Two sea trout from Loch Eck today, weighed in from trout chart at 22 inches, weight 4lbs 8 ozs, the other sea trout was 10 inches weighing 8ozs, both returned safely ! … Bill Rankin.
The Loch Eck Competition went ahead between the 02/10/21 and 09/10/21, there was a very poor number of entrants considering the number of members within Dunoon and District Angling Club.
A total of six members took part with only two 12 inch sea trout being caught on Tuesday by member Keith McKenzie.
No one fished Saturday the 2nd and Monday the 4th , Wednesday the 6th or Friday the 8th.
Tom and Graeme Henry fished hard on the Thursday with no fish caught Allan Miller, Bill Rankin and Joe Docherty fished on Saturday the 9th with only small brown trout to show for their efforts.
All in all it had been a very bad year for the whole of Scotland partly due to the long hot summer and very low water. Ah well there is always next year !
Dear members and visitors
We are having complaints from the public about discarded fishing line – see photo. I would hope that no member of the Club would leave any line lying around. Line like this is detrimental to the safety of wildlife. If you see any line lying around, please pick up, take home and discard in a safe way. Davy
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.
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 !
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.