Monikie Angling Club

"Probably the best value fishing in Scotland!"

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Who’s catching what, and where

WE’RE always keen to let everyone know how the fishing is going at Monikie Angling Club, so this page is updated every week.
If you've had a good day on one of the Monikie waters, why not drop us an email at mac@monikie-angling-club.org.uk and let us know how you got on? We’d be delighted to hear from you.
So, big congratulations to George Bruce on landing a magnificent 4 lb 15 oz rainbow on the North Pond on Tuesday, June 12 (see also, below).

To compare returns from last season, click here

Weekly Returns, 2018

A delighted Andy Strachan (pictured) caught this magnificent 4 lb 4 oz rainbow on the Island Pond on Monday May 28.
The killer fly - a small black buzzer - had apparently been borrowed from one Alex Murray (secretary, now retired) who went to great lengths to remind Andy of that fact in an effort to share his triumph.
To no avail!
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Week ending November 3

Boobies of various colours were the order of the day in a difficult week where Fast Glass and Intermediate lines succeeded in attracting fish.
Island Pond
16 boats (23 rods) keeping 60 fish for 107 lbs 10 ozs and returning 23.
North Pond
2 boats (3 rods) keeping 7 fish for 15 lbs 11 ozs and returning 1.
Notable Catches
R Beedie and C Gordon on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 17 lbs.
D Smith on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 8 lbs 8 ozs and returning a further 2.
A Murray and A Strachan on Island Pond with half day ticket keeping 4 fish for 7 lbs 4 ozs.
D Roy on Island Pond returning all 8 fish caught.
D Smith on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 7 lbs 12 ozs and returning 1.
J Stewart on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs.

Week ending October 27

Top attracters this week were Claret Cormorant, Boobies including a small Pink Booby fished on Midge Tip and Sinking lines.
Island Pond
13 boats (18 rods) keeping 67 fish for 127 lbs 13 ozs and returning a further 29.
North Pond
3 boats (3 rods) keeping 4 fish for 10 lbs 9 ozs.
Notable catches
J Gibb on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 8 lbs 12 ozs and returning 1.
A Craig on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 8 lbs.
G Bruce on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 6 lbs 8 ozs and returning 3.
D Robertson on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 2 ozs.
D Roy on Island Pond keeping 1 fish for 2 lbs and returning 8.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster on Island Pond keeping 9 fish for 16 lbs 8 ozs and returning 4.
F Chalmers on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 8 lbs.
K Robertson and P Glen on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 17 lbs 9 ozs and returning 6.

Week ending October 20

Intermediate and sinking lines with Hot Head Damsel, Green Cormorant, Black and Green Boobies and Black and Green Lures were all catching fish in an excellent week at Monikie.
Island Pond
18 boats (25 rods) keeping 59 fish for 120 lbs 10 ozs and returning 51.
North Pond
4 boats (5 rods) keeping 6 fish for 14 lbs 12 ozs.
Notable Catches
D Inglis on Island Pond with a half day session keeping 1 fish for 4 lbs 3 ozs and returning a further 6.
A Murray and A Strachan on Island Pond keeping 9 fish for 19 lbs 4 ozs.
D Roy on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 8 lbs.
R Beedie on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 10 lbs.
M Tidcombe on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 9 lbs 8 ozs and returning a further 11.
A Murray and P Walls on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 7 lbs 7 ozs and returning a further 12.
S Lowe and S Marshall on Island Pond keeping 6 fish for 12 lbs and returning a further 4.
W Milne and D Roy returning all 12 fish caught.

Week ending October 13

There was no fishing Tuesday due to high winds, but things picked up as the week progressed, with fast sink lines taking a trick, fishing Black and Green, Pink Blobs and Boobies.
Island Pond
19 boats (31 rods) keeping 54 fish for 111 lbs 2 ozs and returning 9.
North Pond
3 boats (4 rods) keeping 1 fish for 4 lbs.
Notable Catches
Ken Andrew and partner on Island Pond with 1 fish of 3 lbs 15 ozs.
R Beedie and C Gordon on Island Pond keeping 6 fish for 13 lbs 8 ozs.
D Morrison and visitor J Wood on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs.
S Lowe and S Marshall on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 8 ozs.
D Nicoll and W Ramsay on North Pond keeping 1 fish for 4 lbs.
M Tidcombe on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs 12 ozs.
Clubs Out
NCR Angling Club with 1 boat (2 rods) keeping 5 fish for 13 lbs 5 ozs.

Week ending October 6

Another good week at Monikie with Black Booby with yellow eyes, Pink Lure on Di3 and Slow Glass lines all taking fish.
Island Pond
21 boats (35 rods) keeping 64 fish for 119 lbs and returning a further 26.
North Pond
3 boats (4 rods) keeping 7 fish for 15 lbs 9 ozs and returning 5.
Notable Catches
J Gibb on North Pond keeping 4 fish for 9 lbs 4 ozs.
P Walls and visitor I Falconer on Island Pond keeping 6 fish for 12 lbs 1 oz and returning 1.
D Nicoll and W Ramsay on Island Pond keeping 2 fish for 4 lbs and returning a further 5.
D Roy on Island Pond returning all 7 fish caught.
S Lowe and S Marshall on Island Pond keeping 7 fish for 12 lbs 10 ozs.
H Anderson and visitor M Anderson keeping 8 fish for 14 lbs.
Clubs Out
Arbroath Angling Club with 6 boats (12 rods) keeping 17 fish for 31 lbs.

Week ending September 29

A good week, with Floating lines, Sink Tip and Fast Glass all fishing well. Black and Green lures, Kate McLaren, Diawl Bach, Buzzers, Wets, and Dawson's Olive were all catching well.
Island Pond
35 boats (68 rods) keeping 101 fish for 194 lbs 3 ozs and 6 returned.
North Pond
1 boat (1 rod) with 2 fish for 4 lbs.
Crombie
1 Boat (1 rod).
Notable Catches
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 12 ozs.
I Soutar and L Irving on Island Pond with 6 fish for 12 lbs 8 ozs.
Clubs Out
Perth C. S. Club with 5 boats (10 rods) keeping 12 fish for 27 lbs 13 ozs.
Aberdour AC with 6 boats (12 rods) keeping 20 fish for 37 lbs 6 ozs.
Perth RASC AC with 3 boats (9 rods) keeping 9 fish for 16 lbs 3 ozs.
Dundee West Angling Club with 5 boats (10 rods) keeping 20 fish for 32 lbs 15 ozs.

Week ending September 22

Once more, unfortunately, we lost days due to bad weather, with Wednesday and Thursday cancelled due to extremely high winds.
However, in spite of this, we did have plenty fishing during the week with Sink tip lines fishing Cormorants, Alexandria, Nomad and Cat's Booby attracting the rainbows.
Island Pond
18 boats (27 rods) keeping 31 fish for 63 lbs 8 ozs and returning 10.
North Pond
1 boat (2 rods) keeping 1 fish for 2 lbs 2 ozs.
Notable Catches
W Milne on Island Pond returning a fish estimated to be between 8 and 10 lbs.
Harold Lewis keeping 4 fish for 7 lbs 1 oz.
G Potts and guest G Donnelly on Island Pond with a fish of 3 lbs 8 ozs.
Clubs Out
Railway Inn A.C. returning 3 fish.
Dundee Hydro A.C. 2 boats (3 rods) keeping 13 fish for 26 lbs.

Week ending September 15

Unfortunately, due to high winds, there was no fishing on Monday and Tuesday, September 10 and 11.
Things picked up as the week progressed, however, with anglers being successful with Floating and Midge Tip lines fishing Silver Invicta, Black & Green, Clan Chief, Kate McLaren, Hoppers, Dawson's Olive and Cat's Whisker Booby.
Island Pond
17 boats (28 rods) keeping 55 fish for 104 lbs 6 ozs with 20 returned.
North Pond
2 boats (2 rods) keeping 4 fish for 10 lbs 4 ozs with 4 returned.
Notable Returns
H Lewis on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 11 ozs and returning 3.
Gordon Bell on North Pond with a fish of 4 lbs 4 ozs.
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 18 lbs 4 ozs and returning 2.
D Roy on Island Pond with a fish of 3 lbs 12 ozs.
Clubs Out
Dundee Hydro Angling Club with 2 boats (4 rods) keeping 9 fish for 15 lbs.
Dundee Angling Club with 7 boats (13 rods) keeping 16 fish for 28 lbs 10 ozs.

Week ending September 8

A good week for the club with some excellent catches. Good to see more people out fishing!
Successful flies included Cormorants, Hot Head Damsel, Blobs and Kate McLaren fished on Midge Tip, Intermediate and Floating lines.
Island Pond
28 boats (47 rods) keeping 128 fish for 259 lbs 8 ozs and returning 26.
North Pond
8 boats (14 rods) keeping 17 fish for 33 lbs 13 ozs.
Crombie
1 Boat (1 rod) returning 2 fish.
Clubs Out
Balgay FFC on North Pond with 3 boats (6 rods) keeping 6 fish for 11 lbs 6 ozs.
Arbroath A/C on Island Pond with 6 boats (12 rods) keeping 41 fish for 73 lbs.
Notable Returns
Ken Giblin and Bob McLellan on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 19 lbs 7 ozs.
G Bruce on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 7 lbs 7 ozs.
Peter Glen and Keith Robertson on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 15 lbs and returning 2.
P Christie and B Beveridge on Island Pond keeping 7 fish for 12 lbs 8 ozs.
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 18 lbs 8 ozs.

Week ending September 1

Island Pond, Day
28 boats (45 rods) keeping 65 fish for 104 lbs 3 ozs and returning 19.
Evening
2 boats (2 rods) keeping 1 fish for 2 lbs and returning 3.
North Pond, Day
2 boats (3 rods) returning 4.
Evening
Not fished.
Crombie
Not fished.
Clubs Out
Ferry Fly Dressers Angling Club with 9 rods keeping 11 fish for 16 lbs 5 ozs.
Dundee Hydro with 4 rods keeping 2 fish for 3 lbs.
Notable Returns
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 16 lbs.
Tom McKay on Island Pond with a rainbow weighing 3 lbs 12 ozs.
Successful lines and patterns
Midge Tip and Floating lines with Brown Sedge, Olive Snatchers, Cormorants, Alexandria, Kate McLaren, Hot Head Damsels and Dawson's Olive.

August 25

Island Pond, Day
15 boats (25 rods) keeping 41 fish for 80 lbs 15 ozs and returning 12.
Evening
1 boat (1 rod) keeping 4 fish for 7 lbs 12 ozs and returning 13.
North Pond
Not fished.
Crombie
Not fished.
Clubs out
St Serfs Ladies with 1 boat (2 rods).
Notable catches
A Murray and A Strachan keeping 6 fish for 10 lbs 11 ozs.
J Tolmey returning all 4 fish caught.
Bailiff K Giblin and partner keeping 10 fish for 18 lbs 8 ozs.
F McKay keeping 1 fish for 1 lb 8 ozs and returning 4.
Successful lines and patterns
Sink Tip and Floating lines with Hoppers, Kate McLaren, Silver Invicta, Teal Blue and Silver, and Cormorants.

August 18

Island Pond, Day
17 boats (25 rods) keeping 55 fish for 82 lbs 8 ozs and returning 18.

Evening
1 boat (2 rods) keeping 10 fish for 17 lbs 9 ozs and returning 3.

North Pond
Not fished.

Crombie, Day
2 boats (2 rods) keeping 1 fish for 1 lb 4 ozs and returning 7.

 

Clubs Out

Dundee East End Angling Club with 6 rods keeping 22 fish for 31 lbs 6 ozs.

 

Notable Catches

J Tolmie on Island Pond returning all 5 fish caught.

A Murray and A Strachan on Island Pond keeping 6 fish for 10 lbs.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster on Island Pond keeping 9 fish for 14 lbs 6 ozs.
Bailiff A Murray and boat partner keeping 4 fish for 6 lbs 4 ozs and returning 6.
K Robertson and P Glen keeping 6 fish for 11 lbs 8 ozs.

Successful lines and patterns

Sink Tip, Midge Tip teamed with Kate McLaren, Invicta, Teal Blue and Silver, Silver bodied Cormorants, Alexandria, Yellow Dancer, and White Cat Booby.


August 11

Island Pond, Day
10 boats (13 rods) keeping 32 fish for 54 lbs 15 ozs and returning 17.
Evening
9 boats (15 rods) keeping 11 fish for 19 lbs 12 ozs and returning 9.
North Pond, Day
2 boats (3 rods).
Evening
1 boat (2 rods) returning 3.
Crombie, Day
1 boat (2 rods) returning 4.
Evening
4 boats (8 rods).
Clubs Out
Laurencekirk Angling Club on Crombie with 3 boats (6 rods).
Notable returns
Bailiffs K Giblin & B McLellan keeping 10 fish for 15 lbs 10 ozs.
Peter Glen on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 7 lbs and returning 4.
F Chalmers and B Ferrier on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 7 lbs 8 ozs.
Bailiffs W Milne and D Roy returning all 9 fish caught.
N Anderson on Island Pond returning 5 fish.
P Glen and K Robertson keeping 6 fish for 11 lbs 8 ozs.
Successful lines and patterns
Floating, lntermediate and Slow glass lines with Black Tadpole, Pink Panther, Cormorants, Orange Blob, Silver Invicta, Black Sedge.

Week commencing July 28

Island Pond, Day
10 boats (16 rods) keeping 37 fish for 62 lbs 3 ozs with 14 returned.
Evening
4 boats (5 rods) keeping 4 fish for 7 lbs 5 ozs.
North Pond, Day
3 boats (5 rods) keeping 1 fish for 2 lbs 8 ozs.
Evening
2 boats (4rods).

Clubs Out

Brax A/C on North Pond, 3 boats (5 rods) keeping 1 fish for 2 lbs 8 ozs.

Notable returns

A Murray and A Strachan on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs and returning 7.
I McLean and G McRither on Island Pond returning all 5 fish caught.
K Giblin and B McLellan on Island Pond keeping 7 fish for 12 lbs 4 ozs.

Successful lines and patterns

Sinking lines, from Midge Tip to Di5 teamed with Orange Blob, Silver Invicta, Silver Cormorant and Yellow Dancer.

July 21

Island Pond, Day
11 boats (19 rods) keeping 38 fish for 66 lbs 11 ozs and 5 returned.
Evening
18 boats (34 rods) keeping 31 fish for 58 lbs 2 ozs and 5 returned.
North Pond, Day
2 boats (3 rods) keeping 1 fish for 2 lbs with 2 returned.
Evening
2 boats (2 rods).

Clubs Out

Dundee Angling Club with 8 boats (14 rods) keeping 4 fish for 9 lbs with a best fish of 4 lbs.

Notable returns

Visitor Mr Stewart on Island Pond with a rainbow of 3 lbs 8 ozs.
F Chalmers & B Ferrier on Island Pond with 7 fish for 10 lbs 8 ozs.
G Thomson on Island Pond with a rainbow of 3 lbs 5 ozs.

Successful lines and patterns

Lime Blob, Coral Blob, Hot Head Damsel, Cormorants, Yellow Dancer and Black Booby on Intermediate and fast sinking lines.

July 7

Please note the North Pond was closed for fishing on July 7 & 8 due to triathlon swimming.
Island Pond, Day
14 boats (23 rods) keeping 2 fish for 3 lb 14 oz and returning 4.
Evening
17 boats (27 rods) keeping 10 fish for 23 lb 11 oz and returning 4.
North Pond, Day
2 boats (3 rods) keeping 4 fish for 9 lb 2 oz.
Evening
1 boat (1rod) keeping 1 fish for 2 lb 8 oz.

Clubs out

Perth Anglers with 2 boats (4 rods) keeping 2 fish for 3 lb 12 oz.
Monifieth Trout Angling Club with 4 boats (8 rods) keeping 3 fish for 6 lb 15 oz.

Sunshine

With warm weather and bright sunshine still in place sinking lines fished deep seem to be the order of the day with Black Tadpole, Boobies and Pink Snake being successful.

June 30


Island, Day
14 boats (25 rods) keeping 4 fish for 8 lb.
Evening
15 boats (25 rods) keeping 4 fish for 9 lb with 2 returned.
North, Day
1 boat (2 rods) keeping 1 fish for 2 lb 9 oz.
Evening
1 boat (2 rods).

Clubs Out

Primlaw Angling Club with 8 boats keeping 3 fish for 6 lb.
Albert Angling Club with 2 boats.
Dundee West End Angling Club with 8 boats keeping 2 fish for 4 lb 8 oz.

Weather agin’ us

Warm weather and bright sunshine ensured fish were very hard to catch.

June 23


Island, Day
20 boats (35 rods) keeping 48 fish for 82 lb 11 oz and returning 6.
Evening
22 boats (41 rods) keeping 42 fish for 82 lb 9 oz and 4 returned.
North, Day
3 boats (4 rods) keeping 1 fish for 2 lb 4 oz.
Evening
4 boats (7 rods) keeping 1 fish for 2 lb and returning 4.

Notable Returns

L. Wilson on Island Pond with a rainbow of 3 lb 2 oz.
Neil Anderson on Island Pond keeping 3 fish for 5 lb 8 oz and returning 4.
J. Geddes and partner on Island Pond keeping 6 fish for 12 lb 12 oz.

Clubs Out

Lloyds Banking with 3 boats (6 rods) keeping 11 fish for 23 lb 12 oz and returning 5.
Perth Ex-Servicemen's Club with 4 boats (8 rods) keeping 9 fish for 20 lb.
Perth RASC A/C with 4 boats (8 rods) keeping 16 fish for 31 lb.
Ferry Fly Dressers A/C with 5 boats (10 rods) keeping 14 fish for 26 lb 10 oz.
Birkhill A/C with 6 boats (12 rods) keeping 2 fish for 4 lb.

Successful Lines and Patterns

A difficult week when warm weather and bright sunshine limited the number of fish being caught during day. And the haar in the evenings didn’t help either!
Floating, Midge Tip and Sinking lines with Brown Hopper, Hawthorn Fly, CDC, Yellow Dancer Booby, Small Green Nymphs, Hot Head Damsel, Yellow Owl, and Kate McLaren.

June 16

Island, Day
16 boats (29 rods) keeping 53 fish for 109 lb and returning 3.
Evening
18 boats (32 rods) keeping 56 fish for 115 lb.
North, Day
7 boats (11 rods) keeping 18 fish for 39 lb and returning 9.
Evening
6 boats (10 rods) keeping 9 fish for 21 lb.
No fishing on Monday 18th due to high winds.

Notable Returns

B Ferrier and H. Ferrier on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 16 lb.
D. Nicoll and W. Ramsay on North Pond keeping 8 fish for 16 lb.
N. Anderson on Island Pond returning all 7 fish caught.
Ian McLean on Island Pond with a rainbow on 2 lb 14 oz.

Clubs Out

Dundee East End AC on Island Pond keeping 7 fish for 13 lb 13 oz.

Successful Lines and Patterns

Floating, Intermediate and Midge Tip lines with Yellow Dancer, Buzzers, Snatchers, Diawl Bach, Yellow Dancer Booby and Cat’s Whisker Booby.

June 9

Island, Day
19 boats out (30 rods) keeping 24 fish for 54 lb with 27 returned.
Evening
14 boats (20 rods) keeping 27 fish for 63 lb with 3 returned.
North, Day
3 boats (5 rods) keeping 21 fish for 49 lb.
Evening
1 boat (2 rods) keeping 10 fish for 22 lb.

Notable Returns

D Dutch and A Middleton on North Pond keeping 10 fish for 23 lb 9 oz.
G Bruce on North Pond with a rainbow of 4 lb 15 oz.
A Tolmie and G Pratt on North Pond keeping 8 fish for 16 lb 10 oz.
G Honeyman and M Petrie on North Pond keeping 10 fish for 21 lb 8 oz.

Clubs Out

Western Angling Club on Island Pond with 10 rods keeping 9 fish for 20 lb 13 oz and returning a further 22.
Perth Anglers on Island Pond with 4 rods keeping 7 fish for 17 lb 5 oz.

Successful Lines and Patterns

Floating, Intermediate and Midge tip lines with small lures, black booby, blobs and fabs.

June 2

Island, Day
31 boats (47 rods) keeping 83 fish for 168 lb and returning 30.
Evening
24 boats (45 rods) keeping 74 fish for 147 lb and returning 7.
North, Day

7 boats (9 rods) keeping 16 fish for 34 lb and returning 17.
Evening
5 boats (9 rods) keeping 25 fish for 52 lb and returning 4.

Notable Returns

J Stephen on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 11 lb 13 oz, including one at 3 lb 5 oz and returning a further 8.
George Bruce on North Pond keeping 4 fish for 8 lb 4 oz and returning a further 2.
T Melville and J Galloway on North Pond keeping 10 fish for 21 lb 8 oz.
J Tolmie on North Pond returning 9 fish.
A Ramsay and I Lightfoot on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 19 lb 13 oz.
R Malkowski on North Pond keeping 5 fish for 10 lb 12 oz.
G Potts with a fish of 3 lb 4 oz from Island Pond.
Visitors P Hastie and K Hastie on Island Pond keeping 9 fish for 18 lb 8 oz and returning a further 7.

Clubs Out

Scottish Deaf Fly Fishing Club on Island Pond keeping 12 fish for 21 lb 8 oz.
Keithick Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 16 fish for 33 lb 9 oz.

Successful lines and patterns

Floating, Midge Tip and Intermediate lines with Buzzers, Cormorants, Kate McLaren, Black Hoppers, and Yellow Dancer did the trick in the past week.

May 26

Island Pond
Day Session
40 boats ( 64 rods ) keeping 193 fish for 387 lb and returning 82.
Evening
29 boats ( 249 rods ) keeping 106 fish for 215 lb and returning 55.

North Pond
Day Session
One boat (2 rods ) keeping 8 fish for 19 lb.
Evening
8 boats (15 rods ) keeping 53 fish for 108 lb.

Notable Returns

J Gibb on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 11 lb 2 oz.
A Strachan on Island Pond with a 4 lb 4 oz rainbow caught on a black buzzer.
H Anderson and K Davidson on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 20 lb 8 oz.
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 20 lb.
F Chalmers and B Ferrier on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 18 lb 8 oz.
G Muir on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lb 10 oz.
W Cartwright on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 10 lb 2 oz.
D Dutch and A Middleton on North Pond keeping 10 fish for 21 lb 5 oz.

Clubs Out

BT Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 14 fish for 26 lb 12 oz.
Perth Ex-Servicemen's Club on Island Pond keeping 28 fish for 58 lb 9 oz.
Laurencekirk Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 25 fish for 49 lb 14 oz.

Successful Lines and Patterns

Floating, Midge Tip and Intermediate Lines with Buzzers, Kate McLaren, Sedges, Yellow Dancer, Green Pea, Bibio, Black Hoppers and CDC.

May 19

Island Pond
Day
37 Boats (58 rods) keeping 143 fish for 302 lb and returning 81.
Evening
26 Boats (46 rods) keeping 90 fish for 180 lb and returning 39.
North Pond
Day
5 Boats (7 rods) keeping 10 fish for 21 lb and returning 3.

Notable Returns

Visitor J Miller on Island Pond returning approx 20 fish.
Ken Giblin and B McLellan on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 21 lb 9oz.
P Moir and guest M Smith on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 20 lb 5oz and returning 5.
R McCleary and R McCleary on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 23 lb 4oz and returning 15.
Bailiffs D Inglis and T McKay keeping 4 fish for 9 lb 1 oz and returning 15.

Clubs Out

Balgay Fly F/C with 5 rods on Crombie returning all fish caught.
Perth S/C Club with 10 rods on Island Pond keeping 40 fish for 81 lb 8 oz.
Perth Anglers with 6 rods on Island Pond keeping 12 fish for 28 lb 2 oz.

Successful lines and patterns

Floating, Intermediate and Midge Tip lines teamed with Dry Hawthorn, Brown dry Sedge, Black Hopper, "F" Fly, Nymphs, Diawl Bach, Black Pennell, Kate McLaren, Green Pea, and Yellow Dancer.

May 12

Island Pond
Day
39 boats (60 rods) keeping 217 fish for 443 lbs and returning 112.
Evening
9 boats (12 rods) keeping 42 fish for 83 lbs and returning 47.
North Pond
Day
6 boats (10 rods) keeping 12 fish for 28 lbs
Evening
1 boat (1 rod) keeping 2 fish for 4 lbs.

Clubs Out

Goth Angling Club on the Island Pond keeping 52 fish for 114 lbs 5 ozs and returning 24.
Dundee Hydro Angling Club on the North Pond keeping 8 fish for 17 lbs 1 oz.
Railway Inn Angling Club on the Island Pond keeping 21 fish for 40 lbs 9 ozs.

Notable Returns

H Lewis on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs.
K Panton & W Powrie on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 22 lbs 8 ozs.
Peter Craft with a tagged Brown of 4 lbs 14 ozs on Island Pond.
G Bell & D Brown on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 21 lbs.
W Milne & D Roy on Island Pond returning 15 fish.
P Kilminster on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs 12 ozs.
Bailiffs T McKay & D Inglis keeping 3 fish for 5 lbs 14 ozs and returning 12.
Bailiffs K Giblin & B Mclellan keeping 10 fish for 20 lbs 8 ozs.
Bailiffs A Murray & B Wilkie keeping 10 fish for 22 lbs.
D Dutch & A Middleton on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 22 lbs 10 ozs and returning 8.

Successful Lines and Patterns

Floating lines or Midge Tip with Traffic Light Buzzer, Black Buzzers, Cormorants, Damsels, Bibio, & Snatchers.l

May 5

Island Pond, 42 boats (69 rods) keeping 249 fish for 474 lbs and returning 49.
North Pond 14 boats (21 rods) keeping 24 fish for 60lbs and returning 6.

Notable Returns

Single angler D. Muir on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 11 lbs 4 ozs.
M. McDonald & J. Stewart on Island Pond keeping 7 fish for 15 lbs 4 ozs.
Bailiff boat Ken Giblin & B. McLellan keeping 8 fish for 18 lbs.
Single angler P. Kilminster keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 8 ozs.
Bailiff boat A. Murray & B. Wilkie keeping 8 fish for 18 lbs 8 ozs.
Visitors I. Alexander & D. Alexander on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 20 lbs.
Single angler D. Cartwright on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 11 lbs 3 ozs.
M. Petrie & G. Honeyman, evening session on North Pond, keeping 9 fish for 20 lbs 4 ozs.
Evening bailiff N. Anderson keeping 2 fish for 5 lbs 1 oz. and returning 12.
G. Thomson, evening session on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 7 ozs.

Clubs Out

Brax Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 25 fish for 56 lbs 4 ozs.
Dundee East End Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 26 fish for 50 lbs 12 ozs.
Anstruther Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 46 fish for 94 lbs 4 ozs.

Successful Line & Patterns

Buzzers, Cormorants, Damsels and Crunchers have been most successful fished on Floating, Intermediate and Sink Tip Lines.

April 28

Day Session

Island Pond 133 fish kept for 280 lbs and a further 202 fish returned.
North Pond 16 fish kept for 36 lbs, 6 returned.

Evening Session

Island Pond 23 fish kept for 50 lbs and a further 22 fish returned.
North Pond 8 fish kept for 18 lbs,

Notable Catches

R McCleary and R McCleary on North Pond keeping 7 fish for 16 lbs.
D Ross and D Hamilton on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 16.5 lbs.
Single angler P Kilminster on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 12.5 lbs.
P Nicoll on North Pond with tagged brown trout of 3 lbs 12 ozs.
K Gilbin on Island Pond with a rainbow of 3 lbs 9 ozs.

Clubs out

Black Loch Angling Club returning all 182 fish caught.
Monifieth Trout Angling Club keeping 55 fish for 111 lbs.
Rannoch & District A/C keeping 27 fish for 55 lbs.

Successful lines and patterns

Midge Tip and Intermediate lines have been successful when teamed with Hot Head Damsel, Cormorants, Buzzers, Diawl Bach and Hare’s Ear.

April 21

Day Session

Island Pond 203 fish kept for 449 lbs and a further 73 fish returned.
North Pond 28 fish kept for 64 lbs.

Evening session

Island Pond 27 fish kept for 56 lbs and a further 43 returned.
North Pond 8 fish kept for 18 lbs.

Notable Returns

Visitors B. Robertson and T. Hay on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 21 lbs 4 ozs and returning 10.
Visitor N. Smith on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 13 lbs 4 ozs and returning 5.
H. Anderson and M .Anderson keeping 10 fish for 23 lbs 10 ozs.
H. Lewis on North Pond with 5 fish for 10 lbs 6 ozs.
W. Clark and Mr McIlravie on Island Pond with 10 fish for 22 lbs.
P. Christie and I. Gordon on Island Pond with 9 fish for 20 lbs 4o zs and 4 returned.
Bailiffs D. Inglis and T. McKay returning 9 fish.
G. Bell and G. Brown on Island Pond with 10 fish for 21 lbs 1 oz.
E. Chalmers and B. Ferrier on Island Pond with 10 fish for 22 lbs 8 ozs.
D. Murray on Island Pond keeping 2 fish and returning 13.
L. Irving on North Pond with 5 fish for 11 lbs 4 ozs.

Clubs out

BT Angling Club with 3 rods on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 8 lbs 6 ozs and returning 8.
Ferry Fly Dressers AC on Island Pond with 12 rods keeping 60 fish for 125 lbs 5 ozs.
St Serfs Ladies keeping with 3 rods keeping 10 fish for 21 lbs 5 ozs.

Lines and Patterns

Midge Tip and Intermediate lines have been working well with Buzzers, Yellow Dancer, Cormorants, Diawl Bach and Hot Head Damsel.

April 14

Notable Returns

Single angler R. McLellan on Island Pond returning 6 fish.
G. Bannister and C. Campbell on Island Pond returning 10 fish.
Single angler P. Moir on Island Pond returning 10 Fish.
J. Steven on North Pond keeping 5 fish for 11 lb 10 oz.
Visitor I. McAlister on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lb 7 oz.
P. Glen and K. Robertson on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 22 lb.
A. Ramsay and W. Cathro on Island Pond keeping 7 fish for 15 lb 12 oz.
W. Milne and D. Roy on Island Pond returning 14 fish.

Clubs out

Discovery AC with 4 rods on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 16 lb 2 oz.
Birkhill Angling Club with 10 rods on North pond keeping 10 fish for 18 lb.
Dundee Hydro Club with 6 rods on Island Pond keeping 11 fish for 24 lb 6 oz.

Successful Lines and Patterns

Among the many successful patterns fished on Intermediate or Sink Tip lines were Dancer, Yellow Dancer, Buzzers, Diawl Bach, Hot Head Damsel, Hares Lug and Dawsons Olive.

April 7

Island Pond

27 anglers keeping 37 fish for 82 lb and returning a further 23.

North Pond

3 anglers keeping 2 fish for 5 lb.

Notable returns

Single angler D. Hamilton on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 10 lb 6 oz.
S. Richmond and R. Grubb on Island Pond keeping 3 for 5 lb 4 oz and returning 7.
M. Wilkie on Island Pond returning 4 fish.

Clubs out

No Clubs out.

Successful lines and patterns

Fish seemed to be higher in the water with Floating, Slow Glass and Midge Tip lines bringing most fish to the fly. Hothead damsel, Buzzers, Diawl Bach and Snatchers were attracting a lot of fish.

March 31

There was no fishing on Tuesday or Wednesday due to adverse weather conditions.

Island Pond

Figures pending.

North Pond

2 fish for 4 lb 8 oz.

Notable Returns

Member G. Holland and guest J. Langley on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 17 lb 2 oz.
Visitors R. Kippen and S. Stewart on Island Pond keeping 9 fish for 17 lb 8 oz.
Member D. Roy on Island Pond returning 6 fish.

Clubs Out

NCR Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 20 fish for 40 lb 10 oz.
Balgay Fly Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 12 fish for 21 lb 15 oz.
Perth RASC Angling Club on Island Pond keeping 31 fish for 62 lb.
Canmore Angling Club, Forfar, on Island Pond keeping 15 fish for 31 lb 3 oz.

Successful lines and patterns

Sinking lines to a varying degree with Pink Minkie, Pink Nomad, Orange Blob, Tequila Blob, Black & Gold Lure, Hothead Damsel, Yellow Dancer and Black Pennell.

March 24

Island Pond

67 rods keeping 77 fish for 160 lb with 2 returned.

North Pond

22 rods keeping 22 fish for 54 lb with 4 returned.

Clubs Out

Dundee Angling Club with 14 rods keeping 23 fish for 45 lb 9 oz.
Birkhill Angling Club with 5 boats keeping 5 fish for 12 lb 8 oz.
Perth C. S. Club with 12 rods keeping 13 fish for 28 lb 8 oz.
Dundee West End Angling Club with 16 rods keeping 18 fish for 34 lb 10 oz.

Successful lines and patterns

Di 3 with Hothead Damsel.
Midge Tip with Black Pennel.
Fast Glass with Yellow Dancer.

Notable Returns

Single angler D. Morrison on North Pond keeping 5 fish for 15 lb 5 oz.
J. Gibb, single angler on North Pond, keeping 5 fish for 11 lb 4 oz

March 17

No fishing Saturday, Sunday and Monday due to bad weather.

Notable Returns:

Single visiting angler B .Robertson on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lb 12 oz and returning a further 4.
Members D. Roy & W. Milne on Island Pond returned 7 fish.
Mr Osler & Mr Chalmers, both visitors on Island Pond, returned 6, taken on Orange Boobies and Nymphs.
L .Young on Island Pond , 3 fish for 7 lb 8 oz two returned (including one at 3 lb 4 oz) caught on Black and Gold Lure and Hothead Damsel.
Bailiffs K. Giblin and partner kept 8 fish for 16 lb 6 oz.

Successful Lines and Patterns

Sink tip lines with Hothead Damsel, Black and Gold Lures, Orange Boobies and Nymphs.

Week commencing March10

All ponds opened on Wednesday 14th but no fishing on Thursday and Friday due to high winds.
Island Pond, 11 boats keeping 23 fish for 47 lb 3 oz.
North Pond, 4 boats keeping 9 fish for 19 lb 7 oz.

Notable Returns:

L .Young and B. McLellan on Island Pond keeping 6 fish for 11 lb 12 oz.
P. Glen and K. Robertson on Island Pond keeping 4 fish for 9 lb 12 oz.
K. Dickson and I. Walton on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lb 6 oz.
H. Lewis and C. Lewis on North Pond keeping 5 fish for 10 lb 8 oz.
Single angler D. Hamilton on North Pond keeping 4 fish for 8 lb 15oz.
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  • A classic drift over the North Pond. Photo by George Potts.

Get in touch

  • Address: Monikie Angling Club, Monikie Country Park, Dundee DD5 3QN.

Phone/email

  • Phone: 01382 370300 to book a boat.
  • email: mac@monikie-angling-club.org.uk