Archive News From 2016

And now for the good news!

The 2016 season has got off to a flying start with excellent catches from the very first day. A number of overwintered fish of 6lb + have been taken and found to be in top class fighting condition and taking a variety of flies at both Soulseat and Dindinnie. For the hardy angler at Knockquhassen results have also been promising with brown trout showing themselves as well as the rainbows.

Sadly the bad and the ugly now! A walk round Soulseat was spoiled by the amount of litter lying around. There is no excuse for this as most people only leave a small amount which would be easy for the to take home and dispose of correctly. Whilst bottles, cans, and cigarette packets are bad enough it is unforgivable that nylon line is also being discarded as this can be fatal to wildlife. Any member found to be responsible is liable to be disciplined by the Association


Starting the countdown to the marvelous 15th march when hibernating anglers wake up with new hope for the “it was this big” moment , Waters have been restocked a few weeks ago so fish should be well settled and ready! there were some excellent browns and blues in among the rainbows and we are getting a stocking of small brownies this week too.

Now the bad news , the boat at dindinnie has been vandalised in the last few weeks so if any member hears anything please let any committee member know, the boat has now been repaired thanks to john diamond and all others involved and is back on the water ready for use

Living the dream
In memory of our friend Matha, passed away too young. We miss your cheeky grin and cheery chat. “Tight Lines” buddy “Tight Lines”

Double Strike by the Mcleans!!
The Devoy Cup was held at a windy Ochiltree on Sunday 6th June courtesy of Newton Stewart Angling Association and was won by G.McLean who netted 8 fish, the majority of which were safely returned. In 2nd place was T.Loch and 3rd R.Mclean. H Topping failed on this occasion to bother the scorers! The next competition is at Tarbolton on Sunday 13th of June. A fresh stocking of mixed rainbow, brown and blue trout was introduced to Soulseat on 3rd June and this invariably enlivens the existing fish so once again ” Tight Lines ”

Sunday 17th May 2015
The George Cup competition was held at a blustery Knockquhassen reservoir. The conditions did not make for easy fishing but a number of the participants weighed in fish.
In 3rd place was Eric McCune with 1 fish at 2lbs 11oz.
In 2nd (again!) was Hans Topping with 1 fish at 3lbs 3oz.
The winner with 2 fish totaling 5lbs 8oz was Robin McLean.
The next competition is the Devoy Cup to be held at Ochiltree on 7th June.
On a general note all lochs are fishing well with good catches of both rainbow and brown trout with one brownie in excess of 7lbs caught at Soulseat.
Tight Lines!!