“Another excellent way to learn more about your waters is to participate in river cleanups or work parties that aim to improve facilities. Besides making new friends you will be helping the club and benefiting from other members experiences. Ultimately though, to get the best from the Club waters, you will have to spend a lot of time not just fishing but walking and looking to find fish.”
A friend of mine took this image, looking down at nearly the whole length of Loch Eck, taken from the hill up behind the Coylett Inn. Wont be that long till the boats are in the water here, roll on the Summer (if we get one that is)
Members are reminded that from now on, when booking a boat for either Loch Tarsan or Loch Eck, you must specify which type of boat you require, either long shaft or short shaft ! This saves disappointment when arriving at the water and your boat is being used by others.
Thanks for your help in this matter.
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)
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.
Worthy winner of the competition was Bill Rankin with his 3lb Sea-Trout … well done Bill ! Twelve members fished during the week, a good turn-out for the time of year, The weather was terrific, blue sky, gentle light breezes, but unfortunately not the ideal conditions for Loch Eck. Hopefully next year will bring a bigger response and more favorable weather for trophy.