Good catches at local fishing ponds

Carlogie Dam

ANGLERS who visited Carlogie Dam Fishings last week included Ray Gowans who caught and kept five weighing 10lbs on nymphs.

Also successful were Bill Sinclair, Kirriemuir, caught and kept two weighing 4lbs on Buzzers; Alex Brewster, Forfar, caught seven and kept two weighing 4lb 8ozs on a diawl bach; Jock Ewing, Aberdeen, caught six and kept five weighing 10lbs 8ozs on a WSW; Chas Ferguson, Kirriemuir, kept two weighing 4lbs 8ozs on a bloodworm; John Beattie, Carrnoustie, kept three weighing 8lbs 4ozs on a goldhead hare’s ear; Gordon Skelton, Arbroath, caught three and kept two weighing 4lbs on buzzers; and J. Cuthill, Carnoustie, caught four weighing 11lbs on a white fritz.

On catch and release were George Woods, Montrose, 20 on buzzers and dries; Fraser Robertson, Forfar, 12 on blobs; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, 15 on buzzers; R. Fotheringham, Kelty, six on nymphs and daddies; C. Fotheringham, Kelty, five on nymphs and daddies; Jim Marnie, Dundee, five on dries; Jim Tait, Forfar, 14 on various lures; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, eight on buzzers; Dave Mahoney, Dundee, five on buzzers; Craig Iseke, Canada, two on blobs; John Croll, Wellbank, four on buzzers; Mr Clark, Forfar, five all on buzzers; and Fred Longmuir, Arbroath, six on buzzers.


WARMER weather during the day has seen good hatches of flies and fish feeding at Kingennie.

The bright conditions have necessitated fine leaders, but Bankside anglers ready to use small flies, buzzers and CDCs, have been rewarded with some lovely fully finned, hard fighting trout. The Osprey continues to visit at least twice a day to take a fish giving everyone a fantastic show as he dives for fish.

Evening sessions on the Bankside have seen some massive rises of trout as dusk approaches, and some catch and release regulars have enjoyed double figure catches. The average size is between two and three pounds, but a number of bigger fish from four to six pounds have been reported.

The Burnside has fished well J. Martin taking a 5lb 4oz rainbow on a cormorant. Along with most of the fish this week, it was been caught on an intermediate lines about four feet under the surface. Lures have been the flies of choice this week with lots of fish also being caught on naturals.

On the boathouse anglers on kill tickets have had no trouble at all in reaching limit, fish that have been kept from the boathouse this week have averaged 4.5lb. All sorts of flies have done well from big lures to tiny dries and everything in between. The water is gin clear at the moment making spotting fish very easy but a stealthy approach is necessary to catch them.

The Woodside any legal lure pond has also fished well this week, with fish averaging one-and-a-half to two pounds. Among the Woodside catches were Mr Baird two for 3lbs, Mr Stevens three for 6lbs, Mr Martin six for 9lbs and Mr Mill two for 3lbs 8ozs.