Cat’s whiskers, cormorants and bloodworms do the trick

Carlogie Dam

AT CARLOGIE Dam this week John Kettles from Murthly caught 10, returned five and kept five weighing 10lbs on cormorants and cats whiskers.

Stuart Duff, from Alyth, caught and kept five weighing 13lbs on a cat’s whisker and green pea lure, Rodney Main, Arbroath, caught five, returned three and kept two weighing 3lb 12ozs on a bloodworm, Brian Main, from Carnoustie, caught nine, returned seven and kept two weighing 3lb 12ozs on a yellow dancer, Dave Simpson, Forfar, caught 12, returned 10 and kept two weighing 4lb 8ozs on various lures, Jim Tait, from Forfar, caught 20, returned 20 and kept five weighing 12lbs on cormorants.

John Hennan, Methil, caught and kept two weighing 4lbs on a yellow dancer, Matthew Sturrock, from Carnoustie, caught and kept four weighing 8lbs 8ozs on a yellow dancer, John Sutherland, Dundee, caught six, returned four and kept two weighing 4lbs 8oz on a damsel, Mark Smith, also from Dundee, caught eight, returned six and kept two weighing 5lb on a black and green fritz, D. Welsh, Forfar, caught and kept four weighing 10lbs on buzzers, Larry Morrison, from Kirriemuir, caught 11, returned nine and kept two weighing 9lbs on damsels, his best a rainbow weighing 6lbs 8ozs, Brian Pittendreich, St Cyrus, caught 12, returned eight and kept four weighing 14lbs 12ozs on a black and green fritz, his best a rainbow weighing 7lb 2ozs.

On catch and release this week were Jock Leslie, from Forfar, who c and r 18 on buzzers, Wullie Beattie, Brechin, c and r 11 on various lures, Bruce Thomson, from Arbroath, c and r 15 on buzzers, Brian Longmuir, also Arbroath, c and r 13 on bunny leach and nomad, Fred Longmuir, Arbroath, c and r five on lures, Dave Thoms, from Carnoustie, c and r 11 on nymphs, David Murray, Broughty Ferry, c and r 10 on buzzers, Derek Glover, from Dundee, c and r four on buzzers, Colin Cameron, also Dundee, c and r 18 on buzzers, George Woods, from Montrose, c and r 14 on buzzers, Wullie Milne, Forfar, c and r seven on buzzers, George Nicoll, from Carnoustie, c and r 9 on cormorants, Les Gall, Dundee, c and r three on a green pea lure.


THE FISHING this week at Kingennie has been just like the weather superb! All of the ponds have settled and have good visibility.

The best angler bar none this past week or so has been the osprey with a fish every ‘cast’. He/she has been seen to take two or three fish a day with spectacular aerial displays and diving. The pond that has fished best has been the Burnside pool with anglers having big numbers of fish even on a four-hour ticket.

The Boathouse pool has fished well with the bulk of the fish between 5lb and 10lb most anglers have had bag limits with lures taking nearly all of the fish, intermediate lines have worked best teamed with a lure and small attractor on the dropper.

The Burnside pool has kept the anglers busy with fish on the top looking for dries one minute and then only taking lures the next. Flies that have worked well in burnside have been the daddy sedge and various muddlers when they have been after lures its still the sparkly damsel or the salmon pink hottie that have worked best.

The Bankside has fished well this week with anglers having great success with all manner of flies, patterns that have done best are various styles and colours of buzzer diwal bachs, mainly green or red, or the lure with many names the Rob Roy, green pea, herr fly or Jim Tate (black and green lure with a touch of red on the underside)

The Woodside pool has fished very well with nearly all anglers leaving with bag limits the methods of catching have varied from day to day but most consistent method has been float fished worm also doing well has been powerbait of all kinds.