Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside
Despite some horrific Arctic weather, the resort has been open for fishing on most days. However, angling numbers have naturally been well down. Top rod on the Boathouse was Mr Hogg who returned a very creditable 10 fish. James Smith found a Hare’s Ear worked well, releasing 4 fish in a short session. Scott Watson likewise had a short outing on the Burnside but managed 3 fish on Buzzers, the largest a fine rainbow estimated at 10lb. Dave Whitecross also returned 3 in a morning session, taken on Yellow Dancer while Nick Soave took 3 rainbows for a total of 6.50lb. Frank Sherriff again did well on the Bankside pool returning 3 fish with the best being a superb rainbow of 9lb 2oz.
The any legal method pool, the Woodside, received minimal attention but Mr Snowden landed 2 rainbows for 5lb. Float-fished Powerbait or Mepps type spinners are producing the best results.
Although conditions are still on the rough side our fishery is open and we look forward to seeing you.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
With the ‘Beast from the East’ hitting hard midweek the Fishery was closed from Wednesday to Saturday. After a lot of hard work clearing the platforms and car park of lying and drifted snow, we managed to open for business on Sunday and hope to stay open as the aerators should cope with any sub-zero temperatures the remaining winter has to throw at us. With very few anglers venturing out there is not much to report although some of those who fished did very well with last Monday being a the best day. The fish were generally deep in the water due to the very low temperature and were taking small lures or nymphs.
Amongst those who braved the weather were Robert Smith, Falkirk, with 2 fish for 9lb 8oz including a 5lb rainbow, plus 2 released; Billy Allison, Whitburn, 5 for 12lb from the Meadow Pond including 2 blues; Derek Russell, Bathgate, 5 for 12lb 8oz from the Meadow Pond, including a blue and a gold, plus 3 golds released; Alec Knox, Glasgow, 3 for 11lb 4oz; Robert Anderson, Longriggend, 2 for 8lb 8oz; Gregor Bulloch, Falkirk, 2 for 7lb 8oz including a gold, plus 1 released; Greg McPhillips, Dunipace, caught and released 10; Noel Whitelaw, Dunipace, caught and released 7; Scott Anderson, Kilsyth, caught and released 5; Robert Cochrane returned a gold estimated at 7lb. Many other anglers caught and released up to 3 fish.