Carlogie Dam

Angling at Carlogie Dam Fishings this week was fast and furious with 265 fish caught.

The figure includes two tagged fish; one yellow tag which netted the lucky angler £50 and one green which was worth £25.

On catch and release were C. Cooper, from Dundee, who caught 20 fish. C. Cameron, from Dundee, caught 19 fish on buzzers. D. Roy, Broughty Ferry, caught 16 fish on buzzers. G.Woods, from Montrose, caught 15 fish on dries. Ally Stewart, Dundee, caught 11 fish on buzzers. Bruce Thomson, from Arbroath, caught 10 fish on buzzers. N. Spence, also Arbroath, caught 11 fish on lures. D. Glover, Dundee, caught seven fish on buzzers.

J. Thomson, from Arbroath, caught eight fish on various flies. D. Thain, also Arbroath, caught eight fish on CDSs. J. Duthie, Arbroath, caught six fish caught on buzzers. W. Milne, from Forfar, caught six fish on dries. M. Howie caught six on buzzers. Steve McDonald, Newport, caught 13 on buzzers. J. Marnie, Dundee, caught six on buzzers. H. Cassidy, from Dundee, caught six on buzzers. R. Main caught six on buzzers. Ian Chaplain, Carnoustie, caught five on dries and buzzers. Dave Thoms, from Carnoustie, caught five on dries. Derek Linton, Dundee, caught five on dries.

Andy O’Rourke, Dundee, caught three on buzzers.

On catch and keep this week were S. Diplexito, Forfar, caught and kept two fish caught on buzzers. D. Johnston kept two fish weighing 5lbs. D. Wood, Aberdeen, caught and kept three fish weighing seven lbs. J. Ewing, Aberdeen, caught and kept four fish weighing nine lbs, caught on a W.S.W. W. Senior, Aberdeen, caught and kept four fish weighing 11lbs 2oz caught on W.S.W.


It has been a week of near perfect fishing conditions at Forbes of Kingennie this week. It has been a bit hot through the day but the mornings and evenings have been fantastic when it cools down slightly and the fish have been right up on the surface taking dries on most of the ponds.

The Bankside has been on great form this week with some anglers having outstanding results but some have struggled due to fish being quite localised in three noticeable shoals in the first bay and the dam wall.

On Wednesday evening Mr Cowan put back 22 on a mixture of dries with the largest around four lbs. On Friday Mr Spotiswood returned 16 on a mix of dries and small nymphs with his largest around six lbs.

The most impressive haul was taken by Mr Birse on Saturday when he landed an unbelievable 45 fish on a orange sugercube shipman’s buzzer. However he would of swapped them all for one fish he lost in the morning that was estimated to “well over double figures”.

The Boathouse has held a bit of colour this week and has stopped it fishing to its full potential. There have still been a lot of fish on the surface so a floating line is all you need. Mall damsels and nymphs have been the way this week. Mr Bourne took a seven lb rainbow on a cat’s whisker which was his only take. Mr Nicolson had three fish for 10lbs 4oz and put back another five on diawl bachs.

The Burnside has been very busy this week and the anglers have taken advantage of the fish being high in the water with dries, buzzers and the washing line taking a lot of fish. Mr McCabe took a 9lb 8oz rainbow on a small black lure on a floating line. Mr Hamilton had nine on a catch and release permit fishing buzzers.

The Woodside is still very clear and that has made it slightly tricky if you don’t scale down on you hook link and hook. As always at this time powerbait has still been taking the most fish worms and spinners are taking fish but not as many as powerbait. Mr Woods and his son took four fish for eight lbs on green powerbait on a lead. Mr Harvey took three fish for 5lbs 9oz on sweet corn.

The first round of the Kingennie Summer League will take place on the Burnside and Boathouse this Saturday with the top six rods going into the final where there is a top prize of £250 cash for more details please call the fishing shop on 01382 350777/350213.