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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Fishing report by Jim Boyd



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JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer



Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 12 August 2019. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 11 August 2019.
1. FRANDY (Gleneagles) Fishing from the bank: Robert Peden from Kelty kept 2fish weighing 5lb released a further 12, Willie Johnson (Bannockburn) 2 fish for 5lb and released 2 and Bobby Paterson from Stirling caught and released 5. Individual boat anglers who did well included Drew Carrie (Kilmarnock) & Alex Keith (Paisley) who kept 10 fish weighing 19lb and Russell McAllister & party kept 11 fish weighing 20lb 14oz.
On the angling club front Falkirk Municipal A/C kept 19 fish weighing 32lb, Grangemouth A/C had 20 fish for 43lb; Dunfermline Rusty Nail A/C 24 fish weighing 50lb and Linlithgow A/C retained 7 fish for 15lb 8oz and released 6. Brechin A/C kept 7 fish weighing 12lb 14oz, Kelty Artisan A/C 3 fish for 5lb and the Rainbow Warriors A/C had 13 fish weighing 28lb 6oz.
The best catching flies were the Damsel, Kate McLaren, Bibio Hopper, and the Sedge Muddler whilst the best areas were in the Middle to the Far Shore and the Dam Wall.
2. ORCHILL TROUT FISHERY (Braco) On Saturday the Kilsyth Club caught 32 fish for 99lbs 4oz with R Thomson winning with 3 fish for 14lbs 8oz. Charles Grovener from Polmont took 2 fish for 6lbs on a Diawl Bach, Jim Gillespie (Kirkliston) 2 fish for 6lbs 4oz on a Fritz, Peter McLean (Clackmannan) 1 fish for 3lbs 8oz on a Yellow Owl and G Williamson from Rosyth used a Black & Green Fritz to take a brace weighing 6lbs. M Whiting from Muthill took 1 fish for 3lbs 8oz on an Olive Damsel.
Because there is so much natural feeding in the water right now the fish are being attracted by bright colours so flies and lures incorporating bright green, red, yellow and orange are all doing well. The Eagle Club from Tillicoultry had 10 fish for 36lbs 8oz with A Beverage having the top bag with 3 fish for 12lbs - best fish 6lbs on a Bloodworm.On Sunday, Alexander Buses had 21 fish for 53lbs 8oz - heaviest basket S Bennie with 4 fish 12lbs - best 4lbs 12oz on a Bright Green Buzzer, Ian Law (Paisley) 3 fish weighing 7bs 8oz on a White Fritz and Alistair Sangster from Blackford used a Damsel to take 2 for 5lbs.
Greg Lockhart from Dunblane caught a couple for 5lbs 8oz on Buzzers, G Frater (Stirling) 3 fish for 8lbs on the CDC and Damsel, Jim Linton (Moodiesburn) 8 fish for 21lbs on Blobs
and Hector Wilson from Bannockburn took 3 fish for 7lbs 8oz on an Okey Dokey.
3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Water-levels spiked over the weekend and many of the fishing platforms were submerged. However, out with this, water clarity and fishing conditions have oscillated from poor to perfect!
The Boathouse Pool has been rather discoloured but has still produced some decent returns. Kevin Tarrant returned 9 fish including a nice rainbow estimated at 9lbs and Andy Rutherford had a fine short session releasing 8 fish, taken on a mixture of flies.
Jock Leslie and George Birse certainly found the correct methods on the Burnside Pool to return a dozen fish each. Young Connor Wales enjoyed a brief session which produced three fish including a superb rainbow estimated at 15lbs.
There have been some good evening rises on the Bankside Pool with a lot of fish feeding on or near the surface. Jock Leslie certainly read the conditions and got the correct method to return 21 fish on Dries and Buzzers. Powerbait fished about 1.50m deep beneath a float has again produced the best results on the Woodside Pool (any legal method). On Wednesday 18 trout were taken for a total of 30lbs; on Thursday 17 fish were landed for a combined weight of 35lbs and on Sunday 14 fish were taken for a total of 31lbs. The Blawearie Basin (CHILDREN ONLY pool, with all fish released) has had mixed results. The better catches have been taken fairly close to the bank with maggots or sweetcorn on the hook and a steady stream of bait being thrown around the float.
This past week of hot weather here at Forbes of Kingennie is seeing a change in the fishes behaviour, as the water temperatures rise they have been a bit fussy at times but when the cloud comes over and cools down the sport at times has been outstanding. Different ponds have been fishing better at different times so moving around has been essential for constant results.
The Bankside pool has been the stand out pond these last few days with lots of anglers having great returns in sometimes trick conditions. The water has become very clear recently and really helped with the returns. Buzzers have been the top method fished either under the bung with an egg or squirmy on the point fished at 5 feet. The washing line has also been effective when the fish are a bit higher in the water. Dry flies have also been worth a cast at points when they have been very active. Mr Kirk had 12 fish and 13 fish in 2 consecutive trips on fabs, buzzers and diawls bachs. His best fish was estimated at around 12lb as well as others of 5 and 7lb. Mr Jones had 12 on black buzzers under and indicator. Mr Birse had 13 on a sugar cube shipman’s.
The Burnside has also been getting very clear with lots of fish visible on the surface cruising around. The fishing has been a little bit slower at times but fishing very well most evenings. Again the more natural approach has taken more fish, The washing line with wee buzzers is the go to method. Dries are doing well in the right conditions when they come up. Mr Westland had 21 on size 14 black buzzers and fabs. Mr Wilson had 2 for 6lb and put back 9 fishing diawl bachs.
The Boathouse has been a bit coloured but on the very sunny days it has been the best pond with huge amounts of fish taking off the surface in the shade. Mr Leslie had a great day returning around 20 fish on small dries and emerges. Mr Fulthorpe had a good morning landing 8 up to 7lb on a pink fab and diawl bachs. Mr Whiteford kept his 3 fish for 8lb and put back 6 on a damsel.
The Woodside pool has been really busy in the nice weather with many full bags being recorded. Green powerbait and spinners have been the top bait of late. Over the weekend there was a total of 37 anglers landed 68 fish for weight of 115lb.
4. MARKLE (East Lothian) It was a quiet week yet again due to the extreme weather conditions but despite this A Jones from Edinburgh had a brace weighing 8lbs on a PTN, A Scott (Edinburgh) 3 – best 5lbs 4oz, Mr. Dan (Edinburgh) 4 on a Viva, Ron Thom (Haddington) 3 on Crunchers and John Thomson from East Linton had 3 on an Egg.
5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The weather was muggy all week with some thundery showers and heavy downpours. Water temperature rose a little at the start of the week but then dropped to finish the week at 14.5oC. Water clarity remained very good apart from a spell on Friday and Saturday as the result of 2 inches of rain! The fishing was pretty quiet all week with the fish switching on for 15 minutes at a time so many anglers on short permits were missing out on the good times. Fish were to be found at depths anything from 1 foot to 6 feet although most were around 2 feet down. A moderate retrieve worked well for most anglers with a few using a faster retrieve to good effect. A wide variety of flies were working well including Cruncher, Cormorant, Cat’s Whisker, Dancer, Kate McLaren, Butcher and Buzzer. On the bait pond maggots, mouse tails and blue power bait were the most successful. Again this week, many anglers were catching one or two fish, either keeping them or returning them.
Amongst those doing well was Charles Findlater, Stirling, in two visits, 4 for 10lb 12oz including a Blue, John Philiban, Stirling 3 for 9lb 4oz including a Gold, Andrew Johnston 3 for 7lb 4oz from the Mill Pond including a Gold, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 7lb including 2 Golds and Mike Chubb, Stirling, 3 for 7lb including a Gold, plus 3 C&R. James Elliott, Stirling, 3 Golds for 6lb 8oz, Andy Tervit, Paisley, 2 for 5lb 8oz including a Gold, Robert White, Falkirk, 2 for 4lb 12oz including a Gold and a Blue, Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 2 Golds for 4lb 4oz, Ian MacLellan 4lb 8oz Tiger and Eddie A’Hara, Glasgow, kept 1 for 3lb 8oz and returned another 3.
On the bait pond Agris Kalns 4 for 8lb 8oz includes 2 Golds, Scott Rixon 3 Golds for 6lb, Dorian Rixon 2 Golds for 4lb and Ross Martin 2 for 4lb including Gold.
The changeable weather this week led to the fish being in different places at different times. The water temperature remained at 15oC all week and water clarity is still excellent. Some days the fish were just below the surface and on other days they were around 2 to 3 feet down. Browns and Tigers were to be found around the Bridge. The area around the big tree and the boat jetty and the Dam were also good spots. On certain days those fishing from boats were doing very well. As is common at this time of year, the fish were sometimes difficult to tempt but a good number are still being caught. Most successful flies included Dancer, Craft-eye Cat, Damsel, Diawl Bach, Olive nymph, Dunkeld, Black Pennell, Hopper and Buzzer. On the bait pond Maggots and green power bait were working best.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) The water temperature is really affecting the fishing at the moment so early morning and evening are best but the water temperature is now on the way down and despite all the fresh water Woodburn is gin clear and great for fishing. The best tactics of late have been Dries in the evening and lures on an intermediate line with the Olive Red Bead Dancer doing really well. Restocking will be Thursday this week with 3 to 6 pounders
Featuring amongst the top catches that included plenty of specimen fish was Ian Blair from Glasgow who had 3 for 6lbs, Andy Young (Ibrox) 9 c/r, John Shaw (Kilsyth) 6 c/r and kept 3 for 13lbs, Mr. Hutton (Glasgow) 5 c/r plus a 4lb 8oz brown and D Morgan from Paisley had 4 c/r including fish of 10 and 12lbs.Stewart Sutherland from Kirkintilloch had 9 c/r, Jim O'Riley (Glasgow) 1 weighing 5lbs 4oz and 3 for 7lbs 12oz, Mr. Spiers 2 for 12lbs 4oz – best 9lbs 8oz, Mick Clinton (Kilsyth) 7 c/r, Rab Macintyre (Kilsyth) 4 c/r and A Lynch from Milton of Campsie had 3 c/r. Mr. Kerr from Glasgow kept 4 for 13lbs, Peter Clark (Kilsyth) 18 c/r, W Wright (Kilsyth) 4 for 14lbs on 2 visits, The 13 14 Club from Stirling caught 15 fish weighing 38lbs and returned a 12lb fish and J Black’s 14 pounder, Jack Naysmith had 4 c/r including fish of 10 and 12lbs and Graham Naysmith had 6 c/r including fish of 8 and 12lbs.
The bait pond continues to fish well with Mr. Greenhill from Kilsyth taking 3 for 6lbs 8oz, Mr. Steel (Glasgow) 3 for 7lbs, Mr. Moti (Glasgow) 4 for 16lbs 8oz – best 7lbs 2oz, Paul Corran 4 for 13lbs 8oz, Mr. Orr (Bearsden) 2 for 5lbs 8oz, and Barry Douglas 2 for 7lbs 8oz. Gordon Bell 3 for 11lbs, Mr. Brown (Glasgow) 1 for 4lbs 2oz, T McDonald (Glasgow) 2 for 5lbs and K Kimmitt from Lennoxtown took 2 for 4lbs 8oz.
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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Fishing report by Jim Boyd



ANGLING PRESS SERVICES

JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer



Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 05 August 2019. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 04 August 2019.
1. FRANDY (Gleneagles) On the individual bank fishing side Individual Bank Returns: Donald McPherson (Crieff) kept 2 fish weighing 4lb 8oz & released a further 2. Jim Donnelly (Tullibody) kept 2 fish weighing 4lb 8oz & released a further 2.

Individual Boat Returns: Jim Walker & Charlie Pryde (Edinburgh) caught & released 14.
Club Returns: Dundee West End A/C kept 18 fish weighing 30lb 10oz. SPRA National Inter Force Championship caught & released 43 fish. Strathy A/C kept 11 fish weighing 20lb 12oz. West Lothian Fly Dressers kept 13 fish weighing 20lb 10ozz & released a further 3. Black Bull FFC kept 12 fish weighing 23lb 8oz. Caley LinersA/C caught & released 49.
Favourite Fly/Lure: Black Hopper, Sedgehogs, Black Micro Boobies, Buzzers.
Best Areas: Middle, Far Shore & Dam Wall.
2. ORCHILL TROUT FISHERY (Braco)
3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry)

4. MARKLE (East Lothian)
5. SWANSWATER (Stirling)
6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORT THIS WEEK
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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Fishing report by Jim Boyd



ANGLING PRESS SERVICES

JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer



Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 22 July 2019. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 21 July 2019.
1. FRANDY (Gleneagles) On the individual bank returns Andy Hunter from Alloa caught and released 9, Raymond Pirrie (Tullibody) 5 c/r and Crawford McEwan (Newmains) 4 c/r.
Fishing from the boats Joy Stupart & Lachie Bain from Cove & Kilcreggan kept 7 fish weighing 15lb 2oz Sue Bourne (Perth) caught and released 6 Tosh Stewart (Auchterarder) kept 3 fish weighing 6lb 8oz, Bill Ramage (Alva) 3 fish for 6lb and William Bernard from Tillicoultry caught and released 4.
On the angling club front Glasgow University Staff A/C kept 5 fish weighing 11lb 2 oz., Auchenhowie A/C 2 fish weighing 4lb 3oz, RAF Northern League 12 fish weighing 22lb 9oz, Edinburgh Waltons A/C 12 fish weighing 22lb 9oz and released 5 and the Foresters Fly Fishing Society kept 3 fish weighing 5lb 12oz. Pitlochry A/C kept 16 fish weighing 31lb 8oz and released 7, Bank of Scotland A/C took 14 fish weighing 24lb, St Peters Fly Fishers kept 27 fish weighing 56lb released 14, Perth RASC A/C 13 fish for 25lb 8oz and Dunning AC kept 14 fish weighing 25lb 12oz.the top catching flies last week included the Sedge Muddler, Daddy Longlegs, Cut Throat Cats and Cormorants whilst the Dog Leg and the middle are the best fishing spots.
Fishing from the bank Ken Rodger from Strathallan caught and released 13, Raymond Pirrie (Tullibody) 14 c/r, Paul Moindor (Auchterarder) kept 1 fish weighing 2lbs and released 5 and Andy Hunter from Alloa caught and released 8.
On the individual boat fishing Jack Horne & Gerry Calder from Auchterarder) caught released 6, Bobby Paterson (Stirling) 9 c/r David McIntosh (Forfar) released 4 and James Lauder from Strathallan kept 4 fish weighing 7lbs.
The angling clubs were out in force with the Perthshire F/C keeping 5 fish weighing 8lbs 8oz, Dundee A/C kept 48 fish weighing 92lb 6oz and released a further 6, Pentland Civil Service A/C kept 37 fish weighing 75lb 13oz and released 9, Loch Inch A/C kept 13 fish weighing 22lb 6oz and released 14 and Roslin Elite F/C kept 18 fish weighing 32lbs 8oz.Ferry Fly Dressers A/C kept 11 fish weighing 22lb 14oz, Dunoon & District A/C kept 14 fish weighing 22lb 8oz, Stanley A/C 12 fish for 22lb 4oz, Select Fly Fishers A/C caught and released 14 and Ferranti A/C kept 10 fish weighing 18lb 8oz.
The best catching flies and lures included the Olive Daddy Longlegs, Cormorants, Sedge Muddler and the Kate McLaren and the top fishing spots were at the Upper Dogleg on the Far Shore
Fishing from the bank Ken Rodger from Strathallan caught and released 13, Raymond Pirrie (Tullibody) 14 c/r, Paul Moindor (Auchterarder) kept 1 fish weighing 2lbs and released 5 and Andy Hunter from Alloa caught and released 8.
On the individual boat fishing Jack Horne & Gerry Calder from Auchterarder) caught released 6, Bobby Paterson (Stirling) 9 c/r David McIntosh (Forfar) released 4 and James Lauder from Strathallan kept 4 fish weighing 7lbs.
The angling clubs were out in force with the Perthshire F/C keeping 5 fish weighing 8lbs 8oz, Dundee A/C kept 48 fish weighing 92lb 6oz and released a further 6, Pentland Civil Service A/C kept 37 fish weighing 75lb 13oz and released 9, Loch Inch A/C kept 13 fish weighing 22lb 6oz and released 14 and Roslin Elite F/C kept 18 fish weighing 32lbs 8oz.Ferry Fly Dressers A/C kept 11 fish weighing 22lb 14oz, Dunoon & District A/C kept 14 fish weighing 22lb 8oz, Stanley A/C 12 fish for 22lb 4oz, Select Fly Fishers A/C caught and released 14 and Ferranti A/C kept 10 fish weighing 18lb 8oz.
The best catching flies and lures included the Olive Daddy Longlegs, Cormorants, Sedge Muddler and the Kate McLaren and the top fishing spots were at the Upper Dogleg on the Far Shore

2. ORCHILL TROUT FISHERY (Braco) Because there is so much natural feeding in the water right now the fish are being attracted by bright colours so flies and lures incorporating bright green, red, yellow and orange are all doing well. The Eagle Club from Tillicoultry had 10 fish for 36lbs 8oz with A Beverage having the top bag with 3 fish for 12lbs - best fish 6lbs on a Bloodworm. On Sunday, Alexander Buses had 21 fish for 53lbs 8oz - heaviest basket S Bennie with 4 fish 12lbs - best 4lbs 12oz on a Bright Green Buzzer, Ian Law (Paisley) 3 fish weighing 7bs 8oz on a White Fritz and Alistair Sangster from Blackford used a Damsel to take 2 for 5lbs. Greg Lockhart from Dunblane caught a couple for 5lbs 8oz on Buzzers, G Frater (Stirling) 3 fish for 8lbs on the CDC and Damsel, Jim Linton (Moodiesburn) 8 fish for 21lbs on Blobs and Hector Wilson from Bannockburn took 3 fish for 7lbs 8oz on an Okey Dokey.
Because there is so much natural feeding in the water right now the fish are being attracted by bright colours so flies and lures incorporating bright green, red, yellow and orange are all doing well. The Eagle Club from Tillicoultry had 10 fish for 36lbs 8oz with A Beverage having the top bag with 3 fish for 12lbs - best fish 6lbs on a Bloodworm.On Sunday, Alexander Buses had 21 fish for 53lbs 8oz - heaviest basket S Bennie with 4 fish 12lbs - best 4lbs 12oz on a Bright Green Buzzer, Ian Law (Paisley) 3 fish weighing 7bs 8oz on a White Fritz and Alistair Sangster from Blackford used a Damsel to take 2 for 5lbs.
Greg Lockhart from Dunblane caught a couple for 5lbs 8oz on Buzzers, G Frater (Stirling) 3 fish for 8lbs on the CDC and Damsel, Jim Linton (Moodiesburn) 8 fish for 21lbs on Blobs
and Hector Wilson from Bannockburn took 3 fish for 7lbs 8oz on an Okey Dokey.
3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) As temperatures rise and more natural feed becomes available on the water it is increasingly important to achieve optimum fly presentation in order to maximise returns. Dry patterns e.g. Sugar cube Shipman, Yellow Owl, various emerger patterns and buzzers are accounting for the best catches. On the Boathouse Pool, Chris Skivington returned nine fish. At present the Bankside Pool is producing the best results. Mr. Smith released thirteen taken mainly on dries and Robert Gibson returned six including a superb rainbow estimated at 12lbs. Light green Powerbait fished beneath a float has been the outstanding method on the Woodside Pool (any legal method). On Thursday 21 fish were taken for a combined weight of 40lbs 8oz.
This past week of hot weather here at Forbes of Kingennie is seeing a change in the fishes behaviour, as the water temperatures rise they have been a bit fussy at times but when the cloud comes over and cools down the sport at times has been outstanding. Different ponds have been fishing better at different times so moving around has been essential for constant results.
The Bankside pool has been the stand out pond these last few days with lots of anglers having great returns in sometimes trick conditions. The water has become very clear recently and really helped with the returns. Buzzers have been the top method fished either under the bung with an egg or squirmy on the point fished at 5 feet. The washing line has also been effective when the fish are a bit higher in the water. Dry flies have also been worth a cast at points when they have been very active. Mr Kirk had 12 fish and 13 fish in 2 consecutive trips on fabs, buzzers and diawls bachs. His best fish was estimated at around 12lb as well as others of 5 and 7lb. Mr Jones had 12 on black buzzers under and indicator. Mr Birse had 13 on a sugar cube shipman’s.
The Burnside has also been getting very clear with lots of fish visible on the surface cruising around. The fishing has been a little bit slower at times but fishing very well most evenings. Again the more natural approach has taken more fish, The washing line with wee buzzers is the go to method. Dries are doing well in the right conditions when they come up. Mr Westland had 21 on size 14 black buzzers and fabs. Mr Wilson had 2 for 6lb and put back 9 fishing diawl bachs.
The Boathouse has been a bit coloured but on the very sunny days it has been the best pond with huge amounts of fish taking off the surface in the shade. Mr Leslie had a great day returning around 20 fish on small dries and emerges. Mr Fulthorpe had a good morning landing 8 up to 7lb on a pink fab and diawl bachs. Mr Whiteford kept his 3 fish for 8lb and put back 6 on a damsel.
The Woodside pool has been really busy in the nice weather with many full bags being recorded. Green powerbait and spinners have been the top bait of late. Over the weekend there was a total of 37 anglers landed 68 fish for weight of 115lb.
4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK
5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) In common with many other fisheries, the fishing at Swanswater was pretty hard going this week. The hot humid weather meant fishing conditions were far from perfect, but the fishery is grateful to those anglers who came out and tried hard to catch fish. The rain on Friday night freshened the water up and improved things, especially on the small ponds. On the main pond the fish were in various areas and at various depths throughout the week with the bridge area, where the water from the burn is most effective, one of the most prolific spots. Wet flies fished on an intermediate line were tempting fish, but there were many more offers than catches. The usual patterns were doing well, including Damsel, Cormorant, Diawl Bach, Cat’s Whisker, Hopper and Buzzer. On the bait pond, maggots and green power bait were the most successful. The Golds were providing a lot of fun especially on the small ponds and a good number of all varieties of fish were taken this week. On the Millpond, bait and fly anglers were both doing well by fishing at the inflows and also at the bottom end.
Amongst those catching this week were Danny Doherty, Denny, 5 for 15lb including a Gold, Iain Fern, fishing bait, 5 for 11lb 12oz including 4 Golds, Keith Muckersie, Peebles took 4 from the small ponds including 3 Golds, plus 1 C&R, Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 3 for 8lb 4oz including a Blue, plus 1 C&R, Jack Whitfield 3 for 7lb 6oz from the Millpond including 2lb 10oz Brown and Ryan Beaton 3 for 6lb from the Millpond including 2 Golds. David Wilson, Peebles, 3 from the small ponds including a Blue and a Brown, Robbie McGuire and Lino, 3 for 6lb from the Millpond, Jordan Solomon 3 for 6lb on bait including 2 Golds, Jim Allen, Kilsyth, 2 for 5lb plus 1 C&R and Isobel Wylie and Billy Armitage shared 3 for 6lb on bait including a Gold and a Tiger. Jamie Wilson caught his first ever fish on the fly, 2lb 8oz Gold from the Millpond, James Hall took a 2lb Gold on bait and missed a further 7 or 8, John Geddes caught and released 6 including a Gold, a Tiger and a Brown, Stephen Anderson, Glenrothes, caught and released 6 and Gary Waugh, Cumbernauld, caught and released 4. Alan Kirkham caught and released 3.
The changeable weather this week led to the fish being in different places at different times. The water temperature remained at 15oC all week and water clarity is still excellent. Some days the fish were just below the surface and on other days they were around 2 to 3 feet down. Browns and Tigers were to be found around the Bridge. The area around the big tree and the boat jetty and the Dam were also good spots. On certain days those fishing from boats were doing very well. As is common at this time of year, the fish were sometimes difficult to tempt but a good number are still being caught. Most successful flies included Dancer, Craft-eye Cat, Damsel, Diawl Bach, Olive nymph, Dunkeld, Black Pennell, Hopper and Buzzer. On the bait pond Maggots and green power bait were working best.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) The Goth AC had a good outing on Saturday despite the high water temperature and ended up with 34fish for 120lb and also returning some nice fish – the best from Steven Louden with one at 17lbs 4oz.Also doing well was Robert McIntyre from Kilsyth with 4 c/r – biggest 9lbs 2oz, S McDonald (Airdrie) 3 c/r, John Shaw (Kilsyth) 11 c/r on 2 visits largest 7lbs 8oz, Stewart Sutherland (Kirkintilloch) 6 c/r largest 9lbs 12oz and Mr. Taggart from Glasgow took 4 4 for 10lb on bait. Graham Brown from Cumbernauld had 6 c/r – best 9lbs, Mr. Bandour (Balmore) 4 for 7lbs 12oz, Craig Rodgers 2 for 7lbs, James Bet (Glasgow) 1 blue for 4lbs on bait, J Naismith 11 c/r - largest 10lbs, Don Stewart (Lenzie) 11 c/r, Jimmy Young returned a 12 pounder, Brian Neilson returned a 10 pounder and B Houghton from Stirling also returned a 10 pounder. Ronnie McKenzie from Tarbet 3 for 8lbs, Peter Tanner (Kirkintilloch) 4 c/r, Mark Anderson Kilsyth 3 c/r, ,Alan Lane 4 taken, 2 c/r - largest 7lbs and Chris Kerr took 4, returned 5 including a big brown.
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Fishing report by Jim Boyd



ANGLING PRESS SERVICES

JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer



Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 15 July 2019. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 14 July 2019.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles) Fishing from the bank Ken Rodger from Strathallan caught and released 13, Raymond Pirrie (Tullibody) 14 c/r, Paul Mondor (Auchterarder) kept 1 fish weighing 2lbs and released 5 and Andy Hunter from Alloa caught and released 8.
On the individual boat fishing front Jack Horne & Gerry Calder from Auchterarder) caught released 6, Bobby Paterson (Stirling) 9 c/r, David McIntosh (Forfar) released 4 and James Lauder from Strathallan kept 4 fish weighing 7lbs.
The angling clubs were out in force with the Perthshire F/C keeping 5 fish weighing 8lbs 8oz, Dundee A/C kept 48 fish weighing 92lb 6oz and released a further 6, Pentland Civil Service A/C kept 37 fish weighing 75lb 13oz and released 9, Loch Inch A/C kept 13 fish weighing 22lb 6oz and released 14 and Roslin Elite F/C kept 18 fish weighing 32lbs 8oz.Ferry Fly Dressers A/C kept 11 fish weighing 22lb 14oz, Dunoon & District A/C kept 14 fish weighing 22lb 8oz, Stanley A/C 12 fish for 22lb 4oz, Select Fly Fishers A/C caught and released 14 and Ferranti A/C kept 10 fish weighing 18lb 8oz.
The best catching flies and lures included the Olive Daddy Longlegs, Cormorants, Sedge Muddler and the Kate McLaren and the top fishing spots were at the Upper Dogleg on the Far ShoreFishing from the bank Ken Rodger from Strathallan caught and released 13, Raymond Pirrie (Tullibody) 14 c/r, Paul Moindor (Auchterarder) kept 1 fish weighing 2lbs and released 5 and Andy Hunter from Alloa caught and released 8.
On the individual boat fishing Jack Horne & Gerry Calder from Auchterarder) caught released 6, Bobby Paterson (Stirling) 9 c/r David McIntosh (Forfar) released 4 and James Lauder from Strathallan kept 4 fish weighing 7lbs.
The angling clubs were out in force with the Perthshire F/C keeping 5 fish weighing 8lbs 8oz, Dundee A/C kept 48 fish weighing 92lb 6oz and released a further 6, Pentland Civil Service A/C kept 37 fish weighing 75lb 13oz and released 9, Loch Inch A/C kept 13 fish weighing 22lb 6oz and released 14 and Roslin Elite F/C kept 18 fish weighing 32lbs 8oz.Ferry Fly Dressers A/C kept 11 fish weighing 22lb 14oz, Dunoon & District A/C kept 14 fish weighing 22lb 8oz, Stanley A/C 12 fish for 22lb 4oz, Select Fly Fishers A/C caught and released 14 and Ferranti A/C kept 10 fish weighing 18lb 8oz.
The best catching flies and lures included the Olive Daddy Longlegs, Cormorants, Sedge Muddler and the Kate McLaren and the top fishing spots were at the Upper Dogleg on the Far Shore
Fishing from the bank Ken Rodger from Strathallan caught and released 13, Raymond Pirrie (Tullibody) 14 c/r, Paul Moindor (Auchterarder) kept 1 fish weighing 2lbs and released 5 and Andy Hunter from Alloa caught and released 8.
On the individual boat fishing Jack Horne & Gerry Calder from Auchterarder) caught released 6, Bobby Paterson (Stirling) 9 c/r David McIntosh (Forfar) released 4 and James Lauder from Strathallan kept 4 fish weighing 7lbs.
The angling clubs were out in force with the Perthshire F/C keeping 5 fish weighing 8lbs 8oz, Dundee A/C kept 48 fish weighing 92lb 6oz and released a further 6, Pentland Civil Service A/C kept 37 fish weighing 75lb 13oz and released 9, Loch Inch A/C kept 13 fish weighing 22lb 6oz and released 14 and Roslin Elite F/C kept 18 fish weighing 32lbs 8oz.Ferry Fly Dressers A/C kept 11 fish weighing 22lb 14oz, Dunoon & District A/C kept 14 fish weighing 22lb 8oz, Stanley A/C 12 fish for 22lb 4oz, Select Fly Fishers A/C caught and released 14 and Ferranti A/C kept 10 fish weighing 18lb 8oz.
The best catching flies and lures included the Olive Daddy Longlegs, Cormorants, Sedge Muddler and the Kate McLaren and the top fishing spots were at the Upper Dogleg on the Far Shore

2. ORCHILL TROUT FISHERY (Braco) Last week had some very warm and calm spells when it is good to see the life in and on top of the water and the challenge presented to match these conditions. The Diageo Retirement Assoc. had a good outing taking 12 fish for 37lbs 12oz, Bernie McVetis from Stirling took 3 fish for 9lbs 12oz on an Olive, Colin Morrison (Alloa) had 3 fish for 7lbs on a Fab and Buzzers, Kong from Crieff used a Yellow Dancer to take a brace for 7lbs and Ron Weetman from Dunning had a nice fish at 3lbs on a Black Bug. Donald Blyth from Doune had 2 for 5lbs on a Green Buzzer, Colin Clement (Tyndrum) took 4 fish for 10lbs on a Green Bug, Martin Hudak (Alloa) 1 fish 3lbs on a Fab and Jack Horne from Auchterarder had a cracker at 5lbs on a CDC.
3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) The crazy changes in weather continue and although it has been far from settled there have been spells when excellent results have been achieved. Water clarity has been variable, depending on the amount of rain in the system. On the Boathouse Pool the best fish reported this week has been a magnificent Rainbow estimated at 14lbs, which was returned as part of Alan Leslie’s catch. Robert Gibson mastered the conditions, catching eight in a short session including two superb Rainbows estimated at 12lbs each. On the numbers side of things, Mr. Adamson enjoyed an excellent day releasing 11 fish on a catch/release ticket. Andy Cowan also did well, returning 12 (6 from Boathouse and 6 from Burnside).Anything from Buzzers to Lures produced results in the right situation. The Burnside Pool has been very variable with fish seeming to come in short feeding spells. On Tuesday four anglers released 37 fish, with Jock Leslie and Grant Burnett accounting for 29 of them. Various dry fly patterns and nymphs triggered most of the action. Despite large numbers of fish being seen rising in the Bankside Pool catching them has proved somewhat difficult. For those who found the magic key the results were well worth the effort. Mr. Tierney returned nine fish and Kevin Wilson released eight. Diawl Bachs and Crunchers seemed to be the preferred choices. Powerbait again dominated the catches on the Woodside Pool (any legal method), although maggots and spinners also accounted for fish. Mr. Stevens caught nine fish for 16lbs; Mr. Chester took six fish for a total of 10lbs; Mr. Cormack and Lucas took six fish each for combined weights of 9lbs (each); Mr. Innes had four fish for 7lbs and Mr. Matthew landed four fish for a total of 6lbs 8oz.
The Blawearie Basin (Children’s Pool ONLY) received a lot of attention during the week. It is a great way for youngsters to learn the basics of fishing in a catch and release environment. Barbless hooks MUST BE USED with all fish being carefully handled (wet hands, please) and returned safely to the water. There are rainbows, blue trout, roach and perch in the pool.
This past week of hot weather here at Forbes of Kingennie is seeing a change in the fishes behaviour, as the water temperatures rise they have been a bit fussy at times but when the cloud comes over and cools down the sport at times has been outstanding. Different ponds have been fishing better at different times so moving around has been essential for constant results.
The Bankside pool has been the stand out pond these last few days with lots of anglers having great returns in sometimes trick conditions. The water has become very clear recently and really helped with the returns. Buzzers have been the top method fished either under the bung with an egg or squirmy on the point fished at 5 feet. The washing line has also been effective when the fish are a bit higher in the water. Dry flies have also been worth a cast at points when they have been very active. Mr Kirk had 12 fish and 13 fish in 2 consecutive trips on fabs, buzzers and diawls bachs. His best fish was estimated at around 12lb as well as others of 5 and 7lb. Mr Jones had 12 on black buzzers under and indicator. Mr Birse had 13 on a sugar cube shipman’s.
The Burnside has also been getting very clear with lots of fish visible on the surface cruising around. The fishing has been a little bit slower at times but fishing very well most evenings. Again the more natural approach has taken more fish, The washing line with wee buzzers is the go to method. Dries are doing well in the right conditions when they come up. Mr Westland had 21 on size 14 black buzzers and fabs. Mr Wilson had 2 for 6lb and put back 9 fishing diawl bachs.
The Boathouse has been a bit coloured but on the very sunny days it has been the best pond with huge amounts of fish taking off the surface in the shade. Mr Leslie had a great day returning around 20 fish on small dries and emerges. Mr Fulthorpe had a good morning landing 8 up to 7lb on a pink fab and diawl bachs. Mr Whiteford kept his 3 fish for 8lb and put back 6 on a damsel.
The Woodside pool has been really busy in the nice weather with many full bags being recorded. Green powerbait and spinners have been the top bait of late. Over the weekend there was a total of 37 anglers landed 68 fish for weight of 115lb.
4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK
5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The warm weather continued this week making for tricky conditions at times. For much of the week the fish were in the top 2 feet of the water although they went down a little deeper when the sun was at its hottest and brightest. The island, the bridge and the big tree were the favoured spots. Many anglers were reporting seeing fish following flies and turning away, or were getting plenty of offers but not so many takes. The Millpond continues to fish well for both bait and fly anglers with a good variety of different coloured trout coming off. Favourite flies this week included Dancer, Damsel, Black Fritz, Diawl Bach, Kate McLaren, Sedge, and Buzzer. On the bait pond, maggots and green power bait were the most successful. Those doing well on the fly this week included Robert Watt, Glasgow, 5 for 16lb including a Gold, a Brown and a Tiger, plus 4 C&R including a Brown, Alastair Mann, Dunfermline, 4 for 14lb 8oz including 5lb 12oz Gold and a Brown, Henry Fulton, Greenock, 5lb 4oz Blue and his son, Matthew, 4lb 12oz Gold, Stuart Wallace, Alloa, in two visits, 5 for 11lb 2oz from the Millpond including a Gold, Robbie McGuire & Lino, Stirling, 3 for 7lb from the small ponds including 2 Golds, plus 1 C&R and Cameron Brolly 3 Golds from the Millpond. Eddie McKillop, Glasgow, 2 for 7lb 12oz including a Blue, Tom Hemmings 2 for 4lb 8oz including a Brown, Mike Chubb 4lb 8oz Rainbow, Les Cooper, Dunblane, 4lb 8oz Rainbow, Liam Dunn 2lb 4oz Brown from the Millpond and Billy Docherty 2lb Tiger from the Millpond. Andy Duffin, Cowie, 2lb Gold from the Millpond plus 4 C&R, Derek Gray, Dalgety Bay, caught and released 6, Ross Gracie caught and released 4, Ross Cochrane caught and released 4 including a Blue, Harry Haggarty caught and released 3 from his float tube including a Blue and a Brown and Robert Cochrane caught and released 3.
Amongst those catching on bait were Willie Martin 4 for 9lb including a Blue, Jordan Purvis 2lb Gold, Jake McEwan 2 for 6lb, Laurence Skinner and Alex Davis 2 each for 7lb 8ozincluding 3 Tigers and a Gold, Stephen Dunn 2 for 4lb, Craig Gordon 2 for 4lb 4oz including a Gold and William and Ben Morrison shared 4 for 7lb 4oz including 3 Golds.
The changeable weather this week led to the fish being in different places at different times. The water temperature remained at 15oC all week and water clarity is still excellent. Some days the fish were just below the surface and on other days they were around 2 to 3 feet down. Browns and Tigers were to be found around the Bridge. The area around the big tree and the boat jetty and the Dam were also good spots. On certain days those fishing from boats were doing very well. As is common at this time of year, the fish were sometimes difficult to tempt but a good number are still being caught. Most successful flies included Dancer, Craft-eye Cat, Damsel, Diawl Bach, Olive nymph, Dunkeld, Black Pennell, Hopper and Buzzer. On the bait pond Maggots and green power bait were working best.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) The fishing has been excellent of late but the hot, sunny weather over the weekend certainly drove the fish much deeper but evening fishing was top class with small CDC’s, Buzzers and Sedge patterns doing the business. As usual some big boys featured in the catches with Andy Young having 9 c/r including one at 12lbs 8oz, Mr. McTaggart from Kirkintilloch had 4 for 30lbs on c/r including two at 12lbs each, Johnny Curkham had 8 c/r including fish of 10lbs 8ozm 9lbs and 6lbs and Peter Clark from Kilsyth 16 c/r including a couple of double figure specimens. Also doing well was Gordon Craig from Glasgow with 3 for 8lbs, Mr Clark (Kilsyth) kept 2 for 5lbs and returned one at 7lbs, Mr. Gavin (Stepps) 3 for 6lbs 8oz, Peter Tanner (Kirkintilloch) 6 c/t, Graham Brown (Kilsyth) 16 c/r, Mr. West (Lenzie) 2 for 5lbs and Steven lee from Denny had15 c/r. Willie Wright from Kilsyth bagged 2 for 4lbs 8oz, Andy Young 9 c/r – best 5lbs, Jack Eskom 6 c/r – heaviest 5lbs, John Shaw (Kilsyth) 2 c/r, Robert McIntyre 2 c/r – best 8lbs and Duncan Stewart had 12 c/r.
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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Fishing report by Jim Boyd



ANGLING PRESS SERVICES

JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer


Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 08 July 2019. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 07 July 2019.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles) Fishing from the bank Jim Symon from Cowie kept 5 fish weighing 10lb and released 4, Brendan Honeybun (Lochore) 2 fish weighing 5lb, Gerry Grattan (Kincardine) 2 fish weighing 5lb, Joe Varela (Glasgow) caught and released 4, Crawford McEwan (Newmains) released 10 and Jim Keatings from Newmains had 2 fish for 4lb and released a 2.
On the individual boat front Graham Tomlinson & Johnny Donaldson from Aberdour kept 8 fish weighing 13lb 2oz, Peter Grubb (Glenrothes) 5 fish for 10lb and released 5, Billy Thomson & Tosh Stewart (Auchterarder) kept 10 fish weighing 20lb 8oz and released a further 10, Davie Joyce (Perth) caught and released 6 whilst Ronnie Turnbull & Jimmy Miller from Tillicoultry kept 9 fish weighing 19lb and released a further 7.
The CSSC A/C kept 34 fish weighing 63lb 12oz, The Invicta Club kept 10 fish weighing 19lb 6oz and the Good Companions A/C kept 17 fish weighing 30lb 8oz.

The best flies last week included the Muddler Hopper, Hoppers, Deer Hair Sedge, Orange Blob, Tequila Fab and the Klinkhammer whilst all areas continue to fish well.
2. ORCHILL TROUT FISHERY (Braco) It has been a good fishing week with plenty of fish being caught, from lures down to size 20 with very little dressing. On Saturday the Goth Club had a good day taking 44 fish for 110lbs 10oz with the winners of the Pairs being Billy Weir 4 fish for 11lbs 12oz and Colin Weir with 4 fish weighing 10 lbs. Jim Gillespie from Kirkliston had 3 fish for12lbs 2oz - best 6lbs 8oz Dark Dries, Hector Wilson (Bannockburn)3 fish weighing 8lbs 8oz on a Suspender Buzzer, Brian Thain (Glasgow) 3 fish for 11lbs 8oz on a Damsel and Jamie Deans from Auchterarder used a Yellow Wotsit to take 2 fish for 6lbs. Alec Fitzsimmons from Fintry had 3 fish for 8lbs 8oz on Black & Blae, Andrew Black (Tullibody) 3 fish for 10 lbs on Buzzers, Martin Lindores (Bonnybridge) 3 fisher 9 lbs on a Daddy and Sandy Donald from Dunblane had 3 fish for 7lbs 8oz on a Beetle.
3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Dry flies have dominated the returns as the best method here at Forbes of Kingennie this past week. Even as we move into July the water clarity is very clear and surface activity has been prolific at times. The Burnside has been the busiest pond with the best return being taken by Mr Edwards with 18 caught and released up to 8lb on a mix of Dries and Buzzers. The Deid Ferret Fly Fishing Club took 16 fish for a combined weight of 44lbs. Mr Low had 3 for 8lb and 12 put back on Hoppers. Mr Birse has had a couple of really good mornings putting back 12 and 11 in just a couple of hours on a Yellow Floating Fry. Ian Gordon released 9 with the best fish being a fine Rainbow estimated at 11lbs. On Thursday four anglers returned a total of 33 fish. The Boathouse Pool has been producing good returns with the best this week being Jim Brown with 22 fish including 2 doubles on a mix of lures and the bung. Mr Thomson returned 10 and Mr Gibson had a hectic hour landing 8 fish up to 10lb on Olive Worms on a fast glass. The Bankside is still gin clear and the fish are very visible up on the surface. Mr Burnett had a great day returning 12 on dries with 2 over 10lb and Mr Leslie also had 12 on dries but lost 2 big fish after going right down to the backing. The Woodside bait pond has been really busy with loads of fish getting caught from the pond on a number of methods. Powerbait under the float is still best but worms are also effective right now. Mr Whiteford and his son had good morning landing 4 fish for 10lb with the biggest weighing 5lb 4oz all on orange Powerbait, Mr Bourne had 5 for 9lb on worms and Mr Watson had 4 for 8lb on spinners. The Blawearie Pool has been stocked with hundreds of 1lb blue and rainbow trout and will be running as an any method, catch and release pond for children over the summer. This offers a great chance for youngsters to learn the basics of angling and how to take care of fish.
This past week of hot weather here at Forbes of Kingennie is seeing a change in the fishes behaviour, as the water temperatures rise they have been a bit fussy at times but when the cloud comes over and cools down the sport at times has been outstanding. Different ponds have been fishing better at different times so moving around has been essential for constant results.
The Bankside pool has been the stand out pond these last few days with lots of anglers having great returns in sometimes trick conditions. The water has become very clear recently and really helped with the returns. Buzzers have been the top method fished either under the bung with an egg or squirmy on the point fished at 5 feet. The washing line has also been effective when the fish are a bit higher in the water. Dry flies have also been worth a cast at points when they have been very active. Mr Kirk had 12 fish and 13 fish in 2 consecutive trips on fabs, buzzers and diawls bachs. His best fish was estimated at around 12lb as well as others of 5 and 7lb. Mr Jones had 12 on black buzzers under and indicator. Mr Birse had 13 on a sugar cube shipman’s.
The Burnside has also been getting very clear with lots of fish visible on the surface cruising around. The fishing has been a little bit slower at times but fishing very well most evenings. Again the more natural approach has taken more fish, The washing line with wee buzzers is the go to method. Dries are doing well in the right conditions when they come up. Mr Westland had 21 on size 14 black buzzers and fabs. Mr Wilson had 2 for 6lb and put back 9 fishing diawl bachs.
The Boathouse has been a bit coloured but on the very sunny days it has been the best pond with huge amounts of fish taking off the surface in the shade. Mr Leslie had a great day returning around 20 fish on small dries and emerges. Mr Fulthorpe had a good morning landing 8 up to 7lb on a pink fab and diawl bachs. Mr Whiteford kept his 3 fish for 8lb and put back 6 on a damsel.
The Woodside pool has been really busy in the nice weather with many full bags being recorded. Green powerbait and spinners have been the top bait of late. Over the weekend there was a total of 37 anglers landed 68 fish for weight of 115lb.
4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK
5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The changeable weather this week led to the fish being in different places at different times. The water temperature remained at 15oC all week and water clarity is still excellent. Some days the fish were just below the surface and on other days they were around 2 to 3 feet down. Browns and Tigers were to be found around the Bridge. The area around the big tree and the boat jetty and the Dam were also good spots. On certain days those fishing from boats were doing very well. As is common at this time of year, the fish were sometimes difficult to tempt but a good number are still being caught. Most successful flies included Dancer, Craft-eye Cat, Damsel, Diawl Bach, Olive nymph, Dunkeld, Black Pennell, Hopper and Buzzer. On the bait pond Maggots and green power bait were working best. The Fishery opening hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Wednesday and 8.00am to 9.00pm, Thursday to Sunday.
A selection of the best bags this week included John Mooney, Queenzieburn, 5 for 15lb including 2 Browns, plus 1 C&R, Danny Doherty, Denny, 5 for 15lb including a Blue, Ian Whitfield, Denny, in three visits, 5 for 14lb 14oz including a Gold and a Tiger, Andy Duffin, Cowie, in two visits, 5 for 12lb including 2 Golds and Barry Hamilton, Moodiesburn, 3 for 9lb 8oz.Gerrard Dawson, Stirling, 3 for 9lb 4oz including a Blue, Ian Whitfield, Jnr, Denny 2 for 6lb 4oz,Charles Findlater 2 for 6lb including a Brown, John Swan 2 Tigers for 5lb, Alex Botezatu, Stirling, 4lb Rainbow and Marcus Tripney caught and released 9 including a Blue around 4lb and a 6-7lb Brown. Stewart Marshall caught and released 6, Graeme Baird caught and released 4 and Stephen Anderson caught and released 2 including a Brown estimated at 6lb.
On the bait pond William Morrison 4 for 11lb including a Blue and a Tiger, Ian Fern 4 for 10lb 4oz including 3lb 12oz Gold, Eva Fern 3 for 6lb including 2 Golds and Liepa Liurus 4 for 9lb. Demi and Lucas McFadyen had 3 for 6lb 8oz including a Blue, Thomas Mylchreest 1 for 2lb 8oz and Ryan McCormack 1 for 2lb.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) The really nice weather of late makes it great to be out fishing but THE fish are being a wee bit choosy with all the natural fly life around especially when they are on the caenis. Really small dries e.g. size 18 still the most productive at the moment - restocking takes place on Wednesday this week. The fishery recently saw the introduction of some big fish including one mint conditioned specimen that tipped the scales at 22lbs.Woodburn owner Sandy Bankier said “the 22lb rainbow was an amazing fish, I’ve never seen a trout that big and would love to know how long it's been in our tanks”
Last week’s catches included those from the Kilsyth Fish Protection club who did well on Saturday, fishing in the blazing sun, taking 27 fish for 64lbs. The winner was Peter Clark with 4 for 14lbs 4oz who also returned some nice fish including one at 6lbs and the heaviest trout weighed in at 10lbs and was caught by Stewart Wilson. Also doing well was Stewart Sutherland from Kirkintilloch with 3 c/r – best 9lbs, Jim O'Riley (Glasgow) 3 for 8lbs 8oz and returned 1 at 9lbs, Steven Walker (Glasgow) 4 on c/r - largest 13lbs, Peter Clark (Kilsyth) 10 c/r – best 11lbs and Fitzy from Kilsyth had 11 c/r including one at 8lbs. Mick Clark from Glasgow kept 3 for 6lb and returned one at 12lbs 8oz, Brian Robertson 3 c/r - largest 9lb, John Shaw (Kilsyth) 6 c/r - best 7lbs, Bill Moffat (Glasgow) 3 for 8lbs 8oz, Gordon Craig (Glasgow) 1 for 1olbs, Graham Brown 14 c/r on 2 visits and Johnny Curran had 15 c/r – biggest 8lbs 8oz. Ian Anderson from Cumbernauld had 32 c/r on 3 visits and W Wright from Kilsyth kept a brace weighing 6lbs and returned 4.
On the bait fishing front Mr. Griffin from Glasgow had 6 for 21lbs, Mr. Forsyth (Glasgow) 4 for 10lb, Mr. McGillivary (Glasgow) 2 for 5lbs and Mr. Campbell from Glasgow had 1 for 5lbs 8oz.
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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Fishing report by Jim Boyd



ANGLING PRESS SERVICES

JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer



Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 01 July 2019. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 30June 2019.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles) Fishing from the bank Gerry Grattan from Kincardine kept 2 fish weighing 4lb 8oz and released a further 5, Stuart Allan (Stirling) caught and released 6 and Mark Paterson from Stirling had 6 c/r.
The individual boat returns included Yan Lynborg (Perth) & Craig Deer (Scone) who kept 6 fish weighing 13lb, Malcolm Roger (Glasgow) & Kirk Roger (Broxburn) 5 fish for 10lb 8oz, Brian Hepburn & Alex Hamilton (Kelty) 7 fish for 14lb, John Ramsay & Ian McDonald (Blackford) kept 7 fish weighing 15lb 8oz and George Keith & Tom Lansdown from Dunfermline retained 5 fish weighing 9lb 8oz. Bill Patrick from Leslie caught and released 16 and Billy Thomson & Tosh Stewart (Auchterarder) kept 8 fish weighing 14lb 8oz.
On the angling club front Perth -Ex A/C kept 15 fish weighing 30lb and released a further 12, Grangemouth A/C 19 fish for 40lb 4oz, RAF Northern League A/C 21 fish weighing 37lb 11oz, CIBA A/C 11 for 22lb 4oz and Aberdour A/C kept 29 fish weighing 54lb 12oz. Glasgow Academicals A/C took 7 fish weighing 13lb 14oz, Dunfermline Railway Club 10 fish weighing 22lb and returned 5and Roslin British Legion A/C kept 9 fish weighing 16lb. Grizzle Cats A/C took 10 fish weighing 21lb and released a further 59, Leslie & Glenrothes A/C kept 4 fish weighing 9lb released 2 and KHATS Whisker A/C kept 7 fish weighing 13lb 4oz.
The best flies last week included the Black Hopper, Bibio Hopper, Hot Head Damsel, Yellow Owl and Various Cormorants whilst all areas continue to fish well.
2. ORCHILL TROUT FISHERY (Braco) The fishing is extremely challenging right now due to the abundance of natural fly life in the water. Angus Inglis from Callander
Had 3 fish for 9lbs 8oz on Dries, Allan Stirling (Auchterarder) 2 fish for 6lbs on a Sedge Hog, G McCulloch (Livingston) 3 fish 9 lbs on Buzzers and Craig Satti from Dunfermline had 1 fish weighing 3lbs on a Montana. Paul Satti from Dunfermline used a Soldier Palmer to take a brace for 5lbs, Jim Linton (Moodiesburn) 8 fish for 20 lbs on an Eggstasy, Donald McDonald (Muthill) 2 fish for 4lbs 4oz on a Diawl Bach and A Black from Stirling caught 4 fish for 12lbs on a Buzzer.
3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) NO REPORT THIS WEEK
This past week of hot weather here at Forbes of Kingennie is seeing a change in the fishes behaviour, as the water temperatures rise they have been a bit fussy at times but when the cloud comes over and cools down the sport at times has been outstanding. Different ponds have been fishing better at different times so moving around has been essential for constant results.
The Bankside pool has been the stand out pond these last few days with lots of anglers having great returns in sometimes trick conditions. The water has become very clear recently and really helped with the returns. Buzzers have been the top method fished either under the bung with an egg or squirmy on the point fished at 5 feet. The washing line has also been effective when the fish are a bit higher in the water. Dry flies have also been worth a cast at points when they have been very active. Mr Kirk had 12 fish and 13 fish in 2 consecutive trips on fabs, buzzers and diawls bachs. His best fish was estimated at around 12lb as well as others of 5 and 7lb. Mr Jones had 12 on black buzzers under and indicator. Mr Birse had 13 on a sugar cube shipman’s.
The Burnside has also been getting very clear with lots of fish visible on the surface cruising around. The fishing has been a little bit slower at times but fishing very well most evenings. Again the more natural approach has taken more fish, The washing line with wee buzzers is the go to method. Dries are doing well in the right conditions when they come up. Mr Westland had 21 on size 14 black buzzers and fabs. Mr Wilson had 2 for 6lb and put back 9 fishing diawl bachs.
The Boathouse has been a bit coloured but on the very sunny days it has been the best pond with huge amounts of fish taking off the surface in the shade. Mr Leslie had a great day returning around 20 fish on small dries and emerges. Mr Fulthorpe had a good morning landing 8 up to 7lb on a pink fab and diawl bachs. Mr Whiteford kept his 3 fish for 8lb and put back 6 on a damsel.
The Woodside pool has been really busy in the nice weather with many full bags being recorded. Green powerbait and spinners have been the top bait of late. Over the weekend there was a total of 37 anglers landed 68 fish for weight of 115lb.
4. MARKLE (East Lothian) John Daly from Edinburgh had 7 on Lures, Joe Beattie (Edinburgh) 7 on a Daddy, Bruce Hunter (Edinburgh) 6 on Buzzers and C King from Edinburgh used a white dry fly to take 8.
5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The week started calm and mild. Extremely heavy rain on Monday evening – 30mm in 2 hours – coloured the water for a couple of days, but it returned to excellent clarity by midweek. Water temperature rose from 14oC to 16oC as the week went on. From Wednesday onwards the weather became hot and sunny and there were more thunderstorms at the end of the week. Some fish were deep, but most were to be found around 2 to 4 feet down. An intermediate line with a fast or jerky retrieve was the best tactic and the most successful flies included the usual lures, small nymphs and wet flies such as Pennell, Spider and Kate McLaren.

On one of the hottest days of the year to date, the Fishery had a visit from a Greenlandic angler and his fishing idol, Paul Young. The visit was set up by Craig Mathieson of the Polar Academy and a very enjoyable day was had by our Greenlandic visitors with the appearance of Paul Young a much-appreciated surprise for them.
Despite the hot, sunny conditions, plenty of fish were landed this week with some of the best bags including Robert Watt, Glasgow, 5 for 17lb including 4lb 12oz Tiger and 2 Browns, Gary Stewart, Glasgow, 4 for 16lb 2oz including 5lb 2oz Gold and a Blue, Ian Whitfield Jnr, Denny, 2 for 10lb 2oz including 5lb 12oz Tiger and a Blue, Gareth Mair, Kincardine, 5 for 11lb and George Dobbie, Glasgow, 4 for 12lb including 2 Blues, plus 1 C&R. Ian Whitfield, Denny, in two visits, 3 for 11lb including 4lb 12oz Blue, David Brown, Cowie, 3 for 8lb 4oz including a Tiger, John Thomson, 3 for 7lb 12oz including a Blue, Willie MacFadyen, Cowie, 3 for 7lb 8oz including a Brown, plus 2 C&R, Kimin Smith, 2 for 6lb 12oz and Robert Smith, Falkirk, 2 for 6lb. Craig Mason 4lb 4oz Tiger, Harry Haggarty, Glasgow, fishing from his float tube, caught and released 7 including a Blue around 4lb and 2 Browns, David Cameron caught and released 4, Young Arran Gordon caught and released 3 including a Brown estimated at around 8lb and Stewart Marshall caught and released 3 including a Brown and a Tiger.
Amongst those catching on bait were Geraldis and Nedas who shared 5 for 10lb, William Morrison 2 for 4lb 8oz, Roy Hiddleston 2 for 4lb and Mark Wilson 2 for 5lb.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

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