Now that the season has officially started the fishing at Wellsfield was very positive this week. The weather is much better and all three lochans fished very well this week with over 300 trout caught. There were some good initial hatches of flies on the sunnier days. The increased stocking program continues with Brown Trout, Blue Trout and Rainbow Trout between 3lb and 15lb.
An amazing FIVE specimen trout over 8lb were caught this week from the fly ponds, which is great for early March:
Mr Graham Dow (Denny) landed a nice 11lb 5oz rainbow on Saturday in his 4 for 18lb 12oz using fly and also bagged a further 3 for 9lb on Sunday.
Mr M Brownrigg (Callander) 3 for 16lb, best 10lb 8oz rainbow,
Mr Smith (Shotts) landed a fine 9lb 6oz rainbow trout.
Mr K McDonald (Falkirk) netted a 9lb 6oz rainbow on Saturday in his 3 for 14lb 8oz using fly.
Mr D Patterson (Menstrie) caught a 8lb 12oz rainbow in his 3 for 16lb 8oz.
One Yellow Prize Tagged Trout was caught this week from the fly pond by lucky angler Mr Graham (Falkirk) using powerbait winning him Â£50.
Best flies this week: Cats, Diawl Bach, Yellow Dancer, Buzzers.
Best bait: Powerbait, Mepp Spinners and Maggots.
Some of the better catches this week include:
Shotts Fishing Club landed 29 fish for 90lb, best a 9lb 6oz rainbow.
McIntosh (Alloa) 5 for 19lb, best 6lb 8oz rainbow,
Davidson (Falkirk) 5 for 18lb 2oz, best 6lb 8oz,
Young (Denny) 5 for 17lb, best 5lb 2oz,
Watson (Alva) 5 for 16lb 4oz, best 5lb,
McLeish (Camelon) 5 for 15lb 8oz, best 4lb 4oz,
Longridge (Polmont) 5 for 15lb, best 4lb,
O'Donnell (Stenhousemuir) 5 for 15lb, best 4lb,
Taggart (Bridge of Allan) 5 for 16lb, best 4lb,
Reid (Banknock) 5 for 16lb,
Ferguson (Denny) 5 for 16lb,
Pollock (Falkirk) 5 for 15lb,
McGeorge (Glasgow) 5 for 14lb 8oz,
Hutshison (Cumbernauld) 4 for 12lb,
Hutchison (Cumbernauld) 4 for 11lb 8oz,
Storrie (Falkirk) 4 for 11lb,
Craw (Tullibody) 4 for 10lb,
Simpson (Kincardine) 4 for 10lb,
Laing (Kincardine) 4 for 9lb,
Paterson (Alva) 4 for 8lb 12oz,
Dawson (Stirling) 4 for 8lb 8oz,
Brownrigg (Callander) 3 for 16lb, best 10lb 8oz rainbow,
McDonald (Falkirk) 3 for 14lb 8oz, best 9lb 6oz rainbow,
Dow (Denny) 3 for 9lb,
Cooper (Stirling) 3 for 9lb,
Moreland (Plains) 3 for 9lb,
Bennett (Airdrie) 3 for 9lb,
Caddies (Stirling) 3 for 8lb 8oz,
Morrison (Carronshore) 3 for 8lb 8oz,
Robertson (Tullibody) 3 for 8lb 8oz,
Leanoard (Denny) 3 for 8lb 8oz,
Hayden (Gardhill) 3 for 8lb 4oz,
Bowyer (Glasgow) 3 for 8lb,
Ritchie (Fife) 3 for 8lb,
Law (Alloa) 3 for 8lb,
Brown (Helensburgh) 3 for 8lb,
Docharty (Glasgow) 3 for 8lb,
Guthrie (Falkirk) 3 for 8lb,
McDonald (Falkirk) 3 for 7lb 8oz,
Todd (Denny) 3 for 7lb 8oz,
Whitlock (Falkirk) 3 for 7lb,
Sinclair (Larbert) 3 for 7lb,
Boyd (Cumbernauld) 3 for 7lb,
Clark (Menstrie) 2 for 6lb,
Page (Fife) 2 for 6lb,
McNaught (Glasgow) 2 for 6lb,
Dryburgh (Rosyth) 2 for 6lb,
McLaren (Denny) 2 for 6lb,
Thomson (Falkirk) 1 for 5lb.
Wellsfield is a 4 Star Rated Troutmasters Venue. Telephone (01324) 822800 or check out www.wellsfield.co.uk. Club bookings are now being taken for 2008 season.