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Competition News 2017

17th Sept 2017

Seven members fished the final BRDAA competition of 2017 on Fingask Loch, where conditions and the weather were excellent for most of the day. The fish were high in the water with most being taken on floating or slow intermediate lines. The most productive flies appeared to be small black boobies, blobs or humongous with various dry flies also being productive.

Results: 1st D. Hogg (5 Fish for 12lb 13oz), 2nd G. Kellie (5 fish for 12lb 1oz), 3rd S. Brown (5  fish for 11lb 13oz)
Best fish of the day went to: D. Hogg with his deep bodied rainbow of 3lb 8oz.

10th Sept 2017

 Seven members fished the competition on Monikie, with the weather was fairly good with light winds and showers in the morning, though this changed to heavy rain in the afternoon. The  fish were high in the water and taking assorted flies e.g. Damsels, Cormorants, Blobs & Small boobies, with the most productive colour of flies being Olive & Orange, being fished on short sink tip lines with a fast retrieve.

Results: 1st D. Hogg (5 Fish for 9lb 15oz), 2nd S. Dornan (5 fish for 9lb 5oz), 3rd A. Campbell (5  fish for 9lb 2oz)
Best fish of the day went to: D. Bell with his above average rainbow of 3lb 0oz.

 2nd September 2017
 
Seven members fished the competition on Fingask loch where conditions were good with some early sunshine although cloud cover developed towards lunchtime. The fish were high in the water with short sink tip lines or slow intermediates seeming the best method. Various flies were working well including Damsels, Small black boobies, Nomads, and Blobs. Some good fish were caught throughout the day, the quality of fish was excellent and they certainly fought hard with a few anglers being broken whilst playing some fish!

Results: 1st S. Brown (5 Fish for 11lb 3oz), 2nd (Equal) J. Dornan and S. Dornan (5 fish for 10lb 9oz)
Best fish of the day  went to S. Brown with his 2lb 15oz rainbow.

27th August 2017

Eight members fished the competition on Rescobie, where weather conditions were very good with cloud cover and a light wind throughout the day. Fish were high in the water, though the water clarity was very poor. This appears to have been the case on most waters we have fished this year, thankfully it is not having a negative effect on the fish feeding as some good bags of fish have been achieved. Best methods were Midge tip/slow glass lines with Damsels, Kate McLaren, and various coloured blobs catching fish.             

 Results: 1st  G. Kellie  (4 Fish for 16lb 8oz), 2nd A. Campbell  (4 fish for 12lb 6oz), 3rd  D. Hogg (4 fish for 11lb 4oz)
Heaviest fish went to Grant Kellie for a 9lb rainbow, which we were informed was the best rainbow caught on Rescobie so far this year!

6th August 2017: Seven members fished the competition on Rescobie. with the day starting off with bright sun and clear skies. However, conditions improved around lunchtime with increasing cloud cover and light winds. The fish were high in the water with Midge tip and Ghost tip lines the most successful method. Damsels, various coloured Blobs, and Yellow dancers were found to be catching fish, with water clarity being poor and visibility only about12 inches.

Results: 1st  D. Hogg (4 fish  for 10lb 15oz), 2nd  G. Kellie (4 fish for 10lb 5oz), 3rd  S. Dornan (2 fish for 8lb 8oz)
Heaviest fish  of the day went to S. Dornan  with a lovely rainbow of 4lb 8oz.

28th July 2017: Seven members fished the competition on Fingask Loch, where conditions were good with only a heavy rain shower later in the evening, just before the competition closed! The fish were high in the water with midge tip and slow intermediate lines being found to be the best method. Various flies, including Blobs, damsels, and nymphs were all found to be catching fish. Water clarity was much improved with many feeding fish showing, though some "coming short" to the flies.

Results:1st D. Hogg (4 fish for 6lb 3oz), 2nd A. Campbell (3 fish for 5lb 7oz), 3rd  S, Dornan (3 fish for 4lb 5oz)
Heaviest fish of the night went to J. Beedie with his 2lb 3oz rainbow.

16th July 2017: Six  members fished the competition on Monikie, where weather conditions were certainly not great with high winds and bright sunshine throughout the day. As a result, fish were very hard to find and down deep in the water. Blobs, Boobies  & Damsel flies on intermediate or Di 3 lines were the most successful methods.

Results: 1st J. Dornan (5 fish for 8lb 6oz), 2nd  G. Kellie (5 fish for 8lb 5oz) and 3rd S. Dornan (3 fish for 4lb 5oz)
Heaviest fish of the day was caught by A. Campbell with a 2lb 7oz rainbow.

7th July 2017: Seven members fished the competition on Fingask loch, with warm weather and a slight breeze and cloud cover. The water temperature was high in the surface layer, which resulted in fish going deeper to find cooler water, though some fish were caught close in to the bank higher up in the water. Mostly, sinking lines were the most successful method with various flies working, including Orange blobs, yellow dancers, and diawl bachs.

 Results: 1st G. Kellie (5 fish for 9lb 10oz), 2nd J. Beedie (5 fish for 8lb 9oz) and 3rd D. Hogg (3 fish for 5lb 4oz)
 Best fish of the night went to  G. Kellie , with his 2lb 0oz rainbow.

2nd July 2017: Six members fished the Club competition on Lintrathen loch, where the weather was very good with cloud cover and light, sometimes brisk, winds. The fish were high in the water with sink tip or floating lines and small damsels, claret snatchers, crunchers, and various colour blobs catching fish.

 Results: 1st  D. Hogg (4 fish for 8lb 10oz), 2nd A. Campbell (4 fish for 7lb 12oz) and 3rd G. Kellie (4 fish for 7lb 8oz)
 Best fish of the day went to D. Hogg  with his 2lb 7oz rainbow.

25th June 2017: Eight members fished the competition on Fingask loch on Sun 25th June, with the weather warm and blustery, some cloud cover and light showers throughout the day. The water was beginning to clear, with the  fish holding at 3 to 6 feet down, with intermediate lines and assorted flies producing the catches.  37 fish for 64lb 6oz were caught, mainly around the two pound mark.

Results: 1st J. Beedie (5 fish for 9lb 8oz +biggest fish), 2nd S. Brown (5  fish for 9lb 7oz), 3rd D. Hogg (5  fish for 9lb 0oz) 
Best fish of the day went to J. Beedie - same as last time - with an above average rainbow of 2lb 11oz.

 16th June 2017. Nine members fished the competition on Fingask loch on Friday evening, weather was good with a slight breeze and some cloud cover, fish were high in the water with floating lines fished slowly and small flies the  best method, thankfully the water clarity is much improved on recent weeks!

Results: 1st S. Brown (5 fish for 9lb 3oz), 2nd (Equal) J. Beedie and G. Kellie (4  fish for 6lb 13oz)
Best fish of the night went to J. Beedie with an above average rainbow of 2lb 11oz.

 11th June 2017: Eight members fished the competition on Rescobie loch. The weather was rather mixed with brisk winds, heavy rain showers, and sunny periods throughout the day. The water clarity was poor, fish were high up in the water with intermediate lines and bright coloured flies fished slowly catching fish
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Results:1st J. Christie (4  fish for 11lb 8oz), 2nd S. Dornan (4 fish for 11lb 2oz), and 3rd  A. Campbell (4 fish for 9lb 8oz).
Best fish of the day went to  J. Christie  with a lovely 4lb 1oz rainbow.

28th May 2017: Eight members fished the competition on Rescobie loch, with good weather conditions and light northerly winds in the morning though bright sun in the afternoon put the fish down a bit deeper and more difficult to catch.
The water clarity was excellent, with Fast glass and intermediate lines fished slow with orange and olive coloured flies catching fish.

Results: 1st  D. Hogg (4 fish for 11lb 8oz), 2nd G. Kellie (3 fish for 8lb 4oz), and 3rd  A.Campbell(3 fish for 8lb 0oz) 
Best fish  of the day went to D. Hogg with a 3lb 3oz rainbow.

7th May 2017: Ten members fished this competition on Rescobie loch with mostly good weather, although a cold easterly wind at times made conditions difficult. Fish were being caught in the top layers of the water around 3 – 5 feet, with the most effective methods being intermediate lines fished slowly with Cormorants, Crunchers and small orange Boobies.

Results: 1st A. Campbell (4 fish for 9lb 14oz), 2nd (Equal)  J. Beedie and G. Kellie  (4 fish for  9lb 7oz) and 3rd J. Christie  (4 fish for  9lb 5oz)
Best fish of the day went to J. Dornan with a lovely Rainbow of 4lb 2oz.

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