Clear water causes problems


FISHING at Kingennie has been fairly tricky with water clarity on all ponds very good.

The boathouse anglers have been frustrated by fish following flies for the whole of a retrieve and then turning away at the last moment. Lures and intermediate lines have taken most of the fish but a few rods have had good returns with big dries like foam daddies and the daddy hog.

Fish on the boathouse have been averaging 5lbs with the biggest fish a rainbow of just over 10lbs. Mr Bairner had a great return last week with four fish weighing in at 34lbs with the biggest an immaculate fish weighing 10lbs 10oz.

The Burnside pool has been just as tricky. With water clarity very good anglers have had to scale down on leader strength and fly size. Floating lines have been the line to use with the fish cruising just under the surface. Flies that have done well have been small buzzers, various cdc patterns and mini hot head damsels.

The Backside has had a fairly mixed week with the fish switching from sipping on small naturals to chasing and bashing into fry patterns. Floating lines are still the line of choice with the fish not too far below the surface.

The Woodside pool anglers have been faced with the same difficulties as the fly anglers with the water clarity being very good. Anglers have needed to use much lighter line than normal which has resulted in a few lost fish. Baits that have worked well on Woodside have been worms and powerbait. The killer fly of the week has been the orange nomad.

Carlogie Dam

THE SENIORS’ Trophy at Carlogie Dam was fished for on Sunday when, after a reweigh, the winner was George Nicoll, Carnoustie, who caught 10 fish weighing 27lbs 12ozs.

A very close second was Ally Stewart, Dundee, with 10 weighing 27lbs 8ozs. Third place wwent to Jock Ewing, Aberdeen, with four weighing 12lbs 12ozs. Jock also caught the heaviest fish weighing 7lbs 12ozs.

Other returns were W. Reilly, Dundee, who caught six and kept three weighing 7lbs 4ozs on lures; N. Spence, Arbroath, caught eight and kept three weighing 10lbs on lures; Jim Tait, Forfar, caught six and kept three weighing 13lbs on nymphs, his best a 7lbs rainbow; John McKay, Dundee, caught eight and kept four weighing 7lbs 8oz on lures; Jock Reid, Kingsmuir, caught nine and kept three weighing 7lbs on lures; J. Strang, Dundee, caught eight and kept two weighing 6lbs 4ozs on buzzers; and J. Thomson, Montrose, caught and kept three weighing 7lbs 8ozs on a cormorant.

On catch and release were Colin Tait, Forfar, 12 on a Kate Mclaren; Steve McDonald, Newburgh, 10 on lures; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, 11 on a damsel; Colin Cameron, Dundee, 11 on dries and buzzers; Colin Tait, Forfar, on his second visit 14 on an apps bloodworm; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, eight on dries; Dave Mahoney, Dundee, seven on dries; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, six on dries; Les Gall, Dundee, sixon lures; Jim Marnie, Dundee, five on dries; and Shug Cassiday, Dundee, four on dries.