Arbroath Angling Club has held two competitions lately with the first being on the River Tay.
Although the river was running at summer levels, the dark overcast conditions on the day were good for angling as a bright sun and low water had the trout heading for cover in the deep pools.
A few trout were to be seen rising in some of the smooth glides taking small smuts and the odd yellow mayfly duns that were to be seen sailing down the river.
Weigh in at 4.30 p.m. saw only two anglers bring a fish each to the scales with the largest one and winning trout on the day at 14 oz going to George [Sye] Gall. Second place went to Les Shepherd with one at 11oz.
Cooler weather and a rise in the water will get the trout on this river back up on the rise. September can be a very productive month as the trout start to feed in earnest as they go into spawning mode.
The club had four boats go out on Loch Leven on Sunday.
The anglers fishing on the day were happy about the reports that the loch had fished quite well the previous day with some nice brown trout taken.
Conditions were also a plus with a good steady wind blowing and with dark overcast skies things looked good. The trout were right up in the top two feet of water but although great to see it got very frustrating as trout after trout was to be seen chasing the hard pulled flies through the waves only to slide away under the boat at the end of the retrieve.
However, some trout did hook up and the biggest on the day went to Scott Reith with one at 1lb 10oz. First place overall went to Scott McGregor with two trout weighing 2lbs 4oz. Second was Scott Reith with one at 1lb 10oz, third was Jim Thompson with one at 14 oz and fourth George Gall with one at 13oz.
There were numerous small fish caught and released by all the anglers and some fish a lot larger hooked and lost whilst playing them. Leven, if you catch it on the right day, will give up some of its trophy trout.
Flies taking fish on the day were claret dabbler, claret snatchers, pearly Invicta, and the old favourite the clan chief. All reports and forthcoming competitions are on club website www.arbroathanglingclub.com
Small flies fished deep have been working well at Carlogie Dam during the day, bright sun and warm water are keeping the fish down in the water. Buzzers and CDCs are working well later in the day.
Recent catches have included: D. Cuthbert (Carnoustie) c/r five, B. Thomson (Arbroath) c/r seven, D. Birse (Forfar) c/r 2, S. Watson (Muirdrum) c/r 3, J. Duthie (Arbroath) c/r two, C. Cameron (Dundee) c/r five, D. Cuthbert, jnr., (Barry) c/r nine, A. Stewart (Dundee) c/r four, D. Thoms (Carnoustie) c/r four, L. Scott (Forfar) c/r seven, W. Milne (Forfar) c/r four, W. Beattie (Forfar) c/r five, R. Clark (Monikie) c/r three, G. Woods (Montrose) c/r six, G. Anderson (Dundee) c/r three, T. McDade (Arbroath) c/r three, F. Ross (Dundee) c/r four, J. Gilbert (Carnoustie) c/r five.
N. Spence (Arbroath) two for 5lbs 8oz, S. McAllan (Arbroath) two for 4lbs 10oz, R. Ainslie (Coventry) caught his best ever fish a cracking rainbow of 9lbs 8oz, D. Phinn (Dundee) two for 6lbs 8oz, J. McGuire (Aberdeen) one for 3lbs, S. Mullin (Pitlochry) four for 8lbs 2oz.
ADAC Saturday training/club competitions recommenced following the summer break.
U11, girls, 100m – S. Smart, 15.7; E. McGhee, 16.8; I. Whitton, 18.1; K. Fletcher, 18.3; E. Garness, 21.0; P. McBay, 21.8: shot putt – S. Smart, 4.42; I. Whitton, 3.52; E. McGhee, 3.19; E. Garness, 2.69; P. McBay, 2.53; K. Fletcher, 2.08: long jump – S. Smart, 3.50; I. Whitton, 2.84; E. McGhee, 2.73; K. Fletcher, 2.50; E. Garness, 2.16; P. McBay, 1.80: 400m – P. McBay, 2.30.0: 800m – E. McGhee, 3.19.0; S. Smart, 3.32.7; I. Whitton, 3.47.3; K. Fletcher, 3.57.0; E. Garness, 4.05.0.
U13 girls, 100m – R. Broadfoot, 14.4; M. Gowans, 15.5; L. Fletcher, 16.1: shot putt – R. Broadfoot, 6.69; L. Fletcher, 5.96; M. Gowans, 4.25: long jump – R. Broadfoot, 4.21; L. Fletcher, 3.65; M. Gowans, 3.41: 800m – R. Broadfoot, 3.15.8; L. Fletcher, 3.19.4: 1200m – M. Gowans, 4.47.8.
U15, girls, B. Forrest, 100m – 15.6: shot putt – 4.61: long jump – 3.50: 800m – 3.56.5.
U15, boys, D. Smart, 100m – 13.0: shot putt – 5.87: long jump – 4.55: 1200m – 4.37.0.
U17, girls, 100m – N. Feighan, 15.4: shot putt – N. Feighan, 10.64; A. Robertson, 7.84: long jump – N. Feighan, 3.59: 800m – N. Feighan, 3.41.2.
U17, boys, L. Fotheringham, 100m – 12.5: shot putt – 9.44: long jump – 5.69: 1200m – 4.35.3.
U20, women, E. Barreiro, 100m – 15.3: shot putt – 5.72: long jump – 3.75: 800m – 3.00.1.
There is a Little Athletic Class running on Thursday nights, 5.30 to 8.30 p.m., at Arbroath Sports Centre meeting at the running track. The Little Athletics Club is for children five to eight years of age and is free over the summer period.
The club’s Combined Events Championships will take place on August 21 and 28, weather permitting. The competition is open to athletes of all age groups and all competitors must be paid members of the club.
Parent/Guardian helpers will be required for the event to be able to run as smoothly as possible and to enable the completion of all the required events. There will be a barbecue at the end of the second day of competition to which all are invited. The top three in each age group will be announced on the day with medals presented at the club’s annual trophy disco.
The Frances Ogg Memorial Trophy will be presented to the athlete who has achieved the highest number of standards with different standards set for each age group as per Scottish Athletics Guidance.
Bowlers win top of table clash
Bowlers have joined St Tams at the summit of the Arbroath Summer Domino League after they won the top of the tabel clash on Tuesday.
Newgate also won and are only a point behind.
Results: St Tams 3, Bowlers 9; Newgate 7, Porty 5; Corner Bar 6, Ram’s Heid 6; Foundry 5, Westport Bar 7; Burns Bar 5, Central 7.
P W D L F A Pts
Bowlers 13 9 0 4 96 58 18
St Tams 13 8 2 3 85 71 18
Newgate 13 8 1 4 85 71 17
Porty 13 8 0 5 88 68 16
Ram’s Heid 13 6 3 4 79 77 15
Corner 13 6 2 5 78 78 14
Central 13 4 4 5 72 84 12
Westport Bar 13 4 3 6 70 86 11
Burns Bar 13 2 4 7 72 84 8
Foundry 13 0 1 12 56 100 1
Fixtures for Tuesday: Ram’s Heid v St Tams; Central v Newgate; Corner Bar v Foundry; Bowlers v Westport Bar; Porty v Burns Bar. Results to 07780 504108 on the night.
Three members of Arbroath Racing Pigeon Society sent 36 birds to their second young bird race from Arniston on Sunday. They were liberated at 8.15 a.m. in a SSE wind. Results: C. Cameron, 653.55; W. Dorward, 644.63; A. and A. Shepherd, 462.01.
Five members of the Inchcape Racing Pigeon Club sent 94 birds to their race from Arniston on Sunday. They were liberated at 8.15 a.m. on into a south, south-west wind. Results: L. McKay, 1144.46; L. McKay, 1132.38; B. Main, 1114.67; B. Main, 1114.67; B. Main, 1084.73; B. Main, 1002.59; G. McKenzie, 994.31; L. McKay, 985.23; C. and A. Carrie, 949.11.
Arbroath Lads’ Club’s seven-a-side fixtures are as follows:
11 a.m. kick-offs - 2005s home v Maryfield; 2004s away v St Andrews; 2003s away v Douglas. Due to the holiday break the youth development squad training sessions will not be available again until Saturday, August 16.
Reduced fees are now available at Arbroath Artisan Golf Club and course until the end of the season, December 31. The cost is £150 plus union fees. To take up this offer, contact the golf professional Lindsay Ewart or the club steward.
Saturday, August 2, 4 Seasons (summer), entry 73, CSS 73, winner - J. Barr.
Scratch to 12 - H. Barr (10) 70; S. Wallace (6) 71; L. Strachan (2) 73; G. Fairweather (10) 74, bih.
11+ - B. Smith (14) 71, bih; J. Lafferty (12) 71; D. Whitton (16) 72; J. Tollerton (17) 73.
Sunday, August 3, Brian Jarrett Memorial, entry 54, CSS 70, winner - S. Laing.
Scratch to 12 - D. Ironside (9) 69; A. Dalglish (9) 70, bih; I. Forgrieve (8) 70, bih; S. Wallace (6) 70, bih.
13+ - S. Laing (21) 68; P.C. Smith (16) 70, bih; J. Mackie (14) 70, bih; B. Swankie (18) 70, bih.
Letham Grange Ladies
Medal six, Glens Course, Sunday, July 26, and Friday, August 1 - 1, J. Grant (25) 63; 2, D. Moffat (18) 67; 3, G. Wylie ( 27) 67. The CSS on both days was 67.
Medal 6 and Autumn Strokeplay, Old Course, Tuesday, August 5: 1, P. Bruce (23) 90; 2, H. Kelly (24) 90. The CSS was 77.
Mrs. P. Bruce had a hole in one at the fifth.
The Arbroath and District Pool League annual general meeting was held last week.
The following office-bearers were elected: Gordon Smith, president; Graham Dunbar, vice-president; Michael Bastow, match secretary; Roy Middleton, treasurer; Stuart Campbell, secretary; and Jeff Barthorpe, David Williams, Scott MacEwan and Ryan Fleming, ordinary members.
All team captains are advised that team registration for the 2014/15 season will be held on Sunday, August 17, in the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms, starting at 7.30 p.m. For those that do not have a team registration form these are available on the website (www.arbroath.scottishpool.com) in the download section, or alternatively contact Michael Bastow to arrange delivery of a hard copy.