Oct 2 2009 by Mike Wilson
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): fly pond still fishing well. Jim Tomlinson from Prestwick released 12 fish on an evening session. Fish still coming to dry flies, buzzers and nymphs fishing well.
Bait pond fished well at weekend. Best catch was by John Allardyce from Airdrie with five fish for 12lb 3oz caught on the bottom with green power bait.
Coarse pond winter league, sponsored by D. and T. Securities of Ayr starts in two weeks. Phone 01292 560343 for details.
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (near Tarbolton): fly pond: Ian Skilling 12 for 31lb 4oz, C. Sinnett one for 4lb 8oz, R. McKeen one for 4lb, Stevie Brennan two for 5lb 4oz, B. Galloway two for 4lb 10oz, Jack two for 4lb 14oz, A. McKay two for 4lb 7oz, H. McConnell one for 3lb 10oz, Tam Boyle four for 10lb 4oz, S. McLelland two for 5lb, R. Cowan one for 2lb, J. Dickie two for 4lb, P. McCormack one for 2lb and J. Walker two for 4lb.
Bait pond: David Welby and Granny Annie two 3lb 6oz, P Riley two for 3lb 6oz, J. Blades two for 3lb 8oz, Kim six for 13lb 4oz, Mr Frew two for 5lb, Mr Grents four for 7lb 10oz, Mr Bunton two for 4lb, Mr Glover two for 4lb, M. McClymont two for 4lb, Jai Holland one for 1lb 11oz, Ian Crosbie four for 6lb 8oz and B Allan two for 3lb 6oz.
COYLE WATER FISHERY (Coylton): September has been one of the best months yet for the catch and release with anglers regularly getting bags of 20s.
Mr Gregory released 11 with a black nymph, Mr Baillie nine, Mick 26 on the orange okey dokey, Jim Tomlinson nine. The killer flies have been cdc, green machine, diawl bach and as ever the infamous blob. As of October, the new catch and release ticket is £8 for four hours.
The bait pond has been fishing well with Mr Steele hitting four fish for 9lbs, Mr Callan got his limit of three for 6½ lbs, Mr Wallace having two for 3½ lbs. Young Katie McDowell got her five fish for 11½ lbs. Power bait, worms and maggots seem to be the killers.
PRESTWICK (Raith Reservoir): despite the terrible weather on bank holiday Monday, the week started and finished well with some great returns. Among them was star man Jock Patterson with 16 fish on the humble worm.
Other catches: Murray Spence 12, Andy Faichney eight on the worm, John Lothian six, Tony Armstrong five, W. Parker four, A. Wilson (day ticket) four, John Anderson four, J. Craig four, Neil McGinn four rainbow on the worm. In the junior stakes, Michael Hendren and G. Lewis four fish each. Lorraine’s two fish for 5lbs on power bait secured her the Central Bar sweepstake. Even ‘I am legend’ Shalako has conceded defeat.
The last chance for some of the Alpha males to restore their shattered reputations will be the Founder Members Cup on Sunday, October 4 from 8am until 4pm.