Monikie Angling Club

"Probably the best value fishing in Scotland!"

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, last season.
This fish turned out to be a multiple prize winner for George. He picked up the Heaviest Fish of the Month prize for June, and at the AGM in December, he was presented with awards for the Heaviest fish of Season 2018, and the heaviest fish caught by an OAP member.
Well done, George. Good going for one fish!

To compare returns from last season, click here

WEEKLY RETURNS 2019



Week ending May 18

Successful lines and Patterns this week included Midge Tip and Floating Lines with Black Bob's Bits, Black CDC Shuttlecock, Black Cruncher, Cormorant, Nomad, Buzzers Nymphs, PTN, Yellow Dancer, Alexandria, Orange FAB and Snatchers.

Island Pond, Day Session

26 boats (39 rods) keeping 138 fish for 277 lbs 15 ozs and returning 133.

Evening

13 boats (20 rods) keeping 37 fish for 100 lbs 11 ozs and returning 90.

North Pond, Day Session

3 boats (6 rods) keeping 17 fish for 35 lbs 8 ozs and returning 39.

Evening

1 boat (2 rods) keeping 6 fish for 12 lbs.

Clubs out

Goth Flyfishing Club with 6 boats (12 rods) keeping 41 fish for 82 lbs 7 ozs and returning 25.

Notable Returns

K McKay and guest with 10 for 18 lbs 2 ozs.
H Lewis with 5 for 11 lbs 13 ozs, returning 2.
H Lewis with 5 for 9 lbs 8 ozs, returning 3.
J Stewart with 5 for 9 lbs 8 ozs, returning 1.
B Cathro and A Ramsay with 10 for 22 lbs 7 ozs, returning 4.
F Chalmers with 5 for 10 lbs 2 ozs.
Bailiffs K Giblin and B McLellan with 10 for 21 lbs 7 ozs, returning 7.
P Kilminster with 5 for 10 lbs 4 ozs.
Visitors S Duncan and P Simpson with 10 for 23 lbs 4 ozs. returning 16.

Heavier fish

G Falconer and D Yule, 4lbs 10ozs; S Duncan and P Simpson 4lbs 6ozs; P Winter and I Duncan, 4lbs.

Week ending May 11

A variety of set-ups were successful last week including Midge Tip with FAB, Traffic Light Buzzer, Crunchers, Hare's Lug and Damsels, DI3 fishing a small black Booby, and Intermediate, Fast Glass with Damsels, Kate McLaren, Black and Green Holo.

Island Pond, Day Session

35 boats (49 rods) keeping 132 fish for 269 lbs 11 ozs and returning 126.

Evening

3 boats (5 rods) keeping 23 fish for 48 lbs 2 ozs and returning 73.

North Pond, Day Session

5 boats (10 rods) with 25 fish for 46 lbs and returning 10.

Clubs out

Anstruther A/C with 7 boats (13 rods) keeping 34 fish for 68 lbs 15 ozs and returning 5.
Birkhill A/C with 5 boats (10 rods) keeping 25 fish for 46 lbs and returning 10.

Notable Returns

D Muir with 5 for 9 lbs 14 ozs.
A Murray and A Strachan with 8 for 16 lbs 8 ozs.
L Irvine and A Rose with 9 fish for 18 lbs 12 ozs.
K Giblin and B McLellan with 10 for 21 lbs 9 ozs.
Harold Lewis with 5 for 10 lbs 8 ozs.
M Tidcombe with 5 for 12 lbs and returning 5.
A McAllister with 5 for 10 lbs 4 ozs.
J Stephens with 5 for 11 lbs 4 ozs and returning 10.
D Hamilton with 5 for 10 lbs 4 ozs and returning 6.
J Stewart with 5 for 10 lbs.

Heavier fish

C Melville (Anstruther A/C) with a rainbow of 5 lbs 14 ozs and A Murray, 4 lbs 7 ozs.

Week ending May 4

Floating and Midge Tip lines teamed with Buzzers, Hare’s Lug, Gold Head Blue Fritz, Diawl Bach, FABS, Crunchers and Snatchers were all taking fish.

Island Pond, Day Session

40 boats (57 rods) keeping 226 fish for 480 lbs 14 ozs and returning 179.

Evening

8 boats (12 rods) keeping 25 fish for 61 lbs 13 ozs and returning 74.

North Pond, Day Session

6 boats (10 rods) keeping 37 fish for 80 lbs 10 ozs and returning 14.

Clubs out

Monifieth Trout A/C with 5 boats (10 rods) keeping 37 fish for 73 lbs 8 ozs and returning 28.
Rannoch & District with 4 boats (8 rods) keeping 35 fish for 84 lbs 3 ozs and returning 12.
Perth Anglers with 3 boats (6 rods) keeping 28 fish for 58 lbs 2 ozs and returning 42.

Notable Returns

A Murray and A Strachan with 9 fish for 16 lbs 8 ozs.
L Irving with 5 fish for 9 lbs 5 ozs.
P Christie with 5 for 9 lbs 14 ozs.
K McKay with 5 for 9 lbs 14 ozs.
A Ramsay and I Lightfoot keeping 10 fish for 20l bs and returning 6.
D Hamilton with 5 for 11 lbs 8 ozs.
H Lewis with 5 for 10 lbs 5 ozs.
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe with 10 for 21 lbs 12 ozs and returning 2.
F Chalmers and D Ferrier with 10 for 23 lbs.
Bailiff N Anderson boat returning 18.

Heavier fish

G Keltie (Visitor) with a rainbow of 6lbs 2ozs, H Lewis 6 lbs 1 oz, J White 5lbs 13ozs, E Brown 5lbs 1oz, G Holland 4 lbs 8 ozs and C Elder 4 lbs 6 ozs.

Tagged Fish

M Selvey (Monifieth Trout A/C) wins a fishing voucher.

Week ending April 27

Midge Tip lines with Black Buzzers, FAB, Olive Damsel, Traffic Light Buzzer, Crunchers, Hot Head Damsel, Blue Alexandria and Red Holographic Cormorant were all taking fish.

Island Pond, Day Session

30 boats (41 rods) keeping 164 fish for 345 lbs 5 ozs and returning 235.

Evening

6 boats (9 rods) keeping 45 fish for 100 lbs 3 ozs and returning 58.

North Pond, Day Session

2 boats (3 rods) keeping 7 fish for 17 lbs 10 ozs and returning 13.

Clubs out

BT Angling Aberdeen 3 boats (5 rods) keeping 23 fish for 44 lbs 5 ozs and returning 5.

Notable Returns

Ron Beedie and guest on Island pond with 10 fish for 16 lbs.
R McCleary and R McCleary on Island with 10 fish for 20 lbs 4 ozs.
J Gibb on Island with 5 for 11 lbs 2 ozs and returning 2.
D Borthwick and K Borthwick on Island with 10 for 24 lbs 1 oz and returning 4.
G Thomson with 5 for 9 lbs 8o zs and returning 12.
R Laing and guest J Robertson with 10 fish for 20 lbs 14 ozs.
Visitor G Fyffe with 5 for 11 lbs 8 ozs.
F Ross and guest J Ross returning all 25 caught.
Visitors I Cochrane and C Cochrane returning all 30 caught.  H Lewis on North with 5 for 12 lbs and returning 4.
D Smith and guest with 10 fish for 22 lbs 4 ozs.

Heavier fish

K Borthwick, 5 lbs 11 ozs.
Visitor R Patterson, 4 lbs 11 ozs.
M Tidcombe, 5 lbs 8 ozs.

“Fished the Island Pond today (April 20), with warm and sunny conditions from the start. There was fly life hatching off and fish feeding steadily. I opted for Buzzer Tip line with a Biscuit FAB on the point, Dennis the Menace Cruncher in the middle and a Traffic Light Cormorant on the top. Most productive area for me was anywhere along the Coachie Bank, picking up fish from 100 yards out. Drifting right into the margins provided good sport for majority of the day. Well worth getting out for a cast when you can!”

Aaron Philip in Our Facebook page
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Week ending April 20

Dennis the Menace ran riot at Monikie this week, with the Dennis the Menace Cruncher fished on a Buzzer Tip line proving a top attractor to the Island Pond rainbows. (Flies by Aaron Philip, left to right, Biscuit FAB, Dennis the Menace Cruncher, Traffic Light Cormorant).
Other successful flies included Hot Head Damsel and Blue Alexandria.

Island Pond

30 boats (42 rods) keeping 128 fish for 262 lbs 10 ozs and returning 53.

North Pond

2 boats (3 rods) keeping 9 fish for 20 lbs 12 ozs and returning 5.

Notable Returns

R Cameron and G Holland on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 15 lbs 4 ozs.
J Gibb on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 6 ozs.
D Anderson and J Carlin on Island Pond keeping 9 fish for 16 bs 10 ozs and returning 1.
R O'Connor and J O'Connor on Island Pond keeping 8 fish for 15 lbs 3 ozs.
H Lewis on North Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 4 ozs and returning a further 5.
Bailiffs K Giblin and B McLellan keeping 10 fish for 19 lbs and returning 5.
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe on Island keeping 9 fish for 18 lbs 12 ozs.
W Cartwright on Island returning all 10 fish caught.
A Carmichael on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs.
J Dryden and D Westwood on Island Pond keeping 10 fish for 19 lbs and returning 2.
J Stephen on Island keeping 5 fish for 12 lbs.

Heavier fish

H Lewis on Island Pond with a rainbow of 3 lbs 4 ozs.

Clubs Out

Birkhill A/C with 8 rods (4 boats) keeping 16 fish for 35 lbs 4 ozs.

Week ending April 13

Successful lines and patterns included Midge Tip, Intermediate and Floating Lines with Buzzers, Cormorants, Olive Damsels, Black and Green Nomad, Hare's Lug and Diawl Bach fished slowly.

Island Pond

37 boats (61 rods) keeping 168 fish for 346 lbs with 156 returned.

North Pond

2 boats (2 rods) keeping 5 fish or 11 lbs.

Notable returns

J Gibb on Island Pond keeping 5 fish for 11 lbs 5 ozs and returning a further 5.
A Murray and A Strachan keeping 9 fish 17 lbs 3 ozs and returning 2.
W Cartwright keeping 5 fish for 11 lbs 8 ozs.
D Morrison and R Malkowski keeping 10 fish for 22 lbs.
P Kilminster and M Tidcombe with 10 fish for 19 lbs 8 ozs.
A Ramsay and A Lightfoot keeping 9 fish for 16 lbs 8 ozs and returning 4.

Heavier fish

A McAllister 4 lbs 12 ozs, K Dickson 4 lbs 4 ozs.

Clubs Out

Ferry Fly Dressers A/C with 3 boats (6 rods) keeping 27 fish for 53 lbs 8 ozs and returning 20.
CSSC Perth A/C with 7 boats (14 rods) keeping 42 fish for 78 lbs 1oz and returning 27.

Week ending April 6

Once again, Green & Black Montana, Green Pea, Damsels, Ace of Spades, Cormorants, Black & Green Cats and Black Shipman's with white foam were taking on Floating, Midge Tip and Intermediate Lines.
Fish have been moving behind the islands and at the Craigton end of the water.

Island Pond

36 boats (56 rods} keeping 217 fish for 447 lbs 7 ozs and returning 209.

Notable Returns

K Robertson with half day keeping 2 fish for 6 lbs 9 ozs and returning 10.
A Phillip keeping 2 fish for 4 lbs 6 ozs and returning 8.
D Smith keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs 4 ozs and returning 5.
B Park and guest keeping 10 fish for 19 lbs 8 ozs and returning 10.
A Murray and A Strachan keeping 10 fish for 21 lbs and returning 10.
P Glen and K Robertson keeping 8 fish for 17 lbs 4 ozs and returning 30.
B Cathro and A Ramsay keeping 10 fish 18 lbs 4 ozs and returning 3.
D Couper keeping 5 fish for 9 lbs 11 ozs and returning 2.
W Cartwright keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs 4 ozs.
K Forbes keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs.

Heavier fish

D Murray 4 lbs 8 ozs, D Smith 4 lbs 3 ozs, G Thomson 4 lbs 1 oz.

Clubs Out

Dundee A/C with 6 boats (12 rods) keeping 57 fish for 110 lbs 14 ozs and returning a further 25.
Balgay A/C with 2 boats (4 rods) keeping 16 fish for 34 lbs 13 ozs and returning a further 22.

Week ending March 30

Anglers uses Intermediate and Midge Tip lines to the max, teaming them with Orange Gold Head Fritz, Diawl Bach, Olive Cruncher, Black and Green Lure, Pheasant Tail Nymph and Black and Green Montanas.

Island Pond

38 boats (56 rods) keeping 158 fish for 372 lbs 6 ozs and returning a further 80.

Notable Returns

J Gibb keeping 5 fish for 14 lbs and returning 5.
R Malkowski keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs and returning 5.
P Glen & K Robertson keeping 10 fish for 21 lbs and returning 5.
D Roy returning all 6 fish caught.
G Brown & D Brown keeping 10 fish for 25 lbs 12 ozs.
W Clark & Guest keeping 10 fish for 20 lbs 8 ozs.
W Milne & D Roy returning all 11 caught.
J Tolmie keeping 4 fish for 11 lbs 13 ozs and returning 5.

Clubs Out

Canmore A/C with 4 boats (8 rods) keeping 39 fish for 120 lbs.
Dundee West End A/C with 8 boats (15 rods) keeping 47 fish for 90 lbs 14 ozs.

Larger Fish

J McDougall 5 lbs 2 ozs, D Brown 4 lbs 14 ozs, K Giblin 4 lbs 8 ozs, and
S Young 3 lbs 12 ozs,

Week ending March 23

The first week of the season proved highly successful with a few good fish taken.
Successful Lines and Patterns included Slow Glass, Fast Glass, Midge Tips with Black and Green lures, Cormorants, Damsels and Dawson's Olive.

Island Pond

25 boats with 36 anglers keeping 96 fish for 210 lbs and returning a further 74.
Friday was closed due to high winds.

Notable Returns

G Holland and D Shaw keeping 10 fish for 25 lbs 4 ozs. I Anderson and K Davidson keeping 10 fish for 24 lbs and returning 6. D Hamilton keeping 5 fish for 11 lbs 7 ozs. P Glen and K Robertson keeping 10 fish for 23 lbs 8 ozs and returning 2. P Kilminster keeping 5 fish for 10 lbs 4 ozs.

Larger Fish Caught

P Christie 4 lbs 6 ozs, D Shaw 4 lbs 6 ozs, R Keith 4lbs 4ozs, D Roy 4 lbs 4 ozs, K Davidson 4 lbs, D Anderson 3 lbs 13 ozs, and H Lewis 3 lbs 5 ozs.
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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