Sep 16 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): winners of the open pairs competition on Sunday were Robert McFarlane and Allan Taylor with eight fish for 16lb 9oz.
Second were Kim Dunnachie and Ian Skilling with eight for 15lb 2oz while third were Mrs and Mrs Muir with eight for 14lb 6oz. Heaviest fish went to K. McClymont at 5lb 2oz. A total of 81 fish were caught.
The fishery was visited by the RBL from Cumbernauld who caught 34 fish between them. Heaviest bag went to S Flahery with four for 8lb 12oz.
Fly pond: The Rev from Irvine, four for 11lb 8oz, Mr Nisbet one for 3lb 2oz, D Muir two for 4lb 2oz, S Davidson two for 4lb 1oz, I Skilling eight for 17lb for 8oz, J Dunsche four for 8lb 6oz, G Graham four for 8lb 5oz, J Morrison four for 8lb 12oz, S Hamilton three for 6lb, Tam Boyle four for 7lb 14oz, J Graham three for 7lb 10oz, S McLelland four for 7lb 1oz, K Murphy two for 3lb 10oz, J Maloy three for 6lb 4oz.
Bait pond: D Kerr two for 3lb 8oz, Mr McGregor two for 3lb 2oz, M Ferrara two for 3lb 14oz, R Dingham two for 4lb 2oz, J Harrison four for 7lb 8oz, R Dingham two for 4lb, R Purdie four for 6lb 12oz, R Campbell four for 7lb 4oz, K Aherne two for 4lb 2oz, W McAndrews one for 2lb, D McDowell four for 8lb 10oz, C Davies two for 4lb 6oz, O Sweeney two for 3lb 12oz, T Johnston two for 4lb 4oz, A McDonald four for 7lb oz, C Kennedy four for 7lb 10oz, J McGrath three for 6lb 5oz, F Laird two for 3lb 8oz, D Hiddleston four for 7lb 5oz, J Hiddleston three for 5lb 13oz, M Hiddleston two for 4lb, J Faddes four for 7lb 13oz, T McGrady four for 6lb 9oz.
RAITH RESERVOIR (Prestwick): an interesting week following the laconic second leg open competition. Despite the horrendous weather, as predicted it was pensioners’ paradise.
Murray Spence nine fish, John Lothian four rainbow and three brown, T. Wilson six on power bait, D. Kelly three, G. Lewis two rainbow for 5lbs power bait, Davy Boyd one and Andy one brown – he forgot his name, weights and measures.
Which leads us to a polite reminder to rule 14: one rod per person, 23 catch returns must be returned. The club thank the remnants of the magnificent seven Jim Gillespie, Neil McGinn, and Jim Tomlinson for their efforts on Sunday.
Unfortunately, due to lack of support, there will be no sequel ‘The Return of the Seven’. Nevertheless their efforts have ensured everything is set up for the over 60s and juniors whose competition is on Sunday, September 18.
Ticket outlets: Gamesport of Ayr, Newalls newsagents of Monkton, Pets Aquarium of Prestwick, Torbets of Kilmarnock and Wee Jimmy’s of Bank Street, Irvine.
COYLE WATER FISHERY (Coylton): Jim McGuire and Walter Senior from Aberdeen are doing a sponsored fish for Maggie Cancer Caring Centers, travelling from Aberdeen. They have fished a number of English fisheries and are on their way back north.
They are fishing 16 fisheries in 17 days and travelling approximately 1800 miles. They both had a great day’s fishing, catching nine fish during their visit and rounding off the day with a meal in our Water Front Restaurant.
Bait pond: P. Curtis from Mossblown caught a nice rainbow trout weighing 2.2 lb. A.Thompson from Kilmarnock caught five fish weighing 9.9 lb. T. McGregor from Dreghorn four weighing 8.4 lb, A.Graham from Ayr caught four weighing 7.9 lb.
Fly pond: Sandra from Ayr caught and released three fish using dry flies, W. Senior from Aberdeen caught and released nine fish using various buzzers, J.Auston from Auchinleck caught one weighing 2.5 lb and released seven others, Keith from Ayr caught and released three fish using a mixture of flies, Mr Keegan from New Cumnock caught and released two nice fish using an orange fritz, D. Craig from Ayr caught three fish weighing 6.6 lb, C. Hutchinson from Ayr caught four weighing 10.1 lb, J. McTear from Coylton caught and released four on buzzers, J. Morrison from Ayr caught and released three fish using his green machine.