RESCOBIE anglers have been spoiled for choices of excuses over the past few weeks. For a time was too cold or too windy then it was too bright or too warm.
As always, there were some anglers who continued to catch fish regardless of the conditions but, as they say, it is better to be lucky than skilful!
Nearly all those fortunate enough to catch fish reported that they were not that far down and were being taken on Midge tips or Intermediates. All manner of flies are getting results with buzzers doing very well. Diawl Bach and Crunchers also had their fair share as did Dancers and black and green lures. Condor continues to be a hot spot but the Greenbank and Kirk Hole are doing well.
Good sized browns continue to come off with L. Anderson (Invergowrie) having two at 8lbs each within a week. K. McIntosh (Forfar) had one at 7lbs, A. Fyall (Arbroath) one at 9lbs and G. Smith (Arbroath) one at 8lbs. Quite a few large rainbows have also been taken. S. Birrell (Perth) 10lb 15oz, G. Oster (Ceres) 12lbs, J. Mowatt (Forfar) 12lb 8oz, G. Patullo (Forfar) 9lb 4oz, J. Yule (Kirrie) 7lbs, W. Johnston (Blair) 8lb 8oz and N. Fyfe (Forfar) 7lb 8oz. On the leaderboard for ‘Gow’s Fish of the Month’ is D. Paton (Friock) with an 11lb rainbow.
Some recent bank successes were: R. Beedie (Brechin) four for 11lbs, D. Watson (Arbroath) four for 14lbs 4oz, G. Patullo (Forfar) four for 11lbs, J. Campbell (Brechin) four for 11lbs 11oz, C. Munro (Forfar) four for 10lbs 8oz and G. Smith (Arbroath) four for 11lbs.
From the boats: D. Robertson (Brechin) four for 10lbs, E. Bannister (Brechin) four for 9lbs 4oz, A. Taylor (Guthrie) four for 10lbs, K. Shepherd (Forfar) four for 13lbs 12oz, I. Goodlet (Forfar) four for 15lbs, G. Knox (Dundee) four for 14lbs 2oz, D. Timmons (Forfar) four for 11lbs 4oz, D. Milne (Arbroath) four for 14lbs, N. Cargill (Arbroath) four for 14lbs, R. McIntosh (Kirrie) four for 11lbs 5oz, L. Dickson (Montrose) four for 13lbs and J. McIntosh (Kirrie) four for 10lbs 6oz.
Congratulations have been extended to Kathleen Shepherd who, as part of the Scottish Ladies’ Team, sent England, Ireland and Wales home to think again.