Good catches at local ponds

ANGLERS visiting Carlogie Dam included Scott Watson, Muirdrum, who caught four and kept two weighing 4lbs on lures.

Shaun Berry, Arbroath, caught and kept two weighing 4lbs 12ozs on lures; R. Ferguson, Forfar, also caught and kept two weighing 4lbs 8ozs on lures; W. Reilly, Dundee, caught six and kept three weighing 7lbs 8ozs on lures; and Neil Cassiday, Dundee, caught and kept two weighing 6lbs on a bloodworm.

On catch and release were Ally Stewart, Dundee, 20-plus on lures; David Mooney, Dundee, 15 on lures; Wullie Milne, Forfar, 10 on a yellow dancer; Ian Wallace, Montrose, four on buzzers; G. Nicoll, Carnoustie, three on lures; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, nine on buzzers; D. Whitecross, Broughty Ferry, three on lures; W. Beattie, Forfar, four on a yellow dancer; Scott Watson, Muirdrum, six on lures; and Ally Stewart, Dundee, on his second visit 20-plus.

The recent mild weather at Forbes of Kingennie saw some outstanding bags of fish being caught from all the ponds. Mr Whiteford had two fish for 15lbs on hot head damsels from the Boathouse. The biggest fish was landed by M. Clark with an 8lbs 15ozs rainbow taken on a pink buzzer.

The Bankside has settled down a bit with fish spread out all across the pond again. Small stuff is still the preferred method. Mr Sheppard took over 25 fish all on a floating line, light leader and a mixture of wee stuff from buzzers to wet flies and even a couple on the dry fly all in the space of five hours. The biggest fish of the week was caught by Mr Williamson with a rainbow estimated at 6lbs. That was returned after he had already weighed in two fish for 5lbs 4ozs.

The Burnside is still holding a bit of colour but lots of fish are coming out. The top method by far has been three daiwl bachs on a floating line fished fairly slowly. After he cracked the method, season ticket holder Mr Barlow took 13 fish in two hours all on daiwl bachs.