Settled weather helps anglers’ catches


THE PONDS at Kingennie have been fishing well again over the last week with the settled weather playing a big part.

Effective flies have been the grizzly cat or the hot head damsel, with a few fish coming out to diwal bachs, buzzers and bloodworm of various colours.

The boathouse pool was on top form with anglers able to target fish in the clear water. Lures have done best with cat’s whisker, hot head damsel and the miller skunk doing well. The biggest fish of the week honour went to Davie Simpson with a nice rainbow of 9lb 8oz.

The Burnside and Woodside pools are fishing much better now that the colour has gone from the water. On the Burnside, bloodworm has worked really well with the apps and oily bloodworm doing the most damage when fished under a bung.

On the Woodside it has been all about the power bait either popped up off the bottom or fished under a float. Most anglers have left the Woodside with bag limits of good quality rainbows.

The Bankside pool is getting back to its best with the fish spreading out of the bays giving anglers good sport all over the pond.

There are still places for the SANA still water bank championship to be held at Kingennie on March 27 on the Bankside. For further information please call 01382 350777 or 350213.

Carlogie Dam

THE ANGLERS at Carlogie Dam Fishings this past week included Jim Tait, Forfar, who caught 20 fish, returned 15 and kept five weighing 12lbs caught on various lures.

His best of the day was a whopping rainbow weighing 15lb 8ozs. The fish was returned safely.

J. Henderson, Dundee, caught and kept four weighing 6lbs on a yellow dancer; G. Fox, Dundee, caught and kept three weighing 5lbs on lures; Sandy McAllan, Arbroath, caught six, returned two and kept four weighing 9lbs on lures; Mike Broomfield, Arbroath caught six, returned four and kept two weighing 4lb 12ozs on lures, his best fish returned weighed 12lb 8ozs.

Ken Lightly, Brechin, caught three, returned one and kept two weighing 4lbs on a yellow dancer; M. Thompson, Dundee, caught 10, returned eight and kept two weighing 4lb 8ozs on lures; G. Grzywa, Monifieth, caught three, returned one and kept two weighing 4lbs 8ozs on a yellow blob; M. Duffy, Dundee, caught and kept three weighing 6lb 8ozs on buzzers.

On catch and release this week were Dave Simpson, Forfar, c&r 15 fish on various lures; George Woods, Montrose, c&r 15 on buzzers; Dereck Glover, Dundee, c&r 11 on a yellow dancer; Dave Roy, c&r nine on buzzers; J. Clark, Dundee, c&r six on buzzers. Fraser Robertson, Forfar, c&r 20 fish caught on a yellow blob. Colin Cameron, Dundee, c&r six on buzzers; Aly Reid, Carnoustie, c&r five on a green pea; John Orr, Carnoustie, c&r six on various lures; S. Emmerson, Arbroath, c&r four on buzzers; Mr Clark, Forfar c&r 13 on buzzers; D. Murray, Broughty Ferry, c&r six on a buzzer; and Jim Armstrong, Monifieth, c&r three on traditionals.