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 !
There were 13 of us and 16 fish weighing 27lb were caught. Ron Ganley had the best catch – 5 (3 weighing 7lb 1oz for the competition). Allan Mlller had the heaviest fish at 2lb 6oz. Keith Mackenzie caught 4 but most had less than 3.
The fishery was well managed with good facilities, boats and engines but the water is round in shape and pretty featureless. The fishery allowed anchoring which helped as it was quite windy but most of us struggled to get any action.There was a competition on while we were there and they anchored their boats in a row over the best spots so fishing a drift was difficult.
The hotel we had a meal at was good so we owe David Lilley a vote of thanks for his work in organising the outing.
Over fifty’s, Wednesday 4 July 2018, luckily all members were fishing from boats as the loch was even lower than the last competition. After a very hot day eight members weighed in at 4pm, the winner was Keith Mackenzie with two fish at 12 ozs and Bill Duff had the heaviest fish weighing 12 ozs.
Fourth Tarsan competition 23rd June 2018, another warm day and the loch was low. Five members weighed in at 6pm at the boat house, all five caught fish. The top rod was Allan Miller with four fish at 2lbs 9 ozs.