National Youth Fly Fishing Championship International Youth Team: If you are under 18 and interested in fishing in the National Youth Fly Fishing Championship or the Scottish Youth Team then contact Arthur Wilkie on 07889950031
Angling for Young People at the Lake of Menteith: click on Lake of Menteith for information on youth angling at Menteith
Scottish Loch Teams Fundraiser Cup
Markle Fishery - 2nd March 2019
Brian Mackenzie was the top rod with 7 trout at the Scottish Loch Teams Fundraiser Cup at Markle on 2nd March. Ally Middlemass was second with 6 trout and Jamie O'Meara and Grant Osler were tied in third with 4 trout. read more on the fundraising page........
Top Rod - Brian Mackenzie
Fundraiser - Waterfront Trout Fishery, Coylton
24th February 2019
Our second fundraiser was held on Sunday 24th February at the Waterfront Trout Fishery, Coylton and the 32 anglers who were able to attend had excellent weather, excellent catering and excellent fishing. The 32 anglers were treated to breakfast rolls on their arrival at the Waterfront and for lunch they had soup along with a choice of chicken curry, lasagne or macaroni cheese followed by Mrs Mackenzie's cakes. Some even found time to fish and they recorded a catch of 230 hard fighting trout of which two were around 8lbs and one was over 10lbs. The loch teams wish to thank Cameron Dodds and Colin Pang for their support of this fundraiser and Mrs Mackenzie for once again providing the cakes.
There was not a lot between the top half dozen competitors with Stephen Cowan (16 fish) just coming home in front from Brian Brown who also had 16 fish. Billy Reid was third with 13 fish and Greg McLaren, also with 13 fish, was fourth. see full result....
Stephen Cowan receives the winners prizes from Mark Stephen autumn team captain
Saturday 16th February 2019
The first of the fundraisers was held at Parkview Fishery on Saturday 16th February and was won by local angler Sandy Page who gave a demonstration on how to catch fish. His twenty one fish was two ahead of fellow local man Paul Grant who chased him all the way to the line with his 19 fish. Jock Kettles was third with thirteen fish. A total of 171 fish were caught with numerous fish weighing over 3lbs. Fish were weighed at 8lb 8ozs, 9lbs 5ozs and 9lbs 8ozs but these could not match the heaviest fish of the day that was caught by Stevie Anderson and weighed 11lbs 8ozs. See full result.......
photo: From Left - Jock Kettles
Sandy Page and Wullie Simpson
The 2019 loch teams wish to thank Jim and Edna of Parkview for looking after them and allowing them to use their fishery and thanks also to Wullie Simpson for organising it.
2019 Loch Teams Fundraisers
We are holding three fundraisers in 2019 to raise funds for the 2019 Loch Teams who are going to Grafham Water in the spring and the Lake of Menteith in the autumn.
The fun continues at The Waterfront Trout Fishery, Coylton on Sunday 24th February and the third is the Loch Teams Fndraiser Cup at Markle on Saturday 2nd March. It's not too late to sponsor a peg or donate prizes.
The Teams wish to thank N D Barrett Electrical Conractors; George Charters Painters & Decorators; Paul Garner; James Haig & Sons Painters & Decorators; R & E Hygiene Duct Cleaning and Maintenance; Stuart Marklow Plastering Services; 7Plus7 Construction; The Rose House Perth; Allan Smith Electrical; Mick Tait Plumbing, The Cornerstone Scalloway, KRJ Construction and Darrell Young Painters & Decorators for sponsoring pegs. They also wish to thank Fishers, Scierra, Flybox, FNF, Orvis, Airflo, Leeda, Angus Angling, Stenhouse fishery, Neil Duff, Raith Lake, Comp Candy Trout Flies, Jock Royan Salmon Flies, Russell Hotel Saint Andrews and Lindsay Simpson River flies who all donated prizes.
2018 Champion of Champions
Sponsored by Snowbee, Lake of Menteith,
Lomond Group, Glencairn Crystal, Keir Hardie Joinery and Hope Embroidery
Bobby Quinn of Ayr Travellers is the 2018 Champion of Champions. Bobby had 19 fish and just pipped John Maestri of Blackloch AC who also had 19 fish. John Buchanan of Costa Ecosse was third with 15 fish. read more....
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee
Lomond Group, Fly Tying Scotland, Keir Hardie Joinery and Glencairn Crystal
Final - 21st September 2019
The 2018 Scottish Club Champions are Lintrathen FF. Their team of Neil Anderson (11 fish), Kevin Neri (11 fish) and Tyler Hay (16 fish) recorded a total of 38 trout for 79lbs 9.5ozs which was 8 fish ahead of seond placed Tartan Tyers "B" who had 30 trout. Close behind in third with 29 trout were Costa Ecosse.
photo: Lintrathen FF
Kevin Neri and Neil Anderson
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Final - Lake of Menteith - 15th September 2018
The 2018 National Champions is Derek Pozzi of Thalassa AC. Derek had 17 fish for 35lbs 9.5ozs which was one fish ahed of second placed Scott Aitken of Tartan Tyers FF who had 16 fish for 32lbs 6.7ozs. Graeme Lynch of Tea Flybox was third with 15 fish for 31lbs 3.4ozs. read more....
Derek receiving his Ridgeline
Monsoon Elite Coat from
Nigel Winkle of sponsors Ridgeline UK
Team Scotland 2018 at Llyn Brenig with Trophies
Llyn Brenig, Wales
7th September 2018
2018 Autumn International Team
Back Row - Clive Collier (IFFA President), Derek Keenan (manager), Martin McCafferty, Chris McAllister, Ronnie Gilbert, Jock Kettles, Derek Pozzi, Scott Reith, Grant Osler, Alan Hill and Ian Campbell (IFFA Secretary)
Front Row - Chris Harkess, Kevin Andrews, Stuart McLean, Ray Anderson (Captain), Derek Hessett and Alan Gilbert
Scottish National River Championship
2018 Final - River Tummel
29th July 2018
The 2018 Scottish National River Champion is Dick Logan of Coldstream & District AA. Alan Hill of SPRA FFS West was second with Scott Hamilton of Tweed Valley Tanglers in third. Mike Cordiner of ADAA was fourth and James Litster of Neilston FF was fifth. Sixth place went to Mark Straughen of Coldstream & District AA.
James Litster, Mark Straughen, Alan Hill
Dick Logan, Scott Hamilton and Mike Cordiner
Fly Box Raffle For 2018 Autumn Team
The box of flies tied by the 2018 Autumn Team for which raffle tickets were on sale during the national semi-finals was drawn by Douglas Fraser on 29th June and was won by George Mackenzie.
Fly Box Raffle for the 2018 Spring Team
The raffle for the box of flies tied by the 2018 Spring Team was drawn at the weigh-in for heat 10 of the National at Menteith and was won by Alan Porteous of Frozen North AC.
The box of flies tied by the Autumn Team will be raffled during the National semi-finals.
Lough Mask, Ireland
11th May 2018
2018 Spring Team at Lough Mask
Back Row: Clive Collier (IFFA President), Gerry Rattray, Alan Steven, Shane Kelly, Ken Kennedy, Alan Brock, Mark Stephen, Mike Willis, George Mackenzie (International Secretary), Ian Campbell (IFFA Secretary)
Front Row: Ian Simpson, John Simpson, Andy Dunn, Brian Mackenzie (Captain), Derek Keenan (Manager), Kenny Sichi, Alan Porteous, Rab Maxwell
Rod Licences - Press Release
Protecting the rights of anglers.
Anglers in Scotland will be shielded from increased costs. Proposals to introduce rod licences and a new wild fisheries levy will not be taken forward, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced.
The Scottish Government has ruled out these measures as well as the criminalisation of freshwater fishing without written permission and proposals to overhaul the structure and remit of District Salmon Fishery Boards, following a consultation on draft provisions for a Wild Fisheries (Scotland) Bill and draft Wild Fisheries Strategy.
The Scottish Government will facilitate work streams which encourage, empower and support the modernisation of fishery management, including the piloting of voluntary board mergers to identify any existing legislative issues. It will also develop a fishery management plan to trial any changes with boards and will also explore potential freshwater conservation provisions ahead of the introduction of a Bill to Parliament.
Ms Cunningham said:
“The Scottish Government is committed to supporting our famous and valuable wild fisheries, to modernise our fishery management structures and to establish a more secure and sustainable future for this vital sector.
“Our Wild Fisheries Bill will build on our significant conservation achievements to date, including the annual salmon conservation measures, Spring Conservation Orders, and the moratorium on coastal mixed stock fishery netting for three years.
“However it’s important that we represent the interests of our anglers, that’s why we have listened to the sector’s concerns around increasing costs and restricting access to fisheries and are ruling out the introduction of rod licences and a freshwater levy.
“We’ve heard through the consultation that these steps would limit the opportunities for our anglers and potentially discourage young people from taking part. Over and above this we will work with the angling community to identify ways to increase participation and to improve engagement across the sector.
“I am grateful for the considerable time and energy that the wild fisheries sector has given to date to help inform the programme of reform. We will continue to work closely with our stakeholders to make sure the legislation that is ultimately brought forward is robust and fit for purpose, so that anglers have confidence in the management and development of the fisheries that they depend on.”
Derek Pozzi - 2018 National Champion
River Champion 2018
River Champion 2018
2018 Scottish Club Champions
Kevin Neri and Neil Anderson
Kevin Neri and Neil Anderson
Bobby Quinn - 2018 Champion of Champions