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.
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.
The third round of the Mackenzie Trophy was held today at Loch Tarsan and it was very poorly attended with only three members fishing and all three weighed in at the boathouse at 6pm.
Top rod on the day was Lee Lindop with 10 fish for 8lbs 5.5oz second was Allan Miller with 4 fish for 3lbs 5.3oz is and in third place was David Halliday with 1 fish for 15ozs, well done to all who took part in a very wet and cold day, but we really need more members to take part.
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.