Member Bill Rankin found this floating in Loch Eck yesterday, he said “squeezy lemon brigade have been up to their old tricks again” ! By all means fish the loch but please retreive your junk and take it home, tackle discarded like this can be fatal to wildlife.
John Easdale also commented, “at the reservoir my son and I must have picked up and disposed of 30+ metres of discarded leader. All this in the last 4 weeks. Please pick up your rubbish.”
Member Simon Mullins noticed that Loch Eck is featured in an article in this months Trout & Salmon magazine … maybe worth a read !
Bill Rankin was out on the Loch and had a good day, caught two fish, one at 8oz and the one pictured at 3lb 5oz (21 inches) all returned safely …. well done Bill !
Due to bad weather most of the week only six members took part with only four members weighing in and they were
Saturday 5 th October
David Halliday 1 fish at 7oz
Bill Rankin 1fish for 10oz
Keith McKenzie 2 fish for 14 oz
There were no weigh ins on the Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday or Friday
Saturday 12 th October
Ron Ganley nil
Lee Lindrop nil
Allan miller 2 fish for 9lbs 2ozs
Ronnie Ganley and Lee Lindop were out on Loch Eck on Friday, conditions were bright and very calm, Ronnie caught this nice grilse while trawling lures, it was safely returned to the water to continue its journey, sea trout were also caught on the day.
The boats due to go into the water on Sunday April 28th is CANCELLED due to low water and a problem with the mooring ropes.
Last sea trout of the season caught today for member Bill Rankin, he said this one has been in for a while as it has reverted back to its natural state, two other decent trout caught after this and missed a much bigger fish later on. The fish were safely returned.
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.
Two DDAC committee members found these fish thrown into the bushes at the top end of Loch Eck . There was a bus load of so called “anglers” dropped of yesterday (13/10/2018) along the Loch from Jubilee Point up. They were all sitting under their green umbrellas after throwing out either worms or maggots. These fish were found in only one small spot, so what were the rest doing ?
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.