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The SANACC AGM will be held on Sunday 3rd March 2019 at the King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn

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....

Bobby Quinn
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
Autumn International
Llyn Brenig, Wales
7th September 2018

7916415 3/8
2ndWales701448 1/8
3rdEngland6513413 1/2
4thIreland5110710 3/8
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.
River International
22nd June 2018 - River Ure, England
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.

Alan Porteous
Spring International
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

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.”
Brian Mackenzie and Jim Crawford handing the cheque to Amy Aitken of Yorkhill Childrens Hospital

Scottish Club Championship Donation to Yorkhill

At each of the Saturday night heats, semi-finals and finals of the Scottish Club Championship and the Champion of Champions, the anglers are encouraged to donate £1 each which is donated to the Cardiac Unit of Yorkhill Childrens Hospital.  Many of the clubs also donate the cheques that they receive as prizes in the finals.

On 25th February, Brian Mackenzie of the 2015 Scottish Club Champions, Neilston FF, along with Jim Crawford from finalists Change FF AC met with Amy Aitken from the Yorkhill Childrens Hospital Cardiac Unit and handed over a cheque for the £8,512 which has been donated by the anglers who took part in the Scottish Club Championships and Champion of Champions.  Amy was overwhelmed by the generosity of the anglers and explained that the money will be used for heart monitors. On behalf of Yorkhill Childrens Hospital she thanked everyone who had made a donation.

Derek Pozzi - 2018 National Champion
Dick Logan
River Champion 2018
2018 Scottish Club Champions
Lintrathen FF
Kevin Neri and Neil Anderson
Bobby Quinn - 2018 Champion of Champions
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