The fly tying evenings start on January 12th in the Community Center in Edward St, instruction is given by experienced members, if you have never tied a fly before and have no tools or materials its not a problem as there will be spare vices and equipment there to use. Get to know the popular patterns for local waters, and how to fish them. It’s an informative evening so do come along you will be made most welcome !
The dates for 2017 are January 12th and 26th, February 9th and 23rd, March 9th and 16th . Classes start at 7.30pm, hope to see you there.
The 67th Annual Dinner of Dunoon and District Angling Club was held in the Argyll Hotel on Saturday 26 November and was attended by 43 members and guests. An excellent meal was enjoyed by all, with the speakers being Mike Russell MSP and Sir Jamie McGrigor.
The trophies awarded to their winners on the night were ….
Over 50’s Trophy Jake Chambers
A. Cameron Cup (outings) Bill Rankin
Heaviest fish (outings) Bill Rankin
Loch Eck Trophy Keith MacKenzie
Jimmy Docherty Rover Trophy Bill Rankin
Pittman (heaviest fish) Ron Ganley
MacAulay Tankard Jim McSkimming
Also, following a successful competition earlier in the year, the Thompson Cup was returned to DDAC by Ronnie Stevenson of Dunrod Angling Club.
This years winner of the Jimmy Docherty Rover Challenge Trophy is Bill Rankin .. well done Bill !
It would be nice to see more members enter this competition next year, the rivers and lochs are waiting to be explored, and are not fished as often as they should be. Make a point of visiting different waters in the new season, as wild fishing is what it’s all about !
Members are reminded that fishing permits for Dunoon Reservoir are at half price until the end of February (this applies to members only) Top quality fish are still up there and in good numbers, so make the most of the reduced price ….. and get fishing !
The last sea-trout caught on Loch Eck for 2016 was around the 2lb 4oz mark and safely returned after a quick photo, the lucky angler says there are plenty more left in the loch for next season.
The winner for this year of the Loch Eck Trophy is Keith McKenzie with his 8lb sea-trout, well done Keith ! … The event was rather poorly attended, which is a shame, because fishing for wild trout is what the sport is all about. Maybe next year will get more members fishing, lets hope so 🙂
Plenty fish are getting caught in Loch Eck, this Sea-trout caught by Bill Rankin was about the 1lb 8oz mark and safely returned. Reports of bigger fish jumping, so just goes to show the loch is producing the goods !