ANGLERS visiting the dam this week included Jim Tait, from Forfar, who caught 15, returned 10 and kept five weighing 12lbs on lures, his best a brown trout weighing 10lbs.
Walter Senior, from Aberdeen, caught 12, returned seven and kept five weighing 12lbs 8ozs on a W.S.W. Dave Wood, also of Aberdeen, caught 21, returned 16 and kept five weighing 12lbs on a W.S.W. D. Johnston, Dundee, caught five, returned three and kept two weighing 4lbs 8oz on lures.
G. Skelton, Arbroath, caught and kept two weighing 6lbs 8oz on a green and white fritz. A. Macpherson caught six, returned four and kept two weighing 4lbs 4ozs on buzzers.
Colin Nicoll, Arbroath, caught five, returned three and kept two weighing 6lbs on buzzers. M. Johnston, also from Arbroath, caught 10, returned eight and kept two weighing 8lbs 8ozs on lures. Jim Cheetham, Forfar, caught seven, returned four and kept three weighing 6lbs 4ozs on lures. B. Cook, from Forfar, caught and kept three weighing 6lbs on lures. J Welsh, also Forfar, caught six, returned four and kept two weighing 4lbs 8ozs on lures.
On catch and release this week were Jock Reid, from Kingsmuir, who C and R 20 on lures, Scott Emmerson, Arbroath, C and R, eight on buzzers, Bruce Thomson, Arbroath, C and R 15 on glitter bugs, Jim Tait, Forfar, C and R 20 on lures, Dave Simpson, Forfar, C and R 20 on various lures, John Orr, Carnoustie, C and R eight on a green pea lure, Dave Mahoney, Dundee, C and R eight on buzzers, Colin Cameron, Broughty Ferry, C and R 17 on buzzers, Dave Thoms, Carnoustie C and R six on buzzers, Derek Glover, Dundee, C and R five on buzzers.
FORBES of Kingennie has witnessed some excellent fishing this week with all ponds producing some substantial returns. Most fish have been taken on floating lines with a variety of flies achieving results. Bait fishing has also produced on Woodside Pond with powerbait and maggots being favoured.
Big fish have been moving in the Boathouse all week, with several in excess of 9lbs being caught. The heaviest fish was a rainbow of 10lbs 6ozs taken by Mr Barklie and the heaviest bag was two fish weighing in at 17lbs taken by a member of Mr Jackson’s party.
Burnside produced good numbers of fish averaging 1.75lbs. There was a huge hatch of caenis on Friday evening, which resulted in probably the most spectacular evening rise of the season so far. Favoured patterns have been bloodworm imitations, buzzers and mini floating fry.
On Bankside the most productive patterns have been green pea, hare’s ear, black/silver buzzers and the claret hopper. Fish averaged out around 2.5lbs with most anglers achieving their limit catch. An extremely large rainbow trout was hooked and lost during the week. It has been sighted again and is reliably estimated to be in double figures.
Sport on the all legal methods pond, Woodside, has been a bit more patchy, although some excellent catches have been recorded. Spinning has produced a few fish but most have fallen to bait.
It would be appreciated if anglers could record their catches at the fishing shop so that stocking returns can be calculated.