Oct 21 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): A total of 109 fish were caught at the autumn open pairs competition.
Results: 1. Allan Taylor and Robert McFarlane with eight for 18lb 15oz (fly); 2. Mr King and Mr Millar with eight for 17lb 2oz (bait); 3. Jack Bradley and Rab Purdie with eight for 16lb 12oz (fly/bait).
Fly pond: J Loudon, two for 7lb 3oz (one at 5lb 3oz), Tam Boyle, seven for 15lb 3oz, K Hendrie, four for 6lb, S Cassidy, two for 5lb 2oz, J Patterson, one for 3lb 4oz, T McFarlane, two for 5lb, S Brennan, two for 4lb 12oz, S Walker, two for 6lb 2oz, A Davidson, two for 4lb 9oz, A Hamilton, four for 10lb 8oz, D McKie, two for 4lb 9oz, I Skilling, six for 13lb, T Gardiner, four for 10lb 1oz, R Finnie, four for 9lb, P Hutchinson, four for 8lb 1oz, R Wren, four for 8lb 6oz, T Law, one for 3lb, F Ross, three for 6lb 8oz, R Morrison, four for 7lb 14oz, L Tomlin, one for 2lb 9oz, S McClelland, four for 8lb 6oz, I Gray, three for 6lb 10oz, Bud McClymont, three for 7lb 10oz, K McClymont, four for 9lb 3oz, K Murphy, two for 4lb 9oz, D Strawhorn, one for 4lb, B Johnstone, three for 6lb 2oz.
Bait pond: A Fechney, four for 11lb 8oz (one at 5lb 8oz), B Daley, three for 6lb 14oz, J Patterson, four for 7lb 9oz, R Purdie, four for 7lb, R Lennon, four for 7lb, J Preston, four for 7lb 11oz, M Bunten, nine for 15lb 4oz, A Bunten, eight for 14lb 2oz, B Dempsey, four for 7lb 10oz, M Bunten jnr, three for 6lb, J Young, four for 14lb 2oz, A McCulloch, four for 7lb 2oz, T McMichael, four for 7lb 6oz, M Gardiner, two for 4lb 3oz, M Gardiner jnr, two for 3lb 6oz, C Daley, four for 8lb 5oz, M Whitelock, four for 7lb 6oz, I Faddes, four for 7lb 12oz, D Hiddleston, two for 3lb 14oz, Dylon Hiddleston, one for 2lb, J Muir, four for 8lb, Julie Muir, three for 5lb 8oz, Q Muir, four for 7lb 8oz.
COYLE WATER FISHERY (Coylton): Fairfield Angling Club had a great day with some fishing the bait pond and the rest on the fly.
The bait boys caught 20 fish between them for a combined weight of 32.3 lb while the fly boys caught 12 fish weighing 25.4 lb.
Baiy pond: Mr Stevenson from Dalmellington caught two fish weighing 4.8 lb, Lauret from Prestwick two fish weighing 3.5 lb, Mr Gaughey from Glasgow six fish weighing 11.8 lb, A. Skee caught a nice rainbow trout weighing 1.6 lb.
Fly pond: Mr Fedcar from Ayr caught 10 fish using a pink buzzer, Mr Greyson from Ayr six fish using various buzzers, D. McFarlane from Bellshill six fish using buzzers, F. Kerr from Ayr seven fish using various flies, D. Duncan jnr from Drongan 10 fish using nomads and caldy over two visits, M. Britton from Hollybush House 16 fish using various dry flies over three visits, Alison Wilson from Coylton two fish using various lures, Scott McAllister from Cumnock six fish using a cats whisker, Mr Watson from Irvine six fish using a cats whisker, eight-year-old Rainbow Dougie caught his first fish on the fly weighing 4.75lb using a hares ear nymph.
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): the coarse pond D&T Secuirity grab a grand match was won by Ewan Weed with a catch of 18lb 5oz. Second was Craig Henderson with 12lb 9oz while third was Mike Weed with 11lb.
Thanks to Tommy Mitchell for sponsoring and running a great match. It was great to see a Springwater Coarse Angling Club member win £1000.
Fly pond: top catch was Ryan from Newcastle who had four fish for 10lb 4oz and released another four. Best fly was green and black fritz.
Bait pond: best catch was Mr Young with five fish for 10lb 10oz. Tigger and friends from Irvine all got their two fish limits. Best bait was worms.