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New Half Day Sessions

From Monday the 9th of October until the end of the season the committee have decided to introduce 2 additional 1/2 day sessions as a trial on both ponds. These will be open to club members only and will run from:
  • 09.00 - 12.30
  • 13.00 - 16.30

  • Costs will be:
  • 10.00 for a single angler
  • 20.00 for two anglers

  • 5 fish per rod limit.

    Bookings can only be made a maximum of 24hrs in advance and will be dependent on boat availability especially at weekends. One booking per day per angler. Normal full day boats will still be available at the normal price and booking arrangements.

    We hope these new sessions meet with your approval and the trial is a success, giving members the opportunity to fish shorter sessions at this time of year.
    Please co-operate with the bailiffs until we all get used to these new arrangements.
    The committee will reserve the right to cancel or amend these sessions as necessary.

    Club Secretary

    From Ian McLean - To all club members,
    Alex Murray is retiring as club Secretary at the end of the season. He has been club Secretary for the past 15 years and has done an excellent job running the administration of the club. I will have more to say on this at the AGM.
    At this time I would like to ask if any club member would be willing to take on the job of Club Secretary.
    No special qualifications are required, but being able to use a computer and take minutes would be an advantage.
    Any interested party please contact myself or any committee member or email the club: mac@monikie-angling-club.org.uk

    Visiting Club Bookings

    Please note that visiting clubs wishing to fish Monikie waters should now preferably make their bookings by email to club-bookings@monikie-angling-club.org.uk . Alternatively, please contact the Club Secretary Alex Murray on 01382 533467  

    Car Parking

    The following is a letter from our club president:

    Gents,
    I am getting complaints from Angus Alive Ranger Staff about the misuse of the disabled car park at the island pond hut.
    I must remind you that only permit holders/ disabled badge holders and duty bailiffs are allowed to park there and dropping off gear is not permitted.
    There have also been complaints about the speed of some cars entering the area so please be careful and drive as slowly as possible down to the hut.
    If any member can justify being given a permit for health/mobility reasons please contact the club secretary Alex Murray who will be only to happy to help them obtain one.
    We are fully aware that many of our members are getting older and wish to be able to continue fishing by parking as close as possible to the venue. Something we are trying to help them do.
    This is a valuable asset we have which was very difficult to obtain and the last thing we need is to lose it.
    Our bailiffs will be instucted to be vigilant about improper use of the car park and will enforce the rules with the full backing of the committee i.e. offenders will be told to return their cars to the main carpark, which is free to members, any argument or refusal will not be viewed favourably by the committee.
    I am sorry to be laying down the law about this but we have to ensure that the requirements of those who genuinely need the disabled carpark are protected.
    This is a valuable asset we have which was very difficult to obtain and the last thing we need is to lose it.
    If anyone has any queries or requires further information about this please contact either myself or the club secretary Alex Murray.
    Hopefully with your co-operation we will have no more complaints and our less able anglers can continue enjoy the benefits of parking close to the hut.
    Thank You
    Ian Mclean (President)

    MAC Facebook Group

    We now have a Facebook group especially for Monikie Angling Club. Please join the group and share your experiences of fishing MAC waters. To access the group search for Monikie Angling Club in Facebook, or follow the link below:
    Monikie Angling Club Facebook

    Help Us Protect our Fish Stocks

    As we all know the fishing on MAC waters is excellent. This is due in part to the quality of the fish that we stock. In order to help keep our fish in good condition The Committee would ask that if you are returning fish that you try, if possible, to unhook the fish in the net; or even better without even netting them. If you do need to net a fish that you want to return, please make sure that you wet your hands before touching the fish as this minimises damage to the fish's skin. Also, if you are fishing catch and release please use barbless hooks or flatten down your barbs to help reduce damage to the fish.

    Anchoring of Boats

    The MAC committee have been asked a few times in recent weeks as to why anchoring is not permitted when fishing. The answer is simple: the bottoms of the ponds are made from puddled mud and we have been advised that the use of anchors could damage this base and thus potentially cause problems. The last thing we want is to have to drain the ponds to do repairs to them, so no anchoring please.

    We're on YouTube

    Somebody has posted a lovely wee film on YouTube of them catching trout on the North Pond. Click here to view it.

    Fish of the Month

    The winners of the fish of the month contest are:

    • April - Sam Marshall with a fish of 5lb 1oz.
    • May - Dave Simpson with a fish of 4lbs 80z.
    • June - R. McClelland with a fish of 5lbs.
    • July - J. Gibb with a fish of 3lbs 13oz.
    • August - A. Murray & K. Dickson both with fish of 2lbs 14oz.
    • September - B. Paterson with a fish of 4lbs 12oz.

    Monthly Prize Draws

    Rod Winners:

    The winners of the monthly prize draw, kindly sponsored by Angus Angling are:

    • April - E. Seaward no. 269
    • May - H. Anderson no. 314 & J. Lorimer no. 420
    • June - J. Gordon no. 50
    • July - D. Robertson no. 7
    • August - R McMillan no. 286
    • September - S. Richmond no. 247

    Box of Flies Winners:

    The winners of the monthly draw for a box of flies, kindly tied and donated by Wullie Thomson are:

    • April - Malcolm Roy no. 148
    • May - G. McKay no. 329
    • June - J. McDougal no. 205
    • July - J. Galloway no. 21
    • August - Peter Walls no. 354.
    • September - G. McLean no. 324

    2017 Club Championship

    • Winner - Barend Bosche
    • Runner-up - Robert Gibson
    • 3rd Place - Neil Anderson

    2017 Stewart Brymer Trophy

    • Winner - Dave Simpson
    • Runner-up - Jim Strachan
    • 3rd Place - Colin Brown