The final day of competition for the Mackenzie Shield and the Club Championship took place on
Saturday 13th August. Falling in a mini heatwave this afternoon Competition was looking like
being a tough challenge. One concession on the conditions was a decent breeze from the east.
There was also a little cloud cover early on before the strong sun broke through. Four anglers
started the competition with three weighing in fish. The result was as follows;
Lee Lindop. 6 fish 4lb 5.3oz
Graeme Hendry. 1 fish. 0lb 9.9oz
Duncan MacGillivray. 1 fish. 0lb 9.4oz
This final result saw Lee Lindop take the Club Championship. He had begun the day with a slender lead over runner up Graeme Hendry and extended this lead on the day with a very decent bag given the difficult conditions. Lee’s consistency across the Competitions is to be applauded and he ran out a worthy winner. Congratulations Lee!
Graeme Hendry also deserves praise for some great bags of fish and staying in contention throughout. Graeme also had the consolation of catching the biggest fish across the Competitions, with a fish of 1lb14.7 oz. Well done Graeme!
As well as displaying considerable skill with a fly rod both of these anglers adopt an approach that requires a huge physical effort to cover water and seek out fish in rough terrain and a variety of weather conditions.
Finally we had more seasonal conditions for a Tarsan Competition with higher temperatures, a light westerly and even some sunny spells! Around a half dozen Club members turned out and with some guests from Dunrod A.C. using our boats it was good to see the Loch a little busier with anglers.
Results were as follows;
Lee Lindop. 10 fish 13lbs 14.4 oz
Graeme Henry. 10 fish. 10lbs 7.2 oz
Duncan MacGillivray 5 fish. 5lbs 0.7 oz
Colin Brown. 3 fish. 2lbs 9oz
Keith Mackenzie. 2 fish. 1lbs 15.3 oz
Well done to the top two competitors whose efforts now see the Club championship go right to the wire with very little between them going into the last Competition on August 13th.
All competitors are asked to be back at the boat house to weigh in by 6.15 pm please.
The 3 rd Loch Tarsan Competition for the P.J. MacKenzie Shield took place last Saturday the 25 th June. Once again conditions were unseasonable and difficult for anglers and the strong SE wind never abated all day. Only 3 anglers participated with one weighing in fish. Lee Lindop 4 fish for 3lb, 13.9 oz. With two Competitions to go the Club Championship still remains undecided. The two remaining days at Loch Tarsan take place on the 16 th of July and the 13 th of August and are both from 12 till 6pm. We also have the over 50’s Tarsan Competition on Wednesday 6 th July from 10am till 4 pm. Hopefully the remaining events will be well attended. Tight lines! Duncan F MacGillivray (Loch Tarsan Convener)
A fresh North Westerly ensured that this competition didn’t see the warm temperatures and evening rise that was hoped for. Despite the bleak conditions half a dozen stalwarts attended and by kick off were well distributed around the Loch, attempting to find a position from where they could cast a line. There were fish about particularly near the burn mouths but it was heavy going. Alas the expected reduction in wind didn’t really happen and as the light faded the Loch retained it’s rough conditions. A total of four members returned fish to be weighed in.
Lee Lindop 9 fish for 9lbs 14.7 oz
Duncan MacGillivray 2 fish for 3lbs 3.4 oz
Colin Brown 1 fish for 14.5oz
Ron Ganley 1 fish for 6.2 oz Well done to all members who made an appearance on a difficult evening for fishing and once again to Lee for his winning bag. The next event at Loch Tarsan is Heat 3 of the MacKenzie Competition and takes place this coming Saturday 25 th June from 12 till 6 pm. Hopefully we will have better conditions and another good turnout of members. Tight lines! Duncan MacGillivray (Loch Tarsan, Convener)
Well done to all who fished the most recent Tarsan Competition! It was a decent day that started with near perfect conditions- dull with a westerly wind. As the day wore on the wind dropped and became more variable accompanied with periods of bright sunshine. Several intrepid ( and fit!) anglers fished the top of the dog leg with this area providing the best sport on the day. All in all an enjoyable day for anglers with a reasonable turn out. Well done to the two top bags returned by Lee and Graeme. They covered a lot of ground and got the rewards for their endeavours. Hope to see you all at the next Heat on 25 th of June and don’t forget the evening Moth Competition on the 17 th of June. Duncan MacGillivray (Convener, Loch Tarsan)
Graeme Henry sent this in, he said ….. “4 of my 8 fish that I caught during the 1st Tarsan Comp. I caught them on the one cast. Couldn’t believe it. 1st time in nearly 40 years fishing and I doubt I’ll do it again”
Ron Ganley – 1 fish for 1lb 0.5 ozs Keith Mackenzie – 1 fish for 1lb 3.1 ozs David Munroe – 1 fish for 1lb 11.6 ozs Lee Lindop – 5 fish for 5lbs 5 ozs Colin Brown – 6 fish for 6lbs 9.1ozs Graeme Henry – 8 fish for 7lbs 4.2 ozs (Graeme also weighed in the heaviest fish at 1 lb 14.7 ozs)
It was a hard days fishing, as the weather was as predicted, bright sun and a cold wind from N.W
Tarsan heat 4 results (moved to a new date due to covid) this is the final outing of the McKenzie Trophy. Graeme Henry – 7 fish 5 lbs 3.1 ozs Ronnie Ganley – 3 fish 3 lbs 9.7 ozs Lee Lindop – 3 fish 3 lbs 10.7 ozs The overall winner is Lee Lindop The heaviest fish was won by Graeme Henry