The last three days of very heavy rain made conditions exceedingly hard for members to fish the competition, Joe Docherty was up today (Tuesday) and never even got afloat as the loch was rising and put him in doubt of his ability to safely get the boat re-moored. He sent me these photos of the situation.
Also here are a couple of photos of the River Massan looking very angry.
Massan Diary June
If any of our members are unfamiliar with the pool locations on the Massan, here are a few pictures of the laybys that I have strimmed and marked.
Approach the river more or less at right angles to the marker posts to find them, these historicaly have fished well in good water conditions,but they are only a starting point.
Explore the river for yourself and you may be surprised to discover that one of the many pools, runs and side eddies, often no bigger than your dining table, will yield a fish or two!
The Corner Pool
The Falls Pool
The Massey Buidh
The Fernery Pool
The Pipers Pool
The Eas an Buidh
The last two trophies were awarded to their recipients at the Annual Dinner which was held at the Argyll Hotel last Saturday evening.
The Jimmy Docherty Rover Challenge Trophy was awarded to Bill Rankin and Allan Miller, for the most club waters fished with fish being caught.
And the Peter Manson Award went to John Pickett for the most fish being caught at Dunoon Reservior
Member Bill Rankin caught three sea-trout from one of our rivers, one at 3lb’s and two at 1lb, a one pound fish was returned…. Well done Bill ! Just goes to show there are quality fish about, maybe this will get the members off the sofa and up the rivers. 😉
We have added these new videos to our website, these can also be viewed on the tabs of the relevant water.
Thanks to ://crankinphotography.co.uk/ for the making of these videos.
“Another excellent way to learn more about your waters is to participate in river cleanups or work parties that aim to improve facilities. Besides making new friends you will be helping the club and benefiting from other members experiences. Ultimately though, to get the best from the Club waters, you will have to spend a lot of time not just fishing but walking and looking to find fish.”
Conservation limits for Atlantic Salmon
Members please note that NO salmon may be killed on our waters after 1st April 2016. Mandatory catch and release (all methods) is required.
This is specified in the Government policy for Grade 3 rivers as detailed in
“The Application of Conservation Limits for Atlantic Salmon”(17 December 2015) and “The update on the package of conservation measures” (9th January 2016)
The result for the “Jimmy Docherty Rover Challenge Trophy” is shared this year between Bill Rankin and Paul McLean, well done guys ! The trophy was donated by Joe Docherty in memory of his father Jimmy, a member of this club in the early years.
It was a nice day for a walk up the river, seven members turned out, and thanks to Joe for passing on tips and knowledge to others. Hopefully the river will see an increase in members fishing this year. Tight lines !
Don’t forget the guided walk up the Massan this Saturday 25th with Joe Docherty, should be very interesting and the weather forecasts quite favorable too.