Fish back in the mood at Rescobie

AFTER a spell of lying deep and refusing everything offered to them, the fish at Rescobie Loch are back in taking mood with some decent baskets coming off.

There were quite a few contenders for ‘Gow’s Fish of the Month’ for March with the 12lb 8oz fish of S. Thomson, Arbroath, beating off competition from A. McIntosh, Forfar, 10lb 12oz; R. Smith, Arbroath, 10lb 8oz; and D. Nicoll, Arbroath, 11lb 4oz. On top of the leaderboard for April is N. Husker, Arbroath, with one at 8lb 8oz.

Last weekend saw the annual competition between the Scottish Junior International team and the best that Rescobie Loch could muster from its ranks. Suffice to say that the 21-7 scoreline bolstered the juniors’ self confidence no end.

Buzzers are taking a lot of fish but so, too, are Cormorants – the feathered variety that is! While there are no particular hotspots, anglers are still favouring Drimmie and Condor so most fish are coming from those areas. Some really good evening rises have been witnessed with the fish readily coming to the fly.

Some recent bank successes were: J. Campbell, Brechin, four for 10lb 8oz; F. Keith, Dundee, four for 15lb 5oz; L. Paesano, Dundee, four for 9lb 12oz; G. Gall, Arbroath, four for 8lb 12oz; J. Moncur, Invergowrie, four for 9lb; and D.M. Smith, Arbroath, four for 8lb 8oz.

From the boats: D. Murray, Broughty Ferry, four for 10lb; M. McCrum, Montrose, four for 9lbs; B. Cox, Dundee, four for 7lb 8oz; P. Wilkie, Banchory, four for 12lb; D. Blythe, Forfar, four for 8lb 10oz; A. Ramshaw, Montrose, four for 8lbs; M. Heenan, Forfar, four for 8lb; R. Smith, Arbroath, four for 13lb 8oz; C. Thornton, Montrose, four for 10lb 12oz; and J. Doyle, Montrose, four for 8lb.