Aug 17 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
RAITH RESERVOIR (Prestwick): what a fantastic week of weather and it was the pensioners who had the advantage. Resident John Lothian had 16 fish but, in his excitement, forgot weights and methods again.
Some of the more sensible bags were W. Ure three rainbow and two blue for 9lbs on power bait, Gavin Derby four for 8lbs on power bait, T. Wilson (the only man with sunburn on his tongue) four on power bait, R. McLean three rainbow and one blue all on power bait average 2lbs, M. Hornby two rainbow and two blue for 9lbs on power bait, John Anderson three rainbow for 4½lbs on power bait and nephew Andrew one rainbow for 1½lbs on power bait.
In the amnesia department. W. McIntosh two fish, R. Baillie two on power bait, D05 two, two blue 2lbs 10oz and one rainbow 3lbs 4oz, two 2½lbs and 2¾lbs. A pair of glasses was found on Saturday, August 4.
Ticket outlets: Gamesport of Ayr, Newalls newsagents of Monkton, Pets Aquarium of Prestwick and Torbets of Kilmarnock.
BURNS TROUT FISHERY (Tarbolton): winner of the Mima Harvey open fly competition was Ian Scott with four fish for 11lb 5oz. Second was Kevin Murphy with four fish for 10lb and third was Tam Strachan with four fish for 9lb 12oz.
Results from the Mima Harvey open bait competition were: 1. Davie Ewart four fish for 10lb 7oz, 2. J Young four for 9lb 6oz, 3. Billy Simpson four for 8lb 12oz. A total of 83 fish were caught. The fishery thank Gamesport and Crockets for their donations and continued support.
Catches: fly pond: A Kaya four for 11lb 2oz, A Dalrymple three for 6lb 10oz, B Baker two for 4lb 12oz, G Gordon two for 5lb, Jack Bradley four for 9lb 2oz, J Graham four for 8lb 6oz, S Hamilton four for 8lb 8oz, Ian Gray four for 9lb 9oz, S McClelland three for 7lb 4oz, Joe Morrison four for 8lb 10oz, Tam Boyle four for 9lb 6oz, Alan Taylor four for 9lb 11oz, Robert McFarlane four for 9lb 6oz, J Hodge four for 8lb 14oz, Brian Brown one for 2lb, L Doveston two for 5lb 2oz, N Doveston one for 2lb 5oz, C Hamilton one for 2lb 9oz, Bill Dykes three for 6lb 6oz, K McCall one for 2lb 7oz.
Bait pond: S Campbell two for 5lb 12oz, A Ingram two for 5lb, J Dickie two for 4lb 10oz, J Munro jnr one for 3lb, J Munro snr one for 2lb 4oz, B McCallum two for 4lb 2oz, K Dunnachie nine for 19lb 1oz, L Pender three for 7lb 12oz, R Howison four for 9lb 2oz, five-year-old L Rothsie two for 4lb, D Armstrong four for 9lb 10oz, B Nisbet one for 2lb 4oz, A Nisbet one for 2lb 3oz, C Dillon four for 9lb 6oz, D McNeil three for 6lb 8oz, A Nisbet one for 2lb 3oz, E McHugh one for 2lb 6oz, S McHugh one for 2lb 5oz, J McDowell two for 4lb 10oz, P McDowell one for 2lb 2oz, M Peterson one for 2lb 8oz, C Young jnr three for 5lb 14oz, N Gardiner two for 4lb, P Cassidy two for 4lb 11oz, J McGraff two for 3lb 12oz.
SPRINGWATER FISHERY (Dalrymple): fly loch’s best catch of the week went to Mick Black with nine fish caught on the bung with black buzzers. Colin Walker had five on small drys.
Bait best catch goes to young Mathew Lewis from Ireland who had four fish, biggest 2lbs 6oz. Best bait was worm and power bait.
Coarse loch fishing well with plenty of roach and breem being caught. Scouse had another great day with roach and breem and also had seven small tench and small skimmers. Great to see these fish are breeding. It can only be good for the future.
BROOMHILL FLY & COARSE FISHERY (Patna/Rankinston B730): despite warm and sunny conditions, good catches falling to dries and buzzers, green and black fritz and lures.
Fly pond: John Graham eight c/r, Davie Duncan nine c/r, Norman Kettlewell four c/r, Jack Bradley two c/r, Kenny Barrie three c/r, Darren Russell seven c/r, Billy Chalmers two c/r, Davie Hamilton two kept 5lb 2oz and three c/r, John Fitzimmons two kept 5lb 3oz and one c/r, Kyle Courtney nine c/r, Tommy Jarvie five c/r, Bobby Brown three c/r, Terry Cooper two c/r, Jordan Pierce one c/r, Danny Szulc 12 c/r, Archie Thom 12 c/r, Louie Burns seven c/r, Davie Hamilton two kept 5lb 3oz, Duncan C Murphy five c/r, Stevie Grayson five c/r, Kevin Smith six c/r, Gavin three c/r, Bobby Wilson six c/r, Mark Brydon two c/r, John Hunter three c/r, Davie Campbell three c/r, Bill McGartland five c/r, Rab Dunsmuir six c/r, John Priest four c/r, Alan Murphy two c/r, Don Wallace five c/r, Dave Tunnoch two c/r, Ally Haggarty six c/r, Robbie Kerr one c/r.
Coarse pond: Lanarkshire Coarse AC had their first match. 1. Paul Bryson 36lb 10oz, 2. Peter O’Neil 32lbs, 3. Tony Jackson 31lb 6oz. Friday night BBQ match: 1. Jim Anderson 19lb 10oz, 2. Craig Posselwaite 18lb 12oz, 3. Tam Penman 12lb 13oz.
Next match is this Sunday, 9am draw. Bookings to 07711 527 358.
DALVENNAN FISHERY: Jimmy Robb two for 4½lbs, William Wilson (Patna) one for 2½lbs, Chris Clark two for 4¾lbs, Alex James three for 6¾lbs, Phil James two for 4½lbs, Tam Knox one for 2½lbs, Colin Brown two for 5½lbs, Billy Dykes two for 4¾lbs, Allan McAllister four for 9½lbs, Tam Ross two for 5¼lbs.
Catch and release: Douglas Reilly released two, David Cole two, Craig Rae three, Norman Brown four, Colin Brown one at 6½lbs, Eric Brown three, Sam Kung four, Lee Kung two, Geordie Hamilton one, William Atkins two, Clare Atkins three, Rab King one, Bobby King four, Tam Knox two, Chris Clark three, Craig Rae two.