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News & Results 2021
Competition Winner Keith MacDonald centre with 2nd place Neil Carmichael right & 3rd place Willie Leask left!!
1st Club Championship Glenastle Lochs 24/4/21
A good turnout of sixteen anglers arrived @ Glenastle Lochs to take part in the first club championship of the season hoping to get of to a good start in there quest to be the champion angler of the season.As the 1pm start time was nearing of the anglers went to get to there starting point,with the anglers spread evenly between both loch some anglers were catching and some were not so it would prove to be a difficult day for a majority of anglers.As the hooter sounded @ the 5pm finishing time anglers made there way back to get there catches weighed and to find out who had claimed victory!!
1st Keith MacDonald 10 Fish 1lb 13.4oz
2nd Neil Carmichael 3 Fish 10.6oz
3rd Willie Leask 2 Fish 10.4oz
Tom Dunn Jr 6.6oz
Total Fish Caught
Number Off Rods
Ardbeg Cast Off Prizes!!
Ronnie Mitchells 1lb 2.6oz Trout Congratulations Ronnie!!
Ardbeg Cast Off winner and Heaviest Fish winner Ronnie Mitchell with runner up Calum McAffer and secretary Davie Hastie!!
Ardbeg Cast Off Cup Kinnabus Loch 10/4/21
On a cold and windy day fifteen anglers braved the elements arrived at Kinnabus Loch to compete in the the first club competition of the season.As the starting time approached of the anglers went to take up there starting point hoping to get of the season to a good start,but as the afternoon went on it was clear that it was going to be a tough days fishing for all anglers as there were no sign of fish being keen to come to the anglers fly though word was getting round the loch that one angler had landed a lovely fish early on, as the 5pm finishing time was approaching all anglers made ther way back to the club hut for a well deserved dram "If there was any left" and to find out who had won the spoils, The club would like to thank once again Jackie and Ardbeg distillery for there continuing support and prizes for this competition very much appreciated.The club members would like to thank once again our club secretary Davie Hastie for all his hard work for the club and taking the the weights for the competition!!
1st Ronnie Mitchell 1 Fish 1lb 2.6oz
2nd Calum MacAffer 1 Fish 7.6 oz
Ronnie Mitchell 1lb 2.6oz
Number Of Rods
Total Fish Caught
2020 Club Championship Winner Donny Holyoake right,Neil Carmichael Heaviest Fish of the Season Winner left!!
Club Secretary Davie Hastie with Ted Buurkenshaw Trophy & Laphroaig Prizes!!
Ted Burkenshaw Memorial Kinnabus Loch 26/9/20
Ten anglers arrived @ Kinnabus Loch to compete in the final competition of the season hoping to end the season on a high note and end the season with a good bag of fish, but as it has been all season Kinnabus Loch was not wanting to give it's fish up easy and once again as it has been happening all season this was the same once again as anglers were finding the loch tough to give up it's fish,with all anglers fishing hard it was still to no avail as the trout must have gone to sleep for the season.As the hooter went to end the competition anglers made there way back to the club house to find out who had one the spoils.the club would like to thank Laphroaig Distillary for the prizes and Nigel MacTaggart for collecting them,the club would also say a big thankyou to our club secretary Davie Hastie for all his hard work taking the weights etc @ the competitions and Ronnie Mitchell for the lovely dram of AR DEOCH thats was very welcome by all anglers that took part on the day,just a foot not hope Willies back will be on the mend soon he left early not knowing he had won the competition and also the heaviest fish prize,and also congratulations to Donny Holyoake 2020 Club Champion!!
1st Willie Leask 3 Fish 1lb 5.2oz
2nd Calum MacAffer 2 Fish 12.8oz
3rd Neil Carmichael 2 Fish 11.4oz
Willie Leask 9.2oz
Total Fish Caught
Number of Rods
Gilbert McCalman Memorial Sheild Kinnabus Loch 12/9/20
Niall Colthart left presenting winner Donny Holyoake with the Gilbert McCalman sheild with Davy Hastie left!! "Oh and Nigel comtemplating what might have been"
On a cold wet day nine anglers arrived @ Kinnabus Loch to compete for the above competition memory of one of the clubs great characters hoping to add there name to the winners sheild,it was great to see Niall Colthard and his son Struan taking part also.As the hooter sounded @ 1pm start time anglers start fishing with there one fly instead of the usual 3 fly cast normaly used in competition.As the afternoon unfolded some anglers were doing better than others as conditions became more difficult as the afternoon went on,when the hooter sounded @ the 5pm finishing time the anglers madether way back to the club hut to find out who had done enough to claim the winners prize.The club would like to thank Niall Colthart and his son Struan for coming down to compete in the competition and thanks must also got to Niall for providing a nice bottle of the gold stuff for the winner and presenting the prizes!!
1st Donny Holyoake 12 Fish 4lb 6.8oz
2nd Willie Leask 6 Fish 2lb 0.2oz
3rd Keith MacDonald 3 Fish 11.8oz
Donny Holyoake 8.4oz
Total Fish Caught
Number of Rods
Memorial Rose Bowl winner Willie Leask left with Davie Hastie!!
Memorial Rose Bowl Kinnabus Loch 5/9/20
Ten anglers arrived @ Kinnabus Loch to compete in the above competition fished in memory of passed members of the club.As the 4pm start time arrived anglers started fishing hoping to have a good bag off fish to put on the scales @ the end of the evening,as the session moved on some anglers were fairing better than others with some nice fish being landed.As the 8pm finishing time arrived anglers made there way back to find out who was top rod and competition winner!!
1st Willie Leask 14 Fish 4lb 13.2oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 11 Fish 3lb 15.8oz
3rd Ronnie Mitchell 7 Fish 2lb 9.2oz
Nigel MacTaggart 12.4oz
Number off Rods
3rd Club Championship winner Willie Leask left with club secretary Davie Hastie right!!
3rd Club Championship Kinnabus Loch 29/8/20
Nine angler arrive @ Kinnabus Loch to compete in the 3rd championship competition hoping to add to there total fish count for the season so far. As fishing got under way anglers were spread all over the loch with some anglers catching early on so it looked like a good amount of fish were going to be caught through out the afternoon,with the 5pm finishing time getting close anglers were fishing hard to try and add to there bag in hope to have a good catch to put on the scales @ the end of competition.As the 5pm finishing time arrived anglers made there way to the club hut to see who had done enough to claim the spoils!!
1st Willie Leask 9 Fish 3lb 2oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 7 Fish 2lb 2oz
3rd Nigel MacTaggart 6 Fish 2lb 0.6oz
Iain Farrel 12.8oz
Number of Rods
Hugh Campbell Memorial winner Jim Hairstans with his winners trophy!!
Elaine Campbell presenting competition winner Jim Hairstans with his bottle of liquid gold. Congratulations Jim enjoy!!
Hugh Campbell Memorial Glenastle Lochs 22/8/20
On a bright sunny day eight anglers arrived @ Glenastle Lochs to compete in the above competition in memory of one off the clubs founder members.With the 1pm start approaching the anglers headed down to the lochs hoping to get off to a good start.With fish getting landed early on the signs were good for a good days fishing but as the afternoon went on anglers were finding the fish had seem to go of the boil,as the 5pm finishing time was nearing anglers started making there way back to the fishing hut hoping they had done enough to claim the winners prize!!
1st Jim Hairstans 5 Fish 3lb 1.2oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 8 Fish 2lb 1.4oz
3rd Nigel MacTaggart 4 Fish 1lb 7.8oz
Jim Hairstans 1lb 1.2oz
Total Fish Caught
Number of rods
Coillabus Quaich Loch Kinnabus 15/8/20
Club secretary Davie Hastie presenting competition winner Gordon Dunbar with his winners trophy and the golden liquid and fellow team members for Mentieth 2021!!
With the sun blazing down on the loch ten anglers arrived to compete @ Kinnabus loch hoping to make the the top four on the day to represent the club @ THE Scottish Club Championship on The Lake of Minteith 2021.With condition not looking good for a good days fishing anglers fished the four hour session hard hoping they had done enough when the 5pm finishing time arrived and it was off to the club hut to find out who the four anglers were that had done enough to make the team!!
1st Gordon Dunbar 7 Fish 2lb 12.4oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 7 Fish 2lb 0.8oz
3rd Ronnie Mtchell 4 Fish 1lb 10oz
4th Iain Farrel 4 Fish 1lb 7.2oz
Total Fish Caught
Number off Rods
Donny Holyoake 10.4oz
Heaviest Fish caught @ 2nd Club Championship 1lb 2oz taken on a Shaddow Muddled UV Snatcher!!
Competition winner Nigel MacTggart centre with Heaviest Fish winner Neil Carmichael right and Club Secretary Davie Hastie left!!
2nd Club Championship Kinnabus Loch 8/8/20
On a bright sunny day only six anglers arrived @ Kinnabus Loch to compete in the 2nd competition to count towards finding the champion angler of the year this was due to the fact that some members had golf commitments and were not able to attend.With it being a pegged event anglers drew there starting pegs hoping to get of to a good start,with conditions not looking good on the loch the anglers were surprised though as some nice trout were being landed during the session,as the 6pm finishing time arrived the anglers made there way back to the club hut for the weights and results to be annouced!!
1st Nigel MacTaggart 13 Fish 5lb 15.8oz
2nd Neil Carmichael 10 Fish 4lb 12.4oz
3rd Ronnie Mitchell 7 Fish 2lb 11.6oz
Neil Carmichael 1lb 2oz
Total Fish Caught
Number of Rods
1st Club Championship Glenastle lochs 1/8/20
Competition Winner & Heaviest Fish Winner Donny Holyoake being presented with his winnings with Nigel MacTaggart!!
Ten anglers arrived @ Glenastle Lochs to compete in the first competition of the season that counts towards finding the champion angler of the year.With the 1pm start time reached the anglers started casting hoping Glensatle would be kind to them and give it's fish up with out to much of a struggle,but as no surprise to the anglers Glenastle has it has been for the last few years had other ideas and fish were hard to tempt to the angler flies but i must mention as i right this post i was gutted my self as i lost a cracking fish just as i was about to net it but nothing new there.As the 5pm finishing time arrived the anglers made there way back to the club hut for the weights to be taken and the winner to be anounced!!
1st Donny Holyoake 10 Fish 3lb 5.6oz
2nd Ronnie Mitchell 8 Fish 2lb 2.2oz
3rd Keith MacDonald 8 Fish 2lb 0.2oz
Donny Holyoake 10.2oz
Total Fish Caught
No off Rods
Ardbeg Cast off Cup Kinnabus Loch 25/7/20
Competition & Heaviest fish Winner Donny Holyoake with Davie Hastie!!
Ten anglers arrived at Kinnabus Loch to compete for the above competition hoping to add there name to the ever growing past winners list on the cup.As the 1pm start time was nearing off the anglers went in search off the best point to start and hoping to hook some trout early doors,but as the afternoon went on all anglers were finding the fish were not keen to come to there flies though word was spreading through the anglers that Donny Holyoake and landed a nice fish what gave the the rest a bit more encouragement to keep going in hope of landing a decent bag of fish. With the 5pm finishing time nearing anglers made there way back for the weights and results to be anounced.The club would like to thank Ardbeg Distillery for there continued support and the prizes for this competition....Also reminder to all members the competition on 1/8/20 will take place on Glenastle Lochs not Kinnabus Loch as stated on the competition dates page!!
1st Donny Holyoake 5 Fish 2lb 7oz
2nd Willie Leask 7 Fish 2lb 0.8oz
3rd Ronnie Mitchell 6 Fish 1lb 12.4oz
Donny Holyoake 15oz
No off Rods
Total Fish Caught
Diageo Pairs School Lochs 18/7/20
Davie, Nigel,Calum Enjoying the craic!!
Diageo Pairs Winners Donnie Holyoake/Iain Farrel with Ronnie Mitchell
With to go head given ten anglers arrived @ the school lochs car park to compete in the first competion of the season hoping to to start there season being it a bit later than usual to a good start, under the capable hands of Davie Hastie the pairs were drawn and the anglers head of with the choice of two lochs to fish, with the angler spread out between the th two lochs. As the afternoon unfolded some anglers were doing better than others as one one of the anglers unfortunately broke his rod,with the 5pm finish getting close the anglers started making there way back to the car park for the weigh in and a well deserved dram. The club would like to thank Diageo for there continuing support for this competition and Ronnie Mitchell for sourcing the prizes!!
1st Donnie Holyoake/Iain Farrel 25 Fish 4lb 14oz
2nd Calum MacAffer/Tom Dunn Jnr 12 Fish 2lb 8.8 oz
3rd Keith MacDonald/Davie Hastie 12 Fish 2lb 2 oz
Keith MacDonald 9.8oz
Total Fish Caught
Two nice trout caught by Ronnie Mitchell 1st Loch Glenastle 4/7/20.
Afternoon fishing on Glenastle lochs 13/6/20
A nice catch caught by Willie Leask Glenastle 13/6/20
Close up of 1lb 4oz Trout caught by Nigel MacTaggart!
Nigel MacTggart with a 1lb 4oz trout from lower Glenastle Loch
Ted Burkenshaw Memorial Kinnabus Loch 21/9/19
L/R Ronnie Mitchell, Donny Holyoake, Nigel MacTaggart.
On a cold blustry day nine anglers braved the conditions to take part in the final competition of the season hoping to finish the season of with a win. With this being a pegged competition anglers gathered in the club hut to pick there starting peg all hoping for one of the better pegs on the loch, with pegs picked of the anglers went to there starting point. As the afternoon went on all anglers were finding the conditions hard going so it was a welcome relief when the 6pm finishing time arrived and it was of the the hut for the weights and fish counts to be taken. The club would like to thank Laphroaig Distillery for there continuing support of this competition and Nigel MacTaggart for collecting the prizes.
1st Donny Holyoake 11 Fish 3lb 1.8oz
2nd Nigel MacTaggart 10 Fish 3lb 0.8oz
3rd Ronnie Mitchell 9 Fish 2lb 15.4oz
Ronnie Mitchell 9oz
Total Fish Caught
Number of Rods
Gilbert McCalman Sheild Kinnabus loch 14/9/19
Anglers who took part in the competition
L/R Neil Carmichael, Cathrine McNab, Donny Holyoake.
On windy day ten anglers arrived at kinnabus Loch to fish for the shield to remember a great character and long standing member of the club.Just for a change it was decided that all anglers would fish with one flie instead of a three flie cast used in competition.As the afternoon went on all anglers taking part were catching fish a fitting tribute to Gilbert who would have been proud that members were taking part in a shield in his honour and also it was great to see Cathrine McNab there all though she never took part but enjoyed the day as much as the anglers did, A big thankyou must go to Davie Hastie for all his organisation for this day!!
1st Donny Holyoake 26 Fish 7lb 11.2oz
2nd Ronnie Mitchell 21 Fish 7lb 0.4oz
3rd Willie Leask 11 Fish 3lb 4.2oz
Neil Carmichael 12.6oz
Number of Rods
L/R Davie Hastie,Keith MacDonald,Donny Holyoake.
3rd Club Championship Kinnabus Loch 31/8/19
Eight anglers braved the conditions to attend the 3rd club championship competition of the season hoping to add to there total catch for the season. As the afternoon went on some anglers were catching while others were finding the going tough with parts of the loch giving it's trout up easy while other parts did not. When the 8pm finishing time arrived the anglers started make there way back to the club hut in hope that there catch was in with a chance of claiming the best bag or heaviest fish prizes.As the weights were being taken and the the anglers fish counted it was clear that two anglers were well again of the rest and it was going to be a close call as who ws going to take the spoils for the best bag.With weights taken and fish counted Donny Holyoake was anounced the winner with Keith MacDonald comimg a very close secon.Thanks again must be said to Davie Hastie for doing a grand job off taking the weights and anouncing the prize winners.
1st Donny Holyoake 19 Fish 6lb 13.8oz
2nd Keith MacDonald 19 Fish 6lb 9.2oz
3rd Ronnie Mitchell 6 Fish 1lb 13oz
Keith MacDonald 9.6oz
Kinnabus Quaich winner Donny Holyoake right being presented with the Quaich from Nigel MacTaggart!!
Kinnabus Quaich Kinnabus Loch 24/08/19
Eleven angler arrived at Kinnabus Loch to compete for the chance to represend the club at the menteith championship in 2020, with condition looking good and weather fair hopes were high for a good days fishing and this was proved right as all the anglers caught fish by the end of the 4 hour session!
1st Donny Holyoake 25 Fish 8lb 14.8oz
2nd Willie Leask 17 Fish 5lb 9.2oz
3rd Ronnie Mitchell 14 Fish 4lb 3.4oz
Donny Holyoake 13.4oz
No of Rods 11
Total Fish caught 124
2nd Club Championship Kinnabus Loch 3/8/19
Winner Donny Holyoake centre with Ronnie Mitchell & Jim MacDougall heaviest fish winners!!
A warm day greeted 13 anglers who competed in the 2nd club championship of the season, with it being a pegged event anglers drew there starting peg in hope of getting a good spot to start there day. As the 1pm start was getting near of the anglers went to get ready for the afternoon ahead. With anglers spread right round the loch the wind started to increase as the afternoon went on but fish were getting caught so a few of the anglers were thinking they would be in with a chance when the results were added up at the end of the session!!
1st Donny Holyoake 11 Fish 4lb 0.8oz
2nd Willie Leask 9 Fish 3lb
3rd Keith MacDonald 8 Fish 2lb 5.6oz
1st Equal Ronnie Mitchell & Jim MacDougall 8.6oz
No of Rods 13
Total Fish Caught 72
Diageo Pairs Winners Calum MacAffer/Neil Carmichael with Andrew Mitchell Centre Heaviest Fish Winner!!
Diageo Pairs School Lochs 13/7/19
On a nice afternoon 8 anglers arrived to compete for the Diageo Pairs competition in hope of lifting the new trophy donated by Diageo,with the draw made each pair headed of to the lochs hoping for a good days fishing, with the two lochs to pick from as the afternoon unfolded the first loch seemed to be the best loch for producing the most fish as word was coming from the far away loch that fish were not being attracted to to the anglers flies, as the 5pm finishing time was nearing anglers started the hike across the field to get there catches weighed and counted!!
1st Calum MacAffer/Neil Carmichael 36 Fish 7lb 8oz
2nd Andrew Mitchell/David Hastie 22 Fish 4lb 1.8oz
3rd Ronnie Mitchell/Martin MacNamara 11 Fish 2lb 3.2oz
Andrew Mitchell 8.2oz
Number of Rods 8
Total Fish Caught 69
Winner Keith holding the Rose Bowl with everyone who took part in the competition!!
Memorial Rose Bowl Kinnabus Loch 6/7/19
Twelve anglers arrived at Kinnabus loch to compete in the competition named in honour of past members who are no longer with us. As the 1pm start arrived anglers made ther first cast in hope of making a good start to the four hour session but as the afternoon went on it was clear the fish were hard to catch and it was going to be a tough days fishing.As the 5pm finishing time was nearing anglers could smell the burgers and sausages cooking on the BBQ at the club house in the good hands of Tom Dunn and anglers were were grateful to Tom for his great skills at the BBQ. After some fine dining the results were anounced with Keith MacDonald as the the top rod of the day and Nigel MacTaggart taking the heaviest fish prize with a fine trout!
1st Keith MacDonald 10 Fish 3lb 8.2oz
2nd Donnie McNicol 7 Fish 2lb 1.4oz
3rd Nigel MacTaggart 4 Fish 2lb
Nigel MacTaggart 15.6oz
Total Fish Caught
Number of rods
Hugh Campbell Memorial Glenastle Lochs 15/6/2019
Competition Winner Keith with heaviest fish winner Neil Carmichael.
Nine anglers arrived at Glenastle Lochs to take part in the Hugh Campbell Memorial Competition in hope off catching a good bag of fish and claiming the spoils.With conditions looking not to bad anglers headed off to find there starting point ready for the 1pm start time,as the first hour past it was looking like Glenastle was once again was not going to give up it's trout very easy and this was proved right as the afternoon went on with all anglers finding the trout were not to keen on coming to there flies.Meanwhile laugh of the day was Neil Carmichael trying to land a nice trout along with a fair bit of weed attached to his cast. After a struggle he managed to land the trout along with the weed and it must be said that Calum MacAffer who was fishing along side was heard using some choice words for Neil "Land the ....in thing" all in jest i must say. With the 5pm time nearing anglers started heading to the club house for the catches to be weighed and results anounced!!
1st Keith MacDonald 8 Fish 1lb 12.6oz
2nd Calum MacAffer 4 Fish 1lb 8.6oz
3rd Donnie Holyoake 6 Fish 1lb 6.2oz
Neil Carmichael 10.4oz
Number of rods 9
Total Fish Caught 28
1st Club Championship Glenastle Lochs 20/4/2019
Winner Keith MacDonald left receiving is prize from Nigel MacTaggart.
On a day that looked like a good day for fishing nine anglers arrived at Glenastle Lochs to compete in the first club competition of the season.With time nearing the 1pm start time of the anglers went to find there starting point in the hope they would be in with a shout at the 5pm finishing time.With anglers spread out between the two lochs fish were taking the flies early on with the bottom loch being the most productive.However one angler was finding the going tough and left early lol.With the 5pm finishing time nearing anglers started making there way back to the club house for the weigh in and a nice dram out of the winners bottle!!
1st Keith MacDonald 14 Fish 2lb 10.6oz
2nd Ronnie Mitchell 14 Fish 2lb 8.4oz
3rd Jim MacDougall 8 Fish 2lb 3.8oz
Jim MacDougall 11.8oz
Number of Rods
Total Fish Caught
Ardbeg Cast off Cup Kinnabus Loch 16/3/2019
Winners Calum MacAffer and Nigel MacTaggart with the winners trophy and Ardbeg Whisky!
Strong winds and rain was what welcomed six brave anglers who arrived to compete in the first club competition of the season,as the 1pm start time was nearing of the anglers went to find the spot they hoped would tempt the trout to there flies. As the afternoon went on it was clear that any trout caught in the difficult conditions was going to be in with a chance for the anglers who managed to tempt them to there flies As the 5pm finishing time was nearing it was clear that not a lot of trout were being landed and this was proved right at the end when weights and totals were anounced.Once again the club would like to thank Jackie and Ardbeg Distillery for there continued support of this competition.
1st Equal Calum MacAffer
1st Equal Nigel MacTaggart
2nd Ronnie Mitchell
1st Equal Calum MacAffer 7.6oz
1st Equal Nigel MacTaggart 7.6oz
Number of Rods
News & Results 2018
Ted Burkenshaw winner Calum MacAffer right with Bill Barclay presenting the trophy and Prizes!!
Ted Burkenshaw Memorial Kinnabus Loch 22/9/18
A cold day was what greeted eight brave anglers who arrived at Kinnabus Loch to compete in the final competition of the season hoping to increase there total weight in the race to be club champion for the year.This being a pegged event each angler dipped in to the glass hoping to get one of the better pegs and the chance to get of to a good start,with pegs picked each angler head of to there starting peg ready for the 1pm start time with anglers spreaded all round the loch it looked like it was going to be a hard days fishing but Calum MacAffer was finding the fishing easy as at the 6pm finishing time with weights and fish counts added up he was announced the winner and just to make the day even better for him he also to the heaviest fish prize with a nice trout of 9.8oz.
1st Calum MacAffer 21 Fish 6lb 3.6oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 18 Fish 4lb 15oz
3rd Donnie McNicol 16 Fish 4lb 3.8oz
Heaviest Fish Calum MacAffer 9.8oz
Total Fish Caught 86
Number of Rods 8
3rd Club Championship Kinnabus Loch 1/9/18
Winner Keith receiving his winners prize from Rab Fitzsimons!
Eight anglers arrived at Kinnabus Loch to compete in the 3rd championship competition of the season hoping to add to there weight in the race to be champion angler of the year,with condition looking tough calm water and no wind it was going to be a hard days fishing but Keith MacDonald proved that fishing was easy as after the fish totals were taken at the end of competition he took the honours with a nice bag off fish with Callum MacAffer taking the heaviest fish prize with a nice trout of 9.20oz.With presentions made winner Keith lost no time in pouring his fellow competitors a nice large dram out of his winners bottle which was gratefuly apprecated by everyone who took part.
1st Keith MacDonald 25 Fish 5lb 12.8oz
2nd Willie Leask 21 Fish 5lb 8.4oz
3rd Donny McNicol 18 Fish 4lb 12.4oz
Heaviest Fish Callum MacAffer 9.2oz
Total Fish Caught 104
Number of Rods 8
Coillabus Quaich Kinnabus Loch 25/8/18
Kinnabus Quaich Winner Keith MacDonald centre with Left Nigel MacTaggart and right Bill Barclay Heaviest Fish Winner.
A good turnout of 11 anglers arrived at Kinnabus loch to compete in what would be a qualifier for the Scottish Club Championship at The Lake of Mentith, with the top 3 anglers of the day going on to compete for P.E.A.C. With signs early on that it was going to be a difficult days fishing trout were hard to catch early on,but has the afternoon went on some anglers were begining to find the right menu to tempt the troot to there casts,as the 5pm finishing time arrived anglers headed back to the club house hoping they had done enough to make the top 3 and make the team, After weights and catches taken Keith MacDonald was announced the winner,P.E.A.C wishes Keith,Nigel and Jim Tight Lines for Monteith next year!!
1st Keith MacDonald 17 Fish 4lb 13.4oz
2nd Nigel MacTaggart 11 Fish 4lb 5.2oz
3rd Jim MacDougall 14 Fish 3lb 12.6oz
Heaviest Fish : Bill Barclay 12.8oz
Total Fish Caught :85
Number of Rods : 11
2nd Club Championship Competition Winner Andrew Mitchell left with Nigel MacTaggart.
2nd Club Championship Kinnabus Loch (Pegged)
Ten anglers arrived at Kinnabus Loch to compete in the first pegged event of the season in hope of landing some good fish and increasing there overall weight in the race to be club champion at the end off the season.
With the start tme nearing it was time for each angler to draw a peg number, with this done each angler headed of to there starting point. With each angler fishing 1 hour 15mins on every peg allocated to them the competition would end at 6pm. As the finishing time was nearing it was clear that some anglers were doing better than others but it would be only finalised after the weights were taken.
A delighted Andrew Mitchell was anounced the winner with Bill Barclay taking the heaviest fish prize with a nice brown trout weighing 11.6oz. With all the fishing gear packed away winner Andrew poured a nice few drams from his winners bottle whitch went down very well with his fellow anglers!
1st Andrew Mitchell 15 Fish 4lb 5.8oz
2nd Willie Leask 13 Fish 3lb 4.8oz
3rd Donnie McNicol 12 Fish 2lb 12.6oz
Heaviest Fish Bill Barclay 11.6oz
Number of Rods 10
Total Fish Caught 68
Diageo Pairs Winners Andrew Mitchell & Donnie McNicol with Ronnie Mitchell left
Diageo Pairs School Lochs 14/07/2018
On a warm sunny day nine anglers arrived at the car park to compete in the Diageo pairs event with the added bonus of knowing that both lochs could be fished. With nine being a odd number the last name drawn out would fish alone with there catch being doubled and the end of the competition, last name drawn was Ronnie Mitchell so Ronnies catch would be doubled at the end of the event. As the 1pm start time approached off the anglers went across the field with most going to the far away loch with the rest settling for a easier time at the first loch. With the waters calm with very little ripple on the lochs it was going to be a tough days fishing or so everyone thought barr Andrew Mitchell who was catching steady all afternoon. As the 5pm finishing time was approaching the anglers started ending back in the hope that they and there fishing partner had done enough to win the competition. A massive thankyou must be given to Diageo for there continuing support of this competition and to Ronnie Mitchell for sourcing the prizes much apprecated by P.E.A.C.
1st Donnie McNicol & Andrew Mitchell 24 Fish 4lb.12.9oz
2nd Bill Barclay & Donny Holyoake 22 Fish 3lb. 8.2
3rd Ronnie Mitchell "Fishing alone catch doubled" 18 Fish 1lb.8.6oz
Heavest Fish Andrew Mitchell 7.4oz
Numbers of Rods 9
Total Fish Caught 67
Winner Neil Carmichael receiving the trophy from Iain Laurie.
Memorial Rose Bowl Kinnabus Loch 7/7/2018
On Bright sunny day 12 anglers arrived on Kinnabus Loch to take part in the competition in memory of past members who are sadly no longer with us. As the 1pm start time aproached of the anglers went to find there starting place in the hope of landind some nice fish. After 4hrs of fishing it was back to the club house for the weigh in, after weights and totals were added up Neil Carmichael was anounced as the winner with Donnie McNicol taking the heaviest fish prize. With presentions to the winner made its was time to relax with a nice dram out off the winners bottle for the anglers. While this was going on Tom Dunn Snr was manning the BBQ cooking the burgers and onions wich was a welcome site to all that took part in the competition and it was not long before everyone was enjoying the fruits of Toms labour at the BBQ!!
1st Neil Carmichael 11 Fish 2lb 15.4oz
2nd Donnie McNicol 7 Fish 2lb 7oz
3rd Equal Donny Holyoake 8 Fish 2lb 3oz
3rd Equal David Taylor 7 Fish 2lb 3oz
Heaviest Fish Donnie McNicol 11oz
Number of Rods 12
Total Fish Caught 55
Hugh Campbell Memorial Winner Donny Holyoake with Iain and Elaine Campbell
Hugh Campbell Memorial Glenastle Lochs 16/6/18
Ten anglers arrived to take part in one of the founder members memorial competition hoping to add there name to list of past winners
As the afternoon went on one man seemed to be catching steady and this proved correct as at the end off a tough 4hrs fishing Donny Holyoake came out as top rod of the day with a nice bag off brown trout. Well done to Donny after 20yrs off trying to win this competition he has finaly got the only trophy he had never won!!
1st Donny Holyoake 12 Fish 4lb 6.0oz
2nd Andrew Mitchell 14 Fish 2lb 2.0oz
3rd Keith MacDonald 4 Fish 12.2oz
Heaviest Fish Donny Holyoake 14.0oz
Number of Rods 10
Total Fish Caught 40
Callum, Keith, Donny and Nigel.
1st Club Campionship Glenastle Lochs 21/4/2018
On a bright breezy day nine anglers arrived hoping the lochs would be more productive than what they have been in the past few seasons. With the 1pm start time getting near of the anglers went to find there spots, as the afternoon went on it was clear that fish were getting caught good news as the past few seasons on Glenastle have been very poor. As 5pm arrived all anglers headed back to have there weights taken and fish counted.
1st Equal Donny Holyoake 6 Fish 1lb 15.4oz
1st Equal Keith MacDonald 8 Fish 1lb 15.4oz
2nd Nigel MacTaggart 4 Fish 1lb 9.0oz
3rd Callum MacAffer 3 Fish 1lb 5.0oz
Donny Holyoake 9.4oz
Total Fish Caught
Number of Rods
Winner of the 2017 Club Championship Donny Holyoake.
Ardbeg Cast Off Cup Kinnabus Loch 17/3/2018
Cast Off Cup Winner Keith MacDonald with Nigel MacTaggart
On a cold blistery day 7 anglers braved the elements to attend the first competition of the season hoping to start there season of in good style,with time nearing the 1pm start time everyone headed of to find what they thought would be the most productive spot. But as the day went on every angler found catching fish was not going to be easy and by the end of the session this was proved right. The club would like to thank Jackie and Ardbeg Distillery for the prizes and there continued support of this Competition.A nice dram was poured by the winner to each of the anglers taking part after the weights were counted and went down very well on a very cold day.
1st Place Keith MacDonald
Keith MacDonald 7.8oz
Orkney trip 23rd June- 30th June 2018
Any member island or mainland wishing to go on the above trip should make there name known the club secretary by 30th March.The trip will be subsidised by the club but members are expected to pay £100 per head towards expenses plus there £30 membership fee.Payment due by 30th April this will allow ferrys etc to be booked well in advance.The entire Birsay Hostel on Orkney has already been booked and paid for.
Lauries of Islay (Spar) 19 Charlotte Street
Port Ellen Islay PA427DF
Tel No 01496302264
2017 News and Results
Ted Burkenshaw Memorial Kinnabus Loch 23/9/17
On a cold windy day 10 anglers arrived to take part in the last club competition of the season a pegged event. With each angler having drawn there starting peg it was of to see it the trout were in a taking mood.
As the afternoon went on the wind got stronger the day became more suitable for surfing rather than fishing on certain areas of the Loch and making some of the pegs difficult to fish.
After 5hrs of tough fishing it was back to the Club House for the weights to be taken and presentions made. With all anglers fish weighed and counted Nigel MacTaggart was anounced the winner with a bag of 32 fish with Donny Holyoake taking the heaviest fish of the day a trout of 8.8oz.
Thanks must go to Laphroaig Distillery for the prizes for this competition and the drams were very welcome on such a cold day!!
1st Nigel MacTaggart 32 Fish for 8lb.11oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 30 Fish for 8lb.4oz
3rd Callum MacAffer 21 Fish for 5lb.9oz
Donny Holyoake 8.8oz
Total Fish Caught 176
Winner Nigel MacTaggart right with Heaviest Fish Winner Donny Holyoake.
3rd Club Championship Kinnabus Loch 2/9/2017
10 Anglers arrived to compete in the only day/night competition of the season on Kinnabus Loch in the hope of catching a good bag of fish and increase their chance of adding weight that totals up to decide The Club Champion.
With angler spread round the loch fishing got underway at 4pm, with strong winds and sunshine throughout the 4 hours proved to be much more fruitful than our last two visits to Kinnabus.
With fish counted, measured and weights taken Donnie McNicol was anounced the winner with a bag of 24 fish to add to his total caught so far in competitions in the race for the champion angler of the year.
Heaviest fish caught on the the day was a 8.04oz trout caught by Neil Carmichael.
After presentations were made winner Donnie cracked open his prize and anglers were grateful for a nice dram to warm up.
1st Donnie McNicol 24 fish for 5lb 10.6oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 22 fish for 5lb 8.2oz
3rd Neil Carmichael 15 fish for 4lb 14oz
Neil Carmichael 8.04oz
Total fish caught 124
Winner Donnie McNicol right with Nigel MacTaggart!!
Coillabus Quaich Kinnabus Loch 19/8/17
On a cold windy day 12 anglers braved the elements to take part in the Coillabus Quaich knowing that the top 4 rods would represent the club at the Club Championship on the Lake of Mentieth in 2018.
With fish not keen on taking to any anglers flies early on it was going to be a tough days fishing and this was proved right as the the day went on, after 4hrs of tough fishing anglers head to the weigh in hoping they had done enough to make the the top 4. After all the weights were taken Keith MacDonald was announced the winner with Bill Barclay having the heaviest fish of the day.
With presentions made winner Keith poured large drams for is fellow anglers!
1st Keith MacDonald 10 Fish for 2lb 12.6oz
2nd Bill Barclay 8 Fish for 2lb 1.8oz
3rd Neil Carmichael 5 Fish for 1lb 11.6oz
4th Donnie McNicol 5 Fish for 1lb 5.4oz
Bill Barclay 11.40z
Total Fish Caught 39
Winner Keith with heaviest fish winner Bill.
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 7 Fish For 1lb 11.4oz
2nd Jim MacDougall 5 Fish For 1lb 9.4oz
3rd Keith MacDonald 4 Fish For 1lb 2oz
Heaviest Fish Bill Barclay 6.2oz
Total Fish caught 32
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 4 Fish For 1lb 3.8oz
2nd Donny Holyoake 6 Fish For 1lb 3.4oz
3rd David Hastie 3 Fish For 14.6oz
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