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Kevin Moss

Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:57:46 AM »
Glen of rothes trout and coarse fishery

Tactics needed to be adjusted to the temperatures this week and intermediate lines were certainly needed during the days and when cooler floating lines came into their own.Fish went deep on hotter days and lures had to be used to entice fish.Orange lures did well on brighter days and black was the pick when there was some duller conditions.It was not a week for huge numbers of fish caught by anglers despite stocking twice weekly, but most averaged 2 to 4 fish per session with some doing well in these conditions with 8 plus.Best of the numbers was Rob Harding with 16 fish.Despite no great numbers the fish which stuck to the fly rather than lost were very good sized fish and fought well.Some of the fish caught this week were,Dave Morrison with 2 fish for 11lbs 5ozs,6lb 11 and a 4lb 10ozs Blue making up his bag, Duncan Wright had a 4lb 6oz fish,Gordon Burr had a bag of 3 fish for 15lb 12ozs best at 6lb 4oz,Charles Phillips a 4lb 15oz,Bill Castles 4lb 14oz,Adam Brain a 6lb 1ozs fish,Jim Eddie a 4lb 14oz,Grant Kerr 5lb 8ozs,Owen Fraser a 7lb Blue,Euan Fraser a 4lb 6oz,Jason Kennie had a return bag of a 6lb 2oz fish and a 4lb 9ozs Blue,Chris Johnston a 4lb 6oz,Kev Middlemiss a 4lb 6oz,Ian Savage a 4lb 4oz,Murray Fowler a 6lb fish,Andrew More a 4lb 2oz fish.
Opening times for the fishery are 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm not as previously published where it showed closing at 8pm,it is 10 pm.

Coarse loch

The loch has fished extremely well this week continuing to produce good bags of fish for anglers and Carp are now very actively feeding.Sweetcorn and Boilies did well with meat and soft pellet also working very well both on method feeder and the pole.Action has been constant for many here and as it is now busy it is important that pegs are booked otherwise you could miss out.John Allsopp has had good bags of Bream and Ide and lost a good sized Carp,Dave Latty had a great session with alot of bream,ide and roach and Carp of 12lbs,6lbs and smaler ones,Scott Arthur who targetted the Carp had plenty to 3lb 9ozs all in prime condition with a Golden Orfe of 2lb 8ozs but missed out on the larger specimens seen on the surface feeding in the warm conditions,Sue Rowley enjoyed her day with roach and gudgeon,Olly wayne had a great day with a Golden Orfe of 3lb 8ozs,Carp to 5lb 8ozs and ide and roach.

Millbuies trout fishery

Fishing has been good this week despite the temperatures being high during the day the evening sessions have done well.The water level is low at present and fish have moved into the deeper water because of this.With the warm conditions and a valve left open by an engineer during the week didnt help..(Before any rumours start that there is problems which there isn't at present,apart from lack of rain,this is the facts to the low water before any rumours start,NO FISH have been lost and they are fine.)This has now been closed off and fixed and rain will help ,if we get any,to get the levels back up.Thankfully fish seem quite content and are still coming to the fly.Some examples of catches this week are,Alan Grant 2,Reece Morris 2,Gary Wilson 7,Daniel gayne 3,Jim Mitchell 14,Michael Mitchell 16,Ryan Williamson 5,Stuart Geddes 8,Dale Fawcett had 1  which was a cracker of of 7lbs,Danny Ross 1 and Neil Stone had 3. We are keeping an eye on the levels daily and may have to adjust if it drops too much for the benefit of the fish which is more important.

« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 11:21:22 AM by morayflyfisher »

Kevin Moss

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 11:43:39 AM »
Here is the update on Millbuies.With the problem explained in report and with the water level down and still leaking we have decided not to take any further bookings at present.This is to help fish and stop causing any more stress than they will be under.Most are now in the deeper parts(whats left of it) so should be fine.

Thankfully we have no fish deaths to report and the problem we hope will be fixed soon and then all we need is heavy rain to get the level back up and fishing can begin again.Council are working on blocking up the leaky pipe.Thats the facts to date, we will keep anglers updated.

Millbuies is not all about money but enjoying the quality and scenery and not commercialised.We could still put a couple of boats out on the water but with the levels low they will not get under the bridge and left to fish half the water and this is not value I consider for anglers,nor is it fair to place added stress on fish with being caught and released with the hot weather giving them more stress than they have .Fish health comes first.

Rob Brownfield

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 12:14:44 PM »
 :z16 :z16 :z16

Hope the rain comes soon for you Kev.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Kevin Moss

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 12:18:31 PM »
Need the council to stop the water first Rob.The engineer should have told someone he had broken the valve instead of just leaving it and all the water coming out and not telling anyone about it.
Still plenty water there for fish thankfully ,but need to be sensible and its not about money as you know.

hey ho it will reopen and will be still the same quality as it was.

Coarse loch is fishing it socks off at the moment at the Glen,great fishing to be had.

Rob Brownfield

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 13:16:40 PM »
A similer think happened to Lanak Loch in the 80's. They had lowered the water in the winter for maintenance, but had damaged the sluice so left it. The water kept going down and then froze. They lost a couple of lorry loads of carp to just under 20lbs. The same happened in the 90's but thankfully only a few fish were lost.

I keep trying to come and fish, but I just can't seem to get the spare time just now. I will be up soon though!! I bought pellets and so on down south a few weeks ago especially for a trip up.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Kevin Moss

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2014, 16:28:41 PM »
Just need it fixed now Rob and rain.

No chance of it freezing lol.

Scott was asking how you were.I told him you were just on a long holiday(undercover lol)SF nudge nudge pmsl.

Rob Brownfield

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 07:35:21 AM »
Just need it fixed now Rob and rain.

No chance of it freezing lol.

Scott was asking how you were.I told him you were just on a long holiday(undercover lol)SF nudge nudge pmsl.


Not far from the truth there Kev...I am actually back in green! This Multi Terrain Pattern has nothing on DPM!!!

Not sure about SF, more like CFAV!  :wink

Still, The Queen pays me some money so I can wear her uniform :)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Kevin Moss

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 07:54:07 AM »
Only until after September though Rob lol.

Uniform could change then,maybe something like the commonwealth teams uniform then.

Rob Brownfield

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 08:30:10 AM »
Oh I hope so!!

Rather than MTP or DPM we could have a camo patten made with soft purples and yellows to blend in with the heather and gourse...and I can't wait for the Brig a Doon style hats and plaids!

I am off to Blair Atholl Castle to draw my musket and broadsword from the stores!

Oh..and on a serious note, my daughter and I would like to come and fish on sunday. Is there room and can we share a peg?

Cheers
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Kevin Moss

Re: Glen and Millbuies weekly report.
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 17:29:44 PM »
Good news!! the outlet pipe has now been located and plugged by the divers.A video has been made and when we get it processed will put it on so people can see it. So the water has now been stopped from leaking out.All we need now is some rain to get the levels back up to a decent level that it is practical and safe for fish to be angled for without stressing them out.

We will of course keep everyone informed,here and on our web pages.

 




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