Kinross Trout Fishery, Perth
With 512 fish caught for 174 anglers in the last 7 days and 18 double-figured fish, Kinross is going from strength to strength. With 2 sets of anglers from London flying up over the weekend, anglers from Inver-ness and Fort William and 2 lads travelling up from Newcastle for 2 days, regulars from Galashiels and Hawick, distance for quality doesn’t seem to be an issue as the Grade A doubles from Westmill Hatchery continue.
Notable doubles/catches this week: B. Robertson 15lb (estimated); Stephan Lee 14lb 2oz and 22 fish in 4 hours; Tom Bryce 13lb 7oz (est); David Black 13lb (est); Don Walton from Newcastle 12lb 4oz; Kevin Marshall 11lb 12oz; Kieran Lydon 11lb 11oz; Colin Stewart 11lb and 7lb; John Duncan 11lb 4oz; Mark Fawcett 11lb 4oz; Connor Maguire 10lb 10oz; Steven Ramsay 10lb 9oz; John Scrafton 10lb 8oz; George McCulloch 10lb 2oz; James Brooks 10lb; Angus Hauchie 10lb; B. Haughton 10lb; Rab Bonar 10lb; Tomasz Krajenski with 7 fish for 21lb including one at 6lb; Jack Braken 21 fish in 4 hours; Brian Lockie 20 in 4 hours. Current Troutmasters leaders are Stephen Lee - 14lb 2oz, Neil Kelly - 13lb 1oz, Jack Bracken - 13lb. Juniors, Taylor Graham - 2lb.
Flies catching are Black or Yellow Dancers, Ally’s, dry Olives, Mini Cat’s Whisker, Green/Black Tadpoles, Damsels, Hoppers, Black Buzzers, green/white tailed Millennium Bugs. Baxter is still the water to fish at the moment. Another £346 raised for ‘Help For Heroes’ from cof-fee/Tea donations.
Swanswater Fishery, Stirlingshire
Autumn has definitely arrived with Storm Ali hitting the fFishery on Wednesday and taking down a couple of small trees round the small ponds. The rest of the week saw some windy spells and some calm times and varying temperatures including some cold nights. Fishing conditions were sometimes testing but were excellent at other times. The fish were generally around 5 to 6 feet down in Swanswater but were much shallower in the smaller ponds, sitting around the 2 feet mark. Those fishing Swanswater had most success with lures fished on a fairly slow retrieve, with the fish in the small ponds looking for nymphs or wets fished with a quicker retrieve. Favourite patterns this week included Cat’s Whisker, Yellow Tadpole, Dancer, Ally McCoist, Cormorant, Buzzer, Diawl Bach and Black Pennell. A few anglers also had success with dry flies at certain times. Plenty of golds figure in the catch returns and these very visible fish are a great indication of depth. The cooler temperatures are suiting the tigers and browns as well and several of these are also appearing in anglers’ bags. The Fishery is open from 8am to 7.30pm every day.
Frank Barr, Falkirk, in two visits, caught 8 fish for 18lb 12oz including 3 golds plus 15 released including a big rainbow and 2 tigers; David McMahon, 5 for 12lb including 4 golds and a tiger; Alan Laing, Carluke, 5 for 11lb 12oz including 4 golds and a bBrown, plus 4 released; Rob-ert Watt 4 golds for 10lb 8oz; George Dobbie, Glasgow, 4 golds for 11lb 4oz, plus 6 released; Willie Martin, Stirling, 4 golds for 9lb 4oz from the Meadow Pond; Chris Kerr, East Kilbride, 3 for 10lb including a gold; T.J Falloon, Glasgow, 3 for 8lb 4oz including 2 golds; Bill Wil-liams, Alloa, 3 for 6lb from the Millpond including 2 golds; John Moyes, Bo’ness, 2 tigers for 6lb 8oz; Brian Eadie, Cowie, caught and released 15 in the small ponds; Conor Meiklejohn, Stirling, caught and released 8; Colin Laing caught and released 6; John Michie caught and released 4 including a tiger, a gold and a brown.
Kinross Trout Fishery, Perth