Anglers at Kingennie are having some great sport on all pools right now after this prolonged spell of good weather.
The water is continuing to get clearer as the days go by and the fish are taking advantage of some great hatches. Dry flies are definitely the method to fish at the moment with the amount of fish rising but they are being fussy and getting the right pattern is essential to get consistent sport.
The Burnside has been fishing superbly and seems to be where most anglers are heading at the moment. Damsel nymphs have been the best lure, fished either on a floating line or a slow glass with a mixed retrieve. Mr Costello has been taking a lot of fish recently on buzzers and dries fished washing line style. In the past week he has had rainbows up to 6lb plus as well as blues up to 5lb and lost a fish estimated to be into double figures. Mr Bain took three fish for 7lb 8oz and put back another 11 on dries.
The Boathouse is still gin clear and sight fishing is the best way to catch the fish. Small weighted hares ears and diawl bachs have been best. All the usual small lures are taking fish also with orange appearing to be the colour of choice.
Logan Cumming did very well on Saturday landing 2 fish for 6lb 13oz on a sparkly damsel. Mr Martin had two fish for 7lb and put back 9 using buzzers.
The Bankside has seen a few more anglers fishing it and there have been some good returns. Mr Maxwell had four fish for 10lb 9oz fishing an orange blob and put back another six from the dam wall. Mr Jones did well fishing dries and nymphs at the inflow from the Woodside and took 11 fish with one around the 5lb mark.
The Woodside is seeing a lot of the weed really starting to die back and the fish have been moving around all over the pond but the bank behind the shop is still the best area. All the usual methods are taking fish but a float fishing around four feet deep has been best.
There has been a run of much larger than average fish with dozens of fish being caught in the 2/3lb range with the largest a 4lb 15oz monster caught by Mr Mcvean on powerbait. The Wallace party took 12 fish for 27lb using powerbait and sweet corn.
A special mention has to go out to Liam Murray, Robert Gibson and Alistair Forbes who have all qualified to fish for the Scottish Youth Fly Fishing Team this weekend while fishing at Carron Valley fishery.
Forbes of Kingennie is a lead sponsor of the national youth team and it’s great to see some of the local young anglers make the team where they will fish at the lake of Menteith next July at the home international