Dave Moodie Pairs

The Dave Moodie Pairs competition was held at Carlogie Dam on Sunday when 10 anglers took part.

Results were: 1, Jim Doyle and James Donald, 24 fish for 67lbs 12ozs; 2, Dave Moodie and Colin Fairweather, 19 for 51lbs 13ozs; 3, Ally Stewart and Farnk Ferrier, 16 for 45lbs 10ozs.

Other bags were: Jock Ewing and Dave Wood, eight for 24lbs 8ozs; and Scott Watson and Walter Senior, eight for 19lbs 8ozs. Heaviest fish of the day was a rainbopw caught by Jock Ewing which weighed 4lbs 8ozs.

Catch and returns recently included Mike Young, Montrose,12; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, 14; Derek Balfour, Forfar, eight; Bob Harvey, Leuchars, 15; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, 14; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, nine; Ian Chaplin, Carnoustie, nine; Scott Watson, Muirdrum, nine; Andy Byrne, Arbroath, 10; Dave Whitecross, Broughty Ferry, five; Ally Stewart, Dundee, 18; Derek Glover, Dundee, 16; and Steve McDonald, Newburgh, 21.


After a few days of warm weather the fishing took off at Forbes of Kingennie with great bags coming off all the ponds.

The Boathouse stayed clear making the fishing very entertaining. Most fish were taken on the lures, with small cats whiskers being the most popular but black buzzers have taken a lot of fish when they go off the chase.

The Burnside is still holding a bit of colour but it hasn’t put the fish off. Again most have fallen to the lures due to the water clarity but the natural approach has taken its fair share. Mr Tait had a fantastic day on Saturday returning 22 fish with the biggest being a blue trout estimated at 6lbs. The largest fish weighed in this week from the Burnside - a blue weighing 4lbs 13ozs - was caught by Mr McKenzie.

The Bankside has been on good form with lots of surface activity in the evenings in particular. The fish have been well spread out but the dam wall continues to be the most popular spot fishing into the deeper water. Buzzers have been the most consistent method but lures such as the yellow dancer and orange blobs on an intermediate have worked really well.

Junior angler Robert Gibson showed everyone how it is done, returning 22 fish on Sunday including one brownie, seven blues and the rest rainbows, the biggest weighing around 4lbs. The biggest fish was caught by Mr Soave with a 6lbs 8ozs rainbow taken on a small black lure.

The Woodside has been busy and a lot of fish have been caught. The worm has been the most popular method with spinners a close second. The largest fish was caught by Mr Brown with a 2lbs 15ozs rainbow that was part of a bag of five fish for 9lbs 14ozs.