Forbes of Kingennie
This past week has been really busy with lots of anglers taking advantage of the glorious weather. The warmer weather has also seen a return of the osprey to Kingennie. The Boathouse is still very clear and the fishing has been really good for those able to find the correct fly and method. As expected nymphs and Buzzers have taken a lot of fish as well as FABs and at certain times the dry fly fishing has been good with lots of fish coming to the surface. Some notable catches have been Mr Leslie with an outstanding catch of 24 fish with the best being a brown trout weighing around 7-8lb, most of them were caught on very small nymphs and Spiders. Mr Burnett had a good day returning 13 on a mix of Buzzers and dries, his best fish was a nice rainbow around 9lb taken on a Black Buzzer. Mr Green kept four fish for 11lb and put back two on a mix of flies.
The Bankside has been performing well with a spread of fish all over the pond. They are still fairly deep but there have been fish on the surface at times. Mr Sherriff did well returning 10 fish on Buzzers and Yellow Dancers. Mr Soave had one of 6lb 8oz and Mr Jones had two sessions landing nine fish each time, with the best estimated at 12lb.
The Burnside has been busy all week with steady returns as well as some big fish showing up in catches. The fish have been very evident on the surface when there is some cloud cover from the bright sun. Top of the water tactics like Buzzers and dries have taken fish but an Olive Bloodworm on a fast glass has been very effective. On Sunday the Raemoir angling club visited and they great day returning 111 fish between the 14 anglers. Mr Brown was top rod with a very impressive 27 fish. Mr Tait had 11 fish pulling black and green lures. Mr Watson had 12 on Buzzers and a Bloodworm.
The Woodside pool has been very busy over the last couple of weeks with the nicer weather and school holiday. The fishing has been good with lots of limit bags being taken. Location has been very important with most of the fish being caught at the tail of the wind, this doesn’t always make for easy casting but it’s been necessary to get among the fish. Mr Bicknell had four fish for 7lb 8oz. Mr Lawson had four for 7lb 8oz. Mr Whiteford had three for 7lb.
Kingennie’s new Blawearie basin coarse fishing pool has been open a couple of weeks now and the fishing has been really good. Just fishing with a small float and hook with maggots has been the most used method and has caught hundreds of fish so far. Most have been small roach and perch with the biggest about 6-8oz but there are much bigger there to be caught. This is proving to be a really great pond for taking children and beginners to fish with easy access and constant sport. If anyone has a child that would like to try fishing we are have our Easter Event this weekend where we will be holding some children's activities from 10am- 3pm daily. Activities include a Chocolate Easter Egg Hunt in our Angus Thistle Maze and Face Painting! 60 minute fishing tasters will also be happening at 11am and 2pm on Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April on our new coarse fishing pool.
Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery, Grampian
What a great week with a lot of fish taken. Buzzers and nymphs fished just below the surface was key as fish fed high in the water all week. Only when there was a wind did they drop lower and Yellow Dancers were the flies, along with Cat’s Whiskers. Catch of the week was a beautiful personal best brown trout around 8 to 9lb which was safely returned by Chris Johnston. Brown trout seemed to be around a lot as Paul Keir also had one of 5lb and others also picked up browns during their sessions. Other anglers who had good results were Slater Scott with 34 fish, Paul Kier on two visits had 25 and 32, Eddie Kane had 17, Rob Harding had a fish of 5lb 1oz, Gordon Grant had 42, Steve Prince had two 18-fish bags, Ronnie Milne had 10 fish, Donald Faulkener had 10, Tommy Anderson had 10, Barry Ward 10, Andy Ulke had a fish of 6lb, Eddie Dryden had a beauty of 7lb 3oz among his 15 fish and Paul Sharp had 15 fish. Eddie Dryden also had a first with a nice bream taken on a Buzzer and a couple of other anglers also had bream and a perch.
Millbuies Trout Fishery, Grampian
Plenty of good fishing on the lochs and it’s all top of the water with dries and nymphs taking fish. Both lochs are fishing well and a good mix of browns and blues have been taken.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
Despite the cold wind for most of the week there was lots of great sport to be had with the brown trout. Many of these browns are weighing up to 4lb 8oz with a few lighter overwintered residents being captured as well. A lot of browns have been holding in the far bay area most of the week and were mostly being caught on wet flies, including Kate McLaren and Black Pennell generally in the top six inches. Rainbows have been more spread out around Swanswater and feeding a little deeper, around two to three feet, taking a wide variety of lures including Dancer and Hothead Damsel. Some of our regulars having success with the browns are Nan Morrison, catching 12 browns in the last three visits on a Kate McLaren and Jim Craig, from Balloch, who caught six browns in two visits on a size 20 dry Midge, both without catching any rainbows.
Frank Barr, Falkirk, caught eight trout for 19lb plus 11 caught and released in two visits; Alex Knox, Glasgow, five for 13lb in two visits; Johnny Dreczkowski and Scott Duncan, Bridge of Allan, shared five for 12lb 12oz; Danny Doherty, Denny, five for 12lb plus four caught and released; Davy Quinn, Dunfermline, and Robert Smith, Stirling, each caught four for 11lb; Andy Wilson, Glasgow, four for 11lb including a 3lb 12oz brown; Henry Thompson, Dunfermline, four for 10lb 8oz including a blue; Alan Harvey, Glasgow four for 10lb 8oz; Willie Nyguist, Stirling, four for 10lb; John Montague, Glasgow, three for 9lb; Grant McPherson, Lanark, three browns for 8lb 8oz plus a brown caught and released; Willie Downie, Kincardine, two browns for 6lb 12oz including one at 4lb; Ryan Mowat, Kirkcaldy, six browns caught and released.