WITH the exceptionally high winds last week, Lintrathen Loch was closed for two days as a safety measure.

Access to the loch after the winds was also limited due to trees down at the entrance.

Anglers who were out before the high winds and those who ventured out later in the week had to pick their spots to have the opportunity of some reasonably sheltered fishing.

Fish were taking but seemed to be about 18 inches below the surface.

The bulk of the anglers out, were taking fish, but catches were in the ones and twos.

Midge tips and clear lines were the choice of the day, with various dark coloured buzzers and olives taking the most fish.

Club results were as follows:- Dunfermline Rusty Nail, four boats, 12 fish for 19lbs; Brechin Angling Club, 15 boats, 23 fish for 54lbs; Strathmore Angling Improvement Association, seven boats, ten fish for 15lbs; Cats Whiskers Angling Club, five boats, nine fish for 15lbs.

Individual boats, Messrs J. & J. Thompson, five fish for 10lbs.