Friday 08/10/2021 – Friday 15/10/2021
It wasn’t a week for the fair-weather anglers, but those who braved the wind and rain seen some brilliant sport!
The fish are on the chase, and you don’t have to cast out far to catch, most are being caught right at the sides where the fish are feeding up on fry in the weed beds. The larger specimens are becoming easier to hook, though we are still seeing most escape capture, stronger lines are definitely needed for this time of the year when the takes are more aggressive, and the fish are fighting harder than in previous months.
It was a very wet and miserable day for the second qualifying round of the 2021 Caffrey Cup, in support of Macmillan cancer support. The anglers were soaked to the skin, but it didn’t dampen their spirits, they were there to have a great day, supporting a great cause and a great day was exactly what they had! At half time they enjoyed a delicious lunch and took advantage of the opportunity to dry off around the log burning fire in the BBQ hut. Though the conditions were difficult, a total of 118 fish were caught. The competition so tight again that 1st place came down to the time of first fish caught, and only 9 minutes separated them! The last 2 qualifying places, shared by 6 anglers also came down to the time of first fish! Another truly exciting competition!
FISH OF THE WEEK – This weeks top spot goes to BRIAN MCCLUCKIE with a 9lb rainbow. Well done, Brian!
FLIES OF THE WEEK – This weeks top 3 flies were CORMORANTS, EGGS and BUZZERS .
Other successful flies were Yellow dancers, daiwl bachs, double humpy, suspended buzzers, mop flies, fabs, CDCs, klinkhammers, hares ear, millennium bugs, shammies, smokers, apps, hoppers, black lures, shimmies, pin fry imitations, nano bugs, eggstacy worms, squirmy worms, orange fritz, spiders, daddies, bibio, damsels, cats whiskers, orange dancer, polar bear, Montana nymph, Ally McCoist, pink dancer, tadpole, beetles and snakes.
- BILLY HOEHLE – Safely returned 2 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer and a daiwl bach on a floating line.
- BRIAN SKINNER – Safely returned 10 rainbows caught using suspended buzzers, buzzers and double humpy on a floating line and white eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
- EUAN MEECHAN – Weighed in 4 rainbows for 9.4lb caught using eggs and mop flies fished static under a sight indicator.
- SCOTT RICKSEN – Weighed in 3 rainbows for 7.1lb caught using eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
- REG DAVIDSON – Safely returned 6 rainbows caught using fabs and a CDC buzzer on a floating line.
- GORDON FERGUSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a klinkhammer on a floating line.
- LARRY FINDLAY – Weighed in 1 fish for 3lb caught using gold head hares ear on a floating line.
- TOBY ROUGHTON – Safely returned 13 rainbows caught using a yellow fab and cormorants on a floating line.
- ROBERT COCHRANE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a buzzer on a floating line.
- ROSS COCHRANE – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using buzzers, millennium bugs and a yellow dancer on a floating line.
- IAN DON – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
- COKER WILSON – Safely returned 5 rainbows caught using buzzers on a floating line.
- WILLIAM WILSON – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using buzzers on a floating line.
- BARRY PRENTISE – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer and orange fritz on a floating line and a squirmy worm fished static under a sight indicator.
- JUSTIN PRENTICE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a yellow dancer on a floating line.
- GEOFF APPLETON – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using spiders and a daddy on a floating line.
- BRIAN MCCLUCKIE – Safely returned 1 9lb rainbow caught using a yellow apps on a floating line.
- JIM ANDERSON – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a yellow dancer, cormorant, bibio and daddy on a floating line.
- JIM LIDDLE – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a cormorant on a floating line.
- RUSSELL BRENNAN – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.5lb caught using a yellow foam daddy and a damsel on a floating line.
- MICK CASSEDY – Safely returned 1 rainbow caught using a cats whisker on a floating line.
- NEIL WESTON – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.7lb and safely returned 2 including an 8lb rainbow caught using an orange dancer, smoker, and a polar bear.
- COLIN SHARPE – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using fabs on a floating line and eggs fished static under a sight indicator.
- CALLUM SHARPE – Safely returned 9 rainbows caught using an Ally McCoist and an orange apps on a floating line and an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
- GORDON MCVICAR – Safely returned 4 rainbows caught using a cats whisker and pink dancer on a floating line.
- ROBERT GRANGER – Safely returned 3 including a 7lb rainbow caught using a klinkhammer on a floating line and an orange egg fished static under a sight indicator.
- JIM WATSON – Weighed in 2 rainbows for 4.9lb and safely returned 6 rainbows caught using stalking bugs, a green Montana nymph and a tadpole all on a floating line.
- RODDY FINNIE – Weighed in 1 rainbow for 3lb and safely returned 1 7.5lb rainbow caught using a beetle on a floating line.
- IAN BAILLEY – Safely returned 7 rainbows caught using a green & white snake on a floating line.
- DEREK RUSSELL – Safely returned 12 rainbows caught using millennium bugs and a daddy on a floating line.
- SANDY KIRKWOOD – Safely returned 3 rainbows caught using a damsel on a floating line.
- FRANK BRADLEY – Safely returned 1 4lb tiger trout caught using a yellow damsel on a floating line.
- GORDON COLLEY – Safely returned a 4lb tiger caught using a white sake on a floating line.
- JAMES BAXTER – Safely returned 2 rainbows and 2 blues caught using a daddy on a floating line.
2ND QUALIFYING ROUND FOR THE 2021 CAFFREY CUP IN SUPPORT OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT.
1st – ROBERT PATON – 14 fish caught using eggs, buzzers and fabs.
2nd – KEVIN JENKINGSON – 14 fish caught using olive apps and eggs.
3rd – ROSS COCHRANE – 11 fish using fabs, cormorants and eggs.
4th – STEVEN MCGOWAN – 10 fish including 1 9lb bow using nano bugs, eggstacy worms and cormorants.
5th – HENRY MACKIE – 9 fish using daiwl bachs and shimmies.
6th – GRAEMME KEIIR – 9 fish using shammies and cormorants.
7th – DECLAN WINTERS – 9 fish using eggs, shammies, smokers and cormorants.
8th – DAVID EADIE – 8 fish using cormorants and apps.
9th – ALAN SMITH – 7 fish using hoppers, cormorants, and an EGG.
10th – MICHAEL MCKENNA – 3 fish including a tiger using fabs and buzzers.
11th – ROBERT GRANGER – 3 fish using a klinkhammer and eggs.
12th – ROBERT BOYLE – 3 fish using cormorants, suspended buzzer, and an egg.
13th – STEVIE VANCE – 3 fish using eggs and a pinfry imitation.
14th – GEORGE BROWNLEE – 3 fish using eggs and a yellow dancer.
15th – ALLY MCMAHON – 3 fish using shimmies.
16th – BRIAN MCGREGGOR – 2 fish using eggs and a black lure.
17TH – BRIAN DEMPSEY – 2 fish caught using daiwl bachs and a cormorant.
18th – ROBIN LAMBERT – 2 fish using cormorants.
19th – JIMMY MARSHALL – 2 fish using eggs and buzzers
20th – GRAEMME HEATLIE – 1 fish.
21st – ALISTAIR CROMBIE – The fish wouldn’t stay on….GET REVENGE!
A massive well done to all of the participants, thank you for supporting MacMillan Cancer Support!
- FLY FISHING ONLY
- NO LITTERING. ALL RUBBISH, CIGARETTE ENDS AND USED LINES MUST GO IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
- BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS
- EVERY TICKET ENTITLES ANGLERS TO FISH ONLY 1 ROD AT A TIME
- NO SET LINES
- NO BOOBIES, DOUBLE HOOK SNAKES OR SPIN FLIES
- A MAXIMUM OF 3 FLIES TO BE FISHED AT 1 TIME
- NO LURES FISHED STATIC UNDER A SIGHT INDICATOR
- NO SPLIT SHOTS OR WEIGHTS
- GROUND BAITING, THE USE OF BAITS AND SCENTED DIPS ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN
- ALL FISH OVER 8LB, TIGERS AND BROWNS MUST GO BACK, UNLESS IN POOR CONDITION. THE DECISION TO KILL THESE FISH MUST ONLY BE MADE BY THE BAILLIFF
- BAG LIMITS ARE ACHIEVED FROM THE FIRST FISH CAUGHT, NO SELECTIVE KILLING. FISH MUST BE KILLED IMMEDIATELY AND SHOULD NEVER BE KEPT ALIVE IN KEEP NETS UNTIL THE END OF THE SESSION.
- ALL RETURNS MUST BE RECORDED WITH THE BAILLIFF BEFORE DEPATURE, EVEN IF IT’S A BLANK.
- ANGLERS MUST NOT AID OTHERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR BAG LIMITS
- CATCH AND RELEASE ANGLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO KILL FISH, KILL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE FISHING.
- WHEN FISHING CATCH AND RELEASE THE FISH MUST BE KEPT IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES.
- IF ANGLERS FIND THEMSELVES ON A HOT SPOT, PLEASE MOVE ON AFTER 5 FISH
- THE BAILLIFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PERFORM BAG CHECKS
ANYONE FOUND TO BE IN BREACH OF THESE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED AND NO RETURN VISITS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
SAFE CATCH AND RELEASE PROCEDURE
- Only use single, barbless hooks. Strictly no multiple hook snakes, double or treble hooks. Not just for catch and release but for kill tickets too.
- Due to the size and strength of our fish we ask that ALL anglers use a minimum of 8lb line, this is to reduce the number of fish being lost and over played.
- Bring the fish to the net as quickly as possible. Over playing a fish causes stress and exhaustion and decreases the chance of survival.
- Unhook the fish as quickly as possible, keep the fish in the water. Never bring the fish onto the banking or podiums as this removes the protective slime, increasing the chances of infections and diseases.
- If you have to handle the fish do so with wet hands, never with gloves on, this avoids removing the protective slime.
- If the hook is too deep to be removed, cut the line as close to the hook as possible.
- Avoid squeezing the fish as this can cause damage to internal organs.
- Take time to recover the fish, be patient as this can take some time especially in warmer weather. Support it gently until the fish is strong enough to swim away from you.
If you are struggling to recover a fish please call the bailiff for assistance, the decision to kill any fish whilst on catch and release must only be made by the bailiff.
Thank you to all of the anglers this week, we look forward to seeing you again!
TIGHT LINES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD!