On Saturday 11May, Dunoon and District Angling Club had their first outing of the season to the Lake of Menteith. The weather was a bit bright for the fishing, but 13 members had an enjoyable day. Davy Landsburgh, President of DDAC presented Allan Miller with a bottle of whisky for the Best Basket with 3 rainbow trout weighing a total of 7 lbs 12ozand a half bottle of whisky to Steve Sorrell who had the heaviest rainbow trout weighing 2 lb 5 oz. The next outing will be on July 13th to Loch Frandy, Perthshire.
DDAC narrowly missed out on a semi final place at the Scottish Club Championships at the Lake of Menteith on Saturday 18th finishing in 4th place. Lee Lindop landed 12 fish for 23lb 5.6oz, Allan Miller landed 3 fish for 6lb 0.1oz and Ronnie Ganley landed 3 fish for 5lb 12.8oz, And Lee with his 12 fish qualified for the Champion of Champions final. Very well done to Lee, Allan and Ronnie.
The next Tarsan Competition (Day 3) is on Saturday 25th, the last two days have been poorly attended, so lets see if we can get a few more competitors for Day 3.
The second day of the Mackenzie competition was held yesterday at Loch Tarsan ,with yet again only three members competing, all three attended the weigh in at 6pm. Top rod was Lee Lindop with 10 fish for 8lbs 11ozs and his heaviest fish of 1lb 6.5oz, in second place on the day was Ron Ganley with 8 fish for a weight of 5lbs 5oz and a heaviest fish of 1 lb 5oz and Allan Miller came in third place with 2 fish for 2 lbs 1oz with his heaviest at 1lb 3oz .
The day was a mixture of bright sun some cloud cover at times but biting icy cold breeze most of the day.
Residents are reporting on Facebook about an algal bloom on Dunoon Reservoir, it appears to be nothing more sinister than POLLEN ! …. So the water is safe to fish. Tight lines everyone 😉
Water level is still depressingly low on the loch as the video shows. So please take care when bank fishing as the mud is still soft and dangerous.