Fishery news

FRANDY, Gleneagles: All areas of the fishery are performing well and the top-taking flies and lures have included the Bibio Hopper, Olive Cormorant, Pearly Cormorant and the Kate McLaren. The clubs have been out in force and Bothwell & Blantyre AC kept 68 fish weighing 133lb 5oz, Wellington AC had 46 fish for 105lb and Edinburgh Civil Service AC caught 20 fish for 40lb 12oz. Central Scotland Police AC kept 15 fish weighing 32lb.

HOLL, near Kinross: It was a terrific week for both individual and club anglers alike. On the club front Edinburgh Masonic AC had 19 for 43lb 14oz, North Berwick AC 21 for 59lb 4oz and the Farmers Association AC 30 for 69lb 14oz. T Low from Strathkinnes took four for 10lb 4oz, A Ritchie, Kelty, four for 13lb 4oz, Mr Diamond, Glenrothes, four for 11lb 7oz and Mr Duncan, Kinross, four for 13lb. Mr Docherty, Glenrothes, three for 7lb 11oz, Mr Cowan, Muckhart, five for 11lb and Mr Gonsales, Auchtermuchty, four for 10lb 5oz and returned five. The best lure has been the Coral Dancer followed by the Hot Head Damsel and the top dry patterns have been the Hawthorn and the Black Hopper.

MARKLE, East Lothian: Some really big fish came off last week including a whopper of 18lb 3oz caught by David Mornin from North Berwick and next in line was John MacKay from Leith who used a Hot Headed Damsel to bag one at 16lb. Paul Tweddle from Newcastle had one at 15lb on a Black Blob and H Pringle from Ayrshire also took a 15 pounder on a Black Buzzer. Others taking 'biggies' were Ross Wilson from North Berwick who took one at 12lb on a Montana, Jay Stevenson, Ormiston, one for 10lb on a Black Buzzer, John Robertson, Haddington, one for 12lb on a Damsel Nomad and Brad Muir, Haddington, one for 9lb on a dry Hawthorn. S Sharp from Edinburgh had 20 on catch and release including one at 8lb 8oz and James White, Edinburgh, three for 12lb on Buzzers.

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ORCHILL LOCH, Braco: IT was another good week with plenty of fish being caught on the Diawl Bach, Damsel Nymph, Hare's Ear, Buzzers and various Fritz patterns. Eight-year-old William Moir from Dunblane was very glad his granddad was beside him when he hooked into a 12lb 8oz beautiful rainbow on a Muddler, which nearly pulled him in, but thanks to granddad it was landed safely. John Payne, Tullibody had a lovely 9lb rainbow in his four fish for 17lb on a Black and Green Fritz. The young Swanswater Cygnets had a good morning last Sunday catching 13 fish for 39lb 8oz and the Falcon Fly Fishing Club had a good outing taking 58 fish for 171lb with Dave Wilson taking the heaviest basket for 24lb including a rainbow of 11lb.

SWANSWATER, Stirling: Favourite patterns last week were Dancer, Cat's Whisker, Cormorant, Buzzer, Damsel, Bibio, Kate McLaren and occasionally the Hopper. Those doing well included Robert Henderson, Blantyre, three for 14lb 4oz including an 8lb 8oz Rainbow, Peter Henderson, Cumbernauld, four for 14lb 2oz including a 7lb Blue, William Mair, Camelon, three for 11lb 8oz including a 7lb Rainbow and Bob McLean, Tullibody, four for 14lb 4oz including a 6lb 10oz Blue. John Kirkwood, Glasgow, two for 8lb 12oz including a 6lb 8oz Rainbow, Jimmy Turnbull, Stirling, two for 9lb 4oz including a 6lb 4oz Rainbow, John Montague, Dumbarton, five for 17lb including a 6lb Rainbow and Lorna Kennedy, Stirling, 5lb 8oz Brown. Gordon Todd, Falkirk, four for 13lb including a 4lb 4oz Brown, Alistair Omnet, Dumbarton, three for 10lb including two Browns, bigger one at 3lb 8oz, John Patrick, Kilsyth, five for 14lb 12oz including a 3lb 8oz Brown and Alan Hunter, Alva,ten for 25lb 8oz including a 4lb Rainbow.