Cup success for All Stars

CARNOUSTIE All Stars made up for their league disappointment when they won the League Cup on Sunday, defeating FC Porty.

Full results and fixtures from the Forfar and District Sunday League were as follows.


League Cup Final - FC Porty 1, Carnoustie All Stars 2.

League - AFC Plough 0, Millgate Bar 3; Westport Bar 1, FC Porty 2. Fixtures for Sunday:

League - AS Tutties v FC Plough (G. Adams) Arbroath; Carnoustie All Stars v Kirrie Thistle SC (M. Harrison) Carnoustie House; Finavon Hotel v FC Porty (P. Aiken) Lochside; Letham Hotel v FC Steg (K. Beats) Letham.

Thursday, May 3:

League - FC Steg v Craw’s Nest (A. Kennedy) Arbroath.


Marathon runners

LAST Sunday Footers competed in their first marathon of the year at the Lochaber Marathon, Fort William.

In ideal running conditions, three personal bests were achieved.

Times were: Steve Dear 3.01.19 (PB), Ian Beattie 3.09.45, Gerry Austin 3.11.25 (PB) and Chris Elliott 3.33.52 (PB).


Arbroath Angling Club

THE CLUB has held two competitions lately. The first was on the River Tay with anglers now able to fish any beat they wish.

Most chose to fish the Dunkeld and Birnham beat as they are more familiar with the wading having fished the beat for many years.

Conditions could not have been better with the river running at a decent height, coupled with a good hatch of dark olives that came off for most of the day.

The trout were eagerly taking the fly as they floated downstream and the club’s anglers have never seen so many trout rising on the Tay for many a year.

The winner on the day was Les Shepherd with seven trout for 4lbs 15oz; 2, George Gall, eight trout, 4lbs 11oz; 3, Scott Reith, two trout, 1lb; 4, Scott McGregor, one trout, 10oz and 5, Malc Gall, one trout, 7oz.

Next competition was to the Backwater Dam where a good turnout of 12 seniors and two juniors competed on the day.

Although a cold east wind blew for most of the day it did not put the trout off the feed and all anglers on the day had fish.

The winner was Scott McGregor with a weight of 8lbs 11oz; 2, George Gall, 7lbs 9oz; 3, Les Shepherd, 7lbs 6oz; 4, Scott Reith, 7lbs 5oz; 5, John Heenan, 6lb 7oz; 6, Ray Heenan, 4lbs 1oz; 7 Stan Nicol, 1lb 8oz; 8, Malc Gall, 14oz and 9, Les Tyler, 8oz.

The junior winner was Peter Tyler with 1lb 2oz.

The next competition is at Lintrathen Loch on Sunday, May 13, for which seven boats have been booked. There are 14 places available on a first come first served basis. To book a place contact the match secretary on 550455.

Transport is by car and will be leaving the bus stance at 8 a.m.

With the recent rainfall the Lunan has come to life with good sport to be had.

Wet fly has been successful with Les Shepherd regularly catching and returning nice over-wintered trout on the fly.

Club anglers are asked to carry permits as water bailiffs monitor the river.