There were only six members took part with only three members weighing in, the overall winner was Bill Rankin who weighed in two fish for 1lb 3oz, second was Allan Miller with two fish for 1lb 1oz and third was Keith McKenzie with one fish for 8ozs.
The last three days of very heavy rain made conditions exceedingly hard for members to fish the competition, Joe Docherty was up today (Tuesday) and never even got afloat as the loch was rising and put him in doubt of his ability to safely get the boat re-moored. He sent me these photos of the situation.
Also here are a couple of photos of the River Massan looking very angry.
The Loch Eck Competition Starts on Saturday 6th October
DDAC Rules for Competition
Loch Eck Competition
The winner will be required to have caught and netted a salmonid(s) from Loch Eck.
The ruling as for the Club Rivers i.e.
Two Sea Trout – Catch & release thereafter.
All salmon will be returned as per Club rules.
- Catch & Release – Sea Trout may be measured on length and returned, they can be recorded in the day book using the Weight / Length table supplied.
- The competition is fished either by bank or boat.
- Fishing may commence at 9am and ends with weigh-in at the boat house at 5pm
- The member must nominate their preferred day to fish within the set competition week when booking their boat.
- The best basket will be two or more fish.
- The form of angling is by any legal method. No treble hooks.
Largest Fish Trophy
The trophy will be awarded to the person who has caught the largest fish, measured on length, within the competition rules set above.
A DDAC measuring stick is placed in each boat.
The Pittman Competition started on 16th September with Sunday and Monday being fairly good days. Tuesday 18th September was very foggy from 8 am until about 11 am when Hamish McInnes caught a lovely trout at 8 lb 4 oz. Wednesday was a very stormy day with heavy rain and 2 members fished with one member catching 5 fish and the other 3 fish. From Wednesday 19th until Sunday 23rd, 11 members fished but nobody weighed in as word got about that Hamish was leading the competition with the best basket weighing 15 lbs 7 oz
20 members entered the Competition. 58 fish were caught with a total weight of 131 lbs
9 members attended the Weigh-In.
The heaviest fish –Hamish McInnes8 lbs 4 oz caught Tuesday 18th September.
Second heaviest fish – Davy Landsburgh 4 lbs 8oz caught Tuesday 18th September
Heaviest basket –Hamish McInnes -5 fish for a total weight of 15 lbs 7 oz caught Tuesday 19th September.
Davy Landsburgh was second with 5 fish for a total weight of 12 lbs 6 oz.
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.
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.
Fifth Tarsan Competition 4th August
The loch was high enough for the last competition to take place. A dull and overcast day with a light wind, four members weighed in at the boathouse. The top rod on the day was Allan Miller with 10@ 6lb 11oz, well done Allan.
The winner of the P.J. Mackenzie Trophy was Lee Lindop with 28@ 17lb 5oz.
The Tarsan Cup went to Harry Lindop with a trout of 1lb
Well fished guys !