Feb 24 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
COYLE WATER FISHERY (Coylton): the weather is settling down and the fishing picking up again with fish being caught on small flies retrieved slowly.
Bait pond: Mr Andrew from Drongan caught three fish weighing 5.6 lb, T. Jarvie from Drongan caught five weighing 11 lb, J. Baird from Ayr caught a nice rainbow at 2.4 lb, A. McLeod from Ayr caught three weighing 7.2 lb, K. Davies from Ayr caught three weighing 5.4 lb.
Fly pond: B. McGartland from Kilmarnock caught four using various buzzers, Olaf from Ayr caught four using various buzzers, Mr Hitchcock from Prestwick caught three fish using a gold head nymph, M. Hendry from Cumnock caught two weighing 4.4 lb.using buzzers, H. Barclay from Kilmarnock caught a nice rainbow trout using a F.U. Mr Campbell from Dreghorn caught three using a gold head nymph, Mr Brazier from Dreghorn caught six using a cormorant and a bloodworm, Mr Hunter from Dreghorn caught two fish using a green rabbit, Mr Watson from Dreghorn caught a nice rainbow trout using a caldy dry fly.
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): fly pond fishing well. Colin Walker from Ayr released nine fish on his famous nomad fly. Bait pond quiet. Best catch from Brian Ellis from Airdrie with four fish for 8lbs 3oz.
Coarse pond picking up. Dave Morris had a nice carp just over 10lbs, Murdo Gunn had a carp about 5 or 6 lbs while old Bill had a good winter tench of 6lbs.
Bookings are coming in for the Springwater bait competition on the fly loch. Date is Sunday, March 4, £100 first prize depends on how many enter. Junior prize, cost £25 for five fish plus lunch. Call fishery on 01292 560343 to book.
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): some of the catches were: fly pond: S Sherrie four for 11lb, Davie Cowan four for 10lb 12oz (one at 3lb 7oz), D Nelson four for 9lb 14oz, John Hodge two for 6lb 2oz, Bill Dykes two for 5lb 8oz, Mr Greenwood two for 4lb 9oz, H Kleppe two for 4lb, A McKie one for 2lb 3oz, Keith Henry one for 2lb.
Bait pond: Mr Duffy one for 7lb 4oz, J Patterson three for 6lb 4oz, H Gibson two for 4lb 7oz, M Buntin three for 6lb, Mr Kirkwood two for 4lb 4oz, R Buntin one for 2lb 3oz, Kim one for 2lb, Ewan McKerow one for 2lb 6oz. For latest fishing conditions, phone the pond on 07527 405715.
DALVENNAN FISHERY: with the warmer weather slowly creeping in the fish are starting to rise a bit more.
Grizzle dancers, yellow dancers, rabbits and slaking bugs are working well. Damsels are starting to work better and better as the temperature rises.
Willie Lowe one fish for 3¾lbs, Stevie Kelso three for 7¾lbs, John Snow three for 12½lbs, Tam Knox two for 4¾lbs, Gazza four for 18½lbs, Bobby Jones two for 5¼lbs.
Catch and release: John Snow released two, Tam Knox released one at 7½lbs, Jack Johnstone released six, Tam Ross released four, Davie Williams released two, Tam Anderson released nine, Jamie Murray released seven, Billy Chalmers released one, John Wilson released one, Iain Reid released one, Paul Reid released one, W. Barr released three, R. Barr released two.
Club memberships £50 per year. Dalvennan open day on Saturday, March 17, £20 per head which includes three fish and barbecue. Free tea and coffee.
RAITH RESERVOIR (Prestwick): After a well attended AGM, the club is heading positively into the new season with major changes for the benefit of the club and its future success.
The Reservoir suffered winter storm damage so repairs and a good tidy up are the priority before the start of the season. Work is underway but, as usual, help would be appreciated from as many members as can lend a hand.
The stocking is under control and all that remains is the permit renewal dates which are Fridays February 24, March 2 and 9 in Glenburn Miners Club, Prestwick from7-9pm. Raffle donations appreciated.
There are a limited number of vacancies for new members. Bring along an application form or a letter of introduction to any of the above nights. Working out at 24p a day, fishing for good quality fish, by any legal method, nine major competitions, plenty of prizes and more and all within a friendly local non-profit making club.