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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Fishing report by Jim Boyd


JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer

Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 14 May 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 13 May 2018 2018.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles) Robin Eadie from Kinross kept 5 fish weighing 12lb 2oz and released a further 3, Jim Watson & Dave Gonsales, Auchtermuchty, 6 fish for 12lb 8oz, Graham Murray, Tullibody 3 fish for 6lb and Mick Seaton & Jim McNicol from Aberfeldy kept 10 fish weighing 25lb 4oz – heaviest 4lb and released a further 8. Sandy Forgan & Jimmy Hunter from Dundee took 8 fish weighing 21lb 8oz – heaviest 4lb and released 17, Tosh Stewart & Billy Thomson, Auchterarder, 6 fish weighing 12lb and released 2, Archie Davidson, Stirling, kept 3 fish weighing 7lb 8oz, Mark Paterson, Stirling, caught and released 9, Paul Holbourne, Edinburgh, caught and released 6 and  Paul Friethy from Bridge of Earn, kept 3 fish weighing 6lb. Paul Mondor from Auchterarder 2 fish weighing 5lb and released 8, Stephen Bathgate, Rosyth, 5 fish weighing 13lb, Colin & Graham Shepherd, Dundee, 8 fish for 19lb 4oz and released 6, Lee & Darren Shepherd from Dundee caught & released 11 and Kenny Baird from Tillicoultry kept 4 fish weighing 9lb.
On the angling club front Milngavie A/C kept 32 fish weighing 79lb 12oz and released a further 21, the Last Cast A/C 20 fish for 45lb 4oz released another 10, Pencaitland A/C took 33 fish weighing 78lb and released Leslie & Glenrothes A/C kept 15 fish weighing 28lb 12oz and released a further 27 and Monifieth A/C had 37 fish weighing 84lb.
The best fly patterns last week included the Cormorant, Ace of Spades, Bibio, Green Buzzers and the Yellow Fozzie whilst the best fishing area proved to be on the north shore from the Dow Burn to the Dam Wall.

2. ORCHILL TROUT FISHERY (Braco) J McMillan from Tillicoultry had a brace for 9lbs 4oz – best 6lbs on an Ally McCoist, Tony Hingley, Alloa, 2 fish weighing 6lbs 8oz on an Ally McCoist, David Pitcaithly, Falkirk, 2 fish for 8lbs on an Okey Dokey, David Duncan, Slamannan, 2 fish for 4lbs 12oz on an Orange Fritz and W. Williams from Sauchie used a Yellow Dancer to take a brace for 6lbs 8oz. Dean Parker from  Auchterarder had 2 for 5lbs on a Black Lure, Alec Fitzsimmons, Fintry, 4 fish for 10 lbs on a Montana, Peter Coelho, Paisley, 3 fish for 7lbs 4oz on a Sedge and R. Purvis from Glenrothes took 3 fish for 9 lbs on a Pin Fry. Jim Linton from Moodiesburn used a Wotsit to catch 4 weighing 10lbs, Ian Law, Barrhead, 2 fish weighing 5 lbs on a Black Cat and Allan Laing from Carluke took a brace for 6lbs on a Damsel.
Will anglers please note the next Sunday, the 20th of May, the water is fully booked for the Strathcarron Charity Day.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Although the weather was still erratic, there has been a hint that spring is now on the doorstep. This has resulted in more fly life on the water and an increase in fish being taken on various patterns of dry flies. On the Boathouse Pool the Abernethy party returned a dozen fish and Mr. Gilmour returned six. Mr. Cochrane took two rainbows for a total of 6lbs and returned a further nine fish including a superb brown trout estimated at 6lbs. Mr. Hill landed four fish for a combined weight of 15lbs and returned one whilst Mr. Cormack had two fish for 10lbs 8oz and released five. Buzzers, Diawl Bachs and dries accounted for most of the fish but lures did take a few. The Burnside Pool was somewhat moody this week but Scott Watson obviously had the correct formula as he returned fourteen fish on catch and release. Ed Valentine also did well releasing nine fish. Tam Costello returned two fish with one of them being a magnificent rainbow estimated at 10lbs and Mr. McCabe took three fish for a total weight of 7lbs 4oz. Most of the fish fell to Buzzers (black or olive) or Nymphs retrieved slowly. Jock Leslie again dominated returns on the Bankside with his best session being sixteen fish released and Scott Watson also did well returning ten. Messrs. Low and Patterson took four fish for a total of 11lbs and Mr. Gibson had three fish for 8lbs 8oz and returned a further three. Various dry fly patterns sorted out the better fish but Buzzers and small lures also did well. On the Woodside Pool (any legal method) Mr. Lee took three rainbows for a combined weight of 7lbs 4oz; Mr. Robertson had three fish for 6lbs and Mr. Morrison took two fish for 5lbs. Those spinning enjoyed the best results but Powerbait fished beneath a float also did well.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) There were some toppers off last week with Tam Wylie from Livingston top of the pile with a brace of 10lb plus rainbows taken on a Cat. Derek Demarco from Edinburgh used a Nomad to take one at 10lbs 8oz, Davy Smith, Dunbar, had one at 8lbs on a Buzzer, B Nicol, Edinburgh 2 on the Diawl Bach best 7lbs and K McFarlane from Edinburgh had 3 on a Yellow Egg – best 8lbs. 

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) There was some lovely sunny, warm weather this week although there were also cool nights and some days there was a cool easterly wind.   When the sun came out on Saturday so did the Tigers with the anglers from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Dunbartonshire bagging a good few of these cracking fish.   Several Browns were also hooked this week and a couple of 5lb Golds along with the usual top quality Rainbows and Blues.   On different days, there were different hotspots as the fish adapted to the changes in temperature.   These included the island, the Far Bay, around the big tree and at the dam.   The depth that the fish were at also varied, with everything from just below the surface to around 5 feet down seeing fish caught.   Most were taking nymphs and wet flies with the favourite patterns being Montana, Damsel, Hare’s Ear, Cormorant, Buzzer, Bibio, and Kate McLaren. The Fishery is still open 8.00am to 9.00pm every day.
Rab Bonar, Alloa, fishing from the boat, 9 for 26lb, on two tickets, including a Blue and a Brown, Frank Barr, Falkirk, in two visits, 8 for 24lb including a Blue, plus 4 C&R, including a Brown, Danny Doherty, Denny, 5 for 14lb 6oz including a Blue, plus 3 C&R, Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 4 for 13lb 12oz including a Blue and a Brown and Malcolm MacDonald, Glasgow, 4 for 12lb 8oz, including 4lb 6oz Rainbow. Dave McFadyen, Denny, 4 for 12lbg 8oz including 4lb 8oz Rainbow, Stuart Cameron, Alexandria, 4 for 12lb 6oz, plus 3 C&R, Danny Borzacchiello, Dumbarton, 4 for 12lb including a Blue and a Brown, Barry Hamilton, Moodiesburn, 4 for 11lb 12oz and John McQueen, Clydebank, 4 for 11lb 14oz including a Tiger. Jim McColl, Dumbarton, 4 for 11lb 10oz including 3 Tigers, Willie Nyguist, Stirling, 4 for 11lb 4oz, plus 2 C&R, David Brown, Dumbarton, 4 for 10lb 4oz including 2 Tigers, Edward Lochrie, Glasgow, 3 for 11lb including a Blue, Marius Botezatu, Stirling, 3 for 10lb 4oz, including a Brown, plus 4 C&R and Jim Spiers, Falkirk, 3 for 10lb 4oz. Willie Martin, Stirling, 3 for 9lb 8oz including a Gold, George Kerr, Dumbarton, 2 for 8lb 10oz including 5lb 12oz Gold, Ian Whitfield, Denny, 2 for 8lb 4oz, Andy Hepburn, Bannockburn, 2 for 7lb including 5lb Gold and Ian Brown, Balloch, 2 for 7lb including a Tiger. Paul Rooney, 2 for 6lb 8oz including a Brown, Paul Keenan, Whitburn 2 for 6lb, Brian Eadie, Cowie, caught and released 10 in the small ponds and John Fleming caught and released 7.