THE DAVE Moodie pairs competition was held at Carlogie Dam Fishings on Sunday when 10 anglers took part and caught 69 fish between them.
The winning pair were Dave Simpson and Macauly Clark, both Forfar, who caught 17 fish weighing 44lbs 11oz. Second place went to Dave Roy, Barnhill, and Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, with 14 fish weighing 40lbs 10oz. Third were Derek Birse, Forfar, and George Nicoll, Carnoustie, with 14 fish weighing 34lbs 12ozs.
The heaviest fish, caught by Colin Fairweather, Carnoustie, weighed 5lb 12ozs.
Other returns this week included Jim Tait, Forfar, caught eight, returned three and kept five weighing 15lbs on various lures; Tom Barr, Dundee, caught six, returned two and kept four weighing 9lb 4ozs on buzzers; Mike Johnston, Arbroath, caught four, returned two and kept two weighing 4lbs 8oz on buzzers; and Les Young, Broughty Ferry, caught six, returned four and kept two weighing 5lbs on a damsel.
On catch and release were Dave Mahoney, Dundee, 18 on dries; Dave Simpson, Forfar, 17 on various lures; Stuart Falconer, Arbroath, 12 on buzzers; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, nine on dries; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, nine on buzzers and dries; George Woods, Montrose, seven on buzzers; Fraser Robertson, Forfar, 11 on buzzers; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, six on buzzers; Peter Cameron, Kirriemuir, six on a loch ordie; C. Fotheringham, Kelty, six on hoppers; and R. Fotheringham, Kelty, five on hoppers.
THE FISHING this week has been very good at Forbes of Kingennie with all the ponds benefiting form the extra water. The ponds are high but clear with dry fly tactics being the most successful method. The osprey has made a welcome return to Kingennie this week coming at least twice a day and putting on a great show for all those watching.
The boathouse continues to fish well to a number of methods. Lures are still top with black and green lures and damsels being the most effective. Dry flies have also taken a number of fish this week with the biggest fish of the week, a 9lbs 6ozs rainbow, falling to the rod of Greg Mather taken on a sedgehog.
The Burnside has still been producing large numbers of fish with most coming to dry flies and buzzers. The yellow owl shuttlecock has been very popular taking a number of fish including the biggest fish this week to the rod of Jim Miller with a rainbow of 5lbs 2ozs. The largest bag of this week was taken by G Smith with four fish for 8lbs, returning a further 19.
The Bankside has been a little slower as the fish seem to be shoaling up, but for those who were able to land on a shoal the sport has been hectic with up to 20 fish caught in a session. There has been no killer fly but patterns such as the pheasant tail nymph, buzzers and floating fry have taken good numbers of fish. One of the best bags this week was taken by K. Norman with five fish for 13lb taken on a ‘wee black thing’.
The Woodside has been consistent with all methods taking their share of fish with powerbait and worms having been most popular. Most anglers are coming off with lots of bags having fish of over 2lbs in them. The biggest bag was taken by A McKeen with five fish for 9lbs 8ozs.