On Saturday 24 November, Dunoon and District Angling Club held their 69th Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes for 2018 in the Argyll Hotel. Pipe major, Duncan McLeod piped in the top table, led by Club President Davy Landsburgh. A very nervous Davy then welcomed members and guests. Two guests from Dunrod Angling Club, Greenock, Willie Thornton, past-president and Ronnie Stevenson were warmly welcomed. Mr William Dick from New Cumnock and Mr Russell Buchanan, past-president of DDAC were the guest speakers. The evening started with Joe Docherty saying Grace followed by a first-class meal. Mr William Dickgave an extremely entertaining and funny talk finishing with a toast to Dunoon and District Angling Club. This was followed by the presentation of prizes.
Over 50s Trophy Loch Tarsan – Keith Mackenzie.
Reservoir Tankard for Heaviest fish – Hamish McInnes.
The Douglas Pittman trophy Reservoir – Hamish McInnes.
The Moth Quaich Competition, Loch Tarsan – Alan Miller.
The Alex Cameron Cup for Outings – Ron Ganley.
Outings Tankard for Heaviest fish – Ron Ganley.
Loch Eck trophy and largest fish – Bill Rankin.
The Jimmy Docherty Rover Challenge Trophy. Presented to a member who makes a qualifying catch from all or most of the clubs waters during the current season. – Bill Rankin.
The Loch Tarsan Cup – Harry Lindop.
The P J Mackenzie Trophy, Loch Tarsan – Lee Lindop.
After the presentation of trophies, Mr Russell Buchanan, past-president of DDAC gave a very interesting talk on how to enjoy your fishing and look after the planet finishing with a toast to “The Gentle Art”.
Bill Duff, Honorary Secretary, was last year’s recipient of the Macaulay Tankard. This tankard is presented each year to an unsuspecting recipient for services to the Club. This year’s winner was Professor Jim Sharp who was given 15 minutes to prepare a reply which was very witty and entertaining including a short song.
The Chairman, Davy Landsburgh, thanked all contributors for a real “guid” night and especially thanked members and guests for their continued support of the dinner. Russell Buchanan proposed a vote of thanks to the President for chairing a fine evening which resulted in a standing ovation.