Archive News From 2017

The last open competition of the season was held at Dindinnie on
Saturday with thirteen members turning out to try their luck. The
winner for the last two years, Gordon Spiers, failed to do the hat-trick and was relegated to presenting the trophy to his successor Kevin Hamilton. In second place was Bobby Greenhill who pipped Dean McColm by a couple of ounces.
The Champions cup and salver are to be fished for on Sunday 17th at Soulseat by qualifiers as detailed on the permit.

Dean McColm, Gordon Spiers, Kevin Hamilton and Bobbie Greenhill

Bruce Copeland learning to Spey cast at Soulseat

Please note the Terry Flower Memorial Shield is to be held on SATURDAY 9th not Sunday as stated in Free Press.
My apologies


*** Litter Warning ***
Any member found to be responsible for littering any Association water is likely to be suspended by the club.

John McHarrie has lost his landing net at Knockquhassen. If found could you please hand in to The Sports Shop. Many thanks

Now George Wellman gets in on the act with a P.B from Soulseat 4lb 10z. Another fine fish George well worthy of a mention but you would need a hell of a big frying pan for that one!

Soulseat contimues to produce quality fish as these pictures show with a 4lb = brownie for Ian Loch and a rainbow for one of the Copeland twins. Many other anglers have been returning excellent brownis and rainbows including Eric “Chef”, “Bo” Parker, Gordon “Mr Strimmer 2017” to name but a few.
Also pictured a nice 15lb pike from the White Loch by Dylon on Saturday

And now for the unacceptable side of our passion.
Gordon took a walk down to where the boat is at the White Loch and cleared up this rubbish. Only members fish at Black and White Lochs so lets make sure everyone takes responsibility for keeping things tidy. Come on guys play the game and enjoy your fishing but take your rubbish home and don’t hide it in bushes!! Please pass this message on to all members.

At last a pair for secretary Ron from Soulseat 22-08-17 Brownie 4lb rainbow 3.14

Agnew Salver & Junior Bait Trophy Sunday 20th August.
1st G McLean 14 lb 8 oz
2nd P McLean 13 lb 13 oz
3rd R McLean Jnr 11 lb 10 oz
Another good turnout today 24 members for the competition
And a big thank you to John Grierson for organising the barbecue and Eric Wither for doing the cooking. Also, thanks to Maureen and Heather for the use of their garden at Meadowsweet, Soulseat.

Tiger now been caught by John Grierson but no photographic evidence! Would’nt stand up in court Jock must try harder next time.
Now Dougie Halliday has joined the Soulseat brownie fest with this 3lb + taken 18-08-17. Nice one Dougie.

Buff” tiger trout/ roach/ pike etc etc Smith won the Rab Crozier cup on Saturday at the Black Loch by a long way with a bag of over 50lbs whilst poor old George W 20feet away had one run and no fish!! Think we are going to have to handicap Buff next year perhaps tie both hands behind his back but any other suggestions would be welcome!!
Only 6 tickets for barbecue sold so far so in danger of being cancelled through lack of interest we need to know how many are coming so we can get enough food but not too much so if you’re coming please buy your tickets in the next couple of days.
Many thanks

The Alf Steel Rosebowl was competed for on Sunday 6th. The winner was Gerhard McLean with three of finest brown trout chairman Billy Parker has ever seen taken from Soulseat. In second place was Robin McLean and in third Tom Loch. The junior trophy was presented to Thomas Copeland with Ian Loch securing the OAP s version. Our next outing will be the Rab Crozier cup for pike at the Black Loch on Saturday 12th August. “TIGHT LINES”

Hi all Members!
Just to let you know John Grierson is organising a club barbecue to be held at Meadowsweet at Soulseat by kind permission of Maureen. This will be held on Sunday 20th August at 5pm following the Agnew Salver competition being held earlier on that day. All members and friends are invited and tickets will be available from The Sports Shop shortly. The committee feel this will be a good opportunity for members to socialise and talk fishing for a few hours and will also hopefully boost the club funds as well!!!
“Tight Lines and Fair Weather” (fingers etc. crossed)

Another great brownie from Soulseat this time by Ian Loch, 4lb plus, 29-07-17

The Scot Rail trophy for roach fished for at Magillie on Sunday 23rd. The winner Buff “The Tiger” followed by new member Arthur and in third and also winner of the junior event Bruce Copeland, A good day was had by all with plenty of fine roach being landed.
Next competition on Sunday 6th at Soulseat is Alf Steel Rosebowl in conjunction with OAPs and Ladies cups. All legal methods allowed
“Tight Lines”

A golden oldie!!! Anyone we know?

Dindinnie had been closed by the water board due to the recurrence of blue green algae, Scottish Water now say its ok to fish Dindinnie but recommend washing of hands and equipment after fishing there.

More pike photos all caught by Dylan Drysdale, junior member of the club, from the White Loch today. First fish is 7 pounds, second 8 and a half pounds, last 2 are 9 and a half pounds.

A fine pair of pike caught by Adam at the White Loch, 7 and 8lbs respectively. Two of five taken on 2-07-17
Presentation to winners at Stewart Fidler Shield and Ae fisheries junior cup

George Wellman and Davie Hardie (jnr) in joint first. Not sure yet if
they are going to each hold trophy for six months or set up home together!!

Young Bruce winner of junior trophy

Buff “Tiger Trout” Smith in third place

Eric Wither with a nice brownie from Soulseat 30-06-17Notice to members the 1st of July bait competition has been switched from the Black Loch to Macgillie as it has been fishing so well of late.

5lb 6oz brownie from Dindinnie by Adam Beeton
McRoberts Cup at Belston Fishery

George with trophy, leg of lamb and Billy!

Billy handing George his winnings.

Wee Stuart in second.

Gordon in third place.

George with the winning fish

Mexican Wave

Eric Wither concentrating!

Hans surrounded by a small selection of his equipment.

Here we go!

The Whole Motley Crew!!

A dampish day to put loads of nice rainbows into Soulseat, Dindinnie and Knockquhassen.

Latest news!

The Devoy cup held at Ochiltree on a breezy Sunday was won by Danny Love with “Big” Tam Loch in second followed by the redoubtable Eric McCune in third. The tiger trout has been caught yet again by Buff “The Roachman” Smith. He has been warned though if he gets it again he’s going to have to marry it!

A stocking of fish will take place this Thursday 8th at Soulseat, Dindinnie and Knockquhassen

The next competition will take place at Belston fishery on Saturday 17th so get your name on the list now in the Sports Shop

George Cup

First fished for in 1955 there was, once again, a great turnout of 24 members on Sunday afternoon at Knockquhassen. The winner with three fish, taken within the first hour, was Gerhard McLean. In second place was David Hardie Jnr followed closely by Davy Murdie. All in all a good day was had by all although not everyone landed fish.

It is also worthy of report that two of our members, Tom Loch and Kevin McIntyre, have qualified for the second round of The 125th Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship having faced stiff competition at the Lake of Menteith. We all wish them well in the next round. “Tight Lines Guys”

Finally, believe it or not the “Tiger” trout at Macgillie has been caught for the third time in less than three weeks!

Chairman Billy Parker waiting patiently to weigh in at Knockquhassen

Wilson Cloy at Soulseat with a fine 4lb11oz brownie taken on a buzzer on 21-05-2017

As Victor would have said ” I do not believe it ” As Gordon does say “Anything they can do I can do too”

A fine pair caught by our esteemed chairman Billy Parker at Soulseat 18-05-17.

A tiger from Macgillie.
Anything Davie can do I can do better! (poor wee fish must be desperate)

The Rob Mackie Memorial Trophy for Juniors was held at Soulseat on Sunday. Only five juniors turned up with three of them landing nice fish. In first place, following in his grandfathers footsteps, was Robin McClean with two fish for over 6 lbs, followed closely by Brogan Campbell with two for over 5 lbs and in third place yet another member of the McClean family, young Kayla Lockhead with a nice rainbow landed in the final moments of the competition. The Copeland twins from Glen Luce once again made up for their lack of fish by sticking to the task with great enthusiasm and commitment! All participants were rewarded with vouchers for the Sports Shop kindly donated by John Cathcart for which many thanks.

Tiger trout from Macgillie from old favourite Davie Nicholson!! Taken on bread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another cracker from Macgillie this time by Buff roach fishing!

Andy who usually fishes Loch Ree on light tackle and Caroline decide to try out the Black Pennel at Soulseat size 14 on weight five/six rod! Hope you’re being truthful here Andy Begg!!! “Very Tight Lines”

6lb 1oz caught at Dindinnie by Harry Wilson and returned

Gordon trying a spinner to check for pike at Soulseat loses two but lands this fine blue a whisker under 4lbs

Loch Macgillie

What you can catch fishing for roach with maggots and tiny hooks

Well done Davie and returned to fight another day

The Hay cup was held at Penwhirn reservoir on Sunday and was very well attended for this event. Eighteen members turned up for the 2pm start and excellent catches of wild brownies were taken All in all a very satisfactory event won for the ninth time in the last forty plus years by Bobby “Greenheart” Greenhill followed by Charlie Hamilton with the ever versatile Stuart Fitzsimons third, his second placing in two days. The next competition is not until 14th May. This will be the Rob Mackie Memorial trophy for juniors so come on boys and girls plenty of time to practice!

“Tight Lines”

First pike competition of the season was held on a beautiful Saturday at the White Loch. There were 18 participants with the heaviest bag going to Wullie Langdon with runner up Stuart Fitzsimons also landing the heaviest fish at 22lb 5oz, in third place was Gary Sweeny. Once again our chairman Billy Parker failed to bother the scorers!! as did one or two others but all agreed it was just nice to be in such beautiful surroundings. On the down side the amount of litter in the bushes can only be described as disgarceful and members are reminded that they could have their permit suspended if found to be responsible. It is my intention to arrange a team to clean up this time but I would ask all members to police this in future. “Tight Lines” and “Take it home”

Ron (secretary)

This 6lb Rainbow was caught on a fly at Soulseat this morning by Stuart McIntyre, (Easter Monday)

Caught at Soulseat on Easter Monday
A great start to the 2017 season with many overwintered fish being taken from all venues. Soulseat has probably been most productive with both brown and rainbow trout in excess of 6lb falling to the fly although bait fishers have also been well rewarded. Fishing at Dindinnie has also been excellent with fish showing in quantities outstanding for this early in the season. For the purist, Penwhirn has been producing quantities of small wild brownies with one angler reporting landing 18 in one session (all returned of course).

Rainbow from Dindinnie
The first competition of the season was held at Soulseat on Sunday 16th April. Despite the blustery conditions some fine fish were landed, mainly on the fly. The winner was our treasurer John Grierson, whose bag of three included a fine 4lb 6oz brown trout. In second place was stalwart Gordon McGuire, with Jock Menteith in third place with a rainbow of 4lb 2½oz beating off Wilson Cloy by ½ an ounce! Well done Jock.

Chairman Billy Parker presents Soulseat Cup to John Grierson

Gordons brownie from Soulseat
The next competition will be for the new Topping Trophy for pike to be held at the White Loch on Saturday 22nd April at 10am. On Sunday 23rd April the Hay Cup and Junior Fly trophy will be contested at 2pm Penwhirn Reservoir.

“Tight Lines”