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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Fishing report by Jim Boyd


JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer

Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 21 August 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 20 August 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). On the individual front Billy Thomson from Auchterarder kept 5 fish weighing 13lb and released a further 8, Jim Watson & Dave Gonsales, Auchtermuchty, 9 fish for 19lb, Tom Dowswell & Ian Mitchell, Pitlochry, 2 fish weighing 5lb and released 9, Bob Oliver & George Keithley, Doune, had 3 fish weighing 7lb 8oz, Tom Clark, Bannockburn 2 fish for 6lb and Gordon Newlands & Keith Imisson from Inverclyde kept 9 fish weighing 21lb. Robin Eadie & Ernie Baglow from Kinross took 5 fish weighing 12lb, John Bryons & Gerard McGuire, Banknock, 8 fish weighing 18lb, Donald McPherson, Crieff, 2 fish for 5lb 4oz and  released a further 3 and Anthony Glasgow from Strathallan kept 5 fish weighing 11lb.
The angling clubs were out in force with SPRA North A/C keeping  37 fish weighing 86lb 2oz and released 43, RAF Northern League 8 fish for 19lb 14oz, SSEB HQ A/C took 29 fish weighing 64lb 6oz and CIBA A/C kept 27 fish weighing 64lb 12oz and released 10. Last Cast A/C had 11 fish weighing 26lb 2oz and released 3, Clydesdale Bank A/C kept 35 fish weighing 71lb, Linlithgow A/C kept 6 fish weighing 15lb 2oz, Heriots A/C 18 fish for 36lb, Perth RASC A/C 29 fish for 67lb 4oz and Kelty Artisan A/C kept 9 fish weighing 20lb 6oz.
The best flies and lures last week included the Daddy Longlegs, Kate McLaren, Bibio Hopper, Sedgehog, Sedge Muddler, Cormorant and the Red Diawl Bach whilst the top fishing spots are on the Dogleg but all areas are generally fishing well.
 ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) Yet another mixed week of weather with the fish still taking dries Buzzers as well as variety of lures. On Saturday the Vale AC from Dumbarton had a good windy, sunny and showery day catching 38 fish for 105lbs 4oz with Gavin Lees having the heaviest basket with 4 fish weighing 13lbs on a Black & Green lure. Tom Faulds from Lochgelly caught 3 fish for 12lbs on a Yellow Dancer, Ricky Lapsley, Bonnybridge, 2 fish for 9lbs on Buzzers, Andy Fyffe, Lochgelly 2 fish for 6lbs on Buzzers, Cameron Jope, Canada, 1 fish for 2lbs on a Buzzer and Dean Parker from Auchterarder used a Muddler to bag a brace weighing 5lbs. Jim Mackie from Bellshill landed 3 fish for 8lbs on Buzzers, Kenny Low, Stirling, 2 fish for 6lbs on a Black Dancer, John Robertson, Auchterarder, 2 fish for 8lbs,Gerry Kane, Cumbernauld, 3 fish for 10lbs 8oz on Dries, John Gilchrist, Stirling, 3 fish for 9lbs on a Fab and Alex Burns from Bonnybridge took 2 fish for 8lbs on a Damsel. Alec Fitzsimmons from Fintry had 4 for 12lbs 8oz on a Damsel, 
3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Its staring to feel a bit more like Autumn over this past week at Kingennie with the nights stating to draw in and slightly cooler during the days at times. This has helped with the fishing on the whole with the fish starting to become a bit more active. Some of the rain recently has helped with keeping the water topped up and pretty clear across the ponds.
The Boathouse has been fishing very consistently with most anglers getting among the fish. The methods have been fairly well varied with all the usual tactics working at times. The fish have been moving around a bit but the top end of the pond seems to be the most consistent area. Mr Milne had a great result landing 20 fish mostly on a Floating Fry and a couple on Buzzers. Mr Barr had 18 on a Fab and Buzzers with one around 8lb. Mr McAllen Did well with a mini Olive Snake landing 14 fish with one around 10lb and one around 12lb. The Burnside has seen some anglers doing very well and some seem to be struggling at times. There seems to be a lot of fish in the top foot of water then is a bit barren until you get to around 4-5 feet where the rest of the fish seem to be holding. Mr Birse had a couple of excellent trips landing 22 and 15 fishing a Black Beetle or a Floating Fry, Mr Watson took 13 on a Bloodworm and a Fab and Mr Jenkins had 2 for 5lb and put back 9 including a 7lber on Damsels. The Bankside has been fishing well recently but hasn’t seen many rods on it. Mr Leslie did well on dries taking 8 fish in a very short space of time, Mr Horne had 2 for 6lb and put back 2 and Mr Sherriff had 12 on a mix of Dries and Spiders. The Woodside has been fishing really well with lots of good fish coming off with an average size of over 2lb being caught. Powerbait is still the best bait at the moment fished on the float around 5 feet deep. Over the weekend we had a total of 52 anglers land 114 fish for a total of 248lb. The biggest fish of the week was caught by Mr Whyte with a 7lb 3oz rainbow caught on sweet corn.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian)  It was a very quiet week with not many anglers fishing – Ron Thom from Haddington had 4 on a Black & Silver Rabbit, Bruce Hunter, Edinburgh, 6 on a Black Pennell, Paul Harvey, Whitecraigs, 7 on Buzzers and John Daly from Edinburgh used a White Lure to catch and release 5.

5. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) Some hefty specimens still coming off with top of the water tactics still best. Joe Whyte from Glasgow took 10C/R, Johnny Curran 5 C/R, Donald McKenzie 6 for 19lbs 2oz – best 6lbs 7oz, Craig Gordon, Moodiesburn, 3 for 11lb – largest 5lbs, Mr. Robertson 4 weighing 12lb and Mr Anderson safely returned a rainbow of 7lbs 3oz. G Coyle from Port Glasgow had a rainbow and a blue for 7lbs, James Stack 3 for 19lb 9oz – largest a blue of 9lbs, Stuart Alan 3 for 20lb – best 10lbs, Scott Walker 1 weighing 8lb, Mr McGowan, Glasgow, 3 for 9lb and Craig Gordon caught 5 for 21lb – best 7lbs. Steven Murray, 7 on C/R, John Shaw, Kilsyth 3 rainbow and 1 blue C/R  and S Black from Cumbernauld had 4 C/R  including a brown of 8lb.