Mar 25 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
AYR ANGLING CLUB: the club has the following waters: Loch Shankston, Loch Bradan (brown trout only), Loch Snipe (rainbows £12 four fish, juniors £6 two fish), River Ayr (Craigie stretch only) £10 day, £40 season.
It also has Nethermills, Overmills, Gadgirth and Crawfordston on the River Ayr. All water has been stocked for the new season with fish up to 4 lbs.
An Ayr Angling Club permit costs £76 plus £10 joining fee to fish all the above. Junior permit £31.
They are available from Gamesport in the Sandgate, Ayr. Day permits for Snipe from Granvilles, Main Road, Whitletts.
Details from Andy Cannell (tel: 01292 268633, or 07821 317810 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): On Sunday (March 27), the fishery is holding a senior bait competition from 8am to 4pm, four fish limit, heaviest bag wins. Entry is £15. Bookings to 07527 405715.
Albion Angling Club caught 48 fish between them. Heaviest bag on the fly went to E McGarvey with four for 9lb 8oz and G Douglas on the bait with four for 8lb 8oz.
Good Year Angling Club also visited and caught 28 fish between them.
Fly pond: Tam Boyle four for 9lb, Kaya from Tarbolton three for 8lb 2oz, B McVey two for 5lb 8oz, T McFarlane four for 7lb 12oz, F Hainey two for 4lb 6oz, Paul Cuthbert one for 2lb 4oz, J McFadgen one for 1lb 14oz.
Bait pond: D Taylor four for 7lb 10oz, Kim two 5lb 1oz, J Hall four for 7lb, R Peebles three for 5lb 8oz, W McGowan four for 7lb, M Cortner four for 7lb 6oz, J Allan four for 7lb 4oz, W Griffiths four for 7lb 8oz, A McElwee four for 7lb 8oz, M McCory four for 7lb 8oz, I McMillan four for 7lb, M Greer two for 5lb 4oz.
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): the first two qualifiers for the D&T Security grab a grand final were Martin Mitchell from Peebles with 11lbs 15oz and Keith Chadwick from Barr with 2lbs 14oz. Both anglers fish for Springwater Coarse AC. Martin had two carp and a tench and Keith a net of silver fish.
The fly pond fished well. Best catch was by Rab Collins who released nine fish. Best fly was a red headed damsel.
Bait pond fished well. Tom Knox from Dalrymple had four for 9lbs 15oz, Tom Green from Ayr three for 7lbs 11oz, Barry McDdougall from Rankinston three for 6lb 10oz, Darren McLeary from Rankinston three for 7lbs 9oz. Best was power bait.
RAITH RESERVOIR (Prestwick): a well attended opening day began slowly. Frick Goudie took three including one brown on red and gold mepp and son Brian three rainbows on an eight gram toby.
Pinky three rainbows on power bait, along with M. Spence. Bob Younger two rainbows for 5lbs on a two inch orange countdown rapala. Davie Miller, representing the fly department, managed two rainbows for 5lbs on The Ace of Spades. W. Douglas had two on power bait so did Jim McHattie from Glasgow.
A. Given had one rainbow at 2lbs on power bait and by enlarge all others including Stevie Ross and sons Joseph and Dylan, R. Scott, Lewis Kerr, J. Lothian, and Jim Gillespie settled for one each before sleet abandoned play.
The rest of the week saw brighter but still very cold weather. The results were best described as a déjà vu with Frick Goudie another three rainbow on a No2 red and gold mepp, son Brian another three rainbow on his eight gram toby.
W. McIntosh from Auchinleck four on power bait, T. Wilson, W. Scott and Stevie Ross three on power bait, Kevin Hiddleston two on power bait, Davie Miller and Tony Armstrong one apiece on the ace of spades. Jock Patterson and Andy Faichney had one each on the running worm.
Saturday morning proved worthwhile to most. David Lamont four for 11lbs 2oz on power bait, son Kane four for 11lbs 8oz on power bait, Alex McNeil four for 9lbs 2oz on power bait, Neil McGinn four for 9lbs on a green fritz, Robert Scott three on power bait, Derrick Caldwell two on the mepp.
Plenty others with just the one, A. McGinn 2lbs 14oz, on the mepp, T. Collins the black fritz, Brian Goudie one on old faithful. Junior members Dylan Ross and Andrew Anderson one at 2lbs 2oz.
COYLE WATER: Fly Pond: March is seeing the fly pond fishing very well. Reece Kelly, Cumnock, released nine on his £6 ticket on buzzers.
Robbie Buchannon, Tarbolton, released three on buzzers. Alan Cooper, Drongan, had a superb day and released 10 on a yellow dancer.
Quinn and JJ on a short visit chapped two reach on an Orange Blob.
Bait Pond: John Crawford, from Stewarton, and Paddy McNulty, from Dundonald, both on three fish tickets, bagged up with a combined weight of 13lb on Powerbait.
BROOMHILL FISHERY, PATNA/RANKINSTON: Ally Megarty eight c/r, Robbie Kerr four c/r. Party from Turning Point had another good day with nine kept. Archie Thom three c/r, Danny Szulc six c/r, Budgie four c/r, Rab Dunsmuir two c/r, Davie two kept 5lbs, Geordie Kerr three c/r, Tom Wilson four c/r, Danny Szulc nine c/r, Kevin Smith two c/r, Ally Megarty seven c/r, Robbie Kerr one c/r. Daiwal Backs, Orange Fritz, hothead damsels, crunchers, most popular.