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.”
Bill Rankin was up on this bitterly cold day and landed this 5lb+ rainbow, well done !
Simon Mullins fished the reservoir today and took three nice fish, this one a beauty of approx 7lb, just proves there is still good sport to be had up the glen at this time of year.
Visitors have difficulty finding their way up to Dunoon Reservoir. Directions are as follows : Go to Nelson Street as indicated by the red arrow on the map, carry on up the hill to top of street, through the trees following the single track road, bearing in mind this area is used by numerous dog walkers and pedestrians at all times of day so please keep your speed to a minimum, follow the road up to the car park, please be observant of the allocated disabled parking areas. The reservoir is a comfortable 25 minute walk from the Paint Shop.
Colin Broon landed this cracker of a Rainbow Trout at the reservoir on 1st October, it weighed in at a whopping 9lb 2oz … well done Colin.
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.
Member Stephen Frew landed his personal best Rainbow Trout up at the Reservoir, a good hard fighting fish and safely returned.
A reminder that next competition is the Pittman Trophy which starts on the 16th September and runs till the 23rd, members are required to purchase a permit at the Paint Shop and choose their day for fishing during that week.
DDAC member Alan Miller caught these two chunky rainbow trout from the Dunoon Reservoir this week … just goes to show the quality of fish we are stocking this season … get up there !
Due to the recent high temperatures the June stocking for the reservoir has not gone ahead, our suppliers are not keen to deliver fish to us in these conditions as the fish will be highly stressed and possible infections could occur. We will keep members updated on this situation. Thanks for your patience.