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.
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.”
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.
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 ?