Big catches at local fisheries

Carlogie Dam

VISITING anglers at Carlogie Dam Fishing included R. Craig, Aberdeen, who caught 18 and kept five weighing 12lbs 6ozs on a bunny leach.

Others were J. Thompson, Montrose, who caught seven and kept five weighing 11lbs on various lures; D. Whitecross, Broughty Ferry, who caught three and kept two weighing 6lbs on a damsel’ Jim Tait, Forfar, who caught 20 and kept five weighing 12lbs on various lures, his best being a rainbow weighing 7lbs which was returned; D. Grant, Montrose, who caught five and kept two weighing 3lbs 4ozs on a lure; Davy Wood, Aberdeen, who caught 18 and kept five weighing 13lbs on a WSW; Jim McGuire, Aberdeen, who caught 24 and kept five weighing 11lbs on a WSW; and Walt Senior, Aberdeen, who caught 11 and kept five weighing 13lbs on a WSW .

On catch and release were: Dave Simpson, Forfar, 20-plus on lures; Craig McPherson, Arbroath, 16 on blobs; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, 19 on a bloodworm; Colin Cameron, Dundee,13 on buzzers; George Woods, Montrose, 17 on buzzers; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, 15 on buzzers; Keith Prior, Barry, 13 on dries; and Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, 10 on dries and buzzers.


THE HEAVY rain and snow early in the week was much needed after such a long spell with very little.

The ponds held a bit of colour for a couple of days but the fish really benefitted from it. The boathouse pond fished quite hard until the water cleared a bit, but anglers who stuck with it had some fine fish.

All the fish this week were taken from the boathouse pond. Rainbows averaged about 5lbs with a couple pushing towards the double mark. Most productive flies while the water was coloured where big dark lures such as hummungus, miller skunk and the black snake.

At the weekend Kingennie hosted one of the qualifying rounds for the Scottish National Stillwater Championship.

Some top rods took part. First place went to Richard McHattie; Kenny Riddle was second; third was Kingennie staff member, Grant Osler; Steven Corsar was fourth and last qualifying place went to another Kingennie staff member, Colin Martin.

The Burnside pool fished well to dries once the water cleared a bit mainly to cdc patterns and shipman’s sugar cubes. The bait pond held colour for a few days and powerbait was the killer method. Once things cleared a bit, spinners and natural baits worked well.