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:
- 12.3013.00 - 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.
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
Please co-operate with the bailiffs until we all get used to these
The committee will reserve the right to cancel or
amend these sessions as necessary.
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
qualifications are required, but being able to use a computer and take
minutes would be an advantage.
party please contact myself or any committee member or email the club:
Visiting Club Bookings
Please note that visiting clubs wishing to fish Monikie waters should
now preferably make their bookings by email to
email@example.com . Alternatively,
please contact the Club Secretary Alex Murray on 01382 533467
The following is a letter from our club president:
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.
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.
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
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
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
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