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!!  FUNDRAISERS 2022  !!


There will be three fundraisers held in 2022 for the benefit of the international teams going to Ireland and Wales this year.

PARK VIEW Fishery
12th February 2022 -  9am to 4pm
Cost £30 which includes food
Contact Wullie Simpson on 07761155925.  Still some spaces left.

LOCH INSCH
6th March 2022
Full

Details of the third fundraiser in the west of Scotland to follow.


John Kaye - Stormontfield AC

It is with regret that I have to give notification that John Kaye passed away recently in Ninewells Hospital following a period of illness.  John was the secretary of Stormontfield AC for a number of years.  He represented Scottish angling interests both on committees and at Internationals.  He was Secretary of the Scottish National Championship from 2002 until 2009 and represented Scotland on five occasions at international level and captained the team at Lough Arrow in 1998.

Tom MacTaggart
SANACC Secretary.


SANACC AGM
10.30am - Sunday 6th March 2022
King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn



Scottish Club Championship
2022
Dates
Date
Semi-Final for this Heat
14th May
12th August
21st May
12th August
28th May
12th August
4th June
12th August
11th June
12th August
18th June
19th August
25th June
19th August
2nd July
19th August
9th July
19th August
16th July
19th August
Semi-Finals
Friday 12th August
Friday 19th August

Final
Friday 23rd September

Champion of Champions
Friday 7th October
Champion of Champions

Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Lake of Menteith - 8th October 2021

Champion of Champions in 2021 is Keith Logan of Heriot AC. Read more............
Keith Logan
Champion of Champions 2021
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Final -Lake of Menteith - 24th September 2021

In the final of the Scottish Club Championship Lintrathen FF "A" ran out worthy winners to be crowned the 2021 Scottish Club Champions.  Their team of Barry Robertson, Tyler Hay and Kevin Neri received a cash prize of £500 along with Snowbee vouchers to the value of £300 provided by sponsors Snowbee;  three boxes of flies each of which contained around 160 flies provided by sponsors My Fishing Flies and three fleeces provided by sponsors Hope Embroidery.
Lintrathen FF "A"
Tyler Hay, Barry Robertson and Kevin Neri
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline Uk
Lake of Menteith 18th September 2021


Derek Pozzi of Thalassa AC is the 2021 Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Champion.  Having won the championship in 2018 Derek becomes one of the few to have been champion more than once.
Derek Pozzi receiving the championship trophy from Lake of Menteith manager, Quint Glen
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Semi Final No 2 - 20th August 2021

The second of the Scottish Club Semi-Finals on Friday 20th August was won by Neilston Fly Fishers "A"  with 32 fish.  They were represented by Peter Cameron (18 fish), Mark Stephen (5 fish) and Paul O'Neill (9 fish).  Each member of the team received a box of flies provided by sponsors My Fishing Flies.


Semi-Final Winners 20th August
Neilston FF "A"
Peter Cameron, Mark Stephen & Paul O'Neill
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Semi Final No 1 - 13th August 2021

The Scottish Club Championship moved to the semi final stage on Friday 13th August and the anglers were faced with a strong sw wind and rain for most of the day. 21 of the scheduled 22 teams took part with the top 11 going through to the final.  Top team was Alba Cats  "B" represented by James Kerr (12 fish), Greig Davie (8 fish) and Mark Fleming (5 fish).  Each member of the team received a box of flies provided by sponsors My Fishing Flies.


Alba Cats "B"
Greig Davie, Mark Fleming and James Kerr
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Heat 10 - 24th July 2021

The last of the Scottish Club Championship heats was held on a bright evening on 24th July.  Ten teams took part with the top four teams going through to the semi-final on 20th August and the top six individuals going through to the Champion of Champions on 8th October.  The top team of Costa Ecosse "A" represented by John Buchanan (4 fish), Allan McLachlan (6 fish) and David Mateer (3 fish) had a total of 13 fish for 28lb 1.9oz.  All three each received a box of flies provided by sponsors My Fishing Flies. The top individual rod was Alan Porteous of Frozen North AC "A" with 8 for 17lb 4.4oz and the heaviest fish weighed 4lb 3.4oz and was caught by Craig Carnell of RAF Fish Hawks.

Semi-Final on 20th August
1st:   Costa Ecosse "A" with 13 fish for 28lb 1.9oz
2nd:  Frozen North AC "A" with 12 fish for 25lb 15.2oz
3rd:   Frozen North AC "B" with 8 fish for 20lb 3.2oz
4th:   Priory AC "A" with 3 fish 7lb 2.2oz

Champion of Champions
1.  Alan Porteous of Frozen North AC "A" with 8 fish
2.  Allan McLachlan of Costa Ecosse "A" with 6 fish
3.  John Buchanan of Costa Ecosse "A" with 4 fish
4.  Kevin Porteous of Frozen North AC "B" with 3 fish
5.  Paul Clarke of Priory AC "A" with 3 fish
6.  James Bews of Frozen North AC "B" with 3 fish
National Championship Final

Boatmen will not be required in the National Final

In view of the ongoing prevalence of covid and the difficulty of maintaining any form of social distancing with three people in a boat over an eight hour session the SANACC National Sub-Committee have decided that boatmen will not be used in the National Final.
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Heat 9 - 17th July 2021

The eleven teams at Heat 9 of the Scottish Club Championship had to contend with a strong wind for the first half of the evening and with the fish still in the deeper water it was difficult to get to grips with them.  The wind dropped steadily throughout the evening and by the end of the session the top team of SPPM AC "A" represented by Douglas Fairbairn (3 fish), Donald Gillies (2 fish) and Alastair MacGillivray (4 fish) had a total of 9 fish for 24lb 11.1oz.  All three each received a box of flies provided by sponsors My Fishing Flies. The top individual rod was Gordon Fisher of Ferry FF with 5 for 11lb 6.2oz and the heaviest fish weighed 4lb 14.8oz and was caught by Walter Archibald of Costa Ecosse.  Seven of the sixty fish that were taken to the scales weighed 4lb or more and a total of 151 trout were caught.  The top four teams go through to the semi-final on 20th August and the top six individuals go through to the Champion of Champions on 8th October.

Semi-Final on 20th August
1st:   SPPM AC  "A" with 9 fish for 24lb 11.1oz
2nd:  Neilston FF  "A" with 10 fish for 24lb 3.4oz
3rd:   Aberdour AA  "A" with 10 fish for 22lb 7oz
4th:    Ferry FF "A" with 9 fish for 20lb 7oz

Champion of Champions
1.  Gordon Fisher of Ferry FF "A" with 5 fish
2.  Alastair MacGillivray of SPPM AC  "A" with 4 fish
3.  Ryan Craig of Falkirk Municipal AC  "A" with 4 fish
4.  Peter Cameron of Neilston FF "A" with 4 fish
5.  Mark Sephen of Neilston FF "A" with 4 fish
6.  Donnie Macbeth of SPPM AC  "B" with 3 fish.
SPPM AC "A" - Heat 9 winners
Alastair MacGillivray, Douglas Fairbairn and Donald Gillies
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Heat 8 - 10th July 2021

The competitors in heat 8 of the Scottish Club Championship had to contend with long periods of flat calm with the occasional shower.  Ten teams took part with the top four going through to the semi final on 20th August.  Top team was Phoenix AC  "A" represented by Neil Cockburn (9 fish), Graham Faulds (3 fish) and Gavin Cattanach (3 fish).    Neil was the top individual rod and also had the heaviest fish at 5lb 2.3oz.

Semi-Final on 20th August
1st:   Phoenix AC  "A" with 15 fish for 35lb 9.1oz
2nd:  Strathy AC  "A" with 8 fish for 20lb 13.2oz
3rd:   Gartmore AC "A" with 7 fish for 18lb 6.7oz
4th:    Kelso AC "B" with 6 fish for 14lb 6.3oz

Champion of Champions
1.  Neil Cockburn of Phoenix AC  "A" with 9 fish
2.  Kenneth McLean of Strathy AC  "A" with 5 fish
3.  Calum Fraser of Gartmore AC  "A" with 5 fish
4.  Barry Lennon of Harelaw FF  "A" with 5 fish
5.  Lee Lindop of West Coast FFC "A" with 4 fish
6.  Graham Faulds of Phoenix AC "A" with 3 fish
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Heat 7 - 3rd July 2021

Heat 7 of the Scottish Club Championship on 3rd July was held on a very wet evening with the rain only stopping just before the end of the session.  Again nine teams took part with the top four going through to the semi final on 20th August.  Top team was Lintrathen FF "A" represented by Kevin Neri (1 fish), Tyler Hay (12 fish) and Barry Robertson (3 fish).  All three each received a box of flies provided by our sponsors My Fishing Flies.  Tyler was the top individual rod and the heaviest fish at 5lb 2.4oz fell to Brian Kennedy of Caley Liners FF "A"

Semi-Final on 20th August
1st:   Lintrathen FF "A" with 16 fish for 38lb 15ozs
2nd:   Caley Liners FF "A" with 12 fish for 32lb 12.4oz
3rd:   Neilston FF "B" with 9 fish for 23lb 12.5oz
4th:   Kelso  AA "A" with 10 fish for 22lb 12.9oz

Champion of Champions
1.  Tyler Hay of Lintrathen FF "A" with 12 fish
2.  Andrew Kennedy of Caley Liners FF "A" with 6 fish
3.  John Simpson of Caley Liners FF "A" with 4 fish
4.  Brian Mackenzie of Neilston FF  "B" with 4 fish
5.  Keith Dickson of Kelso AA  "A" with 4 fish
6.  Barry Robertson of Lintrathen FF "A" with 3 fish
Lintrathen FF "A" winners of heat 7
Kevin Neri, Tyler Hay and Barry Robertson
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK, 7Plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 6 - Lake of Menteith 1st July 2021

It was wall to wall sun for the last of our heats at the Lake of Menteith on 1st July and as to be expected following a warm week the fish were mainly in the colder deep water.  Forty Six anglers took part and the top 19 qualified for the final.  Top rod and winner of the Ridgeline Igloo fleece provided by our sponsors Ridgeline UK was David Wales of Select FF with 8 fish for 18lb 8.3oz.  In second place with 7 fish for 15lb 13.6 was Brian Quinn of Grizzlecats and 3rd with 6 fish for 14lb 15.4oz was Alan Harvie of Ardrossan Eglinton.
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK, 7Plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 5 - Lake of Menteith 29th June 2021

It was hard going for heat 5 at the Lake of Menteith.  Forty two anglers took part and the top 18 qualified for the final.  Top rod was Alan Brock of Crieff AC with 7 fish for 14lb 1.3oz.  Alan will receive a Ridgeline Igloo fleece courtesy of our sponsors Ridgeline UK.  Alan Porteous of Frozen North AC was second with 6 fish for 12lb 10oz and Derek Pozzi of Thalassa AC was third with 6 fish for 11lb 13.3oz.

Amended Result:-
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Heat 6 - 26th June 2021

The second section of the Scottish Club Heats started on Saturday 26th June and nine teams took part with the top four going through to the semi final on 20th August.

Semi-Final on 20th August
1st:   Gateside Flycasters "B" with 18 fish
2nd:   Lintrathen FF  "B" with 15 fish
3rd:   Balfron Piscatorials "A" with 10 fish
4th:   Heatherfly Fishers "A" with 8 fish

Champion of Champions
1.  Jake Gilchrist of Gateside Flycasters "A" with 11 fish
2.  Neil Anderson of Lintrathen FF "B" with 9 fish
3.  George Murray of Heatherfly Fishers "A" with 5 fish
4.  Robert Gibson of Gateside Flycasters "A" with 6 fish
5.  Scott Aitken of Tartan Tyers "A" with 5 fish
6.  David Cruikshank of Balfron Piscatorials "A" with 4 fish
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK, 7Plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 4 - Lintrathen 24th June 2021

Conditions were excellent for the start of heat 4 at Lintrathen on 24th June but unfortunately conditions changed as the session went on and the 11 competitors had to contend with torrential rain.  The top five anglers qualified for the final and the rain didn't stop each of the top five catching 7 fish.  Top rod was David Marfizo of Brechin AC with a weight of 12lb 5oz.  Brian Abel of ABC&D AC was second with 11lb 10oz and Wullie Cowan of ABC&D AC was third with 11lb 5oz.
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake Of Menteith, Snowbee, Hope Embroidery,  Glencairn Crystal and My Fishing Flies
Heat 5 - 19th June 2021

It was a hard night at Menteith for heat 5 of the Scottish Clubs with the 11 teams netting 67 fish.  Top team was Tweed Valley Tanglers "A" represented by Keith Renton (4 fish),  Dave Wright (3 fish) and Billy Braithwaite (6 fish).  The heaviest fish of the night weighed 3lb 6.4oz and was caught by Keir Hardie of Bridge of Allan 76 AC "A".

Semi-Final on 13th August
1st:   Tweed Valley Tanglers "A" with 13 fish
2nd:   Johnstone FF "A" with 11 fish
3rd:   Cupar AC  "A" with 10 fish
4th:   Bridge of Allan 76 AC  "A" with 6 fish

Champion of Champions
1.  Michael Ward of Johnstone FF "A" with 8 fish
2.  Charlie Wilkinson of Cupar AC  "A" with 6 fish
3.  Billy Braithwaite of Tweed Valley Tanglers "A" with 6 fish
4.  Keith Renton of Tweed Valley Tanglers "A" with 4 fish
5.  Keir Hardie of Bridge of Allan 76 AC "A" with 3 fish
6.  John Tullett of Kilmarnock FF "A" with 4 fish
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.
Scottish Club Championship Heat 4 winners
Saltire FF "A"
Alan Gilbert, Peter Edge and Colin Macdonald
Scottish Club Championship Heat 3 Winners
Lochend FF "B"
Mark McNaughton, Wullie Munn and Graeme Lynch
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.
National Championship and Scottish Club Championship

The dates set out below have been scheduled for the championships and they will go ahead provided it is viable to do so.




National Semi-Finals

LintrathenTuesday15 June
CarronThursday17 June
LevenFriday18 June
LintrathenThursday24 June
MenteithTuesday29 June
MenteithThursday01 July




Final

MenteithSaturday18 September




Scottish Club Championship




For Semi-Final on 13 AugustHeats on 22 May,  29 May,  05 June,  12 June  and  19 June
For Semi-Final on 20 AugustHeats on 26 June,  03 July,  10 July,   17 July  and  24 July
Final
24 September
Champion of Champions
08 October
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.”
2019 National Champion Allan McLachlan receiving the National Trophy from Spencer Tolley of sponsors Ridgeline UK
Ross McKean
2019 Scottish River Champion
Neilston FF "B" - Brian, James and Tom
2019 Scottish Club Champions
2019 Champion of Champions
Keith Renton
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