Productive angling at local fisheries

Carlogie Dam

THIS week Jim Tait, from Forfar, caught 15, returned 10 and kept five weighing 12lbs on lures. Then on his second visit he caught 15, returned 10 and kept five weighing 12lbs on lures.

Mike Johnston, Arbroath, caught four, returned two and kept two weighing 11lbs 8ozs on lures, his best a rainbow of 7lbs. T. McCabe, from Dundee, caught and kept two weighing 4lbs 8ozs on a green and white fritz. J. Donachie, also Dundee, caught and kept three weighing 5lbs 8ozs on buzzers, while B. Garthney, Dundee, caught six, returned three and kept three weighing 6lbs on buzzers.

S. Gibson, from Falkland, caught 14, returned 12 and kept two weighing 4lbs on lures and buzzers. H. Lamond, Coupar Angus, caught five, returned three and kept two weighing 4lbs 8ozs on lures. C Hughes, also Coupar Angus, caught and kept one weighing 3lbs on a lure. Steve Clark, from Arbroath, caught and kept five weighing 11lbs on a bunny leach.

Mike Black, Carnoustie, caught and kept two weighing 10lbs on lures, his best a rainbow of 8lbs. Raymond Ferguson, from Forfar, caught nine, returned seven and kept two weighing 4lbs on lures. T. Nairn, Kirriemuir, caught 12, returned 10 and kept two weighing 4lbs.

On catch and release were Gilbert Cheetham, jnr., who C & R more than 20 on a diawl bach and Gilbert Cheetham, snr., C & R 15 on diawl bach, both from Monifieth. Colin Tait, Forfar, C & R 19 on lures, George Woods, from Montrose, C & R 12 on buzzers, Ally Stewart, Dundee, C & R 7 on lures, Dave Simpson, from Forfar, C & R 10 on lures, Peter Cameron, Kirriemuir, C & R 7 on lures, Mike Heenan, from Arbroath, C & R 18 on a viva, Dave Marr, Brechin, C & R 10 on buzzers, Derek Birse, from Forfar, C & R seven on lures, Bruce Thomson, Arbroath. C & R 14 on buzzers, Fred Longmuir. also Arbroath, C & R seven on a bunny leach, and Keith Prior, from Barry, C & R 15 on a humungus.


THE FISHING this week at Forbes of Kingennie has been very good with some great catches being recorded from all the ponds with the bankside being particularly productive.

The heavy rain has caused some water clarity problems in the Burnside and the boathouse but it is clearing well.

The top method in the boathouse this past week has been a intermediate line with a lure. There has been no killer fly but most lures such as hot head damsels, black and green fritz and the apps bloodworm have done well.

The biggest fish of the week was an 8lbs 11ozs rainbow taken by Mr Whyte on a white and green nomad.

The Burnside has continued to produce lots of fish with lots caught over the 2lbs mark. An intermediate line with black and green lures, orange blobs and yellow dancers have taken lots of fish. A small blob and a bloodworm fished under the bung has also been very popular.

Young Robert Hughes had a great session releasing 10 fish and keeping two for 6lbs and one at 4lbs 4ozs, all taken on lures.

The Woodside is still fishing very well with the odd bigger fish up to 4lbs still being caught. The best method of late has been powerbait either green or orange. The best bag this week was taken by lodge guest Mr Smart with four for 10lbs.

The Bankside has really been on good form with lots of fish getting caught on a number of methods.

When the weather has been warm they have been on the surface with buzzers fished on a washing line and even dries have taken fish. The hot head damsel has continued to catch lots of fish as well. Season ticket holder Ian Barlow had a very successful taking 36 fish in two short days fishing.