Forbes of Kingennie
The autumnal weather has really taken hold at Forbes of Kingennie over the past week with some high winds and heavy rain. The flush fresh water has brought all the ponds up to full height and is still pretty clear. With the drop in temperature the fish have become a lot more active and are chasing lures much more aggressively but dries and wee stuff are still taking a lot of fish.
Last Sunday saw Kingennie hold the last fundraiser of the year for the Scottish Stillwater Fly Fishing Team who will be fishing the international at Chatton fishery in Northumberland on the 29th of October. The conditions were good on the day but the fishing proved to be tricky with a lot of the fish sitting out of range in the middle with no one spot producing more than another. By the end of the day Mr Stuart Crocket was the winner with a hard earned eight fish, second was Brad Chalmers with five and third was Robert Gibson with four.
The raffle was very popular and went a huge way to raising funds and a huge thank you has to go to all the anglers and local businesses who generously donated prizes, it couldn’t of happened without you. The final total for the day was £615 which will go a long way to helping the team at the international. Good Luck Guys
Over the last week the Boathouse seems to of been the most productive pond with some anglers coming off with some great bags of fish. Young Logan Cumming had his best day ever landing two fish for 9lb 14oz and putting back another three on sparkly damsels.
Mr smith put back nine on catch and release, Mr McFarlane put back 10 on catch and release. The biggest fish of the week went to Mr Jones with a 8lb 12oz rainbow taken on a small sparkler.
The Burnside has been producing good action also as throwing up its share of big fish as well Mr Ross had a blue at 6lb 6oz on wee white lure as part of his bag of four for 13lb. Mr Barlow caught and released a blue of around 8lb and a rainbow around 5lb in his haul of around a dozen fish on crunchers.
Mr Spottiswood has had a very good run recently taking 19 fish in two short evening sessions fishing a black nymph beneath an indicator. There really has been a massive mix in what has worked but blobs and lures on a slow sinker is as usual the most popular choice.
The bung has started to come into its own as a method recently with a mix of flies taking fish including cat bugs, bloodworms and buzzers.
The Bankside is benefiting still from a good flow of fresh water coming in from the burn and the fish seem to be steeling down and spreading out a lot more but the dam wall and the second bay have been the best it seems. Mr Jones did well returning eight fish on damsels and diawl bachs. Mr Sherriff had 10 fish on a sugercube shipman’s. Mr Stevenson had four for 11lb and put back six including a fish estimated at 7lb on a cats whisker.
The Woodside has had the fish really spread out and at times have been had to tempt there have been plenty caught when you get the method right. There have been more fish caught on the spinner this week than anything else but powerbait is still doing very well. Mr Barr had four for 9lb including the best fish of the week with a 3lb 15oz rainbow on a wee mepps spinner. The Rennie group had nine fish for 15lb on powerbait.
Carlogie Dam is fishing well to a wide variety of flies, everything from a C.D.C. to a bunny leach. Most anglers are on a floating line but some are fishing an intermediate or a sinktip and catching fish.
Recent catches include: S.Reilly (Carnoustie) c/r 2, W.Clark (Forfar) c/r 4, K.MacIntosh (Montrose) c/r 4, C.McFarlane (Denny) c/r 9, M.Baker (Denny) c/r 9, J.Sturrock (Dundee) c/r 2, D.Thoms (Carnoustie) c/r 5, S.McDonald (Newburgh) c/r 17, J.Gilbert (Carnoustie) c/r 12, P.Chapman (Kirriemuir) c/r 5.
L.McMillan (Pitlochry) 2 for 4lb, G.Taylore (Kirriemuir) 1 for 2lb8oz, C.Stephen (Friockheim) 2 for 4lb, C.Walker (Carnoustie) 3 for 10lb with the largest weighing in at 6lb.
Dundee & Angus Chess Congress
At the weekend one of the biggest chess events came to town when the 11th Dundee & Angus Chess Congress was once again held in the David Lloyd Leisure, Monifieth.
Four tournaments over three days with eaxh player playing five matches in each tournament, one Friday night and two on Saturday and Sunday during the day.
In all, 132 players took part including 27 juniors from all over Scotland the UK and abroad. The youngest competitor was Dietah Connolly Sams aged nine. The David Lloyd Leisure provides the best facilities for playing chess in and is regarded by the players as the best venue on the chess circuit!
The Open (anybody can enter) attracted 35 players with the number one seed IM (International Master) Andrew Greet graded 2474 from Bearsden taking first place undefeated on 4.5 points. The Challengers for players graded below 1800 was won by Richard Carter (1756) from Wandering Dragons.
The Major (U1600) had a whopping 38 players participating including the defending champion Ray Noble (1542) from Castlehill Dundee, who was the number two seed this time around. Well with three wins and two draws (undefeated) Ray did defend his title along with David Potts (1523) from Bellshill with both players finishing on 4 points!
In the Minor (1350) and below the title went to Malcolm MacMillan (1106) from Oban, on 4.5 points
The high entry from juniors is all down to Universis Technology for sponsoring junior chess player’s development at this congress. Thank you also to B.B.International who provided accommodation for players at this event in their City Quay town houses in Dundee .
1st: IM Andrew Greet
2nd=: David Findlay, Adam Bremner
U2000=: Richard Birkett, Steve Hogg
U1850=: Richard Jennings, Gary McPheator
1st : Richard Carter
2nd=: Jim Shemilt, Andrew MacQueen, Jim Kleboe, Dariusz Kosznik
U1630: Jim Robertson
Junior 1: Alexander Bond
Junior 2: Anna Milton
1st =: David Potts, Ray Noble
3rd=: David Adams, Walter Pearson, Robert Burnett, Graham Atkins
U1350: Ben Volland, Siddharth Berrera
1st: Malcolm MacMillan
2nd : David McDonald
3rd=: Derek Coope, Stephen Thacker, Alastair Dallas, David Watson
U1000: Derek Birkett
Junior 1: Duncan Depesquale
Junior 2: Shuvam Sarkar
Primary: Jonathan McKay
Arbroath and District Pool League
Division 1: Cliffburn 1 9 3 Railway 2 Letham 1 12 0 Burns Bar Newgate 1 7 5 Ram’s Heid 1 Portcullis 1 7 5 Portcullis 2 Railway 1 4 8 Merchants Shotz 1 10 2 Newgate 2
Division 2: Bowlers 1 10 2 Legion 2 Legion 1 7 5 Stag Portcullis 3 8 4 Bowlers 2 Shotz 3 7 5 Letham 2 St Tams 4 8 Fishermans Station 12 0 West Port 2 West Port 1 10 2 Cliffburn 2
Division 1: Burns Bar V Railway 1 Merchants V Cliffburn 1 Newgate 1 V Shotz 2 Portcullis 2 V Letham 1 Railway 2 V Shotz 1 Ram’s Heid 1 V Portcullis 1 Bye V Newgate 2
Division 2: Bowlers 2 V West Port 1 Cliffburn 2 V Station Legion 2 V Fishermans Letham 2 V St Tams Shotz 3 V Legion 1 Stag V Portcullis 3 West Port 2 V Bowlers 1
Usual 8 p.m. sign-in time. Home team Captain to ‘phone or text the score to the Match Secretary upon completion of the match.
Division 2 Cup
A reminder that this competition starts this week. The first round will be played this Wednesday (22nd October 2014).
The first round draw is as follows:
1. Shotz 3 v Fishermans
2. Portcullis 3 v West Port Bar 1
3. Bowlers 1 v Bowlers 2
4. Legion 1 v Cliffburn 2
5. St Tams v Stag
Usual 8 p.m. sign-in time. Home team Captain to ‘phone or text the score to the Match Secretary upon completion of the match. As a reminder cup matches are the best of nine singles and four doubles.
World Championships 2014 Qualifiers
Shotz, Arbroath, have been asked by the organisers for the 2014 World Championships to host a qualifier for the Men’s Singles and Under 23 Singles. These will take place on Monday, October 20, starting at 7 p.m. The entry fee is £10 per player and will be played to Blackball rules. Deadline for entries will be midnight on Saturday, October18, and can be made to Ryan Fleming, Marc Fleming, Michael Bastow or into Shotz. The draw will be made on Sunday 19th October.
The World Championships is being held in Perth this year, and starts on Sunday, October 26. Being only 45 minutes along the road, it’s a rare opportunity to play in such a prestigious event so close to home, where all your friends and family have the option to come along and watch.
P W D L Pt
Cliffburn 1 4 4 0 0 8
Portcullis 1 4 4 0 0 8
Shotz 1 3 3 0 0 6
Letham 1 4 3 0 1 6
Shotz 2 3 2 1 0 5
Portcullis 2 3 2 0 1 4
Merchants 4 2 0 2 4
Newgate 1 4 2 0 2 4
Newgate 2 4 1 1 2 3
Ram’s Heid 1 3 0 0 3 0
Burns Bar 4 0 0 4 0
Railway 1 4 0 0 4 0
Railway 2 4 0 0 4 0
P W D L Pt
Shotz 3 4 4 0 0 8
West Port 1 4 4 0 0 8
Portcullis 3 4 3 1 0 7
Station 4 3 0 1 6
Bowlers 1 4 2 1 1 5
Letham 2 4 2 1 1 5
Fishermans 4 2 0 2 4
Legion 1 4 2 0 2 4
Legion 2 4 2 0 2 4
Bowlers 2 4 1 0 3 2
Cliffburn 2 4 0 1 3 1
St Tams 4 0 1 3 1
Stag 4 0 1 3 1
West Port 2 4 0 0 4 0