Wellsfield Trout Fishery

Now that the Brown Trout fishing season is closed, the Rainbow Trout fishing Season comes into its own and it has started with a bang at Wellsfield Fishery!

The average weight at Wellsfield this week was 3lb 4oz as many 4-7lb fish were caught.  All 3 lochans at Wellsfield Fishery fished very well for fly and bait fishing.  Fly fishers caught most fish 2-6ft under the surface using floating or sink tip lines, counting the flies down.  Bait anglers have found ledgered baits (powerbait and also maggots) with polystyrene balls most successful.  Spinning using small mepps and taz’s also worked well.

It is good to see so many new anglers fish Wellsfield this week, from near and afar.  The word must be spreading about the fishery and the quality and size of our fish.

Our staff are sad to hear of the sad and doleful news about one of our regular anglers Mr. Charlie Bow from Falkirk who died suddenly last week.  Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

FISH OF THE WEEK was a 10lb Rainbow Trout caught by  M Barker (Stirling) from the top fly pond – Lochan Hearadh (see photo below).

Best flies this week: GH Damsel, Lime Green Fritz, Craft Eye Cats, Sparklers, PTN, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs. Best Baits: Maggots, Worms and Small Mepps.

Best Catches for this week:

Cumbernauld Royal British Legion FFC 20 fish for 56lb 4oz,
J Rankin (Airdrie) 5 for 19lb, best 7lb rainbow trout,
G Anderson (Carron) 5 for 17lb, best 5lb rainbow,
J Livingtson (Edinburgh) 5 for 15lb,
S Martin (Banknock) 5 for 15lb,
E Wilkie (Kirkintilloch) 5 for 15lb, best 3lb 2oz blue,
A Walker (Bishopbriggs) 5 for 15lb,
W O’Rourke (Stirling) 5 for 15lb, best 3lb blue,
M Logan (Lanark) 4 for 13lb 8oz, best 4lb 8oz rainbow,
L McGeorge (Glasgow) 4 for 13lb,
T Scott (Elederslie) 4 for 12lb 4oz,
S Machan (Fife) 4 for 12lb,
B Robertson (Cowie) 3 for 15lb, best 9lb 8oz rainbow trout,
S Coyle (Sheildhill) 3 for 11lb, best 5lb rainbow,
A Goodwin (Erskine) 3 for 11lb, best 4lb 8oz rainbow,
M Barker (Stirling) 3 for 16lb, best 10lb rainbow trout,
S Moggach (Clydebank) 3 for 10lb 12oz, best 4lb 12oz rainbow,
G Adams (Bridge of Allan) 3 for 10lb,
R McLearn (Bonnybridge) 3 for 10lb 8oz, best 4lb 8oz rainbow,
J Esplin (Bonnybridge) 3 for 10lb, best 4lb rainbow,
M Robertson (Tullibody) 3 for 10lb,
W Stewart (Falkirk) 3 for 10lb,
D Miller (Bothwell) 3 for 9lb 8oz,
S Murray (Doune) 3 for 9lb 8oz,
H Toner (Glasgow) 3 for 9lb 8oz,
S McNeil (Milngavie) 3 for 9lb,
F Robertson (Tullibody) 3 for 9lb,
W Caddiss (Stirling) 3 for 9lb,
D Somerville (Sauchie) 3 for 9lb,
S McCabe (Callendar) 3 for 9lb,
S McCabe Jnr (Callendar) 3 for 8lb,
J McGill (Glasgow) 2 for 7lb 8oz,
A McIntosh (Dullatur) 4 for 14lb 4oz best 4lb 4oz rainbow in 2 visits,
H Morgan (Denny) 2 for 8lb, best 5lb rainbow trout,
J Green (Airdrie) 2 for 7lb 4oz, best 4lb 4oz rainbow,
E McNaught (Bonnybridge) 2 for 7lb, best 4lb rainbow,
C Coyle (Sheildhill) 2 for 7lb, best 4lb rainbow,
I McNaught (Glasgow) 2 for 7lb, best 4lb rainbow,
J Pryce (Airdrie) 2 for 6lb 12oz,
K Lowe (Falkirk) 2 for 6lb 8oz,
R Hill (Glasgow) 2 for 6lb 4oz,
B Martin (Cambuslang) 2 for 6lb 4oz,
G McNellan (Clydebank) 2 for 6lb,
D Calder (Clackmannan) 2 for 6lb,
R Murray (Tillicoultry) 2 for 6lb,
A Couper (Stirling) 2 for 6lb,
F Kerr (Mentrie) 2 for 6lb,
D King (Coatbridge) 2 for 6lb,
W Moultrie (Moodiesburn) 2 for 6lb,
D Craig (Stirling) 2 for 6lb,
J O’Conner (Denny) 2 for 6lb,
J McLeish (Camelon) 2 for 6lb, 
M McCallie (Bannockburn) 2 for 6lb,
C Teven (Stirling) 2 for 6lb,
J Vann (Stirling) 2 for 6lb,
T Philp (Fife) 2 for 6lb,
G Millar (Fife) 2 for 6lb,
A Sproul (Cumbernauld) 2 for 6lb,
J McCartney (Grangemouth) 2 for 6lb,
A Campbell (Clackmannan) 2 for 6lb,
J Leonard (Callendar) 2 for 6lb,
J Leonard (Callendar) 2 for 5lb,
A Stillie (Plean) 2 for 5lb,
D Welsh (Uddingston) 1 for 4lb 8oz,
J Coyle (Sheildhill) 1 for 4lb,
K Lowe (Falkirk) 1 for 4lb,
H Owens (Motherwell) 1 for 4lb,
F Martin (Cambuslang) 1 for 4lb,
B Smith (Airdrie) 1 for 3lb12oz.

Note to all Club Secretaries: Club bookings are still being taken for the 2012 Season.     

Book Now to secure your dates – Call 01324 822800! Discounts are available for clubs including FREE use of the new Fishery Clubhouse for your outing.  Please call 01324 822800 or email fishery@wellsfield.co.uk to place your booking.  See www.wellsfield.co.uk for more information.

10lb Rainbow Trout
M Barker (Stirling) 10lb Rainbow Trout @ Wellsfield Fishery in his bag of 3 fish for 16lb all from the Top Fly Pond on a self tied GH Fritz Damsel