Wellsfield Trout Fishery Weekly Report 12/11/06

The head of trout in the lochans at Wellsfield is very high at the moment and the records indicate resident fish stocks are higher than ever.  The fishing was again good all week despite the weather with many anglers bagging their fish limits.  The current average catch is 4 fish per angler.  

The fishery was awarded another 4 Stars Grading by Visitscotland this week for leisure facilities.

All 3 lochans are fishing well, particularly the top fly pond.   Again many fish were caught this week using both fly and bait.  The average fish weight was 3lb 3oz and fish in the 4-6lb category were caught over the week.  For fly fishers a floating or intermediate line worked best and for bait anglers fishing off the bottom proved best.  

Yellow Dancer, Olive Damsels, Zonkers and Blobs worked well for fly fishers.  For bait anglers Spinner-meps, Powerbait, Maggots and worms were most successful.

Two double figure specimen trout was caught this week – a cracking rainbow of 13lb from the top fly pond for Mr Johnstone (Kincardine) in his 4 for 23lb 4 oz using lures.  Mr Cuuningham (Stenhousmuir) netted a fine 11lb rainbow using a zebra toby from the bait pond in his 3 for 17lb.  There are still loads of Yellow £50 prize tags and £500 White prize tags in the ponds to be caught.

Some nice catches this week include:

Watson (Falkirk) 5 for 19lb, best 6lb 2oz,
Rae (Larbert) 5 for 18lb, best 5lb5oz,
Lothian (Camelon) 5 for 17lb 8oz, best 6lb,
Deans (Maddiston) 5 for 17lb, best 5lb 4oz,
Finlay (Denny) 5 for 16lb 8oz, best 5lb  
McGeorge (Glasgow) 5 for 15lb,
McGeorge (Glasgow) 5 for 14lb,
Giebler (Tullibody) 4 for 13lb,
Gray (Denny) 4 for 12lb,
Kinnon (Falkirk) 4 for 12lb,
Hanson (Cumbernauld) 4 for 12lb,
Chalmers (Falkirk) 4 for 11lb,
Miller (Leven) 4 for 11lb,

McDonald (Motherwell) 4 for 12lb,
Hogg (Camelon) 4 for 10lb,
Hardie (Denny) 3 for 11lb,
Main (Fishcross) 3 for 11lb,
Kilgannon (Boness) 3 for 10lb 12oz,
Mason (G'Mouth) 3 for 10lb 8oz,
Rodgers (Banknock) 3 for 10lb,
Birrell (Kirkaldy) 3 for 10lb,
Bigger (Glasgow) 3 for 10lb,
McMahon (Dalgety Bay) 3 for 10lb,
McDonald (Falkirk) 3 for 10lb,
Sneddon (Falkirk) 3 for 10lb,
Freel (Aridrie) 3 for 10lb,
McLaughlin (S'Muir) 3 for 9lb 8oz,
Sharp (Alloa) 3 for 9lb 8oz,
Dunn (Blantyre) 3 for 9lb 4oz,
Neil (Troon) 3 for 9lb,
Hardwick (Falkirk) 3 for 9lb,
McNeil (Cumbernauld) 3 for 9lb,
McDonald (Falkirk) 3 for 9lb,
Simon (Banknock) 3 for 9lb,
McNab (Carronshore) 3 for 9lb,
Wighton (G'Mouth) 3 for 9lb,
Main (Boness) 3 for 9lb,
Norwood (G'Mouth) 3 for 9lb,
McAra (Wishaw) 3 for 9lb,
Main (Boness) 3 for 8lb 8oz,
Higgins (Glasgow) 3 for 8lb,
Mason (G'Mouth) 2 for 7lb 8oz,
Rea (Shotts) 2 for 7lb,
Cairns (Alva) 2 for 7lb,
Abercrombie (Glasgow) 2 for 7lb,
Craig (Alexandria) 2 for 6lb 8oz,
Mitchell (Fishcross) 2 for 6lb 8oz,
Crawford (Alexandria) 2 for 6lb,
Mason (G'Mouth) 2 for 6lb,
Hollis (Airth) 2 for 6lb,
Grieve (Bonnybridge) 2 for 6lb,
Fairweather (Glasgow) 2 for 6lb,
Sherry (Denny) 2 for 6lb,
Paterson (Falkirk) 2 for 6lb,
Brisbane (Falkirk) 1 for 4lb 8oz,
King (Falkirk) 1 for 4lb,
Turnbull (Alva) 1 for 4lb,
Stewart (Glasgow) 1 for 4lb,

Wellsfield is open all year round, 7 days a week. The lochans are stocked with Prize £50 Yellow and £500 White tagged trout.  Catch a tagged trout and win the money!  Call (01324) 822800 or 07729 303215 or try www.wellsfield.co.uk