FISHING can be a frustrating sport as everyone knows but it has reached new heights at Rescobie Loch. Evening rise of unprecedented size have delighted anglers until they realise that the fish steadfastly refuse to look at anything offered, not even the customary one suicidal trout to give a little hope to those demented souls.
Despite this, persistence pays off sometimes and one or two smiling faces are seen at weighing in time. Damsels, cats, dapplers and buzzers are taking fish quite a bit down.
Some recent bank successes were: D. Nicoll (Arbroath) four for 8lbs 8oz, J. Campbell (Brechin) four for 10lbs, F. Keith (Dundee) four for 9lbs, D.M. Smith (Arbroath) four for 9lbs 12oz, R. Gray (Birkhill) four for 10lbs, W. Massie (Forfar) four for 10lbs 6oz and I. Robertson (Dundee) four for 8lbs 8oz.
From the boats: D. Blythe (Lour) four for 15lbs 4oz, W. Johnston (Blair) four for 15lbs, J. Coghill (Brechin) four for 8lbs 8oz, J. Henderson (Montrose) four for 9lbs, C. Thornton (Montrose) four for 14lbs 8oz and D. Young (Monikie) four for 16lbs 4oz.
R. Gray (Montrose) held out to take ‘Gow’s Fish of the Month’ with his 10lbs 11oz rainbow. On the leaderboard at the moment is D. Young (Monifieth) with one at 8lbs 13oz. Some other good fish to come off were: R. Clark (Arbroath) 5lbs 8oz brown, I. Baxter (Forfar) 5lbs 8oz, and R. Ramsay (Brechin) 6lbs 12oz.
Lee Anderson (Invergowrie) represented the association at the Troutmaster Final at Graffam last week and put in an excellent performance to take fifth place.
The Maggie’s charity event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12. There are still boats available so book your place now by phoning the boathouse on 01307 830367.