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Weather started with a goodly blow from the west, reducing eventually into a very warm afternoon. The water was very cloudy especially on the east banks, which made the fishing a bit more challenging.
There were 10 members came to the outing, with five only catching.
D. Halliday 1 fish for 2lbs
D. Landsburgh 1 fish for 4lbs 4ozs (Largest fish)
R. Ganley 2 fish for 5lbs 8ozs
L. Lindop 2 fish for 6lbs (Largest bag)
D. Penman 1 fish for 3lbs 4ozs
The next outing is on the 10th September.
Work is underway on improving access at Otter Ferry Road Bridge. If using the lay-by please park at the extreme end away from the river to allow vehicles to pass each other. A stile will be erected when the new fence is in place.
Finally we had more seasonal conditions for a Tarsan Competition with higher temperatures, a light westerly and even some sunny spells! Around a half dozen Club members turned out and with some guests from Dunrod A.C. using our boats it was good to see the Loch a little busier with anglers.
Results were as follows;
- Lee Lindop. 10 fish 13lbs 14.4 oz
- Graeme Henry. 10 fish. 10lbs 7.2 oz
- Duncan MacGillivray 5 fish. 5lbs 0.7 oz
- Colin Brown. 3 fish. 2lbs 9oz
- Keith Mackenzie. 2 fish. 1lbs 15.3 oz
Well done to the top two competitors whose efforts now see the Club championship go right to the wire with very little between them going into the last Competition on August 13th.
All competitors are asked to be back at the boat house to weigh in by 6.15 pm please.
New bridge and stile over ditch and fence near top of our water, above Clachan of Glendaruel Road Bridge. Please note creosote is still tacky.
Hats off to those members that turned out for the Over 50’s Competition at Loch Tarsan! On a day that again could have passed as Autumn a handful of anglers were still prepared to fish, despite an increasingly strong westerly that crested the water with white horses and drove at times very heavy rain into their faces. Two anglers chose to use a boat and although they required to come in early due to deteriorating conditions the winning bag was their reward for braving the waves. Well done to Bill Rankin who won the day returning 3 lovely fish including the biggest fish also.
Results were as follows:
No. of fish. Total Weight. Biggest fish.
Bill Rankin. 3. 3lbs10.7oz. 1lbs8.3oz.
Colin Brown. 2. 2lbs8.6oz. 1lbs7.5oz.
Keith Mackenzie. 2. 2lbs3.7oz. 1lbs2oz.
D.F.MacGillivray. 2. 2lbs0.1oz. 1lbs4oz.
Tonight was the last committee meeting for Peter Menzies, long standing club member and committe stalwart for Health & Safety. Peter is off to start a new life South of the border, but he says he will continue to keep his membership running for any future visits to the town. He was presented with a signed card and a gift from President Davy Landsburgh. We wish Peter all the best for the future.
The 3 rd Loch Tarsan Competition for the P.J. MacKenzie Shield took place last Saturday the 25 th June.
Once again conditions were unseasonable and difficult for anglers and the strong SE wind never
abated all day. Only 3 anglers participated with one weighing in fish.
Lee Lindop 4 fish for 3lb, 13.9 oz.
With two Competitions to go the Club Championship still remains undecided. The two remaining
days at Loch Tarsan take place on the 16 th of July and the 13 th of August and are both from 12 till
6pm. We also have the over 50’s Tarsan Competition on Wednesday 6 th July from 10am till 4 pm.
Hopefully the remaining events will be well attended. Tight lines!
Duncan F MacGillivray (Loch Tarsan Convener)
A fresh North Westerly ensured that this competition didn’t see the warm temperatures and
evening rise that was hoped for. Despite the bleak conditions half a dozen stalwarts attended
and by kick off were well distributed around the Loch, attempting to find a position from where
they could cast a line. There were fish about particularly near the burn mouths but it was heavy
going. Alas the expected reduction in wind didn’t really happen and as the light faded the Loch
retained it’s rough conditions.
A total of four members returned fish to be weighed in.
- Lee Lindop 9 fish for 9lbs 14.7 oz
- Duncan MacGillivray 2 fish for 3lbs 3.4 oz
- Colin Brown 1 fish for 14.5oz
- Ron Ganley 1 fish for 6.2 oz
Well done to all members who made an appearance on a difficult evening for fishing and once again
to Lee for his winning bag.
The next event at Loch Tarsan is Heat 3 of the MacKenzie Competition and takes place this coming
Saturday 25 th June from 12 till 6 pm. Hopefully we will have better conditions and another good
turnout of members.
Duncan MacGillivray (Loch Tarsan, Convener)
This article highlights the precarious state of our wild salmon and sea trout stocks in Scotland. It is essential that responsible anglers continue to carefully return fish and help look after our club rivers and waters.