AT CARLOGIE Dam last week Davy Wood, Aberdeen, caught 11 and kept four fish weighing 9lbs on a WSW.
Walter Senior, Aberdeen, caught seven and kept four weighing 7lbs 8ozs on a WSW; Sandy McAllan, Arbroath, caught three and kept two weighing 4lbs 4ozs on lures; and N. Spence, Arbroath, caught three and kept two weighing 4lbs 8ozs on lures.
On catch and release were Ally Stewart, Dundee, with 20-plus on lures; G. Cheetham, Monifieth, 15 on lures; Mr Clark, Forfar, 16 on buzzers; Scott Watson, Muirdrum, eight on lures; Dave Moonie, Dundee, 14 on bloodworm; S. Simpson, Stonehaven, eight on nymphs; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, four on lures; John Orr, Carnoustie, five on lures; H. Cassiday, Dundee, four on lures; G. Skelton, Arbroath, four on a dancer; and Jim Marnie, Dundee, two on a bloodworm.
RAIN and melting snow caused cloudy water conditions for the Boathouse Pool at Kingennie for much of the week. This resulted in lower catches and generally smaller fish averaging around 4lbs. Most fell to small lures or nymphs.
Buzzers worked well on the Burnside Pool where Mark Ellis had an excellent 5lb rainbow and Robert Gibson had 10 fish on the catch and release option.
There were fewer anglers fishing the Woodside (any legal method) but green powerbait still proved to be the most successful bait.
The Bankside Pool reacted well to nymphs and small lures. Other options included buzzers and crunchers which John Barr used to good effect landing six fish (catch and release), the largest being a beautifully conditioned rainbow estimated at 4lbs.
On Sunday the fishery hosted the Scottish Youth Fly Fishing squad, their coaches and some parents who braved blizzard conditions on the Bankside. A mixture of good humour and fierce determination combined to produce around 40 fish all of which were released.
Many participants made the long journey in appalling conditions but remained positive, bringing an enjoyable atmosphere to proceedings.
Forbes of Kingennie wish them well in their future competitions.