Kinross Trout Fishery, Perth
The last 7 days have been fantastic as the water levels and temperatures have returned to their best. Fish are actively feeding and chasing fry around the margins and are high in the water. Notable anglers/fish this week: David Black - 13lb approx.; Kevin Marshall 11lb 12oz; Kieran Lydon 11lb 11oz; Colin Stewart - 11lb and 7lb; Mark Fawcett – 11lb 4oz; Connor Maguire - 10lb 10oz; Steven Ramsay - 10lb 9oz; John Scrafton - 10lb 8oz and 7lb 4oz; James Brooks - 10lb; Colin Bernard - 9lb 15oz; Mark Davey - 9lb; David Smart - 8lb 12oz and 8lb 4oz; D. McMuchy - 8lb 2oz; K. Clarke 8lb; Tomasz Krajenski with 7 fish for 21lb including one at 6lb; Jack Braken – 21 fish in 4 hours; Brian Lockie 16 in 4 hours; Brian Fernie with nice 8lb fish amongst his 4 for 14lb after a 9lb and 8lb over last 2 weeks; Young Freddy Murray with his first on the fly and into the Junior Troutmasters. For the 7 days the 133 anglers caught 318 fish. Flies catching are Black or Yellow Dancers, Ally’s, dry Olives, mini Cats, Green/Black Tadpoles, Damsels, Black Buzzers, green/white tailed Millennium Bugs. Baxter is still the Water to fish at the moment. Troutmasters currently at Derek Linton – 15lb; Roy Haxton – 13lb; Ian Welsh – 12lb 8oz. Winter League announced starting in October. £346 to add to the previous £175 raised for ‘Help For Heroes’ from Coffee/Tea donations over the last month.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
The week started windy and finished windy with some heavy showers and the odd calm period in between. The large numbers of golds being stocked were only visible occasionally with the fish generally sitting fairly deep, especially during the windy times, which was cold as well, with fish only coming up in the calmer spells. Water clarity remained good, with golds being seen down to about 3 feet, until the heavy rain at the end of the week coloured the water slightly. The small ponds, being more sheltered from the wind, fished better than Swanswater on the wilder days. With the water temperature dropping back to under 12 degrees, the brown trout are now starting to be caught again, with a couple of large specimens being released along with several others featuring in the catch returns. The usual mix of lures were taking fish, including Dancer, Cat and Humungus, along with a selection wets and nymphs, with Black Pennell and Diawl Bach being the most productive. The fishery is now closing at 7.30pm.
Robert Smith, from Falkirk, caught 2 fish for 10lb including a 7lb rainbow and a tiger; Barry Little, Peebles, 4 for 10lb 4oz; Mick Stubberfield, Stirling, 3 for 9lb 8oz including a gold; Mike Chubb, Stirling, 3 for 9lb including a 5lb tiger and 2 golds, plus 3 released; George Dobbie, Glasgow, 3 for 8lb 8oz including a gold; Willie Nyguist, Stirling, 3 for 7lb 12oz including 2 golds from the Millpond; Dirk Van Roogen, 3 golds for 7lb plus a brown released; Brian McPeake, Gargunnock, 2 for 6lb including a tiger; Alan Knox, Peebles, 3 for 6lb 8oz including 2 golds all from the Meadow Pond; Alex Botezatu, Stirling, 2 for 6lb 8oz including a gold plus 2 released; Dave Thorburn, Peebles, 5lb brown; Conor Meiklejohn, Stirling, 8 released.
Kinross Trout Fishery, Perth