Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside
The weather has again been very changeable and the best results have been to those anglers who have been prepared to change tactics in order to find where the fish were and what they were feeding on. Despite some very low temperatures for the time of year there have still been spells when dry fly patterns have enjoyed considerable suc-cess. Top rod on the Boathouse Pool was Mr Skivington who had an excellent session returning 25 fish; Liam Kirk released 17 fish including two superbly conditioned rainbows estimated at 10lb and 5lb; Mark Beaton returned 15 fish (mainly on dries) and Mr McDonald released 9. Yellow Owl, Shipman’s and various Buzzer patterns took most of the fish.
The Burnside Pool was a little more difficult this week, although plenty of fish were still caught. Tam Costello released 9 in a short morning session, with the best fish being a fine rainbow of 10.50lb, followed by another of 10lb later in the week. Jeff Melville also returned 9 and Jake Gilchrist released 8 in a short evening session. Jim Strachan took 4 fish for a total of 19.50lb including a magnificent rainbow of 13lb. Buzzers accounted for most of the fish but Yellow Owl dries did well and several were taken on a Yellow Dancer.
There was some superb sport on the Bankside Pool. Ian Barlow re-leased 20 fish; Jock Leslie returned 15 whilst Grant Burnett and Scott Watson released 8 each. On Thursday 6 anglers returned a total of 43 fish taken mainly on dries and Buzzers while on Saturday 3 anglers re-turned 26 fish, again mainly on dry fly patterns.
The any legal method pool, Woodside Pool, again fished best to Pow-erbait beneath a float, although spinning produced some of the better fish. On Monday there were 29 fish landed for a combined weight of 48lb.
The ‘Deal of the Week’ is 8 hours catch and release for the cost of 6 hours on the fly-only ponds.
Kinross Trout Fishery, Kinross
With the weather and water heating up the fish are more active on the surface and anglers are catching on dries throughout the day, but es-pecially the last few hours of daylight. With 264 fish netted over the weekend top of the water sport is back on as last year on the 3 fly wa-ters. This weekend sees the Troutmasters Adult and Junior fish-offs al-so taking place on one of the fly waters. Terrestrials such as hawthorns and daddies are now regularly being blown onto the water and sedges and stone flies are making appearances in numbers too.
After the 16lb 8oz fish for Ian Scott other big fish catches into double figures were recorded for: Gary Gormley 14lb 3oz; Bob McAndrew 14lb on the float tube; Colin Bernard 13lb 11oz; Darren Meitr 12lb 14oz; Greg McLaren 12lb 10oz and 3 over 9lb in his 26 fish in a session; Manar 12lb 8oz; Craig Bennett 12lb 8oz; Mo Courtney 11lb 13oz; Rus-sell Dod 12lb 3oz and 11lb; Barry McCue 2 just over 10lb; Robert Pol-lock 10lb 3oz; John Friel 12lb 10oz on the bait water. Best flies are Sedgehogs, G&H Sedges, FABs, Knotted Midge, Hawthorns, Black Foam Beetles, Daddies, Claret and Black Hoppers, Olive Apps and Black Buzzers with yellow or orange/red cheeks.
Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside