Great catches at local fisheries

Carlogie Dam

VISITORS to Carlogie Dam last week included Bob Harvey, Leuchars, who caught nine and kept four weighing 15lbs on lures. His best was a rainbow of 6lbs.

Jim Cuthill, Carnoustie, caught 18 on lures and kept five weighing 14lbs, and Raymond Ferguson, Forfar, caught six also on lures, and kept two weighing 4lbs.

On catch and release were Dave Simpson, Forfar, over 20 on lures; George Smith, Arbroath, over 20 on a woodworm; Ally Stewart, Dundee, over 20 on lures; Mike Heenan, Arbroath, over 20 on lures; Dave Roy, Barnhill, 18 on lures; Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, 19 on buzzers.

Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, 16 on a bloodworm; A. Phillip, Forfar, 15 on bloods and buzzers; S. Emmerson, Arbroath, 11 on lures; Dave Moodie, Carnoustie, 15 on lures; Craig Macpherson, Arbroath, eight on a bloodworm; and P. Cameron, Kirriemuir, eight on bloodworm.


THE COLD weather doesn’t seem to have put the fish off at Forbes of Kingennie this week with all the ponds fishing well.

The Bankside has been on really good form with fish being caught from all over the pond rather than just in the bays. The water at the moment is very clear which has made it slightly harder, but most methods have been taking fish.

Lures on an intermediate have been the most popular method with the cat’s whisker being the most used. Buzzers have been consistent with oaky doakys and plain black being the most successful.

The Burnside is just as clear but lures on an intermediate have definitely been the method to use. Black and green fritzes and the yellow dancer have been the most used fly but most lures are taking fish. Mr Whyte had an excellent result on Friday with two fish for 5lbs and returning a further 13.

The boathouse continues to be dominated by lures. Again most colours have been successful but it seems that a faster retrieve has been the key to catching.

Mr Barlow had a fine bag of fish with four for 25lbs 8ozs with the best being a lovely rainbow at 9lbs 1oz.

The Woodside has not been too busy but those who have fished have been rewarded with some quite easy fishing. Powerbait is by far the best method at the moment with most fish being caught down by the inflow pipes.

Mr Jackson took the best fish this week with a 3lbs 11ozs rainbow taken on ledgered orange powerbait.