Scotland Troutmasters reports for week-ending February 20th, 2015

Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery, Grampian
A quietish week that ended with windy conditions, which were not a lot of fun for casting, but those who ventured out had good sport with some good fish among the returns. Best patterns were once again in white and lime, and included Cat’s Whiskers and White Fritz. During the week when it became a little milder there was activity towards the surface. Then nymphs and Spider patterns in black and lime worked well, as did Buzzers and this made sport a lot more interesting. Graham Gibson included an 8lb 9oz fish in his bag of 15 on the day; John Watt had an 8lb 4oz fish; Jimmy Rhind caught 14 fish with his best at 5lb 3oz; Gordon Grant had 17 and David Peel had a fish of 5lb 11oz. The club AGM is on Sunday February 22 at 3.30pm at the fishery.

Millbuies Trout Fishery, Grampian
The lochs are now open again and bookings are being taken. There will be two new boats in the coming months, which will see six good boats available on the lochs. Four will be available for normal day angling with the full six available for club outings only.

Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
At the start of the week fish were being caught deep in the water, with fish around two feet off the bottom, due to several nights of hard frost. During this spell the best fishing was in the far bay and from the island. Milder weather towards the end of the week and at the weekend meant the fish returned closer to the surface, about three to four feet, and were being caught at the dam wall, the roadside and behind the islands. Both the Millpond and Meadow pond saw some good sport. At the start of the week the best flies were lures including Cut Throat Cat, Dancer and Damsel. As the temperatures increased more fish were taken on Buzzers.
This week Willie Nyguist, from Stirling, caught five fish for 16lb including two blues, a green and a gold; G. Fellows, Rutherglen, five for 15lb 12oz; Danny Doherty, Denny, five for 15lb; Walter Smith, Balloch, five for 13lb 12oz; Allan Laing, Carluke, and Ronnie Dyer, Balloch, each with four fish for 12lb 12oz; Stephen Murphy, New Stevenson, four for 12lb 8oz; George Garfoot, Rosneath, four for 12lb 4oz; Nigel Muckle, Midcalder, and George Crooks, Lennoxtown, each with four for 11lb 12oz; Steven Burke, Falkirk, four for 11lb 4oz; Alec Knox, Glasgow, three for 10lb; Jimmie Smith, Polmont, two for 10lb including two blues, biggest 6lb 12oz; Alan Whitton, Stirling, two for 7lb including a 4lb 4oz blue and a gold; Jim Craig, Balloch, two for 7lb; Gordon Ferguson, Coatbridge, three for 6lb 12oz; Roy Gorman, Helensburgh, two for 6lb 8oz; David Kinghorn, Dollar, two for 6lb 4oz.