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SATURDAY Spoon (stableford), entry, 97; CSS, N/Q: results: scratch to nine - L. Strachan (5) 41; A. Howie (7) 40; C. Robertson (6) 39; A. Cromar (6) 38; 10 to 12 - K. Graham (12) 40; J. Lindsay (12) 38; D. Ruxton (10) 37; I. Brown (12) 36; 13 to 16 - D. Blue (14) 40 (bih); J. Ironside (15) 40; M. Smith (14) 39; I. Pringle (13) 38 (bih); 17 to 28 - B. Swankie (17) 38; R.T. Carr (17) 37; F. Murray (21) 36; R. Ruxton (21) 34 (bih).

Sunday Sweep (bogey), entry, 68; CSS, N/Q: Results: scratch to 11 - R.A. Cargill (7) 3 up; S. Blair (11) 2 up (bih); G. Shepherd (9) 2 up; 12 to 14 - I. Duthie (13) 5 up; J. Mackie (13) 4 up (bih); D. Adam (12) 4 up; 15 to 28 - J. Coull (23) 7 up; B. Wylie (28) 5 up; G. Walker (23) 4 up (bih).

Letham Grange Ladies’ Section

Vazana Trophy, 13-hole Winter Stableford, Friday, March 16 – 1, I. Johnstone 24pts (19); 2, A. Anderson 23pts (24).


First competition

ARBROATH Angling Club got their 2012 competitions underway with a visit to Monikie to fish the island pond on Saturday.

Sixteen seniors and two junior anglers competed with all anglers able to take a bag limit of five fish per rod.

Fishing conditions were good with a light wind and bright warm sun.

The fishing on the day was also good as a good head of stock fish were readily taking the flies with no pattern coming to the fore.

All anglers competing weighed in at 4.30 p.m. and results were:

1, Graham Dunbar, five trout 10lbs 14 oz; 2, Jim Mosely, five trout 10lbs 9oz; 3, George Gall, five trout 10lbs 1oz; 4, Colin Nicol, five for 9lbs 12oz; 5, Scott Reith five for 9lbs 4oz; 6, Scott McGregor, five for 9lbs; 7, Stan Nicol five for 8lbs 12oz; 8, Les Shepherd five for 8lbs 10oz; 9, John Woodeson five for 7lbs 12oz; 10, Les Tyler three for 5lbs 7 oz.

The junior winner was Keir Mudie with five trout at 8lbs 4oz and runner-up was Peter Tyler with two for 3lbs 5oz.

The club is trying to encourage more juniors into the sport and any youngsters, boy or girl wanting to give angling a go can obtain a club permit from Angus County Sports on Arbroath High Street.

The club has the fishing rights on the River Lunan which is stocked annually with brown trout and modest runs of sea trout and salmon.

The next competition is on the River Tay on Sunday, April 8, on the Dunkeld and Birnham beat. Transport is by car leaving Arbroath Bus Station at 8 a.m.

A picture of Arbroath Angling Club’s trip to Monikie is on page 38.