Local anglers win pairs competition

The recent A.C. Sturrock Pairs competition at Carlogie Dam was won by Carnoustie anglers Dave Moodie and Colin Fairweather.

Runners-up were Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, and Ally Stewart, Dundee, and in third place were Derick Birse and Mike Low, both Forfar.

Recent catch and release included: Alan Brown, Carnoustie, six; Dave Whitecross, Broughty Ferry, two; Les Gall, Dundee, three; Ian Chaplain, Carnoustie, two; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, five; Dave Roy, Broughty Ferry, five; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, six; Shug Cassiday, Dundee, two Jock Reid, Kingsmuir, three; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, three; Frank Ross, Dundee, six; Dave Moodie, Carnoustie, seven; and Ally Stewart, Dundee, five.

Catch and keep: George Smith, Forfar, four for 7lbs 8ozs; W. Currie, Dundee, three for 6lbs; Keith Clark, Dundee, three for 7lbs 4ozs; W. Reilly, Dundee, two for 4lbs 6ozs; A. Birrell, Alloa, two for 4lbs; and Stan Dickson, two for 4lbs.


The cooler weather over last week has seen the fishing really pick up this week.

The water levels are up slightly but a bit more rain is required to cool down the water temperature and bring the heights up to normal level.

There have been some big fish coming from the Boathouse with Mr Martin taking a lovely conditioned rainbow weighing 12lbs 9ozs on a Sparkly damsel.

There have been some other good fish including an 8lbs 6ozs blue caught by Mr Thompson as well as a 4lbs 14ozs brown taken by Mr Wright.

Lures have been the most popular method with rubber legged bloodworms being very successful.

The Bankside is still very weedy in the bays with most of the fish holding on the dam wall. White lures have been the most consistent pattern as well as blobs and dries.

Mr Mcstay caught and released 14 in four hours fishing a home tied white and silver lure. Mr Soave took two fish for 6lbs 4ozs on a yellow dancer.

The Burnside continues to be the most prolific pond with some really good catches coming out to a number of methods.

An intermediate or sinking line with a damsel or a blob has been the best method when pulling.