The fisherman from West Barns landed two fish over 50cm, defying the gruesome weeds to catch the fish on the shrimp.
Jimmy Green of Musselburgh was second and he also hooked two fish, but they were only 40cm tall.
And club rookie Nicky Brown finished third with a 30cm fish. The Dunbar-based fisherman, however, took home the biggest fish prize.
Barry McEwan of Port Seton was fourth with an 18cm fish. All the fish have been returned.
The weather forecast suggested there would be no rain, but it was not and it rained for most of the three hour session. The northeast wind didn’t help, nor did the tons of weeds on the beach.
A venue for the second game will be confirmed on the club’s Facebook page on Sunday 23 May and the club are still looking forward to seeing new members. Contact club officials via the Facebook page.
Offshore, Aquamarine Charters of Eyemouth reported excellent results last weekend. Included in the return of the takes was one by eight-year-old Leon Deacons.
He was on the Sagittarius boat with his father Rab and landed a 5 pound cod on a pink hokkie.
Ashore now Alex Fleming has landed nine and lost four at Tweeddale Millennium and said of fishing near Gifford: “Brilliant wee place.”
In Midlothian, Rosebery near Temple now has two operational boats and now sells permits at Fishers in Penicuik. A day bank permit is Â£ 23 (Â£ 15 OAP) and you can catch three fish. A boat costs an additional Â£ 7.
Nearby, Scott Wilkie made the most of his day at Rosslynlee with 13 net on smokers and beetles.
Loganlea above Flotterstone is said to be “on fire” with patterns of hawthorn and yellow owl, brown beetle and natural moss emerging that tempt trout.
Owner Karen Jack confirmed that an angler had recently neted 31 fish in one session and another had 30 on the same day.
John Irvine also claimed a superb tiger trout over 8 lbs and Karen said, âThe water has been fishing really well since the start of the season.
âDrying is going on now and it’s making a good catch. The hothead damsel and the yellow dancer have succeeded with combinations including beetles, yellow owls and papa longlegs, but the buzzers have their day like the diawl bach do. and decoys. “
Glencorse boss Bill Taylor reports excellent fishing with James McCadam and Graham Dee among the anglers landing in double digits. They fished a D3 line with a cormorant pattern and other well-doing flies are the yellow dancer, damselflies and cat whiskers with quick glass and blue Cortland lines also popular.
The water, which is reserved for boat fishing, is full on Saturday, Sunday, closed on Monday but also full on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and welcomes a heat in the Scierra pairs on Friday.
On Harlaw Hill, Scott Abbott continues to enjoy double-digit racing. He turned 18 on Tuesday and followed it up to 28 Thursday on the east coast in clothesline fishing with a 20-foot chef, three cormorants on the dropper and a crazy cat on the tip. Scott has now totaled 200 so far for this season.
Bruce Thomas had 14 on a factory of cormorants and oranges caught on a clothesline and the other successful models recently have been the buzzer, the nymph and the decoys.
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In West Lothian, newcomer Liam Wilson landed a beautiful 7lb fish on a yellow dancer while Dillon Johnston attempted a 9lb brown, 8lb rainbow.
On the bait pond, Dave Arnott smiles best with five for almost 17 lbs on the bait.
Linlithgow Loch anglers took advantage of mixed weather conditions which affected catch returns.
Heavy rains have colored the lake, but water clarity has improved and fishermen report more frequent catches. Several were broken by aggressive fish.
Aberdour Angling Association landed 45 lbs 10 ounces of trout and Rosyth Public Service harvested 57 lbs. The midge tip lines with buzzer, blob, damsel, Montana and mini lures proved to be the best choice.
The Saturday Club landed 33 lbs of fish using hover lines or a 6 foot sink tip and mini lures. Glasgow Priory Club, the Butcher Boys and the Scottish Deaf Fishing Club have caught 82 fish using a variety of flies including yellow and orange spots, blue buzzers, snappers and crunches mostly on gnat tips and gnats. floating lines. White decoys on an intermediate line were also catching.
Bosses confirm that they continue to stock every week and that all areas of the lake are exploitable with boats available for most days for one-day or four-hour sessions. Evening sessions allow anglers to fish from approximately 4 p.m. until dusk.
Big game fishing now and Stewart Ritchie won the second game of the summer series involving members of the Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club.
It was fished on Alex Pond at Orchill Fishery and challenged by 19 fishermen. The weather was dry with little wind and a nighttime temperature of five degrees. Unfortunately, the roach did not come to play
Ritchie pulled out an excellent chub fillet weighing mainly 30lb 3oz for an easy win. Tony Ball was second with 10bs 7oz and the net had some good money to go with a 7lb 4oz big carp.
Ian Sloss finished third at 7 lbs 5 ounces while new club member Dave Mullholland landed three chubs weighing in at 5 lbs 9 ounces.
Loyal member Tommy Lauriston said: “It’s been a tough day. We hope for a better game next time (May 29).”
Finally, Chief Bailiff Sean Henderson had an excellent session at Eliburn in Livingston with six at the net, including an 8lb carp and three tench.
On retail, and the surge in interest in fishing prompted Airflo to produce a fly fishing kit that retails for Â£ 79.99 and includes a four piece carbon fly rod, a pre-loaded graphite fly reel, a floating line and a support, a protective rod tube, mono conical leader, fly box and three flies and sunglasses.
The fishermen of Penicuik have just received a supply and they are also stocking a Grays kit which also includes a four piece rod, graphite fly reel, suitable floating fly line, stand and leader and travel case for around Â£ 65.