Weather hits anglers at Carlogie

DUE TO adverse weather conditions only the hardiest of anglers ventured to Carlogie Dam.

Keith Clark, Dundee, caught and kept three weighing 7lbs 4ozs on lures, Wullie Reilly, Dundee, caught four and kept three weighing 7lbs 8ozs, also on lures.

On catch and release, Ally Stewart, Dundee, had 17 on lures and on his second visit five, also on lures; Scott Watson, Muirdrum, six on lures and on his second visit two on lures; Les Gall, Dundee, two on lures and on his second visit three on lures.

The competition due to be held on Sunday was cancelled due to the weather and is to now be run at a later date.

Difficult week

IT HAS been another difficult week to be fly fishing at Kingennie with freezing winds from the east mixed with hail and snow making for near impossible conditions.

Most of the anglers who did brave the conditions fished the boathouse lochan with some success. Kyle Stewart battled on through some horrible weather to land two cracking rainbows of 8lbs 10ozs followed by one slightly bigger at 9lbs 3ozs. All the fish coming off boathouse have been well above the norm with the weight being 6lb 7ozs on average. Intermediate lines with lures such as hot head damsels, the big ugly and humongous have been the best method.

There have not been many returns from the other fly ponds but blobs and lures are still taking fish on bankside.

On Burnside, fast intermediates and weighted lures have done the trick. The Woodside any method pond continues to fish well to ledgerd power bait with some fish coming off to small spinners.