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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.

ENDS
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 

ENDS
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 

ENDS

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Lake fishing report


Lake of Menteith 25th Sept 2017
Water Temp at 6ft 13.C, Secci Disk Clarity Gateside Bay 1m
Neilston ‘B’ Scottish Club Champions
After 12 heats involving 139 teams and 417 anglers - and two knock out stages; James Litster, Tam Burnett and Brian MacKenzie backed up their fishing credentials with a comprehensive win in the Scottish Club championship Finals at the Lake - also pictured is Euan Birrell of sponsors Loch Lomond Malt Whisky. Neilston B caught 33 fsih, 8 more than their nearest rivals Lintrathen A (Neil Anderson, Mike Cordiner and Chris McAllister). Top Rod on the day was James Litster with 14 fish and new National Champ Brian MacKenzie was second top with 13 fish. James had five in Lochend, 3 in Hotel Bay and 6 at Gateside and Malling.

The algae was knocked down into the water column last Thursday after a cold night (3C) and the Lake was seen to be at turnover point with large areas of deeper clear water coming to the surface. Turnover happens every autumn as cold nights cool the lake’s surface to the same temperature as the cold bottom layers (12C?). When this happens a little bit of wind can completely revolve the layers of water in the Lake – and bury the algae. However subsequent mild nights and flat calm days halted the turnover and allowed the buoyant algae to ascend back to the surface layers. The prevailing wind over the last few days has been South East and this has led to a build up of surface algae in the North West Shores (Malling and Gateside). Hot spots are currently in the South east and east of the Lake. Stirling Council’s Environmental Health advice is that fishing should be for catch and release only. Prof. Lawton in Aberdeen has analysed the algae and it is non toxic – as is the norm at the Lake. We will hopefully be returning to catch and release soon when the bloom dissipates with attainment of thorough autumnal mixing or when the council’s advice is relaxed.
Thursday, 21 September 2017

Fishing report by Jim Boyd


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Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 18 September 2017.

FRANDY (Gleneagles). Drew Carrie & Tom Gordon (Paisley) kept 10 fish weighing 26lb 4oz. Billy Thomson (Auchterarder) kept 5 fish weighing 14lb. Sandy Forgan & Ian Andrews (Broughty Ferry) kept 5 fish weighing 12lb 8oz. Bill Ramage (Alvca) kept 4 fish weighing 10lb & released a further 5. Bobby Conlon (East Kilbride) & party kept 10 fish weighing 26lb 14oz. Brian & Xin Xin Cameron (Menstrie) kept 4 fish weighing 10lb. Gerry Grattan (Clackmannan) kept 9 fish weighing 26lb & released a further 11. George bRose & Brian Smart (Scone) kept 6 fish weighing 15lb.
Club Returns: Pentland Civil Service A/C kept0 fish weighing 98lb 12oz & released a further 7. IBM Freshwater A/C kept 16 fish weighing 39lb 4oz. Rainbow A/C kept 23 fish weighing 55lb. Brax A/C kept 4 fish weighing 9lb 8oz. .Ferry Fly Dressers A/C kept 26 fish weighing 57lb 12oz. Stanley A/C kept 20 fish weighing 44lb 2oz.
Favourite Fly/Lure: Bibio Hopper, Sedge Muddler, Kate Maclaren Muddler, Cats Whisker, Sedgehog, Cormorants & Foam Backed Daddy
Best Areas: All areas.
Drew Carrie & Tom Gordon from Paisley kept 10 fish weighing 26lb 4oz, Billy Thomson, Auchterarder, 5 fish for 14lb, Sandy Forgan & Ian Andrews, Broughty Ferry, 5 fish for 12lb 8oz, Bill Ramage, Alva, 4 for 10lb and released a further 5 and Bobby Conlon and party from East Kilbride kept 10 fish weighing 26lb 14oz. Brian & Xin Xin Cameron from Menstrie took 4 fish weighing 10lb, Gerry Grattan, Clackmannan, 9 fish for 26lb and 11and George Rose & Brian Smart from Scone had 6 fish weighing 15lb.
On the angling club front Pentland Civil Service A/C had a catch weighing 98lb 12oz and released a further 7, IBM Freshwater A/C kept 16 fish weighing 39lb 4oz, Rainbow A/C 23 fish for 55lb, Brax A/C took 4 fish for 9lb 8oz, Ferry Fly Dressers A/C 26 fish for 57lb 12oz and the Stanley A/C kept 20 fish weighing 44lb 2oz.
The top catching flies have included the Bibio Hopper, Sedge Muddler, Kate Maclaren Muddler, Cats Whisker, Sedgehog, Cormorants and the Foam Backed Daddy whilst all areas are producing good baskets.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) It was a quiet week due to the poor weather but the anglers who were fishing have been catching plenty of trout on the dry fly, Buzzers and a wide variety of lures all on the top or just under the surface. On Saturday the Goth FFC had 43 fish for 131lbs 7oz with Billy Weir having the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 16lbs on Buzzers and Allan McQueen came second with 4 fish for 14lbs. Bobby Scotland from Stirling caught a cracking fish weighing 7lbs 8oz on an Orange Blob, Jimmy Linton, Moodiesburn, 4 fish for 11lbs 12oz on a Daddy, Harry Graham, Glenrothes, 1 for 8lbs on a Wotsit and H McLean from Oban caught 3 fish for 8lbs 12oz on Hoppers. A Laurie from Dumbarton had 2 for 6lbs 12oz on Buzzers, Bill Dawson, Dollar, used an Ace of Spades to take 3 for 9lbs 8oz, Peter McLean, Clackmannan, 2 fish for 6lbs 8oz on a Black Pennell, David Birkmyre, Crieff, 2 fish for 8lbs on an Ace of Spades and Bobby Wilson from Falkirk used dries to take a brace weighing in at 6lbs.

ENDS




Tuesday, 12 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 11 September 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 10 September 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). The top catching flies last week included the Kate McLaren, Daddy Longlegs, Bibio Hoppers, Cormorants Coral Dancer, Olive Damsel and Sedge Muddlers whilst the north shore from the start of dogleg to the dam wall was the top hot spot.
On the individual front Jamie & Douglas Ralfs from Dunning kept 3 fish weighing 7lb 8oz, Billy Thomson, Auchterarder, 5 fish weighing 11lb 8oz and released a further 2, Kenny Baird, Tillicoultry, 2 fish for 5lb and released 2. Jim Keatings, Wishaw, 2 fish for 5lb 4oz and released 6 and Eddie Carlaw from Edinburgh and Jim Carlaw, Kinghorn kept 4 fish weighing 10lb. Paul Mondor from Auchterarder 1 fish weighing 4lb, Fraser Renwick & Mike Cordiner, Stirling caught and released 14, Kenny Rodger, Auchterarder, 4 fish for 9lb 8oz and Paul McLean from Dunoon kept 2 fish weighing 5lb 14oz.
The West of Scotland A/C kept 3 fish weighing 8lb, Western A/C fishing over 2 days took 15 fish weighing 38lb and released 32, SPRA (North) 18 fish weighing 42lb 1oz and released 10 and Wiremill A/C kept 29 fish weighing 68lb 6oz.  Kelvinside Academicals retained 17 fish weighing 40lb 6oz and released 6, Grangemouth Railway A/C caught and released 3, Perth Ex Servicemen’s A/C kept 5 fish weighing 13lb 8oz and Edinburgh Masonic A/C took 10 fish weighing 27lb.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) Once gain there has been a wide variety of flies catching fish but Jock Esplin's Ally has been doing particularly well. D Conlan from Alloa had a great brace weighing 13lbs 12oz on an Ally with the best tipping the scales at 8lbs 1oz, C McCarra, Alloa, 2 fish for 7lbs on an Ally, N Turnbull, Ardgour, 4 fish for 14lbs – best 5lbs 78oz on a Sedge and J Mackie from Bannockburn took 3 fish weighing 14lbs – heaviest 6lbs on a Blob,  J Low, Cambusbarron, 3 for 15lbs 8oz – best 5lbs 8oz 0n a Damsel, K McKinnon, Cowdenbeath, 2 fish for 6lbs on a Floating Ant and Ian Wilkie from Auchterarder used a Cut Throat Cat to take a brace weighing 6lbs. A Mitchell from Stirling had 3 for 10lbs on a Yellow owl and B Turnbull from Ardgour took 3 for 13lbs 4oz on Dries.

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

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) NO REPORT THIS WEEK

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) There was a lot of sport enjoyed at Swanswater this week, although there was plenty of frustration as well.   The fishing continues to improve but it is still a bit stop, start.   The fish were switching on and off, moving up and down in the water, and to be found all over the pond at different times.   The number of fish caught was small in comparison to the number of takes, misses and losses.   The Golds are possibly providing the most sport as they can be targeted but it is still a big challenge to get them to take the fly.   Big dry flies were more successful than small dries and wets, and small lures at various depths were also working well.   Various retrieves were also working with a fast retrieve needed to pull dries across the surface.    A large variety of flies were successful including Ally McCoist, Cat’s Whisker, Dancer, Nomad, Damsel, Beetle, Bibio, Buzzer, Sedge, Hopper, and Muddler. The Fishery is now closing at 8.00pm every evening.
Alex Botezatu, Stirling, 2 for 11lb including 7lb 4oz Rainbow, Barry Hamilton, Muirhead, 4 for 11lb 8oz including 3 Golds, biggest one at 4lb 4oz, Cameron Brown, 3 for 8lb 8oz including 2 Golds, plus 2 C&R, Frank Barr, Falkirk, in two visits, 6 for 15lb 8oz including 4 Golds, plus 8 C&R and Tom Martin, in two visits, 6 for 14lb 8oz including 2 Browns and 2 Golds. Tam Baillie, Kincardine, 3 Golds for 7lb 8oz, William Williams, Alloa, 3 for 7lb from the Meadow Pond including a Gold and a Blue and Francis Monaghan 2 for 7lb 8oz including a Gold. Chris Godfrey, 4lb Rainbow, Andy McBride, in two visits, caught and released 18 and Jordan Duncan, Denny, caught and released 6.

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

ENDS
Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Fishing report by Jim Boyd

 Sorry for the delay in the report this week have been having trouble with my email address !



ANGLING PRESS SERVICES

JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer

Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 04 September 2017. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 03 September 2017.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). Brian Thorne & Rhona Boylan from Glen Devon kept 5 fish weighing 11lb 2oz, Gerry Grattan, Clackmannan, fish for 6lb, Kenny Rodgers, Auchterarder, kept 2 fish weighing 5lb, Archie Miller, Perth, 2 fish weighing 5lb 8oz and Billy Thomson from Auchterarder had 5 fish weighing 12lb 4oz. Andy Anderson & Neil McIntyre from Edinburgh managed 10 fish for 26lb 4oz, Bob Robertson & Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline, 6 fish weighing 15lb 8oz, Kenny Miller, Airdrie, 5 fish weighing 12lb 4oz and released a further 4 and Ron Duncan, Jim McAleavey & Ron Duncan from Crossgates kept 8 fish weighing 21lb 8oz. Bill Ramage from Alva had 4 fish weighing 10lb and released 6, George Keith, Dunfermline, 4 fish weighing 10lb and released a further 2, Eddie Carlaw, Edinburgh, & Jim Carlaw from Kinghorn, kept 4 fish weighing 11lb and Gordon Price & Keith Findell from Kilmacolm kept 10 fish weighing 29lb. Alastair MacMillan from Comrie & Brian Thorne, Glen Devon, kept 6 fish weighing 14lb 4oz, Jim Docherty & Bob Wright, Sauchie, 6 fish weighing 14lb, Mark Horne, Bearsden, 5 fish weighing 12lb and John Graham & Richard Grainger from Falkirk kept 5 fish weighing 15lb. Tom Monaghan from Stirling kept 4 fish weighing 9lb, Mark Ferry & Jimmy Short, Stirling, had 10 fish weighing 29lb and  released a further 6 and Ronnie & Glen Mackie kept 6 fish weighing 15lb.
On the club front Roslin Elite A/C kept 19 fish weighing 45lb 4oz and released a further 4, Phoenix A/C 11 fish weighing 26lb 2oz and released 9, Bonnybridge A/C took 21 fish weighing 49lb 2oz and released 3, Cupar A/C 16 fish for 39lb 13oz and the St Mungo A/C kept 12 fish weighing 30lb and released a further 8.
The top catching flies and lures included the Sedge Muddler, Sedgehog, Kate McLaren, Foam Backed Daddy Longlegs., Bibio Hopper and the Coral Dancer. The best fishing areas have proved to be the Dogleg, Dam Wall and the North Shore.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) It has been another very mixed week weather wise with not so many anglers about but those who braved the heavy rain were not disappointed. Mike Noble from Fife had a brace for 5lbs 8oz on a Blackestone Buzzer, Dave Brown, Stirling, 1 fish for 7lbs 8oz on a Dry Daddy, E Davidson, Perth, 4 fish for 10lbs on a Diawl Bach and John Wright from Stirling used a Rainbow Warrior to get 3 for 9lbs 12oz. B Robertson from Cowie had 3 fish for 9lbs 4oz on a Black and Gold Fritz, Harry Graham, Glenrothes, 2 fish for 6 lbs on Dries and Bill Parnell from Perth took 1 fish for 6lbs 4oz on a Black Lure.

3. FORBES OF KINGENNIE (Broughty Ferry) Changing weather patterns were again the order of the week. The more productive conditions combined a gentle westerly breeze with fairly overcast skies – whilst any easterly wind had a somewhat detrimental effect on the fishing. There is a substantial amount of natural food in the water at present, resulting in good numbers of fish cruising happily on the surface but not necessarily in any mood to chase a fly. Others are sulking somewhat as the water temperature is still on the high side for trout.
On the Boathouse Pool Jock Leslie made the most of surface activity landing nine rainbows on dries. Mr. Tidcombe took four fish for a total weight of 10lbs 8oz. Catch and release numbers were steady on the Burnside. Messrs. Roy and Nugent returned 13 fish each; George Birse returned 12; Mr. Wales 11, Mr. McCabe 10 and Alan Gray returned 6 with one estimated at 10lbs. A variety of patterns succeeded including Floating Fry, Black Beetle, emerger patterns and Hot Head Damsels. Angling numbers were generally lower on the Bankside Pool but some decent fish up to around 5lbs were returned. Lar Findlay took top spot returning five fish in a short session, with the Zonker being particularly useful. The Fotheringhams took four fish for 10lbs 8oz and Messrs. Short and Kinney shared four fish for 9lbs 8oz. On the any legal method Woodside Pool there were excellent results to float-fished Powerbait. On Monday seven anglers took 27 fish for a combined weight of 52lbs. This was followed on Saturday by eleven anglers taking 29 fish for a total of 64lbs.The coarse pool, Blawearie Basin is producing good numbers of small roach and perch and is ideal as a starter pool for youngsters or beginners.

4. MARKLE (East Lothian) It was a very quiet week due to the appalling weather but that didn’t stop John Daly from Tranent catching and releasing 8 on a Black & Green Rabbit. Also featuring in the catch book was Kenny Morrison from Edinburgh with 4 on a Black Spider, Mike Blackwood, Gala, 4 on Buzzers, D Bowland, Gala, 5 on a Yellow Buzzer and Mick Mulgrew from Danderhall had 2 on a CDC. Ron Thom from Haddington had 3 on a Diawl Bach, Jimmy Watters, Dalkeith, 3 on Buzzers and Jimmy Anderson from Portobello had 4 on a Bloodworm.

5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) A drop in water temperature at this time of year always switches the fish on and that is what happened to a certain extent this week leading to improved fishing, although there were still spells when the fish proved hard to tempt.   Water temperature is now sitting at 13oC and water clarity remains very good.   The fish are generally in the top 2 feet of the water with a large number of big Browns being seen cruising and clearing the water, especially in the far bay.   Most fish were taken on wet flies or nymphs with a reasonably fast retrieve working best.   Most anglers favoured floating or midge tip lines, although a few were having success fishing lures on an intermediate line.   Once again, the Golds were good indicators as to what speed of retrieve was needed or whether it was time to change the fly and try something different.   Favourite patterns included Cormorant, Diawl Bach, Buzzer, Damsel, Bibio, Kate McLaren, Spider and Black Pennell
Kevin Aird, Kincardine, in two visits, 4 for 16lb 10oz, including 7lb 10oz Rainbow and a Gold, plus 2 C&R, Danny Doherty, Denny, 4 for 15lb 3oz including 7lb 3oz Rainbow, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 3 for 13lb 8oz including 6lb 8oz Rainbow and Billy Weir, Bannockburn, 4 for 11lb including a Blue. Alan Whitton, Stirling, 4 for 11lb, Barry Hamilton, Muirhead, 4 for 10lb 8oz including 2 Golds, Gary Waugh, Cumbernauld, 4 for 10lb 4oz, George Dobbie, Glasgow, 3 for 8lb 8oz and Mike Bolton, Stirling, 3 for 8lb 8oz. Tam Baillie, Kincardine, 3 for 8lb, Steven Devlin, Coatbridge, 2 Browns for 8lb 2oz, Kyle Crossan, Stirling 2 for 6lb 8oz, Tom Pate, Alloa, 2 for 5lb 8oz including a Brown and a Gold and Mark Sullivan, caught and released 9. Brandon Coulter, Valleyfield, caught and released 9, Robert Cummings, Valleyfield, caught and released 8, Tom Clark, Stirling, caught and released 8, Steve Irwin, caught and released 7 and Blane O’Donnell, caught and released 6. Shaun
Smith caught and released 5.

 6. WOODBURN (Milton of Campsie)

ENDS