The Pittman Competition started on 16th September with Sunday and Monday being fairly good days. Tuesday 18th September was very foggy from 8 am until about 11 am when Hamish McInnes caught a lovely trout at 8 lb 4 oz. Wednesday was a very stormy day with heavy rain and 2 members fished with one member catching 5 fish and the other 3 fish. From Wednesday 19th until Sunday 23rd, 11 members fished but nobody weighed in as word got about that Hamish was leading the competition with the best basket weighing 15 lbs 7 oz
20 members entered the Competition. 58 fish were caught with a total weight of 131 lbs
9 members attended the Weigh-In.
The heaviest fish –Hamish McInnes8 lbs 4 oz caught Tuesday 18th September.
Second heaviest fish – Davy Landsburgh 4 lbs 8oz caught Tuesday 18th September
Heaviest basket –Hamish McInnes -5 fish for a total weight of 15 lbs 7 oz caught Tuesday 19th September.
Davy Landsburgh was second with 5 fish for a total weight of 12 lbs 6 oz.
A rare glimpse into the secrets of the Presidents fly box, maybe he was watching too much Wimbledon ?
A couple of photos taken at the weekend shows a big difference to the loch after the weed cutting operation recently, a job well done indeed !
On Saturday 22 September, Dunoon and District Angling Club had their third and final outing of the season to Loch Frandy near Auchterarder. Fishing started at 9 am and the weather was extremely windy and cold. Fishing was tough but the wind subsided slightly during the afternoon. 10 members had an enjoyable day and a total of 17 fish were caught. Davy Landsburgh, President of DDAC presented Ron Ganley with a bottle of whisky for the Best Basket with 3 rainbow trout weighing a total of 6 lbs 7 oz and also a half bottle of whisky to Bill Duff who had the heaviest rainbow trout weighing 2 lb 7 oz. Ron Ganley won the A Cameron Outings cup and will be presented with the trophy at the Annual Dinner on 24 November.
Week cutting commenced on Loch Loskin today using a hired machine from Bellhaven Fishery, Dunbar. It was quite a specialised machine for the purpose, and lets hope it makes a big difference to the huge weed problem that we have on the loch.
Member Stephen Frew landed his personal best Rainbow Trout up at the Reservoir, a good hard fighting fish and safely returned.
Member Bill Rankin fished the evening rise up at Loch Tarsan a couple of days ago, he fished floating line with size 14 nymphs. It was a cool evening with a gentle breeze going down to a flat calm, said he took five fish all to this size (10″). Members are missing out not fishing at this time of the evening as there is good sport to be had.