Fishing for Maggie’s Centre


THERE was a great turnout on Bankside for the Maggie’s Centre fund-raiser at the weekend. The weather was very poor but the hardy anglers braved the wind and rain.

The gin clear water also made things difficult but with the standard of angler being very high most managed to land a few fish.

Kingennie staff member Colin Martin was in the lead for most of the day but was pushed into second place on the last peg by S. Cairns who managed to land 13 for the day Colin had a respectable 11.

Most of the fish caught in the competition were on lures fished with sink tip or intermediate lines.

The boathouse continues to fish well although the water is extremely clear. Some nice bags of fish were taken this week with the average size of the fish being 4lbs with the biggest of the week going to 9.5lbs. Nearly all of the fish this week have been taken on lures.

The Burnside has fished well with most of the action in the top few feet of water small natural flies with floating lines have taken most of the fish with the odd catch secured deep on slow fished lures. The average weight on the pond this week is just under two lbs.

The Woodside is still fishing well with powerbait. Although most of the fish caught on woodside have been near or on the bottom, a few fish have been taken on small mepps style spinners.

Carlogie Dam

THE WEATHER has warmed up at Carlogie Dam and anglers making the best of it were Bert Sutherland, Markinch, who caught six and kept two weighing 4lbs on a cormorant.

Alex Imrie, Markinch, caught and kept two weighing 6lbs 8ozs on buzzers; Alex Ewart, Kirriemuir, caught 18 and kept three weighing 5lbs 8ozs on wets; Gordon Skelton, Arbroath, caught and kept one on a black and peacock spider; David McAllen, Arbroath, caught 10 and kept two weighing 5lbs on buzzers. On catch and release were Dave Simpson, Forfar, 20 plus on lures; Jim Watson, Forfar, on buzzers; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, 20 plus on Cormorants and buzzers; N. Boath, Tayport, 13 on a PTN and diawl bach; Fraser Robertson, Forfar, 20 plus on blobs; Colin Cameron, Dundee, 11 on buzzers; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, 12 on buzzers; Tony Fenemore, Broughty Ferry, 20 on buzzers; Dave Mahoney, Dundee, 10 on buzzers; Dave Roy, Barnhill, 14 on buzzers; and W. Beattie, Forfar, eight on buzzers.