The Pittman Competition started on 15th September with the water being very coloured after rain during the weekend. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the water was fairly coloured with cloudy and bright days and few fish being caught. One member weighed in on Sunday, 15th September with 2 fish for 4 lb 6 oz with the heaviest fish at 2 lb 12 oz. There were no members weighed-in on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and also on Saturday 21st. On Friday 20th, 4 members fished. It was very foggy in the morning until about 10.30 when the fog lifted and then there was bright sunshine. Mike Lindop weighed in on Friday with 5 fish at 8 lb 15 oz. The heaviest fish was 2 lb 3 oz. Saturday morning, 21st September was very bright with 4 members fishing and no fish being caught. Early Sunday morning, the rains came and 2 members fished with Lee Lindop weighing in 5 fish.
17 members entered the Competition with only 5 members attending the weigh-in with a total of 17 fish being caught for a total weight of 34 lbs.
The heaviest fish – Lee Lindop – 3 lbs 2 oz caught Sunday 22nd September.
Heaviest basket – Lee Lindop – 5 fish for a total weight of 11 lbs 1 oz caught Sunday 22nd September.
Second heaviest basket – Mike Lindop – 5 fish for total weight of 8 lb 15 oz
Visitor Owen Cook fished the reservoir at the weekend, and ended up a very happy angler, he said “the fish pictured was around the 6lb mark easily, great sport and great condition fish in Dunoon reservoir, caught 4 fish all safely returned that one being the biggest caught using a slow glass line with a orange blob two snatchers and a small lure on the point, I will definitely be back !” ….. your welcome anytime Owen 🙂
DDAC member Claude Lerevert caught this nice rainbow trout up at the reservoir recently, weight was around the 6lb mark, a cracker of a fish Claude!
Ronnie Ganley and David Halliday were up at Dunoon Reservoir today, Ronnie landed a “clonker” of a rainbow, around the 5lb mark, which was safely returned. The weather was very hot today with the temp in the car reading 35C 🙂
John Easdale had an excellent day up at Dunoon Reservoir recently and caught this nice plump rainbow trout, he said “it hit my Kate McLaren like a train” John also emphasised he limits his catch to that which is necessary as his family love fresh trout !
Well done John and thanks for the photographs .. tight lines !
There was a good turn out today to help with the monthly stocking at Dunoon Reservoir, another load of quality fish put in the water with plenty over the 4 lbs mark. Thanks to all the lads who turned up to help.
Please remember you need a permit to fish here at all times, all our waters are patrolled regularly, poaching will not be tolerated, and persons doing so will be reported to police.
Sightings of Osprey have been observed on both Dunoon Reservoir and at Loch Loskin recently so keep your eyes open for this … just hope he/she has purchased a permit at the paint shop and filled in the returns 🙂
Simon Mullins caught something a little exotic today up at the reservoir, blue trout, caught on buzzer and safely returned for someone else to enjoy another day.
Residents are reporting on Facebook about an algal bloom on Dunoon Reservoir, it appears to be nothing more sinister than POLLEN ! …. So the water is safe to fish. Tight lines everyone 😉
Allan Miller got more than he bargained for yesterday he said …”This is one of two I got today while out with Bill Rankin, you will notice marks on its neck, while I was playing it a cormorant attacked it needless to say I won but I had to dispatch this fish. My other fish was safely returned. It just shows us the size of fish these cormorants can eat and how much damage they are doing to fish stocks.”