Oct 7 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): the Pollok Angling Club had a bait and fly competition when winner was R. Brown who landed four fish for 8lbs14oz. He then went on to catch and release.
The bait winner was P. Smith with five fish for 11lbs12 oz. Another catch on the bait pond was old Alex with two fish for 6lbs and eight-year-old Luke Tocher from Govan with two fish for 4lbs 4oz.
On the coarse pond fishing, Dave Paxton had two carp of 10lbs and 13lbs. Another angler had 14 small carp for 27lbs. Plenty of roach and skimmers are getting caught.
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): on Sunday, October 16 the fishery is holding an open pairs competition (fly or bait). It will run from 8am until 4pm and will cost £30 per pair (£15 each).
The competition will be a four fish limit each, heaviest team bag wins with trophies for first three. Bookings to 07527 405715 or go to Burns Trout Fishery on Facebook.
Fly pond: Tam Boyle four for 9lb 12oz, J Strain four for 9lb, D Watson two for 5lb 8oz, McVey two for 4lb 1oz, The Rev from Irvine two for 3lb 14oz, M Doorman two for 4lb 4oz, J McKie two for 5lb 2oz, A McKay two for 4lb, S Sharky one for 2lb 4oz, B Jones one for 2lb.
Bait pond: C Connelly two for 5lb 15oz (one at 3lb 12oz), M Bunton four for 8lb 3oz, J McKenzie four for 8lb 10oz, K Owens six for 11lb 2oz, Kari (wee Boab) one for 2lb 4oz, E D Dunn two for 3lb 5oz, K Dunn two for 4lb 5oz, D A Gilmour two for 4lb 12oz, J Owen two for 4lb, D Gilmour two for 4lb, D H Hill two for 4lb, A Woods four for 7lb, M Poole two for 3lb 8oz, I Fairbairn two for 4lb 3oz, C Martin four for 6lb 14oz, C Greenan two for 4lb 8oz, A Stewart four for 7lb 5oz, M Monaghan four for 6lb, M Bunton two for 3lb 6oz.
COYLE WATER FISHERY (Coylton): the fishery has been quiet because of the adverse weather but the diehard anglers have been very well rewarded with plenty of good hard fighting fish.
Bait pond: Mr Stonehouse from Hartlepool caught four fish weighing 8.1 lb, Mr Stevenson from Ayr caught two fish weighing 5.3 lb, John Peterson from Monkton caught a nice rainbow trout weighing 1.8 lb, Mr Smith caught four fish weighing 7.8 lb.
Fly pond: D. Galloway from Prestwick caught eight fish using a yellow blob, Jim from Irvine caught eight fish using a pink blob, Mr McKelvie jnr. from Ayr caught eight fish using a black and green montana, J. Graham from Ayr caught seven fish using a yellow dancer, T. Jarvie from Drongan caught nine fish using various flies, F. Kerr from Ayr caught three fish using dry flies, I. Lawrie from Coylton caught nine fish using an olive cdc, J. McMillan from Monkton caught two fish weighing 4.5 lb. and released five others.