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Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
2021

Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK, 7Plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 3 - Loch Leven 18th June 2021

It was a tough day at Loch Leven for the third heat of the Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship with only 3 anglers out of the 11 who took part catching a fish.  Top rod was Mick Thomson of Dalry Garnock with 1 trout for 2lb 8ozs.  Ewan Scott of Canmore was second with a trout weighing 1lb 9ozs and third was Andy Kennedy of Dalry Garnock with a trout just under 1lb.
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK, 7Plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 2 Carron 17th June 2021

Carron hosted the second of the 2021 National Championship heats and on a bright day with an unexpected strong breeze the 15 anglers caught a total of 66 fish.   The top six qualified for the final.  Top rod was Brian Kennedy of Caley Liners with 11 fish and in second, also with 11 fish, was Alan Smith of Aberdour AA.  Brian will receive a Ridgeline Igloo fleece courtesy of our sponsors Ridgeline UK.   In third place was Andrew Kennedy of Caley Liners with 9 fish.  The session was fished as catch and release and the longest fish of the day was measured at 69cm and was caught by Brad Gair of Balfron Pescatorials.
National Championship Heat 2 Carron
Top 3 (left to right)
Alan Smith, Brian Kennedy and Andrew Kennedy
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK, 7Plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat No 1 - Lintrathen 15th June 2021

The Scottish National Championship resumed at Lintrathen on 15th June with the first of the 2021 heats.  We had to miss 2020 due to covid but Lintrathen couldn't have got us off to a better start with cloudy conditions and a good head of fish looking to be caught.  Top rod was Douglas Beckett of Aberdour AA with 20 fish.  Douglas will receive a Ridgeline Igloo fleece courtesy of our sponsors Ridgeline UK.  Close behind in second was George Whyte of St Fillans & Lochearn AA with 18 fish and in third with 14 fish was Lee Anderson of Gateside FC.  Sixteen anglers took part and netted 131 fish.  The top seven will go through to the final.
Safety: When there is thunder or lightning  all competitors must leave the water and must not return until 30 minutes  after the last electrical activity. If due to the extent of electrical  activity it is unsafe to return to the water within one hour of the first  event or if after resuming fishing there is further electrical activity the  competition will be stopped. Competitions may be postponed if electrical  activity, temperature or wind strength make it unsafe to go ahead
     
AFTER the relevant draw has been  published a change of heats will only be allowed in exceptional  circumstances.  Individuals will only  be permitted an extenuating circumstances change once every three years.  Competitors will however be permitted to  arrange a mutual swap with a competitor in another heat or semi-final.  At the prelim stage only, clubs may change  their representative on the day.  When  registering with the officials at the venue the new representative should  advise who is being replaced and must provide their own contact details in  writing.  
     
Anglers should register at least 30  minutes before the start time.
     
If you need to withdraw from the  competition please contact the National Championship Secretary  immediately.  The officials will  usually be at the venues at least 1 hour before the start and can be  contacted via the fishery if you have a last minute problem.
     
During Catch & Release all hooks  must be debarbed or barbless and double hooks are not permitted.
     
 
The competition at Carron will be  fully catch and release with all fish being measured, recorded and  returned.  The minimum size is  20cm.  20 points plus 1 point for each  centimetre of length will be awarded for each fish.
 
 
 
The competitions at Leven, Lintrathen and Menteith will have a  bag limit of three fish followed by catch and release. The catch and release  allowance and cap weight for fish at each venue are as follows:-
     
Lintrathen – Trout capped at 3lb;  catch and release allowance 1.5lb; size for brown trout – 11inches.  Menteith – Trout capped at 4lb with  allowance of 2lb for returned trout.  Leven  – Trout capped at 2.5lbs with allowance of 1.25lb for returned trout. All venues  to be measured to the fork of the tail.
     
Competition rules are displayed on  the SANACC website at www.sanacc.org.uk.  On the left hand menu go to “About Us” and then to “Competition Rules”
     
Mick  Moran, National Championship Secretary.  Tel 01698 262965 – email: michaelmoran1@btinternet.com.
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