Jun 17 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): Top catch in the Macmillan cancer support big fish competition went to A. Nimmo with four fish for 8lbs 14oz. Heaviest went to Robert Mackenzie with a fish of 3lbs 10oz. Junior winner was John Lyall.
The prize for the most sponsor money collected went to John Logan with a super £1120. The total raised by the anglers was £3852.50. Well done to everyone.
Bait pond fishing well. John Atkin five fish for 10lbs 4oz while nine-year-old Adam McNally from Liverpool had five fish for 12lbs 8oz. Best bait power bait.
Coarse pond: the Springwater summer league was won by Mark Trueman with 18lbs. Bookings for the Springwater bait competition on June 26 to 01292 560343.
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): the fishery is holding an open junior (under 16) competition (fly or bait) on Sunday, July 3 from 9am to 4pm. Four fish limit, heaviest bag wins, cost £15. Bookings to 07527 405715.
Dailly Angling Club visited and caught 25 fish between them. Heaviest bag went to D. Scobie with four fish for 8lb 13oz.
Fly pond: G Jordan one for 4lb 13oz, R McMillan four for 8lb 13oz, I Japp four for 8lb 13oz, C Graham two for 3lb 14oz, B Quinn two for 4lb 6oz, H Bone two for 2lb 14oz, I Rutherford two for 4lb, G Scott two for 4lb, T McFarlane two for 4lb, F Galloway two for 3lb 8oz, G McClean two for 3lb 8oz, S Brennan four for 7lb 10oz, D Hamilton two for 5lb 2oz, S Forrest two for 4lb 8oz, R Cairns two for 3lb 10oz, B Nesbett two for 5lb 4oz.
Bait pond: R Graham four for 8lb 2oz, D Black two for 8lb, M Ferguson two for 7lb 15oz, L Miller four for 8lb 2oz, A Todman four for 8lb 2oz, G Todman four for 7lb 8oz, S Dunlop eight for 14lb 3oz, Shauni Dunlop one for 2lb, Kari (wee Boab) one for 1lb 15oz, J Hall four for 7lb 12oz, R Mason two for 4lb 2oz, J Steele two for 3lb 10oz, five-year-old C Stewart two for 4lb, J Robertson two for 3lb 14oz, A Fowler two for 4lb, W Kerr one for 1lb 14oz, E Devlin two for 4lb, M Fowler one for 2lb 4oz, A Fowler three for 5lb 4oz, T Cairns two for 3lb 12oz, C Taylor two for 4lb 8oz, T Gorman two for 3lb 6oz, G McGarry two for 3lb 6oz, Kim Dunnachie four for 7lb 15oz, John Harris four for 7lb 4oz, John Cunningham four for 7lb 10oz.
RAITH RESERVOIR (Prestwick): after a well publicised build-up, the response to the club’s latest event was disappointing to say the least with only seven rods participating.
The magnificent seven had no cause for complaint as a lot of effort had gone into the set up and within the hour Jim Tomlinson secured first place with six rainbows for 16lbs taken on a Yellow Fritz.
Second was veteran angler Andy McKissock with five rainbows for 10lbs 11oz on a Green Fritz and the same again lost, Tom Collins two rainbow for 5lbs 3oz on a Green Fritz, must have been a fire sale on these lures, Jock Patterson one rainbow which proved the heaviest fish for 3lbs 5oz on a Partridge.
The next major competition is the John Baillie Memorial Trophy on Sunday, July 3. A better attendance would be appreciated.
Ticket outlets: Gamesport of Ayr, Newalls newsagents of Monkton, Pets Aquarium of Prestwick, Torbets of Kilmarnock and Wee Jimmy’s of Bank Street, Irvine.
BROOMHILL FISHERY (Patna/Rankinston (B730): Ponds fishing quite well despite weather conditions.
Fly pond: Danny Szulc nine c/r (two days), Archie Thom four c/r, Willie Riddicks two c/r, Jim Riddicks three c/r, Brian Brown two c/r, D. Galloway four c/r, Dougie Ingles four c/r, Tiny two c/r, Frank Corbett one c/r, Rab Dunsmuir one c/r, Davie Hamilton two kept 4lb 3oz, J. McCreath three c/r, D. Higgins six c/r, T. Roberts four c/r, S. McGuire two c/r.
Buzzers, culdays, cormorants and green/black fritz are doing well.
Bait pond: M. Graham four kept 8lb 13oz, Jim Truesdale four kept 7lb 6oz, D. Roberts three kept 5lb 10oz, M. Timpson four kept 8lb 10oz, B. Richards four kept 9lb 2oz, R. Beaton six kept 11lb 10oz, M. Kerr three kept 6lb 2oz.
Worms, maggots, power bait are favoured.