Monikie Angling Club

"Probably the best value fly fishing in Scotland!"

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Let fellow fly fishers know how you got on at Monikie

We're always keen to let everyone know how the fly fishing is 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 2021

Week ending June 19

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Fast Glass, Midge Tip and Intermediate lines with Hot Head Damsel, Stalking Bug, Boobies, Weighted Nymphs, small White and Green Cat’s, Black Cruncher, Black Pennell, Orange Dancer, Dry Flies, Blobs, Adam’s Flashback, red Diawl Bach, Shipman’s, red Cormorant and Hairy Bugger.

Island Pond, Day

22 boats (36 rods) keeping 27 fish and returning 44.

Island Pond, Evening

16 boats (31 rods) keeping 39 fish and returning 20.

North Pond, Day

6 boats (9 rods) keeping 11 fish and returning 16.

North Pond, Evening

4 boats (4 rods) keeping 5 fish and returning 7.

Notable Returns

R McCleary and F Fraser on North Pond keeping 1 and returning 9.
H Lewis on North Pond keeping 5 and returning 5.
Visitor M Smith and boat partner keeping 5 and returning 12.
E Brown on North Pond keeping 5.
D Murray keeping 1 and returning 5.

Heavier Fish

John Geddes with one at 5 lbs 12 ozs.
D Murray with a fish at 5 lbs 8 ozs.
T Normand and D McLeod with a fish of 5 lbs 11 ozs.
M Smith and boat partner with one at 5 lbs 2 ozs.

Week ending June 12

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Sinking, Intermediate, Fast Glass and Midge Tip lines with Traffic Light Buzzer, Black and Green Booby, Diawl Bach, Buzzers, FABs, Bob’s Bits, Hot Head Damsel, Candy Floss Booby, Cormorants, Green Pea (Dry) and Hairy Bugger.

Island Pond, Day

31 boats (52 rods) keeping 65 fish and returning 53.

Island Pond, Evening

23 boats (37 rods) keeping 28 fish and returning 34.

North Pond, Day

5 boats (7 rods) keeping18 and returning 21.

North Pond, Evening

10 boats (15 rods) keeping 20 and returning 57.

Notable Returns

J Gibb on North Pond keeping 5, including one at 5 lbs 8 ozs, and returning a further 10.
H Lewis on North Pond keeping 5 and returning 5.
P Walls and R Borland on North Pond keeping 6 and returning 2.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 7 and returning 4.
C Pyke returning all 5 caught.
M Ferguson returning all 13 caught.
D Hamilton on North Pond keeping 5 and returning 4.
N Anderson returning all 11 caught.
D Roy on North Pond returning all 8 caught.

Week ending June 5

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating and Midge Tip lines with Hot Head Damsel, Buzzers, Candy Floss Booby, Nymphs and FABs.

Island Pond, Day

43 boats (71 rods) keeping 143 fish and returning 223.

Island Pond, Evening

31 boats (55 rods) keeping 90 and returning 122.

North Pond, Day

6 boats (8 rods) keeping 20 fish and returning 24.

North Pond, Evening

2 boats (3 rods) keeping 14 fish and returning 12.

Notable Returns

R Beedie and C Gordon on North Pond keeping 9.
Visitors L Anderson and V Webster keeping 10 and returning 6.
J Gibb on North Pond keeping 5 and returning 10.
D Murray returning all 10 caught.
P Moir on North Pond returning all 10 caught.
Visitors C Wales and J Gilchrist returning all 20 caught.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 9 and returning 6.
F Chalmers and B Ferrier keeping 8.
K Duncan and I Duncan keeping 6 and returning 5.
N Anderson and A Phillip keeping 2 and returning 13.

Week ending May 29

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Sink Tip, and Intermediate lines with Sunburst FAB, Olive Booby, Cat’s Whisker, Nomad, Hare’s Ear, Damsels, Dry Flies, Hoppers, PTN and Diawl Bach.

Island Pond, Day

9 boats (64 rods) keeping 132 fish and returning 223.

Island Pond, Evening

13 boats (18 rods) keeping 60 fish and returning 96.

North Pond, Day

4 boats (6 rods) keeping 10 fish and returning 5.

Notable Returns

J Gibb keeping 5 fish and returning 7.
D Roy returning all 9 caught.
D Inglis and T Kinnaird returning all 17 caught.
R McCleary and S Fraser keeping 7 and returning 19.
B Ferrier and F Chalmers keeping 10 and returning a further 5.
D Roy returning all 13 caught.
G Hunter returning all 7 caught.
J Geddes keeping 5 and returning 4.
N Anderson and A Phillip keeping 2 and returning 28.
H Lewis keeping 5 and returning 5.

Week ending May 22

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Slow Sinking and Midge Tip lines teamed with FABs, Midas dry, Buzzers, Suspender GRHE, Orange Lures, Cormorants, and Candy Floss Booby,

Island Pond, Day

31 boats (50 rods) keeping 137 fish and returning 281.

Island Pond, Evening

11 boats (16 rods) keeping 26 fish and returning 120.

North Pond, Day

2 boats (3 rods) keeping 5 fish and returning 20.

North Pond, Evening

1 boat (1 rod).

Notable Returns

J Gibb on North Pond keeping 5 and returning 8.
M McCrumb keeping 5 and returning a further 10.
D Roy returning all 15 caught.
B Ferrier and F Chalmers keeping 10.
K Dickson and J Stevenson keeping 9 and returning 12.

Week ending May 15

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating and Midge Tip lines with Black Booby, Denis the Menace, Black Buzzers, Hare’s Ear, Candy Floss Booby, Diawl Bach, Hot Head Damsel, FABs, Bibio, Snatchers, Cormorants and Clan Chief.

Island Pond, Day

39 boats (58 Rods) keeping 134 fish and returning 312.

Island Pond, Evening

13 boats (20 rods) keeping 60 fish and returning 103.

North Pond, Day

3 boats (3 rods) keeping 3 fish and returning 30.

Island Pond, Evening

1 boat (1 rod) keeping 1 fish and returning 8.

Notable Returns

P Moir keeping 5 fish and returning 10.
W Whittle keeping 5 and returning 12.
D Roy keeping 1 fish and returning 15.
D Inglis and T McKay keeping 1 and returning 18.
A Murray (half day) returning all 10 caught.
P Walls and B Wilkie keeping 3 and returning 16.
K Robertson and boat partner returning all 20 caught.
I Hardie on North Pond keeping 1 and returning a further 8.
N Anderson and A Phillip keeping 2 and returning 16.
R McCleary returning all 15 caught.
C Pyke returning all 13 caught.

Week ending May 8

Successful lines and Patterns included Floating, Intermediate and Midge Tip lines with small Damsels, Black Buzzers, Cormorants, Hot Headed Damsel, Diawl Bach, Snatchers and Black Pennell all catching fish. Good areas reported as Swan Island and Craigton Bank.

Island Pond, Day

29 boats (43 rods) keeping 107 fish and returning 191.

Island Pond, Evening

8 boats (13 rods) keeping 18 fish and returning 64.

North Pond, Day

1 boat (1 rod) keeping 1 fish and returning 9.

Island Pond, Evening

1 boat (1 rod) keeping 5 fish and returning 15.

Notable Returns

W Milne returning all 10 caught.
C Pyke keeping 3 and returning 15.
D Inglis and T McKay keeping 2 fish and returning a further 16.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 9 fish and returning 10.
D Couper on North Pond keeping 1 and returning 9.
M Ferguson on half day returning all 12 caught.
Visitors I Alexander and D Alexander keeping 10.
D Roy returning all 11 caught.
C Pyke returning all 12 caught.
J Geddes on North Pond keeping 5 and returning a further 15.
G Stewart and K McGonagall with a fish of 5 lbs 11 ozs.
D Roy with a fish of 5 lbs 2 ozs.
S Fraser with a fish of 6 lbs.

Week ending May 1

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating and Midge Tip lines with Olive Hopper, CDC, Cormorants, Black Parachute Buzzer, Hot Head Damsel, Coral Booby, Yellow Dancer, Small Cats, Yellow Owl Dry, Black Pennell and Kate McLaren.

Island Pond, Day

34 boats (56 rods) keeping 142 fish and returning 192.

Island Pond, Evening

5 boats (6 rods) keeping 19 fish and returning 58.

North Pond, Day

1 boat (1 rod) keeping 5 fish and returning 5.

Notable Returns

P Moir returning all 12 caught.
W Milne returning all 12 caught.
A Phillip keeping 2 and returning 10.
B McLellan returning all 15 caught.
J Gibb on North Pond keeping 5 and returning 5.
K Giblin and B McLellan keeping 9.
S Lowe and S Marshall keeping 8 and returning 2.
P Christie and C Robertson keeping 3 and returning a further 23.
E Grieg and J Mowat (evening) returning all 15 caught.
D Inglis (evening) returning 9.
R Keith (evening) returning 10.

Week ending April 24

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating and Sink Tip lines with red body Cormorant, Hare’s Lug, Ally McCoist, Greenwell, Buzzers, Dennis the Menace, Black Shuttlecock, Olive Dun, Black and Green Boobies, Black Hoppers, Black Buzzers and Hot Head Damsel all taking fish.

Island Pond, Day Session

47 boats (65 rods) keeping 180 fish and returning a further 315.

North Pond, Day Session

2 boats (3 rods) keeping 7 fish.

Island Pond, Evening Session (only one evening session this week)

1 boat (1 rod) keeping 5 fish.

Notable Returns.

C Court and G Robertson keeping 8 fish and returning 15.
C Elder returning all 12 caught.
J Gibb keeping 5 and returning 8.
G Thomson keeping 5 fish and returning 4.
E Fullerton keeping 5 fish and returning 7
C Pyke returning all 15 caught.
D Roy returning all 15 caught.
S Carmichael and I Duffus keeping 10.
A Murray and A Strachan returning all 18 caught.
J White keeping 5 and returning 4.
K Giblin and B McLellan keeping 10 and returning 12.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 10 and returning 6.
1 X 6lb trout returned.

Week ending April 17

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Midge Tip, Sink Tip and Intermediate lines with Goldheads, Cormorants, Yellow Dancer, Hot Head Damsels, Buzzers, Nomad, Green and Black Cormorants Hare’s Lug, and Black Pennell.

Island Pond

50 boats (71 rods) keeping 164 fish and returning 262.

North Pond

8 boats (15 rods) keeping 14 fish and returning 34.

Notable Returns

A Carmichael and C Warden keeping 10 fish and returning 15.
A Ramsay and W Cathro keeping 8 fish and returning 6.
D McGinnes keeping 5 fish and returning 4.
J Stephen keeping 5.
D Roy returning all 15 caught.
A McAllister keeping 5.
S Japp keeping 2 and returning a further 14.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 10 and returning 8.
K Forbes and G Bruce keeping 2 and returning 14.
M Ferguson and visitor G Thoms returning all 20 caught.
D Hamilton keeping 5 and returning 4.
R McLellan keeping 5 and returning 5.
M Cargill with a tagged fish at 4 lbs 12 ozs.

Week ending April 10

Unfortunately, two days were lost due to high winds. However, in the rest of the week, successful Lines and Patterns included Fast Glass, Floating and Midge Tip lines with red bodied Cormorant Booby, Hot Head Damsel, red and blue bodied Cormorants, Buzzers, Dennis the Menace and Gold Headed Damsel.

Island Pond

13 boats (20 rods) keeping 42 fish and returning 30.

Notable returns

K Forbes and G Bruce keeping 10 fish and returning 1.
R McKay and E Brown keeping 7.
Mr Johnston keeping 4 and returning 6.
D Simpson returning all 5 caught.
J Soutar and boat partner keeping 4 and returning 6.

Week ending April 3

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating and Midge Tip lines with Cormorants, Alexandria, Black Hoppers, Black and Orange Snatchers, Black Shipman’s, Diawl Bach, Black Nymphs, White Cat’s Whisker. One day was lost due to high winds.

Island Pond

36 boats (52 rods) keeping 117 fish and returning 124.

North Pond

8 boats (12 rods) keeping 21 fish and returning 44.

Notable Returns

R Cameron on North Pond keeping 4 and returning 4.
D Roy returning all 8 caught.
Visitor B Robertson returning all 15 caught.
D Murray returning all 10 caught.
A Phillip keeping 4 and returning a further 10.
W Whittle returning 10.
G Thomson keeping 5 and returning 5.
C Pike returning all 10 caught.
R Keith keeping 5.
G Bell keeping 5.

Week ending March 27

Successful Lines and Patterns included Floating, Midge Tip and Fast Glass lines with Orange Mini Cat’s Whisker, Blobs, Ally McCoist, Black and Yellow Montana, small Damsel, Cormorants, Claret Hopper and Diawl Bach.

Island Pond

24 Boats (33 rods) keeping 91 fish and returning 144.

North Pond

5 Boats (8 rods) keeping 16 fish and returning 23.

Notable Returns

K Giblin and Guest keeping 10 and returning 1.
J Gibb keeping 5 and returning 7.
R Mc Cleary and S Fraser keeping 10 and returning 15.
Jl McNeil keeping 5 and returning 3.
A Carmichael and C Warden keeping 10.
F Ross and Guest returning all 20 caught.
M Tidcombe and P Kilminster keeping 10.
S Japp returning 15.

Week ending March 20

Successful Lines and Patterns included Midge Tip, Floating and Fast Glass lines with Candy Floss Booby, Black Buzzers, Silver Butcher, Black & Green, Black Pennell, Cormorants, Cats Whisker, Hot Head Damsel, Ally McCoist, Diawl Bach, Dawson’s Olive and Orange Blob.

Island Pond

38 boats (53 rods) keeping 117 fish and returning 144.

North Pond

9 boats (13 rods) keeping 31 and returning 14.

Notable Catches

A Carmichael and C Warden keeping 8 and return 15.
N Smith and visitor keeping 10 and returning 22.
J Gibb keeping 5 and returning 5.
Bailiffs K Giblin and B McLellan keeping all 10 caught.
R Beedie on North Pond keeping 5.
A Murray with half day ticket keeping a tagged fish weighing in at 4lbs 13ozs.
Visitors Smith and Green keeping 10 and returning 4.

Week ending March 13

Successful Lines and Patterns included Sinking, Midge Tip, Intermediate, Floating and Fast Glass Lines teamed with Blobs of a variety of colours, Cormorants, Black and Green lures, Buzzers, Montana, Clan Chief, small Cats Whisker, Hothead Damsel, Green Goddess and Candy Booby.

Island Pond

24 Boats (34 rods) keeping 99 fish and returning 197.

North Pond

5 Boats (9 rods) keeping 12 fish and returning 37.

Notable Catches, Island

Visitor M Smith keeping 5 and returning 15.
Visitors McDonald and Robertson keeping 5 and returning 17.
C Pike keeping 5 and returning 10.
D Roy keeping 2 fish and returning 10.
Bailiffs K Giblin and B McLellan keeping 10 and returning 6.

Notable Catches, North

G Holland and J Langley keeping 8 and returning 4.
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Week ending March 6

The new season got off to a terrific start with junior member, Jake Gilchrist, bagging this 5 lb 12 oz beauty on the first weekend.
One of six tagged fish, a delighted Jake's catch netted him a prize of a double voucher giving him and a boat partner a free Monikie fly fishing session.
His prize specimen fell fittingly to a rainbow boobie!
Other successful lines and patterns included Midge Tip, Intermediate lines and Di3 with a variety of patterns including small white lures, Cormorants, Orange Blob and Viva.

Island Pond

32 boats (50 rods) keeping 128 fish and returning 95.

North Pond

5 boats keeping 22 fish and returning 40.

Notable Returns, Island

K Giblin & B McLellan keeping 10 and returning 5.
D Roy & W Milne returning all 10 caught.
M Tidcombe & P Kilminster keeping 10.
P Christie and B Beveridge keeping 10.
D Hamilton keeping 5 and returning 4.
D Roy returning all 14 caught.
H Anderson and N Anderson keeping 10.
D Mollison and R Malkowski keeping 10 and returning 1
R Keith keeping 5.
B Bosch and J Stuart keeping 5 and returning 18.

Notable Returns, North

J Gibb and K Bodie keeping 10.
H Lewis keeping 5.
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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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