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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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 26 June 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 25 June 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). On the individual front Bob Dick & Geoff Hemmings from Kinross kept 10 fish weighing 22lb, Bob Smith, Stirling, 3 fish weighing 6lb, Jimmy & George Ross, Pitlochry, 8 fish for 17lb 8oz, Brian Thorn & Rhona Boulan, Crook of Devon, 5 fish weighing 11lb and Jim Watson & Dave Gonsales from Auchtermuchty kept 8 fish weighing 18lb 2oz. Alan Graham & Alan Armstrong from Dollar had 8 fish weighing 16lb and released a further 10, Billy Thomson, Auchterarder, 5 fish weighing 10lb and released 12 and Bob Oliver & Murray Falconer from Doune kept 7 fish weighing 16lb 8oz.
The Cleveland Police Fly Fishers kept 23 fish weighing 45lb 6oz, Perthshire FFC 18 fish for 41lb 8oz, Auchenhowie A/C 6 fish weighing 16lb 6oz, Grangemouth Railway A/C caught and released 9, St Mungo A/C 12 fish for 25lb 8oz and released 5 and Milngavie A/C kept 11 fish weighing 22lb and released a further 16.
The best flies last week included the Orange Fab, Pearly Invicta, Clan Chief, Orange Blob, Sedge Muddlers, Daddy Longlegs, Bibio Hoppers, Kate McLaren , Sedgehogs and Snatchers whilst all areas of the loch continue to fish well.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) Last week there was rise in the temperature of the water making the fish fussy, so lures with long tails we're doing well along with Nymphs and Buzzers. Last Sunday the Killin FFC l had 27 fish for76lbs 4oz with Angus Inglis having 4 fish for 14lbs 4oz on a Diawl Bach. The Alexanders FFC took 34 fish for 100 lbs with M Strang taking the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 13lbs 8oz on Buzzers, Dries and Lures. Kenny Low from Stirling took 2 fish for 7 lbs on Black Buzzers, Tony Hingley, Alloa, 3 fish for 14 lbs on a Yellow Dancer. Richard Kerr, Fallin, 3 fish 8lbs 8oz on Dries and Robert Purvis from Glenrothes used a Cut Throat Cat to bag a brace weighing 7lbs 12oz. Bob Ross from Kilsyth caught 2 fish for 7lbs on a Viva, Hamish Carmichael, Alloa, 2 fish for 7lbs 8oz on a Cut Throat Cat, and Willie Martin from Stirling had 4 for 11lbs on Buzzers.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) A week of very changeable weather saw anglers having to compete with some demanding fishing conditions. The start of the week was warm and sunny with a slight breeze, despite the bright sun the fish remained very active with most being caught at a depth of around 3 feet. With the arrival of thunder storms and muggy weather the fish became less interested in feeding and were found 4 to 5 feet down, mostly being tempted on lures such as Cormorant and Dancer. Towards the end of the week the cooler breeze and drizzly rain freshened things up and the fish became active again, by Sunday they were feeding right on the surface with dries doing exceptionally well. Traditional wets, especially Bibio have had good success throughout the week. A large number of Browns were giving anglers some great sport with the majority being caught around the bridge area.
Joe Potts, Inchinnan, 5 for 13lb 4oz, Ian Henderson, Glasgow, 4 for 13lb 12oz including a 3lb 12oz Brown, Nan Morrison, Stirling, 4 for 12lb including a Brown, Danny Doherty, Denny, 4 for 12lb including a 3lb 12oz Brown, Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 4 for 11lb 12oz and Martin Stewart, Glasgow, 3 for 10lb 2oz. Robert Park, Glasgow, 3 for9lb, Gary Waugh, Airdrie, 2 for 7lb including a 3lb 12oz Brown, Ian Turnbull, Langholm, 2 for 6lb, Jude Whitfield, caught and released 6 and Robert Rickets, Stirling, caught and released 5 including 3 Browns.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) Again it was very much a ‘top of the water’ week with Dries, CDC and Various Buzzers doing the business. Mark Gemmell from Port Glasgow had 3 for 8lbs, David McGhee, Kirkintilloch, 1 brown, 4 rainbows and 3 blue trout on C/R, Jamie Wilson, Kilsyth, 3 C/R largest 7lb and Graham Wilson from Glasgow had a brace weighing 7lbs. Ian Anderson from Cumbernauld had 12 on  C/R, Stevie Crainey 5 C/R, Mr Watson, Stepps, 4 for 9lbs 6oz, Mr O'Reilly, Glasgow, 3 for 9lb 2oz, Mr Clark, Glasgow, 9 C/R and G Henderson from Uddingston had 3 for 7lbs.Mr Convoy from Lennoxtown caught 6 for 20lbs 8oz G Currie, Glasgow, 2 for 8lb, Steven McDonald, Airdrie, 8 on C/R, Colin Smith, Glasgow, 5 for 13lb and Mr Fitzpatrick from Kilsyth took 10 C/R. Mr Clinton from Kilsyth had 4 C/R, Stevie McDonald, Airdrie. 8 C/R, Mr Ward, Kirkintilloch, 9  C/R biggest 8lbs, Mr Anderson, Glasgow, 6 weighing 13lb, Derek Hanson, Glasgow, 4 for 11lb best 5lb 7oz and Dan Black from Stepps had 5 for 19lbs.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Lake of Menteith Mangers report

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Secchi disk Clarity 2.5m ; Water Temperature at 6ft 17C.
Anglers are using floaters/sink tip and wets in the bright sunshine and dries if there is cloud cover. Catches have been consistant at the Malling shore to West Gateside. This week we have the longest day of the year so a good time of the year for an evening trip. On Saturday we have the last of our two early morning sessions – with plenty of boats still available.
Scottish Club Championships: Sponsored by Snowbee, Lomond Group, The Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joiner, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal. Heat 7 – 17th June. Saturday night saw 13 teams (39 anglers) in contention with last year’s champions and a previous winner.   Westerly winds saw choppy conditions, and returning day boats had small catch returns, although reporting many trout showing on surface.  As boats moved off, most headed west in direction of Malling Shore, Gateside Bay (Cages Bay) and quieter water at Arnmach Point.  On checking the boats an hour later, some anglers were returning trout, wind was abating, and a show of rising trout was likely for Cages Bay.   At end of the heat 154 trout had been caught with 86 being released. Each returned trout counts as 2 lb in anglers catch return. Top place went to Champions Neilston Fly Fishers with 26 trout for 53lb 1.7 oz. Trio of Brian MacKenzie, James Litster and Tom Burnett mostly fished dry fly at various areas targeting rising trout.  In second place with 22 trout for 48lb 9oz were Caley Liners trio of John Simpson (top rod on night)  Brian and Andrew Kennedy. Third place fell to Perth RASC team of Andy Kemp, Sandy Boag and Grant Sutherland with 18 trout for 39lb 10 oz. These teams to semi final 19th August. 
Top five rods progressing to Champions of Champions Final; John Simpson  24 trout, James Litster 20 trout, Andy Kemp 19 trout , Brian MacKenzie 18 trout and Andy Smith with 16 trout. James Litster cannot make final so next place falls to Jordan Queen , Johnstone Fly Fishers with 7 trout for 16lb 9oz.
Best trout on the night was caught by Alex Grant of Select Fly Fishers and weighed in at 4lb 14.7 oz.  Team Captain, angler with best catch and angler catching heaviest trout all received bottles of Loch Lomond Single Malt Whisky. Report by Kenny Miller.         


2017 Boat League Sponsored by James Bayne Fishing Tackle Callander and Southside Decoraters.
In Heat 7 of the Boat League, on a grey and calm evening, the 30 anglers netted 92 fish - quite a good evening average. Top bag was Brian MacKenzie who netted 10 from "all over". 2nd top bag was Connor Campbell who was fishing at the Malling Burn and on the Malling Shore with a Di3 and a fab and booby. Ray Harrison sent in this silhouette from last years BBQ.
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Secchi disk Clarity 2.5m ; Water Temperature at 6ft 17C.
Anglers are using floaters/sink tip and wets in the bright sunshine and dries if there is cloud cover. Catches have been consistant at the Malling shore to West Gateside. This week we have the longest day of the year so a good time of the year for an evening trip. On Saturday we have the last of our two early morning sessions – with plenty of boats still available.
Scottish Club Championships: Sponsored by Snowbee, Lomond Group, The Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joiner, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal. Heat 7 – 17th June. Saturday night saw 13 teams (39 anglers) in contention with last year’s champions and a previous winner.   Westerly winds saw choppy conditions, and returning day boats had small catch returns, although reporting many trout showing on surface.  As boats moved off, most headed west in direction of Malling Shore, Gateside Bay (Cages Bay) and quieter water at Arnmach Point.  On checking the boats an hour later, some anglers were returning trout, wind was abating, and a show of rising trout was likely for Cages Bay.   At end of the heat 154 trout had been caught with 86 being released. Each returned trout counts as 2 lb in anglers catch return. Top place went to Champions Neilston Fly Fishers with 26 trout for 53lb 1.7 oz. Trio of Brian MacKenzie, James Litster and Tom Burnett mostly fished dry fly at various areas targeting rising trout.  In second place with 22 trout for 48lb 9oz were Caley Liners trio of John Simpson (top rod on night)  Brian and Andrew Kennedy. Third place fell to Perth RASC team of Andy Kemp, Sandy Boag and Grant Sutherland with 18 trout for 39lb 10 oz. These teams to semi final 19th August. 
Top five rods progressing to Champions of Champions Final; John Simpson  24 trout, James Litster 20 trout, Andy Kemp 19 trout , Brian MacKenzie 18 trout and Andy Smith with 16 trout. James Litster cannot make final so next place falls to Jordan Queen , Johnstone Fly Fishers with 7 trout for 16lb 9oz.
Best trout on the night was caught by Alex Grant of Select Fly Fishers and weighed in at 4lb 14.7 oz.  Team Captain, angler with best catch and angler catching heaviest trout all received bottles of Loch Lomond Single Malt Whisky. Report by Kenny Miller.         


2017 Boat League Sponsored by Baynes Tackle Callander and Southside Decoraters.
In Heat 7 of the Boat League, on a grey and calm evening, the 30 anglers netted 92 fish - quite a good evening average. Top bag was Brian MacKenzie who netted 10 from "all over". 2nd top bag was Connor Campbell who was fishing at the Malling Burn and on the Malling Shore with a Di3 and a fab and booby. Ray Harrison sent in this silhouette from last years BBQ.


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 19 June 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 18 June 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). Ian Gibson & Jock McKenzie from Edinburgh kept 10 fish weighing 21lb and released a further 7, Archie Davidson, Stirling, 4 fish weighing 8lb, Gerry Grattan, Clackmannan, 2 for 6lb and  released 7. Billy Thomson & party from Auchterarder kept 11 fish weighing 20lb 8oz and Gordon Price & Keith Findell, Milngavie retained 8 fish weighing 18lb 8oz. George Keith & Tom Lansdown from Dunfermline had 4 fish for 8lb and 11, Jim Barbour & Jock Paisley, Cupar, 6 fish weighing 13lb, Stuart Hardie & Jim McDonald, Stenhousemuir, caught and released 11 and Eddie Carlaw from Edinburgh took 2 fish weighing 5lb. Ian MacEchern & Jim McIntosh from Fort William kept 8 fish weighing 17lb 8oz, Michael Rae, Alva, 4 fish weighing 8lb 8oz, Tom Clark, Stirling, 4 fish for  9lb, James McEwan, Glenrothes, 5 fish for 12lb and Bill Ramage from Alva had 4 fish for 8lb and released a further 5.
The angling clubs too were out in force with the Dundee A/C keeping 31 fish weighing 63lb 15oz, Police Scotland West 55 fish weighing 121lb 7oz, Doune A/C 5 fish weighing 12lb 8oz, Falkirk Municipal A/C kept 22 fish weighing 41lb and Ayr Travellers A/C 4 fish weighing 9lb 12oz and released 88. Dunfermline Artisan kept 27 fish weighing 55lb 10oz, Bonnybridge A/C 3 fish for 6lb 6oz, Edinburgh Masonic A/C 3 fish weighing 6lb 8oz, Edinburgh Post Office A/C 17 fish weighing 37lb and released 19 and the KHATS Whisker A/C kept 20 fish weighing 42lb.
The top taking flies and lures last week included the Black Hopper, Daddy Longlegs, Kate Maclaren, Sedge Muddlers, Claret Bumble and the Sedgehog and all areas continue to fish well.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) On Saturday the Falcon FFC had a good morning taking 37 fish for 113lbs 8oz with John Scullion having the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 17lbs 4oz mainly caught on dries. Ricky Lapsley from Bonnybridge used a Damsel to catch 3 for 11lbs, K Bakie, East Lothian, 2 fish for 7lbs 4oz on a Yellow Owl, Peter Low, Auchterarder, 2 for 7lbs on a Shuttlecock and Ian Anderson from Menstrie had 4 fish weighing 12lbs 8oz on a Diawl Bach. Brian Fyfe, Lochgelly, 2 fish for 6lbs on Buzzers, Robert Pew, Burntisland, 2 fish for 5lbs on Daddies and Robert Chalmers from Bannockburn had 2 for 8lbs 8oz on a Dark Green Olive.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Changeable weather conditions again made presentation difficult on several days but for those who chose the right day, or managed to master the conditions, the rewards were worth the effort. Water-levels and clarity are now almost perfect. On the Boathouse Pool, Jock Leslie took top honours returning 20 fish, taken on Dries and Buzzers. Mr. Wallace took four rainbows for a total of 13lbs. Mr. Burnett returned 13 and Mr. Woods 12. Black or dark olive Buzzers were very productive as were small dry fly patterns e.g. Shipman’s and the Yellow Owl. There has been a lot of surface activity on the Burnside Pool with Dries and Buzzers again being the preferred approach, especially fished on the “washing line” method. Buzzers or bugs beneath a “bung” have also done well. Fish of the week was a superb rainbow estimated at 11lbs+ taken on a Cat Bug beneath a “bung” and returned by Gordon Matthews. George Birse returned 20; Mr. McLearean returned 18 and Mr. Leslie 15. Dries performed well again on the Bankside Pool with Richard Marshall returning 12 and Frank Sherriff returning 11. A couple of very large fish were lost on the pool this week. The any legal method pool, Woodside, had an up and down week but Powerbait fished beneath a float was still the most productive method. On Tuesday ten anglers caught 22 fish for a total of 38lbs.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) There was some spectacular catch and release bags last week with Tom Russell Snr and Jnr from Earlston sharing a bag of 31 to Buzzers. John Daly from Edinburgh had 19 on Buzzers, A Glasgow, Edinburgh, 15 on the Yellow Owl, Joe Beattie, Edinburgh, 15 on a CDC and Bruce Hunter from Edinburgh used Bloodworm to catch 8. Gordon Dagg from Pathead had 6 on Dries.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) Most of the week fish were in the top 2 feet with a good number of big fish being caught and many anglers reporting having lost decent sized trout.  The more overcast days earlier in the week saw great action for the Browns with wets, nymphs, buzzers and dries taking fish close to the surface. The weekend saw rising temperatures, sun and some strong wind resulting in fish going deeper and intermediate lines and lures became more effective.  Some evenings have been very productive with fantastic rises if the conditions are right.
Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 13lb including a 7lb 7oz Rainbow plus 5 caught and released, Carlo Pezzani, Tullibody, 3 for 12lb including a 7lb 12oz Rainbow, Alan Whitton, Stirling, 4 for 14lb 8oz including 3 Browns, one at 6lb 4oz, Willie Nyguist, Stirling, 4 for 11lb 8oz including a 3lb 8oz Brown and Rab McCallum, Bannockburn, 2 for 9lb 4oz including 6lb 12oz Rainbow. Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 4 for 10lb 8oz, Kyle Crossan, Stirling, 3 for 11lb including 2 Browns, George Dobbie, Glasgow, 3 for 9lb, Barry Hamilton, Muirhead, 3 for 8lb 8oz and Jim Craig, Balloch, 3 Browns for 8lb. Robert Park, Glasgow, 3 for 8lb, Connor Meiklejohn, Stirling, caught and released 11, Brian Lockie, Alva, caught and released 8 from his float tube, Brian Scullion, Glasgow, caught and released 8 and Liam Mullin, Pitlochry, caught and released 7.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) There are lots of fish on the surface these days gorging on caenis, especially in the evenings, brilliant to watch and those fishing with small CDC’s are doing really well. Mark Gemmell 3 for 8lbs, Mr Carling 1 for 5lb, Jamie Wilson, 9 C/R – biggest 7lb, Mr Reed 3 for 10lb – best 5lbs and Graham Wilson had a brace weighing 7lbs. Ian Anderson 12 C/R, W. Olssen 10 C/R, Stevie Crainey 5 C/R, Mr Watson 4 for 9lbs 6oz, Mr Monroe 5 C/R - largest 5lb, Mr Connelly 3 rainbow and 1 blue – largest rainbow 9lbs 8oz, Mr Fitzpatrick 15 C/R, Mr Hankton 8 rainbow and 1 blue for 28lb and Keith McCain 5 C/R – biggest 8lbs. 10 year old Alan McTaggart had 1 at 5lbs, Mr McCoy 4 for 11lb, David Shaw 1 brown, 4 rainbow on C/R – the brown trout weighed 8lbs and Mr McIntosh had 5 on C/R – best 10lbs.

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Stirling council fishing report

It was another good start too the week on the river Forth with reports of 4 Salmon being caught yesterday morning. Expectations are high for the rest of the week.
Permits are available from James Bayne fishing tackle.
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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Lake of Menteith fishing report

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Secchi disk Clarity 2.9m ; Water Temperature at 6ft 16C.
Fish are getting caught from sandy bay round to Malling shore , Cages, international bay and over in the Butts. Floating or midge tip are the better lines. Flies include Yellow owls, Blue damsels, Diawl bachs, boobies and yellow fabs. This resident fish of about 5lb was caught today by John McEwan from Perth he caught it of a Rainbow warrior on a midge tip line.


On Thursday we hosted the Scottish heats of the Anglian Water International competition. The Day heat had 10 teams of 6 aiming to get to the final on Rutland. There were 328 fish caught. Top team was Change Fly fisher ac, they caught 53 fish for 119lb, also joining them at Rutland are Gateside Flycasters, they had 37 fish for 88lb and 3rd was Leven Flycasters with 39 fish for 80lb. Top rod was Stewart Barclay (Gateside Flycasters )he had his 10 fish by11:55 am. 2nd was Ray Anderson he caught his 10 fish at 2pm.Heaviest fish went to Allan Caistley from Butcher boy angling with a nice fish weighing 5lnb 12oz. On the evening heat 6 teams competed for 2 places in the final. There were 198 fish caught. Top team was Neilston Flyfishers with 41 fish for 90lb. A close 2nd with the same number of fish but weighing 3lb less was Menteith Osperys. Top rod was James Litster he caught his 10 fish by 9:05 pm, 2nd was Alan Steven he caught his 10 fish by 10:30. Heaviest fish was caught by Colin MacDonald weighing 5lb 2oz. (pic, winning evening team with Jon Marshall and Simon Pimlott up from Anglian Water)
Scottish Club Championships: Sponsored by Snowbee, Lomond Group, The Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joiner, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal. Heat 6 - 10rd June. What looked like perfect conditions for the start of heat 6 of the Scottish Club Championships it proved once again to be a hard session on the Lake of Menteith. With plenty fish rising and showing a bit of interest they just wouldn’t take what the anglers had to offer, coming short and turning away at the last minute. Best methods on the night was boobies, blobs and cormorants. The top 3 teams qualified for the first semifinal on the 18th August are. 1st place St Boswell Newton & Dist AA with 8 fish for 18lb 10.3oz 2nd place Caurnie AC with 8 fish for 17lb 1.3oz 3rd place Bothwell & Blantyre AC “A” with 6 fish for 13lb 5.8oz. The top 5 anglers going through to the Champion of Champions are 1st Grant Gibson with 5 fish for 11lb 14.6oz 2nd Jackie Naismith 3 fish for 7lb 1.8 oz 3rd Paul Gliwinski  3 fish for 6lb 14.7oz 4th Alisdair Mair 3 fish for 6lb 9.7oz 5th Jim Twaddle 3 fish for 6lb 4.7oz The best fish of the night fell to Chris Mullholland a lovely 4lb 1.1oz rainbow. The top club, top angler and captor of the best fish all received a bottle of whisky from our sponsor Loch Lomond distillery.

2017 Boat League Results. On heat 6 24 anglers took to the water on what looked a promising night with a lot of fish moving but the fish thought otherwise as they would feed on the Canis instead of fishing flies.94 fish were caught with Bill Ramage scoring his 3rd win of this year’s league with 9 fish, he caught his first fish at 6:35 beating Alec Galloway into 2nd place will also 9 fish but he caught his first fish later at 8:40 Third was Brian MacKenzie with 8 fish. Best methods were Cats whiskers with snatchers and cormorants on a midge tip line and dries on a floater. Areas were cages plantation and Katie's brae. This week’s prizes went to Alec he gets the £25 voucher from James Bayne Tackle shop in Callander and Brian gets the bottle of whisky from Andy Smith of Southside decorators.  

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 June 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 11 June 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles).  George Keith & Tom Lansdown from Dunfermline kept 6 fish weighing 14lb, Bill Ramage, Alva, 3 fish weighing 7lb and Tom Monaghan, Stirling, 3 fish for weighing 6lb.
The angling clubs were out in force with the Stanley Fly Dressers holding their first Kenny MacMillan trophy with George Keighley winning with a bag of 5 fish weighing a total of 11lb 8oz – the total for the club was 22 fish weighing 52lb 2oz. Pentland Civil Service A/C kept 58 fish weighing 141lb 8oz and released a further 34, Falkirk F/C 20 fish weighing 44lb, CIBA A/C 19 fish for 44lb 2oz and released 3 and  Roslin British Legion A/C kept 21 fish weighing 44lb 11oz. Rainbow A/C had 18 fish weighing 41lb, Neptune Game Anglers 4 fish weighing 11lb 10oz,Glasgow Academicals A/C fish for 11lb 8oz and Perth Ex-Servicemen’s A/C kept 10 fish weighing 21lb 4oz. Leslie & Glenrothes A/C took 44 fish for 96lb 2oz and  released a further 12 and the Ferry Fly Dressers A/C managed 25 fish for 53lb.
The top taking fly patterns included the Sedgehog, Daddy Longlegs, Sedge Muddler, Gold Muddler and the Kate McLaren whilst all areas of the loch continue to fish well.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) The Goth FFC had a great day on Saturday taking 56 fish for 152 lbs with the Pairs Trophy being won by Steven Leydon and Alan Weir with 8 fish for 24lbs 12oz on Dries. The runners up were Freddie Tortolano and Dean Caulder with 8 fish for 24lbs 8oz on Buzzers. The British Legion Club from Cumbernauld also had a good day taking 20 fish for 55lbs 4oz with the top catch going to Eddie Waughton with 3 fish weighing 9lbs - best 4 lbs on a Black Snake. Other good catches included Ian Wilkie from Auchterarder with 2 fish for 9lbs - best 6lbs 8oz on a Cut Throat Cat, W Lauderdale, Broxburn, 2 fish for 8lbs 12oz on an Ally, J Wilson, Stenhousemuir, 2 fish for 9lbs 4oz on an Orange Fab, Ian Law, Paisley, 3 fish for 8lbs 8oz on a Hot Head Cat and T Grant from Glasgow used a Black & Green Fritz to bag a brace weighing 9lbs – best 6lbs.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) The weather this past week at Forbes of Kingennie has been a bit of a change from recent weeks. After a long spell of no rain, all this water that has fallen has given us a nice flush through of cooler water. The water coloured up when it first came through but we now have a good push of clear water coming through the system. This has really helped with the fishing and the action has picked up with some great returns coming from the ponds.
The Boathouse has been on great form as usual after a good downpour with the water clearing. Most methods have been working from lures, to the Bung, to Buzzers and Nymphs taking fish. On Saturday Mr Scott, Mr Waterston and Mr Aitkin had over 50 fish between them in an evening session. Mr Fleming had 3 for 8lb and Mr Purvis 3 for 7lbs 12oz and returned a few on a mix of Blobs and Buzzers. Mr Cormack had 2 for 11lb with the biggest at 8lb.The Burnside has been busy and anglers have been having great success on the more natural approach when the weather allows. Fishing into the wind with lures has been very effective when it gets wild. Mr Callum had 15 on a Cat’s Whisker, Mr Cowan had 14 on Dries and Buzzers and. Mr Barlow had 20+ on buzzers up to 7lb. The Bankside has followed suit and is fishing really well with the fish high in the water and being caught on Dries even in the unpleasant conditions. Mr Birse has taken nearly 40 fish in 3 sessions fishing Shipman’s Buzzers, Mr Petri and Mr Honeyman had 4 for 10lb and put back 6 and Mr McGowan had 10+ on 2 consecutive visits on dry flies. The Woodside has been busy most days even in the bad weather and there have been loads of fish getting caught as long as you are willing to move to get on top of them. For best results, this usually means fishing into the wind to where the fish have gathered. Over the weekend alone there were 32 anglers lad a total of 72 fish for 129lb. Powerbait fished under the float has been the stand out method.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) It was a quiet week due to the very heavy rain but those venturing out had good sport. Jimmy Anderson from Musselburgh had a couple of visits taking 12 fish ibn total on Buzzers and mixed lures, Neil Raeburn, Prestonpans, 9 on Dries, David Bullen, Edinburgh, 9 on Buzzers, John Daly, Edinburgh,15 on Buzzers and Gordon Dagg from Pathead used Dries and Blobs to take 6.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The weather was changeable last week with a lot of rain and some bright hot sunshine.     Despite a wet week the water stayed quite clear and the fish remain in the top 2 feet.    The rain and the cooler nights led to the water temperature dropping from 16oC to 12oC but this had very little effect on the fish and they remain very active.    Once again the emphasis was on retrieving rather than static fishing, with a reasonably fast retrieve giving the fish something to chase being the best tactic, especially towards the end of the week.   A wide variety of flies were taking fish with anything from Hoppers to Humungus catching; and dry flies taking several fish through the week.    The biggest fish of the week, a cracking 7lb 12oz Rainbow was landed by Nan Morrison on a home-tied, size 14 Kate McLaren
Nan Morrison, Stirling, 2 for 10lb including 7lb 12oz Rainbow, Danny Doherty, Denny, 4 for 12lb 4oz including a Brown, George Dobbie, Glasgow, 4 for 10lb 8oz including a Brown plus 1 C&R, Jim McInnes, Falkirk, 4 for 10lb 8oz plus 2 C&R and Graeme Arthur, Stirling, 3 for 8lb 12oz. Billy Weir, Bannockburn, 3 for 8lb 4oz including a Brown, Gregor McGregor, Falkirk, 3 for 8lb plus 4 C&R, Colin Copeman, Falkirk, 2 for 7lb including 4lb Rainbow, Stephan Mills, Stirling, 2 for 6lb 12oz including a Brown and Bill Mouat, Shotts, 2 for 6lb 4oz including a Brown, Willie Martin, Stirling, 5lb 8oz Rainbow, Mark Tully, Camelon, 5lb Brown, John Fleming, Tullibody, caught and released 6 including a Brown, Malcolm Rees, caught and released 6 and Stewart Marshall, Cambusbarron, caught and released 3 Browns from the boat.

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

ENDS
Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Fishing report by Jim Boyd


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Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 05 June 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 04 June 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles).  George Mooney & Brian Moore from Callander kept 10 fish weighing 22lb and released a further 6, Bob Roger, Kirkcaldy, 4 fish for 8lb and released 2, Alan Wake, Kirkcaldy, 3 for 6lb 6oz and released 3 and George & Jonathon Watt from Edinburgh had 7 fish weighing 14lb. Ian MacEchern & Jim McIntosh from Fort William 6 fish weighing 15lb, William Thomson, Auchterarder, & Ian Mitchell, Pitlochry, 10 fish weighing 22lb and released 5, Ross McKinnon & Tom Irvine, Strathaven, 6 fish for 13lb and Dave Gonsales & Jim Watson from Auchtermuchty caught 10 fish weighing 20lb and released a further 10. George Keith & Tan Lansdown from Dunfermline 8 for weighing 16lb, Joe Brown & Andy Young, Dunfermline 9 fish for 20lb and John Brynes & Gerard McGuire, Banknock, took 10 fish weighing 24lb and released a further 6.
On the club front Dundee & Glasgow Trades Competition kept 43 fish weighing 91lb 8oz and released a further 18, Bothwell & Blantyre A/C 39 fish for 80lb 9oz and released 22, Kelvinside Academicals had 17 fish weighing 37lb 4oz and released 12, Catch 22 A/C kept 22 fish weighing 47lb 10oz, Tillicoultry A/C 6 fish for 14lb 8oz and the Rowbank A/C kept 10 fish weighing 22lb.
The best flies have included the Kate Maclaren, Green Peter Snatchers, Sedge Muddler, Sedgehogs and the Cormorants and at present all areas of the loch are fishing well.

2. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

3. MARKLE (East Lothian) The Irvine Watersports AC had a good outing taking 19 fish for 49lbs, Joe Beattie, Edinburgh, 20 on a CDC, Bruce Hunter, Edinburgh, 11 bon Buzzers, John Daly, Edinburgh, 17 on Buzzers and Robert Nicol from Mayfield had 17 on a White Fritz. Mark Anderson from Musselburgh had 12 on Eggs, David Bullen, Edinburgh, 7 on Buzzers and Jimmy Anderson from Musselburgh used Buzzers to catch 4.

4. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The fishing was very good during the week with the fish in the top couple of feet of the water.   At the weekend, the thundery weather made things a bit harder and fish were reported to be taking short resulting in many frustrating misses.   A reasonably quick retrieve was the best tactic most days.   Although no big fish were landed, a few estimated around 9lb or 10lb were released or lost, and more were spotted in the water which remains very clear.    Dries, wets and small nymphs were taking fish all week, even in the bright sun, with favourite patterns being Sedge, Yellow Owl, Snatcher, Bibio, Kate McLaren, Hare’s Ear, Damsel and PTN.  Small lures were also taking fish.   Most evenings the conditions were good and plenty of fish were seen moving on or just under the surface and some great sport was enjoyed. On Saturday morning the Fishery hosted a Children’s Come and Try session organised with Stirling Council Fisheries.   14 youngsters attended and enjoyed a good morning learning about fly fishing and receiving some excellent coaching from a group of SANA coaches.   It is hoped that this will lead to the junior club, the Swanswater Cygnets, starting up again over the summer months.   Any youngsters interested in learning how to fly fish or improving their technique should contact the Fishery.  
Robert Park, Glasgow, 5 for 13lb, Alan Laing, Carluke, 5 for 12lb plus 4 C&R, Chris Kerr, East Kilbride, 5 for 11lb 12oz plus 5 C&R, Henry Thompson, High Valleyfield, 4 for 12lb including 3 Browns, George Dobbie, Glasgow, 4 for 12lb including 4lb 4oz Brown, plus 1 C&R estimated at around 9lb and Danny Doherty, Denny, 4 for 10lb including 2 Browns. Darren Scott, Dunfermline, 4 for 10lb, Alan Mathewson, Wishaw, 3 for 8lb 12oz, Tom Clark, Stirling, 3 for 8lb 12oz, Nan Morrison, Stirling, 3 for 8lb 8oz including a Brown, Tom Hemmings, Wishaw, 3 for 7lb 8oz and David McMahon, Glasgow, 2 for 7lb including 4lb 12oz Rainbow. Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 4 for 9lb, Andy Henderson, Glasgow, 2 for 7lb, Sandy Donald, Dunblane, 2 for 4lb 12oz including a Brown, Brian Lockie, Alva, caught and released 7, including 2 Browns, from his float tube, Jim Donnelly, Milton of Campsie, caught and released 6 and Robert Smith, Falkirk, caught and released 4 including one estimated at 10lb.

5. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) The water has been fishing well with dries and lures. Lots of fly life hatching for the fish and also the sand martins so great sport on the
top of the water. The Perthshire Fishing Club had a good night on Tuesday taking 20 fish for 49lbs 8oz with Bill Parnell having 3 fish for lbs 4oz. Gordon Abbott from Durham took 4 fish weighing 10 lbs on an Orange Fritz, Ian Bayne, Dunblane, 2 fish for 5lbs on a Mini Muddler and Allan Mitchell from Stirling used a Yellow Owl to take 3 for 10lbs. M Jamieson from Perth caught a brace for 5lbs on a Black Hopper, Colin Clement, Tyndrum, 4 for 12lbs 8oz on a Brown Buzzer and Jim Carrick from Cumbernauld took 3 for 10lbs on a CDC.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) The fishing has been excellent lately, especially in the evenings, when the top of the water sport has been brilliant. A. Wright from Kilsyth had 3 C/R, Mr Hutton  3 for 15lb, Mr McLaughlin, East Kilbride, 1 for 6lbs, Mr McGowan,  Glasgow, 3 at 10lb, Mr Fitzpatrick, Kilsyth,  20 C/R – largest 9lb and Alex Cahill from Kirkintilloch caught 4 C/ R. Steven McDonald from Kirkintilloch had 4 C/R, Mr McNeil, Glasgow, 3 weighing 11lbs 8oz – biggest 5lbs 8oz, Stuart Sutherland, Kirkintilloch 1 brown at 4lbs 8oz and a rainbow and a blue for 10lbs 8oz whilst Ian Don from Bonnybridge took 4 for 11lbs 2oz.Mr Abraham from Lennoxtown 3 for 10lbs, Mr Lamb, Kirkintilloch, 3 for 12lbs, Mr Gillies, Kirkintilloch, 9 C/R, Mr Wright, Kilsyth, 3 C/R – largest 12lb+ and Mr Pate from Bearsden had 4 C/R – best 8lbs. Mr Gilchrist from Kirkintilloch took 4 for 20lbs, Mr Millar 2 for 9lbs 3oz – best 5lbs and Mr Taggart had a brace weighing 6lbs 9oz – best 4lbs 8oz.

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