A fresh North Westerly ensured that this competition didn’t see the warm temperatures and evening rise that was hoped for. Despite the bleak conditions half a dozen stalwarts attended and by kick off were well distributed around the Loch, attempting to find a position from where they could cast a line. There were fish about particularly near the burn mouths but it was heavy going. Alas the expected reduction in wind didn’t really happen and as the light faded the Loch retained it’s rough conditions. A total of four members returned fish to be weighed in.
Lee Lindop 9 fish for 9lbs 14.7 oz
Duncan MacGillivray 2 fish for 3lbs 3.4 oz
Colin Brown 1 fish for 14.5oz
Ron Ganley 1 fish for 6.2 oz Well done to all members who made an appearance on a difficult evening for fishing and once again to Lee for his winning bag. The next event at Loch Tarsan is Heat 3 of the MacKenzie Competition and takes place this coming Saturday 25 th June from 12 till 6 pm. Hopefully we will have better conditions and another good turnout of members. Tight lines! Duncan MacGillivray (Loch Tarsan, Convener)
This article highlights the precarious state of our wild salmon and sea trout stocks in Scotland. It is essential that responsible anglers continue to carefully return fish and help look after our club rivers and waters.
Well done to all who fished the most recent Tarsan Competition! It was a decent day that started with near perfect conditions- dull with a westerly wind. As the day wore on the wind dropped and became more variable accompanied with periods of bright sunshine. Several intrepid ( and fit!) anglers fished the top of the dog leg with this area providing the best sport on the day. All in all an enjoyable day for anglers with a reasonable turn out. Well done to the two top bags returned by Lee and Graeme. They covered a lot of ground and got the rewards for their endeavours. Hope to see you all at the next Heat on 25 th of June and don’t forget the evening Moth Competition on the 17 th of June. Duncan MacGillivray (Convener, Loch Tarsan)
Graeme Henry sent this in, he said ….. “4 of my 8 fish that I caught during the 1st Tarsan Comp. I caught them on the one cast. Couldn’t believe it. 1st time in nearly 40 years fishing and I doubt I’ll do it again”
Ron Ganley – 1 fish for 1lb 0.5 ozs Keith Mackenzie – 1 fish for 1lb 3.1 ozs David Munroe – 1 fish for 1lb 11.6 ozs Lee Lindop – 5 fish for 5lbs 5 ozs Colin Brown – 6 fish for 6lbs 9.1ozs Graeme Henry – 8 fish for 7lbs 4.2 ozs (Graeme also weighed in the heaviest fish at 1 lb 14.7 ozs)
It was a hard days fishing, as the weather was as predicted, bright sun and a cold wind from N.W
Graeme Henry found these photos on his phone taken up Dunoon Reservoir in August 2020. The two hefty rainbows are 6lb 4oz and 6lb 8oz. A nice warm day by the looks of it, accompanied by his dad Tom. These days will soon return, we hope ! … Thanks for sharing Graeme 👍