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Season 2017 News & Result
We now have two dates for this years trips to Inver on Jura, firstly the 26th of August and the second trip on the 30th of September, both dates are Saturdays and both are catching the 8.30am ferry from Port Askaig.
I am also putting these dates into the fixture list.
2nd Club Championship 5/8/17
10 Anglers arrived at kinnabus loch to compete in the first pegged event of the season,with pegs drawn it was of in the hope of catching a good bag of fish. After 5hrs of tough fishing everyone headed back to see if they had done enough to claim victory, it soon became clear that there was not a lot of fish caught on a tough day for all 10 anglers as the fish were not keen on taking any flies put in front of them. After all bags were weighed Mr Bill Barclay was anounced the winner, on receiving the winners prize Bill wasted no time in pouring some good drams to the boys after a tough days fishing.
1st Bill Barclay
2nd Jim MacDougall
3rd Keith MacDonald
Heaviest Fish Bill Barclay
Total Fish caught 31
Winner Bill Barclay right with Nigel MacTaggart 5/8/17.
Diageo Pairs School Lochs 15/7/2017
Rain and wind is what faced the 9 anglers who attended the pairs event at the School Lochs.
With fish not being easy to catch on either of the lochs anglers found it more difficult as the day went on, after 4hrs of tough fishing anglers headed back across the field in the hope that they had done enough to take the glory. After reaching the car park and prepairing for the weigh in and looking at each others catches it was going to be close call as to who was going to take prizes.
With catches counted and weighed Neil Carmichael and Callum MacAffer were anounced the winners, 35 fish were caught in total and every angler taking part caught fish on a tough day. Many thanks must go to Diageo for the continuing support of the competition and also club member and Diageo employee Ronnie Mitchell for sourcing the prizes and presenting them to the winners.
1st Neil Carmichael/Callum MacAffer 13 Fish 2lb 8oz
2nd Donny Holyoake/Keith MacDonald 12 Fish 1lb 14.2oz
3rd Iain Farrell/Andrew Mitchell 5 Fish 1lb 1.2oz
Total Fish Caught 35.
Diageo Pairs Winners Neil Carmichael and Callum MacAffer with Ronnie Mitchell holding the winners prizes!!
MEMORIAL ROSE BOWL KINNABUS LOCH 1/7/2017
Kinnabus Loch played host to the Memorial Rose Bowl on a day where the weather was a bit on the breezy side,16 anglers headed out to find there favourite spots hoping to land a good bag of fish.
With all anglers using the same 4 flies supplied by Mr Laurie.(AGM idea where everyone uses same 4 flies)
After 4hrs of tough fishing Donny Holyoake came out as top rod on the day with Donnie McNicol taking the the heaviest fish.
After presentations were made it was burger time washed down with a few drams to finish of a great day!
1st Donny Holyoake 20 Fish 5lb 6oz
2nd Donnie McNicol 9 Fish 3lb 7 oz
3rd Ronnie Mitchell 9 Fish 2lb 11oz
Donnie McNicols 1lb 0.8oz fish below
Winner Donny Holyoake being presented the Memorial Rose Bowl from 2016 winner Gordon "Dod" Dunbar!
Winner Bill Barclay receiving the trophy from Elaine Campbell!
Hugh Campbell Memorial Glenastle Lochs 17/6/2017
On a warm calm day 10 anglers to part in the competition hoping to land some good size fish but found fish very hard to catch with both lochs not giving up there fish with out a struggle,After 4hrs of tough fishing tere were only a total of 28 fish landed!!
1st Bill Barclay
2nd Donny Holyoake
3rd David Hastie
Heaviest Fish Bill Barcley 10.6oz
BOAT HEADS TO GORM
The P.E.A.C boat has been moved to Loch Gorm and is available for hire from Iain Lauries Spar shop, where you can collect the padlock key and life jackets.
If you would like to book the boat Iain will take bookings in advance, payment must be made to secure the date.
This is strictly members only, you may invite non member guests as long as the member is present.
Full Day Boat Permit: £10 per rod
Evening Permit (after 5pm): £5 per rod
1st Club Championship 22/4/17 Glenastle Lochs
14 Anglers attended with 51 fish in total landed on a tough day on both lochs
1st Jim McDougall 12 fish 2lb 5.6oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 10 fish 1lb 11.2oz
3rd Donnie McNicol 4 fish 1lb 7oz
Heaviest Fish Donnie McNicol 9.6oz
Ardbeg Cast Off Cup 18/3/17
The first saturday after opening day is always eagerly anticipated and is now our regular Ardbeg Cast Off Cup date at Kinnabus, 11 keen anglers arrived to somewhat mild conditions compared to previous years and hopes were high, those hopes were increased when Donny hooked a fish very first cast of the surface on a Kate Muddler. All in all it was a very successful day where 54 fish were landed with several more under the 7 inch rule being returned, the mild weather proved to be the difference from the previous years near frostbite conditions!
1st Donnie McNicol 10 fish for 3lb 1oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 9 fish for 2lb 11oz
3rd Nigel McTaggart 7 fish for 1lb 15oz
Heaviest fish Calum MacAffer 9.4oz
2016 Club Champion
Congratulations Keith McDonald.
Coillubus Quaich 20/8/16
On 20/8/16 fourteen anglers arrived a kinnabus loch to compete for the Coillubus Quaich with the extra incentive of knowing that the the top four rods at the end would represent the club at the scottish club championship on the Lake of Menteith in 2017. With anglers spread around the loch fishing got underway at 1:00pm after a four hour session fishing ended at 5:00pm,With catches weighed and counted Jim MacDougall was anounced the winner with a fine bag of 21 fish weighing 5lb 1.6oz, Joining Jim on the team for Monteith next year are, Ronnie Mitchell,Donnie McNicol, and Keith MacDonald, Atotal 121 fish were caught on the day with the heaviest at 8.2oz!!
1st Jim MacDougall 21 fish 5lb 1.6oz
2nd Ronnie Mitchell 14 fish 3lb 12oz
3rd Donnie McNicol 12 fish 3lb 8oz
4th Keith MacDonald 10 fish 4lb 5.4oz
Donny Holyoake/Keith MacDonald 8.2oz
Winner Keith with Donny & McNic!!
2nd Club Championship 6/8/16
Kinnabus Loch was the venue for the second club championship of the season a pegged event, each of the 9 anglers taking part drew their starting peg and off they went hoping for a good start. After 5 hours in tough conditions, Keith MacDonald emerged the winner with 25 fish for a total weight of 6lb 14.4oz.
102 fish were caught on the night, Nigel MacTaggart had the heaviest fish of 8.6oz.
1st Keith MacDonald 25 Fish 6lb 14.4oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 20 Fish 5lb 4.8oz
3rd Donnie McNicol 14 Fish 3lb 8.2oz
Heaviest Fish: Nigel MacTaggart 8.6oz
Diageo Pairs 16/7/16
On a cold wet day 5 anglers braved the elements to take part in the Diageo pairs at the school lochs, with 5 being a odd number one angler would fish on his own and as the draw for the pairings were made young Andrew Mitchell was last out the hat and therefore would have his total weight doubled at the end. After 4 hours of fishing Callum MacAffer & Donny McNicol came out the winners. A big thanks to Diageo for their continued support for this competition.
1st Callum MacAffer/Donny McNicol
2nd Andrew Mitchell
3rd Neil Carmichael/Nigel Mac Taggart
Anglers who took part in the Diageo Pairs.
Callum & Donny being presented with the trophy and prizes from Ronnie Mitchell.
Anglers who competed in the Hugh Campbell Memorial!!
Elaine presenting Nigel with the trophy.
Hugh Campbell Memorial Glenastle Lochs 18/6/16
On a bright and breezy day anglers gathered for a competion in memory of one of our founder members. With fish hard to find one man "Nigel McTaggart" had no problem getting the trout to his flies and at the end of the day a bag of 8 fish was good enough to take 1st prize. A big thank you to Elaine and Iain for donating a bottle and presenting Nigel with the Trophy.
1st Nigel McTaggart
2nd Willie Leask
3rd Jim Hairstads
Heaviest Fish Jim Hairstads 8oz
Willie and Davie wondering what flies to try next at Glenastle 18/6/16
Some more photos from our Belgian friend at Inver in 2001.
The famous Jura Paps
No idea why someone had a pineapple with them !!
Gebe McCalman trying something different.
Neil Carmichael winner on the day.
Donny Holyoake, Gordon Dunbar and Bill Barclay on the Jura ferry.
A nice surprise in my facebook inbox last night were four photos taken by David, a Belgian "passionate hobbyist photographer" as he described himself fifteen years ago when meeting me in the Ardview Inn and accepting my invitation to join us on Jura at Loch Inver for a day with his camera.
David has promised to send me more of the collection and I will post them on here in due course. DH
Inver Loch on Jura, circa 2001
Loch Inver on Jura with Salmon cages in background. circa 2001
1st CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION 23/4/16
On a bitterly cold day 8 anglers attended the 1st Club Championship competition of the season on Glenastle lochs. With fish hard to catch on the top loch it proved at the end of the day that those who fished the bottom loch were the anglers who came out on top. Jim McDougall landing a nice bag to claim victory with Donny Holyoake taking the heaviest fish of 10.4oz. A total off 41 fish were caught on a tough day.
1st Jim McDougall
2nd Donny Holyoake
3rd Calum MacAffer
Heaviest Fish : Donny Holyoake
Donny, Jim and Calum with Glenastle lochs in background.
Donnys 10oz fish and amazingly the size of frog that came out its mouth after he had landed it! (would probably have been a 12oz fish with the frog in its stomach) :-)
ARDBEG CAST OFF CUP 19/3/16
12 Anglers arrived at Kinnabus Loch for the first competion of the season the waters were calm at the start but as the day went on it got bitterly cold and most off the anglers found it tough going to get fish. Andrew Mitchell landed a nice fish early on over 9oz which would prove to be the heaviest fish off the day 3 more fish off over 8 oz were also caught out off a tolal off 22 fish caught on a tough day. After the catches were counted Jim MacDougall was anounced the winner. A big
thankyou to Ardbeg for the brilliant prizes!!
1st Jim MacDougall
2nd Donny Holyoake
3rd Andrew Mitchell
Heaviest Fish : Andrew Mitchell
Donny Holyoake, Jim McDougall and Andrew Mitchell.
A brownie of around 10oz is one of 3 fish caught on opening day at Glenastle by Gavin Campbell, all 3 were taken on the Goats Toe and returned for another day.
GLENASTLE OPENING DAY
Good few hours down on the lochs with Callum MacAffer 8 fish caught all in good condition and safely returned to fight another day!!
Ardbeg Cast Off Cup - W Leask
1st Club Championship - D Holyoake
H Campbell Memorial - C MacAffer
*Memorial Rose Bowl - D Holyoake
Diageo Cup - N McTaggart & D Holyoake
2nd Club Championship - K McDonald
Coillabus Quaich - D Holyoake
3rd Club Championship - D Holyoake
Ted Burkinshaw Memorial - C MacAffer
Club Champion - D Holyoake
*P.E.A.C purchased this beautiful new trophy in memory of all past members.
Ardbeg Cast Off Cup - D Holyoake
1st Club Championship - J McDougall
H Campbell Memorial - T Dunn Jnr
R Grey Memorial BBQ - D Holyoake
Diageo Cup - C MacAffer & A Mitchell
2nd Club Championship - D.McNicol
Coillabus Quaich - D McNicol
3rd Club Championship - C MacAffer
Ted Burkinshaw Memorial - D Holyoake
Club Champion - D Holyoake