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!! Championships Update - Scottish Club Championship has been cancelled  !!

2020 Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
2020 Scottish National River Championship
2020 Scottish Club Championship

In view of the recent guidance provided by the government on the coronavirus outbreak the decision has been taken to cancel the 2020 Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship, the Scottish National River Championship, and the Scottish Club Championship.  I will contact club secretaries by email to arrange the refund of their competition entry fees.  Clubs that cannot be contacted by email will be telephoned.

Al three of the internationals scheduled for 2020 have also been cancelled.

Tom MacTaggart
SANACC Secretary

Brian Mackenzie (on right) receiving his prize from organiser Martin McCafferty
High Cleughearn Fishery Fundraiser
23rd February 2020

High Cleughearn Fishery hosted our final fundraiser on Sunday 23rd February and the 28 anglers netted a total of 252 trout which included 7 double figure fish.  Top rod was Autumn Team captain Brian Mackenzie with 25 fish.  William Riddicks was second with 23 fish and Andrew barrowman was third with 19. read more...

Loch Team Fundraiser
Parkview Fishery
8th February

The fundraiser at Parkveiw was won by 2019 National Champion Allan McLachlan.  Runner-up was Derek Pozzi and Dougie Couper was third.  See full report
Parkview Winner - Allan McLachlan
with Rab Maxwell

International Loch Teams
Fundraiser Cup
Loch Insch - 1st February

The fist of our fundraisers was held at Loch Insch and was orgaised by Jock Kettles.  The Fundraiser Cup was won by Derek Pozzi with 16 fish.  Derek is in the Autumn team and was the National Champion in 2018 and runner up in the 2019 National Championship.  The rull result is on the 2020 fundraiser page.

Derek Pozzi receiving the Fundraiser Cup and his prizes
International Loch Team Fundraisers

Parkview Fishery - 8th February 2020

Wullie Simpson is running a fundraiser for the 2020 international loch teams at Parkview Fishery on Saturday 8th February.  Coffee and rolls will be ready at 8.30am with a 9am start to the fishing (3.30pm finish)  Cost for the day is £25.  There are a few spaces left.  Contact Wullie Simpson on 07761155925

Jock Kettles is running the first of the fundrasers at Lochinsch Fishery on Saturday 1st February.  It is full at the moment but if you contact Jock he has a reserve list.

Martin McCafferty and Gil Farid are running the third fundraiser at Cleughearn Fishery on 23rd February.  It is also full but if you contact Gil he will put you on the reserve list.
Champion of Champions 2019
Sponsored by Snowbee, Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joinery, Hope Embroidery, Glencairn Crystal
4th October 2019

The 2019 Champion of Champions was won by Keith Renton of St Boswells, Newtown & District AA.  Keith netted 20 trout for 40lb 4.8ozs and was 5 fish ahead of second placed Scott Aitken of Tartan Tyers who had 15 trout for 30lb 6.3oz.  Neill Barrett of Gateside Flycasters was third with 13 trout for 26lb 8.3oz
2019 Champion of Champions
Keith Renton
Scottish Clubs Final
Sponsored by Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joinery, Famous Grouse, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal
27th September 2019

The Neilston FF  "B" team won the Scottish Club Championship for the second time in three years.  Their team of Brian Mackenzie (11 fish), James Litster (21 fish) and Tom Burnett (14 fish) had a total of 46 trout for 96lbs 1.2ozs.  The Rothes Oak team of Gary Ormiston (17 fish), Willie Simpson (19 fish) and Paul Cushnie (6 fish) were second with 42 fish and the Alba Orvis FF "A" team of Gregor Fleming (17 fish), Calum Crosbie (12 fish) and Steven Welsh (7 fish) were third with 36 fish.
Brian, James and Tom
Autumn International
20th September 2019 - Lake of Menteith

Top Row: George Mackenzie (IFFA President) Graeme Lynch  Jim Twaddle  Mike Willis  Derek Pozzi David Wales  Sean McCaffrey  Allan Smith Ian Campbell (IFFA Secretary)
Seated:  Derek Keenan (manager)  Neill Barrett  Scott Aitken  Mark Stephen (captain)  Allan McLachlan  Campbell Cree  Derek Hessett Andy Dunn   
127th Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship

Allan McLachlan of Costa Ecosse is the 2019 Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Champion.  Allan took 23 fish to win by one trout from the 2018 Champion Derek Pozzi of Thalassa AC.  Martin McCafferty of Future FF was third with 20 fish.

The top 18 qualified for the 2020 Scottish International teams with the spring team going to Lough Melvin, Ireland and the autumn team to Trawsfynydd, Wales.
2019 National Champion Allan McLachlan receiving the National Trophy from Spencer Tolley of sponsors Ridgeline UK
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championsip
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
14th September 2019
Lake of Menteith

1Allan McLachlanCosta Ecosse234910.4
2Derek PozziThalassa AC224810.9
3Martin McCaffertyFuture FF204212.1
4Scott AitkenTartan Tyers194110.1
5Calum CrosbieAlba Orvis FF17376.8
6Ben RobertsonPhoenix FF163613.9
7Peter BatchelorHarrow AC17360.3
8Sean McCaffreyShetland AA173514
9Gregor FlemingBridge of Weir Loch AC16340.6
10Ronald GilbertMenteith Ospreys163315.3
11Peter AuchterlonieMenteith Ospreys16330.5
12David EzziBlack Loch AC13301.2
13Toby BraceyDounreay FFA142915.3
14Ally MiddlemassBlairadam AC142913.3
15Brian MckenzieNeilston FF132912.7
16Gil FaridCentral Belters FF14292.2
17Greig DavieThalassa AC12289.3
18Jock KettlesChange FF AC13282.8
19Stuart CrockettTeam Flybox13282.1
20Grant OslerFuture FF13280.6
21Michael LowMenteith Ospreys122712.7
22Alex GalowayBridge of Allan 76 AC12278.7
23Chris DavidsonMonifieth Trout AC13278.5
24Stuart LeslieOTFA Kirkwall12278
25Richard McHattieOrmiston AC11266.7
26James BewsFrozen North AC12264.8
27James GardinerAlba Orvis FF12264.7
28Paul SharpGranite City FF12262.1
29David MateerSPRA FFS North122513.9
30Derek PurvesThalassa AC112413.2
31Brian CarnegieAyr Travellers FF112413.1
32David MooreDunfermline Artisan AC102314
33Ken OliverStrathgryfe AA112313.3
34Scott ReithArbroath AC11234.9
35Grant SutherlandPerth RASC AC10230.7
36Craig InglesGrimm Anglers11229.2
37Ritchie RutherfordRAF Fish Hawks102111.3
38Wullie SimpsonRothes Oak9212.9
39Tom BurnettSt Mirin AC9206.6
40Thomas McMillanSelect FF8200.5
41Willie LeachChange FF AC91910.1
42Douglas BeckettAberdour AA81815.2
43James HarcusOTFA Kirkwall81814.7
44Kevin AndrewsBlairadam AC8186.9
45Wayne CramWest Lothian FD AC8183.5
46Gary WilkinsonCupar AC71712.7
47Andy JohnstoneNewton Stewart & District AC7175.1
48Ken KennedyW.S. Sinclair FF7172.1
49Keith LoganHeriot AC71614.2
50=Graeme LynchBeith St Inans AC7160.2
50=Paul DoneganRowbank AC7160.2
52Keith RentonTweed Valley Tanglers71512.1
53Donnie MacBethSPPM AC6158
54Jim JackBlack Loch AC61412.3
55Douglas ScottEarlston AA51411.1
56Gordon FindlayBalbeggie AC6145.8
57Gary OrmistonRothes Oak6142.2
58Sandy McConnachieOTFA Kirkwall5141.6
59Brian KennedyCaley Liners FF6140.6
60Ewan ClarkStrathtyrum AC7140
61John TullettKilmarnock FF6139.4
62Robin BrownBothwell & Blantyre AC6131.7
63Brian BrownKilmarnock FF5131.4
64Brian AbelABC & D AC51211.9
65Frank RossMonifieth Trout AC4100.1
66Kevin MalcolmStrathy AC495.2


Heaviest FishRichard McHattie - Ormiston AC

Best BoatmanIan Colligan43926.5
Scottish Club Championship

Semi-Final No 1 - 16th August

Alba Orvis FF  "A"
Balbeggie AC  "A"
Balfron Piscatorials
Black Loch AC  "A"
Dunfermline Railway
Flybox  "A"
Grimm Anglers
Kinross AC  "A"
Lintrathen FF  "A"
Lintrathen FF  "B"
Munnoch AC
Neilston FF  "A"
RAF Fish Hawks
Rainbow Warrors
Sharp Gentles
Soldier Palmers
SPRA FFS East  "A"
St Boswell, Newtown & District
Strathy AC
Tartan Tyers  "A"

Semi-Final No 2 - 23rd August

Alba Orvis FF  "B"
Ardrossan Eglinton AC  "B"
Brechin AC  "B"
Butcher Boy AC
Caley Liners  "B"
Costa Ecosse
East Kilbride AC  "A"
East Kilbride AC  "B"
Future FF
Gateside FC
Kelso AA  "B"
Largs & District AC  "B"
Leslie & Glenrothes AC
Neilston FF  "B"
Port Glasgow AC  "B"
Rothes Oak AC
Saltire FF
Tartan Tyers  "B"
Townhill AC

Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joinery, Famous Grouse, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 12 20th July 2019

The last of the Scottish Club Championship heats produced a very tight finish with only two fish separating the top three clubs. It was a warm evening with a good breeze with a mix of sun and cloud.  The heat was won by Costa Ecosse  represented by John Buchanan (4),  Murray Hunter (4) and David Mateer (11) with a total of 19 fish. The Leslie & Glenrothes AC team of Neill Duff (8), Stevie Anderson (6) and David Copland (4) were second with 18 fish and the Townhill AC team of Gordon Michie (7), John Michie (6) and Owen Cook (4) were third with 17 fish.

Top individual rod was David Mateer with 11 fish for 23lbs 0.9ozs.  David took his fish in the cages on cormorants, diawl bachs and boobies on a midge tip line.
Costa Ecosse - Murray, John and David
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joinery, Famous Grouse, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 11 13th July 2019

Heat 11 of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Neilston FF  represented by James Litster (14),  Brian Mckenzie (9) and Tom Burnett (9) with a total of 32 fish. The Gateside Flycasters team of Greig McLaren (7), Neill Barrett (6) and Brad Chalmers (6) were second with 19 fish and the SPPM AC team of Donald Gillies (5), Alastair MacGilliviray (5) and Douglas Fairbairn (3) were third with 13 fish.

Top individual rod was James Litster with 14 fish for 29lbs 2.8ozs.
Neilston FF - James, Tom and Brian
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joinery, Famous Grouse, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 10 6th July 2019

Heat 10 of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Tartan Tyers "B" represented by Andrew Barrowman (5),  Alan Steven (13) and Paul Sharp (10) with a total of 28 fish. The Rothes Oak team of Paul Cushnie (11), Wullie Simpson (7) and Gary Ormiston (3) were second with 21 fish and the Kelso AA "B" team of Mick Tait (6), Ronnie Glass (2) and Gavin Brown (5) were third with 13 fish.

Top individual rod was Alan Steven with 13 fish for 26lbs 11.8ozs.  Alan took his fish on yellow owls.
Tartan Tyers - Andrew, Alan and Paul
IFFA River International
River Agivey
5th July 2019
Scottish National River Championship
Final - River Don - 28th July 2019
Scott HamiltonTweed Valley Tanglers
Karl FergusonKelso AA
James LitsterNeilston FF
Mike CordinerAberdeen & District AA
Alan HillSPRA FFS West
Stewart McCabeStrathgryfe AA
Dick LoganColdstream & District AA
Ross McKeanCrown FF
Richard McHattieOrmiston AC
Mark StraughenColdstream & District AA
Donald ForbesKelvinside Academicals AC
Michael WardJohnstone FF
Mick TaitKelso AA
Kenny RiddellAberdeen & District AA
Paul BoyleStirling Castle AC
Fred McDonaldNCR AC
Ron ChesneyCrown FF
Martin StewartOrmiston AC
Mathew SkeochCrown FF
David ChalmersLochgelly SRC
Scottish National River Championship
Rescheduled Heat 3
Fly Box Raffle - Spring Team

The draw for the box of flies in aid of the Spring Team was drawn by Douglas Fraser after the heat at the Lake on Friday.  The box was won by Thomas McMillan of Select FF who qualified for the semis from his heat at Carron.
Team Scotland - Spring International - Grafham

Back Row: George Mackenzie (IFFA President),  Keith Renton,  Derek Keenan (Manager),  Grant Osler,  Ronnie Gilbert,  Martin McCafferty,  Paul Garner,  Stuart McLean,  Greig Davie,  James Kerr and Ian Campbell (IFFA Secretary)
Front Row: Derek Marklow,  Kevin McCabe (Captain),  Peter Cameron,  Alan Porteous,  Andrew Barrowman and Gregor Fleming  
Spring International
10th May 2019

Scottish Club Champonship - Charity Collections

At each round of the Scottish Club Championship and Champion of Champions the competitors are asked to donate £1 for charity and at the presentation dinners raffles are held and many teams also donate their prize cheques.  On Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Dennis Splaine, Alex Galloway and Paul Barr of the Scottish Club Championship Committee called at Yorkhill where they handed over a cheque for £7,264 to Aileen McConnell, Community Campaigns Manager for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.
Paul Barr, Dennis Splaine and Alex Galloway with Aileen McConnell
Rod Licences  -  Press Release

03/02/17 12:19
Wild fisheries
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.”
2019 National Champion Allan McLachlan receiving the National Trophy from Spencer Tolley of sponsors Ridgeline UK
Ross McKean
2019 Scottish River Champion
Neilston FF "B" - Brian, James and Tom
2019 Scottish Club Champions
2019 Champion of Champions
Keith Renton
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