Big fish galore taken from local ponds

Carlogie Dam

VISITING anglers at Carlogie Dam Fishings were John Currie, Falkirk, who caught and kept two fish weighing 7lbs 4ozs caught on buzzers.

Andy Kirkham, Falkirk, caught and kept two fish weighing 6lbs 8ozs caught on buzzers. Jock Sneddon, Falkirk, caught and kept two fish weighing 5lbs12ozs caught on dries. Jim Cowan, Falkirk, caught and kept two fish weighing 6lbs12ozs caught on buzzers.

J. Shephard, Dundee, caught and kept two fish weighing 4lbs12ozs caught on buzzers. M. Duffy, Dundee, caught and kept two fish weighing 4lbs 8ozs caught on dries.

This year’s senior championship was held on Sunday and was a hard fought contest. The winner was Forfar’s Dave Simpson with six fish weighing 17lbs 8ozs. In second place was Colin Tait, also from Forfar, with five fish weighing 16lbs10ozs.

Third place was a tie betwen Bruce Thompson, Arbroath, with four fish weighing 12lbs and George Nicoll, Carnoustie, with five fish also weighing 12lbs. In fifth was Dave Roy, Barnhill, with four fish weighing 11lbs 8ozs.

Kingennie

THE FISHING this week at Forbes of Kingennie has been steady with the weather really affecting the sport.

When the sun’s been out the fish have been very picky with very small flies being needed, but when it has cooled down most small dries and nymphs have been taking their share of fish.

The Burnside has been consistent with buzzers and dries taking most of the fish although yellow dancers and hothead damsels have been taking plenty fish deeper down.

Ten-year-old Robert Hughes had a horrible day when he lost a brownie of around 10lb at the net after stalking the fish from the edge on a small black dog nobbler and playing it for over 10 minutes. Other catches include D. Thoms with two for 3lbs 12oz plus a few returned and Mr Findlay with four for 7lbs with a few returned also.

There are still spaces left for the competition on Sunday (September 11) on the Bankside. It will be run to a five-fish limit with £150 cash for first place and £50 for second as well as a prize for the biggest fish.