On Saturday 22 September, Dunoon and District Angling Club had their third and final outing of the season to Loch Frandy near Auchterarder. Fishing started at 9 am and the weather was extremely windy and cold. Fishing was tough but the wind subsided slightly during the afternoon. 10 members had an enjoyable day and a total of 17 fish were caught. Davy Landsburgh, President of DDAC presented Ron Ganley with a bottle of whisky for the Best Basket with 3 rainbow trout weighing a total of 6 lbs 7 oz and also a half bottle of whisky to Bill Duff who had the heaviest rainbow trout weighing 2 lb 7 oz. Ron Ganley won the A Cameron Outings cup and will be presented with the trophy at the Annual Dinner on 24 November.
Help is very much needed this year for getting the boats out of the water and up to the boat shed at Loch Tarsan. The job is only about 2 hours max. Numbers have been poor these last couple of years, and we really have a struggle to get this done. Not much to ask guys, a couple of hours on a Sunday morning would be just grand.
THANKS IN ADVANCE
Member Stephen Frew landed his personal best Rainbow Trout up at the Reservoir, a good hard fighting fish and safely returned.
Member Bill Rankin fished the evening rise up at Loch Tarsan a couple of days ago, he fished floating line with size 14 nymphs. It was a cool evening with a gentle breeze going down to a flat calm, said he took five fish all to this size (10″). Members are missing out not fishing at this time of the evening as there is good sport to be had.
We have been told that the barrier will be locked over the weekend due to Health and Safety issues for the annual “mountain bike competition” which is held in the area of the Bishops Glen. Any members/visitors wishing to fish the reservoir will have to park at the top of Nelson Street and continue by foot.
A reminder that next competition is the Pittman Trophy which starts on the 16th September and runs till the 23rd, members are required to purchase a permit at the Paint Shop and choose their day for fishing during that week.