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2016 Scottish Club Championship

Scottish Club Championship
2016 Scottish Club Championship
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Scottish Club Championship
Final - 30th September 2016

The gales that had lashed Scotland towards the end of the week finally abated overnight and the competitors for the final on Friday 30th September 2016 were met with a light westerly wind and a mix of sun and good cloud.  Rain threatened to arrive for the briefing and again looked likely to soak the anglers as they came off at the end of the day but fortunately it was generally dry throughout the session.  The Championship started out on the evening of 7th May and continued through thirteen Saturday night heats to finish on 30th July.  167 teams contested the heats and 40 of them made it to the two semi-finals which were contested on 19th and 26th August.  20 teams from the semis contested the final.  The final was fished on a partial catch and release basis with the first two trout being retained and an allowance of 2lbs given for each returned fish.  Trout were capped at 4lbs.  
The top team and winners of the 2016 Scottish Club Championship were Tartan Tyers FF  "B" who were represented by Shane Kelly, Alan Steven and Barry Tindell.  Tartan Tyers started off their championship in heat 10 which they won with a total bag of 12 trout.  They took part in sem-final No 2 where they finished 3rd with 24 fish.

photo: Tartan Tyers FF  "B"
Barry Tindell, Shane Kelly and Alan Steven

In the final Alan Steven took his fish in Cages Bay and International Bay where he fished a cat booby and cormorants on a buzzer line.  At the weigh-in he had 10 trout for 20lbs 6.5ozs.  Barry spent his day at the Butts where he fished crunchers and boobies on a midge tip line
and netted 9 trout for 18lbs 4.1ozs. Shane was their top rod and took 21 trout for 43lbs 0.3ozs. Most of Shane's fish were caught on a cat booby and nymphs on a buzzer line in Cages Bay.  Their total catch was 40 fish for 81lbs 10.9ozs

In second place with 38 trout for 79lbs 12.7ozs was the Lintrathen FF  "A" team of Neil Anderson, Chris McAllister and Kevin Neri.

photo right: Lintrathen FF "A"
Kevin Neri, Chris McAllister and Neil Anderson

Their top rod was Kevin with 15 trout for 32lbs 9ozs.  Neil had 13 trout for 26lbs 4.6ozs and Chris had 10 trout for 20lbs 15.1ozs.   Lintrathen started off their Championship in heat 6 which they won with 27 fish.  They were in semi-final No 2 where they finished in 5th with 23 fish.
In third place was Heriot AC with 37 trout for 77lbs 13.6ozs and they were represented by Jimmy McBride, David Bertram and David Tyrie.  Jimmy had 17 trout for 34lbs 9.5ozs; David Bertram had 10 trout for 21lbs 3.1ozs and David Tyrie had 10 trout for 22lbs 1ozs.  Heriot AC started their championship in heat 9 where they finished 3rd with 15 fish.  They were also in the second semi-final where they were 7th with 22 fish.

phot left:  Heriot AC
David Bertram and Jimmy McBride

Unfortunately two teams were disqualified due to a boat being late back at the end of the session.
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Semi-Final No 2 - Friday 26th August 2016

The second of the semi-finals was held at the Lake of Menteith on Friday 26th August 2016.  Twenty one teams took part with the top 10 going through to the final on Friday 30th September.  A total of 337 fish for 709lbs 3.3ozs were caught with 220 of them being returned.  Fly Tying Sotland provided all anglers who took part in the semi-finals with a bag of fritz and the Lake of Menteith presented commemorative bottles of beer to the top two teams in each semi.  It was overcast for most of the day with a stiff westerly wind and the rain held off until 5.25pm just in time to catch the competitors as they were coming off the water.
The top team was Lintrathen FF  "B" represented by Alan Ramshaw, Campbell Morgan and Ben Robertson.  Alan has 8 fish for 16lbs 0.5ozs which he took at the Malling Shore where he was fishing an orange blob and diawl bachs on a buzzer line.  Campbell had 14 fish for 28lbs 4.5ozs which he caught in Cages Bay and the Malling Shore on a candy booby and crunchers fished on a midge tip.  Ben had 10 fish for 21lbs 11.1ozs which he also caught in Cages Bay and the Malling Shore on a candy booby and crunchers on a midge tip.  Their total was 32 fish for 66lbs 0.1ozs
photo: Lintrathen FF
Ben, Allan and Campbell

Dows FF represented by Abigail Montgomery (2 fish), John Buchanan (12 fish) and David Mateer (13 fish) were second with 27 fish for 56lbs 0.1ozs.  In third place was Tartan Tyers "B" represented by Shane Kelly (11 fish),  Barry Tindell (9 fish) and Alan Steven (4 fish) with a total of 24 fish for 50lbs 3.2ozs.

The top individual rod on the day was Jimmy McBride of Heriot AC with 17 fish for 34lbs 9.9ozs.  Jimmy covered much of the Lake and took his fish at the Road Shore, Rookery and Malling Shore with some being taken on dries and the remainder on cormorants on a midge tip line.


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Semi-Final No 1
19th August 2016

Menteith Ospreys won the first of the Scottish Clubs semi-finals with 27 fish. Change FF AC "A" were second with 26 fish and Soldier Palmers were third with 22 fish. The top 10 teams qualify for the final.
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Heat 13 - 30th July 2016

30th July saw the last heat of Scottish Club Championship where 12 teams competed. Conditions were very good with a south westerly breeze. As in previous heats few fish were again feeding on the surface, and the boats heading out did the usual split of half going westerly to Silage pits, Malling Shore and Gateside Bay. Other half south to International Bay, Chapel Site and Kates Brae. 10.30pm saw end of the heat with 54 trout having been caught and 8 being released. Total weight was 122lb 12oz.
Top team on the night was Drumbowie Fly Fishers trio of Arthur Donaghy, Joe Lee and Allan Daisley who caught 8 trout for 19lb 1oz.  In 2nd place was the Falkirk Municipal AC team of Ian Scott, Tom Sneddon and Norrie Breckonridge with 7 trout for 16lb 9oz. 3rd place to the Loanhead & Dist AC team of Derek and Stuart Marklow and Dougie Johnston with 7 trout for 15lb 2.5oz. 
photo: Drumbowie FF



The top 5 anglers on the night qualify for the Champions of Champions and they were
1. Ian Scott, Falkirk Municipal with 4 trout for 10lb 2.5 oz.
2nd Joe Lee Drumbowie FF with 4 trout 8lb 2oz.
3rd Brian Lockie Thistle AC with 3 trout for 7lb 2.5oz
4th Ralph Fleming Firecats with 3 trout for 7lb 0.3oz
5th Allan Daisley Drumbowie FF with 2 trout for 6lb 3.7oz.

The heaviest trout on the night was a rainbow of 3lb 13.9oz caught by Ian Scott of Falkirk Municipal AC. Captains of winning team, team runners -up, Captor of best catch and heaviest trout, all received engraved commemorative bottles of whisky and beer, courtesy of Lake of Menteith Fishery. 
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Heat 12 - 23rd July 2016

The 12th and penultimate heat of the Scottish Club Championship (sponsored by Keir Hardie Joinery and the Lake of Menteith) was held on the evening of 23rd July.  The conditions were near perfect with a westerly breeze and an overcast sky but although conditions were good the fishing was hard.  Thirteen clubs turned out for this heat with the top three going through to the semi-final on 26th August and the top 5 individuals going through to the final of the Champion of Champions.  A total of 80 trout for 171lbs 12.4ozs were caught with 33 of them being released.  The top club received a Lake of Menteith commemorative flask of malt and the top two clubs, heaviest bag and captor of the heaviest fish received commemorative bottles of Lake of Menteith beer.
Top team on the night were the Future FF "B" trio of Stephen McVean, Stuart McLean and Calum Stephen.  Stephen had 3 fish for 8lbs 0.6ozs which he caught at the gap where he was fishing hoppers and fabs on a midge tip.  Stuart had 6 fish for 12lbs 0.5ozs which he caught on cormorants on a floating line at Lochend.  Calum had 6 fish for 12lbs 11.9ozs wich he took at International Bay and Lochend on a candy booby and a kate on a midge tip and floating lines.  There total was 15 fish for 32lbs 13ozs.

The Cove & Kilcreggan AC team of Kenny Whitehead (10 fish), Alan Hier (1 fish) and Bob Currie (1 fish) were second with 12 fish for 22lbs 15.1oz.  Kenny took his fish at the gravel pits where he was fishing a cat booby and cormorants on a slow glass line.   The Balbeggie AC trio of Keith Doig (5 fish), Bob Smith (2 fish) and Jim Mackie (1 fish) were third with their total of 8 fish for 18lbs 8.8ozs.

photo:  Future FF
Stephen, Stuart and Calum

The top individuals were:-

1.  Kenny Whitehead of Cove & Kilcreggan AC with 10 fish for 19lbs 3.8ozs
2. Mark Stephen of Neilston FF with 7 fish for 14lbs 6.1ozs
3.  Calum Stephen of Future FF with 6 fish for 12lbs 11.9ozs
4.  Keith Doig of Balbeggie AC with 5 fish for 12lbs 6.5ozs
5.  Stuart McLean of Future FF with 6 fish for 12lbs 0.5ozs.

Keith Doig caught the heaviest fish of the night which went to the scales at 3lbs 6.2ozs.

 
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Heat 11 -  16th July 2016

 Heat 11 of Scottish Club Championship proved to be a real cracker. 15 teams took part with holders Neilston FF and 7 other previous heat winners involved.   At end of the night 143 trout had been caught with 68 being returned, for a total weight of 289.2.5oz. 6 teams weighed in over 20lbs weight of trout.

Present silver salver holders Neilston Fly Fishers trio of Jim Litster, Brian Mackenzie and Tom Burnett took first place with a great catch of 23 trout for 44lb 11.2 oz. Runners up were the Dows FFC team  of Abigail Montgomery, John Buchanan and David Mateer with 14 trout for 29lb 11.6oz. 3rd place went to the Soldiers Palmers team of messrs Rattray, Maestri and McEwan with 12 trout for 23lb 4.7oz by a 3oz margin from Bucks Head Fly Fishers. Previous winners Change Fly Fishers "B" had to settle for 5th place with 11 trout for 21lb 10.2oz. 
photo: Neilston FF
James, Tom and Brian

Top 5 rods qualifying for Champion of Champions final were:-
1st place Jim Litster Neilston FF 10 trout for 19lb 14oz 
2nd place Brian MacKenzie Neilston FF with 7 trout for 13lb 9.5 oz 
3rd place John Buchanan Dows FFC with 7 trout for 13lb 8.2oz 
4th place John Maestri Soldiers Palmers with 7 trout for 13lb 4.8oz 
5th place to Ray Anderson Change FF "B" with 6 trout for 12lb 11oz

The heaviest trout on the night was a beauty of 6lb 12.8oz caught by Bucks Head FF angler Andy Smith.

Captain of the winning team, runners up, captor of best basket and heaviest trout all received commemorative anniversary Lake of Menteith bottles of whisky and beer.
Jim Litster caught his trout at International Bay, Stable Point and Cages Bay using a slow glass line and hoppers.

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Heat 10 - 9th July 2016

Heat 10 in Scottish Club Championship saw 10 teams competing at Lake of Menteith.  As the boats headed out conditions were quite good, but with a darkening sky the indication was for heavy rain. There was a split of anglers boats with some going west to the  Malling shore, Gateside Bay (cages) and Stable Point while others headed south to the  Heronry, Sandy Bay and Arnmach Point. International Bay, Sams Point and Rookery Point also saw drifting boats. By the end of the heat 49 trout had been caught with 15 being released.
photo:  Tartan Tyers - Shane, Barry and Alan................
Top team on the night were the Tartan Tyers trio of Alan Steven, Shane Kelly and Barry Tindell with 12 trout for 24lb 6oz. Runners up were Lintrathen Angling Club with 7 trout for 14lb 13oz. Third place fell to Ayr Travellers with 6 trout for 14lb 5oz. 

The top five rods qualifying for the Champion of Champions final on Friday 7th October were :-


1st place Alan Steven Tartan Tyers with 7 trout for 14lb 1oz. Alan was drifting from Rookery to Sams point using a floating line with dry fly
2nd place Alex Ewart Lintrathen AC with 6 trout for 12lb 7oz.
3rd place Steve Cowan Ayr Travellers with 4 trout for 9lb 5oz
4th place to Ian Preston Farmers & Associates with 3 trout for 7lb 13.8 oz.
5th place to Allan Caisley Butcher Boy with 4 trout for 7lb 13.5 oz.

Heaviest trout on the night was a rainbow of 3lb 7.5oz caught by Ian Preston of Farmers & Assoiciates. The captain of the winning team, captain of runners up team, captor of best basket and heaviest fish all received bottles of commemorative bottles of Lake of Menteith whisky and beer.
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Heat 9 - 2nd July 2016

Heat 9 of Scottish Club Championship took place at Lake of Menteith with a squally westerly wind and conditions turning cold. It was heavily overcast with threatening rain. There were 13 teams in contention with 3 previous winning clubs. On leaving shore most of the boats headed west towards the shelter of Malling shore and west side of Gateside Bay (cages) .

Bye the end of the night 144 trout had been caught, with 79 being released. Total weight of trout was 298lb 6.9oz Three rainbow trout over 4 lbs were weighed-in, with a lovely trout coming to the scales at 7lb 6.9oz. Again this weeks heat was closely contested with 2 clubs running neck and neck, but top team on the night were the Alba Orvis Fly Fishers team of David Bonnington, Paul Garner and James Gardiner with 20 trout for 44lb 1oz. Runners up with 21 trout for 41lb 10oz were the Lintrathen Fly Fishers trio of Tyler Hay, Barry Robertson and Alan Ramshaw. Third place went to Heriot AC with 15 trout for 30lb 11oz.


Top five individuals qualifying for Champion of Champions on Friday 7th October at the Lake were:

1. Paul Garner, Alba Orvis with 12 trout for 26lb 2oz
2. Tyler Hay Lintrathen FF with 10 trout 20lb 7oz
3. Derek Kilgour, Heriot AC with 9 trout 18lb 4oz
4. Dugald MacGilp Lochgilphead AC with 8 trout for 16lb 5oz
5. David Bonnington Alba Orvis with 6 trout for 14lb 10oz.

Heaviest trout on the night was a cracking rainbow of 7lb 6.3oz captured by David Bonnington Alba Orvis. (capped at 4lbs in team weight).
Captain of the top team was presented with Lake of Menteith commemorative bottles of whisky and beer. Captain of team runners-up, captor of most fish on the night, and captor of heaviest fish all received bottles of commemorative beer.   
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Heat 8 - 25th June 2016

Heat 8 saw 15 teams competing and the match was fished in light winds witth drizzly rain. Several boats headed south to the Road Shore with the majority heading west to the Heronry, Sandy Bay, Plantation and Malling Shore. By the end of the night 114 trout had been caught with 42 being released. It was very close between the top 2 teams with both having caught the same number of trout. The Luggiebank Fly Dressers trio of Gary McGinlay, David Bowie and Jim Twaddle were the winners with 13 trout for 28lb 13oz. Also with 13 trout but for 27lb 5oz were runners up Dunfermline Artisans. Third place fell to Kelso AA with 11 trout for 23lb 6oz. These teams go through to the semi final on 26th August. 

1. Jim Hay, Dunfermline Artisans with 9 trout for 19lb 2.1 oz
2. Garry McGinlay, Luggiebank Fly Dressers with 7 trout for 14lb 9oz
3. Barry Lennon , Strathy AC with 6 trout for 11lb 7.8oz
4. Mick Tait, Kelso AA with 5 trout for 11.lb 2.7oz,
5th equal: Ronnie Glass, Kelso AA and Ray Harrison SPRA (East) both with 5 trout for 10lb 3oz

Heaviest trout on the night was a cracking rainbow weighing in at 5lb 0.3oz caught by Strathy angler Kenny Houston.

The captain of the winning team, runner up team, captor of best bag of trout and heaviest fish, all received engraved bottles marking the 50th anniversary of Lake of Menteith Fishery.

....photo Luggiebank FD: Jim Twaddle, Gary McGinlay and David Bowie................................................................photo:  Jim Hay.....
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Heat 7 - 18th June

Twelve teams took part in heat 7 and between them they caught 100 trout for 207lb 7.2oz.  49 trout were released.  Conditions were excellent for fishing with a light wind and warm conditions.  

The top team on the night were the Johnstone Fly Fishers trio of Messrs Anderson, Jordan Queen and Michael Ward, with 18 trout for 37lb 0.  Michael Ward was also the top rod on the night with 9 fish for 17lb 15.8oz which he caught at Kates Brae and the Road Shore on an olive cruncher, diawl bachs and a black booby fished on a midge tip line. 

photo: Johnstone FF
Mr Anderson, Michael Ward and Jordan Queen

Rothes Oak were a close second with 18 trout for 35lb 6.8oz and Perth RASC were third with 13 trout for 27lb 1.9oz. These teams go through to the 1st semi final on 19th August.

The top five individuals go on to the final of the Champion of Champions:-

1. Michael Ward, Johnstone FF 9 trout 17lb 15.8oz 
2. Gary Ormiston Rothes Oak 8 trout 16lb 2 oz 
3. Bill Ramage Tillicoultry AC 8 trout 16lb 1.6oz 
4. Paul Cushnie Rothes Oak, 7 trout 13lb 11.2oz 
5. Sandy Boag RASC with 5 trout for 12lb 3.6oz.

Heaviest trout on the night was caught by Sandy Boag of Perth RASC and weighed in at 3lb 11.8oz. 

The Captain of Johnstone FF, team runners-up, captor of best bag and heaviest trout all received commemorative bottles from Lake of Menteith Fishery.

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Heat 6 - 11th June 2016

Twelve clubs turned out for the 6th heat and although it had cooled quite a bit from earlier in the week the fishing was not easy.  There was an easterly breeze and light rain throughout the session and by 11pm it was chilly.  At the start of the evening almost all of the boats headed for the Lochend/Butts area and as to be expected the good bags of fish came from that area.  A total of 112 trout for 228lbs 7ozs were caught.

photo: Kevin, Neil and Chris
Lintrathen FF "A" represented by Kevin Neri, Neil Anderson and Chris McAllister were the clear winners with 27 fish for 53lbs 15.625ozs. All three team members between them fished the area from the chalets through Loch End to Tods Hole and concentrated on a mix of suspender buzzers, crunchers and dries on floating lines. Kevin had 10 fish for 20lbs 4.5ozs; Neil had 11 fish for 22lbs 8.125ozs and Chris had 6 fish for 11lbs 3ozs.

Crown FF "A" represented by Dougie Hek and his sons James and Colin were second with 15 fish for 31lbs 9.75ozs. Colin was the top individual rod on the night with 11 fish for 22lbs 9.75ozs. Colin stuck with dries throughout the session and took his fish at Kates Brae. The third placed team were Port Glasgow AC "A" represented by Archie Blair, Stuart McCabe and Andy Elkin who between them had 15 fish for 30lbs 8.625ozs.  These three team go through to the semi-final on 19th August.
photo: top individual Colin Hek

The top five individuals to go through to the final of the Champions of Champions were:-

1.  Colin Hek of Crown FF with 11 trout for 22lbs 9.75ozs
2.  Neil Anderson of Lintrathen FF with 11 trout for 22lbs 8.125ozs
3.  Kevin Neri of Lintrathen FF with 10 trout for 20lbs 4.5ozs
4.  Stuart McCabe of Port Glasgow AC with 7 trout for 14lbs 2.75ozs
5.  Davy Moore of Dunfermline Railway with 6 trout for 12lbs 0.5ozs

The heaviest fish weighed 3lbs 2.375ozs and was caught by James Turner of Bank of Scotland, Glasgow District.

Crown FF were presented with a presentation bottle of malt to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Lake of Menteith Fishery.  The top two teams, heaviest bag and heaviest fish were presented with commemorative bottles of beer.

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Heat 5 - 4th June 2016


10 teams contested heat 5 of the Scottish Club Championships on a bright and warm evening with light varying winds, most boats headed towards the road shore, the gravel pits and loch end bay.
Buzzers and Boobies proved to be the best method on the night.

The top 3 teams were :- 1st Monifieth Trout with 26 Fish for 53lb 5oz, 2nd Menteith Ospreys with 17 Fish for 34lb 10oz, 3rd Rescobie Loch Dev 16 Fish for 32lb 8oz.

The top 5 anglers who go through to the Champion of Champions are.

1st Frank Ross Monifieth Trout 10 fish for 20lb 10.5oz
2nd George Gall Rescobie Loch Dev 10 fish for 20lb 9.5oz
3rd Peter Auchterlonie Menteith Ospreys 9 Fish for 17lb 5.8oz
4th Chris Davidson Monifieth Trout 8 Fish for 16lb 13oz
5th Malcolm Selvey Monifieth Trout 8 Fish for 15lb 13.5oz

The best fish of the night came to Raymond Bell of Dunoon & Dist "B" with a nice fish at 3lb 7oz
photo:
Monifieth Trout
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Heat 4 - 28th May 2016

There were 14 teams in heat 4 and the conditions were bright sunshine with a light easterly breeze which made the fishing hard for some of the clubs.  The best areas where the Heronry, Loch End and the Gravel Pits.  Best methods was dry's .....Yellow owls and Sedges on a floating line.  The top team received a bottle of commemorative malt to mark the Lake of Menteith's 50th anniversary. The top 2 teams, top bag and captor of the heaviest fish received commemorative bottles of beer.

1st place was Alba FF "A" with 30 fish for 60lb 13.5 oz
2nd place Balfron Piscatorials with 17 fish for 35lb 1oz
3rd place Tweed Valley Tanglers with 15 fish for 30lb 11oz

photo: Alba Orvis FF "A"
Steven Welsh, Calum Crosbie and Gregor Fleming
Top 5 individuals for Champion of Champions

1. Calumn Crosbie of Alba Orvis with 13 fish for 26lb 1oz
2. Bob Robertson of Balfron Piscatorials with 11 fish for 22lb 3.5oz
3. Gregor Fleming of Alba Orvis with 9 fish for 18lb 11.5oz
4. Bruce Chisholm of Tweed Tanglers with 9 fish for 18lb 2.5oz
5. Steven Welsh of Alba Orvis with 8 fish for 16lb 1oz

The heaviest fish was caught by Keith Logan of North Berwick AC and weighed 3lb 9.5oz
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Heat 3 - 21st May 2016

Thirteen clubs turned out for heat 3 and between them they caught 116 trout for 233lbs 13.5ozs.  The competitors started the session in a brisk westerly which gradually eased as the evening progressed.  It was a good bit milder than it has been and it stayed dry.  Trout were moving in many areas for most of the evening but they proved hard to catch and most competitors found it hard going.  Only 15 of the 39 anglers caught more than two trout.

The captain of the top team received received a commemorative flask of malt with the top two teams, heaviest basket and heaviest fish receiving commemorative bottles of beer provided by the Lake of Menteith to mark their 50th anniversary.
photo:  Househillmuir FF
Steven Francis, Paul O'Neill and Peter Cameron
However a few managed to outwit the fish and the Househillmuir FF team of Paul O'Neill, Peter Cameron and Steven Francis were clear of the field with 21 fish for 43lbs 13.5ozs.  Paul, who was the top rod on the night, had 12 fish which he caught at Kate's Brae on black buzzers and a candy booby on a floating line.  Peter also had a good night with 7 fish.  He got the first 2 at the Road Shore fishing blobs on a fast glass line before moving to the Butts to pick up the other 5 on a booby fished on a floating line.  Stephen also caught his 2 fish in the Butts where he was fishing a candy booby on a floating line.

The second placed team was Kinross AC "A" represented by Allan Smith (9 fish),  Andy Menmuir (2 fish) and Ally Middlemass (1 fish) for a total of 12 trout for 23lbs 11.75ozs.  Just 0.125ozs behind them in third was the Harrow AC "B" team of William Yuill (4 fish), Jamie Ferrier (5 fish) and Andrew Ferrier (3 fish) with a total of 12 trout for 23lbs 11.625ozs.  These three teams go through to the semi final on 19th August.

The top five individuals that qualified for the final of the Champions of Champions on 7th October were:-

1.  Paul O'Neill of Househillmuir FF with 12 trout for 24lbs 11.75ozs
2.  Allan Smith of Kinross AC "A" with 9 trout for 18lbs 11.25ozs
3.  Jim Tuck of Glencorse Rsv "A" with 8 trout for 16lbs 7ozs
4.  Peter Cameron of Househillmuir FF with 7 trout for 14lbs 13.5ozs
5.  George Murray snr of New Haylie FF  "A" with 6 trout for 12lbs 9.125ozs

The heaviest fish on the night was taken by Steven Francis of Househillmuir FF and weighed 2lbs 11.125ozs
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Heat 1 - 7th May 2016

The Scottish Club Championship got under way at the Lake of Menteith on Saturday 7th May and to commemorate their 50th anniversary the Lake management provided an engraved bottle of whisky to the top rod and commemorative bottles of beer to the top three teams and the captor of the heaviest fish.

The evening started off relatively mild but as the session progressed the east wind picked up and the temperature dropped considerably. The trout were up and moving all evening in many areas of the Lake and most competitors were using floating lines and buzzers. There were 13 teams in this heat with the top 3 teams progressing to the semi-finals and the top 5 individuals going through to the final of the Champion of Champions.

Top team on the night were the Change FF AC “A” team of Kevin McCabe, Andy Dunn and Jock Kettles with 21 trout for 40lbs 7ozs. All of their fish were taken on buzzers fished on floating lines at Reedy Point, Plantation and International Bay. They were just 3ozs ahead of Tartan Tyers FF “A” (Scott Aitken, Alan Martin and Andy McAdam) who had 20 trout for 40lbs 3.5ozs. The third to team to qualify for the semis was Granite City FF “A” (Derek Hessett, Andrew Barrowman and Greg McLaren) with 16 trout for 34lbs 9ozs.
photo: Change FF - Kevin, Andy & Jock

 
 


The top bag was Scott Aitken of Tartan Tyers FF who had 9 fish for 18lbs 8.5ozs. Scott took his fish on a floating line and buzzers in International Bay. Jim Mckinlay of East Kilbride AC was second with 9 trout for 17lbs 3ozs and Kevin McCabe of Change FF was third with 8 fish for 15lbs 9 ozs Greg McLaren of Granite City FF was fourth and Andy Dunn of Change FF was fifth.

photo:
Scott Aitken

Greg McLaren of Granite City FF caught the heaviest fish of the night which went to the scales at 3lbs 3ozs which fell to a black buzzer at Sandy Bay.
 
 



Heat 1 - 7th May

Ayr Travellers FF  "B"
Black Bull FFC
Bridge of Allan AC  "B"
Caol AC 
Change FF AC  "A"
East Kilbride AC  "B"
Granite City FF  "A"
Kahts Whiskers AC  "B"
Lochgilphead & District AC  "B"
SPRA East  "A"
SPRA West  "A"
Tartan Tyers  "A"
West Lothian Fly Dressers  "B"
 
Heat 2 - 14th May

ABC&D  "B"
Aberdour AA  "B"
Balbeggie AC  "B"
Brechin AC  "B"
(Butcher Boy AC  "B")
Caley Liners FF  "B"
Cumnock & District AA  "B"
Cupar AC  "B"
Dalbeattie AA
Dumfries & Galloway Police AC  "B"
Kinross AC  "B"
(Kilbirnie AC  "B")
(Largs & District AC  "B")
Leslie & Glenrothes AC  "B"
Priory AC
Rainbow Warriors  "A"
Select FF  "B"
St Mirin AC

Heat 3 - 21st May

Ardossan Eglinton AC  "B"
(Badenoch AA)
Dunoon & District AC  "A"
Glencorse Rsv FF  "A"
Harrow AC  "B"
Househillmuir FF
Kinross AC  "A"
Newhaylie FF  "A"
Pentland Civil Service AC
RAF Fish Hawks  "B"
Renton FF
Rowbank AC  "B"
SPRA West  "B"
Stanley & District AC

Heat 4 - 28th May

Airdrie & District AC  "B"
Alba Orvis  "A"
Arbroath AC
Balfron Piscatorials
Bothwell & Blantyre AC  "A"
(Bucks Head FF)
Crieff FF
Falkirk Municipal AC  "B"
Grizzlecats  "A"
(Harrow AC  "A")
Munnoch AC  "A"
Newyle & Meigle AC
North Berwick AC
St Johns FF  "B"
St Mungo AC
Tweed Valley Tanglers

Heat 5 - 4th June

Aberdeen & District AA "A"
(Denny & District AC)
Dumfries & Galloway Police AC  "A"
Dunoon & District AC  "B"
Menteith Ospreys  "A"
Monifieth Trout AC
(Neilston FF)
Rainbow Warriors  "B"
Rescobie LDA
St Boswells, Newtown & District AA
Stirling Castle AC  "B"
Thistle AC

Heat 6 - 11th June

Bank Of Scotland Glasgow & District AC
Ben Wyvis FFC
Ciba AC
Crown FF  "A"
Cupar AC
Dunfermline Railway AC
Glencorse Rsv FF  "B"
Lintrathen FF  "A"
Lochinch AC
(Menteith Ospreys  "B")
Port Glasgow AC  "A"
Strathleven FF
Thack AC

Heat 7 - 18th June

Caurnie AC
Glasgow Post Office AC
Johnstone FF
Kelso AA  "B"
Perth RASC
Phoenix Fly Fishers
Port Ellen AC
RAF Fish Hawks  "A"
Rothes Oak
(Saltire Fly Fishers)
Stirling Castle AC  "A"
Strathgryfe AA
Tillicoultry AC

Heat 8 - 25th June

Beith St Inans AC
Bothwell & Blantyre AC  "B"
Butcher Boy AC  "A"
Crown FF  "B"
Dunfermline Artisans AC
Hawick AC
Kelso AA  "A"
Largs & District AC  "B"
Leslie & Glenrothes AC  "A"
Luggiebank FD
New Haylie FF  "B"
Rowbank AC
Ruthven FF
SPRA (East)  "B"
Strathy AC

Heat 9 - 2nd July

Aberdour AA  "A"
Alba Orvis FF  "B"
(Butcher Boy AC "B")
Caley Liners  "A"
Coldstream & District AA
Dalzell AC
Grizzlecats  "B"
(Harrow AC  "A")
Heriots AC
Largs & District AC  "A"
Linrathen FF  "B"
Lochgilphead & District AC  "A"
(Scottish Lame Ducks)
Select FF  "A"
St Johns FF  "A"
West Lothian FD  "A"

Heat 10 - 9th July

Ardrossan Eglinton AC  "A"
Ayr Travellers FF  "A"
(Balbeggie AC  "A")
Butcher Boy AC "B"
Denny & District AC
Dunfermline Rusty Nail AC
Farmers & Associates AC
Harrow AC "A"
(Kaht's Whiskers AC  "A")
Lintrathen AC
Munnoch AC
Scottish Lame Ducks
Tartan Tyers "B"

Heat 11 - 16th July

ABC & D AC  "A"
Bridge of Allan 76 AC  "A"
Bucks Head FF
Change FF AC "B"
Dows AC
East Kilbride AC  "B"
Future FF  "A"
Gartmore AC
Kilbirnie AC  "A"
Neilston FF  "A"
Pitlochry AC
Soldier Palmers
SPPM
Strathtyrum AC
Townhill AC

Heat 12 - 23rd July

Aberdeen & District AA  "B"
Avonbank AC
Balbeggie AC
Barrhead AC
Brechin AC  "A"
Bridge of Weir Loch AC
(Bucks Head AC)
Cove & Kilcreggan AC
Cumnock & District AA  "A"
Ferry Fly Fishers
Future FF  "B"
Granite City FF  "B"
Neilston FF "B"
Port Glasgow AC  "B"

Heat 13 - 30th July

Airdrie & District AC  "A"
Black Bull FC  "B"
(Change FF AC  "B")
Drumbowie FF
Earlston AA
Falkirk Municipal AC  "A"
Firecats
Kats Whiskers AC  "A"
Loanhead & District AC
Newton Stewart & District AA
Saturday AC
Scottish Lame Ducks
Thistle AC  "A"
 
 
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