May 18 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
COYLE WATER FISHERY (Coylton): the fishery is now manned most of the time with hot snacks and drinks available from the cabin. Meals can be purchased at the Water Front Restaurant.
Bait pond: the Johnston family from Ayr caught 10 fish weighing 22.75 lb, Mr Robertson from Ayr caught two weighing 7.75 lb, G. Docherty from Glasgow caught three weighing 6.5 lb, Mrs A.Wilson from Prestwick caught two weighing 4.2 lb, Mr McGregor from Paisley caught two weighing 4.1 lb.
Fly pond: Mike Denton from Ayr caught 16 fish over four visits mainly using CDC. parachute flies, M. Britton from Hollybush caught 15 over three visits using caldies and an orange blob, Mr and Mrs Stewart from East Kilbride caught one weighing 2.75 lb and released four others using a black pennal, Mr Easton from Ayr caught three using a foam spider, Mr.Green from Ayr caught three using a CDC.fly, D. Campbell from Ayr caught three nice rainbow trout using a pheasant tailed nymph.
DALVENNAN FISHERY: Gill Knox one for 3lbs, C. McArthur four for 12½lbs, Chris Scott four for 11¾lbs, Jeff Howe jnr three for 10½lbs, Jeff Howe snr four for 12¾lbs, five-year-old Jack Bingham three for 8lbs, Colin Brown one for 2½lbs, Ben Brown two for 8½lbs, Sanny Devlin one for 3lbs, Derek Paton six for 20½lbs, Paul Cuthbert one for 3½lbs, Jackson Buttenben two for 7¾lbs, Alan Stevenson one for 3lbs, Jacob Morrison four for 8½lbs, David Millington one for 2¾lbs, Jordan Millington two for 4½lbs, Isla Griffin two for 7¼lbs.
Catch and release: Colin Brown released one, Alan Stevenson two, Sam Kung two, Tam Ross three (one at 8lbs), Billy Munro two (one at 9½lbs), Norman Brown one, Eric Brown three (one at 7lbs), David Cole four, Craig Rae one, Alistair Hill 11, Tam Knox 11, Gill Knox five, Sean Freel two, Sam Burnie two, Shane Downie four, Gordon Bingham two (one at 6½lbs), Hanna Livingston one, Bill Couper two, Colin Walker six, Hill Billy Wullie four, Rab Conn one, Tam Hay two, Wullie Brown snr two, Wullie Brown jnr two, Tam Anderson three (one at 4½lbs), Alex Pye Griffin one, David Millington two.
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): fly loch fishing great. Kenny Barrie from Ayr 10 fish all caught on drys, Ian Ellis two for 7lbs 10oz and released another nine caught on drys and small nymphs.
Bait loch continues to fish well. You just can't stop five-year-old Mason Salmon who again beat his dad Kenny with three fish for 8lbs 15oz to his dad's two for 5lbs 4oz.
Another young angler doing well is eight-year-old Scott Blackhurst with two fish for 4lbs 15oz.
Coarse plenty of roach and rudd and skimmers getting caught. Dave Morris had a good afternoon catching three carp, biggest 11lbs 7oz and 10lbs 5oz.
RAITH RESERVOIR (Prestwick): an interesting start to the week saw T. Wilson with three on power bait, ‘J’ three on the worm, two brown on maggot for 2lbs 7oz, John McCririe two for 4lbs on the worm, all forgot a permutation of name, species and weights, Stevie Richmond one brown for 3lbs on No1 mepp.
A brilliant night’s weather was had on Wednesday for the fly only in which 46 fish were returned. Outright winner was new member Nicky Fallon with four rainbow for 12lbs 7oz on a blue zulu. Runner-up was Hendry O’Connell with four for 11lbs 11oz on a green montana, heaviest fish was a 4lbs 10oz rainbow taken on a green fritz by T. Collins.
Hats off to 15-year-old Andrew Anderson with four for 8lbs 1oz on Black Fritz. The doubles went to David Allan and Jim Phillips with a combined bag 17lbs 12oz taken on a combination of yellow dancers and black pheasant tailed nymphs.
Runners-up were Neil McGinn and Hendry O’Connell with 17lbs 2oz taken on green montanas and ace of spades.
Tidying up on Thursday, Friday despite the back to winter horrendous weather were the crafty and the hardy.
J. Lothian at least seven but forgot weights and method, The Hardy, Frick Goudie seven for 17¾lbs, Jim Phillips three rainbows for 10lbs on power bait, Jock Patterson and pal Andy Faichney two each on the running worm, R. Baillie three on power bait, C. Baillie two on power bait and Robert Simpson, who is always happy with one, got one on power bait.
Ticket outlets: Gamesport of Ayr, Newalls newsagents of Monkton, Pets Aquarium of Prestwick and Torbets of Kilmarnock.
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): the fishery is holding an open fly competition on Sunday, May 20 from 8am to 4pm. Cost £15 with a four fish limit, heaviest bag wins, trophies for first three. Bookings to 07527 405715 or go to Burns page on Facebook.
Fly pond: I Skilling four for 9lb 6oz, J Strain four for 9lb 14oz, B Fitzpatrick two for5lb, Mr Dalrymple two for 5lb 4oz, H Legget two for 4lb 14oz, Bruce Callacher four for 10lb 4oz, D Given two for 5lb, The Rev from Irvine one for 2lb 2oz, J Hopkins two for 4lb 6oz, J Cowan two for 4lb 14oz, D Nelson two for 4lb 2oz, S Sherriff two for 4lb 6oz, D Gordon two for 4lb, R Lyall two for 5lb 8oz, J Strain one for 2lb 8oz, W Lyall two for 4lb 9oz.
Bait pond: four-year-old Ashlan Stewart one for 2lb 7oz, J Patterson seven for 15lb 10oz, Kim four for 8lb 4oz, D Taylor three for 5lb 12oz.
AYR ANGLING CLUB: action is still slow on the river due to the cold weather. All lochs fishing well with the following catches recorded at the Snipe Loch.
G. McCardle five for 10½lbs, Alan Wood seven for 13 lbs, E. Murray four for 7½lbs, B. Taylor three for 5½ lbs on fly, G. Blackwood, a visitor from Newcastle, six for 14½lbs, best fish a rainbow of 3½lbs.
For further information call secretary Bill Ritchie on 01292 880669.