THE BEGINNING of last week saw Kingennie Fishery off to a fairly good start, and with a lot of the ice being broken the pools did fairly well for the anglers.
Boathouse pool had the four catch and return guys returning over 18 fish, mostly caught on lures, yellow dancer, cats whisker, and orange blob.
Mr Higgins had one for 4lb and Mr Williams two for 6lb to take away for their day.
Once again the weather decided to take a turn for the worse, and the frost and ice returned with a vengeance.
Towards the end of the week was a bit better, especially for Mr Thompson who landed an 11lb 4oz fish, whilst his two buddies struggled.
Icing of the rod rings appeared to be the most serious complaint along with numb fingers but, on the whole, everybody seemed to be happy just to wet a line.
The Burnside pool only gave up a few fish, all round about the pound-and-a half to two-pound mark.
Yet again the catch and return boys, Mr Robertson, Mr Bamshaw and Mr Craig, had between them over 70 fish in an eight-hour session. The Burnside pool has become a favourite with our anglers, because of the catch and return system that was put in place.
The Woodside, or ‘any method’ pool, has, for the first time in a long time been very quiet, which is definitely due to the adverse weather conditions. There were one or two ‘bravehearts’ who caught a few fish, but the general consensus was: “that’s enough for me, fireside here I come.”
The Bankside pool is still frozen over, and it appears that it could still be unfishable for a week or so, as dictated by the weather.
THE ICE at Carlogie Dam has continued to prevent fishing.