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.
The next Tarsan Competition (Day 3) is on Saturday 25th, the last two days have been poorly attended, so lets see if we can get a few more competitors for Day 3.
The second day of the Mackenzie competition was held yesterday at Loch Tarsan ,with yet again only three members competing, all three attended the weigh in at 6pm. Top rod was Lee Lindop with 10 fish for 8lbs 11ozs and his heaviest fish of 1lb 6.5oz, in second place on the day was Ron Ganley with 8 fish for a weight of 5lbs 5oz and a heaviest fish of 1 lb 5oz and Allan Miller came in third place with 2 fish for 2 lbs 1oz with his heaviest at 1lb 3oz .
The day was a mixture of bright sun some cloud cover at times but biting icy cold breeze most of the day.
There was a very poor turnout for the first competition of the 2019 season with only four anglers competing and only two anglers weighing in at 6 pm.
Lee Lindop was the top rod with four fish for 2lbs 2oz and the heaviest fish of 10 1/2 ozs. Second was Allan Miller with one fish for 8oz. Conditions were mixed starting off with a flat calm followed by a light breeze and showers. Plenty of fish showing to start off then they seemed to go down.
On Saturday 24 November, Dunoon and District Angling Club held their 69th Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes for 2018 in the Argyll Hotel. Pipe major, Duncan McLeod piped in the top table, led by Club President Davy Landsburgh. A very nervous Davy then welcomed members and guests. Two guests from Dunrod Angling Club, Greenock, Willie Thornton, past-president and Ronnie Stevenson were warmly welcomed. Mr William Dick from New Cumnock and Mr Russell Buchanan, past-president of DDAC were the guest speakers. The evening started with Joe Docherty saying Grace followed by a first-class meal. Mr William Dickgave an extremely entertaining and funny talk finishing with a toast to Dunoon and District Angling Club. This was followed by the presentation of prizes.
Over 50s Trophy Loch Tarsan – Keith Mackenzie.
Reservoir Tankard for Heaviest fish – Hamish McInnes.
The Douglas Pittman trophy Reservoir – Hamish McInnes.
The Moth Quaich Competition, Loch Tarsan – Alan Miller.
The Alex Cameron Cup for Outings – Ron Ganley.
Outings Tankard for Heaviest fish – Ron Ganley.
Loch Eck trophy and largest fish – Bill Rankin.
The Jimmy Docherty Rover Challenge Trophy. Presented to a member who makes a qualifying catch from all or most of the clubs waters during the current season. – Bill Rankin.
The Loch Tarsan Cup – Harry Lindop.
The P J Mackenzie Trophy, Loch Tarsan – Lee Lindop.
After the presentation of trophies, Mr Russell Buchanan, past-president of DDAC gave a very interesting talk on how to enjoy your fishing and look after the planet finishing with a toast to “The Gentle Art”.
Bill Duff, Honorary Secretary, was last year’s recipient of the Macaulay Tankard. This tankard is presented each year to an unsuspecting recipient for services to the Club. This year’s winner was Professor Jim Sharp who was given 15 minutes to prepare a reply which was very witty and entertaining including a short song.
The Chairman, Davy Landsburgh, thanked all contributors for a real “guid” night and especially thanked members and guests for their continued support of the dinner. Russell Buchanan proposed a vote of thanks to the President for chairing a fine evening which resulted in a standing ovation.
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.