Just a reminder to all members that the 2019 AGM is on Tuesday 5th February 7.30pm as usual in the Argyll Hotel, Dunoon.
Allan Miller got more than he bargained for yesterday he said …”This is one of two I got today while out with Bill Rankin, you will notice marks on its neck, while I was playing it a cormorant attacked it needless to say I won but I had to dispatch this fish. My other fish was safely returned. It just shows us the size of fish these cormorants can eat and how much damage they are doing to fish stocks.”
Bill Rankin was up on this bitterly cold day and landed this 5lb+ rainbow, well done !
Simon Mullins fished the reservoir today and took three nice fish, this one a beauty of approx 7lb, just proves there is still good sport to be had up the glen at this time of year.
Visitors have difficulty finding their way up to Dunoon Reservoir. Directions are as follows : Go to Nelson Street as indicated by the red arrow on the map, carry on up the hill to top of street, through the trees following the single track road, bearing in mind this area is used by numerous dog walkers and pedestrians at all times of day so please keep your speed to a minimum, follow the road up to the car park, please be observant of the allocated disabled parking areas. The reservoir is a comfortable 25 minute walk from the Paint Shop.
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.
Last sea trout of the season caught today for member Bill Rankin, he said this one has been in for a while as it has reverted back to its natural state, two other decent trout caught after this and missed a much bigger fish later on. The fish were safely returned.