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Tel: 0131 6609738
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 the Lake of Menteith

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK

There were 54 competitors in heat 4 of the National at the Lake of Menteith on 27th April and the top 27 qualified for the semi-finals.  Top rod was Scot Aitken of Tartan Tyers FF with 29 fish for 57lbs 11.5ozs.  Chris McAllister of Raemoir TF was second with 23 fish for 46lbs 6.2ozs and Bradley Chalmers of Gateside FC was third with 17 fish for 36lbs 13.1ozs.

photo:
Bradley, Scott and Chris  


!! Lintrathen National Heat Rescheduled to Thursday 4th May  !!

Due to the weather the National heat at Lintrathen due to be held on 25th April has been cancelled and rescheduled to Thursday 4th May.  Would all competitors who have not been in contact with Tom MacTaggart please do so as soon as possible on 01968 672015.


Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Heat - Carron - 20th April 2017


The second heat of the National Championship at Carron on 20th April was won by Allan McLachlan of Dalzell AC with 20 trout for 21lbs 10ozs.  Alan Porteous of Dounreay FFA was second with 20 trout for 21lbs 4ozs and Ronnie Gilbert of menteith Ospreys was third with 18 trout for 19lbs 15.5ozs.  The top 19 qualified for the semi-finals.


photo:
Allan McLachlan and
Alan Porteous


Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK

The 2017 National Championship has started.  The Lake of Menteith hosted the first heat on 18th April and the top 18 anglers from the 37 competitors qualified for the semi-finals.  Top rod with 25 trout for 50lbs 2.7ozs was Tyler Hay of Lintrathen FF.   Neill Barrett of Gilmerton FFC was second with 19 trout and Stevie Bett of Strathtyrum AC was third with 16 trout. 


photo:
Tyler, Stevie and Neill


 
2017 Scottish Club Championship

Heat 1 - 6th May

Aberdour AA  "B"
Airdrie & District AC  "A"
Ayr Travellers  "B"
Change FF  "A"
Cumnock & District AA
Dumfries & Galloway Police AC  "B"
Dunfermline Railway Club
Falkirk Municipal AC  "A"
Kahts Whiskers AC  "B"
Lochgilphead & District AC  "B"
Lochinch AC  "A"
Tartan Tyers  "A"

Heat 2 - 13th May

Ardrossan Eglinton AC  "B"
Black Bull FFC  "B"
Brechin AC  "B"
Butcher Boy AC  "B"
Caley Liners FF  "B"
Dalbeattie AA
Farmer & Associates AC
Future FF
Gateside Flycasters
Glenburn AC  "B"
Munnoch AC  "A"
Port Glasgow AC  "B"
Rainbow Warriors  "B"
SPRA East  "A"
SPRA West  "B"

Heat 3 - 20th May

ABC & D AC  "B"
Ciba AC
Cupar AC
Dunfermline Rusty Nail  "B"
Dunoon & District AA  "A"
East Kilbride AC  "A"
Glencorse RSV  "B"
Kinross AC  "B"
RAF Fish Hawks  "B"
Renton FF  "A"
Rowbank AC
Thack AC  "B"

Heat 4 - 27th May

Alba Orvis FF  "B"
Arbroath AC
Bothwell & Blantyre AC  "B"
Househillmuir FF
Kilbirnie AC
Largs & District AC  "B"
Luggiebank FD
Priory AC
Renton FF  "B"
St Johns FF  "B"
St Mungo AC
Tillicoultry AC
West Lothian FD  "A"

Heat 5 - 3rd June

Balbeggie AC  "B"
Barrhead AC
Bridge of Allan 76AC  "B"
Bucks Head FF
Dunoon & District AA  "B"
Granite City FF
Grizzlecats  "A"
Kelso AA  "B"
Leslie & Glenrothes AC
Monifieth Trout
Neilston FF
Rainbow Warriors  "A"
Stirling Castle AC  "A"

Heat 6 - 10th June

Aberden & District AA
Alba Orvis FF  "A"
Avonbank FC
Bothwell & Blantyre AC  "A"
Caurnie AC
Lochinch AC  "B"
Newton Stewart & District AA
Pentland CS AC
Rescobie Loch DA
Rothes Oak AC
St Boswell, Newtown & District AA

Heat 7 - 17th June

Ben Wyvis FFC
Caley Liners FF  "A"
Earlston AC
Johnstone FF
Newtyle & Meigle AC
Perth RASC
Select FF
Stanley & District AC
Stirling Castle AC  "B"

 

 2017 Scottish National River Championship
 Heat 1 - 7th May 2017
 
Greg ForrestD & B FF
Craig OsborneCrown FF
Karl FergusonKelso AA
James LitsterNeilston FF
Stewart McCabePort Glasgow AC
Cullin RaeSt Boswells, Newtown & Districts AA
Mick TaitKelso AA
Connor MacLennanStrathgryfe AA
Gordon WhyteABC & D AC
David DownieD & B FF
Dick LoganColdstream & District AA
Chris McAllisterRaemoir TF
Mike CordinerRaemoir TF
Ernest Mackay snrAberdeen & District AA




 2017 Scottish National River Championship
 Heat 2 - 21st May 2017

Scott McGregorArbroath AC
David ChalmersLeven Fly Casters
Douglas GrahamStrathgryfe AA
Richard McHattieD & B FF
David WrightSt Boswells, Newtown & District AA
Ian WilsonClatto & Stratheden AC
Mark StraughenColdstream & District AA
Donald ForbesStrathleven FF
Ian RuncieBrechin AC
Alan HillSPRA FFS West
Derek CowanLochgelly SRC AS
Archie FergusonLochgelly SRC AS

William TelfordLochgelly SRC AS

Scott HamiltonTweed Valley Tanglers




 2017 Scottish National River Championship
 Heat 3 - 28th May 2017

Rab MaxwellClatto & Stratheden AC
Ron ChesneyCrown FF
Jake HarveySt Boswells, Newtown & Districts AA
Jason HenryPitlochry AC
Bob RobertsonSPRA FFS West
Mark TweedieStrathleven FF
Ernest Mackay jnrAberdeen & District AA
Kenny RiddellAberdeen & District AA



Malcolm Group New Haylie Fundraiser

New Haylie Fishery hosted the Malcolm Group New Haylie Fundraiser on Sunday 26th February and it was won by Kevin Andrews with 13 trout.  James Hek was second with 10 and Scott Aitken was third with 8.

photo:
George Scott of sponsors Malcolm Group
presenting the winners prizes to
Kevin Andrews 



Parkview Fundraiser
Parkview Fishery - 18th February 2017


Jock Kettles was the top rod at the Parkview Fundraiser with a total of 14 fish.  Paul Watt was second with 13, Andy Dunn was third with 12 and Ronnie Gilbert was fourth with 11.  read more....

photo:
Jock Kettles receiving his prizes from
organiser Wullie Simpson
Scottish Loch Teams Fundraiser
Markle  -  11th February 2017


Darrel Young won the 2017 Loch Teams Fundraiser Cup with 6 fish.  read more...

photo:
Darrel with the trophy
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.”


Competition Entry Forms and AGM Papers

The 2017 competition entry forms and agm papers were posted to club secretaries on 18th January. 
Fundraising for the 2017 Scottish International Loch Teams



SPORTS DINNER

SATURDAY 8th APRIL 2017
KELTY EX-SERVICEMANS CLUB
7pm for 7.30pm Start
GUEST SPEAKER - JIM LEISHMAN

TO RAISE FUNDS FOR 2017 SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING TEAMS AND THE MARY LEISHMAN FOUNDATION

THREE COURSE MEAL, RAFFLE AND AUCTION

TICKETS £25

TABLES OF 6 OR 12 AVAILABLE

CASUAL DRESS (NO DENIMS)

Contact: Jock Kettles at jockkettlles@hotmail.com  Tel: 07557443845
Cheques (payable to SANACC) can be sent to Jock Kettles, 10 St Annes Path, Lasswade, Midlothian EH18 1DR



Scottish International Loch Teams Cup  -  Markle Fishery 
Saturday 11th February 2017
Cost (Including lunch - £25)
Anyone wishing to donate prizes or put their name on reserve list please contact Jock Kettle at 07557443845 or to jockkettles@hotmail.com


Parkview Fishery, Fife
Saturday 18th February 2017
8.30am to 3.30pm
Cost (Including lunch - £25)
Anyone wishing to attend or donate prizes please contact Wullie Simpson at 07761155925 or to frevehcle@aol.com


Malcolm Group New Haylie Fundraiser
Sunday 26th February 2017
8.15am registration for a 9am start
Cost (Including lunch - £25)
Anyone wishing to attend or donate prizes please contact Alan Gilbert at 07774947393 or to alangilbert1@sky.com



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Champion of Champions
Sponsored by Snowbee, Lake of Menteith, Fly Tying Scotland, Loch Lomond Group and Keir Hardie Joinery


Allan Smith of Kinrosss AC is the 2016 Champion of Champions. In the final Allan caught 13 fish and won by one fish from Brian Mackenzie of Neilston FF.  Alan Steven of FAFA was third with 10 fish.  read more..

photo:
Allan Smith
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joinery, Fly Tying Scotland, Glencairn Crystal, Loch Lomond Group
Final - 30th September 2016

The 2016 Scottish Club Champions are Tartan Tyers FF who were represented in the final by Shane Kelly, Alan Steven and Barry Tindell.  Tartan Tyers had 40 fish and finished ahead of Lintrathen FF  "A" who had 38 fish and Heriot AC who had 37.  read more...

photo:
Tartan Tyers FF team of
Barry Tindell, Shane Kelly and Alan Steven
Autumn International
Llandegfedd - 23rd September 2016

Scotland won the Autumn International with Ireland second, England third and Wales fourth.  read more.....



photo:
Scotland Manager
Gus Shepherd
Team Scotland - Gold Medal Winners Autumn International Llandegfedd 2016
top row: John Behan(IFFA President),  Grant Sutherland,  Derek Purves,  John Buchanan,  Stuart McLean,  Peter Auchterlonie,  Stuart Marklow,  Graeme Lynch,  Neil Anderson,  Gus Shepherd(Manager),  Ian Campbell(IFFA Secretary)
front row: George Mackenzie(International Secretary),  Alan Gilbert,  Campbell Morgan(Captain),  Ronnie Gilbert,  Gary Ormiston,  Ben Robertson,  Mick Thomson
  
 Autumn International
Llandegfedd
23rd September 2016
  
PositionCountryFishLbsOzs




1stScotland35591.5
2ndIreland375715
3rdEngland30474
4thWales263813
National Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Final - 10th September 2016

The 2016 Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Champion is Jimmy McBride of The Heriot Angling Club.  In a very tight finish Jimmy's 11 fish for 22lbs 6.1ozs was just too good for Neil Anderson of Monikie AC who was pipped for second with 10 fish for 22lbs 3.7ozs.  Paul Garner of Alba Orvis FF was third with 11 fish for 21lbs 15.1ozs.

The top 20 competitors qualified to represent Scotland in the 2017 Internationals.  read more...

photo:
Jimmy McBride receiving
the National Trophy from
Nigel Winkle of sponsors
Ridgeline UK
Scottish National River Championship
Final
24th July 2016

Alan Hill of SPRA Fly Fishing Section (West) is the 2016 National River Champion.  Alan finished 15 place points clear of Grant Gibson of St Boswell, Newtown & Districts AA with Mark Straughan of Coldstream & District in third.   read more....

photo: top 6 (2016 International Team)
Dick Logan, Mark, Alan, Bob Robertson
Grant and Martin Stewart

 
   2016 River International
River Don
24th June 2016
 
PositionCountryFishPointsPlaces
1stScotland48234044
2ndWales44213451
3rdEngland38194452
4thIreland26124956
2016 Scotland Team
John Behan(IFFA President) Dick Logan Ian Wilson(manager) Richard McHattie(captain) Jake Harvie Alan Hill
David Downie Karl Ferguson and Ian Campbell(IFFA Secretary)
 
 
Spring International
Lough Lein, Ireland
27th May 2016 
PositionCountryFishKilos
1stEngland184.111
2ndWales133.302
3rdScotland132.788
4thIreland81.780
 
 
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.


 
 
Jimmy McBride
2016 National Champion
Alan Hill
2016 River Champion
Tartan Tyers FF "B"
2016 Scottish Club Champions
Allan Smith
2016 Champion of Champions
 
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