Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery, Grampian
Fish are still high in the water, despite the wetter weather, and taking off the top which has been the norm for months. It’s been a great year for the dries with CdCs, Hoppers, Black Gnats, White Moths and Buzzers all doing well. The top fly overall has been a Kate McLaren, never to be left out of any fly box. This week blue rainbows have been taking well. Graham Gibson took a beauty at 7lb 8oz and took him down to the backing a few times. Andrew McIvor had a 4lb 9oz blue and others were caught and released.
The last day of the Kids Academy will be on October 1 and they have really come on. They had a great day on Sunday catching well on the main lochs with Christopher Anderson taking 6 fish.
The Fritz and Flies Competition is on October 8 and you can enter as a single angler or a pair. There final is at Chatton fishery and there are lots of cash prizes. The Glenbuies Club will be having a competition with the lads who are travelling from the north east on October 7 at Millbuies and the Glen.
Millbuies Trout Fishery, Grampian
Now that the nights are drawing in there are no more evening sessions and only the day session remains. Fishing has been good with again dries and wets doing well for anglers.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
There was a lot of sport enjoyed 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 8pm every evening.
Alex Botezatu, from Stirling, caught 2 fish for 11lb including a 7lb 4oz rainbow; Barry Hamilton, Muirhead, 4 for 11lb 8oz including 3 golds, biggest one at 4lb 4oz; Cameron Brown, 3 for 8lb 8oz, plus 2 caught and released; Frank Barr, Falkirk, in two visits, 6 for 15lb 8oz, plus 8 caught and released; Tom Martin, in two visits, 6 for 14lb 8oz; Tam Baillie, Kincardine, 3 golds for 7lb 8oz; William Williams, Alloa, 3 for 7lb from the Meadow Pond; Francis Monaghan 2 for 7lb 8oz; Chris Godfrey, a 4lb rainbow; Andy McBride, in two visits, caught and released 18; Jordan Duncan, Denny, caught and released 6.