Retro Nostalgia 1970: Catch of the day was biggest ever!

The biggest fish to come out of the Carron Valley Reservoir since it opened for fishing in 1941 was caught this week.

Sunday, 12th August 2018, 4:42 pm
Updated Sunday, 12th August 2018, 5:48 pm

Using a No.14 Grouse and Purple fly, Thomas Davidson (57), of Win-gate Place, Kippen, pulled out a gigantic bull trout on Tuesday morning. It was a magnificent specimen measuring 19 inches in length with a 12 inch girth. The weight was a grand three and three-quarter pounds.

Mr Davidson fishes on the reservoir ‘‘whenever I can afford it’’ he said.

He was accompanied this week by his son, Gordon (24).

Robin Kilpatrick, the reservoir keeper, said: ‘‘I was amazed when Mr Davidson brought it in.

‘‘It was a real whopper. No doubt we will have a run on fishing permits now.’’