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Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
2019

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Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship 2019
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK, 7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 8 - 23rd May 2019 Carron

Heat 8 of the Scottish Natonal Trout Fly Fishing Championship at Carron was won by Ian impson of Aberdour AA with 12 trout 13lbs 3.3ozs..  James Gardiner of Ruthven FF was second with 7 trout for 7lbs 11.1ozs and Allan Gamble of RAF Fish Hawk was third with 7 trout for 5lbs 13ozs.
James, Ian and Allan
It was a cold blustery day at Carron which felt more like March than May.  It was overcast for most of the day but brightened during the afternoon as the wind strengthened.  The competitors wish to thank the Carron management for providing a buffet at the end of the session.

Top rod, Ian Simpson, spent his day in Burnhouse Bay where he took all of his 12 fish on black cats fished on a 5 sweep.  James Gardiner stayed in the area of the dam at the bottom of the wind and was rewarded with 7 fish which he took on an orange blob and a kate mclaren fished on a 5 sweep.   Allan Gamble was higher in the water with a fast glass and took his 7 fish on a black cat and a black booby in Carron Bay all of whch were taken before 1.30pm.
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship 2019
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Heat 5 - 2nd May - Lake of Menteith

Heat 5 of the National Trout Fly Fishing Championship was held at the Lake of Menteith on 2nd May in near perfect conditions.  As the competitors arrived in the morning they were met with clear skies, a light breeze and temperatures of around 4 degrees.  As the day progressed the temperature rose steadily and cloud cover increased with the breeze remaining light.  In the last half hour the rain arrived along with a chilly wind.
Ewan Clark heat 5 winner
Sixty four competitors from clubs as far afield as Berwick, Dalbeattie and Shetland took part with the top thirty two going through to the semi-finals.  Twelve fish for over 24lbs 9ozs were need to qualify.  Between them the 64 anglers caught 856 trout (669 returned)  for 1742lbs 2.5ozs.

Ewan spent his day between The Butts and Tod Hole and started of on a midge tip before changing to a floater and later returning to the midge tip.  He was fishing buzzers with a booby on the point.  Ben also spent his day at Tod Hole and stuck with buzzers and a booby on a floater.
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship 2019
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Heat 4 - 30th April - Carron Valley

18 competitors took part in heat 4 with the top 9 going through to the semi-finals.  One boat was disqualified for returning late.
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship 2019
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Heat 3 - 23rd April - Lake of Menteith

The third heat was won by George Gall of Rescobie Loch DA with 13 fish.  Connor Campbell of Kinross AC was second with 13 fish and William Davidson was third with 12 fish.
William Davidson, Connor Campbell and George Gall
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
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Heat 2 - Carron 18th April 2019
John Buchanan and Allan Mclachlan
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
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Heat 1 - Lake of Menteith 16th April

The day started off with a very cold easterly wind which was to continue throughout the day.  46 anglers took part with the top 23 qualifying for the semi finals.
At the end of the day Kevin McCabe of Change FF AC finished top rod with 23 fish for 45lb 3.7oz.  Kevin was fishing at Shear Point  with a floating line and buzzers.  In second place with 14 fish for 30lbs 5.60oz was Neill Barrett of Gilmerton FFC fishing a floating line fab and cormmies.  In third place was Wayne Cram of West Lothian FDAC with 13 fish for 27lb 13.70oz. Wayne fished Hotel Bay using a Buzzer Tip Boobies and diawl bachs.
Kevin McCabe and Neill Barrett
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