Wellsfield Trout Fishery Weekly Report for Week Ending: 23/9/07

The fishery was very popular this week with all 3 ponds fishing very well with many anglers bagging their limits and taking out second permits. The evening sessions are still ongoing and the fishery is open to 8.00pm, seven days a week.   

The increased stocking program has resulted in a record head of trout in all the ponds at the moment.  Cooler and wetter periods are resulting in great sport.  

Some fine Rainbows, Blues and Browns with an average weight of just over 3lb were caught with many in the 4lb –5lb range.

Fly fishermen found a floating or intermediate line with a daddies, buzzers and small traditionals and nymphs worked best.  Bait anglers found powerbait, maggots and small spinners worked best.

Two doubles were caught this week, Mr Laing (Bo'Ness) landed an 11lb rainbow from the middle fly pond in his 4 for 23lb using diawl bachs , and Mr Stevenson (Bannockburn) landed a fine 10lb rainbow from the bait pond using powerbait in his 4 for 18lb.

One Yellow £50 Prize Tagged Trout was caught this week by lucky angler Mr King (Falkirk)  from the bait pond.

Some of the better catches this week include:

McBride (Grangemouth) 8 for 26lb, best 5lb in 2 visits,
Cairns  (Kincardine) 7 for 22lb 8oz, best 6lb in 2 visits,
Ronald (Alva) 5 for 19lb, best 6lb,
Davis (Tullibody) 5 for 18lb, best 6lb,
McFarlane (Denny) 5 for 17lb 8oz, best 5lb,
Craig (Bonnybridge) 5 for 16lb, best 5lb,
Ogilvie (Stirling) 5 for 16lb, best 4lb,
Dempster (Bridge of Allan) 5 for 15lb, best 4lb,
Garvie (Kirkintilloch) 5 for 15lb, best 4lb,
McInnes (Bishopbriggs) 5 for 15lb, best 3lb 8oz,
Ferguson (Denny) 5 for 15lb, best 3lb 4oz.
Cooper (Stirling) 4 for 12lb,
Graham (Dumfries) 4 for 12lb,
Brannan (Bonnybridge) 4 for 11lb,
Oliver (Glasgow) 4 for 10lb,
Duckfield (Denny) 4 for 9lb,
Clark (Bonnybridge) 4 for 9lb 8oz,
Croal (Glasgow) 3 for 9lb,
Webster (Brightons) 3 for 9lb,
Cowan (S'Muir) 3 for 8lb 8oz,
Neil (Alloa) 3 for 8lb 8oz,
Hunter (Tullibody) 3 for 8lb 8oz,
McGee (Airdrie) 3 for 8lb,
Anderson (Menstrie) 3 for 8lb,
Craw (Tullibody) 3 for 8lb,
Robertson (Alloa) 3 for 8lb,
McGregor (Denny) 3 for 7lb 12oz,

Wellsfield is a Troutmasters water stocked with doubles. The fishery is stocked daily. Telephone (01324) 822800 or check out www.wellsfield.co.uk