THERE were two days last week when exceptionally good rises occurred at Kingennie during bitterly cold easterly winds and plenty of fish were taken on dry flies, mainly on the Bankside Pool.
The Boathouse has fished steadily, producing 14 fish on Saturday for a total of 56.75lbs. Davie Simpson had four fish for 16.5lbs. Small lures, including damsels, have been the most consistent.
Burnside has been a bit erratic but the Murrays had 11 fish between them on catch and release. Diawl bachs, yellow dancer and sparkly damsel have all proved successful.
The Bankside Pool really hit form recently. On Friday there were 38 fish on catch and release, while on Saturday 51 fish were released and a further 15 were taken for a total weight of 41.5lbs.
Robert Kydd and his group had 13 fish for 36lbs. Best flies were damsels, buzzers and diawl bachs.
The any legal method pool, Woodside also peaked on Saturday when 21 fish were taken for a combined weight of 32.5lbs. Green powerbait maintained its position as the premier bait, far outweighing any other.
AT CARLOGIE Dam last week, W. Reilly, Dundee, caught 10 on lures and kept three weighing 7lbs 4ozs.
K. Clark, Dundee, caught five and kept three weighing 10lbs 4ozs on lures. His best was a rainbow of 6lbs 4ozs.
Scott Watson, Muirdrum, caught 10 and kept two weighing 5lbs 8ozs on lures; John Strang, Larbert, caught seven and kept two weighing 6lbs 8ozs on lures; John Ainsle, Brechin, caught and kept two weighing 10lbs 8ozs on lures. His best was a rainbow of 8lbs 2ozs.
C. Davidson, Dundee, caught four and kept two weighing 7lbs on lures, his best a 5lbs rainbow; Les Young, Broughty Ferry, caught 12 and kept two weighing 4lb, on lures; J. Hosie, Dundee, caught and kept two weighing 6lbs on lures.
On catch and release, results were - Les Gall, Dundee, who 6 on lures; Ian Chaplin, Carnoustie, 15 on lures; F. Ferrier, Arbroath, 20 on lures; D. Bruce, Stirling, 20-plus on lures; Scott Watson, Muirdrum, 16 on lures; S. Milne, Glenrothes, 20-plus on lures; Dave Moodie, Carnoustie, eight on buzzers; and, on his second visit, Les Gall, 19 on lures.