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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Fishing report by Jim Boyd


JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer

Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Tuesday 19 March 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 18 March 2018.


2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) Last Thursday the Tartan Arms AC had an outing and the few who did brave the wind and rain took 10 fish weighing 28lbs 12oz with the winner being Callum Mac. On Saturday the Linden FFC weighed in 24 fish for 78lbs 12oz with the best catch being recorded by Kevin Haughton with 4 fish for 15lbs taken on a Black & Green Fritz. Donald Blyth from Doune had a brace for 6lbs 8oz on a Black & Blue lure, Manuel Geraldus, Hallbeath, 2 fish for 6 lbs on a Gold Damsel, Frank Malkiewiez, Tullibody, 3 for 9lbs on a Tadpole and Laurie Rumgay from Perth used Buzzers to bag a brace weighing 6lbs 8oz – best fish 4lbs. Willie Martin from Stirling had 4 for 12lbs – best 5lbs 8oz on a Nomad, G Mooney, Callander, 2 for 7lbs 8oz on Dries and Hugh McLean from Oban took 3 fish for 8lbs on a Diawl Bach.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Although there were some days when the weather was so bad that no anglers ventured out to the ponds, there were also pockets of decent weather which some used to their advantage. On the Boathouse Pool, Jock Leslie returned 10 fish and Kenny Johnstone released 8. Messrs. MacDonald and Hogg returned 7 fish each whilst Ken Jones released 5 with the best trout being a superb blue of around 7lbs 8oz. Mr. Ogilvie took two rainbows for 9lbs 8oz and returned one. The Yellow Dancer, Black Diawl Bach and Black/Green lures were the most successful flies. The deeper Burnside Pool was more fickle but Peter Thompson returned a fine rainbow estimated at 6lbs. Frank Sherriff also had a successful morning releasing four rainbows. Buzzers and various Cormorant patterns were the better options. Conditions on the Bankside Pool  were very challenging in the fierce easterly winds but Mr. Petrie braved the conditions to return 7 fish with the best a nice rainbow around 5lbs. Mr. Taylor also returned seven fish. Preferred flies were buzzers (dark olive or black) and various Damsel patterns. The any legal method pool, the Woodside, was also quite challenging but Mr. Jamieson took three fish for a combined weight of 7lbs 8oz and Mr. Tillet landed two fish for 5lbs. Powerbait fished deep beneath a float produced the best results although Mepps type spinners also had some success.
Hopefully the Beast from the East has now passed and all at Kingennie look forward to better weather and to seeing you soon.


5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The milder conditions at the start of the week saw some good fishing with fish becoming more active, with the majority of fish being caught in the channel and round the back of the islands. From midweek onwards the temperatures began to drop again and the fish went deeper and moved back to the main area of Swanswater. From Thursday onwards saw the start of the Brown Trout season accompanied with a bitter cold easterly wind and showers, despite this there was still some cracking Browns and several Tigers caught, including a fin perfect Brown weighing 9lb 4oz. Usual flies still proved the best with Dancer, Cats, Black and Green Fritz and Ally McCoist being the most successful.  Buzzer and Bloodworm were less successful but some anglers had great success fishing Bibio and other wets.
Jim Spiers, Falkirk, 2 for 13lb including 9lb 4oz Brown, Danny Doherty, Denny 5 for 16lb 4oz including 2 golds and a Blue, Ian Riddicks, Kilmarnock, 5 for 12lb including 2 Browns and a Tiger, plus 2 C&R, Dennis Lennon, Airdrie, 5 for 11lb 12oz plus a Brown returned and Robert Chapman, Linlithgow, 4 for 12lb 4oz , biggest at 4lb 8oz, plus 3 C&R. Robert Park, Glasgow, 3 for 10lb 8oz including a Gold, Callum Lindsay, Glasgow, 3 for 8lb 4oz including a Blue, Willie Nyguist, Stirling, 4 for 10lb 12oz, Hugh McLean, Oban, 3 for 11lb including a Brown, Gary Dunsmore, Stenhousemuir, 3 for 8lb 12oz, Jim Craig, Balloch, 3 for 8lb 4oz plus a Brown returned, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 7lb 12oz plus 4 C&R and The three “Golden Girls” from Ayrshire shared 7 from the small ponds plus 1 C&R. Stewart Marshall, Cambusbarron, 2 for 7lb 4oz, Rab McDonald, Glasgow, 2 for 6lb 8oz, plus 3 C&R, Andy Tervit, Paisley, 2 for 6lb 8oz including 3lb 12oz Brown – the first of the season, George Dobbie, Glasgow, 2 for 6lb 8oz including 3lb Brown and Lawrence Maguire, Falkirk, 2 for 5lb 12oz plus 9 C&R. Gary Finlay, Slammanan, 2 for 5lb 12oz plus 4 C&R, Gavin Thompson, Dunfermline, 2 for 5lb including a Tiger, Joseph Wood, Johnston, caught and released 13, Rab Cochrane caught and released 8 and Brian Eadie from  Stirling caught and released 7.