The 2017 Annual Dinner was held in the Argyll Hotel, Dunoon last Saturday (25th) a great evening was had by all, the guest speakers were Arthur French and Jim Thomson, with Jim McSkimming presenting the Macaulay Tankard to an unsuspecting Bill Duff. Good food and great raffle prizes, a thoroughly entertaining evening from start to finish.
The 67th Annual Dinner of Dunoon and District Angling Club was held in the Argyll Hotel on Saturday 26 November and was attended by 43 members and guests. An excellent meal was enjoyed by all, with the speakers being Mike Russell MSP and Sir Jamie McGrigor.
The trophies awarded to their winners on the night were ….
Over 50’s Trophy Jake Chambers
A. Cameron Cup (outings) Bill Rankin
Heaviest fish (outings) Bill Rankin
Loch Eck Trophy Keith MacKenzie
Jimmy Docherty Rover Trophy Bill Rankin
Pittman (heaviest fish) Ron Ganley
MacAulay Tankard Jim McSkimming
Also, following a successful competition earlier in the year, the Thompson Cup was returned to DDAC by Ronnie Stevenson of Dunrod Angling Club.
“Thomson Trophy back in Dunoon!
DDAC and Dunrod had some very enjoyable and challenging fishing today.
Despite strong winds and some rain, teams from both clubs competed
for wild brownies from Dunrod waters high on the hills above Gourock.
This friendly rivalry helps cement the close ties between our two clubs.
Our Dunoon team were comfortable winners and will hold the Thomson Cup
until next year, when we’ll compete all over again.”
Help is required for the boats in on 6th March at 10am for Loch Tarsan and also 13th March at 10am for Loch Loskin it would be nice to see some new faces there apart from the usual lads who turn out religiously every time ! The job wont take long, and remember many hands make light work.
I thought this was worth a mention on the website seeing DDAC was involved with it, please click on the link below to read all about it.
Get Wild about Argyll
Conservation limits for Atlantic Salmon
Members please note that NO salmon may be killed on our waters after 1st April 2016. Mandatory catch and release (all methods) is required.
This is specified in the Government policy for Grade 3 rivers as detailed in
“The Application of Conservation Limits for Atlantic Salmon”(17 December 2015) and “The update on the package of conservation measures” (9th January 2016)
A cold and tranquil Loch Tarsan this morning, but look on the bright side, it’s only eight weeks till the start of the brown trout season, so get your rods and reels all ready for the big event …. It’s going to be a good year !
A few well kent faces
Years of fishermans tales at this table !
Some of the 2015 trophy winners
Colin McDonald Sr giving his acceptance of the McAulay Tankard
Some in-depth discussion on the fly getting tied here at the this weeks Fly Tying class at Edward St Community Center, there’s a wealth of free tips and years of local knowledge here to be had, so please come along and join in, it’s every second Thursday at 7.30pm, you don’t have to be a member of the club to come along, and you will be made most welcome, if you don’t have any tools or materials, there will always be some that you can borrow for the evening.
The result for the “Jimmy Docherty Rover Challenge Trophy” is shared this year between Bill Rankin and Paul McLean, well done guys ! The trophy was donated by Joe Docherty in memory of his father Jimmy, a member of this club in the early years.