WINTER PERMIT HOLDERS FOR THE RESERVOIR PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PERMIT HAS NOW EXPIRED AND A PERMIT IS NEEDED TO FISH AGAIN. THANKS .. DDAC
A wee reminder to members that fees are now due.
Change of address, or if you are wishing to defer for a year or resign, please contact membership secretary.
Fees can be made by BACS – name and membership number
sort code: 80-13-46
A new tab above, links to the Fishpal website, so our visitors can now book their river fishing online, there is also a button to this website on the right hand side underneath the email address link…. we hope this is helpful !
River Ruel – help sought!
Dear members, you maybe aware that Bob Clark (Convener) and the Committee have been pursuing a lease of another bit of the River. The Minister’s Pool is actually in the middle of our existing beat and is one of the biggest and significant pools on the River. The Club has secured the lease for 3 years initially. The pool is limited however by a large dead tree lodged in it and to maximise our fishing of the pool we would like to try and remove it if possible. I am appealing to the wider membership on behalf of Bob and the Committee for help with this. Do you have experience in this area of work? Do you have access to equipment or an off road vehicle with a winch? Could you provide the labour the task might need? Can you advise on the best way forward here? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The pool will make an excellent addition to our beat and is something we will all be able to utilise!
Presentation of Trophies
Club Champion / JP Mackenzie Trophy … Mr Lee Lindop
Biggest Fish at Tarsan / Tarsan Cup … Mr Graeme Henry
Reservoir Competition / D. Pittman Trophy …Mr Simon Mullins
Biggest Fish at Reservoir … Mr Joe Walker
Loch Eck Competition … Mr Bill Rankin
Over 50’s Competition / Loch Tarsan ….Mr Bill Rankin
Moth Competition / Loch Tarsan …Mr Lee Lindop
Cameron Cup Outings Winner … Mr Lee Lindop
Biggest Fish / Outings … Mr David Landsburgh
Jimmy Docherty Rover Trophy … Mr Allan Miller / Mr Duncan MacGillivray (Joint Winners)
It has come to our attention that the Calendar that was sent out with the Spring Newsletter 2023 had a minor typo.
In March it should read Sunday 5th Tarsan boats in —10am
Tues. 7th Committee Meeting.
Wed. 8th Lochan boats in — 10am
Attached are the dates for the National and Scottish Club competitions. Anyone interested in fishing for the club please contact Bill Rankin.
National Competition 1 Angler/Entry (3 entries allowed)
Scottish Clubs is a team event, 3 anglers/team (two teams allowed)
On Sunday 23rd October an impressive crowd of family, friends and D.D.A.C. Members gathered at the Clachan of Glendaruel , for the unveiling of a memorial plaque in remembrance of Colin MacDonald (senior) and his wonderful commitment to the River Ruel.
Mrs. Hazel MacDonald, her son and Club member , Colin (junior) and their extended family and friends joined with D.D.A.C. Members , all of whom wished to commemorate and celebrate the tireless work carried out by Colin (senior) over his years as bailiff of the River.
D.D.A.C. President Davy Landsburgh welcomed those gathered before sharing a touching account of Colin’s work to improve salmon and sea trout stocks and his determination and ingenuity in finding solutions to overcome the challenges faced. Davy included an emotional and personal account of how Colin had helped him develop as an angler and clearly many others present shared this sentiment of a man who was always willing to offer assistance and share his knowledge and expertise.
Colin (junior) was then invited to unveil the memorial plaque that has been mounted on a large stone on the bank of the River. Colin (junior) then gave a both factually interesting and lovely dedication to his late father.
After the ceremony the MacDonald family kindly invited all in attendance to come to the Marine Hotel in Hunter’s Quay for lunch allowing more stories and tales of Colin’s role as bailiff to be enjoyed.
Fittingly the rain stayed away for this occasion to celebrate the life of a gentleman angler and true custodian of the River Ruel.
(Thanks to Davy for making and fitting the memorial plaque and to Bob Clark for clearing the ground around the stone.)
Duncan F MacGillivray
Duncan F MacGillivray
The lock Eck competition went ahead from Saturday the 1 st October and ran till the Saturday the 8th of October.
There was a very poor turn out from the Dunoon and District angling club members for having over 140 members the turnout was simply shocking.
In total only 3 members fished the competition, they were:
Graham Henry fished on Wednesday the 5th but unfortunately did not contact any of the lochs wild fish.
Saturday the 8th, Bill Rankin and myself Allan Miller fished the competition, we had a bit of mixed weather ranging from flat calm to torrential rain and at times high winds.
The fishing was hard going as always, with Bill Rankin only catching one 10″ sea trout.
I landed one Brown trout of about 11,1/2 inches but this was out of season and did not count to the weigh in. Shortly after that I hooked a very big fish which offered a very short fight as it snapped my 8 lb leader.
So the winner for the 2022 Loch Eck Competition is Bill Rankin with one Sea Trout, congratulations Bill.
There’s always next year.
If any club members has any ideas on how to make the competition more attractive so more people enter, please feel free to contact me or any of the committee with your thoughts.