Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside
It’s staring to feel a bit more like Autumn over this past week with the nights stating to draw in and slightly cooler during the days at times. This has helped with the fishing on the whole with the fish starting to become a bit more active. Some of the rain recently has helped with keeping the water topped up and pretty clear across the ponds. The Boathouse has been fishing very consistently with most anglers getting among the fish. The methods have been fairly well varied with all the usual tactics working at times. The fish have been moving around a bit but the top end of the pond seems to be the most consistent area. Mr Milne had a great result landing 20 fish mostly on a Floating Fry and a couple on Buzzers. Mr Barr had 18 on a FAB and Buzzers with one around 8lb. Mr McAllen did well with a mini Olive Snake landing 14 fish with one around 10lb and one around 12lb.
The Burnside has seen some anglers doing very well and some seem to be struggling at times. There seems to be a lot of fish in the top foot of water then it is a bit barren until you get to around 4-5 feet where the rest of the fish seem to be holding. Mr Birse had a couple of excellent trips landing 22 and 15 fish while fishing a Black Beetle or a Floating Fry. Mr Watson took 13 on a bloodworm and a fab. Mr Jenkins had 2 for 5lb and put back 9 including one of 7lb on Damsels.
The Bankside has been fishing well recently but hasn’t seen may rods on it. Mr Leslie did well on dries taking 8 fish in a very short space of time. Mr Horne had 2 for 6lb and put back 2. Mr Sherriff had 12 on a mix of dries and Spiders.
The Woodside has been fishing really well with lots of good fish coming off with an average size of over 2lb being caught. Powerbait is still the best bait at the moment fished on the float around 5 feet deep. Over the weekend we had a total of 52 anglers land 114 fish for a total of 248lb. The biggest fish of the week was caught by Mr Whyte with a 7lb 3oz rainbow caught on sweetcorn.
Glen or Rothes Trout Fishery, Grampian
Road done and edges of lochs looking tidy and clean. Fishing continues to see good catches with many starters seeing their first fish on the end of their lines which is encouraging for them in their new hobby. Fish are still close to the surface and taking off the top. Usually there is a lull during the summer where lures take over, but not this year as the fish have been feeding topside for months now. Plenty of insect life about and the fish are taking advantage.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
The changeable weather continued this week but despite some heavy downpours, the water clarity remains very good with water temperature sitting at 14oC. The fish were in the top 3 feet of the water for most of the week, only going deeper on odd occasions. They were on and off the feed depending on time of day and what conditions were at the time. Most of the natural feed is very small and the hatches are also small. When the fish were feeding, buzzers, wets and dries were working well, but when they were off the feed, lures were needed to tempt them. The golds continue to be very visible and are providing a lot of good sport and a certain amount of frustration! A few browns are being seen and caught but they are generally pretty hard to tempt at the moment.
Alex Wilkie and son, Alexander, Coatbridge, caught 5 fish for 12lb including a blue and 2 golds, plus 7 caught and released; Frank Barr, Falkirk, 4 for 11lb; Danny Doherty, Denny, 4 for 9lb 8oz including 3 golds; Alan Laing, Carluke, 3 for 11lb 8oz including a 5lb 14oz rainbow; George Dobbie, Glasgow, 3 for 9lb including a gold; Henry Fulton, Greenock, 3 for 8lb including 2 golds, plus 2 caught and released; John Mathieson, Doune, 3 for 7lb 8oz including a gold; John Jardine, 3 for 7lb 4oz including a blue and a gold, plus 1 caught and released; Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 2 for 7lb 12oz including a gold; Tommy Wilson, Alexandria, 2 for 6lb 8oz; Jim Craig, Balloch, 2 browns for 5lb 8oz; Rab Bonar, Alva, a 3lb brown; Alan Kirkham, Glasgow, caught and released 8 fish; Steve Irwin caught and released 7; Tim Gellaitry, Stirling, caught and released 5; Robert Smith caught and released 4 including a brown.