Rain makes for good sport at local fisheries

Carlogie Dam

VISITING anglers to Carlogie Dam last week included Jim Tait, Forfar, who caught 15, returned 10 and kept five weighing 11lbs on various lures.

Others were Ken Sale, Broughty Ferry, caught and kept two weighing 4lbs on dries; Mike Johnston, Arbroath, caught seven returned five and kept two weighing 6lbs on a yellow blob; Jock Reid, Kingsmuir, caught and kept three weighing 8lbs 8ozs on a cdc; Andy Brown, Edinburgh, caught and kept three weighing 8lbs on boobys; and G. McBarty, Perth, caught and kept three weighing 6lbs 12ozs on hoppers.

The Colin Fairweather Trophy competition was held on Sunday when the winner was Dave Moodie, Carnoustie, with 13 fish weighing 35lbs 8ozs. Dave Simpson, Forfar, was runner-up with eight weighing 22lbs 4ozs, and third spot went to Colin Murray, Carnoustie, with six weighing 15lbs.

On catch and release were Colin Cameron, Broughty Ferry, who c & r 12 on buzzers; Bruce Thomspon, Arbroath, c & r 10 on buzzers; George Woods, Montrose, c & r 12 on buzzers and dries; Pete Green, Huntly, c & r 11 on buzzers and dries; Les Gall, Dundee, c & r five on buzzers; Alan Brown, Carnoustie, c & r 12 on buzzers; Derek Glover, Dundee, c & r six on dries; Dave Marr, Brechin, c & r six on a hares ear; and Jock Leslie, Forfar, c & r 10 on dries and buzzers.


THE FISHING this week at Kingennie has been affected by the rain. With water levels rising and a fair bit of colour in the water, the anglers who had the best sport were on Bankside with the water staying reasonably clear.

The Boathouse has been holding a fair bit of colour but anglers have found fish holding close to bottom. Intermediate lines have been the best combined with big lures. Biggest fish of the week went to Mr Baxter, from Leven. He managed a cracking rainbow of 9lbs 8ozs in his bag of twp for 16lbs 4ozs. Both fish were caught on a intermediate line with a home tied lure.

Burnside has fished well to dries this week with the best of the sport coming in the evening.

Small floating fry, sugar cube shipmans, yellow owl cdc and cdc hoppers have all done very well most anglers have had no problem reaching their limits.

Some of the Bankside regulars have reported seeing some huge brownies and rainbows this past week fish well into double figures have been spotted and one very large rainbow has been hooked and lost on more than one occasion.

The Bankside has fished best of all the ponds with the water clarity being very good. Anglers are having great sport on dries of all sorts, with some catch and release anglers have been taking up to 20 fish a session. All manner of flies have done well on Bankside with old favourites like bloodworm, yellow dancer, orange nomads, and blobs all doing well the list of dries that have caught fish would be to long to list but most have had cdc in them.

The Woodside has been a wee bit slower than normal with the fish sitting very low in the water anglers have found that fishing power bait just of bottom has produced the most fish with worms fished very deep on a float the next best thing.