2019 Outings/Results

Competitions 2019

1 Monikie         27th March Day

2 Rescobie       3rd April Day

3 Stenhouse     17th April Day

4 Lintrathen      8th May Day

5 The Lake        22nd May Day

6 Monikie         5th June Evening

7 Rescobie       19th June Evening

8 Monikie         3rd July Evening

9 Stenhouse     17th July Day

10 Frandy          31st July Day

11 The Lake       21st August Day

12 Frandy          4th September Day

13 Monikie        18th September Day

Interclub Rescobie 10th June Evening

Perth Match The Lake 28th August Day

1st Outing Monikie 27th March Day

After a long but not very cold winter it was good to get back on the water There was a good turnout ,15 members The weather was good; west wind about 12 mph and sunny periods I was fishing with Bruce Martin and on the way out we saw a fish rising just out from the boat pier which was duly noted and we started our first drift between the first island and the jetty but quickly moved to between the two islands as advised by the bailiff along with most others and immediately people were into fish First fish of the season was ( I think ) Roddy Mackay. Bruce was on a Intermediate with lures and I had decided to use a sink tip with a black and green tadpole, cormorant and viva and soon I had a fish on the tadpole and Bruce lost one I then had two in quick succession and Bruce got one There seemed to be a main group of fish in one specific area and eventually the fish were spooked so we decided to move back to the area out from the boat pier and on approaching we saw rising fish (unfortunately Ed Brown and Doug had the same idea ) However we were quickly into fish again and Bruce soon had his fourth one and it was a cracker ( 3lbs 9ozs ) and I lost a good one Ed and Doug were catching as well So by lunch  I had my five and then fished a single fly At lunch it seemed that we and Alan and Roddy had done well and most others had fish John McDougall had a good one which when weighed tuned out to be 5lbs 2ozs Ed provided the usual refreshment and Roddy’s sloe gin was very nice too! The pm session was a bit quieter but Bruce soon had his fifth We then tried between the islands again but the wind was freshening so we moved back up to the west dam wall area and got fish between the two draw off towers The total catch was 47 fish for 90lbs 14ozs Winner was John Mcdougall 5 for 13lbs, Bruce was second and John had the heaviest fish.  John’s big fish caught on a Kate McLaren

Next outing is Rescobie 3rd April Day

Andrew Robertson

2nd Outing Rescobie 8th April Day

This outing was supposed to be on the 3rd but for the 2nd year running was postponed due to adverse weather This Monday was looking a lot more promising There was an east wind about 10mph with a mix of sunny spells and cloud George and I set up with intermediates and various lures and set off for the Condor End along with another 2 of our boats First bad decision of the day as unusually there didn’t seem to be any fish there so we moved down towards the islands as we saw a single angler take 2 fish there and then had a long drift down the Green Bank to Doc’s Corner and across towards the church by which time it was lunchtime and not an offer was had

It seemed that most people were struggling  (Alan and Ed Fullerton had a couple each )except one boat ( not one of ours ) at the islands which seemed to be doing well Alan reckoned they were fishing deep So after lunch George and I headed to that area to the north of the islands and set the anchor and I changed to a DI5 sweep and on Alan’s advice changed my pink Fab for an orange one and put a Dancer Booby on the point while George stuck with his Intermediate This other boat was still there and still sconing fish so we persevered and about 3 o’clock I finally got a decent fish on the Fab The wind was strengthening now a little Then George got a fish but lost it We moved closer to the islands and I then got a good pull and this fish took line and eventually succumbed –  a good fish Then George hooked and lost another good fish

The club had 13 fish for 35lbs 10ozs A hard day! First was Ed Fullerton with 4 fish for 11lbs 5ozs second was myself with 2 for 7lbs 3ozs including the best of the day at 4lbs 6ozs Next outing is at Stenhouse on 17th April Day

IMG_3879IMG_3880 LoIMG_3895 My good trout (on an Orange Fab)

Andrew Robertson

3rd Outing Stenhouse 17th April Day

Always a pleasure to fish here The staff are very welcoming with Tea or Coffee before you go out and at lunchtime and it provides good quality top of the water sport Conditions were ok, a bit of cloud cover but the east wind was a bit too strong However us anglers are eternal  optimists so we set out full of hope There seemed to be an even split  some boats went to the west end others including Jim D and I , Ed F and Jim B and Alan and Vic went east Jim and I set up with Midge/Sink Tips, myself with a Green and Black Nomad and two buzzers and Jim with his usual nymphy things We anchored between the Island and the point on the north shore. 2nd or 3rd cast I had an offer then next cast a fish on the nomad We progressed towards the island in stages and about 10 .30 I got another on the same lure Jim had a couple of offers but they didn’t stick Most of the boats from the west end came back to fish around the island where there was some shelter I had another couple of offers before lunch

At lunch in the cosy fishing bothy it seemed that fish were hard to get Ed Fullerton and Jim Bennet were best boat with 2 each ( they were fishing close in to the reeds up in the northeast bay ) Alan had a couple, the others had struggled

After lunch Ed and Jim B and myself and Jim D set off back to the same areas along with most others Ed Fullerton soon had his limit followed by Jim Bennet. Jim D and I changed some flies Jim put on a black and green lure and I replaced my buzzers with a cormorant and a peach fab At about 3oclock I got another fish on the nomad and Jim had some more offers and swirls to his flies but he was having one of those days when nothing would stick Eventually I got my 4th again on the nomad All my fish came in the same area and all on the top as soon as the lure hit the water. Ed and Jim were the best boat with 4 each followed by Alan and Vic with 4+3

The club had 27 fish for 57lbs 9ozs The winner was Vic with 4 for 10lbs 1oz including the heaviest at 3lbs 14ozs,  second was Jim Bennet with 4 for 9lbs 3ozs Next outing is at Lintrathen on 8th May Day

facebook pictures DWEAC setting out at Stenhouse (photo courtesy of Stenhouse Facebook page)

Stenhouse April 2019DWEAC (7)[2077] Gordon Muir with a Stenny Troot (On an Ally McCoist, tied by myself)

Andrew Robertson

4th Outing Lintrathen 10th May Day

This outing should have been on Wednesday but conditions decreed otherwise Friday turned out to be a much better day with a gentle south to south east breeze and varying cloud cover (until 3.30 when there was some hail followed by rain for about an hour)

Stuart and I decided to fish the Rhodies before lunch, Stuart on a slow sinker with an orange blob and a yellow dancer and myself with a fast inter with cut throat cat booby, cormorant and orange fab. Right away Stuart was getting offers and soon had his first fish on the blob and then I got one, lost one and returned a nice brownie on the cormorant and we both had more offers but the fish seemed reluctant to take ( maybe seen too many flies in that area) We made our way up to the top bay for lunch to find that the only boat to have done well was George and Jim D who had 7 to the boat. It looked as if the top bay and in particular the Sawmill Bank was the most popular area so we decided to try here and had a drift down the middle to no avail although Doug Grimmond and Bruce Martin were catching not far from us. We then moved across to the Sawmill Bank as most of the boats there had left. There were fish showing here so Stuart decided to change to a floater and smaller flies and right away got another fish so I followed suit and immediately got a fish on the fab. We were now moving fish regularly, if not hooking them but eventually, during the heavy rain, I got another two on a small pearly cormorant The fish seemed to be spread about from close in to about 50, 60, 70 yards out. Alan Stewart and his Guest had done well all day in this area too and Ed also.

The club had 32 fish for 62lbs 15ozs First was Ed Fullerton with 4 for 9lbs 1oz and second was George Potts with 4 for 8lbs 4ozs including the heaviest at 2lbs 10ozs The next outing is at The Lake on 22nd May Day

Andrew Robertson

SAIA Interclub at Lintrathen 12th May

For only the 2nd time in 47 years this comp was won by a member of DWEAC Congratulations to George Potts who also had the joint heaviest fish Unfortunately for George he used up all his credit and didn’t do well at the following DAC competition

2nd time in 47 yrs dweac have won interclub +heaviest fish

Andrew Robertson

5th Outing Lake of Menteith 22nd May (Day)

The weather was predicted to be sunny periods with a gentle westerly breeze increasing to moderate in the pm but they got the wind the wrong way round. Anyway it was OK for most of the day. Reports were good and so it proved but the average fish weight was poor for the Lake. I was fishing with Ed F and we headed off to the the Cages Bay/ Rookery as I had been told before setting out that it was fishing well along with the Malling Shore/ Plantation area. Some boats were seen to go towards Lochend others to The Butts. I started with a midge tip with an Orange Fab and 2 Diawl Bachs and Ed was on similar tactics. We started from the middle of the bay drifting towards the Rookery Point and right away Ed was getting offers and soon had a fish; I lost one and then we each had a fish one after the other, mine on the Bach. Then Ed got another as we drifted along the Rookery shore. The fish in the Cages went off for a bit so we carried on to Reedy Point and just before lunch I got another on the Bach. By this time the boats from Lochend and The Butts seemed to be coming back to the western basin but whether this was due to lack of fish there or (more likely) anglers practising for the National Heat later in the week who were prospecting we didn’t know. At lunch we seemed to have done best along with Ed B who had been in International Bay. Suitably refreshed we tried a couple of drifts in front of the hotel but got no offers so we went back to the western end and the Malling Shore where there were a few boats and fish rising in the calm; by now the wind had dropped a bit and gone north west. Right away I got my fourth again on the Bach and we then started a long and very productive drift across to the Plantation. Ed soon got his fourth and we started hitting lots of fish. Other anglers behind us in the Roman Bay area were seen to be catching as well . Another drift along towards The Heronry but 50 or so yards out produced some more fish again, most coming to small nymphs. We tried a drift in the Butts and another towards Tod Hole and then a last drift from Reedy Point towards the hotel, but by then the fish seemed to have switched off.

We had 35 fish for 70lbs 14ozs. Winner was George Potts with 4 for 9lbs 1oz incl the heaviest at 2lbs 14ozs, second was shared between Ed Brown and Doug Grimmomd with 4 for 8lbs 3ozs. Next outing is the first evening one at Monikie on 5th June

IMG_4134IMG_4135IMG_4142photos from lake 1Stuart Thom LOM.[2376] 3May fly or May not[2375] from lake 2

Andrew Robertson

6th Outing Monikie Evening 5th June

After a misty start the weather cleared up and conditions were good but cool for June with a light north east wind but some brighter spells tho’ the mist did come back for a spell which dropped the temperature and put the fish down but having been told by the day anglers that the fish were on top I set up with a floater and the washing line and John McDougall was on similar stuff We started at the Craigton Bank at the north end First cast I got a fish on a Shipman’s buzzer We continued to get offers in this corner and John Had a couple on the Booby We progressed along the bank eastwards and Roddy passed by and said there were loads of fish opposite the Bench and that certainly was true and in about an hour we both had our 5 We tried a drift or two across to Cormorant Island but seemed to run out of fish tho’ George and Bruce went nearer Elsie’s Corner and got fish there Others seemed to be concentrating at the back of Swan Island and did well there. I took fish on the Cut Throat Cat Booby and a red ribbed Diawl Bach and switched to dries for a spell and had a couple on the Shipmans. John got most of his on the Booby. Bruce had all his on dries with a sedge and a wee black dry George took his 5 on a Midge Tip with a washing line set up and green diawl bach ,PTN and blue bodied Cormorant (a la Ken Giblin) with a booby cruncher then changed to a single Yellow Owl CDC and took some more on that set up As George said there were fish showing regularly all over all night— Monikie back on form!!

We had 50 fish in total Ed Fullerton was first with 5 for 10lbs 15ozs including the heaviest at 2lbs 13ozs and Jim Donnelly was second with 5 for10lbs 9ozs Next club outing is to Rescobie on the evening of 19th June

Bruce Martin dry fly maestro.     Bruce with a nice fish on the dreh fleh

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Andrew Robertson

Interclub at Rescobie 10th June Evening

We had our usual meal at Chapter & Verse, good as usual and then proceeded to the loch Conditions were ok with a northeast breeze and solid cloud cover but still a bit cool for June Jim D and I went to the Condor End first mainly on account of info received but tho’ jim got one close in there weren’t many so we tried near the island then the green bank but did nothing so belatedly we arrived at the Drimmie Bay and there were a lot of fish showing there I got a couple on a Yellow Dancer but we then ran out of time as it’s a short session This year it was only DAC and DWEAC competing for the Trophy which was first fished in 1950 with the trophy being presented by Dr Evelyn Gow in 1956 so this was the 70th year of this competition and each competitor was presented with a commemorative mug sourced by George Potts and very nice it is too The competition was won by DAC with14 fish for 36lbs 14ozs; DWEAC had 10 for 28lbs; Ed Brown had the best basket of 12lbs 11ozs and Roddy Mackay had the heaviest at 4lbs

George said that his fish were full of caddis cases and he got most of his fish on a wee Kate McLaren

Ed F's good fish at Interclub    Ed’s good fish

Andrew Robertson







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