New bridge and stile over ditch and fence near top of our water, above Clachan of Glendaruel Road Bridge. Please note creosote is still tacky.
Hats off to those members that turned out for the Over 50’s Competition at Loch Tarsan! On a day that again could have passed as Autumn a handful of anglers were still prepared to fish, despite an increasingly strong westerly that crested the water with white horses and drove at times very heavy rain into their faces. Two anglers chose to use a boat and although they required to come in early due to deteriorating conditions the winning bag was their reward for braving the waves. Well done to Bill Rankin who won the day returning 3 lovely fish including the biggest fish also.
Results were as follows:
No. of fish. Total Weight. Biggest fish.
Bill Rankin. 3. 3lbs10.7oz. 1lbs8.3oz.
Colin Brown. 2. 2lbs8.6oz. 1lbs7.5oz.
Keith Mackenzie. 2. 2lbs3.7oz. 1lbs2oz.
D.F.MacGillivray. 2. 2lbs0.1oz. 1lbs4oz.
Tonight was the last committee meeting for Peter Menzies, long standing club member and committe stalwart for Health & Safety. Peter is off to start a new life South of the border, but he says he will continue to keep his membership running for any future visits to the town. He was presented with a signed card and a gift from President Davy Landsburgh. We wish Peter all the best for the future.
The 3 rd Loch Tarsan Competition for the P.J. MacKenzie Shield took place last Saturday the 25 th June.
Once again conditions were unseasonable and difficult for anglers and the strong SE wind never
abated all day. Only 3 anglers participated with one weighing in fish.
Lee Lindop 4 fish for 3lb, 13.9 oz.
With two Competitions to go the Club Championship still remains undecided. The two remaining
days at Loch Tarsan take place on the 16 th of July and the 13 th of August and are both from 12 till
6pm. We also have the over 50’s Tarsan Competition on Wednesday 6 th July from 10am till 4 pm.
Hopefully the remaining events will be well attended. Tight lines!
Duncan F MacGillivray (Loch Tarsan Convener)
Tarsan Moth Competition 17th June
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.
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.
A new 10″ minimum fish size is now in effect for all our waters and competitions.
Remember only two visits per week on the Loskin. (See club manual)
D.D.A.C. Loch Tarsan Competition Heat 2 7 th May 2022
- Lee Lindop 10 fish 9lbs 12.9oz
- Graeme Henry. 6 fish. 5lbs 14.3oz
- Duncan MacGillivray 4 fish. 4lbs 15.4oz
- Keith McKenzie. 4 fish. 3lbs 13.2oz
- Colin Brown. 3 fish. 3lbs 1.7oz
- David Halliday. 2 fish. 2lbs 12.1oz
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
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