Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside
The recent rain has discoloured the Boathouse Pool somewhat but it is steadily clearing and water conditions are improving. Mr Stevens re-turned 10 fish on catch/release while Mr Wilkinson released 6. Most fish were taken on Buzzers (black/silver) or small lures. The Burnside Pool has fished well this week. On Saturday we were again privileged to host Raemoir Angling Club when 13 anglers released 90 fish with 10 fish estimated at over 5lb each. Best fish was a superb rainbow re-turned by Stewart Crockett, which weighed 15lb. Mike Cordiner re-leased another fine rainbow of 10lb. Other notable fish returned during the week were rainbows of 10lb (Mr McCabe) and 8lb (Keith Kydd and Mr Thompson). Mr Brown took 3 fish for a combined weight of 7.50lb. Successful patterns varied greatly from lures through to Buzzers.
There were some excellent catches on the Bankside Pool this week. Mr Sutherland returned 15 fish while Richard Marshall released 13. Frank Sherriff returned 14 fish on Monday and 8 on Thursday, including a nice rainbow of 6lb 10oz. Other decent catches included a bag of 5 fish weighing 13lb for Nick Soave; 3 fish for a combined weight of 10.75lb for Bob Anderson (including a rainbow at 6lb), and 4 fish for a total of 10lb to Mr Rennie, who also returned another 3 fish. Lures were the order of the day with Yellow Dancer being prominent. Black/green pat-terns did well, as did white.
Powerbait fished beneath a float was again the preferred method on the Woodside Pool (any legal method). Mr Lowrie took 2 rainbows for 13lb and Mr Bricknall had 4 rainbows for a combined weight of 6.50lb.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
The weather this week varied a lot with some days cool and calm, oth-ers sunny and breezy, and lots of spells of drizzly rain. Despite the var-iable autumn weather, the fishing conditions were excellent and there was some superb sport to be had. For much of the week the fish were in the top 2 to 3 feet with the golds giving a good indication of depth. The cold wind on Saturday put them down a little but they were still be-ing caught in good numbers. The boats were very successful at certain times, and at other times the Far Bay or the Dam was the place to be. At the breeziest times the fish were to be found downwind. In general an intermediate line fished reasonably slowly was the best tactic with the fish being attracted to lures, nymphs and wets depending on the conditions at the time. Favourite patterns included Dancer (especially Black), Cat’s Whisker, Damsel, Buzzer, Diawl Bach, Cormorant, Claret Bumble, Kate McLaren and Bibio. The Fishery is open every day from 8am to 6pm
Amongst the successful anglers this week were Danny Doherty, from Denny, with 5 fish for 15lb including 3lb 6oz tiger and 2 golds; Mark Kenyon, Menstrie, in 3 visits, 14 for 38lb 12oz including 5 golds; Paul McGlinn, 5 for 14lb 8oz including 3 golds, biggest one at 4lb 8oz; Rob-ert Park, Glasgow, 4 for 12lb 8oz including a blue and 3 golds; Barry Hamilton, Moodiesburn, 4 for 11lb 12oz including 3 golds, biggest one at 4lb; George Dobbie, Glasgow, 4 for 12lb 8oz including 3 golds; Brian Paterson, Cambusbarron, 3 for 11lb 8oz including 2 golds, bigger one at 4lb 8oz; Brian McPeake, Gargunnock, 3 for 10lb 8oz including 2 golds, bigger one at 4lb 8oz; John Moonie, Q1ueenzieburn, 3 for 10lb 4oz including a gold; Frank Barr, Falkirk, in two visits, 6 for 16lb plus 12 released; Ricky Goodwin, Larbert, 3 golds for 8lb; Alex Botezatu, Stir-ling, 2 for 7lb, plus 8 released; Ian Anderson, 2 for 7lb including 4lb gold; Alex Knox, Glasgow, 2 for 6lb 4oz; David McArthur had 4 from the Meadow Pond plus 2 browns returned to Swanswater, one estimated at 6lb; Neil Whitelaw, caught and released 22, including a tiger and a brown; Rab Cochrane, Stirling, caught and released 10; Tony Clarke, Ardrossan caught and released 9; Joe Wood, Beith, caught and re-leased 8; Mark Anderson, Kilsyth, caught and released 8; Gavin Glen caught and released 7 including 4 golds.
Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside