Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside
The past week of very wintery weather put a few anglers off but those who have braved the wind have been having some great results. Sunday saw the Ferry Fly Dressers fishing the Bankside pool with great success and the 10 rods landed 24 fish for 61lb. Most fish fell to Damsels and Cats on intermediate lines. Season ticket angler Mr Sherriff fished Saturday and Sunday, landing a total of 27 fish on Yellow Dancers with the largest estimated at around 10lb.
The Boathouse is back to being very clear after the rain last week and fished really well over the weekend. Mr Watson had 14 fish on a floating line and Squirmy Worms. Mr Dickson had two of the biggest fish in consecutive casts with one estimated at around 11lb and the next around 8lb, both also taken on Squirmys.
The Burnside has been the busiest pond this week and it continues to produce a lot of fish to the right methods. Mr Thompson had 12 fish on Yellow Dancers on a intermediate, Mr Simpson took 12 fish on the bung and lures but the best result of the week went to Mr Barlow. In six hours fishing over two days he landed 33 fish with the largest around 11lb. Most of his fish fell to Goldhead Hare’s Ears fished slowly on a midge tip line.
The Woodside has been quiet but every angler this week bar one has taken the limit. Most fish seem to be around the inlet pipe taking most baits and methods. Mr Whyte had four fish for 6lb 11oz on spinners.
On Sunday March 8 Kingennie will be holding the second qualifier for the SANA Stillwater team who will travel to Ireland in October to represent Scotland at the international. There are still plenty of spaces available so please call 01382 350777 to book your space.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
It was a very wet and blustery week with over five inches of rain and only a few anglers braving the conditions on certain days. Those who did come out were nearly all rewarded with fish and there were some excellent bags for those who persevered in rain, hail, sleet, snow and strong winds, plus a lot of fish caught and released by those electing not to take fish home. Although the water was coloured by the rain at times, there is such a volume of water flowing through the main pond that most of the dirt is flushed away very quickly. At the start of the week the fish were in the channel between the island and the roadside, but towards the weekend they were to be found in the more sheltered water of the far bay, mostly at a depth of between two and four feet. Damsel, Dancer, Buzzer, Bloodworm and Cat’s Whisker were the flies taking most fish this week.
James Riley, from Fallin, caught five fish for 16lb 8oz; Donald McMurchy, Fallin, five for 16lb; John Glen, Kilsyth, five for 14lb 8oz; John Mooney, Queenzieburn, four for 14lb 4oz; P. Dancer, in two visits had four fish for 11lb 4oz; Eddie McKillop jnr, Glasgow, three for 11lb including a 4lb 8oz rainbow; Alan Armstrong, Dollar, two for 8lb 4oz including a 5lb blue; George Kochanek, Tullibody, two for 7lb 4oz; Angus Auchinachie, Falkirk, two for 6lb 12oz; Alec Knox, Glasgow, two for 5lb 12oz; and C. Dillon, Glasgow, a 3lb 12oz tiger.