Monikie Angling Club

"Probably the best value fishing in Scotland!"

W/E 14/10/17
Island Pond  - 13 boats, 20 rods, keeping 36 fish for 74lbs plus many fish returned
North Pond - 18 boats, 28 rods, keeping 43 fish for 92lbs plus 40 fish returned

Notable Returns

S. Crabbe & S. Crabbe on the North pond keeping 1 fish for 2lbs and returning a further 9.
W. Milne on the North pond returning 7.
C. Brown on the North pond keeping 2 for 4lbs 8oz and returning 5.
R. Malkowski & C. Uptown on the North pond keeping 7 for 16lbs and returning 4.
G. Bruce on the North pond keeping 5 for 13lbs, including a fish of 4lbs 7oz.
G. Cotts on the North pond keeping 1 for 2lbs 11oz and returning a further 5.

And what’s catching ‘em!

Some great sport is to be had at the moment, especially on the North pond. A variety of lines and flies have been taking fish but some of the most successful patterns have been: Dawson's Olive; Black & green gold-heads; Purple Cormorants; Green Peter; Silver Invicta and Kate McLarens. There have also been reports of a few big fish breaking folks off in the weed; so be prepared.
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8/10/17 Cracking few hours on the North today. Came off at 13:00 weighed in 2 for 4.5lbs and returned a further 5. Most fish came to a black& green gold head fished on a sink tip. Great to see all the boats on the North out and I think the majority of them had fish when I came off.
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W/E 7/10/17
Island Pond  - 19 boats, 34 rods, keeping 46 fish for 92lbs plus many fish returned
North Pond - 3 boats, 4 rods, keeping 6 fish for 13lbs plus fish returned
Crombie - No boats out

Clubs out

Barrys AC with 4 boats on the Island pond keeping 16 fish for 32lbs 12oz.
NCR AC with 2 boats on the Island pond keeping 1 fish for 2lbs 11oz.

The weather yet again played a part in this week's returns with one day being lost to high winds. In general, sink tip lines seem to be the order of the day with Yellow Dancers, Dawson's Olive, Black&green gold-heads and Silver Cormorants all taking fish. The fish are feeding heavily on the large shoals of minnows that are present on both the Island and North ponds.
A reminder that the club has introduced half day sessions for the remainder of the season; single angler £10, two anglers £20. This offer is only available to club members; full details are available on the Club News page.
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W/E 30/9/17
Island Pond  - 22 boats, 31 rods, keeping 67 fish for 143lbs plus many fish returned
North Pond - 6 boats, 8 rods, keeping 24 fish for 68lbs plus fish returned
Crombie - No boats out

Clubs Out:
Aberdour AC with 4.5 boats on the Island pond keeping 31 fish for 64lbs 6oz.

Notable Returns:
H Lewis on the North pond keeping 4 fish for 7lbs 8oz. and returning another 3.
G. Bruce on the North pond keeping 5 fish for 11lbs 5oz.
J. Gibb on the North pond keeping 5 fish for 10lbs 10oz. and returning another 4.

The weather played a part in this week's returns with one day being lost to bad weather. In general, sink tip lines seem to be the order of the day with Dawson's Olive, Crunchers, Cats Whiskers and Cormorants all taking fish. The fish now seem to be feeding quite heavily on minnows.
Another couple of the bigger fish were caught this week with B. Paterson of the Aberdour club having a cracker of 4lbs 12oz (which wins him fish of the month for September) and K. Giblin having a very nice fish of 4lbs 1oz; both off the Island pond.
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W/E 23/9/17
Island Pond  - 36 boats, 59 rods, keeping 119 fish for 237lbs plus many fish returned
North Pond - 6 boats, 9 rods, keeping 33 fish for 68lbs plus fish returned
Crombie - No boats out

Clubs Out Recently:
Blairgowrie AC with 4 boats on the Island pond keeping 26 fish for 50lbs 6oz.
R. D. AC with 3 boats on the Island pond keeping 14 fish for 28lbs.
CSSC Perth with 6 boats on the Island pond keeping 29 fish for 58lbs 4oz.
Dundee West End AC with 6 boats on the Island pond keeping 32 fish for 60lbs 10oz.

Recent Notable Returns:
H & M Anderson on the North pond keeping 10 fish for 21lbs.
F. Chalmers & B. Ferrier with 2 outings on the Island pond keeping a total of 17 fish for 33lbs.
H & C Lewis on the North pond keeping 10 fish for 20lbs 2oz.
Messrs Grimond & Grimond on the Island pond returning 6 fish.
R. Keith & D. Byrne on the Island pond keeping 7 fish for 12lbs 9oz.

The cooling weather has brought about both an improvement in the water quality, and an improvement in the fishing on MAC waters. In general, sink tip lines seem to be the order of the day with Yellow Dancers, black & green Nomads, Crunchers, Cats Whiskers and Cormorants all taking lots of fish. The fish now seem to be feeding quite heavily on minnows, but are still willing to take a sedge pattern when the conditions are right.
A few of the bigger fish have shown up in recent weeks with D. Brown having a fish of 4lbs 8oz off the North and I. Duffus having a fish of 4lbs 6oz. off the Island pond.

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W/E 26/8/17
Island Pond
Day Session - 24 boats, 43 rods, keeping 47 fish for 87lbs plus fish returned
Evening Session - 3 boats, 3 rods, keeping 8 fish for 16lbs plus fish returned
North Pond
Day Session - 9 boats, 14 rods, keeping 22 fish for 44lbs plus fish returned
Evening Session - 3 boats, 6 rods keeping 12 fish for 23lbs
Crombie - No boats out

Clubs Out:
Ferry Fly Dressers with 6 boats on the Island pond keeping 17 fish for 29lbs 07oz.
Dundee Eastend with 5 boats on the Island pond keeping 6 fish for 10lbs 15oz.

Notable catches:
A. Murray & P. Walls on the Island pond keeping 3 fish for 5lbs 14oz and 5 returned.
R. McDonald and  J. Stewart on the North pond with 6 fish for 12lbs 08oz.
R. Malkowski and D. Morrison on the North pond with 8 fish for 15lbs.
D. Dutch and A. Middleton on the North pond with 8 fish for 17lbs 03oz.

A variety of flies, and lines, took fish this week including; Di Bach, various Boobies, Hot Head Damsel and Tequila Fab. Most fish were taken on either a midge tip or intermediate line.

The evening sessions have now finished for this season.
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W/E 19/8/17
Island Pond
Day Session - 23 boats, 39 rods, keeping 50 fish for 93lbs plus fish returned
Evening Session - 5 boats, 7 rods, keeping 14 fish for 30lbs plus fish returned
North Pond
Day Session - 5 boats, 10 rods, keeping 17 fish for 33lbs plus fish returned
Evening Session - No boats out
Crombie - No boats out

Clubs Out:
Newtyle & Meigle AC with 5 boats on the Island pond keeping 27 fish for 48lbs 02oz. plus a fish returned
Hydro AC with 3 boats on the Island pond keeping 4 fish for 7lbs 01oz
Balgay AC with 3 boats on the North pond keeping 13 fish for 25lbs 02oz.

The weather has again played its part in the fishing on MAC waters, with the cooler conditions resulting in less fly life hatching off and consequently fewer fish showing on the surface. One member had a fish finder and reported large shoals of fish fairly deep down. However not all of them are deep and many anglers have been fishing floaters or midge tips; though some have resorted to fast glass to get their fish. Again a variety of flies took fish this week including; sedge imitations, pink blobs and PTN.

A reminder that this week sees the end of the evening sessions for this season.
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14/8/17 Well the nights might be drawing in, but there is still plenty of light to catch Monikie troot by. Bailiff duty tonight, I kept 2 for 4lbs 9oz ( including a cracking blue of 2lbs 12oz.) and returned 3. Not bad for 2.5 hours on the water. Not a lot of fish showing tonight so I moved around the pond looking for feeding fish. Most of them came to s sparkly green sedge pattern on a midge tip. Came off a bit early as the heavens opened.
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W/E 12/8/17
Here are the returns for this week:
Island Pond
Day Session - 24 boats, 40 rods, keeping 75 fish for 141lbs plus fish returned
Evening Session - 3 boats, 4 rods, keeping 12 fish for 26lbs plus fish returned
North Pond
Day Session - 7 boats, 10 rods, keeping 14 fish for 28lbs plus fish returned
Evening Session - 4 boats, 5 rods, keeping 15 fish for 31lbs
Crombie - No boats out

Clubs Out:
Canmore AC with 2 boats on the North pond keeping 7 fish for 14lbs 08oz.

Notable catches include:
J. Gibb on the North pond who kept 5 fish for 11lbs
R. Malkowski and M. Whyte on the North pond who kept 8 fish for 16lbs
G. Bell and D. Brown on the Island pond who kept 8 fish for 16lbs
N. Anderson &  A. Phillip on the Island pond who kept 4 fish for 7lbs and returned a further 12
S. Low and S. Marshall on the Island pond who kept 8fish for 14lbs 08oz.

The weather has again played its part in the fishing on MAC waters, with the cooler conditions resulting in less fly life hatching off and consequently fewer fish showing on the surface. However the fish are not too deep down and most anglers have been fishing floaters or midge tips, though some have resorted to fast glass to get their fish. Again a variety of flies took fish this week including; Sedgehogs, Cormorants, Hoppers, Bloodworm, Hare's Lug and a "wee pink and orange thing".
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W/E 5/8/17
Island Pond
Day Session - 23 boats, 40 rods, keeping 47 fish for 88lbs plus fish returned
Evening Session - 4 boats, 7 r