Jan 20 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
COYLE WATER FISHERY (Coylton): fishing has been very good with most fishermen catching their bags. Monday to Thursday the fishing lodge will be unmanned so pay at Water Front restaurant. Don’t forget your complimentary soup, tea or coffee on these days.
Bait pond: Mr McCrorie from Ayr caught two fish weighing 4 lb, R. Brown from Prestwick caught four weighing 8.5 lb, C. Brown from Prestwick caught a nice rainbow trout weighing 2.1 lb, Mr Andrew from Drongan caught eight for a total weight of 15.7 lb, Wee Cobie Jarvie from Drongan caught a nice rainbow trout weighing 2.9 lb.
Fly pond: Mr Edgar from Ayr caught three fish using various coloured buzzers, Mr Grayson from Ayr caught two fish using various buzzers, B. Stewart from Prestwick caught four fish using various flies, Mr Dowson from Skares caught a nice rainbow trout using a pink buzzer, Mr Wilson from Ayr caught four fish using a red headed damsell, Mr McFarlane from Bellshill caught six fish using various buzzers.
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): Some of the recent catches are: fly pond: I Gray four fish for 10lb, R Hochine four for 10lb 10oz, S McLelland three for 7lb 12oz, Davie Tunnock three for 8lb 6oz, T Muir three for 6lb 6oz, A Nesbit one for 2lb, A Murphy two for 4lb 2oz, J Graham two for 5lb 12oz, Kevin two for 4lb 4oz, Jim Roberts two for 5lb 3oz, A Boyce two for 4lb 10oz, J Hodge one for 2lb 8oz.
Bait pond: J Young three for 6lb 6oz, Kim Dunnachie five for 11lb 8oz, Mr Lothian four for 8lb 3oz.
With the weather forecast to be a bit on the cold side, we will try keep the ponds open for as long as possible. For latest conditions, phone 07527 405715 or go to Burns page on Facebook.
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): fly pond fished quiet hard due to the colour of the water. Best catch was John Allardyce from Airdrie who released seven on a pink nomad.
Bait pond still fishing great. Paul Jennings from Glasgow, five fish for 11lbs 5oz, Alex Smith three for 6lbs, S McGee three for 6lbs 13oz, Tam Knox had his two fish limit in 20 minutes, two fish for 4lb 10oz. Best bait power bait and worm. Coarse pond quiet due to the weather.
There is a bait competition on the fly loch on Sunday, March 4, £100 first prize, £25 entry includes five fish and lunch. Prizes depend on entry. Bookings to 01292 560343.