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Wednesday, 13 December 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 04 December 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 03 December 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). NOW CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 2018

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

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

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) It was a very quiet week due to the onslaught of Christmas and the poor weather but Dave Smith from Dunbar managed 5 on a Bloodworm, Kenny Morrison, Edinburgh, 4 on Lures and David Bullen from Edinburgh used Buzzers to catch and release 4. Mark Anderson from Musselburgh had 5 on Blobs and Keir Baikie from Edinburgh had 3 on a Pink Bloodworm.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The weather was a lot colder this week but it remained settled and dry.Water temperature went from 3oC down to 2oC, then back up to 3oC.Water clarity remains excellent. The effect of the cold was not only to send the fish deeper but also determined their location within the main pond.On Saturday and more so on Sunday fish were to be found in the area being the islands and in the channel where they were taking advantage of slightly warmer water coming down the burn.Generally the fish were around 4 to 5 feet down on Swanswater, and slightly shallower in the small ponds.A slow retrieve on an intermediate or sink tip line was the best tactic.Small lures, and the occasional nymph, were the best flies with favourite patterns including Damsel, Montana, Cat’s Whisker, Dancer, Snake and various Fritz patterns.The cold weather has stirred up the Brown trout and many are being caught and returned including a few over 5lb. The annual “Day after Boxing Day” Charity Competition will be held on 27th December.   Entry, including lunch and an after fishing drink, is £20.The competition is all catch and release.Fishing vouchers and other valuable prizes will be up for grabs.  There will also be the usual raffle offering a wide selection of goodies! For more details, please contact the Fishery.
This week’s good bags included Sean McGill, Airdrie, 5 for 10lb 8oz from the Millpond, plus 8 C&R, Robert Anderson, Longrigg, 4 for 14lb 4oz, Danny Doherty, Denny 4 for 12lb 4oz including 3 Golds, plus 2 Browns C&R, Willie Nyguist, Stirling, 4 for 11lb 4oz including a Gold, plus a Brown C&R and Keith Lewis, South Queensferry, 4 for 11lb including a Blue and a Gold. Marius Botezatu, Stirling, 3 for 9lb 2oz including a Gold, plus 3 Browns C&R, Barry Henderson, Dunfermline, 3 for 9lb 8oz, Davy Quin, Dunfermline, 3 for 8lb 12oz, including a Blue, plus 3 C&R including a Brown estimated at 5lb, Gareth Mair, Kincardine, 2 for 6lb 8oz including a Gold, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 2 for 6lb including a Gold, plus a Brown C&R and Alan Stirling, 4lb 12oz Rainbow, plus a Brown C&R. Nigel Muckle, Mid Calder, caught and released 9, including 4 Browns, a Rainbow estimated at 8lb and 2 Golds, Paul Dancer, Whitburn, caught and released 8 and Jim Craig, Glasgow, caught and released 7.

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

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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 11 December 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 10 December 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). NOW CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 2018

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) At the time of writing this report (Tuesday) most of the ponds are iced over with just a few areas available for fishing. Whilst this very cold spell continues it would be advisable to phone and check on conditions prior to visiting. Angling numbers were down this week, with the weather and Christmas shopping being the main factors.
The Boathouse was the most consistent pool this week with fish being taken on dries, buzzers and small lures. Mr. Grey returned 15 fish; Ian Barlow returned 12 and Mr. Burnett released 11. On the Burnside Pool the majority of fish caught were still well up in the water, again falling to anything from dry fly patterns through to lures. Ian Barlow led the way releasing 20 fish taken on a variety of flies and methods. Ken Jones also did well returning 7 fish in a short afternoon session. The Bankside Pool is continuing to show better returns, although it can be difficult to fish in windy conditions as it is quite open to the elements. Jock Leslie certainly cracked the code, returning 11 fish on dries and Nick Soave took five rainbows for a combined total of 11lbs 8oz. Black and green lures were also high on the agenda. The two best options on the Woodside Pool (any legal method) were Powerbait fished beneath a float or fly-fished lures (mainly dark colours). Messrs. Campbell and Brown shared a catch of four fish for 10lbs 8oz and the Fitzpatrick party had a similar return.
4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The extreme cold overnight on Saturday almost beat the aerators, but there was still a bit of clear water and the few anglers who braved the cold on Sunday were well rewarded.   Storm Caroline did not really impact on the Fishery, although the forecast of storm force winds certainly deterred the fishermen.   Early in the week the fish were around 4 feet down and to be found either at the dam, in the channel in front of the island, or around the bridge area.   After Wednesday night’s storm, the water temperature rose to 6oC but the fish went very deep.   The return to cold conditions at the weekend saw them back around the 4 foot mark.   The aerators are still on and there should continue to be some fishable platforms during this cold spell.   The Fishery hopes to remain open unless temperatures go even lower, but the forecast appears to be for a rise in temperatures so fingers crossed that the aerators will help to dispel the ice and things can get back to normal.
Amongst those venturing out this week and catching fish were Andy Rutherford, Dundee, 4 for 12lb 4oz including 3 Golds and a Blue, plus 5 Browns C&R, Callum Cochrane, Dundee, 4 for 10lb including 2 Blues, plus 4 Browns, one estimated at 7lb, C&R, Billy Weir, Bannockburn, 3 for 12lb including 2 Golds and a Blue, plus 9 C&R including 3 Browns and Alan Weir, Plean, 3 for 10lb including a Gold, plus 6 C&R. Alec Knox, Glasgow, 3 for 11lb 8oz including a Gold, Willie Martin, Stirling, 4 for 10lb 4oz including a Blue and 2 from the Meadow Pond, Marius Botezatu, Stirling, 4 from the Meadow Pond for 8lb and Paul Dancer, Glasgow, 3 for 7lb including a Blue. John Pearson, Bannockburn, 3 from the Meadow Pond for 7lb including a Gold, Jim Allan, Kilsyth, 2 from the Millpond for 4lb including a Gold, Malcolm Miller, Clackmannan, 5lb Rainbow and David Lyon, Falkirk, caught and released 7 including 3 Browns and lost a Rainbow estimated between 7lb and 8lb just at the net. Tom Clark, Stirling, caught and released 6.

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

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Friday, 1 December 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 27 November 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 26 November 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). NOW CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 2018

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) On Saturday the Falcon FFC had a freezing cold morning for their outing but despite that managed to catch 61 fish for 196lbs 12oz with Kevin Halson taking the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 20lbs 8oz on a Damsel including a whopping 11lbs rainbow. Harry Graham from Glenrothes had a fish weighing 7lbs on an Okey Dokey, Allan Weir, Bannockburn, 3 fish for 11lbs 8oz on a Taz, Sonia Leyton, Stirling, 2 fish for 6lbs on a Bug and Steven Butler from Falkirk took 3 fish for 12lbs on a Damsel. Jim Jarvie from Larbert used a Red Buzzer to catch 4 fish for 12lbs, G McCulloch, Armadale, 4 fish for 13lbs on Buzzers, Tam Butler, Bo’ness, 3 fish weighing 9lbs 8oz on a Poodle and Hector Wilson from Bannockburn had 3 for 9lbs 8oz on an Okey Dokey.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Although the colder weather has arrived there has still been some excellent catches recorded. Probably the most successful method was using the indicator. Okey Dokey, Bloodworm and various patterns of Damsels were the preferred patterns. On the Boathouse Mr. Burnett returned 10 ; Ron Gray returned 9 (taken on Diawl Bachs and Black Rabbits) and Mr. Low took two fish for 10lbs 12oz with the better fish weighing 8lbs. Several fish have still been taken on dry flies. The Burnside has been a bit temperamental recently but Jock Leslie certainly found the answer to return 21 fish, whilst Ed Valentine returned 15. George Birse also did well with 12 fish on catch/release. Some of the better fishing has been on the Bankside where Frank Sherriff returned 12 fish and Ian Gordon returned 9. Mr. Fotherington took four fish for 10lbs 8oz and the best fish of the week was a superb brownie taken on a dry fly by Ian Barlow and estimated at 7lbs+. Anglers on the any legal method pool, the Woodside, enjoyed a couple of days of excellent fishing. On Monday eight anglers took 36 fish for a combined total of 101lbs. To follow this on Wednesday six anglers landed 18 fish for 44lbs. Most were taken on float fished Powerbait, although some fell to ledgered bait. Mr. Campbell, fishing the fly, took an excellent rainbow weighing 7lbs 8oz.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) It has been quiet due to the cold weather but despite this the fishing has been good for those who turned out. Bruce Hunter from Edinburgh had a couple of visits taking 5 on lures on one and 3 including a cracking 11lb rainbow on a Bloodworm. Also doing well was Neil Raeburn from Musselburgh with 5 on Blobs and Buzzers, David Bullen, Edinburgh, 6 on a Diawl Bach, Kenny Morrison, Edinburgh, 5 on Bloodworm, C Saunders, Edinburgh 7 on Bloodworm and Dave Smith from Dunbar used Bloodworm to take 4.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) Similar to last week, there was a slight rise in water temperature midweek, after the rain.   The water also clouded slightly but soon cleared and the temperature dropped back to 3oC by the end of the week.   Despite the low water temperature, the lack of the strong cold wind meant that the fish were surprisingly high in the water on Sunday when sink tips were doing the job as opposed to intermediates for most of the rest of the week.   A slow retrieve was required all week to attract fish to a variety of lures and nymphs with favourite patterns being Bloodworm, Damsel, Diawl Bach, Buzzers, Dancer, Cat’s Whisker and White Fritz. The 20th Annual Charity Competition in aid of Strathcarron Hospice, will take place on Wednesday 27th December.   More details to follow in the next week or so.
A selection of anglers doing well this week included George Garfoot, Gairloch, 4 for 12lb 8oz including a Gold, Graeme Arthur, Stirling, 3 for 10lb 8oz including 4lb 8oz Gold, plus 2 C&R, Andy Tervit, Paisley, 3 for 9lb 2oz including 2 Golds, Richard Skinner, Milton of Campsie, 3 for 9lb including a Blue and Alec Harvey 3 Golds for 8lb 12oz including 2 from the Meadow Pond. Jim Jardine, 3 for 7lb from the Meadow Pond, including a Blue and 2 Golds, Danny Doherty, Denny, 2 Golds for 8lb 4oz plus 3 Browns returned, Ian Munro, Stirling, in two visits, 3 for 6lb 8oz from the Millpond, plus 11 C&R and Junior angler, Brian Eadie, Stirling, 3 for 6lb from the Meadow Pond, including 2 Golds, plus 13 C&R. Cameron Sim, Stirling, 2 Golds for 7lb 12oz, Henry Fulton, Greenock, 2 for 6lb 4oz, Grant Gillespie, Edinburgh, 2 Golds for 6lb plus 3 C&R, Tommy Wilson, 2 for 6lb including a Gold and Paul McGlynn, 4lb Gold. Callum Fellows caught and released 6 and Greg Forrest, Bathgate, caught and released 5.

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

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017
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.

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Saturday, 14 October 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 09 October 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 08 October 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). Eric Fox & Jamie Pyper from Edinburgh kept 10 fish weighing 31lb and released a further 19, Billy Thomson & Tosh Stewart, Auchterarder, 10 fish weighing 25lb 4oz and Robin Eadie from Kinross caught and released 8. Tom Monaghan from Stirling caught and released 6, Paul Mondor, Auchterarder, had 2 fish weighing 7lb 12oz and released 2 and George McCulloch from Armadale kept 3 fish weighing 9lb.
On the angling club front Foresters Fishing Syndicate kept 12 fish weighing 31lb 8oz and released a further 9, Gartmore A/C 37 fish for 90lb 11oz and released 7, Rainbow Warriors A/C kept 29 fish weighing 78lb 2oz and released 37, Perth Ex-Servicemen’s A/C 11 fish weighing 27lb and the ABC&D A/C took 22 fish for 49lb.
The Hot Head Damsel, Cormorants, Cats Whisker, Kate Maclaren and the Coral Dancer were the top flies and all areas continue to fish well.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) On Saturday the Northfield AC from Edinburgh had a good day taking 29 fish for 86 lbs with Steven Wilson having the heaviest basket with 4 fish weighing 14lbs 8oz on a Damsel. Graham Russell from Dunblane was delighted to catch his heaviest fish a lovely 12 pounder in his 2 fish for 15 lbs on an Orange Cat, Bill Dawson Dollar took a 10 pounder on an Ace of Spades and Hector Wilson from Bannockburn caught 3 fish weighing 14lbs 12oz – best 8lbs on a Wotsit. J Malcolmson from Cumbernauld used a Dry Daddy to bag 4 for 11lbs, Donald Blyth, Doune, 2 fish for 8lbs on a Spider and Sedge, Bob Garvie, Lennoxtown, 3 fish for 9lbs 8oz on Wee Spiders and Angus Inglis from Callander had a brace for 6lbs on Sedge. W Paton from Kilsyth took 3 fish for 9lbs 8oz on a Black Zonker, David Heuchan, Riverside AC, 4 fish for 12lbs on a Green Buzzer, Jim McKay, Riverside AC 2 fish for 8 lbs on a Green Buzzer and Jim Linton from Moodiesburn used a Fab to catch 4 fish for 13lbs 8oz. Jim Jarvis from Larbert had 4 for 14lbs on a Green Fab.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Kingennie witnessed a wide range of weather conditions during the week and the catch results reflected this on the fly-only and the any-legal-method ponds. On the Boathouse Mr. Eagan took four fish for a total of 13lbs and returned a further three, Mr. Clark had two fish for 11lbs 4oz with one at 8lbs and Mr. Walker also did well with two fish for 11lbs including one at 7lbs 8oz. On the catch and release side of things Messrs. Millington and McClay both returned ten fish each. Several fish fell to dries (Yellow Owl and Shipman’s) whilst others were taken on Buzzers, Cormorants and small lures. The Burnside Pool fished steadily on most days. Mr. Watson returned 10 fish; George Birse returned 9 and Angus Dixon released 8. Dries and buzzers took most of the fish although small lures did achieve some success. Although the Bankside Pool was less heavily fished there were still some decent returns. Nick Soave had two fish for 8lbs with the bigger one weighing 6lbs 4oz, Ian Gordon returned ten fish on catch and release and Mr. Cunningham returned eight. Lures (Black/green patterns or damsels) and Cormorants accounted for the majority of the fish. Powerbait, fished beneath a float again reigned supreme on the Woodside Pool, although several decent fish were landed on small spinners. On Saturday seventeen anglers took 30 fish for a combined weight of 76lbs 8oz and Sunday also produced an outstanding result with twenty-nine anglers taking 41 fish totalling 90lbs.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) John Daly from Edinburgh had 10 on lures, Paul Rae, Hawick, 9 on a Grizzle Cat, George Boag, Edinburgh, 7 on Blobs, Jimmy Anderson, Musselburgh, 4 on Buzzers and David Bullen from Edinburgh used Dries to take 6. Kenny Morrison from Edinburgh had 6 on Buzzers, John Thomson, Edinburgh, 4 on Buzzers, Derek Powell, Haddington, 6 on a Rabbit and Joe Beattie from Edinburgh had 7 on a CDC.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The fishing continues to be very good with the fish generally in the top two feet of the water.   Some anglers, particularly those fishing from boats, were going deeper and also having success.   Small natural flies doing as well as anything just now with fish taking nymphs, wets and still some dries. Water clarity is excellent and the temperature is sitting at 10oC.    The catch returns do not always tell the full story with many fish following and chasing but not taking, being hooked and lost or just being seen actively moving just below the surface.   Plenty of Golds and Blues feature in the returns along with some bigger Rainbows.    The Brown trout season has now finished and all Browns must now be carefully returned to the water. The Fishery is now open every day from 8.00am to 6.30pm.
Harry Dickinson, Edinburgh 5 for 19lb 10oz including 9lb 3oz Rainbow and a Gold, Bill Yuill, Dalkeith, 5 for 17lb 4oz including 5lb 4oz Rainbow, a Blue and a Gold, Barry Hamilton, Glasgow, 5 for 15lb 4oz including 2 Golds and a Blue, Willie Martin, Stirling, 5 for 15lb, David Tunnah, Edinburgh, 5 for 14lb and David Grierson, Edinburgh, 5 Golds for 13lb 6oz. Colin Coperman, Armadale, 5 for 12lb including 2 Browns, a Blue and a Gold, George Dobbie, Glasgow, 4 for 11lb including a Gold and a Brown, plus 4 C&R, Darren Hill, Alva, 4 for 10lb 8oz including 2 Golds and a Blue, plus 3 C&R, Danny Doherty, Denny, 4 for 10lb including 2 Blues and 2 Golds, plus 2 C&R and Robert Smith, Falkirk, 3 for 11lb 4oz including a Gold, plus 2 C&R. Nan Morrison, Stirling, 3 for 9lb 4oz including a Gold, Tam Baillie, Kincardine, 3 for 9lb including a Gold, plus 1 C&R, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 9lb, plus 5 C&R, Chris Tunnah, Edinburgh, 3 for 8lb 12oz, including a Blue, Willie Torrance, Glasgow, 3 for 8lb 8oz including a Gold and Henry Fulton, Greenock, 2 for 7lb. Andy Tervit, Paisley, 4lb Rainbow, Zach Neufeld, in two visits, caught and released 24, Steven Brown, Airdrie, in two visits, caught and released 15, Brian Eadie, Cowie, fishing the small ponds, caught and released 14 and Geoff Gilbert, Isle of Man, caught and released 11. Jordan Duncan, Denny, caught and released 7, Bill Henderson, Coatbridge, caught and released 7 and 7 members of Mayfly Angling Club, Edinburgh, landed 27 fish for 82lb 13oz.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) Robert Rankin from Kilsyth caught 3 for 9lbs, Mr Haughton, Glasgow 2 for 8lbs on C+R, Mr. Thomson 4 for 11lbs, Mr Clark, Glasgow, 4 for 10lbs and returned a 14lb rainbow and Mr O'Reilly from Glasgow took 3 for 9lbs 9oz. Ian Crilley from Glasgow caught 2 for 6lbs, Matt Angus, 3 for 21lbs 4oz with a large rainbow being returned, Mark Clinton, Kilsyth, 4 for 12lbs, Ryan Smith, 6 for 21lbs and Peter Clark from Kilsyth took  4 for 11lbs. Jock Irvine from Kilsyth had 2 for 20lbs on C+R one at 12lbs and the other at 8lbs, Stephen Lee 3 for 13lb plus a returned 8lb rainbow, Mr Clark, Glasgow, 3 for 9lbs 8oz, Mr Greg from Cumbernauld had a brace for 7lbs and returned a 4lb brown and Mr Northock from  Irvine  had 4 weighing 10lb + 4 C/R – largest 12lbs.

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Tuesday, 3 October 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 02 October 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 01 October 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). Peter Cameron & Steven Francis from Hamilton caught and released 18, Ian MacEchern & Jim McIntosh, Fort William, 9 fish weighing 26lb 12oz, G Kynhoff, Boness, 2 fish weighing 6lb and released 1, Bobby Paterson, Stirling caught and released 9 and Andy Hunter from Alloa caught and released 12. David Swan & Frank Boggie from Helensburgh took 5 fish weighing 13lb, Billy Thomson, Auchterarder, 5 fish weighing 14lb and released 7, Brian Hepburn & Alex Hamilton, Kelty, 3 fish weighing 8lb 12oz and Bill Ramage from Alva retained 4 fish weighing 10lb and released a further 3. Alan Armstrong & Neil Sharp from Dollar had 6 fish weighing 15lb, Hamish Higgins, Perth, 2 fish weighing 5lb and released a further 2 and Brian & Xin Xin Cameron from Menstrie took 8 fish weighing 19lb 4oz.
On the angling club front St Serf Ladies A/C kept 11 fish weighing 23lb 4oz, Farmers & Associates A/C 34 fish for 86lb, IBM Freshwater A/C 47 fish for 103lb and released 6 and Wallyford A/C kept 12 fish weighing 23lb 8oz.
The Cormorant, Cats Whisker, Sedge Muddler, Kate McLaren, Hot Head Damsel and the Olive Sedgehog proved to be the top flies whilst the best fishing areas were on the South Shore and the Dam Wall.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) This coming week the road to Orchill from Stirling and Perth will be getting patched by the Council so there may be some delays experienced but there will certainly be access to the fishery.
Michael Douglas from Crieff was delighted to catch a 7lb rainbow on a Damsel, D Denniston, Lennoxtown, had a brace for 9lbs 8oz – best fish 6lbs 8oz on a Hare’s Ear, P Fleming, Methil, 2 fish for 9lbs on a Yellow Dancer, Dave Wilkie, Stirling, 3 fish weighing 12lbs 4oz on a Black & Green Fritz and Colin Hynd from Dunfermline used a Blue Damsel to take a brace weighing 6lbs. John Score from Alloa took 3 fish for 12lbs 4oz on a Hot Head Damsel, Jim Archibald, Stirling, 3 fish for 8lbs on Buzzers, Hamish Carmichael from Alloa had 2 for 6lbs on a Hot Head Damsel, Hector Wilson from Bannockburn used a Black Fritz to catch 2 for 9lbs – the best tipping the scales at 7lbs.

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

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) It was a fairly quiet week due to the wild weather but despite this some excellent bags were recorded. The Russell duo of Tam Snr. and Jnr. had a great outing sharing 22 fish on dries, Joe Beattie, Edinburgh, 16 on a CDC, Bruce Hunter, Edinburgh, 17 on lures and Buzzers and Ron Thom from Haddington used various lures to get 10. Jack Faulkner from Edinburgh had 5 on Buzzers, John Thomson, East Linton, 5 on a Hare’s Ear, Paul Harvey, Musselburgh, 9 on a CDC, Paul Rae, Hawick, 5n on Crunchers and Davie Bullen from Edinburgh used a Rabbit to take 5.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The weather this week started fairly settled and with the water temperature remaining at 12 degrees, it meant the fish were feeding on or close to the surface with many being taken on dries including Hoppers and Spiders as well as traditional wets doing well. The middle of the week saw more unsettled conditions and a cool easterly wind, but the fish remained it the top couple of feet. During this spell the fish were more inclined to take Nymphs and small lures. Towards the end of the week water temperatures began to drop after the colder nights coupled with the more unsettled weather and heavy showers, meaning the fish were slightly deeper and more were caught on lures, including Cats Whisker, Humungus and Dancer. As the season end approaches, the Brown trout continue to feature in the catch returns, with some beautiful specimens being recorded. With the nights drawing in the fishery is now closing at 7pm.
Rab Bonar, Stirling, 5 for 15lb 8oz including Gold and 3 browns biggest at 3lb 8oz,
Kyle Crossan, Stirling, 5 for 12lb 8oz including 3 Golds, Alan Prentice, Clackmannan, 4 for 13lb including 2 Golds and a light Blue, Alan Knox, Peebles, 4 for 12lb 4oz including a Blue and 2 Browns plus 1 returned and George Dobbie, Glasgow, 4 for 11lb plus 1 returned. Danny Doherty, Denny, 4 for 10lb 12oz including a Gold plus 3 returned, Darren hill, 4 for 10lb 8oz plus 2 returned, Sandy Donald, Dunblane, 3 for 11lb including a Gold and a 4lb rainbow, Henry Fulton, Greenock, 3 for 9lb including 2 Golds plus 2 returned, Tam Baillie, Kincardine, 3 for 8lb 8oz including a Brown and T J Falloon, Glasgow, 2 for 9lb including a 5lb 8oz Rainbow. Robert Park, Glasgow, 2 for 8lb, Ian Whitfield, Denny, 2 for 7lb, Robert Smith, Falkirk, 2 Golds for 6lb 12oz, Alex Knox, Glasgow, 2 for 6lb 12oz and John Sneddon, Falkirk, 2 for 6lb 12oz. Alex Botezatu, Stirling, 2 for 6lb, Alan Morrison, Kelty, 2 for 6lb 8oz including a Gold and a light Blue, Reg Davidson, Wishaw, 5lb Rainbow, Billy Armstrong, Johnstone, 21 returned and James Brooks, Grangemouth, 9 returned. Stewart McFarlane, Alexandria, 8 returned, Kevin Campbell, Alexandria, 8 returned, Stewart Bailey, Glasgow, 7 returned, John Cuthbertson, Glasgow, 7 returned including 2 Browns estimated at 5 and 6lb and Joe Wood, Johnstone, 6 returned.

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

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Thursday, 28 September 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 25 September 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 24 September 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). Ian Gibson from Edinburgh had 5 fish weighing 13lb 8oz, Jim Watson & Dave Gonsales, Auchtermuchty, 9 fish weighing 26lb, Matthew Wilson & Graham Sievewright, Cardenden 10 fish for 25lb 10oz and released a further 8 and Davie Richardson from Kincardine kept 2 fish weighing 6lb. Ian Mitchell & Tom Dowswell from Pitlochry took 7 fish weighing 18lb 8oz, Andy Anderson & Frank Jackson, Edinburgh, 10 fish for 26lb 2oz and released a further 4 and Robin Eadie & Ernie Baglow from Kinross kept 2 fish weighing 5lb and  released 7. Alex Adams & George Leishman from Falkirk caught 6 fish for and 15lb. Davie Kemo from Scone kept 3 fish weighing 7lb and released a further 3.
On the angling club front Loch Inch A/C kept 15 fish weighing 40lb 4oz and released a further 15, Pitlochry A/C 14 fish for 35lb, Auchenhowie A/C had 4 fish weighing 10lb 8oz and the Falkirk Fly Dressers A/C took 24 fish weighing 68lb and released 2. Penicuik A/C caught 24 fish for 59lb 14oz and released 3, Perth RASC A/C, 16 fish for 40lb 10oz, Milngavie A/C kept 7 fish weighing 19lb 8oz and Aberfeldy A/C took 8 fish for 24lb 12oz.
The best fishing area has been the south shore where the Sedge Muddler, Sedgehogs, Kate Maclaren, Hot Head Damsels Blobs and Fabs have all produced good baskets.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) This month has been disappointing with just the odd good day and a lot of rain - no chance of a late summer now!! The fish are still being a bit picky with so much natural feeding hence a wide variety of flies catching every day. Graham King from Almondbank had 2 fish for 8lbs 4oz on an Orange Lure, Kevin McIver, Clydebank, 2 fish for 8lbs on a Henrick Carson,  Hector Wilson, Bannockburn, 3 fish for 9lbs 12oz on a Wotsit, B Safrill, Essex, 3 fish for 8lbs 4oz and Ian McLean from Diageo used Buzzers to take a brace weighing 7lbs.Dean Parker from Auchterarder took a couple weighing 7lbs 8oz on a Yellow Dancer, Bob Ross, Kilsyth, 2 fish for 7lbs on a Goldie, Jim Marshall, Stirling, 1 fish for 8lbs on a Kate McLaren, Jim Linton, 4 fish weighing 15lbs on a Gold Humungus, Allan Laing, Carluke, 4 fish for 12lbs 8oz on Buzzers and E McLelland from Lochgelly used a Bloodworm to take 1 fish for 2lbs 8oz.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Sunday 24 September was probably the busiest day of the year so far for fishing at the resort, with all the ponds booked in advance by various organisations. Pride of place went to those involved with the Casting for Recovery event (which teamed up fly fishing guides with ladies recovering from cancer).  The weather did us proud as did all who were involved and a great day was enjoyed by all with every participant catching one fish or more.
On the Boathouse seven anglers from the Irvine Water Sports Club landed 14 fish for a total weight of 41lbs (also returning two) and the Willis group took twenty fish for 64lbs. Individual returns included Jock Leslie with 16 on catch/release; Mr. Falconer had three fish for 11lbs 8oz, Mr. McKinney took three for 10lbs 12oz and Mr. Mudie had three for 10lbs 8oz.  CDCs, Sugar Cube Shipman, Buzzers, Cormorants and lures all scored well. The Burnside again performed well on dries, buzzers, nymphs and small lures. The Willis group had twenty six fish for a total of 72lbs; The Falconer group took nineteen fish for 49lbs; Jock Leslie returned 15 fish; Mr. Wales returned 12 and Tam Costello had 6 on catch/release with the best being a stunning rainbow estimated at 9lbs. On Sunday we were pleased to again host the Rosyth Civil Service Club who enjoyed a decent day on the Bankside Pool. They took nine fish for 32lbs and returned a further 62 fish. Their total included a fine rainbow of 7lbs 8oz. Other notable catches were Messrs. Watson and Westland who returned 14 fish each and Mr. Wales who returned 11 fish. The Woodside Pool (any legal method) had two days which stood out above the rest. On one day nine anglers shared twenty seven fish for 60lbs and on the other twenty two anglers took forty six fish for a total of 97lbs. Several decent fish have been landed recently including a nice rainbow, taken on a spinner by Jamie Burgess and weighed 4lbs. Powerbait beneath a float and small spinners were the preferred options.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) Bruce Hunter from Edinburgh had a couple of visits last week taking 20 on one and 8 on the other on small lures and the Russell father and son duo from Earlston had a great outing using dries to share a bag of 27 fish. Martin Williamson from Tranent had 5 on a CDC, Mark Anderson, Musselburgh, 8 on Buzzers, Kenny Morrison, Edinburgh 5 on a Nomad and Kenny Morrison from Edinburgh used a Nomad to take 5. Derek Powel from Haddington had 7 on Hoppers, Kenny Birkmyre, Dalkeith, 8 on a Popper Hopper and Paul Rae from Gala had 7 on a Suspender Minkie.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) With water temperatures continuing to drop to more ideal feeding conditions for trout, Swanswater has seen another great weeks fishing. Despite the changeable weather conditions the fish have remained in the top 2 to 3 feet of water, with a few still being tempted to the surface. As we approach the end of a successful Brown Trout season there is still a good number of Browns to be caught. Some beautiful examples have been featuring in the catch returns with more being released. Both Golds and light Blues have continued to entertain and frustrate anglers by showing an interest, chasing then turning away at the last moment on a lot of occasions. Nymphs and small lures have had most success, with Damsel, Dancer and Diawl Bach being the favourite. Daddies, Hoppers and Sedges have seen the most of the dry fly action.
Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 4 for 15lb 8oz including a 8lb Rainbow, a Blue and a Gold plus 3 returned, Gareth Mair, Glasgow, 9 for 26lb 12oz including 3 Golds, a Blue and a Brown plus 7 returned in 2 visits, Jim Potts, Inchinnan, 5 for 14lb including 2 golds, a blue and a Brown, Willie Martin, Stirling, 5 for 13lb 12oz including 2 Blues and Joe Potts, Inchinnan, 5 for 12lb including 4 Golds and a Brown. Davy Duncan, Grangemouth, 4 for 14lb 2oz plus 6 returned, Danny Doherty, Denny 4 for 11lb 12oz including 3 Golds and a Brown plus 3 returned, Alan Prentice, Clackmannan, 4 for 10lb 12oz including 2 Golds, George Dobbie, Glasgow, 4 for 10lb 8oz including a Blue plus 3 returned and T J Falloon, Glasgow, 4 for 10lb 8oz including 3 golds. Robert Henderson, Cumbernauld, 4 for 10lb 4oz including a Gold and a Brown, John Bond, York, 4 for 10lb 4oz including a Blue and a Brown, Jon Knox, Cowdenbeath, 4 for 9lb12oz including a Gold plus 2 Browns and a Tiger returned, Andy Duffin, Fallin, 3 for 9lb 8oz including a Brown plus 6 returned and Robert Smith, Falkirk, 3 for 9lb 8oz including 2 Blues. Martin Stewart, Glasgow 3 for 9lb 4oz including 2 Golds, Ian Ritchie, Paisley, 3 for 9lb, Sandy Bonella, Alloa, a Gold and a Brown for 6lb 8oz, John Sneddon, Falkirk, 2 Golds for 6lb, Danny McLaughlin 2 for 6lb, Alan Morrison, Kelty, 2 Golds for 4lb plus 5 returned and Ian Boyd, Boness, 7 returned.

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

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