Due to the personal costs of the outings plus the cost for a days fishing on these fisheries, we have had to cap the number of fish allowed per outing. The outing costs are held at £30 per head for the two venues. Menteith now fully booked. Number of fish per person FOUR
Harelaw now fully booked. Number of fish per person FOUR
We are looking at the ususal Menteith (June ?) followed by Harelaw fishery, Neilston (September ?) Harelaw is a top of the water fishery, mostly, the deepest part is the dam at aprox.12ft. No dates have been fixed yet ! We are looking for an early response from members for these outings so we can get an idea of boat bookings numbers. This is not a deposit booking but a heads up on members that might want to go. Please contact Bill Rankin before the New Year, either by email or leave a message in the comments section on this post.
There are two prizes the heaviest bag and largest fish, but rules state only one prize can be awarded per person.
Heaviest bag – Ron Ganley for 9lbs 0ozs Largest fish – Lee Lindop for 3lbs 12 ozs It was an enjoyable day out, the weather was warm, mostly overcast but a strong westherly prevailed. There were 5 boats booked, 9 members took part
It was a beautiful day, conditions good but very bright most of the time. 10 members fished, total catch was 19 for 24lb. Best basket was Lee Lindop – 3 for 6lb and largest fish was Mike Ozinski – 2lb 7oz
On Saturday 11May, Dunoon and District Angling Club had their first outing of the season to the Lake of Menteith. The weather was a bit bright for the fishing, but 13 members had an enjoyable day. Davy Landsburgh, President of DDAC presented Allan Miller with a bottle of whisky for the Best Basket with 3 rainbow trout weighing a total of 7 lbs 12ozand a half bottle of whisky to Steve Sorrell who had the heaviest rainbow trout weighing 2 lb 5 oz. The next outing will be on July 13th to Loch Frandy, Perthshire.
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.
There were 13 of us and 16 fish weighing 27lb were caught. Ron Ganley had the best catch – 5 (3 weighing 7lb 1oz for the competition). Allan Mlller had the heaviest fish at 2lb 6oz. Keith Mackenzie caught 4 but most had less than 3.
The fishery was well managed with good facilities, boats and engines but the water is round in shape and pretty featureless. The fishery allowed anchoring which helped as it was quite windy but most of us struggled to get any action.There was a competition on while we were there and they anchored their boats in a row over the best spots so fishing a drift was difficult.
The hotel we had a meal at was good so we owe David Lilley a vote of thanks for his work in organising the outing.
On Saturday 12 May, Dunoon and District Angling Club had their first outing of the season to the Lake of Menteith. The weather was a bit bright for the fishing but 11 members had an enjoyable day. Davy Landsburgh, President of DDAC presented Andy Mallaney with a bottle of whisky for the Best Basket with 3 rainbow trout weighing a total of 8 lbs and also a half bottle of whisky to Ron Ganley who had the heaviest rainbow trout weighing 3 lb 10 oz.
A beautiful day at Menteith but the fish were very picky with the flies. The algae was very bad in some areas like the roadside bays, it was like pulling your line through mud and the ban on killing fish was still in force. Lee Lindop had the best three fish and Davy Landsburgh tied with BIll Rankin for largest. Harry Lindop caught the most (9) but most of us struggled to get any at all. The total catch for the 13 members was 22.