THE FISHING at Kingennie has been a mixed affair with some anglers catching on small dries off the top while others are having great sport with the fish that are fry bashing.
The clarity of the boathouse pond has been up and down over the week with spells of rain reducing visibility. Mini versions of the humongous in various colours have worked well on the boathouse when there has been poor visibility, but anglers have also had success with more natural flies when the water has been clear. Buzzers, okay dokeys and diawl bachs have all taken fish.
Biggest fish of the week went to a regular visitor from Limavady in Northern Ireland, Dave Taylor, who had a cracking rainbow of 6lbs 8ozs. He tempted the fish on a floating line with a humongous.
Average weight coming off the boathouse is about 4lbs.
The Bankside Pond has seen the most consistent sport over the week with fish switching between fry bashing and sipping naturals just below the surface.
When the fish have been on the fry you have been able to see great big bow waves in the shallower bays as the rainbows crash into their prey. The fish in Bankside are in top condition at the moment with the average just over 2lbs.
The Burnside pool was slightly affected by the colour in the water but still fished well to a variety of methods. Most anglers were happy to use floating lines but some started going a bit deeper in order to search a bit more of the water.
On the bait pond, anglers have found that ledgering bait rather than float fishing has been the more effective way of fishing with power bait being the best bait popped up about two feet off bottom.
ARBROATHIAN S. Thomson caught four fish and kept two weighing 5lb 4oz on buzzers at Carlogie Dam last week.
Anglers’ successes included: R. Hawe, Liff, caught and kept three weighing 7lb on a diawl bach; S. McAllan, Arbroath, caught seven and kept two weighing 6lbs on lures; R. Ferguson, Forfar, caught and kept one weighing 2lbs on a lure; N. Spence, Arbroath, caught and kept one of 2lbs 2ozs on a lure; and I. Duffus, Monifieth, caught and kept two weighing 3lbs 8ozs on buzzers.
Catch and release returns included: Ally Stewart, Dundee, 18 on lures; Dougie Bruce, Stirling, seven on lures; Steve McDonald, Newburgh, seven on buzzers; Mike Heenan, Arbroath, six on bloodworm; P. Edmunson, Eccleston, sive on lures; Mr Clark, Forfar, four on lures; Gordon Skelton, Arbroath, five on buzzers; Andy O’Rourke, Dundee, seven on a blob; K. Dair, Dundee, six on a bunny leach; K. Harrison, Arbroath, four on a lure; D. Linton, Dundee, four on lures; John Orr, Carnoustie, four on lures; Ian Chaplain, Carnoustie, three on nymphs; K. Chalmers, Dundee, three on nymphs; G. Anderson, Dundee, three on lures; Jerry Walker, USA, two on lures; and Les Gall, Dundee, two on lures.