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Forbes of Kingennie Fishery
23rd September 2012
) It really feels as if autumn is starting set in at Forbes of Kingennie and the cooler weather has made all the difference with all the ponds starting to fish really well.
The Boathouse has remained very clear with fish visibly following flies then turning away. Floating lines and lures are still the most popular method; small nymphs are still taking their fair share of fish also. The average size continues to be just over 5lb with the best fish this week taken by Mr Peterson with a rainbow of 8lb 12oz on a mini Hothead Damsel.
The fish in the Bankside really showing signs of switching onto the fry now with numbers of fish on the north bank and the dam wall to be seen crashing into fry shoals. The water is as clear as it has been all year making presentation very important when fishing small flies. Lure have taken most of the fish this week with a Cat’s Whiskers being the most successful pattern but most flies have been taking fish. Mr Gordon braved the high winds for 3 hours on Monday morning resulting in 12 fish with the best a 4lb rainbow.
The Woodside has been fishing very well with most anglers catching their limits the best method continues to be Powerbait but with the cooler weather the float is catching well as well as spinners. There are still some bigger fish being caught with the best fish over the weekend being a 3lb 11oz rainbow caught by Mr Walton in his bag of 4 fish for 9lb
The Burnside has been fishing very well with most methods catching fish. Lures such as the Hothead Damsel and the Bleeding Cat are taking lots of fish as well as nymphs and dries. The water is still very clear and this has helped the fishing now that the water is cooling. The best fish taken this week was a 4lb 9oz rainbow taken by Mr Heenan. One lodge guest Mr Parsons had a very productive session taking 15 fish on a UV Cat all in the space of a couple of hours.
15th September 2012
It seems as though the Osprey has probably commenced its migration to Africa as it hasn't made its usual visits to Kingennie this week. However, the winter robin has arrived and has already been in the shop to search for food. Clear water conditions a large amount of natural food has made fishing quite challenging but very interesting. Despite this there have been some excellent catches from all the ponds. Several blue trout have been landed; these are solid fish and in superb condition.
Lures have been the main takers in the Boathouse Pool with the Yellow Dancer and black/green colours achieving the best results. Tom Duncan had four fish for 23lbs 8oz and the majority of fish have been in the 5-6lbs range with the occasional bigger specimen showing. Even larger fish have been sighted but have evaded capture. The Burnside Pool produced well early and later in the week but had a dour spell around midweek. Successful flies varied from CDCs, through Hoppers and Buzzers to small lures. The Woodside, any legal method pond, finished the week strongly with Powerbait and maggots accounting for some limit bags. On the Bankside Hoppers and Floating Fry have had success with catches mirroring those of the Burnside.
On Sunday the fishery were delighted to again host the Casting for Recovery day; this proved to be a great success with everyone enjoying themselves. A big "THANK YOU" to all involved.
9th September 2012
The fishing last week at Kingennie has been fairly tricky with water clarity on all ponds very good. The Boathouse anglers have been frustrated by fish following flies for the whole of a retrieve and then turning away at the last moment. Lures and intermediate lines have taken most of the fish but a few rods have had good returns with big dries like Foam Daddies and the Daddy Hog. Fish on the boathouse have been averaging 5lb with the biggest fish a rainbow of just over 10lb. Mr Bairner had a great return last week with 4 fish weighing in at 34lb with the biggest an immaculate fish weighing 10lb 10oz
The Burnside Pool has been just as tricky with water clarity very good anglers have had to scale down on leader strength and fly size. Floating lines have been the line to use with the fish cruising just under the surface. Flies that have done well this week have been small Buzzers, various CDC patterns and mini Hot Head Damsels.
The Bankside has had a fairly mixed week with the fish switching from sipping on small naturals to chasing and bashing into fry patterns. Floating lines are still the line of choice with the fish not too far below the surface again with the clear water there has been a need to scale down on the strength of leader but not too much as there have been some bigger than average fish coming out as well as some lovely blue trout.
The Woodside Pool anglers have been faced with the same difficulties as the fly anglers with the water clarity being very good. Anglers have needed to use much lighter line than normal which has resulted in a few lost fish. Baits that have worked well on Woodside have been worms and Powerbait and the killer fly of the week has been the Orange Nomad.
4th September 2012
The somewhat more settled weather has resulted in clearer water & some excellent returns on all ponds.
On the Boathouse Pool intermediate lines and small lures have achieved the best results although some decent fish have also been taken on small dries. Hot Head Damsel and the Yellow Dancer have probably been the favourites with more fish beginning to show up in the 8-10lbs range. A few even larger ones were lost towards the end of the week.
Burnside has fished best early in the morning with Buzzers presented on the "washing line". Small nymphs have also produced good results and catches have included some blue trout, which have been in superb condition.
Powerbait (lime green or orange) and spinners have sorted out the better fish on the Woodside Pond (any legal method) with fish averaging close to 2lbs. Catches included six fish for 11lbs 12oz from Messrs. Currie & Jordan. On Friday four anglers had ten fish between them for a total of 19lbs120z.
The Bankside Pool has been a bit grumpy during the day but evenings have witnessed some excellent catches including several superb blue trout. Consistently good results have been achieved on a Spottiswoode Special as modified by one of our regular visitors.
As September progresses it is likely that the rainbows will turn to feeding on fry.
9th July 2012
Like most of the country Kingennie has not enjoyed the best of weather recently with steady rain leading to some discoloured water for a while. However, there have still been days when good catches have been recorded and the extra food brought down in the floods is helping the fish pack on weight.
The Boathouse Pond has been worst affected in clarity so lures have been the order of the day with Hot Head Damsels and the Black Fritz being the favourites. Individuals within the Ogilvie party had two rainbows for 9lbs & the Lax group two for 8lbs 4oz.The Burnside Pond witnessed some incredible evening rises during caenis hatches with fish dimpling huge areas of the surface. However, catching them was not easy. At other times the fishing has been hectic with many falling to Hot Head Damsels, Fritz and various Dancer patterns. The Bankside Pond has retained the best water clarity with catch and release anglers doing particularly well. Craig Horsburgh took a dozen on a variety of dry flies and young Robert had 9 on Buzzers and Hoppers. Sedges have produced some action during brief hatches. The Woodside Pond has recorded some above average catches with the Addisons taking six fish for 12lbs 8oz and the Watsons landing five fish for 11lbs 8oz. Best results have been on orange Powerbait and Mepps spinners.
2nd July 2012
The weather might not be that summery at Forbes of Kingennie but it hasn't affected the fishing one bit. The good flush of water last week has really helped the ponds back to fool height and the fishing has really benefited.
The Boathouse has been holding a bit of colour but the fish have been quite active and again most lures have been taking fish with Cat’s Whiskers or Yellow Dancers being the most popular at the moment. The best fish this week was taken by Mr Norrie with an 8lb 13oz rainbow caught on an Orange Blob.
The Burnside has also been a wee bit coloured and lures have been the best method intermediate lines with a Cat’s Whisker or a Damsel have been taking most of the fish there are still plenty fish coming out on the dry fly as well when the weather has suited.
The Bankside has probably been fishing the best with lots of fish coming out to most methods. Buzzers and Nymphs fished on the washing line has been by far the best. but Damsels and lures are still taking fish – however, they seem to be shying away and just nipping at the flies. Again dries are catching a lot of fish when the weather has been right.
The Woodside Pool has been fishing well with Powerbait still proving to be the best bait. There are still fish falling to worms and the spinner but they just haven't been so effective Mr Bradley had a great day with his two sons on Sunday taking 6 fish for 11lb with the biggest being a 3lb 12oz specimen caught on Green Powerbait.
12th June 2012
The unsettled weather this week at Forbes of Kingennie hasn't affected the fishing much with good numbers of fish coming off all the ponds. The osprey has been back very regularly recently but isn't staying for long - one dive and he usually has his fish and is off again.
The Bankside has been very consistent with most methods taking a few fish, lures such as the Damsel and the Blob are catching a few but Nymphs and Dries have been the method. Small Hare’s Ears have been the best nymph as well as small Shuttlecocks and the always reliable Floating Fry when things get desperate. The largest fish this week was taken by Mr Barr with a rainbow at 7lb 9oz on a Shuttlecock Buzzer.
The clarity in the Boathouse has been very good but and intermediate line and small Damsels have been very consistent as well as small Cat’s Whiskers. The best bag this week came to Mr Humphries with 4 fish for 23lb with the best fish weighing 8lb 6oz.
The fish in the Burnside have been very well spread with fish being taken on almost any method from big lures to Buzzers to Dries. However the smaller approach has defiantly been more productive. Mr Chalmers had a great mornings sport on Saturday taking 4 fish for 7lb and then returned a further 13 with most falling to a mixture of Dries and the Diawl Bach.
The Woodside has been very good for those that are willing to face the wind; most of the fish have been getting caught fishing right into the wind with Powerbait still being the top bait.
Week Ending 10th June 2012
The fishing this week at Kingennie has been very good with most of the sport happening on the surface. The Bankside Pond has fished best of all with good hatches coming off through the day with small CDC’s, Shipman’s Buzzer, Sugar Cube Shipman’s and various other dries have all taken their share of the fish. When things have slowed down on the surface mini lures fished on a sink tip have also took a lot of fish. On the Boathouse it has been mainly lures on intermediate lines with Hot Head Damsels, Gold Head Skunks and the Cat’s Whiskers all doing the damage. The Burnside Pond has seen good rises during the evening but is fishing very well to Buzzers during the day. On the Woodside Pond the fish have been sitting fairly deep so ledgered Power Bait has worked very well. Spinning with small Mepps has also been a good method but fairly light line is needed or fish will follow but turn away at the last minute.
6th March 2012
Despite the very poor weather there was a great turn out on the Bankside Pool for the Maggie’s Fundraiser last weekend when the hardy anglers braved the wind and rain. The gin clear water also made things difficult but with the standard of angler being very high most managed to land a few fish. Kingennie staff member Colin Martin was in the lead for most of the day but was pushed into 2nd place on the last peg by S. Cairns who managed to land 13 for the day to Colin’s very respectable catch of 11. Most of the fish caught in the competition were on lures fished with sink tip or intermediate lines.
The Boathouse Pool continues to fish well although the water is extremely clear. Some nice bags of fish were taken this week with the average size of the fish being 4lb with the biggest of the week going to 9lbs 8oz - nearly all of the fish this week have been taken on lures.
The Burnside Pool has fished well with most of the action being in the top few feet of water. Small natural flies with floating lines have taken most of the fish with the odd fish being caught deep on slow fished lures. The average weight last week was just under 2lbs.
29th January 2012
The cold weather doesn't seem to of put the fish off at Forbes of Kingennie this week with all the ponds really fishing well. The Bankside has been on really good form with fish being caught from all over the pond rather than just in the bays. The water at the moment is very clear which has made it slightly harder but most methods have been taking fish. Lures on an intermediate have been the most popular method with the Cat’s Whisker being the most used. Buzzers have been very consistent with Okey Dokey and plain black being the most successful.The Burnside is just as clear but lures on an intermediate have definitely been the method to use. The Black and Green Fritz and the Yellow Dancer have been the most used fly but most lures are taking fish. Mr Whyte had an excellent result on Friday with 2 fish for 5lb and returning a further 13. The Boathouse continues to be dominated by lures again most colours have been successful but it seems that a faster retrieve has been the key to catching. Mr Barlow had a fine bag of fish with 4 for 25lb 8oz with the best being a lovely rainbow at 9lb 1oz.
The Woodside haven't been too busy but those who have fished have been rewarded with some quite easy fishing. Powerbait is by far the best method at the moment with most fish being caught down by the inflow pipes. Mr Jackson took the best fish this week with a 3lb 11oz rainbow taken on ledgered orange Powerbait.
22nd January 2012
The fishing last week at Kingennie has been excellent if not a little difficult as the water on all ponds is gin clear which has forced anglers to refine their approach. On the Boathouse Pond a few of the bigger fish come out with Joe Westland adding to his recent hauls. Since the turn of the year he has managed to tempt two doubles with fish of 12lb 4oz and his new personal best - a rainbow of 13lb 11oz. Most fish coming off the Boathouse have been caught on Black and Green lures fished on intermediate lines. The Burnside continues to fish well with anglers taking fish on a wide range of flies and lines - fishing floating line with dries and emergers and blobs and lures on sinkers and intermediates have been good. The Bankside is mainly fishing to small natural flies fished in the top couple of feet of water; water clarity is very good with anglers really having to scale down on fly size and leader diameter. The Woodside Pool has not been too busy with bait anglers but those who have fished have had good returns with green Powerbait fished on the bottom.
8th January 2012
The fishing this week at Forbes of Kingennie has been steady with high winds and some heavy rain colouring the water but it hasn't put the fish off to much. The Boathouse has continued to fish well with most fish falling to lures such as the Yellow Dancer, Black and Gold Humungous and Apps Bloodworm taking most fish. The Burnside has been the most coloured with most fish being taken on either black lures or the ever consistent Orange Blob. As the water clarity has improved there have been quite a few fish coming out on Black Buzzers as well. The fish in the Bankside have nearly all been coming out to Nymphs, small Flashback Diawl Bachs and the Hares Ear. The Woodside has been very consistent at the moment with nearly all the fish falling to power bait although the worm and spinner are still taking fish.
1st January 2012
The end of the year finished very well at Forbes of Kingennie with the Hogmanay Competition bringing the year to an end. The Boathouse and Burnside ponds held competitions and with a good turn out on both ponds the competition was set to be fierce. On the Boathouse Pond the prize for biggest bag went to Bruce Martin who managed a great basket weighing 21lbs 7oz but he was pipped by Boab Miller for the big fish prize by only a few ounces to Bob’s fish of 8lbs 3oz. On the Burnside Pond the prizes were taken by George Birse who managed the biggest fish and the biggest bag. Most of the fish taken were on lures teamed with intermediate lines. The Bankside Pool is also fishing very well at the moment. the fish have been chasing around the bays hammering into fry any kind of lure or fry patterns are working well when teamed with floating line or midge tip. The Bait Pond has seen fish keen to hit spinners, very small Mepps or very small Toby style lures have been taking a lot of fish but they will still gulp down a ball of Powerbait if offered at the right depth. The Forbes of Kingennie management thank you for all your support over the past year and hope to see you all again in the near future – Happy New Year from Jonnie and Grant and all the team.
18th December 2011
The ice is proving to be a slight inconvenience to the anglers at Forbes of Kingennie.
The Bankside has been the worse effected but the bays have stayed clear with most of the ice being on the dam wall. The staff has been out daily breaking it which seems to be making all the difference. The Black and Green lure is still taking most of the fish but Buzzers fished on a washing line have also been very effective. The Burnside has been fine with just a small amount of ice in one corner. This hasn't affected the fishing with lots of fish coming to Damsels and Black and Green lures fished slowly on a floating line.
The Woodside has continued to fish very well with Powerbait being to best method by far. Mr Walls took a 3lb 7oz rainbow on Powerbait eggs under the float on Sunday.
The Boathouse has stayed very clear and ice free which has really helped with most anglers managing to get fish. Most lures on an intermediate seem to be working with the best fish things week taken by Boab Miller with a very silvery rainbow weighing 8lb.
There are still a couple of spaces left for the completion on the 31st on December for both the Burnside and the Boathouse if you are interested in fishing it please call the shop on 01382 350777/ 350213 for more details.
4th December 2011
Winter has definitely set in at Forbes of Kingennie and it has made a noticeable difference to the fishing.
The Bankside is still fishing well with black and green lures being the top fly. Small Bloodworms and Flash Back Nymphs have also taken a lot of fish when they shy off the lures.
The Burnside continues to produce lots of fish with most of them falling to lures. Again black and green has been very popular with the Orange Blobs taking its share as well Bloodworms and Black Buzzers. Some good bags of fish up to 3lb have been coming off with people returning up to 20 fish per day.
The Boathouse has been quite but those who have fished it have had some good bags of fish with the average being around 6lb. Again lures on an intermediate are the proving to be the best method with White Cats and the Orange Fritz being the most popular patterns.
On Saturday the 31st of December there is a Hogmanay completion on the Boathouse and Burnside with cash prizes for heaviest bag and heaviest fish. Lunch will be provided and will be starting at 9am there are still places available so please call to book a space on 01382 350777/350213 to avoid disappointment
13th November 2011
The fishing last week at Forbes of Kingennie was been very good with some great catches being recorded from all the ponds with the Bankside being particularly productive. The heavy rain has caused some water clarity problems in the Burnside and the Boathouse but it is clearing well.
The top method in the Boathouse this past week has been an intermediate line teamed up with a lure; there has been no killer fly but most lures such as the Hot Head Damsels, Black and Green Fritz and the Apps Bloodworm are all working well. The biggest fish of the week was an 8lb 11oz rainbow taken by Mr Whyte on a White and Green Nomad.
The Burnside has continued to produce lots of fish with lots of fish over the 2lb mark. An intermediate line with Black and Green lures, Orange Blobs and Yellow Dancers have taken lots of fish. A small Blob and a Bloodworm fished under the bung has also been very popular. Young Robert Hughes had a great session releasing 10 fish and keeping 2 for 6lbs and 1 at 4lbs 4oz all taken on lures.
The Woodside is still fishing very well with the odd bigger fish up to 4lbs still being caught. The best method of late has been Powerbait in either green or orange. The best bag this week was taken by lodge guest Mr Smart with 4 for 10lbs.
The Bankside has really been on good form with lots of fish getting caught on a number of methods. When the weather has been warm they have been on the surface with Buzzers fished on a washing line and even Dries have taken fish. The Hot Head Damsel has continued to catch lots of fish as well. Season ticket holder Ian Barlow had a very successful taking 36 fish in two short days fishing.
30th October 2011
Heavy rain disrupted the fishing at Kingennie during the early part of the week. However, as the days progressed so too did the quality of the returns, which included some good bags of fish and several specimens. By the weekend the water had cleared & levels were near perfect. There was plenty of action on lures as the trout began to switch on to feeding on fry.
The Boathouse produced a number of decent returns including two fish for 12lbs for Mr. Paul, Mr. Kidd had 2 for 11lbs 12oz and Mr. Smith caught 2 for 11llbs. Nomads and Hot-Head Damsels were amongst the top flies, especially when coupled with a swift retrieve.
On Burnside a number of fish in excess of 2lbs 8oz were taken and catches included Mr. Wilson with 5 for 12lbs, Mr. Thomson took 4 for 7lbs 8oz and Mr. Busher had 4 for 7lbs 8oz.
The Bankside returned high numbers of fish to a wide variety of flies including Buzzers, Viva, Diawl Bach and Floating Fry. Best of the catches included 4 fish for 10lbs for Mr. Jackson, Mr. May had 2 for 4lbs 8oz, Mr. Howlett took 2 for 4lbs 8oz and R Spence had two for 6lbs including a rainbow weighing 4lbs.
The all legal method pond, the Woodside enjoyed some excellent fishing with a number of fish in excess of 2lbs being taken. Pride of place went to six year old Daniel Castro who landed a 4lbs 4oz rainbow on his brand new rod with green Powerbait being the successful attractant. Congratulations to Daniel!
4th October 2011
Autumn has really set in at Forbes of Kingennie and the cooler weather has made all the difference with all the ponds starting to fish really well. The Boathouse has remained very clear with fish visibly following flies then turning away. Floating lines and lures are still the most popular method; small nymphs are also taking their fair share of fish. The average size continues to be just under 5lb with the best fish this week taken by C Boyd with a rainbow of 8lb 12oz on a Mini Cat.
The fish in the Bankside have really switched onto the fry now with large numbers of fish in the second bay and in the middle to be seen crashing into fry shoals. If you can reach them most fry patterns and lures have been taking them. Dry flies have also been very consistent with Black Beetles and Sedge patterns taking good numbers of fish. The best fish this week was taken by Mr Sawers with a brownie estimated between 8 or 9lb the fish was taken on a small Dry Sedge before being returned.
The Woodside has been very consistent with most anglers catching their limits. The best method continues to be the worm with spinners a close second. For some reason Powerbait hasn't been as effective as it usually is but still taking its share of trout. The best bag this week was taken Mr Fyfe and his son with 8 trout for 12lb 12oz all on the spinner.
The Burnside has been fishing very well with most methods catching fish. Lures such as the Hothead Damsel and the Bleeding cat are taking lots of fish as well as Nymphs and Dries. The water is still very clear and this has helped the fishing now that the water is cooling. The best fish taken this week was a 6lb 9oz rainbow taken by G Birse. One lodge guest, Mr Parsons, had a very productive session taking 15 fish on a UV Cat all in the space of a couple of hours.
28th September 2011
Last week the fishing at Kingennie has been fairly tricky with water clarity on all ponds very good. The Boathouse anglers have been frustrated by fish following flies for the whole of a retrieve and then turning away at the last moment. Lures and intermediate lines have taken most of the fish but a few rods have had good returns with big dries like Foam Daddies and the Daddy Hog. Fish on the Boathouse have been averaging 5lb with the biggest fish a rainbow of just over 8lb, Ronnie Masson was the lucky angler who managed to land the fish despite breaking the tip of his rod during the fight.
The Burnside Pool has been just as tricky with good water clarity meaning anglers have had to scale down on leader strength and fly size. Floating lines have been the line to use with the fish cruising just under the surface. Flies that have done well this week have been small Buzzers, various CDC patterns and mini Hot Head Damsels. The Bankside has had a fairly mixed week with the fish switching from sipping on small naturals to chasing and bashing into fry patterns. Floating lines are still the line of choice with the fish not too far below the surface again with the clear water there has been a need to scale down on the strength of leader.
The Woodside Pool anglers have been faced with the same difficulties as the fly anglers with the water clarity being very good. Anglers have needed to use much lighter line than normal which has resulted in a few lost fish. Baits that have worked well on Woodside have been worms and Powerbait and the killer fly of the week has been the Orange Nomad.
11th September 2011
The fishery has been fishing well over the past week with all ponds taking good numbers of fish. The cooler weather and flush of freshwater over the last week has made the fishing easier. The Bankside is at last getting back on form with most anglers coming off with their fish. Most methods have been taking fish but Buzzers and Dries are the top method with small Black and Olive Buzzers and the CDC being the favoured patterns. Black and red lures and the White Humongous have also taken lots of fish. also. The top catches this week have been L Smart with 4 for 10lb and 9 returned, D Cox 2 for 5lbs and 11 returned and D Smith 10 returned.
The Boathouse has been fishing well but it has been hard work with the need to go down in fly size and line weight to get the results. The top method has been nymphs such as the Cruncher and small lures such as the Montana and the Damsel Nymph. The top bags this week have been I Meldrum with 4 for 22lbs – best 8lbs and T Morgan 2 for 12lbs – best 7lbs 8oz.
The Woodside has been producing lots and lots of fish to a number of methods but the worm still seems to be the most popular. Power bait and sweet corn have still been taking their fair share of the fish. The top bags have been N Brown with 6 for 9lbs, D Whiteford 4 for 6lbs and the Drury Lodge AC took 36 fish for 64lb.
The Burnside has been fishing very consistently with very good numbers of fish coming out. They are being caught on most methods with Buzzers (olive) and Crunchers being the best option. Lures are still taking plenty of fish but smaller flies seem to be more effective. Damsels, mini Yellow Dancers and Cormorants have been the top lures. One of the brig browns was caught and released through the week with a weight estimated at 10-12lba. The top bags this week have been R Watson with 4 for 6lb and 10 returned, D Bett 2 for 4lbs and 8 returned and C Donaldson 11 returned.
4th September 2011
Last week the fishing at Forbes of Kingennie has been steady with the weather really affecting the fishing. When the sun has been out the fish have been very picky with very small flies being needed but when it has cooled down most small dries and nymphs have been taking their share of fish. There were two ospreys on the ponds on Friday taking a fish each then both were seen flying south so we probably won’t see them again this year, hopefully they will return next year.
The Boathouse has been crystal clear making the fishing very interesting. The top flies have been a Yellow Dancer and a Red Diawl Bach. Other flies such as the ever reliable Miller Skunk and a small White Minkie have taken their share also. The average size has been around the four pound mark with the largest of the week going to N Cameron with a rainbow of 8lb 1oz
The Burnside has been very consistent with Buzzers and Dries taking most of the fish although Yellow Dancers and Hothead Damsels have been taking plenty fish deeper down. 10 year old Robert Hughes had a horrible day when he lost a brownie of around 10lb at the net after stalking the fish from the edge using a small Black Dog Nobbler and playing it for over 10 minutes. Other catches include D Thoms with 2 for 3lb 12oz plus a few returned and Mr Findlay with 4 weighing also returning a few.
The Bankside has been quite hard with the fish being very picky but they are starting to show signs of hitting fry and chasing daddies. The best method has been to go very small with Buzzers or to fish bushy dries in the wave. Mr Brown had 2 for 6lb on Sedges and Mr Stevens had 4 for 10lb on Snatchers
The Woodside continues to produce lots of fish with most baits working well but worms continue to be most popular. Catches include Mr Clark with 4 for 8lbs and the Douglas group took 7 fish for 15lb
There are still spaces left for the completion on Sunday the 11th on the Bankside. It will be run to a 5 fish limit with £150 cash for first place and £50 for second as well as a prize for the biggest fish.
21st August 2011
The fishing at Kingennie last week has not been the easiest, with a large amount of natural food around for the trout to feed on. However, some very good returns have been witnessed with several large fish falling to small flies. There has been a large range of diversity in the successful patterns from small nymphs and CDCs to large Gold Head Damsels.
On Woodside Pond the most successful methods have again been Powerbait and maggots. The Osprey has visited the resort on several occasions and has entertained us with its superb fishing skills.
The best return from the Boathouse was by Mr Miller who had two fish totalling 11lbs. Mr Stonebank took a nice rainbow trout of 5lbs 8oz on a Pheasant Tail Nymph. Other successful patterns were the Yellow Dancer and the Gold Head Damsel.
During late afternoon & evening there have been large numbers of fish rising on the Burnside many of which have fallen to Buzzers. Mr Hughes took five fish for 8lbs. A very large trout has again made its presence felt in this pond, escaping after an exhilarating battle.
On the Bankside Mr Price had great success on various patterns with 15 fish returned under the catch and release system. Mr Kirk also did well returning 14. Dry flies accounted for most of the fish with CDCs and Shuttlecocks being prominent. Fishing on the all method pond Woodside was somewhat unpredictable although some decent returns were made with a number of bigger fish taken on spinners. A couple of blue trout were caught in this pond during the week.
14th August 2011
Last week the fishing at Forbes of Kingennie has been on great form after all the heavy rain and flooding the ponds have dropped and cleared well and the fish are really responding well with the Boathouse and Bankside fishing extremely well. We are still offering deals on the bankside throughout August with 4 hours C+R for £5, 8 hours C+R for £8, 4 hours 2 fish £10 and 8 hours 4 fish £15
The Boathouse has cleared nicely and lots of fish have been coming out to lures such as the Hotty Damsel and Montana. The best fish this week was an 8lb 14oz rainbow caught by Liam Kirk on a Yellow Dancer and the best bag went to Gordon Smith with 4 rainbows for 24lb all caught on Buzzers.
The Burnside has taken slightly longer to clear but has started to come good with lots of fish being caught on small Dries and Buzzers. The best fish taken last week was a fin perfect brown trout of 8lb 5oz taken on a DI 7 and a Black and Gold Humongous by Steve Jones.
The Bankside has been on fantastic form with lots coming out to small lures, but dries have been the top method by far. Small Shuttlecocks and Sedgehogs have been the favourite. The best fish this week was a rainbow estimated between 13 and 15lb caught by Mr Johnson on a Black and Green Fritz on a floating line and even more remarkable was that it was the first fish he had ever caught out the pond.
The Woodside bait pond has been fairly steady with some people struggling and some bagging up quickly. The top bait has been worms with Powerbait a close second. The biggest fish out this week was caught by Scott miller with a 3lb 4oz rainbow on a small Mepp.
7th August 2011
The fishing last week at Kingennie has been affected by the rain with the water levels rising and a fair bit of colour in the water The anglers who had the best sport were on Bankside with the water staying reasonably clear.
The Boathouse has been holding a fair bit of colour but anglers have found fish holding close to bottom where intermediate lines have been the best combined with big lures. Biggest fish of the week went to Mr Baxter from Leven who managed a cracking rainbow of 9lb 8oz in his bag of 2 for 16lb 4oz both fish were caught on an intermediate line with a home tied lure.
Burnside has fished well to dries this week with the best of the sport coming in the evening when the small Floating fry, Sugar Cube Shipman, Yellow Owl, CDC and CDC Hoppers have all done very well. Most anglers have had no problem reaching their limits.
Some of the Bankside regulars have reported seeing some huge brownies and rainbows this past week fish well into double figures have been spotted and one very large rainbow has been hooked and lost on more than one occasion. The Bankside has fished best of all the ponds with the water clarity being very good and anglers are having great sport on dries of all sorts. Some catch and release anglers have been taking up to 20 fish a session with all manner of flies have done well on Bankside with old favourites like the Bloodworm, Yellow Dancer, Orange Nomads, and Blobs all doing well. The list of dries that have caught fish would be too long to list but most have some CC in them.
The Woodside has been a wee bit slower than normal with the fish sitting very low in the water but anglers have found that fishing power bait just off the bottom has produced the most fish with worms fished very deep on a float the next best thing.
31st July 2011
The fishing last week at Forbes of Kingennie has been steady with no huge hauls of fish but most anglers are getting a few fish. The osprey has continued to be the best angler this week returning every day at least twice for a meal. He has become very confident usually only needing one dive to get his fish, he has even been coming down as close as thirty yards away from anglers.
The Boathouse has continued to fish very well with good bags coming off daily and the best bag last week went to Gordon Smith with four rainbows for 26lb. Small lures continue to be the best method with Buzzers taking their fair share also.
The Bankside has been steady with some anglers finding it tricky. The best method by far has been very small dries; larger dries are taking fish but the fish tend to be swirling at them more that taking them. A lot of weed cutting took place last week and more is planned for the start of the week which will hopefully make the fishing a bit easier.
The Woodside is still producing lots of fish with most anglers getting their fish on Powerbait fished very deep however worms and sweet corn have also taken fish. The biggest fish of the week went to Mr Woodcraft with a 3lb 6oz rainbow falling to ledgered Powerbait.
The Burnside has been the most consistent pond with small dries and Buzzers taking fish as well as lures such as the Montana and the Orange Blob fished on a di 3 or a di 5. The best fish of the week was taken by Mr Brown on a size 16 Yellow Owl Shuttlecock with a rainbow of 4lb 12oz.
24th July 2011
Warmer weather has seen good hatches of flies and fish feeding throughout the day. The bright conditions have necessitated fine leaders, but Bankside anglers ready to use small flies, buzzers and CDC's, have been rewarded with some lovely fully finned, hard fighting trout. The Osprey continues to visit at least twice a day to take a fish giving everyone a fantastic show as he dives for fish. Evening sessions on the Bankside have seen some massive rises of trout as dusk approaches, and some catch and release regulars have enjoyed double figure catches. The average size is between 2 and 3 pounds, but a number of bigger fish from 4 to 6 pounds have been reported.
The Burnside has fished well J Martin taking a 5lb 4oz rainbow on a Cormorant, with His fish along with most of the fish this week have been caught on intermediate lines about 4 foot under the surface. Lures have been the flies of choice this week with lots of fish also being caught on naturals.
On the Boathouse anglers on kill tickets have had no trouble at all in reaching limit; fish that have been kept from the Boathouse this week have averaged 4.5lb. All sorts of flies have done well from big lures to tiny dries and everything in between. The water is gin clear at the moment making spotting fish very easy but a stealthy approach is necessary to catch them.
The Woodside any legal lure pond has also fished well this week, with fish averaging one and a half to two pounds. Among the Woodside catches was Mr Baird 2 for 3lbs, Mr Stevens, 3 for 6lbs, Mr Martin, 6, 9lbs and Mr Mill, 2 for 3lbs 8ozs.
17th July 2011
The fishing last week has been very good at Forbes of Kingennie with all the ponds benefiting from all the extra water. All the ponds are high but clear with dry fly tactics being the most successful method. The osprey has made a welcome return to Kingennie last week coming at least twice a day and putting on a great show for all those watching.
The Boathouse continues to fish well to a number of methods. Lures are still the top method with black and green lures and damsels being the most effective. Dry flies have also taken a number of fish this week with the biggest fish of the week, a 9lb 6oz rainbow falling to the rod of Greg Mather and taken on a Sedgehog.
The Burnside has still been producing large numbers of fish with most coming to dry flies and buzzers. The Yellow Owl Shuttlecock has been very popular taking a number of fish including the biggest fish this week to the rod of Jim Miller with a rainbow of 5lb 2oz. The largest bag of this week was taken by G Smith with 4 fish for 8lb retuning a further 19.
The Bankside has been a little slower as the fish seem to be shoaling up but for those that were able to land on a shoal the sport has been hectic with up to 20 fish caught in a session. There has been no killer fly but patterns such as the Pheasant Tail Nymph, Buzzers and the Floating Fry have taken good numbers of fish. One of the best bags this week was taken by K Norman with 5 fish for 13lb taken on a "wee black thing".
The Woodside has been very consistent with all methods taking their share of fish with Powerbait and worms being the most popular. Most anglers are coming off with their fish with lots of bags having fish of over 2lb in them. The biggest bag was taken by A McKeen with 5 fish for 9lb 8oz.
4th July 2011
The fishing at Kingennie last week was again been influenced by changes in the weather. However, some very good returns have been witnessed with several large fish falling to small flies. There has been a large range of diversity in the successful flies from very small Bloodworm patterns to large Dog Nobblers.
On Woodside Pond the most successful methods have again been Powerbait & maggots.
The best return from the Boathouse was by Mr Graham who had four fish totalling 26lbs 4oz with the best fish weighing in at 9lbs. Three were taken on a Yellow Dancer and one fell to a very small dry. Floating Fry and the Yellow Dancer also took fish.
During late afternoon and evening there have been large numbers of fish rising on the Burnside. Mr Drummond took two for 3lbs and returned 15.
On the Bankside Mr Sawers had great success on Crunchers fished with a floating line. He caught and released 12 fish including one tiger trout and one brownie. Mr Wood and Mr West both released 15 fish. Mr Purvis had four fish for 7lbs 12oz and Mr Wilson took four for 7lbs 8oz. Hoppers, Spiders and a Kate McLaren accounted for most of the fish.
Fishing on the all method pond, Woodside was somewhat unpredictable although some decent returns were made. Mr Armitage took four fish for 6lbs whilst Mr Stewart had four for 5.50lbs
26th June 2011
The fishing last week at Forbes of Kingennie has been very good despite the changeable weather. After all the heavy rain from last week the ponds have cleared nicely and all the fresh water is doing the fishing the world of good. The Bankside has been the most consistent pond with most anglers coming off with fish. The Boathouse has been trickier with fish wising up to lures very quickly the natural approach has been the best tactic.
The top method on the Bankside this week has been to fish the dry fly. Small Shuttlecocks and F Flies have been very effective. For those wanting to fish lures the top fly has been a small White Muddler or a Cat’s Whisker. The biggest fish of the week was taken by Mr Crooks on Friday night with a rainbow of 10lb 8oz on a Cat’s Whisker and this helped make the best bag of the week with 4 for 16lbs.
The Boathouse has fished well with fish of up to 9lb being caught with the average being around 5lb. The top method has been small Damsels and Vivas fished on a clear glass line with Buzzers taking several fish as well. The best bag of the week went to Mr Mitchell with 4 rainbows for 27lb taken on Buzzers.
The Burnside has continued to fish well with bags of up to 20 a session being caught. Most methods have been taking fish including lures and Buzzers but dry fly has been the most effective method when the fish are on the surface. The top bag this week went to Mr Whiteford with 4 for 8lb with 21 released and most of the fish fell to Dries and Buzzers.
The water level on the Woodside is back to full height and the fishing has been steady with most fish coming to Powerbait or the worm. The spinner and corn continue to take plenty fish also. The biggest fish went to Mr Wishart with a rainbow of 3lb 12oz caught on a spinner.
Week Ending 19th June 2011
The fishing at Kingennie this week has been influenced by changes in the weather with everything from bright sunshine and calm to thunder storms and windy. However, there have been some very good returns with small dry flies beginning to score as fly hatches increase. Floating lines have proved to be the most popular on Burnside & Bankside with intermediate lines taking more fish on the specimen Boathouse pond. On Woodside Pond the most successful methods have been Powerbait & maggots.
The Boathouse has witnessed a number of fish in excess of 5lbs with the biggest rainbow taken by Mr Darkle weighing in at 9lbs 3ozs. The best two fish return was 13lbs for Mr McEwan. Most fish fell to lures with Damsel patterns reigning supreme. During caenis hatches the water has again been alive with rising fish on the Burnside although these have not been easy to catch. The Shuttlecock CDC, Hoppers & CDC Hoppers have accounted for good bags of fish. In certain conditions the Floating Fry lures have proved very successful.
On the Bankside Mr Blaire caught 6 fish for 10lbs 12ozs and Mr Barr took 3for 9lbs. Black & green was a favoured colour combo with small dark dry flies scoring well. Fishing on the all method pond Woodside was more unpredictable although some excellent returns were made. Mr Lowe had 6 fish for 7lbs 12ozs and Mr Majic took a bag of 6 fish for 7lbs 4ozs.
Week Ending 12th June 2011
The fishing has been steady at Forbes of Kingennie this week with all the pools producing good numbers of fish with the Boathouse continuing to be the most productive pond. Most fish have been coming to floating lines with a mixture of flies. When the weather is right the evening rise has been fantastic with lots of fish coming to dries.
The Boathouse has been on great form this past week - the water has been gin clear with most fish falling to lures such as Hot Head Damsels, Black and Green Fritz and Cormorants. The best fish of the week went to Mr R Holmes with a rainbow of 10lb 9oz. The average size continues to be around the 5lb mark. The best bag of the week went to the Simpson group with 10 rainbows for 62lbs.
The Burnside is still producing good numbers of fish for those who can find the method. Lures are still catching fish but small naturals such as Buzzers and Dries are by far the most successful choices. The best fish of the week was a 5lb rainbow taken on a small dry by Mr Dixon.
The Bankside has been very steady with lots of fish coming to a number of methods but lures such as the Cats Whisker, Rob Roy and Dries have been taking the majority of the fish. There are still some good fish being caught with the best fish of the week being taken by Mr Wood with a rainbow of 6lb 11oz on a small Bleeding Cat.
The Woodside has continued to produce lots of fish to most methods. The worm and the spinner have been the most popular choice. Mr Stuart caught the best fish this week with a fin perfect silver rainbow of 4lb 6oz on a worm fished in the margins.
Week Ending 5th June 2011
Forbes of Kingennie witnessed some excellent fishing last week with all ponds producing some substantial returns. Most fish have been taken on floating lines with a variety of flies achieving results. Bait fishing has also produced on Woodside Pond with Powerbait and maggots being favoured.
Big fish have been moving in the Boathouse all week, with several in excess of 9lbs being caught. The heaviest fish was a rainbow of 10lbs 6ozs taken by Mr Barklie and the heaviest bag was two fish weighing in at 17lbs taken by a member of Mr Jackson's party.
Burnside produced good numbers of fish averaging 1lb 12oz and there was a huge hatch of caenis on Friday evening, which resulted in probably the most spectacular evening rise of the season so far. Favoured patterns have been Bloodworm imitations, Buzzers and a mini Floating Fry.
On Bankside the most productive patterns have been the Green Pea, Hare’s Ear, black & silver Buzzers and the Claret Hopper. Fish averaged out at around 2lbs 8oz with most anglers achieving their limit catch. An extremely large rainbow trout was hooked and lost during the week. It has been sighted again and is reliably estimated to be in double figures.
Sport on the all legal methods pond, Woodside has been a bit patchier but even then some excellent catches have been recorded. Spinning has produced a few fish but most have fallen to bait.
Finally, it would be appreciated if anglers could record their catches at the fishing shop so that stocking returns can be calculated....many thanks.
Week Ending 31st May 2011
Last week saw a steady improvement in weather and temperatures and the Kingennie trout seem to be enjoying the better conditions as much as the anglers. There has been much more surface activity on all the ponds with the Bankside in particular seeing some great rises of fish especially in the evenings when the wind has dropped. The Bankside fish have been sipping Emergers just sub-surface and at times the problem was deciding which fish to cover! Catch and release regulars had some great sport with CDC's and Emergers and many reported hooking and releasing between 5 and 15 fish for their session. When the fish haven't been on the surface black lures such as a Montana and Humongous have taken lots of fish. The top rod this week was B Martin with 37 fish released on a Humongous and Claret Hoppers. Other catches included Mr. Dear, 2 for 6lbs, Mr. Wilcox, 2 for 6lbs, Mr. Gilchrist, 2 for 7lbs 8oz, and Mr. Smith returned a fish of 12lb along with 17 others.
The Burnside continues to fish well with most fish coming to Nymphs and Buzzers when the weather hasn't been great. When the wind has dropped off dry fly continues to take most fish with small Emergers and Shuttlecocks being popular. Mr. Wakeford, 3 for 6lbs 8oz, Mr. Ness, 2 for 4lbs 4oz, Mr. Donald, 4 for 7lb and Mr. White had the biggest fish of the week with a rainbow of over 8lb.
On the Boathouse Pool lures were the top method in the windy conditions. When the weather improved a switch to Black Buzzers and the Okey Dokey has taken plenty fish. catches including Mr. Craig with 3 for 16lbs, Mr. Fyffe, 2 for 11lbs, Mr. Smith, 2 for 11lbs, Mr. West, 2 for 12lbs, Mr. Degan and party, 5 for 31lbs, Mr. Miller, 2 for 13lbs and Mr. Williamson, 2 for 12lbs 8oz.
The Woodside any legal lure pond continues to produce some good quality fish with worm, maggot and Powerbait all taking fish however the spinner has been the most successful. Catches included Mr. Davidson, 2 for 4lbs 8oz, Mr. Evans, 7 for 13lbs, Mr. Poustie, 2 for 3lbs 12oz, Mr. Mills, 2 for 4lbs 12oz, Mr. Wakeford 4 for 6lbs 8oz, Mr. Ness, 2 for 4lb 4oz and Mr. Donald, 4 for 7lbs.
Week Ending 17th May 2011
The fishing last week at Forbes of Kingennie saw some superb catches with large numbers of fish being caught from all the ponds.
The dry fly has really come into its own on the Burnside with nymphs being very successful at the Boathouse now that the water is very clear again. The Bankside is has also fishing very well with most patterns taking fish. There have also been some very large fish caught on the Bankside which has made the fishing quite interesting.
On the Boathouse the top method has been a floating line with a Hothead Damsel. However, with the clear water the use of nymphs and buzzers has been very effective. The average size of fish this week has been around the 6lb mark with the biggest fish going to J Tuberfeild with a rainbow of11lb 9oz. The biggest bag this week was taken By G Smith with 4 rainbows for 34lb. The Burnside has been on great form with most fish being caught on dries or buzzers. Lures are still taking fish but they do seem preoccupied with naturals. The top patterns have been small dries such as Shuttlecocks and Sugar Cube Shipman's. Black buzzers and red Diawl Bachs have also taken a lot of fish. The biggest fish this week was caught by J Greenfield with a brown of 5lb on a Montana. The biggest bag was taken by S Rodger with 4 fish for 6lb with 24 on catch and release.
The Bankside really has been fishing well with fish being caught on everything from Blobs and Bunny Leeches to tiny dries and nymphs. There have been some big fish taken this week with 3 fish over double figures being caught. The biggest was taken by S Gordon with a 12lb rainbow that was returned. The biggest bag was taken by T Webster with 5 fish for 17lb – best 7lbs.
The Woodside has continued to fish well with most fish coming to the spinner or the worm. However there are still fish coming to Powerbait and maggots. The biggest fish of the week was taken by F Small at 3lb.The biggest bag was taken by the Black family with 10 fish for 16lb.
Week Ending 8th May 2011
The past week at Kingennie has seen some fantastic rises on the Bankside and Burnside Pools with the ponds really coming to life in the evenings during the last couple of hours of light. The CDC and Sugar Cube Shipman Buzzers are also doing well.
The water in the Boathouse Pool has had a wee bit of colour in it but this has not put the fish or the anglers off. Intermediate lines have worked best teamed up with lures such as the White Polar Bear and the Green Pea. Most of the fish this week have been around the 4.5 to 5.5lb mark with the odd fish just over 8lb.The biggest fish of the week went to Andrew Taylor of Perth who managed to land a cracking blue of 8lb 3oz on a UV White Polar Bear.
The Burnside Pool has fished well this week with most anglers going home with bag limits and some going on to return up to 20 fish in four hours. Anglers on day tickets have had great sport with fish chasing lures during the day and then switching to dries for the evening. The flies that have done really well have been olive, black and red Shuttle Cock CDCs and Sugar Cube Shipman Buzzers in all colours.
The Bankside Pool has seen fish average 2.3lb this week but the biggest fish of the week was an absolute cracking brownie of approximately 7lb that was caught and released.
On the Woodside Pool spinning with small Mepps has been the way to bag up this week but green Power Bait and maggots have also done the business.
Week Ending 1st May 2011
The fishing this week at Kingennie has been just like the weather - superb. The water clarity is good and only getting better and the fish are responding well to the clear water. The first big buzzer hatches are starting to come now and buzzer fishing has been fantastic during the hatches. All the pools have been fishing well but the Bankside has been the most consistent with most anglers getting into some fish.
The Boathouse is fishing well with most fishing being caught on lures such as Damsels and Black and Greens. There have been fish caught on nymphs but most anglers are fishing lures. The biggest fish this week was caught by Mr. Walker with a rainbow of 8lb 6oz on a Montana nymph and the biggest bag of the week went to Mr. Johnston with 4 fish for 24lb all caught on a Hot Head Damsel.
The Burnside continues to produce big numbers of fish to a number of methods. Lures such as the Green pea and the Cat’s Whisker have taken lots of fish as well as Buzzers of various colours and dries when there is a lull in the cold east wind. The top bag this week went to Mr. Ferguson who kept 2 for 4lbs and returned another 21. The biggest fish was caught by Mr. Whiteford with a brown trout of 5lb on a size 14 Hares Ear.
The Bankside has been in great form with lots of fish being caught on buzzers and the top taking flies seem to be small black and silver buzzers or the Cat’s Whiskers. When the weather has been right the sport on dries has been very good but the east wind is making it very hard. The top bag went to Mr. Munro who had 4 for 13lbs and returned a further 17. The biggest fish of the week went to Mrs. Brown with a rainbow of 4lb 10oz.
The Woodside has been good with fish being caught on everything from spinners to sweet corn. The most popular method has been the spinner or Powerbait. The top bag this week went to Mr. Wright with 8 for 15lb and he also had the biggest fish of the week with a rainbow of 3lb 4oz.
Week Ending 17th April 2011
The fishing last week at Kingennie has been on great form. This warmer weather is making all the difference with the buzzer fishing is really starting to come into its own on all the ponds. The water clarity in all the ponds is very good witch is really helping the fishing. The osprey is continuing to come regularly putting on a great display for those lucky enough to see it diving to take a fish.
The Boathouse Pool continues to fish really well, the water is absolutely gin clear which is making spotting fish very easy. They are coming out to a number of flies including the Hot Head Damsel, Cat’s Whisker and the Orange Fritz. Small Olive Buzzers and Diawl Bachs have also taken plenty of fish. The average size is still around the 5lb mark witch are proving to be very popular for there fighting abilities.
The Burnside Pool continues to be popular with the anglers, with most rods getting there limit. There have also been some big numbers of fish caught and released, with bags of 15-20 fish caught in four hours. The top method by far has been buzzers in various colours and sizes. There have also been a quite a lot of blues coming out recently which have proved very popular.
The Bankside Pool has also continued to fish well to buzzers of various sizes and colours but size 12 olive and brown seem to be the most successful. There are still plenty fish getting caught on the lures with the White Polar Bear and the Black & Green Fritz taking good numbers of fish. The dry fly has taken a few fish when the conditions suit with small shuttlecocks being the favoured pattern.
The Woodside Pool continues to produce lots of fish with most anglers managing to get there fish. The best method has been the worm under the bubble float or the spinner but most methods are getting amongst the fish.
Week Ending 10th April 2011
The fishing last week at Kingennie has been just like the weather - superb!! All of the ponds have settled and have good visibility. The best angler bar none over the past week or so has been osprey with a fish every "cast" and has been seen to take two or three fish a day with spectacular aerial displays and diving.
The pond that has fished best has been the Burnside with anglers having big numbers of fish even on a four hour ticket.
The Boathouse Pool has fished well with the bulk of the fish between 5lb and 10lb and most anglers have had bag limits with lures taking nearly all of the fish, intermediate lines have worked best teamed with a lure and a small attractor on the dropper. The Burnside Pool has kept the anglers busy with fish on the top looking for dries one minute and then only taking lures the next. Flies that have worked well in have been the Daddy, Sedge and various Muddlers but when they have been after lures it is still the Sparkly Damsel or the Salmon Pink Hottie that have worked best. The Bankside has fished well with anglers having great success with all manner of flies and patterns that have done best are various Buzzers, Diawl Bach, the Rob Roy, Green Pea or the Herr Fly.
The Woodside Pool has fished very well with nearly all anglers leaving with bag limits and the methods of catching have varied from day to day but the most consistent method has been float fished worm. Also doing well has been Powerbait of all kinds
Week Ending Sunday, 27 March, 2011
NO REPORT THIS WEEK
Week Ending Sunday, 20 March, 2011
The fishing at Forbes of Kingennie this week has been improving daily after the heavy rain at the start of last week. The clarity is getting better by the day and this has really benefitted the fishing. Most anglers are continuing to fish lures but natural imitations are also taking fish.
The Boathouse Pool is now very clear and the fish have responded well with lots of fish being caught to a number of methods. The best technique is still lures such as the Hot Head Damsel and the Orange Fritz but smaller flies like the Cormorant and Blobs are also doing well. The top bag was caught by Mr Rennie and his grandson taking 8 fish for 38lb. The biggest fish weighed in at 8lb 12oz and caught by Mr Simpson on a Damsel.
The Burnside Pond continues to produce big bags of fish with anglers reporting bags of over 20 fish in a session. Lures have been effective but smaller flies such as the Montana and Blobs are proving popular. The best bag of the week went to Mr Black with 4 for 10lbs with a further 25 being caught and released. There are still big fish appearing with a fish of 7/8lb being returned during the week.
The Woodside Pool has been fishing very well with nearly all anglers coming off with good baskets of fish. The top method is still Powerbait but there have been lots of fish taken on the spinner. The top bag of the week went to Mr Smith with 8 fish for 15lb and the largest was a fish of 4lbs 8oz caught by Mr Low on a Spinner.
The Bankside Pool has fished steadily all week with small black and green lures doing well. Other effective patterns have been the Bloodworm and Damsel. There has been small green buzzers hatching and this has led to some good buzzer sport when the weather has suited. The top bag of the week went to Mr Small with a brace weighing 6lbs and a further 12 being released.
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Week Ending Sunday, 27 February, 2011
The fishing last week at Forbes of Kingennie was very good with the water clearing in all the ponds resulting is some much better fishing.
The Boathouse Pool is now very clear with lots of fish coming out on a number of methods with the top one still being lures such as the Yellow Dancer, Grizzle Cat and the Hot Head Damsel. Those fishing nymphs have still taken fish with Bloodworm and Black Buzzers being successful. T Gordon had 4 for 28lb and G Wallace 2 for 17lbs.
The fishing on the Burnside Pool has been steady with most of the fish coming out on Buzzers with the top colours being red and black. I Lafferty took 4 for 10lbsand K Meldrum had 4 for 9lbs.
The Woodside Pool continues to fish very well with most people using Powerbait or the spinner - however most methods have been working. P Wills had 4 for 8lbs and T Morgan took2 for 5lbs.
The Bankside Pool continues to fish very well with fish coming out to most methods. Black buzzers and Bloodworms have been very effective as well as black and green lures and Hot Head Damsels. I Barlow caught 4 for 11lbs and H Whiteford took a brace weighing 6lbs and returned a further 10.
Sunday, 16 January, 2010
The fishing at Forbes of Kingennie is finally back to normal with only the Bankside Pool still containing a small amount of ice. The heavy rain has coloured the water quite badly but it is starting to clear.
The fish in the Boathouse Pool have been hard to tempt but perseverance with the use of sinking lines and lures has kept the fish coming. There has not been specific patterns taking most fish but big and black seems to be popular. The Burnside Pool is still fishing well with Black Lures and Bloodworms doing the business. Good bags of fish are still coming off with most anglers managing their limits. There are still big fish coming out with season ticket holder Ian Gordon releasing a fish of 12lb plus on a small Bloodworm pattern. The Woodside Pool has continued to fish well with Powerbait being the top method by far. Most anglers are getting at least a fish or two with J Craig taking a fish of 3lb 8oz.
Since the Bankside Pool has reopened it has fished well with all sorts of lures taking fish. Mr Kirk made the most of the ice thawing as he managed eleven fish in three hours on a Rob Roy the day after the ice melted
Sunday, 09 January, 2010
The beginning of the week saw the fishery off to a fairly good start with a lot of the ice being broken resulting in the pools doing fairly well for our anglers.
The Boathouse Pool had four catch and release anglers returning over 18 fish mostly caught on lures, Yellow Dancer, Cat’s Whisker, and orange Blob. Mr Higgins had 1 for 4lbs and Mr Williams 2 for 6lb to take away for their day. But once again the weather decided to take a turn for the worse and sadly the frost and ice returned with a vengeance. Towards the end of the week it was a bit better especially for Mr Thompson who landed an 11lb 4oz fish whilst his two buddies struggled. Icing of the rod rings appeared to be the most common complaint along with numb fingers but on the whole everybody seemed to be happy just to wet a line
The Burnside Pool only gave up a few fish all round about the pound and a half to two pound mark. Catch and release regulars Messrs. Robertson, Bamshaw and Craig had over 70 fish between them in an 8 hour session. The Burnside Pool has become a favourite with the anglers because of the catch and release system that was put in place
The Woodside Pool, or any method pool, has for the first time in a long time been very quiet which is definitely due to the adverse weather conditions. There were one or two "bravehearts" who caught a few fish but the general consensus was "that's enough for me, fireside here I come".
The Bankside Pool is still frozen over and it appears that it could still be unfishable for a week or so depending on the weather. Hopefully the next report will be a bit cheerier!!
Sunday, 21 November, 2010
It has been rather eventful at Kingennie last week with two anglers trying to outdo each other for the record fish. Gilbert Cheetham had 4 for 51lbs 20z - the heaviest weighing in at 15lb 2oz all caught on a Mini White Cat but Mr Mclean just lost out with a fish weighing 15lb 1oz on a Yellow Dancer. During the middle of the week the weather took a downturn and made the fishing very difficult. However a couple of brave hearts gave it their all and landed some fish. The Kerr group had 4 for 18lbs on Yellow Dancers whilst Mr Croft caught 1 for 11lbs /11lb 12oz and Mr Hunter took one at 4lbs.
The Burnside Pool was a little quieter due to the bad weather but still managed to give up some fish. John Fergusson took 3 for 5lbs 2oz on a Cat Muddler, D Scobie 3 for 4lb 14oz on a Bloodworm and Jim Collington 2 for 3lb 8oz. Catch and release anglers averaged around 4/5 fish each nearly all taken on Nymphs, Buzzers and the Hot Head Damsel.
The Woodside Pool continues to throw up the occasional surprise. George Fenton using worm landed a nice 3lb 8oz trout and then a 3lb 1oz on his two fish ticket. Most anglers were catching their quota in reasonable time which considering how cold it got was a blessing. Bait was mostly worm with the odd Powerbait used and occasionally some sweetcorn.
The Bankside Pool has been not too bad once again. Mr Robertson had 2 for 5lb 12oz, Mr Smythe 2 for 5lb 8oz on a Viva and Mr Milne 2 for 5lbs 4oz on a Cat Muddler. Most of the anglers once again seem to be in catch and release mode with in excess of over one hundred and seventy fish caught and in nearly all cases safely released. Flies ranged from the Bronze Polar Bear, Yellow Dancer down to the tiny CDC and the Bibio and Invicta.
Sunday, 31 October, 2010
The change in the weather has made the fishing at Kingennie a little tougher last week with the fish lying a lot deeper than normal. Intermediate and sinking lines were needed to get down amongst them.
At the Boathouse Pool Mr Barr had 2 for 10lb on an Orange Nomad, Mr Symon 2 for 10lb on a Yellow Dancer, Mr Aitcheson 2 for 10lb and Mr Horn had 2 for 9lb. The catch and release anglers did exceptionally well - D Walker had 17 returned, Bob Frazer 13, T Mulhearn 13, R Scobie 9 and a few others had catches ranging from 3 to 7.
The Burnside Pool fished well with Mr McDonald taking 4 for 7lbs 8oz on a Yellow Dancer, Mr Peterson 4 for 7lb 2oz on an Olive Dun and D Harper had 3 for 7lbs on a large Montana. Midweek was a bit quieter, but thankfully things picked up again towards the weekend. Mr Bramwell took 4 for 6lbs, S Higgins 3 for 4lbs, Messrs. Kidd 4 for 9lb 8oz; the two Clark brothers had 4/8lb and J McDougall 3/7lb 6oz.
On the Any Method Pool Mr Armour had 4 for 7lb 8oz, B Martin 4 for 6lb 1oz, K Foster 3 for 5lb 4oz. Mr Byrd 3 for 5lb and Mr Davies 3 for 4lb 12oz. The best baits were Powerbait, worms, sweetcorn and maggots.
The Bankside Pool has had some good catches, G Cheetham 5 for 12lb; The Falkner duo had 8 for 11lb 8oz on the Okey Dokey, Minkie and Blobs, Mr Rench 4 for 8lb 4oz on Pink Spiders and Mr Smith 4 for 7lb 8oz on an Olive Dun. The McLeary duo had 4 for 7lb 8oz and D McLaren 3 for 6lb 7oz. Catch and release again has been good with the returns around the 8/10 fish per angler.
Week Ending 10th October 2010
It has been a varied week at Kingennie. On the Boathouse the start of the week was a little quieter with only one or two fish being caught. Mr Collins took 2 for 6lbs on an Orange Nomad, D Stark 2 for 6lbs using a Black & Green Fritz, Frank Small 1 for 5lbs and Mr Gowans 1for 6lbs. Towards the end of the week, however, things really took off. M Pennell had 3 for 12lbs on a Yellow Dancer, Paul Knight 3 for 24lbs on a Cat’s Whisker – best 11lbs 3oz, Con Rogan 3 for 23lb 14oz, G Nolak 1 for 12lbs 8oz on a big Fritz and K hope 2 form 8lbs on a Montana. Most of the fish caught were on Yellow Dancers. The Burnside Pool has been good to our anglers once again with nearly all anglers reaching their limits in good time with an average weight around 2/3lb. The best flies have been the Pink Zonker, Orange Fritz and little Epoxy Buzzers. The catch and release anglers on the Burnside have handed in returns varying between 10 to 17 fish per angler. The Woodside Pool, or any method pool, has given bait anglers a good return this week again with the biggest fish being caught by young Gerald Dawson at 4lbs 3oz on a Powerbait cocktail. Weights of fish have been round about the 1lb 8oz to 2lb mark.
The Bankside Pool once again has had a fair return with roughly 70% of the fish being caught on Yellow Dancers. M Pennell had 4 for 9lb 13oz, S French 4 for 7lb 8oz, Mr Gorman 4 for 8lbs, the Butchart duo had 4 for 8lb 8oz and Tom Docherty landed 3 for 10lb 2oz on a Green Pea. Allie McLean took 3 for 7lbs 5oz on a Greenwell’s Glory and the heaviest fish goes to Robbie McLaren who had dropped his line into the water whilst getting ready to cast, his dropper fly, a little Holo Green Diawl Bach suddenly took off with a 5lb 10oz fish on the end. The catch and release fraternity have also had a good time this week with average returns being between 15/25 fish per full day angler.
Week Ending 19th September 2010
The past week at Forbes of Kingennie saw an improvement in the fishing with the recent cooler weather. The Boathouse has become exceptionally clear with the fish being very visible in the water and this has made the fishing very exiting if not slightly tricky. Stalking individual fish with small heavy nymphs has been the most successful method yet fishing blind with lures such as the Miller Skunk, mini Cat's Whisker and Red Head Damsels are still taking plenty fish. The top bags this week have been J Davies with 3 for 26lbs – best 12lbs all on a Black Hare's Ear, J Harrison 3 for 22lbs – best 10lbs on the Diawl Bach and Bob Miller 2 for 17lbs – best 11lbs on the Miller Skunk.
The visibility of the Burnside is just as clear as the Boathouse which has meant scaling down your leader and fly size to get the results. The fish are starting to hit the fry a lot more which has lead to some great sport on Floating Fry, Pearly Pheasant Tails and small white lures. The Okey Dokey, Olive Buzzers and the Diawl Bach have also taken plenty of fish. The top catches this week included M Ogilvie with 4 for 6lb and 20 released including one at 6lbs, B Robertson 4 for 5lb 12oz and 18 released and M Smart with22 released.
The Woodside has been fishing well after returning to full height. The water is very clear but the fish are still on the feed with Powerbait being the top bait in both orange and black taking plenty of fish. Worms have still being taking plenty of fish. The top bags last week came from C Munro with 6 for 10lbs, J Russell 4 for 5lb 8oz and J Black 4 for 5lb 4oz.
The Bankside has been on great form recently with the help of this cooler weather. The water is still holding some of its colour which has also helped the fishing. The fish are starting to hit the fry and action to small white lures and Floating Fry as been good. Small dries such as the Sedgehog and Klinkhammer have been popular and standard lures such as the Cat's Whisker and the Black and Green Fritz have also been taking the stockies. There have also been a few blues turning up in the catches in the past week. The top bags this week have been A Sutherland with 6 for 14lbs and 10 released, M Brown 4 for 10lb and 8 returned and C Dixon released14 released.
Week Ending 12th Sept 2010
Forbes of Kingennie has been fishing well over the past week with all ponds taking good numbers of fish. The cooler weather and flush of freshwater over the last week has made the fishing easier.
The Bankside is at last back on form with most anglers coming off with their fish. Most methods have been taking fish but Buzzers and Dries are the top patterns with small Black and Olive Buzzers and CDC's also doing well. The top catches this week have been L Smart with 4 for 10lb and 12returned, C Dixon 2 for 5lbs -13 returned and D West 15 returned.
The Boathouse has been fishing well but it has been hard work with the need to go down in fly size and line weight to get the results. The top method has been Nymphs such as Crunchers and small lures such as the Montana and Damsel Nymphs. The top bags this week have been I Meldrum with 4 for 28lb including 1at 10lbs, T Morgan 2 for 17lbs – best 9lbs 8oz and K Woodcraft 2 for 15lbs – best 9lbs.
The Bait Pond has been producing lots and lots of fish to a number of methods but the worm still seems to be the most popular. Power bait and sweetcorn have still been taking their fair share of the fish. The top bags have been N Brown with 6 for 9lbs, D Whiteford 4for 6lb and D Martian 2 for 4lb. The Burnside has been fishing better than the other ponds with very good numbers of fish coming out. They are being caught on most methods with Buzzers (olive) and nymphs Crunchers) being the best option. Lures are still taking plenty of fish but smaller flies seem to be more effective and Damsels, mini Yellow Dancers and Cormorants have been the top lures. The surface activity in the evenings have been really impressive with dry fly action being phenomenal at times - this is when the big fish seem to be letting their guard down and have been getting hooked. The top bags this week have been R Watson with 4 for 6lb - 19 returned, D Bett 2 for 4lb - 17 returned and C Donaldson 25 returned.
Week Ending 29th August 2010
The fishing at Forbes of Kingennie over the last week has been on great form with clear water in all the ponds leading to some very good fishing.
The water in the Boathouse has turned very clear which has made spotting fish very easy but tempting them slightly harder. There has been no one fly taking most fish but the use of light leaders and accurate casting is making the biggest difference. For constant sport the use of small Black Buzzers and Bloodworms is recommended but small Damsel Nymphs are also doing well. The top bags have been S Murphy with 4 for 32lbs – best 11lbs, G Henderson 4 for 28lbs – best 12lbs, C Webster 2 for 19lb – heaviest fish 11lb 8oz and M Shaw 2 weighing 16lbs – best 9lbs 12oz.
The Burnside has been very popular over the last week with lots of fish coming out as well as a couple of very large fish being lost. The water has been very clear and small flies have been the key to constant success. The Black Buzzers, Okey Dokey, and Crunchers are taking a lot of fish. Small lures such as Cormorants and Orange Blobs are still taking some fish. The top bags this week have been D Moss with 4 for 6lbs and 16 returned including 1 at 7lbs, G Bett 4 for 5lb 8oz - 13 returned including 1 at 8lbs, R Watson 2 for 4lbs – 15 returned and T Jacklin 2 for 6lb – 7 returned including 1 at 7lbs.
The Woodside has continued to produce good numbers of fish to a number of methods. The top bait has been the worm as well as Powerbait. Anglers fishing the fly have been taking fish on small Damsels. The top bags have been P Tosh 4 for 6lb, M Brown 4 for 5lb 12oz, J Black 3 for 5lb and A Miller 2 for 3lb.
The Bankside has been fishing well with fish coming to a range of methods with Olive Buzzers and the Diawl Bach all taking fish but when they have been on the surface a Floating Fry or Olive Sedge has done the damage. There are still large numbers of coarse fish fry in the pond as well as Powerbait. Anglers fishing the fly have been taking fish on small Damsels. The top bags have been P Tosh 4 for 6lb, M Brown 4 for 5lb 12oz, J Black 3 for 5lb and A Miller 2 for 3lb.
The Bankside has been fishing well with fish coming to a range of methods with Olive Buzzers and the Diawl Bach all taking fish but when they have been on the surface a Floating Fry or Olive Sedge has done the damage. There are still large numbers of coarse fish fry in the pond and the fry bashing has been improving. The top bags this week have been K Caird with 4 for 9lb and 7 returned, T Woodcraft 3 for 8lbs and 6 returned N Coupar 2 for 5lb and 6 returned and M Scott 9 returned including a brown trout of 9lbs.
Week Ending 16h August 2010
Forbes of Kingennie has seen a number of big fish caught this week. The Boathouse has seen 12 doubles come off in the past week with the biggest weighing in at 15lb 8oz caught by Bob Miller on a Miller Skunk. The top flies have been the Miller Skunk, White Humungus and the Hot Head Damsel. Buzzers have also been taking fish but lures are still the top method. The top bags this week have been Kenny Hope with 4 for 42lb 8oz, Ian Wills 4 for 35lb 7oz, B Drummond 2 for 22lb 4oz and J Black 2 for 21lb 1oz.
The Burnside has been fishing superbly with nearly all anglers coming off with fish. The sport has been very hectic with some anglers coming off with up to 25 fish in a session. The top flies this week have been Black and Green lures and Buzzers such as the Okey Dokey, Olive Buzzer and small Bloodworms. One of the best catches last week was by Liam Kirk who after releasing seven fish up to 12lb on the boathouse he moved to the Burnside where he took 10 fish in an hour with the largest estimated at 15lb before being returned. The top catches have been M Small with 5 for 17lb 4oz(10 returned) T Davie 2 for 14lb 8oz (12 returned), G Thompson 4 for 9lb 3oz (8 returned) and T West 2 for 5lb (22 returned).
The Bait Pond has been fishing very well with lots of fish coming out. The best bait this week has been the worm but maggot and Powerbait have been taking lots of fish as well. The top catches this week have been W Wardlaw with 4 for 7lb, J Portwood 4 for 7lb, I Meldrum 3 for 6lb and T Morgan 2 for 4lb.
The Bankside has been a little bit slower but there are still plenty of fish coming out to a number of methods. The best flies have been small Black and Green Gold Heads, small Bloodworms and the Floating Fry. The top catches last week included P Coulson with 4 for 10lb (8 returned), J Harrison 2 for 6lb 8oz (7returned) and J Davies 2 for 5lb (6 returned).
The osprey is continuing to come down to feed three or four times a week giving the anglers a good show.
Week Ending 8th August 2010
The fishing last week at Kingennie has been on good form with all ponds producing good numbers of fish with the Burnside fishing superbly. Since the initial stocking the fish have been coming out steadily and now that the pond is stocked to full levels the anglers are making the most of it with anglers on a four hour ticket taking up to 25 fish. The average size of fish is around one and a half pound with plenty of old Specimen Pond trout still around. The top method so far has been lures with black and green being the top colour. Given the right conditions they have been on the surface and the dry fly action has been spectacular. The top bags last week included A Turner with 4 for 7lbs and 28 returned including one at 11lbs, C Young 4 for 6lbs and 21 returned – two at 8/9lbs and K Small 2 for 5lbs plus 18 returned.
The Boathouse Pool was fishing hard at the start of the week but since then the water has cleared a lot and is now fishing very well. A new record catch for the Boathouse was taken by Bob Miller with a phenomenal catch of 4 doubles for 46lb 8oz on his ever reliable Miller Skunk. The top method is still lures with Hot Head Damsels and Bunny Leeches being very popular but small Nymphs and Buzzers are taking fish when the water is right. The average size is still around three and a half pound but there are still plenty of big fish around with a double figure brown trout being returned on Thursday. The top bags this week have also included Mr. Bitchard with a brace weighing 26lbs including specimens of 13lbs 8oz and 12lbs 8oz, T Smart 3 for 18lbs – best 11lbs and C Martin 2 for 12lbs – heaviest 8lbs.
The Bait Pond has been on good form as ever with most people getting their limits. Most methods are taking fish but orange and green Powerbait and worms have proved to be the best. The best fish out last week was taken by D Barr on a worm and weighed 3lb 8oz. The top bags last week
been T Small with 8 for 14lbs, J Portwood 4 for 7lbs and D Barr 3 weighing 7lbs.
The Bankside was been the trickiest of the ponds last week with anglers having to scale down their tackle so light leaders and small flies have been the most productive way of fishing. Small Bloodworm and Buzzers have taken most of the fish this week with season ticket holder Ian Gordon having great sport on size 16 bloodworm.
Week Ending 1st August 2010
Once again it has been a fairly good week here at Kingennie with the Boathouse Pool fishing well with some decent fish being caught. The Bairner duo had 4 for 21lbs 6oz caught on the Green Pea and Cat's Whisker; Mr. Palmer caught 1 at 10lbs, D Scott 3 for 9lbs on a little CDC and Arthur Thompson 3 for 9lbs 2oz on a Shipman's Buzzer. Mr. Evanton used an Orange Blob to take a brace weighing 8lbs 8oz, W Walker 2 for 8lb 4oz on a Fritz and N Soave took a nice 6lb specimen. The catch and release anglers have also had a good time on the pool, with 70 anglers returning an average of 7/9 fish each, all around the 3/5lb mark.
The new Burnside Pool is a little slower at getting off the mark and it will take a bit longer to establish itself like any new project. Fish are getting caught with Mr. Dunsmore taking 1 at 6lb 2oz and G Ferguson taking 2 for 5lb 4oz on a Bloodworm. E Dimmock had a brace for 5lb 1oz on a Silver mini Minkie. Once again the catch and release guys are in their element with most anglers getting about 5/7 fish all around the 2lb + mark.
It is nice to see the kids grinning from ear to ear going home with their fish.
The Bankside Pool is giving of its best with the weight of the caught weighing anything netween2 to 6lbs. T Poole landed 4 for 9lb 3oz on a Green Pea, Andy Ferrier 4 for 8lb 2oz on a Mini Missionary, Eric Jones 3 for 6lb10oz on a mini fry and N Morgan 3 for 6lb 4oz on a Daddy Longlegs. Catch and release fishermen were also doing quite well with Ian Gordon returning over 20 fish in his two days, Mike Thorburn 19, Terry Kundle 4, Mr. Phinn 8 and Mr. Hawkshaw 5.
Weather conditions deteriorated towards the week end and only a few fishermen braved the downpours and still managed to catch the odd fish. Rab Preston caught a nice 8lb 2oz trout on a Black Gnat and his mate landed one at 4lbs 5oz at the same time on a homemade "Thing" as he called it,
The Any Method Pool continues to hold its head high with the "family anglers" enjoying the challenge of the bait pond.
Week Ending 25th July 2010
The fishing at Kingennie has been very good over the past week. After the heavy rain last week all the ponds are back to full height and the fishing has really benefited from it.
The Bankside Pool has been fishing really well with dry flies being the top method when the fish are on the surface. When they moved a little deeper Buzzers have taken their share of fish as well as lures. Top flies have been Shuttlecocks and Hoppers when fishing dries and Olive Buzzers, Yellow Dancers and Orange Blobs are also taking a good share of the catches. P Coulson 2 for 5lb +12 returned, K Wiles 2 for 4lbs 8oz +8 returned and M Low 4 for 10lb +6 returned.
The Woodside Pool has benefited from the rain more than the other ponds and is now at full height and fishing well with lots of limit bags coming out. The top method has been the worm but most baits are still taking fish. J Davies 4 for 7lb, R Robinson 2 for 4lb and R Drummond 3 for 5lbs.
The Specimen Pond has really cleared and has made spotting the fish much easier but catching them a little trickier but those who found the method were greatly rewarded. The top flies have been the Yellow Dancer and as always the ever popular Miller Skunk is taking its share of fish. D Barr 2 for 15lb, J Hines 2 weighing 13lb and B Miller 6 for 35lbs.
The Boathouse Pond as been on great form with nearly all anglers taking fish. The natural approach seems to be the most productive with small Red Head Damsels, Bloodworms and Black Buzzers taking their share of fish. The water is becoming very clear and a delicate approach is making all the difference. L bell 3 for 12lb, P Smith 2 for 7lb and J Harrison 2 for 8lb. The average size for this pond is still at quite a high weight around 3lbs 8oz.
NEWS Last week saw a regular appearance of the osprey on the ponds. He has been putting on a great show for the anglers on the ponds coming very close and flying overhead before taking his fish.
As of the 26th of July the Specimen Pond name will be changed to the Burnside Pool. The bigger fish will be returning to their original home in the Boathouse Pool with the Burnside being stocked to a very high density.
The top rod on the Specimen Pond over the last two years has been Bob Miller with very impressive 252 fish for 1,694lb 5oz giving an average weight of 6lbs 11oz. Over this time his largest rainbow was 15lb 4oz and the largest brown weighing in at 9lb 8oz.
Week Ending 18th July 2010
It was a varied week at Kingennie with the weather playing a big part in the fishing returns. On the upside the Specimen Pool once again has had the anglers catching some good double figure fish. Dave Preston had 4 for 33lbs – biggest 15lbs 4oz - all caught on a Bronze Polar Bear and Mr. Stoddart took 4 for 28lbs 10oz using PTN's. Brian McPherson 3 for 19lb 1oz on a Mini Cat's Whisker, A Murdoch 3 weighing 17lbs 9oz on a CDC, Mr. Grey 2 for 14lbs and Paul McMillan had a brace weighing 13lbs 4oz taken on a Nymph.
The Boathouse Pool is still providing excellent sport for the anglers with L Steadman using a Black & Green Fritz to bag 4 for 16lbs 7oz, J Sangster 4 for 15lb 10oz on Buzzers, Mr. Murray 3 for 21lbs, S Sherman 3 for 13lb 1oz and I Cowie 3 for 7lb 8oz on a Minkie. The catch and release boys have had good fun with the average returns per angler being around 7/8 fish weighing between 2 and 4lb.
The Bankside Pool gave up some nice fish last week with Mr. Devlin using a White Bunny Leech to net 4 for 12lb, H Frazer 4 for 10lb 4oz on a Mini Yellow Dancer and G Yule 4 for 9lb 1oz on a CDC Hopper. The wind during the middle of the week slowed things down a little but a few hardy anglers persevered catching fish all between the 2 to 4lb mark. Catch and release has been very prolific - Ian Ferguson returned 30 fish all caught on a floating line and a little Black Buzzer, Mr. Francey put back 22, G Mills returned 19, A Drummond 16, E Nisbet 14 - all fish caught on a variety of flies including the Daddylonglegs, Fritz and Vivas.
As always the Woodside Pool continues to keep the any method angling fraternity very happy with catches being in the region of 2 to 3lbs and most bag limits are filled relatively quickly. The usual baits are working well with Powerbait, worms, maggots doing best.
Week Ending 4th July 2010
On the Specimen Pool, M Small caught his personal best at Kingennie last week - a cracking 14lb 6oz fish in his bag total of 21lb 3oz. Mr. Lees, fishing on the boat, had 1for 12lb 8oz in his 2 for 18lb 14oz, the Melville duo had 5 for 39lb 2oz on the Bunny Leech, Bob Miller 2 for 14lbs – best 9lbs and Henry Fulton and friends 3 for 19lbs. Our Ford group had 6 for 43lb nearly all caught on Buzzers, the two Massey anglers had 4 for 27lbs, TonyMcCabe1 at 6lb, Mr. Cockburn 1 at 7lb 4oz and Mr. Rennie had 1/8lb.
The Boathouse Pool gave Mr. Sinclair a nice 8lb 2oz trout in his 13lb 8oz bag of three fish, D Masson 3 for 11lb 9oz, Tommy McLean 3 for 9lb 2oz, G Halkerstone3 for 7lb 2oz, L Scott 3 for 7lb 1oz, Peter Baxter 2 for 6lb 10 oz and J. Duncan 2 for 5lb14oz. Nearly all the fish are being caught on CDC, Buzzers and Nymphs. Catch and release anglers have done very well this week – Mr. Gagahan had 31 for his day, J McIntosh19, R Houston 17, K Knowles 15, B Stirton 10 and again most of the fish were caught on the CDC, Shipman's Buzzer and the Floating Fry.
The returns from the Bankside Pool are once again very good with J McAteer netting 5 for 17lbs 3oz – biggest 8lb 7oz caught on a little Black and Green Montana, C Mitchell 4 for 11lb 3oz on a Black Gnat and N Stewart 4 for 10lb 8oz on a Hares Ear. Nick Soave 4 for 9lb, Mr. Scott 4 for 8lb 12oz using a little Coachman, B Stenhouse 3 for 8lb 2oz on a Nomad and H Grey 3 for 7lbs 4oz on a Bloodworm. The catch and release anglers have had good catches averaging around 8/10 fish in the 2/4 lb region and again nearly all caught on the smaller flies.
There has been another excellent week on the any method pool - The Woodside. The Durie Lodge Angling Club paid us a visit this week and went away with 45 fish weighing 76lb - not a bad days fishing! As always this pool continues to produce the angler's quotas of good quality fish in record times and is fast becoming a family favourite. Baits as normal, are power bait, worms, maggots and sweetcorn
Week Ending 28th June 2010
The pools at Kingennie have had a good week with the Specimen Pool giving up fish to 16lb. J. Gorman landed a 15lb 2oz trout in his total weight of 2 for 24lbs and Mr. Maitland had 3 for 24lb. Mr. Russell had 3 weighing 23lb 11oz, Bob Miller on the boat 2 for 14lb 8oz, Mr. McLeod 2 for 13lb 2oz and D Scobie 2 for 11lb 3oz. Midweek, things went a little quieter with the fish lying very deep and a little fly shy. The latter part of the week picked up again with J Hanson catching 2 for 15lb, A Potter took 2 for 14lb 1oz, N Davison 2 for 12lb 10oz, S Raeburn 2 for 12lb 4oz and V Knowles 2 for 10lb 4oz
The Boathouse Pool continues to go from strength to strength with catches on the rise every week. The Messrs. Bairner had 4 for 14lb 8oz and 4 for 10lb 9oz respectively. The Drummond duo had 4 for 15lbs, Mr. Pyke 2 for 7lb 8oz, Mr. Mac vicar 2 for 6lb 1oz, Mr. Fyfe 2 for 6lbs and Mr. Bernard 2 for 5lb 8oz. The catch and release guys are having an excellent week with on average anglers catching around 8/10 fish with an average weight of 2lb 8oz. J McNamee had 9 for 24lb 7oz, J Dewar 9 for 23lb 3oz, N Docherty 7 for 21lb 6oz, F Yule 7 for 20lb 12oz and P Torrance 6/ for 9lb 4oz with all the fish being returned safely.
The Bankside Pool has had a fairly good return although nearly all the anglers last week were fishing on c/r tickets. Catch and keep angler W Pearson landed 6 for 15lb 2oz, G Fraser 4 for 11lb 13oz, R Donaldson caught 4 for 11lb 2oz T Reynolds had 3 for 10lb 8oz and H Lawrie 3 for 9lb 3oz.
The any method pool has a special mention this week, especially for one of our lady anglers, Mrs. Stirton who caught an n 8lb 2oz rainbow trout on Saturday. There is not a great deal to say on this pool, as the any method anglers continue to reach their permit allocation in good times. Usual baits being worm, sweetcorn, Powerbait and maggots all working equally well
Week Ending 20th June 2010
The Specimen Pool at Kingennie has been giving some good fish this week with the largest being a 14lb 8oz specimen for Mr. Burns fishing from the boat and included in his total of 23lb closely followed by Ian Kennedy who had 2 for 21lbs 4oz caught on a Black Fritz. Bob Millar, again on the boat, had 2 for 145lbs the "Millar Skunk" whilst bank fisher D Scott landed 3 for 12lbs on a Black Nomad. Alan Ferrier 3 for 10lbs 4oz on a Yellow Dancer, Mr. Clark had a brace weighing 10lbs; Messrs. Ovens Snr/Jnr. had 3 for 12lbs and 2 for 11lbs respectively on flies fished just below the surface.
The Boathouse Pool continues to improve as the weeks go by. D Scobie on his first time at Kingennie landed a fish of 8lb 12oz on a CDC and then a 5lb 8oz trout on a Buzzer. Tom Mackay had 3 for 7lbs 2oz on a Nymph and his friend Mark had 3 for 6lbs 8oz using a Nomad. Mr. Ellis caught 3 for 5lbs on a Black & Green Fritz and his son Andrew had a nice specimen of 3lbs on a small Hopper. Catch and release anglers are continuing to return good figures with the number of fish caught averaging 3/5lb and around 7/8 fish per angler.
The Bankside Pool has been fishing reasonably well but the fish are lying very deep and the anglers have to work a little harder than normal to get results. John Nisbet netted 4 for 11lb on a CDC, A. Maxwell 4 for 9lbs 8oz on a Green Blob, E Knowles 4 for 7lbs 3oz on a Cat's Whisker and Martin Ferguson had 2 for 5lb 3oz on a Black Bunny Leech and his brother David used a Viva to take a brace weighing 3lb 2oz.The catch and release anglers are still enjoying good sport with returns in the region of 8/10 fish per person all in the weigh in area of 2/4lbs - Buzzers, Nymphs and various lures are all accounting for fish.
The Woodside Pool has been fishing its heart out with Powerbait, worms, maggots and sweetcorn all doing well. This is fast becoming a real family pool where all the parents and kids have a nice relaxing day and can catch a few fish.
Week Ending 13th June 2010
It has been a week of mixed fortunes, due to the weather conditions, however some good fish have been caught on the Specimen Pool.
Mr. I Lorimar had a nice 11lb trout amongst his three fish total of 22lb, on the boat Mr. Herald landed a nice 10 lb rainbow whilst Mr. Kerr and his friends had twelve fish for 94lb caught mainly on Hoppers Damsels and Nomads. Most anglers reported that the fish were lying quite deep but still catchable as returns of a decent numbers of fish showed.
The Boathouse Pool has had a bit of colour in it but it hasn't stop the fish seeing the angler's flies with Ed McEwen taking two cracking fish weighing, in total, 7lb 8oz with a few returned as well. Most of the fish this week have been around the 3lb mark with the odd 6lb+ fish coming out. Bob Miller had a go on the Boathouse after catching two for 15lb on the Specimen and then went on to catch and release another seven all on the Miller Skunk.
The Bankside Pool had a good week with Mr. Lees having six for 13lb on a Yellow Dancer; Mr. Jamieson five for 11lb on a Yellow Booby, Mr. K Adams had four for 10 lb, Mr. Christie two at 6lb on a mini Yellow Dancer and Mr. Butchart two for 6lb on a Daddy Longlegs. The catch and release anglers have had a good deal of success – Mr. J Miller eight fish on a Cat's Whisker, Mr. S Black nine on a Yellow Dancer and his friend Mr. Stevens took five on a Yellow Bunny Leech. The Bankside played host to the Macmillan cancer support big fish event and all anglers had a great day with one angler doing very well indeed, Frazer Russell won a prize for being the top fundraiser with £410 and he also won a prize for the biggest fish with a fine rainbow of 8lb 2oz. To make his day even better the large rainbow had a tag in its fin worth £500 so a big well done to Frazer and the rest of the participants. We are still taking names for the Kingennie Full Moon competition on the 26th of June - fishing starts at 17.00hrs and will finish at 00.00hrs (cash prize for first place).
The Woodside Pool has given the bait anglers a lot of fun this week with a large number of fish up to 2lb being caught, using the favourite baits of worm and Powerbait.
Week Ending 7th June 2010
Sport has been a little slower at Kingennie Fishings this week with anglers on the Specimen Pool really having to work for their catch as most of the fish were lying very deep and a bit lethargic. However, those who persevered eventually started to get results with Jim Devlin netting a nice 12lb trout followed by a 4lb fish. Ian Robertson had a brace for 11lbs on a Yellow Dancer Andy Murphy 3 for 11lbs 4oz on Buzzers and W Ramsay landed a nice 5lb 2oz brown trout caught on a little Damsel Fly just as he decided to pack up.
The Boathouse Pool has been quite good and Alex Easton had his six fish limit in just two and half hours all caught on a Black Fritz. Frazer Donaldson had 4 for 14lbs on a Floating Fry; T Potter 4 for 12lbs on a CDC, H. Johnstone 3 for 11lbs using a Daddy Longlegs and A. Seivwright had 3 for 9lbs on a Hot Head Damsel. The catch and release boys have also enjoyed good returns with over eighty fish being put back safely in the weekly period.
The Bait Pool as normal enjoyed good returns with the average fish weighing around 1lb 8oz but the odd "biggie" over 3lb is also getting caught. Baits as usual - worms, Powerbait, maggot, sweetcorn, and spinners all doing their job.
The Bankside Pool has had a reasonable week with fish up to 8lb getting caught. Jim Young landed 4 for 13lbs 2oz using a Silver Invicta, and his fishing partner had 3 for 11lbs 1oz on an Orange Blob. R Brown 3 for 10lbs, his son David had 2 for 8lbs 2oz on a Bunny Leech, a Black Zonker helped M Webster to take 2 for 9lbs 1oz and D Burns caught 2 for 8lbs 11oz on a White Mini Minkie. A special mention to Jack Little, who, for his weeks catch and release safely returned 93 fish, nearly all caught on Orange Blob and Black & Green Hoppers.
Week Ending 30th May 2010
It has been a fairly quiet week on the Specimen Pond with only three doubles coming off. Most of the fish have been caught on fast intermediate or sunk lines. Flies that have worked well have all been big marabou tailed lures like the UV Bronze Polar Bear and the UV White Polar Bear. Anglers who have had an early start have done the best with fish holding up around the sluice gates making them easy to target but later in the day fish have been moving into the deeper parts of the pond making things that wee bit harder. Notable catches on the Specimen Pond included Iain McHinlay (Dunbartonshire) had two fish for 24lb 8oz with one being the biggest fish of the week at 14lb 8oz the other a fine fish of 10lb. Mark Small (Dundee) was the only other double catcher last week with fish of 10lb 4oz taken using a 5 weight rod with 6lb leader and Frank Small (Dundee) had two fish for 16lb.
On the Boathouse Pond the water has had a bit of colour in it but that hasn't put the fish off at all they have been hammering lures all week like Polar Bears and Dancers fished on a floating or sink tip line all doing well. There have been some nice rises later in the day when Muddlers and CDCs have had a few fish. Best catch of the week went to Hugh Bairner who managed a huge bag of 4 fish for 23lb 4oz with all of them falling to a big black Bunny Leech fished on a floating line. Other good catches included Sandy Knight 3 fish for 17lb 8oz, Con Rogan 3 fish for16lb 8oz and Ian Willis 3 fish for 16lb. On the Bankside Pond anglers
have had no trouble reaching limits and more with season ticket holder Ian Gordon taking 91 (yes ninety one) for his weeks fishing with nearly all of his fish being caught on an Olive CDC. Ian Ferguson beat his personal best with 21 fish for his days fishing and Mark Smith also had a good day on catch and release with 22 fish for his efforts. Most of the fish last week were caught on or near the surface with dries and floating fry patterns all doing well. Nearly all the anglers who have been on kill tickets have reached limits with the average weight of fish working out close to 3lb. On the Any Method Pond it has been worms that have caught most of the fish with spinners also doing very well – the average weight of the fish last week has been 1lb 5oz.
Could all anglers note that the Bankside Pond will be closed for the day on the 12th of June for the Macmillan big fish event and on the 26th of June the pond will also be closed for the Kingennie full moon evening competition and anyone wishing to enter can do so by calling 01382 350213 or 350777 and ask for Jonnie or Brian
Week Ending 23rd May2010
Kingennie Fishings has had a remarkable week on all the pools.
Last week the Boathouse Pool, any method, has seen anglers catching fish up to 11lb in weight with the biggest being caught by Mr Falconer at 10lb 2oz on a Black & Green Colin Drummond had 2 for 11lb 10oz, D. Stirton 2 weighing 11lb 3oz with both anglers finding success by using dry flies. Catch and release anglers have put back fish in the region of between 5/10 fish person all in the weight area of 2/6lb.
The Woodside Pool was at its busiest last week. Mr McQueen had a nice surprise with a fish of over 6lb caught using Powerbait/worm. Mr McLean had a 3lb 8oz trout on the worm, D McKerchar4 for 8lb 3oz on maggot, W McKenzie 4 for 7lb 6oz and W Nesbitt took 4 for 7lb 4oz using a little Mepp spinner. Saturday was, because of the excellent weather conditions, extremely busy, with, in excess of 60 anglers catching 126 fish for 258lb.
The Specimen Pool had some great sport last with a fair number of double figure fish being caught. Mr Barrett on his last cast landed a 13lb 10oz fish, Mr Ball 1 for 12lb 3oz, Mr Wilkie 1 for 12lb on a Silver Humungus, Mr Walker 2 for 18lb and Mr McDade took 2 for 24lbs. In two days, Bob Miller had 4 for 31lbs and on Saturday Bob McHardie's "day out" with ten anglers enjoyed a day's fishing. Biggest fish was from D Muir with a 13lb 12oz whopper, Joe Glachetto 1 for 12lbs 8oz and the heaviest bag was taken by Flavio with 4 for 21lb. Drew Young 3 for 13 3oz, Bob McHardie 1 for 4lb 10oz and Lewis Glachetto 1 weighing 4lb 15oz.
The Bankside Pool has, as always, been fishing well with the CDC, Nymphs, Buzzers and the Daddy Longlegs all catching fish. A nice 8lb trout was caught by Mr Berwick; Fred Thompson had a "near" double fish that broke him at the net, Mr McNeill 6 for 14lbs, Mr Wilson 5 for 10lb 8oz and Mr Gowans 2 weighing 7lb 6oz. The c/r anglers have caught and safely returned over 170 fish this week, with the biggest return going to L Kirk who put back over 35 on his day out. Ian Gordon returned 26, Willie Thompson 22, J Thorburn 22, and S Elliott 19. Many anglers are taking advantage of our hourly c/r rate which seems to benefit all concerned.
Week Ending 16th May 2010
It was another busy week on the Kingennie Bankside and Woodside Ponds that saw very few blanks and a good many happy anglers catching some of Kingennie's hard fighting trout.
The Bankside Pond saw a real mix of lures and flies taking fish, with the honours pretty much even between lures and more traditional flies. Cats Whisker, Yellow Dancer, Cormorants and Zonkers in a variety of colours all took fish while the Floating Fry, Buzzers, Claret Hoppers, Sedges and Diawl Bachs fished on or close to the surface were also successful. Mr Simpson, 2, 4lb 8oz, Mr Blackford, 2, 4lb10oz,and 3 returned, Mr Ashworth, 2, 5lb, Mr Ball, 1, 3lb and Mr Johnstone, 3, 6lb. Mr O'Neil, 1, 8lb 8oz (brownie), Mr McNeil, 4, 12lb, and Mr Reid, 2, 4lb. Mr Douglas had a fine basket of 6 for 15lb 8oz and Tam Alexander had 10 for 26lb 8oz and a number returned for his 5 sessions.
The Woodside Pond (any legal lure) continues to produce catches which include fish in the 2lb class. Worm was particularly successful last week and some good catches included Mr Walls, 2, 4lb, Mr Robertson, 2, 4lb, Mr Watson, 2,5lb, Mr Gibson, 2,4lb, Mr Steven, 4, 5lb 8oz and Mr Longford, 6,9lb. Mr Bingham, 4,6lb 8oz, Mr O'Neil, 4,7lb, Mr Leaseman, 4,5lb, Mr Baxter, 4,6lb, Mr Hamilton, 4,6lb and Mr Stevens, 3,5lb.
The Specimen Pond was lightly fished this week, but the few who ventured out after Kingennie's big fish found them taking a variety of lures including Zonkers, Humungous and a Kingennie favourite, the Green Pea. Catches included, Mr P Weston, 4, 28lb 8oz, Mr Easson, 1, 9lb, Mr Gerrard, 4, 28lb. There was three doubles caught on the specimen this week the smallest went to Mr Ferrier of Arbroath who had a fine fish of10lb 4oz the other two doubles were peas in a pod both Jim Alexander and Libo Giachetto had fish that weighed 10lb 8oz - all of the big fish were caught using fast intermediate or sunk lines
Week Ending 10th May 2010
Last week at Kingennie saw a variety of catches including Jim McAteer on the Specimen Pond who had 4 for 29lbs all caught on a black/green nymph. D. Stirton had 4 for 26lbs on a Green Pea, Allan Scott used a homemade Blob to take 4 for 22lbs, Bob McHardie 4 for 24lbs on a Green Pea and Mark Smith took a brace weighing 14lbs on a Black & Green Nymph. Tony McCabe 2 for 13lbs on a Gold Head Nymph, Mr Russell 2 for 12lbs 8oz on an Orange Lure, Mr Pullar caught 2 weighing 11lbs 4oz on a Black & Green Nymph and Mr Young landed a 6lb specimen.The Boathouse Pool has become quite a favourite with our anglers with all the reports being of good fighting fish and reasonable size. Mr Davidson 3 for 21lbs on an Olive Damsel, L. Berwick 4 for 14lbs 2oz using a Bloodworm, Mr Ross 2 for 9lbs on an Orange Nomad and Mr Wilson 2 weighing 9lbs 4oz on a Gold Rib Hare's Ear followed by a nice 10lb 2oz fish that was returned.
Catch and release on the Boat House Pool has been excellent with nearly all anglers submitting returns of between seven and twelve fish for a four or five hour session.
On the Bankside Pool most fish are in the region of 3/5lb with the occasional "biggie" getting caught. Messrs Cooper had 6 for 16lbs on a Black & Green lure, Dave Malcolm 4 for 14lbs 6oz on a Black Fritz, Steve Boyd 4 for 12lbs 12oz on an Orange Zonker and Mr Kirk 4 for 9lbs. Mr Jackson 2 for 4lbs 8oz on a Kingfisher and Mr Caird 2 for 4lbs on a Butcher./4lb on a butcher. Catch and release has again been excellent with returns of over fifteen to twenty fish per angler being the norm. G Birse had 74 for his week using either a Black & Green Fritz or a Rob Roy, D. Stewart put back 44 for his three days taken mainly on the Viva and Bloodworm and L Crooks had eleven for his day all caught on a Montana.
The Woodside Pool has become a family pool with mums, dads and kids all having an enjoyable day out and catching fish all in the region of 3lbs. The usual baits that are working well are worms, Powerbait, maggots, sweetcorn and Powerworms.
Week Ending 2nd May 2010
Most of the fish being caught on the Bankside and Boathouse have been on intermediate lines as the fish have been put down by cold easterly winds and bright sunshine. When the wind has died down the fish have been up on the surface where they are being taken on various Dries and CDC's buy Hoppers and Foam Ants are also working. Fish of the week on the Bankside Pool goes to Mr. S Jackson of Dundee who had a fine rainbow of 6lb 9ozlin a bag of 2 for 9lbs 9oz.Other catches as follows D Miller 6 for 18lbs and J Duncan 6 for 17lbs 8oz – best 5lbs. The Specimen Pond was a hard fish last week with sinking or intermediate lines needed as the fish seem to be going deeper as a result of the bright sun and the strong east wind. Bright lures, Blobs and the Booby have all done well. A Black had the biggest fish of the week when he took a 12lbs 8oz specimen on a Damsel and the Westerton party had 16 fish for 81lbs.On the
Any Method Pool anglers have had no problem in getting their bag limits with all methods working well.
Week Ending 11th April 2010
It has been a good week at Kingennie with all the pools doing very well especially the Specimen Pond. The "BIG FISH COMPETITION" last weekend saw Bob Miller win with for 27lbs – biggest 13lb 8oz closely followed by Mark Smith with 2 for 24lbs 4oz and third was Bob McHardy who netted 2/ for 23lbs 8oz. The beginning of the week saw a drastic change in weather which slowed the fishing a little bit but by midweek things were nearly back to normal with Kenny Dickson catching 2 for 9lbs. The Campbell duo had 6 for 65lbs with Campbell Snr. leading the way with 4 weighing 30lbs. Mark Smith landed a 13lb fish using a Stick Flee and Mr Glover took a nice brace weighing 13lb 7oz caught using a Woolley Bugger. Mr Boni used a Black Olive to net his two fish weighing 12lb 12oz.
The Boathouse Pool is very popular with the catch and release anglers as the returns show. Andy Cowan released fifteen, Mr Harvey twenty three, Mr Craven twelve and John Young ten. The "take fish" anglers have done equally well, with good catches being recorded. David Heenan landed 4 for 13lbs 2oz in just over two hours using a Black Buzzer whilst his mate Alfie had 3 for 11lbs on a Bloodworm and Mark Livingstone had 3 for 10lbs on a Daddylonglegs.
As normal the Woodside Pool continues to surprise and please the any method anglers. The usual baits working well are worms, Powerbait, maggots, and sweetcorn. Fish are around about the 1lb/2lb mark and are in excellent condition. Most anglers tend to reach their quotas in a short space of time and this of course makes adults and children very happy.
The Bankside Pool has had an outstanding week with J. Scott catching 6 for 15lbs on a Cat's Whisker whilst his buddy Ian Davies managed 5 for 12lbs on an Orange Zonker. Mr Wilson took 5 for 11lbs on a White Bunny Leech, Davie Black had 3 for 7lbs, Mr Roy 3 weighing 7lbs on a Bunny Leech and ,Mr Soave 4 for 10lbs. Catch and release anglers have excelled themselves over the week with returns of on average around about ten to fifteen fish. The range of flies varies with the White Bunny Leech, Cat's Whisker, Yellow Dancer, Bloodworm and the Black & Green Fritz all doing well.
Week Ending 4th April 2010
The Specimen Pool has once again been giving up some quality fish, Alec McIvor landed 2 for 21lbs – best 13lb 4oz. on a Yellow Dancer, Steve Fraser landed a nice fish of 9lb 2oz on a Cat's Whisker whilst his mate had an 8lb 5oz trout on a Bloodworm. Mr McInney and his namesake had 2 for 13lbs and the two Stewart lads had 2 for 11lbs on a Bunny Leech. Dave Dewar caught 2 for 11lbs on a homemade Buzzer, Martin Ferrier landed 2 for 10lb 5oz on an Orange Blob and a well presented Black and Green Fritz gave Mr Duncan his 8lb 2oz fish. Bob Miller using his "Miller Special" caught a nice 7lb 8oz fish to end his day.
The Boathouse Pool has been doing very well with John Morgan having 4 for 13lbs on a Montana, Bill Stenhouse caught 4 for 12lbs on a homemade Daddy Long Legs and a Green Pea, Mark Smith had 4 for 11lbs on a Buzzer and his son caught 3 for 10lbs on an Olive Damsel. Most of the anglers are very complimentary about the New Pool and the size of fish stocked.
The Woodside Pool, or the any method pool as it's called, has been giving our bait anglers some fun this week. Jim Colquhoun caught a 3lb 5oz trout on his first cast and a 2lb 3oz on his second. The usual baits are performing well – Powerbait, worms, brandling worms and of course maggots. Colin Shaw and Jim Laird had 6 for 9lbs on a combination of bait and fly whilst Mr McLeavy landed 4 for 6lbs on a little Mepp.
The Bankside Pool as usual has been performing well with fish up to 8lb being caught. Terry McPhee, using a White Bunny Leech caught a 7lb 12 0z rainbow followed by a 6lb 7oz trout. The McKenzie brothers were on form landing 4 for 11lbs on a Yellow Dancer and Wattie Duncan took 3 for 9lbs on a Humungus. Allie Stirton was lucky to land his 3lb 5oz fish. as his net broke just as the fish was lifted out of the water. Catch and release anglers were in fine form as their returns show. The average fish returned per angler over the week was 12/14 – not too bad considering the weather!
Week Ending 28th March 2010
Once again it has been a good week on the Specimen Pool with J Ferguson catching 4 for 25lbs on a White Bunny Leech closely followed by Hugh Bairner with 3 for 23lbs caught on a Green Pea. Mark Smith had a brace for 31lbs on his favourite "secret weapon", Mr Gowans 2 for 10lbs – best a brownie at nearly 6lb and Bob McHardie 2 for 10lbs on a Black & Green Fritz. Bob Miller had a 7lb fish taken on a Miller Special whilst boat fishing, Mr Barr landed 2 for 9lbs on a Yellow Dancer and Stefan caught a fine 6lb fish. Young Jamie McAteer caught a nice 4lb rainbow whilst fishing with his dad who in turn landed a fish of 7lb on a Bunny Leech .Most anglers reckoned the fish were lying pretty deep and needed a bit of coaxing to get them interested.
The new Boathouse Pool got off to a great start when it opened on Saturday with Jim Massey catching the first two fish of the day that tipped the scales at 7lbs for the brace and the catch and release guys have been putting in returns of between six and nine fish each.
The Bankside Pool has thrown up a few surprises this week with Liam Kirk catching a 10lb fish on a Yellow Dancer; Mr Strickland had 2 for 11lbs, Messrs. Rathband 2 for 6lbs and 2weighing 5lb respectively. Mr Strickland had a brace for 10lbs, Mr Johnstone 4 for 7lbs and Mr. Brown 2 for 4lbs. The catch and release guys have had a good week with Craig Dickson returning over twenty fish, Liam Kirk eighteen,. Jim Scott sixteen and Dave McKinlay fourteen. The majority of fish would appear to be in the two to four pound mark with the occasional "biggie" being caught. The Bunny Leech, Yellow Dancer, Buzzers, Cat's Whisker all seem to be the 'flies of the week'.The Bait Pool has had an enjoyable week. Tom McFarlane had a 5lb rainbow, whilst Gordon Davies had a 3lb trout on the worm. Most fish were caught as usual on Powerbait, worm, sweetcorn and maggot.
Week Ending 21st March 2010
It was a bit quieter last week at Kingennie with the windy weather causing a few problems. Most of the fish seemed to be lying on the bottom, and were playing with the flies rather than taking. However perseverance seemed to be the key and eventually fish did get caught.
On the Specimen Pool Mark Smith had 4 for 22lbs on a home- made Mayfly, Mr Linton took 3 for 22lbs on a White Booby, Mr Lees had a brace for 12lbs on a White & Green Booby and Mr Harvey took 4 weighing /24lb on a Gold Humungus and a White Bunny Leech.
The Bankside Pool has had a slightly better week with a fish in the region of 8lb being caught by our catch and release angler George Birse who also had upwards of 30 fish in three days. Ian Gordon had 17fish in a couple of days Messrs Low, Maddox, and Reilly, had 14 fish between them weighing in at 39lb all caught on a Gold Head and Lead Head Buzzers and Mr Simpson took 2 for 6lbs on a Yellow It was a bit quieter last week at Kingennie with the windy weather causing a few problems. Most of the fish seemed to be lying on the bottom, and were playing with the flies rather than taking. However perseverance seemed to be the key and eventually fish did get caught.On the Specimen Pool Mark Smith had 4 for 22lbs on a home- made Mayfly, Mr Linton took 3 for 22lbs on a White Booby, Mr Lees had a brace for 12lbs on a White & Green Booby and Mr Harvey took 4 weighing /24lb on a Gold Humungus and a White Bunny Leech.
The Bankside Pool has had a slightly better week with a fish in the region of 8lb being caught by our catch and release angler George Birse who also had upwards of 30 fish in three days. Ian Gordon had 17fish in a couple of days Messrs Low, Maddox, and Reilly, had 14 fish between them weighing in at 39lb all caught on a Gold Head and Lead Head Buzzers and Mr Simpson took 2 for 6lbs on a Yellow Dancer.
Week Ending 14th March 2010
Now that the weather has improved at Kingennie lots of fish are being caught. The Specimen Pool gave up some nice trout with the Fulton boys and Mr Tervit having 6 for n36lbs taken on a Bunny Leech, Bob Miller had 2 for 16lbs on a White Saddleback and Messrs. Lees and Innes had a 4 for 23lbs from the boat using the Green Pea and Blobs – on another visit they caught 3 for 19lbs on the same patterns. Mark Smith had 2 for 12lbs on the Bloodworm; Mr. Simpson caught 3 for 20lbs on a Yellow & Black Booby whilst Mr Alexander had 2 for 1olbs on a Bunny Leech and a Green Pea.
The Woodside Pool, or any method pool as its lovingly called, has given some good returns last week with the 80 plus anglers nearly all getting their quota. Davey Sanderson landed a nice 3lb 4oz rainbow to finish his day. A strange assortment of baits were used last week varying from the usual Powerbait and worms, to pieces of meat and crusty bread.
The Bankside Pool also had a cracking week with Mr Fenton and his mate Derek taking 12 for 26lbs, Mr Massie 3 for 8lbs, Mr Cook 2 for 7lbs, Mr Duncan 2 for 7lbs and Mr Keith 2 for 6lbs. The Storrier boys took 4 for 9lbs on the Damsel and Bloodworm and the bulk of the fish were taken on the Bunny Leech and small flies such as the Diawl Bach and Buzzers. The catch and release anglers all reported good returns as usual and catches included Mr Longmuir 44, Mr Mahoney 30, George Birse 70 over three days, Mr Russell 23 and Mr McMillan 15.
Week Ending 21st February 2010
Some good fish have been caught on the Specimen Pool recently. Mark Smith had 2 for 25lbs – best 18lbs, B Miller had 2 for 25 4oz with his best tipping the scales at 15lbs 4oz, Mr Thompson caught a brace weighing 21lbs – best 14lbs and Mr Laird had 2 for 21lbs on a Damsel Nymph. The two Mr Lees had 8 for 40lbs on the boat on a Hot Head Damsel and Mr Warder took 2 for 15lbs o the Fergus. The average weight appears to be around the 7lbs mark but with a few big surprises thrown in!
The Bankside Pool has had some good returns with Gilbert Cheetham taking 4 for 12lbs on a White Nomad, Mr Gloak had 2 for 7lbs on a Black Nomad, Mr Grant 3 for 5lbs, Mr Thompson had one at 6lbs on a Yellow Dancer, Mr Fortieth 1for 4lbs and Mr Fraser 1 for 3lbs on a Nymph. The catch and release lads had a good week as well with some anglers returning 10/15 fish on a session.
The Woodside Pool, or any method pool as it's called, is living up to its name with lots of fish getting caught, on a variety of baits, sweetcorn, worms, spinners and Powerbait. Most anglers are catching their limit in a reasonable time. Mr Melloy had 4 for 7lbs, Dave Scobie 4 for 6lbs and John Ferguson 4 for 5lbs so not too bad a week considering the weather.
Week Ending 7th February 2010
The wee spell of settled weather has done the world of good for the fishing at Kingennie. The water has started to clear up nice with a good few feet of clarity in all of the ponds.
The Specimen Pond has seen some real cracking fish come off with an average of 8lb for the week. Two lucky anglers went home from the specimen with doubles - Greg McDowall had the biggest fish with a fine rainbow of 12lb 8oz his fish was caught on a floating line with a Black Cone Head Fritz whilst the other double went to Gary Baird and his fish was 12lb and was taken on a an intermediate line with a mini Viva. Also on the specimen pond Bob Miller had his 200th fish since the pond opened the 8lb fish was caught on a Yellow Dancer so well done Bob. The most productive flies on the specimen have been black lures but more natural flies have also done well with Bloodworm, Buzzers and Nymphs all catching a few fish. Other notable catches included Ian Thompson 9lb 14oz, Aaron Goodrum 9lb 12oz rainbow, Mark Smith 8lb 10oz and Bob Miller 8lb 6oz.
On the Bankside Pool anglers on catch and release day tickets have had returns of up to 30 fish. Most fish have been caught using floating lines and mini lures but like the Specimen Bloodworm, Buzzers and other naturals have all done well producing a fair number of fish. Notable catches included Andy Rutherford C&R 47 on bloodworm, Brian Longmuir C&R 25 with a brown of 4lbs 8oz and a rainbow of 5lb mostly on a Bunny Leech, Ian Gordon 73 C&R for the week most on lures such as a Yellow Cone Head and a Yellow Dancer and Mr. Longmuir 14 C&R mostly on Bloodworm.
The Woodside Pond has been quiet but the anglers who have been out have all had their limits and flies have worked best but power bait and worms have also done well.
Week Ending 31st January 2010
At last, reasonably good weather and happy fishermen at the fishery. The Specimen Pool has had a few good fish caught. The two biggest catches of the week were by the Johnston duo 8 for 48lb and the two Bairner lads with had 6 for 35lb. Mr. Heenan caught 2 for 16lbs whilst Messrs. Henderson and Fox had 2 for 16lbs and 2 for 14lbs respectively. The Cat's Whisker, Yellow Dancer, Fritz and Olive patterns did most of the damage.
The Bankside Pool has given the catch and release lads a cracker of a week with fish upwards of 100 being returned in just over three days. The average size of the caught fish was around about the 2lb 8oz mark. Gilbert had 6 for 14lbs, Mr Duncan 2 for 5lbs, Mr Batchelor 1 for 3lbs and M Thompson 2 for 5lbs mostly caught on the Yellow Dancer, Buzzers and Damsels.
The Woodside Pool, as normal, gage the bait anglers a good return to Powerbait and worms and occasionally a little bloodworm fly also worked well.
Week Ending 20th December 2009
Winter has well and truly set in at Forbes of Kingennie.The cold weather over the last couple of weeks has improved the fishing on the Bankside Pool where the water has lost its tinge and the fish have moved into the shallower water in the bays.Despite the hard frost and snow the fish are still feeding on small flies such as Spiders, Sedges and weighted Damsels. Notable catches included Mr. Lock 3 for 7lb, Mr. Craig from Stirling C+R 22 on sedge patterns, Mr. Laing 4 for 12lb, Mrs. Williamson 3 for 8lb and Mr. Black C+R 12 on Damsels.
The Specimen Pool has fished a bit slower this week but those who braved the conditions had some nice fish.The pool has fished best early morning with sinking lines and big lures seeming to be the method of choice for most of the specimen hunters. The best fish of the week was caught by Mr. S Ross and the fish tipped the scales at 9lb 8oz - Steven tempted this fine rainbow on a green and white lure on a DI3 fished really slowly. Other best catches included T James, Dundee, 2 for 16lb 3oz, Mr. Potter, Aberdeen, 4 for 28lb, Mr. Thompson 3 for 21lb and Grant Osler 2 for 16lb 5oz.
The Woodside Pool is still fishing best to Powerbait fished off the bottom and there have been some cracking fish caught in the last couple of weeks - the biggest last week was caught by local angler Andy Armstrong who tempted a rainbow of 3lb 3oz on Powerbait
Week Ending 13th December 2009
The bright sunshine and flat calm conditions have made the fishing tough at Kingennie last week but some anglers have made it look very easy.
The Specimen Pond is still holding a fair bit of colour but the fish are still being caught although it has been quite difficult. Flies that have worked well have had one thing in common and that was plenty of marabou so that means using the likes of the Humungus, Bunny Leech, Zonkers and of course the Miller Skunk. Most of the fish caught on the Specimen this week have been taken on intermediate lines with a slow retrieve. Notable catches for the week included J Mclean 2/23lb on a homemade lure; Bob Weir had 2/19lb on a Cat's Whisker and Mr Broomfield 2/12lb.
The Bankside Pond has again seen the best of the action and once again it was Ian Gordon that has made things look easy taking catches of 10, 12, 16 and 18 fish all on four hour catch and release sessions. Most of Ian's fish were taken on a Yellow Cone Head fished on a floating line in the bays. Gilbert Cheetham also had a bumper day when he kept 6 fish for 12lb and then went on to catch and release a further 14. Best method on the Bankside last week was to cast lures along the reeds to where fish are hitting small roach and perch fry. Mr Nettles had 6/13lb on a White Nomad, Mr Gilbert 6/12lb and Mr Fraser 5/11lb on a Yellow Dancer.
The Woodside any method pond has cleared up a bit more and the clarity of the water is much better now. Fly tactics are working well again but anglers are finding that they have to use intermediate or sinking lines to get down to the feeding depth of the fish and the best flies have been the same as the other ponds. Mr Shaw 4/7lb, Dave Stoddart had 4/7lb also and a fair number of our other anglers had similar catches.
Week Ending 6th December 2009
The weather was poor last week but the fishing has been red hot for the anglers who braved the poor conditions. Strong winds and rain for most of the week have made the fishing difficult. The ponds do have a bit of colour in them from all the rain but it hasn't put the fish off the feed as the fresh water coming through the system has had the fish fighting very hard.
The Specimen Pond has been the slowest of all the ponds with anglers having to work hard for their limits. Big dark lures fished on an intermediate or floating has been the most productive method on the Specimen. Anglers have found the fish to be a couple of feet down and need a slow constant retrieve to tempt them. Flies such an Ace of Spades, Bunny Leech and Humongous all worked well last week. Notable catches included Mr Warder, Perth, had 4 for 25lb all on a Fergus Dancer, the Johnston party 4 rods, 11 fish for 67lb, J O'Brien 2 for 17lb, G Huston 2 for 16lb 8oz, D Black 2 for 14lb and M Small 2 for 12lb.
The Bankside Pool has again fished the best of all the ponds with some anglers catching and releasing up to 20 fish in a four hour session and anglers on day tickets have been going on to catch many more. Fish have been going to various lures such as the Cat's Whisker, Nomads, Dancers and Zonkers. Some fish have been coming off to traditional flies but the sport has been much better on lures, blobs and little Devils. Notable catches for the
Gilbert Cheetham 6 for 14lbs and Ian Gordon 20 returned in 4hours.
On the Woodside Pool any legal method pond baits have worked better than fly or spinning and green Powerbait fished just off the bottom has been the best method of catching most anglers getting limits with no trouble.
Bankside included Mr M Grant 2 for 6lb with 27 returned, Mr S Grant 2 for 4lb 12oz with 16 returned, A Stevens 32 returned all on Cats Whisker,
Week Ending 29th November 2009
The beginning of the week at Kingennie Fishings has been a little quieter due to the weather, however, the latter part of the week saw some good catches from the three pools.
The Specimen Pool gave J. Ferguson a nice 12lb fish caught on an Orange Fritz whilst D. Black had two fish for 16lb on a Humungus. Mr Small got his two for 13lb also on a Humungus; Mr Bairner caught his two for 12lbs on a Black Fritz.
The Woodside Pool as usual is keeping our bait fishermen happy with lots of fish around about the 2lb mark being taken on worm, sweetcorn and of course Powerbait. Our junior anglers are doing well - a mention for young David Smeaton from Glasgow, first time fishing, caught a 2lb 2oz fish - not bad for a five year old.
The Bankside Pool as usual fished extremely well; Mr Rennie had six for 13lb on an Orange Fritz, Mr. Butchart two for 5lb on an Orange Blob, the Bairners fishing catch and release had 60 fish between the two of them nearly all caught on the Cats Whisker and the Yellow Dancer. Mr Prior on a four hour ticket had 14, again on the Orange Fritz, Ian Gordon and George Birse had 10 each on Bloodworm and the Bunny Leech and Mr. Stewart having nine for his three hour session.
Week Ending 22 November 2009
It has been a week of heavy rain and high winds at Kingennie and made the fishing really difficult. The water on most of the ponds has been chocolate brown for most of the week which has meant the fly anglers have had to put their flies right in front of the fish to stand any chance of catching. The best method for catching this week has been to retrieve lures very slow on intermediate lines this has been the case on all the fly ponds. On the any legal method pond ledgered power bait has been the most productive method with float fished maggots or worms coming a close second.
The Bankside Pond has been the least affected by all the rain with about three feet of clarity in the water. All sorts of flies have worked on the Bankside when the wind has settled down for any length of time again the most productive method has been to fish lures on an intermediate line.
Notable catches for the Specimen Pond included Terry Keane 2 fish for 19lb one at 11lb, Andrew Keane 2fish for 17lb 9 oz, S Mclean 2 fish for 16lb 6oz, M Ferry 1 fish for 13lb and Kevin Martin 1 fish for 12lb 4oz .
On the Bankside Pond Shane Busher 6 fish for 17lb, Paul Mason 6 fish for 14lb with 11 returned, Luke Collins 4 for 13lb4oz with 6 returned and Eamon West 4 for 12lb 8 oz with 9 returned. Gavin Harvey 19 on C+R, Stan Harvey 18 C+R Henry Knight 15 C+R and Grant Osler 14 C+R.
Names are now being taken for the Boxing Day competition - it has a limit of 30 places and has some amazing prizes from stays in our lodges to season tickets for the fishing ponds so get your names to Jonnie or Brian in the sportsman's entrance to avoid missing out.
Week Ending 15th November 2009
Here at Kingennie it has been a week of mixed fortunes due to the weather conditions but despite this some good fish have been caught.
On the Specimen Pool, Jim Glens had a nice 11lb trout amongst his three fish total of 18lb, on the boat Mr Ferguson landed a nice 10 lb rainbow, whilst Mr Bailey and his friends had nine fish caught mainly on White Nomad and Green Pea variants.
The Bankside Pool has had a good week. Mr Clark had six for 13lb on a Yellow Dancer, Mr Jamieson five for 11lb on a Yellow Booby, Mr Ferguson had four for 10lb, Mr Christie two at 6lb on a Mini Yellow Dancer and Mr Batchelor two for 6lb on a Daddy Longlegs. The catch and release anglers have also had a good deal of success - Mr Thompson eight fish on a Cat's Whisker, Mr Reid nine on a Yellow Dancer and his friend Mr Burke five on a Yellow Bunny Leech. Other anglers using Daddy Longlegs the Black Humungus and the White Fritz are all reporting good catches.
The Woodside Pool has given the bait anglers a lot of fun this week with a large number of fish up to 2lb being caught, using the favourite baits of worm and Powerbait.
Week Ending 9th November 2009
The fishing this week at Kingennie has been hard due to very murky watercaused by heavy rain fall recently.
Anglers on the Specimen Pond who have persevered have been rewarded with some cracking fish. Mark Small had his second double in two weeks with a fine rainbow of 14lb caught on a home tied lure .Jim Tait has had another couple of sessions this past week and he showed he still has the magic touch when it comes to the big fish he had seven fish for 46lb 8oz - most of his fish were caught on a Bleeding Cat .Themost productive tactics have been single lure fished on a floating orsink tip line. Other notable catches included D McKenzie 4 for 32lb one at15lb caught on big home tied black and green lure, R Young 4 for 31lbone at 13lb 6oz all on a Gold Humungus, M Small 2 for 19lb one at 14lb. Kildrum AC, 6 rods had 24 fish for 172lb.
The Bankside Pool has been just as hard a fish this week with thecoloured water making its way through the system .The dirty water combined with flat calm conditions for most of the week have madefishing on the Bankside very hard and anglers found that a very slow retrieveor fishing static under a bung has been just about the only way toconsistently catch fish. Other methods have worked but are only pickingup the odd fish. Flies that have worked well this week have been a widerange of Damsels, Buzzers and Floating Fry of various sizes. Included amongst the best catches were K Black 6 for 20lb one at 8lb with 4 returned, Davie West 2 for 7lb with one at 5lb he also returned 6 on a four hour session and R Smith had 13 on catch and release mostly on Damsels.
The Woodside any legal method pond has also been affected by thecoloured water and the best bait this week has been Green Power Bait fishedjust off the bottom. The ponds should start to clear now in the next few days as long as we don't get much rain. The prospects for the coming week are good with very littlerain forecast over the next seven days.
Week Ending 1st November 2009
It was an eventful week at Kingennie with the weather not so good the water very brown from all the rain we have had but never the less some good fish were caught. The Specimen Pool gave up some big fish with Mr McCabe taking a 15lb trout on a Bunny Leech closely followed by Mr Small with a 13 lb specimen. The normal size fish varied in size from 6 to 10lbs and were being taken mainly on lures.
The Woodside Pool has been giving our bait anglers a good deal of pleasure this week with fish up to 2lb plus being caught with worms and power bait helping anglers get their bag limit.
Over on the Bankside Pool fish of 2lb to 3lb were giving the guys a good bit of sport. The top taking patterns included the CDC, Humungus and the Cat's Whisker. The catch and release anglers enjoyed themselves with lots of fish being safely returned.
Week Ending 11th October 2009
It has been a week for the big fish at Kingennie with the average fish coming off the Specimen Pool weighing around the 9lb mark pound .Jim Tait had his first outing in months and as usual he bagged some doubles - three in total one at 10lb, one at 12lb and his biggest was 14lb with most of them being caught on his famous Bleeding Cat's Whisker. He also managed a brown of about 8lb which was returned to the water. Lots of different flies have worked well last week with the most popular being lures of black or white. Notable catches for the week as follows - Bob McHardy four fish for 29lb 10oz – biggest just over the 10lb mark, Brian Armstrong four fish for 25lb - biggest fish was 9lb 4oz, Henry Fulton three fish for 33lb. The biggest fish of the week from the Specimen Pond was caught by Derek Morrison at 17lb 2oz.The Bankside Pool is still fishing well with season ticket holders reporting returns in the teens for half day sessions with a good mix of fish coming off and as usual rainbows have varied in weigh from just under three pounds up to about the 7lbs mark. Most fish are still being caught on floating lines with notable catches featuring Sam Turrif 6 for 17lb, Brian Swan 6 for 16lb 10oz, D Stewart 2 for 7lb and T Baxter 2 for 6lb 8oz.The Woodside pool has seen most anglers leave with bag limits - all baits have been working well but spinners and fly have been the most productive.
Week Ending 27th September 2009
The weather was a little unsettled last week at Kingennie but that didn't put the fish off with some anglers getting fish to remember.Specimen Pool angler J McGough had the biggest fish of the week with a monster rainbow of 16lb taken on a lure. The Specimen has produced a lot of fish in and around the10lb mark with at least 5 doubles coming off over the week. Most of the fish on the specimen pond have been caught on lures with the odd fish falling to Buzzers and Bloodworm. Nearly all the fish have been caught on floating lines close to the surface. Featuring amongst the best catches were A Webster 2 for 22lb both 11lb, T McMaster 2 for19.5lb 1 at 12lb 4oz, D Wilkie 2 for 17lb 4oz and N Oreily 1 for 14lb.
The Bankside Pool finished off a very busy week with the casting for recovery retreat a guided days fishing for women who are recovering from breast cancer. A great day was had by all with most of the ladies managing to hook and land at least one fish so a big thank you to all the CFR staff who made the weekend very enjoyable for all. Flies that have done best on Bankside were different colours of Bunny
Leech, Nomads and Buzzers. All fish caught have been very close to the surface or just below.
The Woodside Pool has seen most anglers leave with bag limits with all methods doing well. The best bait has been power bait (orange), best lure has been small Mepps and the best flies have been Nomads mainly black or orange
Week Ending 20th September 2009
The Woodside any method pool has fish really well with most anglers getting bag limits the bait of choice this week has been Powerbait worms followed closely by real worms and maggots.
The fishing has been electric at Kingennie with the Bankside Pond fishing the best of all. For the first time in weeks season ticket holders have been recording returns of 30+ on some days. George Birse had 55 returned for two days fishing and Ian Gordon wasn't far behind with 50 for two days fishing. The fish have been taking all sorts of flies but the best ones have been Black Buzzers and the Bunny Leech in white or black. The water clarity is good and the algae cleared with the high water we had a couple of weeks ago. The best of the rises have been in the morning with the fish taking on the surface or just in the surface film.
Featuring amongst the best catches were G Birse 35 caught and returned in one session, I Gordon 30 C&R in one session Mr. Fowler 6 for18lbs 8oz – best 6lb. Fraser Mitchell 6 for 16lb with a brownie of 3lbs 8oz, Douglas Mitchell 6 for 15lbs 8oz and Alan Dempster 2 for 8lb. Sean Grieve took 2 for 7lbs 8oz with a blue of 4lb and the big brownie was lucky again being hooked by a catch and release angler he estimated its weight at 11lb. The Specimen Pond has fished well with most anglers getting their fish on lures along with the odd fish being caught dries in the evening. Olive and Black Buzzers have also worked quite well and notable catches included Burnside AC 10 rods had 32 fish for 225lb biggest was 13lbs 8oz caught on a Yellow Dancer by Rob Taylor who took 4 29lb, Andy Collins 4 for 27lb 9oz, Grant Donnelly 2 for 21lb best 11lbs,W Cargill 1 for 11lbs 8oz.
Week Ending 7th September 2009
The fishing over the last week has been on top form with the Specimen Pond still being the best with most anglers taking their limits. The heavy rain caused some problems with flooding but all the ponds are open again benefiting from a flush of fresh water. The specimen pond is continuing to produce big fish with 4 doubles coming off with the biggest at 12lb. The top fly has been a Black and Gold Humongous with a Hot Head Damsel or an Orange Bunny Leech taking plenty of fish as well. The fish are still high in the water with a floating or sink tips being all you need to get to the fish. The top catches have been J Black 4-31lb, Chris Denhan 4-29lb, Kevin Murty 4-26lb 8oz, T Small 2-19lb.
The Woodside Pool has been fishing as well as it has in months with fish coming to all methods from worm to fly. The fish have been coming off all over the pond with no area doing better than any other. There have even been a couple of bigger fish coming out up to around 3lb mark. The top bags were N Hunter 4-8lb, R Smith 4-6lb 2oz, H Lee 2-4lb and B Hickson 2-3lb 9oz.
The Bankside has been producing lots of fish to small flies and naturals with the top flies being the Cormorant and small black traditional wets. The usual lures such as Blobs and Yellow Dancers are still taking their share of trout. The fish have moved around with the pond holding trout all over the place. The top bags for this week have been W Wardlaw 6-15lb, R Drummond6-14lb 8oz, C Martin 2-6lb and J Wilson 2-5lb 6oz.
The Coarse Pond has been in for with 3 carp taken in the last week and more than a few lost. They have been coming up to the top on bread of luncheon meat on the bottom. They are easily seen cruising around on top of the weed beds but getting them to take is harder than it looks. There have been some good numbers of small fish come out mostly being perch and small roach as well as brownies.
Week Ending 31st August 2009
The fishing last week at Kingennie was red hot with most anglers taking limit bags from all ponds.
The Specimen Pond produced five doubles with the biggest at 13lb 2oz caught by Mr. Keannan in his bag of 2 for 18lb – the others were taken by Tony McCabe and John Thompson who both had fish just over the ten pound mark. Paul Curran and J. Reilly both did slightly better with fish just over the 12lb mark. The fish on the Specimen Pond have been very close to the surface with nearly all the fish being caught on floating lines with the fly of the week being the orange bunny leech. Other notable catches included Liam Kirk 4 for 28lbs 8oz, S Scott 2 for19lbs 10oz J Reilly 2 for 20lb and Paul Curran 2 for 20lbs 4oz.
The Woodside Pool has seen most anglers leave with bag limits and there is still a bit of a tinge to the water but this does not seem to be putting the fish off the feed at all as all baits have been working well with sweet corn and power bait doing the best. The pond has also fished quite well for the fly anglers with some great sport to be had on light tackle.
The Bankside Pool has fished well despite the colour in the water and all the rain we have had in the past few weeks has really helped the pond with water clarity improving by the day most of the fish on Bankside have been caught on small black wet flies or orange blobs fished alongside buzzers. Good evening rises have started to happen with all sorts of dries working well. Notable catches included the Westpark Angling Club 12rods for 58 fish for 162lbs, J Stimpson 6 for 18lb, Terry Clark 6 for 17lbs 2oz and Shane Busher 6 for 15lbs 8oz. Eddie Busher took 5 for 14lb – best 6lbs 8oz, R. Miller 4 for 12lb, Joe O'Brian 2 for 8lb – best 6lbs and Paul Mason 2 for 7lbs 9oz.
The Coarse Pond has fished very well with some nice mixed bags of small fish coming off not so many of the big carp getting caught this week but not many people fished for them last week.
Week Ending 23rd August 2009
The fishing this week at Kingennie has been good with lots of fish coming off all the ponds. The Specimen Pond has been fishing best of all but high numbers are coming off all the ponds. The weather has not helped the fishing on some days with a strong west wind blowing most of the week with some extremely heavy rain at times as well.
The best method on the Specimen Pond this week is still lures with a Techno cat and a Hot Head Damsel taking most fish but anglers need to step down the weight of your leader in the crystal clear water. When the conditions have suited they have been coming up for dry fly as well. The biggest fish so far this week was taken in on a dry fly that weighed in at 12lb as well as an 11 pounder that took a Cat. There are also brown trout starting to get caught again after their usual disappearing act over the summer. The best bags this week have been J Fleming with 4- 28lb7oz, N Smart 2-18lb and the Bannockburn angling club took 20 fish for 129lb that shows a good average size of nearly 6.5 lb.
The Bankside Pool has still got a lot of algae in it but there are fish coming off regularly. There has not been a top fly this week as everything from Yellow Dancers and Blobs to Buzzers and the Goat Toe taking fish. The average size in the pond is still up at around 2.5 pound with most fish being in excellent quality. The top bags have been C wood 6-17lb 9oz, P Coulson 2-6lb 5oz and J Brown 2- 6lb2oz.
The Bait Pond has been in fine form as well there have been lots of fish coming off to worm and sweet corn with maggots and Powerbait still taking fish. There have been a few fish in the 2 to 3 pound mark coming off with the majority of fish being around 1lb. The top bags have been H Whitford 4 - 6lb 9oz, T White 3-5lb 3oz and G Johnston 2-3lb 5oz. The Coarse Pond has had little pressure over the past week but is producing lots of small fish but the big carp are proving hard to catch. The small carp are really starting to move about now with fish of up to half a pound coming out fairly regularly as well as small roach and rudd along with some very nice perch.
Week Ending 2nd August 2009
The fishing this week at Kingennie has been good with lots of fish being caught. The weather has been very changeable with fantastic sunshine one minute then heavy rain the next. The wind can't make up its mind either but it is generally coming from the west blowing up big gusts causing problems with casting.
The Specimen Pond has been fishing best with fish coming out to a variety of methods but the best is still lures. There has not been one lure that has out fished any other it really has been a case of changing till you find what they want but black and green and Cats are the most popular. When lures don't work then Buzzers and Nymphs are getting fish especially in the evening. Top nymphs have been Red and Olive Buzzers or a Diawl Bach. The top bags this week have been D Barr 4-32lb M Shaw 3-26lb and L Bell 4-29lb 7oz
The Bankside Pool has still got a lot of algae in the water but with all the rain it is getting washed though and starting to clear. The top flies have been a Black or Orange Blob with some fish coming out to Buzzers of various colours. The top catches have been J Hinse 4-11lb 4oz C Perkins 4-10lb 3oz and J Davies 2-6lb 1oz.
The Woodside Pool has been producing lots of fish with most people coming off with bag limits. The best bait has been worms, power bait or power bait/worms. The best bags have been C Baily 6-10lb R Robinson 4-6lb 6oz and S Harrison 2-3lb 12oz.
On the warmer days the Coarse pond has been producing fish with all the small fish putting up a good account of themselves. There have been a few of the golden rudd and the bigger roach putting in an appearance. There have also been some small carp being caught from the stocking last year. There have been a couple of big carp including the well known leather. They are showing well on the surface but proving a bit tricky to hook. They are getting their heads down and feeding as the evenings are wearing on.
Week Ending 19th July 2009
Fishing last week at Kingennie has been all about the Specimen Pond with many of the bigger fish showing up in the catch returns. They have been coming out on a variety of flies with the best being a white Bunny Leach or a Hot Head Damsel fished near the surface on a floating line. When they stop chasing the lures they have been taking small Bloodworms and Crunchers and even coming up for the dry in the right conditions. Notable catches have been A cook 4-25lb, C Martin 2-17lb 8oz, R Cowan 3-20lb and C Dixon had a great few hours releasing two fish around the10-11lb mark in a six fish haul.
The Bankside Pool has had an algae bloom resulting in reduced visibility but it is now clearing every day. This gave the fish a break for a few days resulting in great action at the weekend if you could get the right fly. Top flies have been Olive Buzzers and Green Diawl Bachs or Orange Blobs and Yellow Dancers if you are fishing lures. Top catches have been B Kirk 3- 7lb 5oz, A Neilson 5-14lb2oz, J Smith 2-6lb12oz and I Gordon releasing 11.
The Woodside Pool has been fishing very well with lots of limit bags coming off. The average size of the fish has been around the 1lb 6oz mark with some fish up to 2lb 4oz coming out. The best method has been worm or power bait but most methods are working. Top catches have been R Thompson 4-7lb, T Drummond 2-3lb8oz, J Reid 2-3lb 2oz K Wilson 8-12lb 4oz.
The Coarse Pond has had plenty of anglers fishing it with lots of small fish starting to show. Everything from roach and bream to trout and eels have been coming out to maggots and small chunks of worm fished over hemp and ground bait. The big carp are still proving tricky but letting their guard down as the evenings wear on coming up to the surface taking bread and dog biscuits. During the day the best method appears to be the zig rig fished near the surface.
Week Ending To 5th July 2009
It has been all about the Buzzers this week at Kingennie with anglers finding most colours of buzzer working very well. The fishing has been best early morning and late evening as the bright sunshine with no wind on most days has really put the fish deep during the day making them very hard to catch. Buzzers fished with a Blob or Booby under a bung has been the best method by far but some anglers have had a few fish with lures - mainly Yellow Cone Heads and different kinds of Nomads.
Notable catches the Bankside Pool included Ian Gordon 15+ on C+R, G Burns had four days C+R with returns of 23 ,20 ,16 ,and 13 most on Olive Buzzers, Fraser Wright 6 for 16lb and Peter Wright 5 for 15lb 9oz – at 6lbs 8oz.
The Specimen Pond has been much the same as last week with the fish lying very deep so sinking lines have been needed during the day fished with Boobies and Lures. The sport has been much better in the evening with the fish coming up in the water as the temperature drops and then teams of Buzzers have done well when fished static under a bung. Notable catches included K Timpson 3 for 24lb 12oz,
Greg Martin 2 for 19lb 8oz, Harry Brough 2 for 19lb and Team North West's 8 rods took 24 fish for 168lb.
On the Woodside Pool it has been mainly worms or maggots - fish are coming out at an average of 1lb 8oz.
The Boathouse Pool has seen some nice bags of silvers with the small bream starting to make an appearance. Cocktail baits fished on the bottom have been the best method of catching the bream and the big carp have been feeding hard with the biggest weighing in at around 13lbs.
Fishermans Week starts on the 13th July with fun competitions and prizes every day and all permits will have 25% off for the week. Fly and bait competitions are on the 19th and casting demonstrations are on the 18th. But for more details call 01382350213.
Week Ending 28th June 2009
The best fly patterns last week included the Daddy Longlegs, CDC Hoppers, Kate Maclaren and Sedge Muddler and the best fishing areas proved to be the north shore from valve tower to the Dow Burn.
Featuring amongst the top catches were Mr. Campbell from Denny who had 6 fish weighing a total of 15lb 6oz, Mr. Hemmings (Kinross) 5 for 10lb, Mr. Cushing 10 for 24lb 4oz, Jim Flockhart and company (Ayr) 15 for 37lb 10oz – heaviest 4lb and A MacMillan (Comrie) 6 for 15lb 4oz. A Galloway from Kinross kept 6 fish weighing a total of 14lb 2oz, F Richardson & D McGregor (Kinross) 7 for 16lb, B Dick & G Hemmings (Kinross) 8 for 17lb 4oz, Mr. Southworth (Carlisle) 6 for 13lb 8oz, G Keith (Dunfermline) kept 3 fish for 6lb 12oz and Mr. Laird (Falkirk) kept 4 fish weighing a total of 9lb 8oz.
On the club front Aberdour A/A kept 34 fish weighing a total of 79lb 4oz, Cambusbarron F/C 19 for 44lb 15oz, Mayfield Inn A/C 19 for 49lb 14oz. Tullibole A/C 19 for 48lb 10z – heaviest 8lb 6oz and Clatto & Stratheden A/C kept 13 fish weighing a total of 45lb 11oz. Tillicoultry A/C took 20 fish for a total of 45lb 11oz and Kelty Artisans had 6 fish weighing 15lb 2oz.
Week Ending 14th June 2009
Flat calm conditions for most of the week have put the fish well down in the water with anglers on the Specimen Pond having to use sunk lines pulled along the bottom to pick up fish .Water quality is still improving on the specimen pond with very little rain it has had a chance to clear up a fair bit. The fly patterns working well have included the Miller Skunk, silver/gold Humungus, Cat's Whisker and some fish have also been caught on more traditional flies such as Watson's Fancy, Silver Invicta, and the Peter Ross. Only one double came off the pond this week a nice rainbow of 11lb 9oz went to Shane Busher from Dunkeld who managed to land two fish for 17lb 8oz both of his fish were caught on a Silver Humungus. Other notable catches came from T Thompson 4 for 29lb, Ian Fraser 2 for 16lb 6oz, J Thompson 2 for 16lb 4oz and J Milner 1 for 9lb 10oz. The Bankside Pool has seen some more great rises but with the water being so calm catching fish has been difficult. Small flies and light lines has been the only way to get about the fish but with some big fish about a lot of people are being broken. This week also saw the Macmillan Cancer big fish event held at Kingennie with 20 rods taking part and raising £3000 so well done and thank you to all participants. The winner of the competition was Paul Cowley with a limit of 6 fish for 15lb 8oz and he also managed one of the special tags that was worth £300.
On the Bait Pond the fish have been going daft for fake worms so much so that we have had to restock the shop with them most fish this week have averaged 2lb. The water is still quite low but rain is due so that should be back to normal levels soon.
Week Ending 10th May 2009
In a repeat of the pattern from the same time last year the east coast has been beset for weeks now by cold east to north easterly winds and despite this fish can still be seen sipping Emergers from just below the surface on Kingennie's Bankside Pond. Kingennie anglers are using late spring tactics with small naturals such as the Hare's Ear Emerger, Buzzers and dries, but dressed in winter clothing! Average sizes of fish remains good with a sprinkling of bigger fish to 6 or 7 lbs among them. Mr. Stewart got the week off to a good start with a fine 7lb 8oz rainbow to a Pheasant Tail Nymph while other catches for the week included Mr Soave, 2, 6lb 8oz, Mr Reid, 1, 3lb 8oz, Mr Dickson, 2, 6lb, Mr Campbell, 2, 6lb, Mr Small, 2, 5lb, Mr Anderson, 3, 10lb, and Mr Miller,2, 7lb. Hare's Ear Emergers, Diawl Bach and small Montana Nymphs all took fish. Catch and release anglers had a good
week too, with regulars taking up to 6 fish and reporting seeing good rises.
On the Specimen Pond the cold winds with alternating bright sunshine and heavy rain has seen the fish lying deeper, and Green and Black Lures, Yellow Dancers and a variety of Cat's Whiskers all took fish. Catches included Mr Williams, 2, 14lb, Mr Stewart and party from the west coast had 7 for 38lb, Mr Young, 1, 5lb, Mr Edwards, 2, 11lb 8oz, and taking advantage of Kingennie's recently introduced catch and release ticket on the Specimen Pond, Mr Baxter and Mr Campbell felt that their long trip from Selkirk was justified by their tally of nine fish caught and returned on a variety of lures.
The Woodside Pond continued to produce fish to worm, maggot, Powerbait, sweetcorn and fly, thus keeping everybody happy no matter what their favourite bait. Catches included Mr Smith, 2, 3lb12oz, Mr Small, 3, 6lb4oz, Mr Fox, 3, 6lb, Mr Hunter, 1, 2lb, Mr Duncan and partner, 8,15lb8oz, Mr Smith, 4, 8lb, Mr Muir and Partner, 8, 17lb, Mr McTaggart,9, 17lb 8oz, Mr Reid and partner, 8, 16lb, and to finish the week on a high note, Mr Low, fishing with 4 friends, took 21 fish on a cold Sunday evening for 40lb12oz
Week Ending 10th May 2009
It was another very mixed week weather wise, with generally cool temperatures and easterly breezes, but the Kingennie fish don't seem to mind that. All ponds have been fishing well, with the Bankside in particular enjoying good rises of fish. Gentle sipping rises seem to indicate small flies at or just below the surface, and CDC's, small dries and Buzzers have been most successful. Walter Aitcheson, out for his first ever fishing trip with friend Andrew Soutar, got his fishing career off to a spectacular start with the fishing equivalent of a 'McNab' - 3 trout of different species, brown, rainbow and blue with his best at 4lb 8oz. Only downside is he's set himself a very high standard which will be difficult to beat!
Another unusual hat trick was chalked up on the Bankside this week. An 11lb Brownie got itself caught and released for the 3rd time this season! Recognisable by distinctive markings, it must be trying to prove that it is not just cats which have nine lives – but one of these days it is going to make a fatal mistake and pick an angler who is not fishing a catch and release ticket! Other notable Bankside baskets included Mr Cooper, 4, 17lb 8oz, and Mr Wilson, 6, 15lb. Catch and release anglers reported some good catches with Mr Ferguson bucking the trend of small flies to take and return 9 to an Apps Blob.
The Specimen Pond also saw fish turning to naturals rather than lures and Mr Bailey and party from Falkirk had a great days sport with 22 fish for 127lb 12oz. Other catches
included Mr Williams, 2, 13lb, Mr Kirkwood, 1, 9lb 4oz, Mr Lloyd, 2, 14lb 4oz, and Mr Burns and partner, 3,17lb 8oz.
The Woodside any legal lure pond has continued to produce some quality catches, with worms, maggots, Powerbait and sweetcorn all taking their share. Average weights have been good too, with many fish in the 2 to 3lb range. Catches on the Woodside included Mr Jarrow, 4, 6lb, Mr Robb,4, 7lb12oz, Mr Douglas, 4, 8lb4oz, Mr Tragham, 2, 4lb, Mr Sturrock, 4,11lb, Mr Kelly, 6, 12lb, Mr McDonald, 3, 6lb8oz, Mr Matthew, 4, 7lb4oz,Mr Douglas, 4, 9lb12oz.
On the Coarse Pond both carp anglers and silver fish adherents have enjoyed good sport, though they would all like to see the water temperature a bit higher. Fred Irvine was very happy with his fine specimen carp at 15lbs.
Week Ending 6th April
The fine spring weather enjoyed most days by the east coast of Scotland, combined with it being the school holidays, has seen a busy week for the fishing team at Kingennie. The Bankside Pond has seen some cracking rises of fish, particularly in the evenings, which is great since the evening sessions are now in full swing. Dry flies have very successful on the Bankside with Olives and Grey Wulffs taking some quality Browns and Rainbows. The Blues are figuring less frequently in catches and seem to be still feeding closer to the bottom where a variety of bloodworm patterns are finding favour with them.
Although the weather has been bright the wind has been cool and on the Woodside any legal lure pond bait anglers have found the fish feeding deeper, with Powerbait out-catching worm and maggot as well as the fly. The Woodside pond is very popular with anglers at opposite ends of the age spectrum and pensioners and school kids alike have been revelling in catches which have been including significant numbers of fish in the 3lb+ class as evidenced by Mr Allan's 4 for 12lb.
The Specimen Pond fish are still showing a preference for lures particularly black, and black and green. Among the catches, Mr Taylor had a fine basket of 3 for 17lb 8oz to a Black and Green Bunny Leech, Mr McHardy, 3 for 18lb, and Mr Hayes had a cracking tagged fish at 8lb.
All three Kingennie ponds have been stocked with fish with tags of a variety of colours with prizes for anglers lucky enough to catch one varying from a selection of flies to free fishing, meals in Kingennie's Waterside Restaurant and a cash pot.
Week Ending 6th April 2009
On the individual front B Dick & G Hemmings (Kinross) kept 12 fish weighing a total of 26lb 4oz, Mr. Murray (Alloa) 5 for 12lb 8oz,. M Low & A Donald (East Kilbride) 12 fish 28lb and Mr. Keatings & Mr. McTear had 12 fish for 31lb – heaviest 7lb.Mr. Orr from Tullibody caught 5 fish weighing a total of 12lb, R Westwater (Glasgow) 2 fish 4lb 12oz, B MciLquham & A Fotheringham (Tillicoultry) 11 fish 22lb 12oz, R Wilson (Dunfermline) 4 for 11lb and G Thomson (Blackford) 3 fish for 6lb 4oz. M Thomson from Blackford kept 2 fish weighing 5lb 8oz, Mr. Bourke (Dundee) 3 for 8lb, Mr. Thomson (Dundee) 2 for 4lb 4oz and Mr. Salmond & Mr. Kidd (Stenhousemuir) kept 7 fish weighing a total of 16lb. B Hunter from Dunfermline took 3 fish for 5lb 8oz, T Crampsey (Johnstone) 3 for 11lb – heaviest 7lb and W Noon (Johnstone) 3 fish for 6lb 8oz. H Fulton from Menstrie managed a couple weighing 5lb 8oz, Ken Hutchison ( Alloa) 1 fish weighing 7lb, G Bruce (Falkirk) 4 for weighing a total of 8lb 8oz. W Gibson (Stenhousemuir) 2 for 4lb 12oz, B Rodger (Kirkcaldy) 2 for 4lb, A Lee (Kirkcaldy) 3 for 6lb 2oz and D Willis (Kirkcaldy) kept 2 fish weighing a total of 5lb.
On the Club front the Kirkcaldy Deaf FFC kept 20 fish weighing a total of 49lb 4oz.
The best last week included the Olive Fritz Damsel, Yellow and Coral Dancer, Red Diawl Bach and a variety of Buzzers.
Week Ending Up to 30th march 2009
Despite the gusty winds swooping through Kingennie all week this didn't stop the fish feeding off the surface on the Bankside Pool. The fish seemed to have got into a feeding frenzy scooping up small midges that have been hatching. Most of the fish still seem to be holding in the shallows in both bays, and fish catching tactics this week included Skinny Buzzers, White CDC's although small Damsels are still taking fish on floating lines. Included in the best baskets were Mr. Flynn Dundee 6 for 19lbs, Mr. Todd, Fife, 6 for 15lbs, James Quinn 6 for 14lbs 8oz and Mr. Pigan returned 12 on the CDC. Mr. Swavie from Brechin caught and returned 10 on Buzzers.
The Specimen Pool has seen a blinding week with some lovely over wintered brown trout still coming off, most of which have been taking big black lures fished on an intermediate lines. Regular visitor Bob Millar had 2 for 14lbs, Hugh Bairner, Fife, 4 for 25lbs and Mr. Chapman returned 10 fish 3 of which were overwintered browns taken on a Silver Sparkler.
Just a reminder that the 2009 fishing prices have dropped on both the Specimen pool and on the Woodside pools.
Week Ending 23rd March 2009
The much warmer weather last week made for great sport at Kingennie with lots of naturals hatching sending the fish into a feeding frenzy. The Bankside Pool has seen the best of the rises with various dries doing the job including the CDC, Hoppers, Foam Beetles and Sedge Hogs and lures are still catching with the Nomads, Coneheads and Dancers all getting their fair share of fish. The fish pot was won this week by Mr. Ronnie Dundonald from Glenrothes who caught 5 fish for 14lbs 8oz including a 2lb trout with a black tag in its dorsal fin - so well Ronnie for scooping the £136 fish pot. Other notable catches included Mr. Smith from Dundee who had a nice brownie of 3lb in his bag of 2 for 6lb and Bret O'Neil 6 for 16lb 3oz with a nice blue of 2lb 5oz.
On the Specimen Pond things have been a bit slower but local expert brownie catcher Bob Miller managed some nice fish this week with his best a cracking looking overwintered brown trout of 8lbs 8oz - Bob caught the fish on his now legendary Miller Skunk. Other notable catches on the Specimen were the MaCavoy outing of 4 rods that took 7 fish for 44lbs 8oz, A Turner 2 rainbows for 16lbs, James Rice 1 brownie 7lb and Ryan Miller 2 rainbows for 14lbs 8oz.
On the any legal method pond power bait has been the best bait this week with most of the fish falling to either orange or bright green most anglers got bag limits from this pond.
The coarse pond has now been stocked with more roach and bream along with a few little bonus species good luck to all trying to catch the new fish
Week Ending 15th march 2009
Kingennie produced some quality sport this week when the weather warmed up and the winds dropped to a minimum. The fish came to the surface giving the anglers the chance to fish dry flies with great results.
Best method on the Bankside Pool this week had to be floating lines and small black dries or buzzers. Mr Ferrier and son took 4 for 10lbs on a small sedge pattern; Mr Massie from Forfar had 8 on C+R using Skinny Black Buzzers, Mr Small, Dundee, 12 C&R 12 on the C.D.C and M. Clark 6 for 18lbs on an Olive Buzzer. Mr Rigby had a brace weighing 5lbs and also managed to catch a blue tag winning him a meal for two in the Waterside restaurant.
The start of the brown trout season got off to a great start on the Specimen Pool producing some overwintered browns. Ziggy Simpson from Glasgow had two browns for 8lb 6oz on a Black Lure, and the best method was intermediate lines fished a foot under with small Black Lures. Other notable catches included Mr Clarkson who had 1 brown that tipped the scales at 9lb on a Black Buzzer and Craig Horsburgh and Craig Dixon from fife had 100lb of fish on C&R the biggest weighing in at an estimated14lb all of which were caught on Black Lures.
Week Ending 9th March 2009
Last week saw very cold winds swooping in at Kingennie and pushing the fish down in the water table. The Bankside Pool has been fishing well to lures last week with the top patterns being the White Bunny Leech, Silver Humungus and the Black and Green Fritz all taking fish on floating and intermediate lines in the deeper water. The new tagging system has been showing great results with numerous tags being caught. Mr. Cook from Perth had a blue tag winning him a meal for two in the Waterside Restaurant, Mrs Sturton had a red tag winning her 10 flies also catching a tag fish was Mr Sutherland on the Specimen Pool and Mr. Reid on the Woodside Pool. The black tag stocked in all three pools still remains to be caught and brings the fish pot this week to £80.
Top catches this week included Ian Gordon from Tealing had 40 fish on catch and release for his week mainly taken on his lethal Yellow Cone Head pattern. Mark Chalmers from Dundee managed to catch his biggest rainbow and biggest brown on the same day - the rainbow was estimated at around 16lb by the fishery manager before being returned and the brown trout estimated at 8lb. On the Specimen Pool top patterns included
the Silver Humungus, White Polar Bear and small Cat's Whiskers fished on an intermediate line.
Week Ending 1st March 2009
The spring like weather of the past week or so has made the fishing that wee bit more enjoyable as well as having a impact on the fish with more fish coming up off the bottom to feed. Most of the fish caught on the Specimen Pool last week have been taken on floating lines with Damsel variations doing the best. Two doubles were caught over the weekend one at 10lb exactly by Andy Tervit from Paisley and the other, a cracker of 11lbs 2oz was caught by R Melville a NZ James fly.
On the Bankside Pool the Trout Master final was won by young angler Matthew Fulton who managed his 5 fish limit in the first hour of the competition - his total weight for the final was 5 for 12lb 5oz all taken on a Hot Head Damsel fished on a floating line so congratulations and good luck to him in the grand final at Grafham Water.
It was a week for young anglers on the Woodside Pool with Kara Whelan age 3 being knocked off the big fish board by Billy D'Alessandro age 7 as his fish of 4lb 4oz beat the old record of 2lb 7oz. Most baits have been doing well with the worm is catching the bigger fish – the pot now stands at £90
Week Ending 22nd February 2009
Another busy week at Kingennie saw most anglers catch on Damsel and Buzzers fished on either slow intermediate lines or floating lines with gold head damsels or weighted lures.
The Specimen Pond was a bit coloured at the start of the week making it that wee bit harder but as the week went on and the water started to clear up things got a little easier. Notable catches included R Taylor of Penicuik had 4 for 19lb - two on a Damsel and two on a Yellow Fritz and his fishing partner W McCombe had 3 for 14lb all caught on a Miller Skunk mk2. The biggest fish of the week was an 8lb 2oz caught by local angler G Jack of Monifieth.
The Bankside has fished well for most anglers some returning up to 15 fish a session while some others struggled to even get a pull. The best fly for this week on the Bankside was the Hot Head Damsel fished static under a bung or Buzzers fished on either slow intermediate lines or floating lines with gold head damsels or weighted lures .
The Specimen Pond was a bit coloured at the start of the week making it that wee bit harder but as the week went on and the water started to clear up things got a little easier. Notable catches included R Taylor of Penicuik had 4 for 19lb - two on a Damsel and two on a Yellow Fritz and his fishing partner W McCombe had 3 for 14lb all caught on a Miller Skunk mk2. The biggest fish of the week was an 8lb 2oz caught by local angler G Jack of Monifieth.
The Bankside has fished well for most anglers some returning up to 15 fish a session while some others struggled to even get a pull. The best fly for this week on the Bankside was the Hot Head Damsel fished static under a bung or stripped through the surface film – it didn't seem to matter as the fish just hammered this pattern if cast in the right place .
The Woodside, any method, fished the best of all the ponds with nearly every angler getting a limit method of the week was by far float fished worm.
Week Ending 2nd February 2009
The Bankside Pool at Kingennie t saw the fishery workers out breakingice to allow fisherman the opportunity to brave the short winter sessions. Those who did brave the perishing conditions were rewarded with some great sport taking fish on small nymphs like G.R.H.E and bloodworm patterns fished on a floating line about 2 feet under. Colin Shepherd from Dundee had a catch and release session returning 8, Mr Williams took 28 fish all on a Bloodworm on C+R and Keith Prior 17 on a Dazzler. Mrs D Small 6 for 16lbs, Mr B Mar 4 for 12lbs and Mr Christian had a nice fish of 6lb on a Damsel.
The new catch and release ticket on the Specimen Pool is working well with some good numbers coming off. There have been a lot of brown trout appearing over the 10lb mark that where stocked throughout the summer and as they are out of season they are all being returned safely to the water. Bob Millar from Dundee took 2 for 9lbs on a Millar Skunk, Mr Fulton 5 for 29lbs on various lures and Ian Smith caught 8 on a C+R ticket using a Golf Humungus. There has been a new tagging system introduced in all the ponds with some great prizes to be won - please phone for details.
Week Ending 26th January 2009
The Bankside Pool is back on track after a short break and has been ice free even after some cold wintery days. The fish still seem to be gathering in the shallower bays crashing into the small roach fry. The most productive methods seems to be a Bloodworm fished about 3 foot under a sight bob and Dundee angler Paul Mathers took over 20 all on Buzzers and Bloodworms.
The Specimen Pool has opened up for catch and release for the first time and is showing some great returns. Last week there was over 5 double figure brown caught and returned with the biggest weighing in at 12lb. Mr. Cowan from the R.A.F club had a field day catching 5 browns in one day with the biggest just over the 10lb mark – all were taken on a Humungus fished on an intermediate line. The Specimen Pool prices have dropped to £18 for catch and release, £35 for 4 fish, £30 for 3 fish, and £20 for 2 fish.
Week Ending 28th December 2008
The Bankside Pool saw the yearly competition taking place with 21 anglers participating and happily catching 150lb of fish. Sye Gall from Arbroath cracked it from the word go with his first cast producing a lovely fish of 5lb 11oz - he carried on to catch 8 fish in total for 15lb 11oz. With a flat calm start the day saw fish rising all around taking small buzzers and even dries. As the day went on the cold east wind pushed the fish down making them slightly harder to catch. Best tactics for the afternoon was 2 small Cormorants fished on a floating line...The final results were 1st Sye Gall, Arbroath- 15lb 5oz, 2nd Gilbert Cheetham, Dundee-13lb 4oz and 3rd Robbie Mather, Dundee- 11lb 4oz.
Week Ending 21st December 2008
The fishing at Kingennie last week was dependent on the weather with the high winds and chilly mornings seeing the fish gathering in the shallow bays in the Bankside Pool where they were taking lures like Yellow Dancers and black and greens fished on a floating line. On the warmer days the fish have been close to the surface taking the likes of small un-weighted Damsel Nymphs on a floating line. Keith Prior from Broughty Ferry had a bumper of a day taking over 10 on a catch and release ticket with most of the trout falling to a small Damsel - he even managed to tempt two or three on a dry off the surface.
The Specimen Pool has fished well last week with the favourite fly patterns being White Cats and the White Bunny Leech fished on an intermediate. The biggest fish this week was taken by David whose 11lb specimen fell to the charms of a Yellow Dancer fished slowly along the bottom on a DI3.
The Woodside Pool is still producing bigger fish with the average this week topping the 2lb mark. Top method has been the good old worm fished under a float at about 6 feet.
There will be a Competition on the Bankside Pool on Sunday 28th December and as spaces are filling up it is best to phone 01382 350777 to reserve your place now. Merry Christmas from all at Kingennie
Week Ending 7th December 2008
Winter has well and truly set in at Forbes of Kingennie where the cold weather over the last couple of weeks has killed off the weed and has improved the fishing on the Bankside Pool. With the weed dying off the fish have moved into the shallower water in the bays and despite the hard frost and snow the fish are still feeding on small flies such as spiders, sedges and weighted damsels Notable catches includes Mr Bain 3 for7lb, Mr Craig from Stirling 22 on catch & release using sedge patterns, Mr Day 4 for 12lbs, Mrs Williamson 3 for 8lb and Mr Black used a Damsel to take 12 on a catch and release basis.
The Specimen Pool has fished a bit slower this week but those who braved the conditions had some nice fish. The pool has fished best early morning with sinking lines and big lures being the best method of choice. Foremost of the specimen hunters last week was Mr L Turner who took a fish that tipped the scales at 9lb 8 oz and he tempted this fine rainbow on a green and white lure on a DI3 fished really slowly .Other notable catches included T James from Dundee with 2 for 16lb 3oz, Mr Potter, Aberdeen, 4 for 28lb, Mr Thompson 3 for 21lb and Grant Osler 2 for 16lb 5oz.
The Woodside Pool is still fishing best to maggots fished off the bottom and the biggest fish last week was a 3lb 3oz rainbow caught by local angler Alan Doyle.
Week Ending 8th November
The distinctly colder weather seemed to make a few anglers reluctant to brave the elements, but it didn't seem to put the Kingennie fish off feeding! The trend seemed to be fewer anglers, but for those who had ago, more fish was the result.
The Woodside Pond (any legal lure) pond saw some excellent baskets taken on worm, maggot and fly. Mr Adamson had 8, 12lb 8oz, Mr Fleming, 4, 5lb8oz, Mr Ramsay and party, 7, 12lb 8oz and Mr Hunter, 5, 10lb 8oz. Mr Allan, 4, 7lb 8oz, and Mr Lang, 2, 2lb 8oz. Mr Dear brought his son out for his first ever fishing trip young master Dear got his fishing career off to a great start by out fishing his dad 5 to 1 with their combined basket being 6, 9lb 8oz.The early part of the week saw catch and release anglers enjoy some fantastic sport on buzzers, despite the low temperatures, with Mr Dickson returning over 20 fish, and a day later, Mr Bruce taking and returning 15. Other catches included Mr Rew, 4, 10lb, Mr Smith, 2, 5lb, Mr Hutton, 2, 6lb 8oz, Mr Gray, 2, 4lb 8oz and Mr Rench, 3, 8lb 12oz. Mr Falconer, 3, 6lb 4oz, Mr Harrow, 2, 4lb 8oz, Mr Smith, 2, 5lb, Mr Small,4, 11lb and Mr Williams, 2, 4lb 8oz. Successful flies varied throughout the week with Buzzers being particularly effective in the first half, and Orange Blobs, Minkies and a variety of mini lures doing well in the latter half of the week.
The Specimen Pond was lightly fished, but never-the-less yielded some good fish, including, Mr Gerrard, 1, 7lb, Mr Miller, 3 for 22lb 8oz over two sessions, with his best at 10lb 8oz, Mr Smith, 1, 5lb 8oz, and Mr Rotherham, 2, 16lb 8oz taken on a Bunny Leech. Frustratingly for the Specimen Pond anglers, several fine browns were taken and of course carefully returned.
Week Ending 2nd November 2008
The cold morning frost has well and truly set in at Forbes of Kingennie where the colder weather over the last couple of weeks has killed off the weed and is improving the fishing on the Backside Pool .With the weed dying off the fish have moved into the shallower water in the bays. Despite the hard frost and cold winds the fish are still feeding on small flies like Spiders. Grey Sedge, Black Pennell and Damsels. Some of the bigger browns stocked earlier in the year have started to make an appearance on fry imitations. Notable catches included Gilbert Cheetham from Dundee 5-11lb 8oz, Mr Bain 3 - 7lb, Mr. Craig from Stirling 22 on catch and release on Sedge patterns, Mr. Price 4-12lb, Mr. McIntosh 3 -6lb and Mr. Christie took 6 on Damsels on a C+R ticket.
The Specimen Pool has had a superb week with some great catches and fished best in the early afternoon when things start to warm up. Sinking lines and big Black Lures seem to be the method of choice for most of the specimen hunters. Best fish this week was caught by local angler Mrs. Shona Mathews the fish topped the scales at 16lb 8oz - Shona tempted the rainbow on a Black and Green on a DI3 fished fast .More notable catches included Tam Kemlo from Dundee 2-16lb, Mr Craig, Stirling 4 - 28lb including 1 at 9lbs, Mr. R Easson 7 - 37lb including 1 at 10lbs, Grant Osler 2-19lb 5oz, Mrs. Fyffe 4-13lb,Mrs S Mathews 2 - 24lbs.
The Woodside Pool is still fishing best to Maggots fished off the bottom along the south bank. There have been a few bigger fish showing in the last couple weeks - biggest this week weighing in at 5lb 2oz and caught by junior angler Tom Smith from Aberdeen. Also doing well were Mrs. Maureen Sturton and Mr Bill Sturton Dundee 8-12lb, Mr. T Gall 4-9lb and ,Mr. Smith 2-7lb.
Week Ending 6th October 2008
Black is beautiful; at least that's what the trout in Kingennie's Specimen Pond seem to think! Black Zonker, Black Humungus, Black Bunny Leech, Black Cormorant, Black and Green Lure, Black Dancer and the Black Booby to name but a few. There was the occasional exception to prove the rule with the Cats Whisker and Damsel Nymphs taking one or two fish but for the majority black was the order of the day. The week also saw a number of hard fighting big brownies figuring in the catches along with some superb rainbows looking their spectacular best as the rainbow coloured gill covers and sides take on a deeper hue as if trying to match the autumn leaves in vividness. Catches included Mr Duncan, 1,6lb, Mr Smith, 2, 10lb, Mr Culbertson, 4, 20lb 8oz, Mr Torrance, 2,9lb 8oz and Mr Lawrie, fishing with his son, had 6 for 26lb between them. Two parties made the long trip from the west this week - Mr Sinclair and party from Ayrshire had 13 for 54lbs whilst from Paisley and district Mr Fulton and party had 9 for 41lb 8oz, including 7 browns. As the brown trout season draws to its close on 7th October Kingennie
Regular, Bob Millar, finished his Specimen Pond season with 25 browns for 139lb 8oz.He claims to have had so many rainbows he's forgotten how many! Several anglers have reported seeing a massive rainbow of around 16lbs cruising the margins of the Specimen Pond, but despite pulse and casting rates going up it has steadfastly treated all offerings with contempt. It's one of a number of big doubles which have been stocked recently and someone is going to have a fight to remember on their hands one of these days!
Despite the distinctly lower temperatures at the Bankside Pond trout continue to feed at or close to the surface and with floating lines still the order of the day for the majority of Bankside anglers presentation rather than colour seemed to be the key factor with a number of anglers reporting that success came after they went down to maximum 5lb breaking strain leaders of up to 20feet in length. Olive Damsels, Pheasant Tails and Diawl Bachs did well, as did CDC's and dries. Catches included Mr Paton, 2,4lb, Mr McCallan, 2, 5lb, Mr Wright, 1, 3lb, Mr Dagan, 2, 5lb, Mr Culbertson, 4, 9lb 8oz, Mr Wilson, 3, 6lb 8oz, Mr Roy,2, 4lb, Mr Johnston, 4, 10lb, Mr Adamson, 5, 12lb, Mr Szwec, 6, 15lb and Mr McAndrew and partner, 12, 28lb 8oz. Catch and release anglers also had some good sport, and Mr Mulligan had 5 to dry flies, Mr Ferguson, 4, Mr Whitton, 7, and Mr McMaster, 5.
Worm seemed to be the bait of choice for the Kingennie Woodside any legal lure Pond and the school holidays saw a number of youngsters out to test their skills. Young Alistair Thompson (12), fishing with his dad, out-fished Alistair senior by 4 fish to 3, their 7 fish weighing in at 9lb 8oz. Other catches included, Mr Black, 2, 3lb8oz, Mr Kelbie, 3,4lb12oz, Mr Fleming, 4, 5lb8oz, Mr Stevens, 4, 5lb, Mr Russo, 4, 5lb8oz,Mr Keirnan and partner, 8, 10lb, Mr Keetley, 2, 3lb8oz, Mr Dow, 4,
6lbMr Sturton, 9, 12lb, and Mr Kennedy, 3, 3lb12oz. As temperatures drop, water conditions are good, with excellent clarity in all ponds
Week Ending 21st September 2008
Dry flies did the business on Kingennie's Bankside Pond this week. In particular, black Shipman's and CDC's accounted for most of the fish. Catch and release anglers did particularly well, with several reporting double figures and at least one expert, Gordon Patterson, having a red letter day with 23 caught and returned – several weighed between 3 and 4lbs. Other catches included, Mr Soave, 2, 6lb, Mr Mitchell, 2, 4lb, Mr Ramage, 3, 9lb, Mr White, 2, 6lb, Mr Jamieson, 5, 13lb 4oz, Mr Williamson, 4, 10lb2oz, Mrs Thompson, 3, 9lb and Mr White, 2, 6lb. Fishing a father and son ticket, James Elliot and 13 year old son Jamie had 5 for 12lb 8oz, with young Jamie getting 3 to his dad's 2. On the Specimen Pond, browns have been to the fore in catches with the best going to the rod of Bob Miller at 9lb 8oz. Bob had 5 rainbows and browns for 29lbs for his 4 outings at Kingennie last week. Other catches included, Mr Steven, 1, 8lb12oz, Mr Ross, 3, 12lb, Mr Heenan, 1, 7lb, Mr Johnston 3, 19lb, (best a brown at 7lb 8oz, Mr McCaskill, 1, 5lb 8oz, Mr Littleton, 2, 14lb (including a 6lb 8oz brown) and Kirkcaldy Deaf Fly Fishers had 13 for 49lb 8oz for their visit. Successful flies included the Silver Humungous, Black Zonker, Bunny Leech and Orange Fritz.
On the Woodside Pond, some great quality rainbows and browns have been landed. Best fish for the week was a superb 5lb brown taken on a worm by George Sanderson fishing an OAP ticket. There have also been browns at 3lb 8oz and 3lb 4oz. Best rainbow was a fully finned three and a half pounder which gave a great account of itself on a light spinning rod and maggot. Catches included Mr Craig, 4, 4lb 8oz, Mr Douglas, 2, 3lb 8oz, Mr Bartrop, 2, 2lb 12oz, Mr Eton, 4, 6lb 8oz, Mr Sanderson, 3, 8lb and Mr Black, 8, 10lb 8oz. Mr Barr, 5, 6lb, Mr Ferguson, 8, 9lb 8oz, Mr Bell, 6, 9lb, Mr Grieve, 10, 13lb 8oz, Mr Reid, 2, 3lb, Mr Gray, 4, 6lb, Mr Fyffe and party, 6, 8lb12oz, Mr James, 4, 8lb, Mr Simpson, 2, 6lb and Mr Stirton, 12, 15lb. Worm was most successful, though fly anglers fishing orange Blobs also did well.
Week Ending 14th September 2008
It was another busy week on the Kingennie Bankside and Woodside Ponds with very few blanks and a good many happy anglers catching some of Kingennie's hard fighting trout.
The Bankside Pond saw a real mix of lures and flies taking fish with the honours pretty much even between lures and the more traditional flies. Cats Whisker, Yellow Dancer, Cormorants and Zonkers in a variety of colours all took fish while the Floating Fry, Buzzers, Claret Hoppers, Sedges and Diawl Bachs fished on or close to the surface were also successful. Bankside catches included Mr Davidson, 2, 4lb 8oz, Mr Lamont, 2, 4lb10oz and 3 returned, Mr Rigby, 2,5lb, Mr Hayes, 1,3lb, Mr Wells, 3,6lb and Mr McQueen, 1, 4lb8oz brownie. Mr McNeil, 4, 12lb, Mr Reid, 2,4lb, Mr Wilson had a fine basket of 6 for 15lb 8oz and Tam Kemlo had 10 for 26lb 8oz and a number returned for his 5 sessions.
The Woodside (any legal lure) Pond continues to produce catches which include fish in the 3lb class. Worm was particularly successful this weekwith baskets such as Mr Stewart, 2, 4lb, Mr Robertson, 2,4lb, Mr Watson, 2,5lb, Mr Gibson, 2,4lb, Mr Bartrop, 4, 5lb 8oz and Mr Wangford, 6,9lb. Mr Cunningham, 4,6lb 8oz, Mr McNeil, 4,7lb, Mr Steadman, 4,5lb, Mr Ballantine, 4,6lb, Mr Hamilton, 4,6lb and Mr Stevens, 3,5lb. On Sunday 14th, Mary Ellen Spence celebrated her 10th birthday with a party of her friends at Kingennie enjoying a barbecue, putting and fishing. Everyone, including Mary Ellen, caught fish, with the total birthday catch coming in at 25 fish for 47lb 4oz.
The Specimen Pond was lightly fished last week but the few who ventured out after Kingennie's big fish found them taking a variety of lures including Zonkers, Humungous and a Kingennie favourite, the Green Pea. Catches included, Mr Rodger and partner, 4, 18lb 8oz, Mr Easson, 1, 5lb and Mr Gerrard, 4, 18lb12oz. Ian Willis and party fishing both the Specimen and the Bankside ponds finished with 10 on the Specimen for 48lb14oz and 9 on the Bankside for 20lb 6oz. Water levels on all Kingennie's ponds are good, as is water clarity.