Fishing The Fly Forum

Kevin Moss

Glen of Rothes trout and coarse fishery

With good conditions for most of the week fishing has been very good ,fish have been in great fighting condition and tactics have varied with fish being deep one day and then closer to the top the next.Lures have taken fish as normal but have been out fished certainly by buzzers.These days many associate buzzers fished under a bung,but it has been intermediate lines,free lined with buzzers which have worked best.Black with a touch of red and black and white buzzers working best.Using a slow figure of eight retrieve and counting down to find the depth the takes have been hard and sure and followed by a strong fight much different than on a lure.Consett budgies and black and green lures have worked well for others and with the weather now settling down some fishing should only get better and see plenty of good fish caught.Some examples form this week,which  included Tigers and blues.Neil Smith from aberdeen had 2 visits with 11 and 14 and his bag of 10lb 11oz included a beauty of 5lbs and also returned a Tiger,Slater Scott had 15,Tom Anderson had 11,Scott Burness had 10,Ronnie Donald had 7,Paul Moir 7,Lennie Dumbar had 9,Gary Gormley 7,Chris Johnston 7, and Kev Middlemiss 18,Most others aveaged 2 to 3 fishand no blanks recorded.

Coarse loch

Luncheon meat has been best this week and has taken much of the fish for Bob Jackson who has had roach,skimmers rudd and carp on the pole.Others have picked away with the bait they have and being early season but its pleasing that silvers have been taken over the winter months and the carp are starting to become more active.Maggot seems to be attracting more brownies than coarse fish with the winter just dying away and game fish are looking to pack up weight and will take anything that looks like food.Heavy groundbaiting is not required and will only attract more trout and not coarse into an area so little is far better than throwing huge amounts into the water which is not what we want to see.

Millbuies trout fishery

For many the long awaited opening day of the lochs on the 15th March is nearly here.We have 1 boat left due to a cancellation left and the fishing should be very good.With the fish having a good over wintering they will be in Prime condition and on top of the new stock which will liven the up the fishing should be very good.Top of the water and dry fly should be excellent this yearespecially inthe evenings.Prices remain the same as last year and 4 boats are available for both day and evening sessions with 6 boats available for clubs and competitions.Keys collected at the Glen and staff will pick them up at end of sessions and weigh anglers in.New for this year is the scierra Pairs competition and details from the website and pairs fish in the same boat.Good prizes areavailable with heat winners recieving a scierra rod each and all get a goody bag.Only a few places remain for this.All boats are required to be booked first.Session times this year are Day 8am to 4pm and evening 4pm to 10pm.No other sessions are available.There is a weekender deal which can be any consecutive 2 days,where you fish all day candr at the Glen 1 day and a session the following day at Millbuies 2 fish and candr for 35 which is great value.Blues to 4lb have also been stocked and 1 blue per bag are allowed to be taken.