Monikie Angling Club

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Let fellow fly fishers know how you got on at Monikie

As always, we're keen to let everyone know how things are going at Monikie Angling Club.
This page is updated every week. If you've had a good day at Monikie, why not drop us an email at mac@monikie-angling-club.org.uk to let us know how you got on? We’d be delighted to hear from you.
Please remember that once anglers have kept their allocated rod limit of fish they must stop fishing and leave the water.
Where fishing catch and release (using barbless or de-barbed hooks) anglers must stop fishing when they have their limit, and have released 15 fish.


To compare returns from last season, click here

WEEKLY RETURNS 2020

Week ending October 31, and to season end on November 1

Three days were lost due to bad weather. However, successful Lines and Patterns for the final days of the 2020 season included Sinking Lines (inc Di3), with Silver Sparkler Booby and Black/Silver Humungous.

Island Pond

7 Boats (9 rods) keeping 7 fish and returning 1.

North Pond

2 Boats (2 rods)

Notable Returns

R Beedie on Island Pond keeping 4 fish.

Week ending October 24

Unfortunately, two days were lost due to bad weather. Successful Lines and Patterns included Sinking Lines fished deep with White Sparkler Booby, Gold and Silver Humungous, Sparkle Lure and Booby.

Island Pond

16 boats (24 rods) keeping 10 fish and returning 1.

North Pond

2 boats (2 rods).

Notable Returns

R Beedie and C Gordon keeping 5 fish.

Week ending October 17

Successful lines and patterns included Intermediate Lines fished deep with Yellow Dancer and Black Lures. Three days were lost due to adverse weather.

Island Pond

10 Boats (13 rods) keeping 6 fish.

North Pond

3 Boats (4 rods) keeping 1 fish.

Larger Fish

G Potts on North Pond with 1 fish for 3 lbs 8 ozs.
R Beattie and C Gordon on Island Pond with 2 fish for 6 lbs 8 ozs.

Week ending October 10

Island Pond

4 Boats (5 rods)

North Pond

9 Boats (13 rods) keeping 1 fish for 5 lbs 2 ozs.

Larger Fish

K Giblin and B McLellan keeping 1 fish for 5 lbs 2 ozs.

Week ending October 3

Success Lines and Patterns included Floating Lines with size 12 lightly dressed Fiery Brown Hopper.

Island Pond

22 Boats (31 rods) keeping 8 fish and returning 4.

North Pond

5 Boats (6 rods) keeping 1 fish.

Week ending September 26

Island Pond

23 Boats (34 rods) keeping 17 fish and returning 10.

Clubs Out

Aberdour Angling Club keeping 7 fish and returning 5.

Week ending September 19

Sucessful Lines and Patterns included Floating and Midge Tip Lines with Hoppers, Cormorants, Black Spider, Grunters, Bibio, Hot Head Damsel, Yellow Owl, CDC and Midas.

Island Pond

37 boats (51 rods) keeping 27 fish and returning 13.

Clubs Out

RDAC with 4 boats (7 rods) keeping 6 fish.
IBM Angling Club with 3 boats (6 rods) keeping 5 fish and returning 1.

Week ending September 12

A number of fish between three and four pounds were caught on Sinking, Floating and Midge Tip lines teamed with Crippled Midge, Montanas, Cormorants, Black Nymphs and Buzzers.

Island Pond

19 Boats (33 rods) keeping 38 fish and returning 1.

Clubs Out

Balbeggie Angling Club with 6 boats (11 Rods) keeping 18 fish for 44 lbs 8 ops.

Week ending September 5

Island Pond

37 Boats (60 rods) keeping 46 fish and returning 9.

Clubs Out

Anstruther Angling Club with 7 boats (14 Rods) keeping 8 fish.

Week ending August 29

Successful Lines and Patterns included Sink Tip Lines with Cormorants and Crunchers.

Island Pond

27 boats (40 rods) keeping 42 fish and returning 43.

Notable Returns

Visitors P Cowan and J Lee keeping 7 fish.
Visitors D Ezzi and M Moran returning all 22 caught.
D Dutch and A Middleton keeping 8 fish and returning 1.

Week ending August 22

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Sink Tip and Sinking lines teamed with Bibio, Orange Blob, Cormorants, Yellow Dancer, Claret Shipman’s, Brown Hopper and Small Sedges.

Island Pond, Day

323 boats (34 rods) keeping 35 fish and returning 21.

Evening

22 boats (24 rods) keeping 28 fish and returning 25.

Notable Returns

A Phillip keeping 3 fish and returning 3.
D McGuiness keeping 3 and returning 4.

Week ending August 15

Successful Lines and Patterns included Midge Tip, Floating and Sinking Lines with Cormorants, Candy Floss Booby, Black Buzzer, Gold Lure, Ally McCoist, Silver Invicta, Black Hopper, Black Gold Head Lure Diawl Bach, Kate McLaren and Yellow Dancer.

Island Pond, Day

33 boats (51 rods) keeping 53 fish and returning 15.

Evening

22 boats (31 rods) keeping 26 fish and returning 22.

Clubs Out

Perth Ex-Servicemen’s Angling Club with 5 boats (10 rods) keeping 10 fish.

Notable Returns

M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 8 fish.
F Chalmers and B Ferrier keeping 7 fish.
B Lawrence keeping 3 fish and returning 6.

Week ending August 8

Successful Lines and Patterns included Midge Tip and Floating with Yellow Dancer, small Cormorants, Cormorants, White Cat Booby, Hoppers, Hoppers, Damsel, Viva, Claret Shipman’s and Black Deer Hair Sedge.

Island Pond, Day

41 boats (59 rods) keeping 117 fish and returning 89.

Evening

17 boats (22 rods) keeping 32 fish and returning 26.

Notable Returns

Visitors Cowan and Lee keeping 10 fish and returning 5.
K Duncan and I Duncan keeping 10 fish and returning 15.
J Gibb keeping 5 and returning 10.
A McAllister keeping 5.
G Bell and I Walton keeping 8 and returning 1.
Bailiffs K Giblin and B McLellan keeping 9.

Week ending August 1

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Midge Tip and Sinking lines teamed with Yellow Booby, Green Pea, Hot Head Black Cruncher, Ally McCoist, Sunburst Blob, Cormorant, Diawl Bach, FAB, Claret Shipman’s. Silver Humongous, Biscuit FAB, Damsel Cat, Black Spider Hopper, Snatcher Hopper, Kate McLaren, Hares Ear and Nemo.

Island Pond, Day

25 boats (41 rods) keeping 165 fish and returning 180.

Evening

9 Boats (15 rods) keeping 62 fish and returning 60.

Notable Returns

J Gibb keeping 5 fish and returning 15.
F Ross and guest keeping 9 fish and returning 20.
A Phillip keeping 2 and returning 10.
S Duncan and I Duncan keeping 9 fish.
G Bell and D Brown keeping 10 and returning 6.
K Giblin and B McLellan keeping 10 and returning 5.
B Makin keeping 5.
S Hunter keeping 5.
W Cram and fellow visitor returning all 12 caught.
B Ferrier and F Chalmers keeping 9
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 9 and returning 3.
H Anderson and Partner keeping 10.
H Lawrence and Partner keeping 10 and returning 5.
P Christie and B Beveridge keeping 9 and returning 3.
R McDonald keeping 5.
J Stewart keeping 5.

Heavier fish

J Geddes with a fish estimated to be 4lbs.
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Week ending July 25

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating and Sink Tip lines with Claret Shipman’s, Black Cripple Midge, Wickham's Fancy, Cinnamon & Gold, Black Spider and Coch y Bonddu

Island Pond, Day

27 Boats (36 rods) keeping 19 fish and returning 16.

Evening

Four sessions only.18 Boats (31 rods) keeping 17 fish and returning 20.

Week ending July 18

Successful Line and Patterns included Floating, Midge Tip and Sinking Line teamed with Olive Damsel, Black Hopper, Black Buzzers, CDCs, GRHE and Black Hopper with red head.

Island Pond, Day

58 boats (90 rods) keeping 96 fish and returning 119.

Evening

4 boats (7 rods) keeping 21 fish and returning 6.

Notable Returns

K Robertson keeping 5 fish and returning 4.
A Phillip and S Dryden keeping 7 fish and returning 10.
D Dutch and A Middleton keeping 8 fish.
D Simpson and S Duncan keeping 8.

Heavier fish

John Soutar with a rainbow of 4 lbs 4ozs, which took a Diawl Bach with a green rib, fished on a midge tip line. Photo by Duncan Inglis.

Week ending July 11

Successful Lines and Patterns included Midge Tip, Fast Glass, Floating and Di5 lines with Jelly Bean FAB’s, Red Cormorants, Buzzers, Blae and Black, Greenwell, Small Viva, Bibio, GRHE, Ally McCoist, Clan Chief, Black and Green, Crunchers, Boobies, Blob, PT Nymph, Black Cripple Midge, Black Deer Hair Sedge, Grunters, Bob’s Bits and Candy Floss Booby.

Island Pond, Day

39 Boats (57 rods) keeping 47 fish and returning 81.

Evening (4 Sessions)

20 Boats (29 rods) keeping 34 and returning 60.

Notable Returns

L Sutherland returning all 8 caught.
L Wilson keeping 4 fish and returning 6.
B Bosch keeping 5 and returning 5.
D Roy keeping 1 fish and returning 6.

Clubs Out

Monifieth Angling Club with 4 boats (7 rods) keeping 4 fish and returning 17.

Week ending July 4

Successful Lines and Patterns included Fast Glass Floating and Midge Tip Lines teamed with Bibio, Blae & Black, GRHE, Hot Head Damsel, Diawl Bach, Midas, Dawson’s Olive, FAB’s and Cormorants.

Island Pond, Day

60 boats (90 rods) keeping 131 fish and returning 306.

Evening

(3 Sessions only) 18 boats (30 rods) keeping 51 fish and returning 55.

Clubs Out

Blackloch Angling Club with 12 boats (24 rods) keeping 15 fish and returning 185.
Perth Ex-Servicemen’s Angling Club with 4 boats (8 rods) keeping 24 fish and returning 4.

Notable Returns

J Soutar keeping 5 fish and returning 1.
J Tolmie returning all 7 fish caught.
D Roy returning all 7 fish caught.
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe keeping 10 fish.
Visitors B Robertson and A Ramshaw keeping 10 and returning 8.
G Bremner keeping 5 fish.
D Couper returning all 9 fish caught.

Heavier Fish

D Couper with a brown trout of 5 lbs 8 ozs.
A Carmichael with a rainbow of 5 lbs.
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Week ending June 27

Successful Lines and Patterns included Sink Tip, Midge Tip and Floating Lines with Alexandria, Boobies, Hot Head Damsel, PT Nymph, Snatchers, Claret Midas, Black Hoppers. Cormorants, Diawl Bach, FABs and Bibio.

Island Pond only (North Pond not yet open), Day session

46 boats (65 rods) keeping 203 fish and returning 372.

Evening

3 Sessions only – Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday – 14 boats (21 rods) keeping 69 fish and returning 140.

Notable Catches

Visitors M Smith and A Green keeping 10 fish and returning 15.
J Gibb keeping 5 and returning 15.
G Grzywa keeping 5 and returning 3.
K Giblin and R McLellan keeping 10 and returning 12.
D Roy returning all 15 caught.M Ferguson returning all 15 caught.
J Tolmie returning all 15 caught.
G Bell and D Brown keeping 10 and returning 9.
Visitors K Duncan and son keeping 10 and returning 10.
Visitors S Duncan and H Duncan keeping 10 and returning 17.
Visitors S Duncan and D Simpson keeping 6 and returning 18.
D Dutch and A Middleton keeping 10.

Heavier Fish

Bob McLellan with a rainbow of 7 lbs 4 ozs (see pic on News page).
Alex Murray with one at 5.5 lbs and another 4.5 lbs (see pic above taken by Pete Walls).

Week ending June 20

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Midge Tip and Sinking Line teamed with Olive Damsel, Black Hopper Black Buzzers, CDCs, GRHE and Black Hopper with red head.

Island Pond, Day

58 boats (90 rods) keeping 96 fish and returning 119.

Island Pond, Evening

4 boats (7 rods) keeping 21 fish and returning 6.

Notable Catches

K Robertson keeping 5 fish and returning 4.
A Phillip and S Dryden keeping 7 fish and returning 10.
D Dutch and A Middleton keeping 8 fish.
D Simpson and S Duncan keeping 8.


Week ending June 13

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Midge Tip, Sinking and Intermediate Lines with Yellow and White Booby, Pink and White Booby, Black Cripple Midge, Green and Black Lures, Red Diawl Bach, Yellow Dancer, Various Fabs and Boobies, Red and Black Cormorants, Olive Damsel, Olive Midas. Claret Hopper, Olive CDC, Buzzers and Blobs.

Island Pond, Day

57 boats (84 rods) keeping 173 fish and returning 309.

Island Pond, Evening (two only)

22 boats (38 rods) keeping 36 fish and returning 40.

Notable Catches

C Elder returning all 12 fish caught.
M Ferguson and J Thoms keeping 5 fish and returning 35.
S Reith and P Moir keeping 1 and returning 12.
B Robertson and A Phillip keeping 10 and returning 15.
D Ezzi and E Brophy returning all 28 caught.
D Ezzi and K Ezzi returning all 25 caught.
B Robertson and A Ramshaw keeping 10 and returning 12.
D Roy returning all 13 caught.


Week ending June 6

First six days after restart. Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Sinking and Midge Tip lines with Diawl Bach, Small Orange Blob, Cormorant, Green Booby, Green Peter, Kate McLaren and Black and Red Lures.

Island Pond only open

44 Boats (57 rods) keeping 215 fish and returning 393.

Notable Catches

R Keith keeping 5 fish and returning 10.
S Reith returning all 17 caught.
A Brown keeping 5 and returning 5.
J Gibb and K Bodie keeping 10 fish and returning 20.
D Dutch and A Middleton keeping 10 fish and returning 9.
D Roy returning all 16 caught.
A Murray and A Strachan keeping 1 and returning 23.
D Moodie returning all 10 caught.
J Forteath returning all 16.
M Ferguson returning all 32 caught.
S Morrison and E Young keeping 5 and returning 20.
R Grubb and S Richmond keeping 3 and returning 26.
K Robertson and P Glen keeping 8 and returning 16.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 10 and returning 6.
J Geddes keeping 5 and returning 8.


Week ending March 14

Bad news. Four days lost due to high winds this week. However we did have some fishing with successful patterns including Cat's Whisker and Black Minkie.

Island Pond

9 boats (14 rods) keeping 11 fish for 27 lbs 2 ozs and returning 12.


Week ending March 7

Season opened on Wednesday March 4. Successful lines and patterns included Intermediate, Sink and Midge Tip and Floating Lines teamed with Nomads, Cat's Whisker, Humungus, Black Minkie and FABs.

Island Pond

23 boats (38 rods) keeping 45 fish for 99 lbs 3 ozs and returning 48.

North Pond

3 boats (4 rods) keeping 1 fish for 3 lbs and returning 1.

Notable Catches

D Roy and W Milne returning all 12 caught including 3 tagged fish with one estimated between 5 or 6 lbs.
D Borthwick and K Borthwick keeping 6 fish for 16 lbs 4 ozs including a tagged fish of 4 lbs 7 ozs.
K Giblin and B McLellan keeping 7 fish for 15 lbs
Visitor C Davidson and member E Ross keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs and returning 4.
Visitors D Smith and boat partner keeping 8 fish for 16l bs.
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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: admin@monikie-angling-club.org.uk

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