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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Fishing report by Jim Boyd

JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer

Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 16 October 2017.

FRANDY (Gleneagles). All areas continue to fish well with the Coral Dancer, Damsel, Floating Fry, Snatchers and the Cats Whisker all working well.  Jim Docherty & Bobby Wright from Sauchie kept 6 fish weighing 14lbs, Bill Ramage, Alva, had 4 fish for 9lbs and released a further 2, Billy Thomson, Auchterarder, 5 fish weighing 15lb 12oz and Kenny Baird from Tillicoultry took a brace for 6lbs. Willie Johnson from Bannockburn had a couple for 5lb 8oz, Jim Carlaw, Kinghorn, and Eddie Carlaw from Edinburgh kept 4 fish weighing 12lb and  returned 6 and Peter Haggerty from Dullater took 2 fish weighing 5lb 8oz.
Individual Returns: Eric Fox & Jamie Pyper (Edinburgh) kept 10 fish weighing 31lb & released a further 19. Billy Thomson & Tosh Stewart (Auchterarder) kept 10 fish weighing 25lb 4oz. Robin Eadie (Kinross) caught & released 8. Tom Monaghan (Stirling) caught & released 6. Paul Mondor (Auchterarder) kept 2 fish weighing 7lb 12oz & released a further 2. George McCulloch (Armadale) kept 3 fish weighing 9lb.
Club Returns :Foresters Fishing Syndicate kept 12 fish weighing 31lb 8oz & released a further 9. Gartmore A/C kept 37 fish weighing 90lb 11oz & released a further 7. Rainbow Warriors A/C kept 29 fish weighing 78lb 2oz & released a further 37. Perth Ex-Servicemens A/C kept 11 fish weighing 27lb. ABC&D A/C kept 22 fish weighing 49lb.

Favourite Fly/Lure: Hot Head Damsel, Cormorants, Cats Whisker, Kate Maclaren, Coral Dancer,

Best Areas: All areas.

ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) Dries, Buzzers and various lures have been taking fish mostly on the top or just under the surface. James Gunn from Perth and a fine rainbow of 8lbs followed by a beautiful blue trout of 8lbs on Buzzers, Allan Mitchell, Stirling, 3 fish for 11lbs 8oz – best 6lbs 8oz on a Yellow Owl, G McCulloch, Armadale, 4 fish for 15lbs on a Skinny Damsel and G Brown from Armadale took 4 fish for 12lbs 12oz on a Black Pennell. P Fleming from Methil used a Yellow Dancer to take 1 for 6lbs, Tom Pate and I Wood, Alloa, shared 6 for 16lbs on the Damsel Nymph, G. Hallis and I Cochran, Stirling, 4 for 14lbs 4oz on a Wotsit, Kenny Davies, Cumbernauld, 4 for 11lbs 4oz on a Damsel and W Davies from Cumbernauld had 3 for 8lbs 4oz on a Daddy. Colin Clements from Tyndrum managed 4 for 13lbs on a Black Lure, John Score, Alloa, 3 fish for 9lbs on a Damsel, W Moir, Dunblane, 2 fish for 7 lbs on a Yellow Dancer, B Moir, Dunblane, 2 fish for 6lbs 8oz on a Mini Black Lure and Archie McColl from Inveraray had 3 for 10lbs on an Olive Flash Damsel. Liam Bryce from Polmont took 3 fish weighing 11lbs on an Ally McCoist.