A beautiful day at Menteith but the fish were very picky with the flies. The algae was very bad in some areas like the roadside bays, it was like pulling your line through mud and the ban on killing fish was still in force. Lee Lindop had the best three fish and Davy Landsburgh tied with BIll Rankin for largest. Harry Lindop caught the most (9) but most of us struggled to get any at all. The total catch for the 13 members was 22.
Just goes to show there are still plenty fish in Loch Tarsan even after the competitions have finished, Bill Rankin had excellent day last weekend and caught 13 fish all well above the 9″ two of which are shown here, 1lb and a 1-3/4lb fish, and all were returned to the water unharmed. Allan Miller also had 5 good fish to his name and returned safely. So plenty fish up there and still another full month of the brown trout season to go … get up there !
The final Tarsan competition was held on Saturday 5th August 2017. Only five competitors came to the weigh in. The top rod was Bill Rankin, with six fish at 2lbs 15ozs. All five competitors weighed in fish.
After five days of intense fishing the Tarsan Competition for 2017 has drawn to a close.
Nine members fished the competition
Total fish caught was 102 @ 68lbs 7oz and the heaviest fish was 1lb 5oz and the average weight was 10.7oz
1st place was Lee Lindop with 31 @ 20lbs 13oz
2nd place was Keith Mackenzie with 21 @ 13lbs 1oz
3rd place was Bill Rankin with 19 @ 10lbs 14oz
So the winner of the P.J. Mackenzie Cup for 2017 is Lee Lindop, he also wins the Tarsan Cup for the heaviest fish at 1lb 5oz …. well done Lee !
So next season Lee Lindop, Bill Rankin and Keith Mackenzie go through to represent the club in the Scottish Nationals Competition, we wish them well !
Member Bill Rankin caught three sea-trout from one of our rivers, one at 3lb’s and two at 1lb, a one pound fish was returned…. Well done Bill ! Just goes to show there are quality fish about, maybe this will get the members off the sofa and up the rivers. 😉
16 members attended, great hospitality was provided by the Carron manager. The weather was very windy with a fair bit of rain so we were fighting the conditions all day to get a decent drift.
14 fish were caught, Lee Lindop took the best basket 3 fish for 6lb 2oz, Harry Lindop took the best fish at 7lb caught from the bank after their engine broke down. Only 3 members caught the limit of 3 fish for the competition.
The day was a repeat of the July outing to Frandy last year.
A good meal was had at the Oak Tree, Balmaha.
A nice sea-trout of 1 3/4 lbs caught today by DDAC member Bill Rankin, nice one Bill !
Over 50s, the 5 July 2017 results:
Only 6 competitors came to the weigh in at the boat house at 4pm.
The top rod and the winner of the over 50s competition was Bill Rankin, with 10 fish at 4lbs 14ozs. In second place was Alan Miller, with 7 fish at 4lbs 11ozs.
A total of 23 fish were caught by the six competitors, all boat fishing.