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Fundraiser - Millhall Fishery
Sunday 25th February 2024

The fund raiser for the Scottish International loch style fly fishing team @ Millhall Fishery on Sunday 25th February raised a total of £1360. The results of today's fundraiser was:

1st Brad Chalmers 18 fish, 2nd Brad Gair 17 fish and 3rd place Martin McCafferty with 12 fish. A big thanks to all who participated. The team would like to thank Avonbank Fishery for supporting the fundraiser, Michael Low/Brad Chalmers for the fine cuisine lunch and to all who sponsored the event.

photo:
Bradley Chalmers
photo on left:
Brad Gair




photo on right:
Martin McCafferty
Parkview Fishery Fundraiser
For the 2024 International Loch Teams
Saturday 3rd February 2024

Spring Team member Wullie Simpson once again organised a fundraiser at Parkview Fishery and the twenty one anglers had to contend with a strong gusting wind that blew throughout the day.  It almost looked liked a re-run of the 2023 fundraiser with ten of the competitors that were there last year turning out again for this one.  There was no change at the top with the competition being won for the third year in a row by by Brian Mackenzie who netted 11 fish.

In second place with 6 fish was Alan Harvie (3rd at Cleughern last year) and in third, also with 6 fish, was Ronnie Gilbert (fourth last year).  In fourth place with 5 fish plus a bonus fish was last year's third Neill Barrett.  Neill's bonus fish was also the biggest fish of the day.

photo:  Brian Mackenzie receiving his prize from Jock Kettle and Wullie Simpson
Wullie was assisted on the day by Derek Purves and Derek Pozzi and the excellent catering was provided by Jim and Edna.  The teams wish to thank Angus Angling and Fishers and the many others who provided prizes along with the peg sponsors Recovery & Breakdown Kinglassie;  French Vehicle Services;  Ormiston Transport Training;  Parkview Fishery;  Watson Caravans;  Smith Street Motors;  Camelon Decorators;  Ormiston Law Practice;  James Brown Motors; David Bonnington Joinery and Craig Barr Flash Attack Flies.
second - Alan Harvie
third - Ronnie Gilbert
fourth and biggest fish - Neill Barrett
Parkview Fishery Fundraiser
3rd February 2024
Position
Fish
1Brian Mackenzie11
2Alan Harvie6
3Ronnie Gilbert6
4Neill Barrett6
5th=Lenny McKenna5
5th=Eck Moffat5
7th=Colin Macdonald4
7th=Colin Sharp4
7th=Martin McCafferty4
7th=Scott Pozzi4

Jock Kettles3

Stevie Whitehead3

Wullie Leach3

John Walker2

Graham Brown1

Paul Cushnie1

William Thomson1

Peter Cameron1

Greg Davie1

Duncan Gray1

Stevie Anderson1



Fundraiser - Parkview Fishery
Saturday 3rd February
(in aid of the 2024 Loch Teams)


Wullie Simpson is running a fundraiser in aid of the 2024 loch teams at Parkview Fishery on Saturday 3rd February.  There are still a few places available.  Cost is £30 which includes a breakfast roll and and a pie at lunch.  Fishing starts at 9am with breakfast at 8.15ish.  As usual there will be plenty of raffle prizes with tickets on sale during the day and beforehand.  There are also still peg sponsor places available.  If you want to attend or donate a prize or sponsor a peg contact Wullie on 07761155925.

National Championship 2024
Dates and Venues

Heats

Tuesday 9th April - Menteith
Friday 12th April - Harelaw
Thursday 25th April - Menteith
Thursday 2nd May - Frandy
Tuesday 7th May - Menteith
Thursday 9th May - Lintrathen
Tuesday 14th May - Leven
Sunday 26th May - Harray

Semis

Tuesday 11th June - Lintrathen
Friday 14th June - Harelaw
Tuesday 18th June - Menteith
Friday 21st June - Harelaw
Friday 28th June - Menteith
2024 National Championship

Starting with the 2024 National Championship each club will be allowed to enter four competitors.

The date of the National Championship Final in 2024 will be Saturday 21st September.
Champion of Champions
Lake of Menteith
6th October 2023
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee, My Fishing Flies, Glencairn Crystal, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Angus Angling and McLanachan Transport Ltd

The Scottish Club Championship and Champion of Champions drew to a close on Friday 6th October 2023 at the Lake of Menteith when sixty competitors fished to be crowned the Champion of Champions 2023. The top six anglers from each of the ten Saturday night heats of the Scottish Club Championship qualify for the Champion of Champions.  Should any angler be unable to take up his spot then the seventh angler from that heat is offered the place.  The match is fished to a two fish kill followed by catch and release with 2lb being awarded for each returned fish.  Heavy fish were capped at 4lb.

The competitors started arriving at 7.30am and there were a few concerned faces when they saw the strength of the westerly wind that was pushing the waves onto the beach.  Fortunately by 9am the wind had dropped to a safe level and it continued to drop throughout the day and by early afternoon conditions were near perfect.  The competitors took full advantage of the conditions and netted a total of 339 trout for 729lb 13.4oz.  There were around six fish brought to the scales that were over 4lb with the heaviest being around 5lb 8oz..

Top rod on the day and the Champion of Champions for 2023 with 12 fish for 28lb was Keith Logan of Heriot AC.  The two fish brought to the scales by Keith were each capped at 4lb.  This was the second time that Keith had held the Champion of Champions trophy having also been the the Champion of Champions in 2021.  Read more.....



photo left:
Keith Logan (on the right)
receiving the trophy from sponsor
Dale Robertson of My Fishing Flies.
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Glencairn Crystal, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Angus Angling, McLanachlan Transport Ltd and My Fishing Flies.
Final - 29th September 2023
 
With storms running across the country on the days before the Scottish Clubs final it was only to be expected that conditions would be difficult on match day.  On the day the 60 anglers in the twenty teams that qualified for the final had to contend with a strong westerly with frequent squally showers and gusts.  It brightened up through the afternoon and given the difficult conditions the anglers did well to net a total of 125 fish for 297lb 11.5oz quite a few of which were over 4lbs.  The final was fished to a two fish kill followed by catch and release will 2lb being awarded for each returned trout.

The top team was the Military Veterans FF "B" represented by JP Maestri (8 fish), Jock Royan (2 fish) and Graeme Sharp (7 fish) with a total of 17 trout for 36lb 7.9oz.  They received the first prize of £500 and each member of the team received a box of 120 flies provided by My Fishing Flies; vouchers from Snowbee for 50% discounts and gold medals.

In second place with 14 fish for 31lb 5.7oz were Glasgow Post Office AC "A" represented by Kenny McClymont (5 fish), John Simpson (4 fish) and Brian Kennedy (5 fish).  They received the second prize of £200 and each member of the team received vouchers from Snowbee for 40% discounts and their silver medals.  In third place with 11 fish for 26lb 7.8oz were Albacats "B" represented by James Kerr (2 fish), Greig Davie (7 fish) and Mark Fleming (2 fish).  They received the third prize of £100 and each member of the team received a voucher from Snowbee for 30% discounts.

The heaviest trout caught during the heats that was brought to the scales weighed 4lb 14oz and was caught by Colin Smith of Brechin AC in heat 8.

The presentation dinner was held at the Forth Inn, Aberfoyle and all the anglers that attended the dinner received a Glencairn Crystal whisky glass. A raffle and auctions held at the dinner plus donations raised over £670 which will go to the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.

photo:  Dale Robertson of
sponsors My Fishing Flies
Presenting the winners trophy to
Graeme Sharp and JP Maestri
of Military Veterans FF
Autumn Team Fly Box Raffle
2023

The box of flies in a presentation box prepared by the gold medal winning autumn team was won by Alan Brock of Crieff AC.  The raffle raised £434 and the autumn team wish thank everyone who took part in the raffle for their support.
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by 7plus7 Construction and R&E Hygiene
2023 Final - Lake Of Menteith

The final of the 2023 National was at the Lake of Menteith on Saturday 23rd September and the 2023 National Champion is Derek Pozzi of Thalassa AC.  Derek has been incredibly consistent over the last few years and having been the National Champion in 2018 and again in 2021 he is now the National Champion for the third time.
Conditions at the Lake were good with overcast skies for most of the day and a light ripple or flat calm until late afternoon when a chilly breeze got up.

Derek boated 14 trout for 28lb 4.3oz and was closely followed by Sean McCaffrey of North Shetland FF who had  12 trout for 27lb 11oz.  Michael Low of Menteith Ospreys was third with 11 trout for 22lb 15.5oz.  Read more on the National page....

photo: Derek receiving the trophy from Quint Glen, Fishery Manager.
                    Autumn International - Lake of Menteith, 15th September 2023


FishLbsOzs
1st
Scotland
158
336
2.7
2ndEngland1042253.4
3rdIreland1002151.1
4thWales7215815.4
Back Row from left: Michael Callaghan(IFFA Secretary), George Mackenzie(International Secretary), Derek Keenan(Team Manager), Derek Hessett, Brian Mackenzie, Mark Stephen, Allan McLachlan, Chris McAllister, Martin McCafferty, Paul Sharman(IFFA President)
Front Row from left: Kevin McCabe, Derek Marklow, Scott Henderson, Scott Aitken, Keith Renton(Captain), Stuart Barclay, Gregor Fleming and Ronnie Gilbert.
Scottish National River Championship
River Tummel
6th August 2023

The final of the 2023 National River Championship was held on the River Tummel on Sunday 6th August and was won by Scott Hamilton of Tweed Valley Tanglers.  The top six make up the team of five and reserve that will represent Scotland at the 2024 River International in England.
Scott Hamilton
2023 River Champion
Scott took the lead in session one where his 8 fish won him that session.  He moved further ahead after winning the second session with 6 fish.  In session three he had a third place with 4 fish and rounded off his day in session four with 3 fish and a second place to give him 7 place points from 21 fish and 6672 points.  

Rab Maxwell of Clatto & Statheden AC was second with 17 place points from his 14 fish.  In third place with 21 place points from 11 fish was Craig Brown of Strathgryfe AA.  Richard McHattie of Aberdeen & District AA was fourth with 25 place points from 8 fish and Dick Logan of Coldstream & District AA was fifth with 29 place points from 7 fish.  The sixth place went to David Downie of Team Fly Fishing World with 34 place points from 8 fish.
Scottish National River Championship
Sunday 6th August
River Tummel
2023 Spring International Team
Flybox Raffle

The draw for the 2023 spring team flybox raffle was done by Kenny at the first of our semi-finals at Lintrathen and was won by Ronnie Glass of Kelso AA.  The box was presented to a delighted Ronnie at Harelaw at the fourth of the semi-finals.  The raffle raised just short of £450 and the spring team wish to thank everyone who took part.


photo:
Ronnie receiving the flybox

Spring International
19th May 2023
Draycote Water, England

The Spring International was won convincingly by England with139 fish some 45 fish clear of Scotland in second with 94.  Ireland were a further 31 fish away in third with 63 fish and Wales were fourth with 54.

                                                  Fish              Points
1st      England                              139              8846
2nd     Scotland                               94              5998
3rd      Ireland                                 63              4012
                               4th      Wales                                   54              3467                                                      
Back Row:  Michael Callaghan (IFFA Secretary), George Mackenzie (International Secretary), Grant Osler, Kevin Andrews, Martin McCafferty, Grant Sutherland, Jim Mckinlay, Peter Auchterlonie, Derek Keenan (Manager)
and Paul Sharman (IFFA President)
Front Row:  Gregor Fleming, Tyler Hay, Mark Fleming, Derek Purves (Captain), David Moore, Derek Marklow, Kevin McCabe and Joh Tullett
Revised Sem-Final Boat Draw
2023 Scottish Club Championship

Heat 1
13th May

Ardrossan Eglinton AC  "A"
Barrhead AC  "A"
Black Bull FF Club  "A"
Caurnie AC  "A"
Heriot AC  "A"
Largs & District AC  "A"
Rescobie Loch DA  "A"
Strathgryfe AA  "A"
Westcoast FF Club  "A"

Heat 2
20th May

Airdrie & District AC  "A"
Dunfermline Artisan AC "A"
Dunfermline Artisan AC  "B"
Grimm Anglers  "A"
Lochan Dubh AC  "B"
Lochinch AC  "A"
MFF Young Guns  "A"
SPRA FFS East  "B"
SPRA FFS West  "A"
SPRA FFS West  "B"
West Lothian FD AC "A"

Heat 3
27th May

Aberdeen & Distruct AA  "A"
Abacats  "A"
Albacats  "B"
Bridge of Weir Loch AC  "A"
East Kilbride AC  "B"
Firecats "A"
Lochgilphead & District AC  "A
Lochgilphead & District AC  "B"
Military Veterans FF  "A"
Perth RASC AC  "A"
Stanley & District AC  "A"

Heat 4
3rd June

Avonbank FC  "A"
Black Bull FF AC  "B"
Drumbowie FF  "A"
Dunoon & District AC  "A"
Firecats  "B"
Glencoe FF  "A"
Harelaw FF  "B"
NCR AC  "A"
Pentland Civil Service AC  "A"
Port Ellen AC  "A"
Port Ellen AC  "B"
Port Glasgow AC  "A"

Heat 5
10th June

ABC & D AC  "A"
Bridge Of Allan 76AC  "A"
Central Belters FF  "A"
Dunfermline Railway AC  "A"
Falkirk Municipal AC  "A"
Kilmarnock FF  "A"
Leslie & Glenrothes AC  "A"
Port Glasgow AC  "B"
RAF Fish Hawks  "B"
Saltire FF  "A"
Tweed Valley Tanglers  "A"
West Lothian FD  AC  "B"

Heat 6
17th June

Dalbeattie AA  "A"
Gartmore Aberfoyle & District AC  "A"
Harelaw FF  "A"
Kelso AA "B"
Kilmarnock FF  "B"
Lintrathen FF  "A"
Lochan Dubh AC  "A"
Select FF  "A"
Select FF  "B"
SPRA FFS East  "A"

Heat 7
24th June

Bothwell & Blantyre AC  "A"
Costa Ecosse  "A"
Dumfries & Galloway Police AC  "A"
Dunfermline Rusty Nail AC  "A"
Falkirk Municipal AC  "B"
Johnstone FF  "A"
Kelso AA  "A"
Lochinch AC  "A"
Neilston FF  "A"
Priory AC  "A"
Rothes Oak AC  "A"

Heat 8
1st July

Balfron Piscatorials  "B"
Brechin AC  "A"
Costa Ecosse  "B"
Cupar AC  "A"
Dalzell AC  "A"
East Kilbide AC  "A"
Lintrathen FF  "B"
Lochend FF  "B"
Military Veterans AC  "B"
RAF Fish Hawks  "A"
Rothes Oak AC  "A"

Heat 9
8th July

Balbeggie AC  "A"
Balfron Piscatorials  "A"
Butcher Boy AC  "A"
Buthcer Boy AC  "B"
Glencoe FF  "B"
Lochan Dubh AC  "B"
Lochend FF  "A"
Pitlochry AC  "A"
Rosyth CSSA  "A"
Rosyth CSSA  "B"
Saltire FF  "B"
Tweed Valley Tanglers "A"

Heat 10
15th July

ABC & D AC  "A"
Airdrie & District AC  "B"
Aberdour AA  "A"
Balbeggie AC  "B"
Brechin AC  "B"
Butcher Boy AC  "B"
East Kilbride AC  "A"
Ferry FF  "A"
Glasgow Post Office AC  "A"
Phoenix AC  "A"
Rescobie Loch DA  "B"
SPPM  "A"
SPPM  "B"

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
2023
Heat

Tuesday 18th April
Menteith
Thursday 20th April
Harelaw
Thursday 27th April
Menteith
Tuesday 2nd May
Frandy
Tuesday 9th May
Lintrathen
Saturday 13th May
Watten
Sunday 21st May
Harray
Tuesday 23rd May
Leven
Thursday 25th May
Menteith


Semi-Finals

Tuesday 13th June
Lintrathen
Friday 16th June
Leven
Tuesday 20th June
Menteith
Thursday 22nd June
Lintrathen
Friday 23rd June
Harelaw
Thursday 29th June
Menteith


Final

Saturday 23rd September
Menteith
Scottish Club Championship 2023
Date
Semi-Final for this Heat
13th May
11th August
20th May
11th August
27th May
11th August
3rd June
11th August
10th June
11th August
17th June
18th August
24th June
18th August
1st July
18th August
8th July
18th August
15th July
18th August
Semi-Finals
Friday 11th August
Friday 18th August

Final
Friday 29th September

Champion of Champions
Friday 6th October
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.”
2022 National Champion
Tyler Hay
2022 River Champion
Dick Logan
2022 Scottish Club Champions
RAF Fish Hawks "B"
2022 Champion of Champions
Graeme Lynch
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