught three and kept two weighing 9lbs 8ozs on dries, his best a rainbow of 7lbs 8ozs; and W. Dickson, Thurso, caught and kept two weighing 4lbs on nymphs.
On catch and release were Ally Stewart, Dundee, 12 on lures; Ian Chaplain, Carnoustie, five on dries; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, seven on dries; Hugh Cassiday, Dundee, five on buzzers; Colin Cameron, Dundee, five on dries and buzzers; S. Gibson, Falkland, four on buzzers; Ally Stewart on his second visit, eight on lures; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, four on dries; S. McDonald, Newburgh, four on buzzers; and Dave Mahoney, Dundee, three on buzzers.
There are still spaces available for the seniors’ competition Sunday, September 9. Anyone 50 years or over who is interested should call 07531534991.
LIKE the recent weather, the fishing at Kingennie has been varied but some excellent results have rewarded those anglers who have persevered and found the right combination.
Gin clear water and lots of natural food have given the fish plenty of opportunity to inspect flies closely and discard all but the best presentations.
Most anglers have seen high numbers of fish moving even if they haven’t been able to convert that to fish landed.
The osprey is still thrilling everyone by visiting the resort and usually manages to catch its limit.
Results from the Boathouse Pool have varied with the weather but some substantial rainbows have been landed. Hugh Bairner took four fish for a total of 35lbs with the biggest weighing in at 10lbs 11ozs. Another notable catch was three fish for 25lbs to Bob McHardy.
For a time it seemed necessary to fish small dry flies and very small lures but the range of taking flies has now broadened again.
Burnside has fished particularly well in the mornings, although some have had success during late evening sessions. Lar Findlay has been producing consistent results with a red zonker but buzzer patterns have also done well.
The Bankside Pool has endured a few grumpy days where few fish were returned but towards the end of the week results were decidedly improving. Craig Dickson caught 15 fish on catch and release on Sunday to end the week in style.
The any legal method pond, the Woodside Pool, has probably been the most consistent producer with fish averaging around 1.75lbs. One group took 24 fish for a total of 44lbs.
Powerbait (lime green or orange)has dominated the catches but maggots and spinners have also achieved positive results.