The prolonged spell of dry, hot weather is certainly bringing out the anglers but conditions are not as suitable for the trout.
High water temperatures and low water have resulted in the fish generally becoming less active and a bit more difficult to tempt. However, some excellent catches are still being recorded.
One of the largest fish this year - a rainbow of 10lbs 08ozs taken on a floating line and Black Rabbit lure - was landed on the Boathouse Pool by David McClure. The Keitch family also did well with three fish for a total of 14lbs. Green and black lures have again brought the best results.
The Burnside is still the most consistent pool with buzzers again producing the best results. Mr Christie enjoyed an excellent evening’s sport returning 10 fish in the space of two-and-a-half hours.
Bankside Pool is challenging at present but Liam Neil had two rewarding sessions with two fish for 6lbs and five fish returned. This was followed the next day by two fish for 5.50lbs and six returned. CDCs, emergers and dry flies have accounted for most catches.
Sunny conditions combined with low water-levels on the Woodside Pool have tended to favour legered bait fished on or close to the bottom of the pond. Mr York located feeding fish and had five for a total of 7.5lbs. Green powerbait again outscored all other methods.
The fish are still lying deeper in the water at Carlogie where deep sunk buzzers and lures are the most popular method.
The caught and returned list includes Dave Roy, Broughty Ferry, eight; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, six; Ally Stewart, Dundee, five; Gordon Skelton, Arbroath, three; Jim Donnachie, Dundee, five; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, five; Dougie Bruce, Stirling, six; Ian Chaplain, Carnoustie, two; Colin Cameron, Dundee, seven; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, three; Dave Moodie, Carnoustie, eight; B. Croll, Carnoustie, four; Steve McDonald, Newburgh, four; and Les Gall, Dundee, seven.
Other catches were: M. Devlin, Monifieth, two for 4lbs 8ozs; D. Johnston, Dundee, two for 4lbs; Ian Johnston, Dundee, two for 5lbs 8ozs; Tony Fenemore, Dundee, three for 8lbs; Sandy McAllan, Arbroath, two for 4lbs; and David McAllan, two for 4lbs.