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within this club, they can be withdrawn, as it is dependent on the numbers fishing our
competitions, we have already withdrawn the one day challenge trophy.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.
Due to bad weather most of the week only six members took part with only four members weighing in and they were
Saturday 5 th October
David Halliday 1 fish at 7oz
Bill Rankin 1fish for 10oz
Keith McKenzie 2 fish for 14 oz
There were no weigh ins on the Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday or Friday
Saturday 12 th October
Ron Ganley nil
Lee Lindrop nil
Allan miller 2 fish for 9lbs 2ozs
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
6 competitors fished with 4 weighing in. The weather – warm and bright, overcast with rain at the last hour of the competition. All anglers enjoyed their day out. Keith Mackenzie came to cast a line, his first of the year, good to see him back.
Winner: Lee Lindop who had 6 fish, next Harry Lindop 3 fish, followed by Ron Ganley 2 fish.
Lee Lindop is the overall winner of the Mackenzie Trophy and the trophy for the largest fish caught in the competition, Lee has the privilege of fishing the SANACC National 2020.
The annual match with Dunrod Angling Club was today 27th July, Dunrod won the day by 6 fish to 5, a great time was had by all who fished and the rain didn’t dampen their spirits. The Thompson Trophy was donated by a member of the Dunrod Club who was also a member of DDAC (for 67 years) sadly passed away recently, so it was fitting that it went back to them this year.
Cheers from Dunrod
Hard work fishing
A happy President
Bill Rankin’s fly
This is the life
It was a beautiful day, conditions good but very bright most of the time. 10 members fished, total catch was 19 for 24lb. Best basket was Lee Lindop – 3 for 6lb and largest fish was Mike Ozinski – 2lb 7oz
On Wednesday 3rd July, the “Over 50s” competition was held at Loch Tarsan. The weather conditions were good with a light breeze in the morning but slowly it got cloudy and the wind got up and after lunch the wind became very strong with light showers. Seven members fished in the competition and 3 members weighed in with Hamish McInnes in 1st place having 4 fish for 3 lb 1 oz. Second was Mike Osinski with 3 fish for 3 lb 12 oz with the heaviest fish at 1 lb 2 oz. Third was Davy Landsburgh with 2 fish for 1 lb 12 oz. All 7 members who fished had a thoroughly enjoyable day.
A very disappointing attendance for the 4th day of this competition on 22nd June, where only two members took part and both returned to the boathouse at 6pm.
Lee Lindop had 7 fish for 5lbs and Ronnie Ganley with 2 fish for 1lb 10oz … well done guys.
Friday the 14th of June was the Moth competition on Loch Tarsan. Weather wise conditions were perfect at the start with a light wind although there was some unexpected rain. The wind steadily picked up until about 20.30pm when it dropped and by 21.30 it had completely gone. Seven members turned up and 5 opted to fish boat house bay and two walked round to the opposite side. There were 3 Black Throated Divers spotted sitting out on the loch, just goes to show what wildlife can be seen at the Loch. Members started to arrive back at the boat house from 10pm onwards with Ronnie Ganley arriving back last after making a water stop to cool down his feet. A good bit of banter was had with valuable information of killer flies and tactics were exchanged between the competitors . Altogether 20 fish were weighed in for a total of 14lb 12oz giving a average of 12oz. The results are as follows 1st place Lee Lindop with 10 fish for 7lb 6oz Lee walked around the opposite side and fished Traditional flies on a sinking line . 2nd place was Ronnie Ganley with 5 fish for 3lb 8oz Ronnie also walked around to the other side and fished muddlers on a sinking line. 3rdplace was David Halliday with 2 fish for 1lb 12oz David stayed in boat house bay and fished a floating line with dries. Many thanks to all members who fished the Moth competition and any new members wishing to fish any of the Tarsan competitions are always welcome. Hopefully some new members will make themselves available for the next Tarsan competition next Saturday the 22ndJune.