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It has been pretty much a case of mixed fortunes at Rescobie of late.

One week there is nothing doing whilst the next sees the fish throwing themselves on the hooks.

When the fish are on, they are on and responding to just about anything thrown in their direction.

The only problem is that, once caught they are not staying on the line according to quite a few disgruntled anglers.

Condor was the favourite area last week but the fish seemed to have moved into the middle of the loch and are still lying a fair bit down.

Whilst some anglers are scraping the bottom with Boobies other are taking fish with buzzers and small traditionals.

The recent Troutmaster Fish-off was won by J. Doyle (Montrose) with four for 12lb 4oz. Second was A. Melville (Anstruther) with four for 11lb 12oz and third was W. Taylor (Buckie) with four for 8lb 11oz.

Some really nice brown trout have been coming off.

J. Yule (Kirriemuir) had one at 6lb 8oz, C. Thornton (Montrose) one at 5lb 2oz, S. Lorimer (Carnoustie) one at 5lb 8oz and J. Massie (Kirrie) one at 6lbs.

Mr Joe (Dundee) had one at 7lb 4oz which took Goww’s Fish of the Month for March.

On the leader board at the moment is G. Burnett (Arbroath) with a 7lb rainbow. Some recent bank successes were as follows:- A. Burnett (Arbroath), fourfor 10lb 14oz; M. Heenan (Arbroath), four for 11lbs; G. Cheetham (Monifieth), four for 16lb 2oz; R. Clark (Arbroath), four for 8lb 8oz; B. Gray (Birkhill), four for 8lb 8oz; and G. Gall (Arbroath), fourfor 11lb 10oz.

From the boats: D. Robertson (Brechin), four for 11 lbs; B. Cox (Dundee), four for 9lbs; P. Greig (Dundee), four for 9lb 4oz; J. Malloch (Letham), four for 11lb 4oz; D. Timmons (Forfar), four for 10lbs; P. Fordyce (Forfar), four for 10lbs; R. McLaren (Perth), four for 9lb 12oz; S. Bremner (Tayport), four for 12lbs; and D. Menzies (Tayport), four for 10lbs.