Big catches recorded at local fisheries

Kingennie

THE FISHING at Kingennie this week has again been influenced by changes in the weather. However, some very good returns have been witnessed with several large fish falling to small flies.

There has been a large range of diversity in the successful flies from very small bloodworm patterns to large dog nobblers. On Woodside Pond the most successful methods have again been powerbait and maggots.

The best return from the boathouse was by Mr Graham who had four fish totalling 26.25lbs, with the best fish weighing in at 9lbs. Three were taken on a yellow dancer and one fell to a very small dry. Floating fry and yellow dancer also took fish.

During late afternoon and evening there have been large numbers of fish rising on the Burnside. Mr Drummond took two for 3lbs and returned 15.

On the Bankside Mr Sawers had great success on crunchers fished with a floating line. He caught and released 12 fish including one tiger trout and one brownie. Mr Wood and Mr West both released 15 fish. Mr Purvis had four fish for 7.75lbs and Mr Wilson took four for 7.50lbs. Hoppers, spiders and a Kate McLaren accounted for most of the fish.

Fishing on the all method pond, Woodside, was somewhat unpredictable although some decent returns were made. Mr Armitage took four fish for 6lbs whilst Mr Stewart had four for 5.50lbs.

Carlogie Dam

THE YOUNGEST angler at Carlogie Dam fishings this week was three-and-a-half year old Ethan Duncan from Forfar. He was fishing with the help of his father and caught his very first rainbow weighing 1lb 8ozs. The youngster was over the moon.

Mike Johnston, Arbroath, caught eight fish, returned four and kept four weighing 9lb 8ozs caught on a green pea lure. W. Reilly, Dundee, caught and kept three fish weighing 7lb 4ozs caught on lures. G. Campbell, Monifieth, caught and kept two fish weighing 4lbs caught on buzzers.

Dave Whitecross, Broughty Ferry, caught four fish, returned two and kept two weighing 5lbs caught on green and white lure. J. Langlands, also Broughty Ferry, caught three fish returned one and kept two weighing 4lb 8ozs caught on green and white lure. Jim Tait, Forfar, caught 14 fish returned nine and kept five weighing 14lbs caught on buzzers and lures.

Frank Milne, Arbroath, caught six fish, returned four and kept two weighing 4lb 8ozs caught on a damsel. Ally Stewart, Dundee, caught and kept two fish weighing 5lbs 12ozs caught on a damsel. Larry Morrison, Kirriemuir, caught four fish, returned two and kept two weighing 4lbs caught on buzzers.

On catch and release this week were Derek Glover, Dundee, who caught and returned 17 fish caught on a damsel. Fraser Robertson, Forfar, caught and returned 13 fish all caught on dries. Peter Cameron, Kirriemuir, caught and returned 11 fish caught on a loch ordie and a yellow dancer.

George Woods, Montrose, caught and returned 15 fish caught on dries and buzzers. Colin Cameron, Broughty Ferry, caught and returned 11 fish caught on buzzers. A. Nicoll, Aberdeen, caught and returned 14 fish caught on dries. Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, caught and returned 11 fish caught on buzzers.

Chris Cooper, Dundee, caught and returned seven fish caught on buzzers. Dave Simpson, Forfar, caught and returned six fish caught on buzzers. Brian Armstrong, Broughty Ferry, caught and returned five fish caught on an emerger.