BURNS TROUT FISHERY (near Tarbolton): the fishery is holding an open pairs competition (fly or bait) on Sunday from 8am to 4pm with cost £30 per pair (£15 each). There will be trophies for first three pairs and a four fish limit each angler. Heaviest team bag wins. Bookings to 07527 405715.
This week the I.W.S.C. visited and caught 19 fish between them. Heaviest bag went to C. Moriarty with four fish for 11lb 6oz with one at 4lb 15oz.
Fly pond: Kevin Fennesey, two for 6lb, Stevie Brennan, three for 7lb 14oz, Rab Loudon, four for 10lb, Ian Skilling, eight for 18lb 14oz, Shaun McKeen, two for 4lb 8oz, D. McQuarrie, two for 4lb, R. McKeen, two for 6lb, D. Rooney, two for 4lb 10oz and Jack Bradley one for 3lb 14oz.
Bait pond: F. Plowman, three for 6lb 15oz, Kim Dunnachie, six for 14lb 2oz, J. Black, two for 3lb 10oz, D. Primrose, two for 3lb 14oz, G. Walker, two for 3lb 8oz, G. Baird, four for 9lb, G. McKinnon, eight for 18lb 14oz and M. Lindsay, four for 10lb 4oz.
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): fly pond fished well all week. Best catch came from Jim Tomlinson with 16 fish. Tam Wilson of Ayr had a super day releasing 12 fish, best flies yellow owl, orange rabbit.buzzers.
Bait pond fished a bit better. Best catch was by John Allardyce from Airdrie four fish for 8lb 10oz. Best method was on the bottom with rainbow power bait.
Coarse pond fished well until the weekend, one angler from Leeds catching nine carp and lots of silver fish. The winter league started on Sunday but the fishing was hard due to the bright sunshine. Winner was Jim Anderson with a catch of silver fish on maggot.
COYLE WATER FISHERY (Coylton): October started steadily. Stevie Pringle released 19 and Gerry Hendry caught 16 with a comic. Gordon Dunlop caught his limit of two fish which weighed in at a respectable 5lbs and he released another four. Buzzer Bill released five. The killer flies this week have been cdc, green machine, diawl bach and as ever the infamous blob. The new catch and release ticket is £8 for four hours.
The bait pond is back on form with Mr McDonald hitting ten fish for 19lbs, Mr Steele and son got their limit of four fish for 9½ lbs, Mr Cooper having five for 8½ lb. Power bait, worms and maggots seem to be the killers.
All anglers are asked to put their rubbish in the bins.
PRESTWICK (Raith Reservoir): the recent nice weather reflected in the week’s returns with 55 fish recorded and the retirees who had made the most of it.
Tony Armstrong nine on a combination of Silver Fritz and Cats Whisker, Jock Patterson nine on the running worm, J. Lothian eight fish, Andy McKissock three on the Yellow Dancer and lost four while Bill Gibson had two nice fish on power bait. Neil McGinn four on the floating worm, husband and wife team Davie and Linda Cronie three fish.
Tam Patterson took home three nice fish on Sunday - but it was Jock Patterson who gave them to him!
Ticket outlets: Gamesport of Ayr, Newalls newsagents of Monkton, Ultimate Angling of Girvan, Gibson’s Garage of Dalmellington, Wee Jimmy’s of Bank Street Irvine, Pets Aquarium of Prestwick and Torbets of Kilmarnock.