Lures and bloodworms the bait to use

Carlogie Dam

ANGLERS who visited Carlogie Dam Fishings last week included G. Edward, Forfar, who caught six returned kept two weighing 5lbs 8ozs on lures.

Others were: Conor Hughes and Hamish Lamond, from Coupar Angus, on a father and son ticket caught 12 and kept four between them weighing 10lbs on lures; Ross Ogilvie, Arbroath, caught nine and kept two weighing 5lbs on lures; Jim Tait, Forfar, caught nine and kept four weighing 14lbs on lures, his best a rainbow weighing 8lbs; Raymond Ferguson, Forfar, caught five and kept two weighing 5lbs on a bloodworm; and Dave Cook, Perth, caught 20 and kept three weighing 10lbs on a viva.

Catch and release statistics included: George Woods, Montrose, 20 on nymphs and buzzers; Mike Heenan, Arbroath, 20+ on a viva; Ally Stewart, Dundee, 16 on lures; Dave Mahoney, Dundee, 12 on a diawl bach; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, 11 on lures; Andy O’Rourke, Dundee, 12 on a black lure; G. Skelton, Arbroath, 14 on lures; Dave Simpson, Forfar, 10 on lures; Jim Armstrong, Monifieth, nine on a diawl bach; and D. Bange, Dundee, seven on lures.


WINTER has definitely set in at Forbes of Kingennie and it has made a noticeable difference to the fishing.

The Bankside is still fishing well with black and green lures being the top fly. Small bloodworms and flash back nymphs have also take a lot of fish when they shy off the lures.

The Burnside continues to produce lots of fish with most of them falling to lures. Again black and green has been very popular with the orange blobs taking its share as well bloodworms and black buzzers. Some good bags of fish up to 3lbs have been coming off with people returning up to 20 fish per day.

The Boathouse has been quite but those who have fished it have bad some good bags of fish with the average being around 6lbs.

Again lures on an intermediate are the proving to be the best method with white cats and orange fritz’s being the most popular patterns.

On Saturday, December 31, there is a Hogmanay completion on the Boathouse and Burnside with cash prizes for heaviest bag and heaviest fish. Lunch will be provided and events will start at 9 a.m. There are still places available so please call to book on 01382 350777/350213 to avoid disappointment.