IT has long been thought that there were big brownies in Lintrathen Loch and this proved to be the case as long standing Lintrathen member, Jim Mosley from Arbroath, took a beautiful one at 5lbs while fishing behind the island.
Jim took the fish on a Diawl Bach using a floating line.
There was quite a flow of coloured water coming down the burn and he had previously taken a few smaller browns on Crunchers and Diawl Bachs.
Once the water in the loch cleared later in the week, fish were being taken all over on a variety of traditional loch flies on slow intermediates and sink tip lines.
Club results were as follows:- Glenrothes & Freuchie Angling Club, two boats, 16 fish for 28lbs 2 ozs; Blairgowrie & District, five boats, 32 for 59lbs 15ozs; Bridge of Don C.C., three boats, 17 for 19lbs 2ozs; Ferry Fly Fishers, five boats, 31 for 62lbs 8ozs; Monifieth AC, five boats, 15 for 22lbs 9ozs; Aberdeen Angling Association, six boats, 27 for 31lbs 4ozs.
Individual boats: Jim Mosley, five fish for 7lbs 8ozs plus 1 brownie @ 5lbs; Andy Spink & Carsen Anderson, ten for 22lbs 8ozs; Rab Gardiner, five for 9lbs 2 ozs; Tom Melville & Jim Galloway, ten for 20lbs; Messrs Thompson & Graham, six for 9lbs; Willie Milligan & A.McNeil, ten for 19lbs 2ozs.