A CHARITY event was held at Carlogie Dam Fishings last Sunday, June 5, raising over £12,000 for Cancer and Diabetes Research.
Great fun was had by all who attended and the showjumping and fishing competitions were enthusiastically competed for, with Stephanie Sturrock winning the overall showjumping points trophy and Steve Duncan taking the overall fishing points trophy.
Three four-hour sessions were fished throughout the day.
The first session was won by Steve Duncan, from Forfar, with the runner-up Dave Marr, also from Forfar. Third place went to Dave West from Dundee.
The second session was won by Jim Steppie, Carnoustie. The runner-up was Frank Milne, from Arbroath, with Colin Tait, Forfar, in third place.
The third session was won by Colin Murray, from Carnoustie, the runner-up was Dave Thoms, also Carnoustie, and third was Robbie from Anglers Choice Dundee.
The overall winner was Steve Duncan with eight fish, six returned and two kept for a total weight of 22lbs.
Others at the dam were Jim Tait, from Forfar, who caught 16, returned 11 and kept five weighing 11lbs on a green pea lure; K. Milne, also Forfar, who caught four, returned two and kept two weighing 4lb on buzzers; G. Edward, Forfar, caught 10, returned five and kept five weighing 10lb on lures and buzzers; M. Duffy, from Dundee, caught and kept three weighing 9lbs on a bunny leach; J. Shepherd, from Dundee, caught and kept four weighing 9lbs 12ozs on a olive bunny leach.
On catch and release were Colin Cameron, from Broughty Ferry, who C & R 18 on buzzers, Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, who C & R 11 on buzzers, W. Milne, from Forfar, C & R eight on buzzers and dries, L. Robertson, Forfar C & R seven on a klinkhammer, Martin Roberts, from Arbroath, C & R nine on buzzers, Derek Glover, Dundee, C & R 11 on various lures, George Woods, Montrose, C & R 12 on buzzers, Jim Armstrong, from Monifieth, C & R 20+ on buzzers, Shug Cassidy, Dundee, C & R five on dries, Dave Simpson, from Forfar, C & R five on various lures and Jim Marnie, Dundee, C & R five on dries.
THE FISHING has been steady at Forbes of Kingennie this week with all the pools producing good numbers of fish with the boathouse continuing to be the most productive pond.
Most fish have been coming to floating lines with a mixture of flies. When the weather is right the evening rise has been fantastic with lots of fish coming to dries.
The Boathouse has been on great form this past week, the water has been gin clear with most fish falling to lures such as hot head damsels, black and green fritz and cormorants. The best fish of the week went to Mr R. Holmes with a rainbow of 10lb 9oz. The average size continues to be around the 5lb mark. The best bag of the week went to the Simpson group with 10 rainbows for 62lb
The Burnside is still producing good numbers of fish for those who can find the method. Lures are still catching fish but small naturals such as buzzers and dries are by far the most successful choices. The best fish of the week was a 5lb rainbow taken on a small dry by Mr Dixon.
The Bankside has been very steady with lots of fish coming to a number of methods but lures such as the cat’s whisker, Rob Roy and dries have been taking the majority of the fish. There are still some good fish being caught with the best fish of the week being taken by wood with a rainbow of 6lbs 11oz on a small bleeding cat.
The Woodside has continued to produce lots of fish to most methods. The worm and the spinner have been the most popular choice. Mr Stuart caught the best fish this week with a fin perfect silver rainbow of 4lbs 6oz on a worm fished in the margins.