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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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 Tuesday 20 Feb 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 19 February 2018.

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) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) It was another cold week with some snow and sleet, and the odd slight overnight frost, but fishing conditions were very good with excellent water clarity.   The fish were generally around 3 to 4 feet down and for much of the week were to be found in the channel in front of the island although towards the end of the week they moved out a bit and were being taken at the Dam and overflow and also in the far bay.   Small lures, such as Cat’s Whisker, Dancer, Humungus and various Fritz patterns fished on an intermediate line with a slow retrieve was the most common tactic, although some anglers were having success retrieving Buzzers, Bloodworm and the odd nymph.   Several superb Browns were caught and released this week including one estimated at 6lb.     Blues and Golds also figure in the catch returns.   Several anglers are commenting on the excellent condition of the fish and the superb fight they are giving. The Fishery is open every day from 8.00am to 5.00pm.
Over 90% of anglers visiting Swanswater this week caught fish, and the best of the bags included Heather Johnston, Neilston, 4 for 15lb including 5lb 4oz Rainbow, a Gold and a Blue, Paul Dancer, Whitburn, 4 for 12lb plus 4 C&R, Billy Allison, Whitburn, in two visits 8 for 19lb 12oz (5 from the Meadow Pond) including a Gold and 2 Blues, plus 9 C&R and Rab Cooper, Dunfermline, 4 for 10lb 4oz from the small ponds, including a Gold, plus 3 Browns C&R. Marius Botezatu, Stirling, 4 for 10lb from the Meadow Pond plus 6 C&R, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 12lb 4oz including a Gold, plus 1 C&R, Robert Smith, Falkirk, 3 for 12lb including a Gold, plus 2 Browns C&R, Rab Bonar, Alloa, 3 for 12lb including 4lb 8oz Rainbow and a Blue and Alec Knox, Glasgow, 3 Blues for 11lb 12oz, biggest at 4lb 8oz. Davy Quinn, Dunfermline, 3 for 10lb 12oz including 2 Blues, George Lees, Glasgow, 3 for 9lb 12oz including a Blue, Jim Spiers, Falkirk, 3 for 9lb 8oz including 2 Golds and Billy Walker, Whitburn, 3 Blues for 9lb 8oz. Les Cooper, Dunblane, 2 for 9lb including a Blue, Andrew Thomson, 2 for 7lb, Peter Blunsden 2 for 6lb 8oz including and a Gold, Harry Haggarty, Glasgow, caught and released 9 and Dave Lyon, Larbert, caught and released 8. Ian Munro, Stirling, caught and released 8 and Graeme Heatlie caught and released 2 including a Brown estimated at 6lb.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORTS UNTIL MARCH 2018

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

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 Tuesday 13 Feb 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 12 February 2018.

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

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) It has been another quiet week with the snow and ice on Tuesday and Wednesday but by Saturday the water was fishing well with a wide variety of flies taking the fish. Jim Linton from Moodiesburn had 8 fish for 23lbs 8oz on the Wotsit and Damsel, K MacKinnon, Cowdenbeath, 2 fish weighing 6lbs 8oz on a Copper John, Ralph Hardie, Kinross, 4 fish for 12lbs on a Yellow Dancer and K Foster from Dunfermline used a Buzzer to take a brace weighing 5lbs.Bill Cook from Dunfermline had 1 fish for 2lbs 8oz on a Green Buzzer, Gerry Halas & Ian Cochran, Stirling 4 fish for 11lbs 8oz on a Yellow Wotsit and the Okey Dokey, D Ritchie, Stirling 2 fish for 6lbs on an Egg Fly and Brian Fernie from Kinross caught 3 fish for 8lbs on a Yellow Dancer.

 3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) The weather was a big factor in fishing returns again last week, with temperatures generally being very low and winds fairly high but Greg McLaren certainly found the correct method on the Boathouse to catch and release 16 rainbows. Mr. Burnett also did well returning 9 fish. Small flies were the preferred option, although several fish were caught on lures and even a couple on dry flies. The Burnside was variable again but there were still some excellent catch/release results. Greg McLaren also cracked the code for this pool, returning 13 fish, Ed Valentine released 13 and Ian Gordon returned 12. Angling pressure on the Bankside was quite low but George Birse managed to return 8 rainbows as did Mr. Breen. On the Woodside Pool (any legal method) the fishing was quite difficult but some decent returns were recorded, especially to Powerbait. Mr. Oakley had five fish for 9lbs; Mr. Clark took four fish for 8lbs 4oz; Nathan had four fish for 8lbs and Mr. Reid had three rainbows for 5lbs 8oz.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) It was a very quiet week due to the inclement weather but despite this Bruce Hunter from Edinburgh had a notable visit taking 4 fish on Apps including specimens of 10lbs 2oz and 8lbs. Also doing well was Shaun McGarry from Edinburgh with 4 on Buzzers, Jackie Hay, Haddington, 4 on a Diawl Bach, Mark Anderson, Musselburgh 7 on Blobs, Paul Irwin, Edinburgh 3 on a Hot Head Damsel and the Scottish Fund Raiser saw 141 fish being caught and returned.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The continuing changes in weather have seen a mixed success rate for anglers. One really cold day in the middle of the week, with overnight temperatures down to -5 saw water temperatures drop and fish went slightly deeper and were harder to locate. The beginning and end of the week were milder and saw the air temperature rise as high as 8 degrees, meaning fish were more active, higher in the water. The fish continue to shoal predominately in the channel between the island and roadside, however on the milder days they were also found in the main area and towards the dam wall, with anglers in the boats having good success. Most catches were again had on lures, including Cat, Dancer, Ally McCoist and Damsel. The water remains exceptionally clear with anglers, on the calm days commenting on seeing fish well down in the water. Despite the low water temperatures some excellent Browns are also still being caught and released.
Ian Whitelaw, Dunipace, 5 for 20lb including a Gold plus 11 C&R, Paul Dancer, Glasgow, 4 for 14lb 4oz plus 1 C&R, Danny Doherty, Denny, 4 for 12lb including 2 Blues plus 3 Browns C&R, Neil Sharp, Dollar, 3 for 12lb 4oz plus 2 C&R and Alex Knox, Glasgow, 3 for 12lb including a 6lb Rainbow. Allan Armstrong, Dollar, 3 for 11lb 12oz plus 2 C&R, Jim McInnes, Falkirk, 3 for 11lb including a Green plus 4 C&R, Eddie McKillop, Glasgow, 3 for 10lb 8oz including a Blue plus 6 C&R, Eddie McKillop Jnr, Glasgow, 3 Golds for 10lb 2oz plus 2 C&R and Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 9lb 8oz including a Blue plus a Rainbow and a Brown C&R. Gregor McGregor, Falkirk, 3 for 9lb 4oz, James Dempster Jnr, Glasgow, 2 for 7lb 8oz, Jim Spiers, Falkirk, 2 for 7lb 4oz including a Gold, Alan Burke, Falkirk, 2 for 6lb 12oz including a Gold plus a Brown C&R and Nan Morrison, Stirling, 2 Blues for 6lb 8oz. John Sneddon, Falkirk, 2 for 6lb including a Blue and Andy Duffin, Fallin, 2 from the Millpond for 4lb 8oz plus 6 C&R.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORTS UNTIL MARCH 2018

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

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 Tuesday 6 Feb 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 04 February 2018.

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

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) The water is still just above freezing and the fish are being caught slowly on a wide variety of flies. This spell of very cold weather has now lasted two months but it will not do any harm to the and hopefully it will kill off the weed. Allan Mitchell from Stirling had 3 fish for 12lbs 8oz – best fish 6lbs 8oz on a Black & Green Fritz, Hector Wilson, Bannockburn, 3 fish for 10lbs 8oz on an Okey Dokey, Colin Clement, Tyndrum, 4 fish for 13lbs 8oz on a White Cat and Robert Wilson from Furnace caught 3 fish weighing 14lbs on a Damsel. Andy Young from Furnace took 4 fish for 18lbs on an Ally, J Horne, Alloa, had a brace for 9lbs 8oz on a Damsel, John Meek, Tullibody, used a Damsel to bag 3 fish for 9lbs 8oz and Manuel Geraldus from Halbeath had 1 for 2lbs 8oz. Jim Jarvie from Larbert had 4 fish for 13lbs on a Pink Blob.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) As usual for February the weather has been very changeable with mild, calm days at one end of the scale and bitterly cold, high winds and ice at the other end. Angling numbers have been average for the time of year and catches have been sporadic rather than steady. However, given the right combination of a reasonable fly fished at the correct depth then some excellent results have been achieved.
On the Boathouse Pool there have been several decent results to catch and release anglers. Jock Leslie returned 14; Mr. Pozzi released 11 and Mr. Burnett released 10. Most fish fell to fairly small flies like the Diawl Bach, Buzzers and even dry flies but small lures also produced results. The Burnside Pool has been moody but on its good days there have been some fine returns. The best fish recently was a superb rainbow taken by Ian Gordon and expertly netted by Damian Warski. It was photographed, returned and estimated at 13lbs. Ian’s best catch comprise twelve rainbows, taken mainly on lures – with depth being the key to success. Other excellent fish have recently included another beautiful rainbow estimate at 12lbs caught by George Birse. In addition to that Frank Sherriff released yet another lovely rainbow weighing 8lbs 12oz which was taken on a Buzzer. Probably the best returns from the Bankside Pool were taken by Kathleen Shepherd’s group of five anglers who fished a variety of flies and methods to catch/return a total of 36 fish.  The Woodside Pool (any legal method) mirrored the fly-only pools with good and bad days. Mr. Snowden took four nice rainbows for a total of 9lbs. Most fish have fallen to float fished Powerbait, although several of the better specimens have been taken on the spinner.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The beginning of the week saw breezy conditions and some dull days with the occasional sleet showers, the water temperature was around 3 degrees, this kept the fish shoaling up the channel between the island and the roadside. Towards the end of the week saw a change in conditions and some brighter days which meant the fish became more widespread and anglers out in the boats and at the dam had good success as well as those fishing from the island. The water is very clear and most catches were recorded on lures such as Dancer, Humungus and Cat either fished on floating, sink tip or intermediate lines around 3 to 5 feet down. The best method was a reasonably quick retrieve though some buzzers and bugs taking static but usually some movement was required. The fishery will still be closing at 4.30pm
Rab Cooper, Dunfermline, 4 for 14lb 6oz including a 6lb Gold, Nan Morrison, Stirling, 4 for 13lb 4oz including 5lb 4oz Rainbow and a Blue, John Sneddon, Falkirk, 2 for 8lb 10oz including 5lb Rainbow and a Gold, Gareth Mair, Kincardine, 7 for 21lb 10oz including 3 Golds, plus 5 C&R on his second visit and Paul Dancer, Glasgow, 5 for 18lb plus 5 C&R. Danny Doherty, Denny, 5 for 14lb, Alan and Billy Weir, Bannockburn, shared 5 for 13lb 10oz, Marius Botezatu, Stirling, 5 for 12lb from the Meadow Pond, plus 6 C&R, William Caldwell, Whitburn, 4 for 14lb including a Blue, plus 7 C&R and Heather Johnston, Neilston, 4 for 12lb 8oz including a Gold, plus 1 C&R. Davy Quinn, Dunfermline, 4 for 12lb, Alex Botezatu, Stirling, 4 for 10lb plus 5 Browns C&R, Robert Smith, Falkirk, 3 for 10lb 8oz, plus 7 caught and released 2, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 10lb plus 4 C&R and Malcolm Miller, Clackmannan, 3 for 8lb 4oz plus 1 C&R. Alan Johnston, Neilston, 3 for 8lb including a Gold, Neil Montgomery, 2 for 9lb, Jim Spiers, Falkirk, 2 for 7lb 12oz, Charlie Conlan, Glasgow, 2 for 7lb 4oz including a Gold and Stewart Marshall, Cambusbarron, 2 for 6lb 4oz, plus 2 C&R. Barry McMillan, 4lb 4oz Rainbow, Steven Murphy, Glasgow, caught and released 16, Harry Haggarty, Glasgow, caught and released 13, Nigel Muckle, Mid Calder, caught and released 8, Craig Tucker, Edinburgh caught and released 6 and Mark Bradley, caught and released 6.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORTS UNTIL MARCH 2018

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

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 Tuesday 30 January 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 29 January 2018.

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

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) The water is open and fishing, a bit deeper than usual because it has been frozen most of the time since December. Hector Wilson from Bannockburn had 3 fish for 10lbs 4oz on a Mini Lure, Jack Horne, Auchterarder, 1 fish weighing 4lbs on a Nymph, K Mitchell, Ardrisaig, 2 fish for 6lbs 12oz on a Damsel and P Clark from Kilsyth had 3 for 10lbs on a Yellow Dancer. D Gibb from  Dunfermline caught 3 fish weighing 9lbs 12oz, D Wilson, Dunfermline, used a Damsel to take 3 for 11lbs 12oz and  A McInnes from Bonnybridge took 3 for 11lbs 12oz on a Rabbit.

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

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) As the week went on, the weather went from cold, lying snow and ice to a couple of calm sunny days with milder temperatures and the fish responded to the improvement.   There were some excellent days fishing from Thursday to Saturday, despite the wind on Saturday, and some great bags were taken.   The fish are mainly in the channel and round the back of the islands and are generally around 2 to 4 feet deep.   Most were taking small lures – Cat’s Whisker and Dancer being the most popular – and some nymphs including Damsel.   A slow to moderate retrieve was required and those fishing under indicators were not doing as well as those retrieving. The Fishery is still open every day from 8.00am to 4.30pm
Amongst those doing well this week were Henry Fulton, Greenock, 3 for 14lb 8oz including 8lb 8oz Rainbow, Kyle Crossan, Stirling, 4 for 15lb including 6lb Rainbow, Danny Doherty, Denny, 5 for 21lb including 2 Golds, the bigger one at 4lb 12oz, plus 5 C&R, Nan Morrison, Stirling, 4 for 12lb 8oz and Rab Cooper, Dunfermline, 3 for 10lb 8oz including 2 Blues. Jim Spiers, Falkirk, 3 for 9lb 12oz, Alan Armstrong, Dollar, 3 for 9lb 8oz including 2 Blues and a Gold, Bill Mouat, Shotts, 3 for 9lb including 4lb Gold from the Millpond and a Blue, Douglas Kelly, Mark Sheridan, and Graeme Gillespie, Glasgow, shared 6 for 18lb 4oz and Jim McInnes, Falkirk, 2 for 8lb including a Gold. Liam Roberts, Oban, 2 for 7lb 8oz including a Gold, Neil Sharp, Dollar, 2 for 7lb 5oz including a Blue and a Gold, Andy Tervit, Paisley, 4lb 2oz Gold, Mark Bradley, Helensburgh, caught and released 10 and Colin Parsons, Helensburgh, caught and released 9.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORTS UNTIL MARCH 2018

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Friday, 26 January 2018

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 Tuesday 23 January 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 21 January 2018.

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

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) The fishery has been closed for the best part of a week due to the heavy snow and ice but is now likely to be open again. However better to be safe than sorry so, if in any doubt,  a quick call to Elizabeth is recommended.

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

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) Due to the horrendous weather conditions very few anglers have been turning up but those who braved the elements were well rewarded especially Bruce Hunter from Edinburgh who had 4 fish including specimens of 10lbs 2oz and 8lbs taken on Apps. Also doing well was Geoff Mills from Edinburgh with 3 for 9lbs on a Bloodworm and Shaun McGarry from Edinburgh had 4 on C+R on various small lures.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The Fishery remained open all week despite snow and sub-zero temperatures.  The aerators in Swanswater and the Meadow Pond did excellent jobs in keeping the ice at bay.   Those anglers hardy (or foolhardy!) enough to brave the conditions were generally well rewarded with some excellent sport.   Plenty of Browns, up to 7lb, are still being returned and some cracking Golds and Blues are also being caught.    The majority of fish this week were taken on lures such as Cat’s Whisker and Humungus, with Buzzers and Bugs also taking fish.   On Friday, the fish were remarkably active given the cold conditions, but generally they were quite deep and a slow retrieve was the best tactic.  The water remains really clear and the temperature is around 1.5oC. Some excellent bags this week including

Malcolm Miller, Clackmannan, in two visits, 7 for 26lb 2oz including a Gold, plus 13 C&R including 3 Browns, Jim Milne, Alloa, 4 for 15lb 8oz, plus 5 C&R, George Garfoot, Rosneath, 4 for 15lb including 5lb 4oz Rainbow, 2 Golds and a Blue, plus a Brown returned, Jim Harper, Clackmannan, 4 for 13lb 4oz, including 2 Golds, plus a Brown returned and Stanley Franklin, Alva, 4 for 12lb 8oz including a Gold, plus 5 C&R including a Brown. Andy Young and Robert Wilson, Furnace, took 4 each for 21lb plus 3 C&R mostly from the small ponds, in the snowy conditions on Friday, Richard Shinner, Gairloch, 4 for 11lb 8oz including 3 Blues and a Gold, plus 1 C&R, Bill Williams, Alloa, 4 Golds for 9lb 8oz from the small ponds, plus 1 C&R, Jeff Ainsworth, Alloa, 3 for 9lb 8oz including 2 Golds and Stewart Marshall, Cambusbarron, 2 for 8lb 8oz including 5lb 8oz Gold, plus 5 C&R. Eddie McKillop Jnr., Glasgow, 2 for 8lb including a Gold, David Harrison, Alloa, 4lb 11oz Rainbow plus a Brown returned, Donald McMurchy, Fallin, caught and released 7 including 2 Browns and Paul McKenna, caught and released 7. Brian Eddie, caught and released 6, Scott Anderson, caught and released 6, William Rolland, caught and released 5 and Stephen Lee, Denny, caught and released 5.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORTS UNTIL MARCH 2018

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Fishing report by Jim Boyd


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Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Tuesday 16 January 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 14 January 2018.

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

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) Saturday was the first day the water was completely ice free but those anglers who braved the icy conditions were well rewarded finding the trout lying around the 2-5 foot mark depending on the wind. Jim Linton from Moodiesburn had 4 fish for 14lbs on a Goldie, Jim Vann, Stirling, 2 fish weighing 12lbs 8oz on an Egg Fly, Jim Marshall, Stirling, 2 fish for 8lbs on the Egg Fly, Dave Wilkie, Stirling, 3 fish for 12lbs 4oz on a Black & Green Fritz and Robert Noble from Crieff used a Black Zonker to take a brace weighing 7lbs.Chris Martin from  Lochgelly had 3 for 6lbs on a Hot Head Damsel, Ricky Watt, Lochgelly, 3 fish for 8lbs 8oz on a Black & Orange Buzzer, J Rey, Helensburgh, 2 fish for 6lbs on an Okey Dokey Bug and Alistair Hamilton from Comrie took a couple for 4lbs 8oz on a Damsel.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) The fishing over the last few weeks has been a bit weather dependent with high winds and rain at times making things interesting at times. The times when the weather has settled the fishing has been very good with some good bags returned as well as some really big fish. The water at the moment is very clear with fish visible cursing around near the surface at times. Tactics have varied greatly with fish being taken on a mix of patterns. Nymphs and Buzzers have very effective when the fish are active and feeding but lures are catching more consistently. Mr Gordon returned 19 fish in 2 sessions on the Burnside Pool fishing Yellow and Orange Lures - 2 of his fish were over the 10lb mark. Mr McLaren fished the Boathouse to great effect with Buzzers and Bloodworms returning 13 fish in a session. Our winter prices will continue until at least march with catch and release starting from £8 for 4 hours and £12.50 for 2 fish all day.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) It has been extremely quiet due to the inclement weather and the outbreak of colds and flu. However those who went out had good sport including Mark Anderson from Musselburgh who had 12 on Blobs, Dave Smith, Dunbar, 4 on the Cormorant, Eric Livingstone, Edinburgh, 5 on the Damsel and Ben Robertson from Edinburgh used a Fab to take 9. George Charters from West Linton had 9 on a Fab, Bruce Hunter, Edinburgh, 5 on Apps and Kenny Morrison from Edinburgh had 4 on the Bloodworm.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) Swanswater was open all week despite overnight temperatures at the beginning of the week dropping to around -9oC.   As the week went on and both air and water temperatures rose, the fishing improved and there was some great sport to be had.  At the start of the week, the water temperature was only 2oC but it rose to 4oC by Saturday.   For much of the week the area round the back was frozen but the main area was completely ice-free.   The fish were in the channel in front of the island and a useful tactic was to fish as near to the ice as possible.   This tactic also worked very well on the Millpond with many fish being caught near the edge of the ice.   Once the area behind the islands on Swanswater thawed a good number of fish were to be found there.   The water is exceptionally clear and, at times, fish could be seen chasing flies.  Most fish were taken on small lures or nymphs with favourite patterns being Cat’s Whisker, Dancer, Humungus, Silver Sparkle, Bloodworm, Hare’s Ear, Diawl Bach and Buzzer.
Amongst those doing well this week were Danny Doherty, Denny, 5 for 18lb 4oz including 5lb 4oz Rainbow, a Gold and a Blue, plus 2 C&R, Robert Chapman, Linlithgow, 4 for 12lb 12oz, Davy Quinn, Dunfermline, 4 for 12lb including a Gold, plus 6 C&R including a Brown estimated at 7lb and Robert Anderson, Longriggend, 4 for 10lb 8oz including 2 Golds and a Blue, plus 7 C&R. Alan Armstrong, Dollar, 3 for 10lb 4oz including 2 Golds, Kris Elliot, Stirling, 3 for 10lb 4oz including 2 Golds, Robert Smith, Falkirk, 3 for 10lb including a Gold, plus 4 C&R, Alec Knox, Glasgow, 3 for 10lb including 4lb 8oz Rainbow and a Gold and Kyle Crossan, Stirling, 3 for 8lb 12oz including 2 Golds. Ian Whitelaw, Dunipace, 3 for 8lb, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 8lb including a Blue and a Gold, Rab Cooper, Dunfermline, 3 for 6lb from the small ponds including a Gold plus 2 Browns returned to the Millpond, Charlie Conlan, Glasgow, 2 for 8lb 8oz including 4lb 12oz Rainbow plus 1 C&R and Jim Donnelly, Alloa, 2 for 7lb plus 2 C&R. John Sneddon, Falkirk, 2 for 6llb, Nan Morrison, Stirling, 4lb 10oz Rainbow, Malcolm Miller, Clackmannan, 4lb 12oz Gold, Neil Sharp, Dollar, 4lb 4oz Gold, Paul Dancer, Whitburn, caught and released 15 and Darren Haxton, Cardenden, caught and released 7. Mark Anderson, caught and released 7, Brian Laird, Stirling, caught and released 6 and Paul McKenna caught and released 9 in two visits.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORTS UNTIL MARCH 2018

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Fishing report by Jim Boyd


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Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Tuesday 09 January 2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 07 January 2018.

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

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) There have been some extremely cold days but it has not stopped some brave anglers fishing with Buzzers, Damsels, Goldie, Yellow Dancer and various other lures that are all catching fish at about 2-3 feet with a slow retrieve. There has been plenty of fish seen moving even in this very cold weather.
Richard Kerr from Fallin had 4 fish for 12lbs on an Okey Dokey, Ian Lamont, Fort William, 1 for 3lbs on a Goldie, B Lees, Fort William, 1 fish for 3lbs 8oz on an Ace of Spades, W Coyle, Stirling, 3 fish for 11lbs on a Yellow Dancer and Archie McColl-Smith from Inveraray took 3 for 8lbs 8oz on an Olive Flash Damsel. Colin Clement from Tyndrum landed 4 for4 11lbs on a Black & Red Buzzer, Ian Sloan, Almondbank, 4 fish for 13lbs on a Hot Head Fritz, D McMurchy, Fallin, 3 fish weighing 11lbs 4oz on a Black Fritz, B Weir, Fallin, 3 fish for 12lbs 8oz on a Damsel and J Thomson from Fallin took 3 fish for 10lbs 4oz on a Buzzer.

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

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The end of the old year and the start of the new saw some excellent fishing and some days when the conditions made things more than a little difficult.   The week saw a wide range of weather, including snow, ice, rain, gale force winds, and a few calm, dry days.   The water temperature rose from 2oC to 4oC over the period, although it then dropped back down to 2oC as we enter the second week of the year.   Most anglers visiting the Fishery had some level of success with top rod so far this year being one of our longest standing regulars, Danny Doherty, who netted 20 on his first visit of the year.   Plenty of cracking Golds and Blues feature in the returns along with the usual top-quality Rainbows.   Although no big fish were recorded a few were hooked and lost and several 4lb to 5lb Rainbows were returned in addition to those taken.   Most of the fish were caught around 3 to 5 feet down and although the channel at the front of the island was often the hot spot, fish were being hooked all round Swanswater including round the back of the islands and from the roadside.   The Meadow Pond continued to provide good sport for those choosing to try there.  Small lures such as Dancer, Cat’s Whisker and Humungus, along with nymphs including Diawl Bach, Damsel, Bloodworm and Cormorant, were the most popular patterns. The aerators are on in Swanswater and the Meadow Pond and the Fishery will remain open during the current cold snap.
Some of the most notable returns included Danny Doherty, Denny, 5 for 14lb plus 15 C&R, John McAllister, Muirhead, 4 for 13lb 4oz including a Blue and a Gold, Paul Dancer, Whitburn, 4 for 13lb including a Gold, plus 2 C&R, John Brown, Muirhead, 4 for 12lb 12oz including 2 Blues and a Gold, plus 5 C&R, Danny Carr, Rutherglen, 3 for 10lb 8oz including 4lb 10oz Rainbow, plus 2 C&R and Aaron Kirkwood 3 for 9lb 14oz including 2 Golds, bigger one at 4lb 8oz. James Reilly, Fallin, 3 for 9lb 4oz including 2 Blues and a Gold, Les Cooper, Dunblane, 3 for 9lb including a Gold, Stephen Lovat, 3 for 9lb including a Gold, Kenny Whitehead, Helensburgh, 3 for 8lb 12oz including a Blue, plus 6 C&R, Paul Skirlie, 3 for 8lb 8oz including a Blue and a Gold and Alan Armstrong, Dollar, 3 for 7lb 12oz plus 6 C&R. Alan Burke, Falkirk, 2 Golds for 7lb 4oz, Robert Smith, Falkirk, 2 for 7lb including a Gold, plus 6 C&R, Neil Sharpe, Dollar, 2 for 7lb 12oz including a Gold, Alec King, 2 for 6lb 8oz, Heather Johnstone, Neilston, 2 for 6lb 4oz including a Gold and Ian Munro, Stirling, 2 for 6lb from the Meadow Pond, plus 2 C&R. Jim Spiers, Falkirk, 5lb 4oz Rainbow, Scott Anderson, Kilsyth, caught and released 7, Alastair Golding, Linlithgow, caught and released 6 and Craig Cowie from  Airdrie caught and released 6.

6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie) NO REPORTS UNTIL MARCH 2018

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