The fishing at Rescobie Loch has picked up again after a short period in the doldrums.
Limit baskets and smiling faces once more.
Some really good blue trout have been giving a few lucky anglers a bit of extraordinary sport and some excellent browns have been weighed in.
W. Johnston (Blairgowrie) held out to take August’s Fish of the Month with his 9lb 8oz rainbow. Fish of the Month for September is so far tied with G. Cheetham (Monifieth) and J. Shepherd (Forfar) both weighing in 9lb rainbows.
Other possible contenders were, C. Martin (Dundee) with a brown of 7lb 8oz , T. Hale (Forfar) a rainbow of 6lb 8oz and Mr Joe (Dundee) came within ounces of getting on the leader board with a fine 8lb 12oz rainbow in his 4 for 18lb 8oz.
The fish are still well up in the water and are responding to most lures, traditionals and buzzers. There are no particular hot spots with fish being taken from all over the loch.
Some recent bank successes were, D. Scott (Dundee) 4 for 8lbs, G. Smith (Arbroath) 4 for 8lb 8oz, G. Burnett (Arbroath) 4 for 10lb 8oz, F. Keith (Dundee) 4 for 11lb 4oz, S. Thomson (Arbroath) 4 for 9lb 8oz and J. Moseley (Arbroath) 4 for 11lbs.
From the boats, H. Anderson (Dundee) 4 for 8lbs, P. Nicoll (Forfar) 4 for 9lb 4oz, B. Garthlay (Dundee) 4 for 15lb 8oz, A. Taylor (Forfar) 4 for 7lb 8oz, A. Smith (Dundee) 4 for 10lbs, A. Paterson (Brechin) 4 for 8lb 4oz, P. Greig (Dundee) 4 for 10lbs and A. Fyall (Arbroath) 4 for 17lb 4oz.
With us now into autumn and the strong winds affecting the Lintrathen area, the loch was unfishable on a couple of days recently.
Anglers who ventured out on calmer days have been experiencing some good fishing.
Brownies have been up on the surface close to the edges and some nice ones have been taken.
The best one this week was around the two and a half pound mark. On days with a stiff breeze, bushy flies fished just below the surface have been taking some nice fish.
On calmer days ( nd there have not been many of these), floating lines have done well with small dark Olives and deep red Crunchers taking the most fish.
The Lintrathen annual general meeting will be held in the Airlie Arms Hotel, Kirriemuir on Thursday, November 17 at 7.30 pm.
Recent catches are as follows:-
Individual boats: Tom Melville & Jim Galloway, ten fish for 19lbs.
Stewart Ferrier & son, three for 3lbs 4ozs; Rab Gardiner & Alec Ewart, five for 11lbs 8ozs; Jim Christie, five for 8lbs 12ozs; Jim Moncur, two for 5lbs 10ozs (including one at 3lbs 12ozs); Willie Milligan, three for 5lbs 8ozs; John Browning, five for 8lbs.