Frandy : six members fished Frandy on Saturday 11th Sept. There was 5 fish caught and 5 fish on and off the hook. A difficult day was had by all the anglers at Frandy, as a number of them came off the water stating this fact. Overall winner of both outings – Lee Lindop Heaviest fish over both outings – Ron Ganley
Lee Lindop – 10 fish 6lbs 1.1ozs Allan Miller – 7 fish 7lbs 14.9ozs Graeme Henry – 6 fish 4lbs 10.9ozs Ron Ganley – 1 fish 1lb 1.4ozs Again all enjoyed their day out.Weather stayed settled but warm with little wind, this made walking Tarsan a little hot under the collar
The Tarsan moth competition went ahead last night with only three people turning up, I think partly due to the England v Scotland match being on tv. In first place was Lee Lindop with 10 fish for 9lbs 11ozs, in second place was Graeme Henry with 9 fish for 5lbs 10ozs is and in third place was Allan Miller with 4 fish for 4lbs 12ozs. It was warm with a light breeze and a few fish moving with no midgies until the breeze died down then the midgies came out in force.
Ronnie Ganley 10 fish for 12lbs 10.1ozs Allan Miller 3 fish for 3lbs 15.2ozs Lee Lindop 3 fish 2lbs 9ozs Simon Mullins 1 fish for 1lb 10.6ozs Graeme Henry 1 fish for 0lbs 8.7ozs The weather was foul at the start of the competition with rain and high winds, but the dog leg seemed to be the better side to fish as it was more sheltered.We had one competitor fall in – Tarsan at its best.
1 Graeme Henry – 10 fish for 14 lbs 15.4 ozs. also the heaviest fish at 2lbs 2.5 ozs 2 Ron Ganley – 10 fish for 14 lbs 3.1 ozs 3 Lee Lindop – 8 fish for 11 lbs 9.8 ozs 4 Harry Lindop – 4 fish for 6 lbs 4.5 ozs 5 David Halliday – 3 fish for 4 lbs 4.7 ozs The weather did its usual, lovely sunshine with a biting North wind at times and snow/hailstones just to round it off. Everybody seemed to enjoy the day and the quality of the fish was a bonus.
The DDAC Competitions this coming year need to be be looked at with a view to try
and reconstruct them into a more amicable and enjoyable event.
If any member has an idea, please email the committee, all thoughts are welcome.
The Loch Tarsan five Saturday event has decreased over the years to a number not adequate enough to hold a proper competition. There was only two or three
members in 2019 that actually competed over the five Saturdays.
Which ended up with one winner going through to the SANACC National
The SANACC Competitions: The National and the Scottish Clubs are not set in stone
within this club, they can be withdrawn, as it is dependent on the numbers fishing our
competitions, we have already withdrawn the one day challenge trophy.
We do recognise that not all members are competition minded, but for those
members who would like to join in, or members who enjoy the local events,
you do not need to go forward to the SANACC Competitions if so desired, after all
competitions are a fun day out, not just to win a place in the SANACC Comps.
The other events excluding the ‘Pitman trophy’ at the Reservoir were not that far
behind in numbers, generally around six or seven members enjoying a day out, a
few more would help improve the day’s enjoyment.
The Loch Eck trophy (or just a day’s fishing anytime) , has the ability to be a great
day out as one does not need to have special rods or flies, only what you would
need for Brown trout fishing, though heavier tippets is a help.
The benefit from joining in on the competitions is we all can learn from the anglers
who fish regular on our waters, after all, we are all members of the same club.
The Pittman Competition started on 15th September with the water being very coloured after rain during the weekend. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the water was fairly coloured with cloudy and bright days and few fish being caught. One member weighed in on Sunday, 15th September with 2 fish for 4 lb 6 oz with the heaviest fish at 2 lb 12 oz. There were no members weighed-in on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and also on Saturday 21st. On Friday 20th, 4 members fished. It was very foggy in the morning until about 10.30 when the fog lifted and then there was bright sunshine. Mike Lindop weighed in on Friday with 5 fish at 8 lb 15 oz. The heaviest fish was 2 lb 3 oz. Saturday morning, 21st September was very bright with 4 members fishing and no fish being caught. Early Sunday morning, the rains came and 2 members fished with Lee Lindop weighing in 5 fish.
17 members entered the Competition with only 5 members attending the weigh-in with a total of 17 fish being caught for a total weight of 34 lbs.
The heaviest fish – Lee Lindop – 3 lbs 2 oz caught Sunday 22nd September.
Heaviest basket – Lee Lindop – 5 fish for a total weight of 11 lbs 1 oz caught Sunday 22nd September.
Second heaviest basket – Mike Lindop – 5 fish for total weight of 8 lb 15 oz