Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside
The ponds are still in need of some heavy rain to flush them out. Water-temperatures and algae levels are reducing, which should help overall catches. Jake Gilchrist, one of our junior ticket holders, enjoyed another fine session – returning 6 fish including a superb double figured rainbow. Ian Barlow also had a successful morning, releasing 8 fish. Buzzers, various Daddy Longlegs patterns and small dries were the order of the day. On the Burnside Pool Ian Gordon lead the way with an excellent result, returning 16 fish. Jock Leslie also did well releasing 8 in a short session. Yellow-based patterns had the best outcome.
The best fish off the Bankside Pool this week was a fine rainbow weighing in at 7.50lb. This was part of a 4-fish total weighing 15lb and was shared by Mr Short and Mr Ferguson. Other decent catches included 7 fish returned by Paul Ember and 6 fish released by Mr Melton. Powerbait again dominated catches on the Woodside Pool (any legal method) with maggots also producing some decent results. Raj took 3 fish for 4lb; Mr Kirk took 2 fish for 4lb; Jennifer, Mr Matthew and Mr Wilkie all had 2 fish for 3.50lb each.
On Friday September 7 our very own Sports Manager Grant Osler, represented Scotland in the SANACC International on Llyn Brenig, Wales. Not only did the Scotland Team win the gold medal (with 79 fish for 164lb 15.375oz) but Grant was top rod.
Kingennie was delighted to host the Tesco fishing and golf outing on Friday September 7. The feedback was positive with everyone enjoying their day out and we hope to see a repeat next year.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
As the water temperature continues to drop the fishing continues to improve, although there are still times when it is hard to tempt the fish. The fish were at varying depths this week – at times they were just below the surface but at other times they were being caught around 5 feet down. The golds are always a good indicator as to where the fish are, being visible in the top 3 feet; if they can’t be seen then it is an indication that all the fish are sitting deeper. Fish were being taken all round the main pond but the dam area and the boats tended to be better than other parts. A wide variety of flies were working with anything from lures fished deep to nymphs and wets fished higher in the water to dries taking fish. Favourite patterns included Tadpole, Dancer, Humungus, Damsel, Buzzer, Bloodworm, Montana, Cormorant, Soldier Palmer and Black Pennell. The Fishery is still open every day from 8am to 8pm
Frank Barr, Falkirk, in three visits, caught 8 fish for 26lb including 6lb 12oz rainbow and 6 golds, plus 12 released; Douglas Murray, Bridge of Allan, 6lb rainbow; Sean and Mark McGill, Airdrie, took 7 golds from the Meadow Pond, plus 9 released; Barry Little, Peebles, 5 for 14lb including a tiger and 3 golds, plus 1 released; Alan Knox, Peebles, 5 for 12lb 4oz including 4 golds; Billy Allison, Whitburn, 5 golds for 10lb 4oz from the Millpond; Sean Dyer and Keir Thompson, Dundee, shared 4 for 10lb 4oz including 3 golds; Mick Stubberfield, Stirling, in two visits, 3 tigers for 10lb 8oz; Brian McPeake, Gargunnock, 3 for 9lb 4oz including 2 tigers, one at 4lb, and a gold; Keith Muckersie, Peebles, 3 for 9lb 4oz including a tiger and a gold; Jim McInnes, Falkirk, 3 golds for 8lb 10oz; Alan Whitton, Stirling, 3 for 8lb 8oz including 2 tigers; Marius Botezatu, Stirling, 3 tigers for 8lb, plus 5 released; Brian Welsh, Stenhousemuir, 2 for 6lb 2oz including a tiger and a gold; Scott Pearsey, caught and released 7; Andrew Johnston caught and released 6; Harry Haggarty fishing from his float-tube, caught and released 5 including 2 tigers; Neil Whitelaw caught and released 5 including 4 golds.
Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside