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Report for week ending 5th October 2004 (Including September Catch Stats)
Temperature at 6ft 12C; Clarity 1.6m.

2004 Scottish Club Championships Results

The Final of the 3 man Daily Record Scottish Club Championships took place on the 1st October and the 16 teams (24 boats) caught 184 fish, weighed in 132 fish for 302lbs 10oz., and returned 52 fish. The new Champions are the Grizzle Cats (B) team (pictured below left to right; Alan Hill, Jim Litster and Jim Crawford) from Ayrshire who picked up the Silver Salver and a cheque for £500.

New Rules:The competition was fished to new rules this year as Competitors were asked to keep the first four fish for weighing in and to return subsequent fish unless injured or greater than 5lbs. A catch card of fish caught was signed by the competitor’s boat partner. The anglers and fishery seemed well pleased with the new system and it is hoped to extend this method to cover as many competitions as possible including the forthcoming Daily Record Champions of Champions on Friday 8th October..

The Grizzle (B)s caught 25 fish thanks to a superb catch by Jim Litster who had 14 fish to his rod. Jim had his fish on a DI3 line and the flies that the team quoted as using were the black cat, a pink tailed whickams and traditionals. Perhaps they were also using some other flies! Strangely there was no mention of the Booby being fished. Lochend, International Bay and Gateside Bay were the favoured spots.
In second place were Lochgilphead (Dougie and Archie McGilp and Cammy) who collected £300. 3rd Placed were Hedgehog B (£200), 4th SANA, 5th St.Serfs A, 6th Greenock and District, 7th Stanley and dist, 8th Hedgehog A, 9th St.Serfs B, 10th Newtyle and Meigle, 11th Dalziel Steel, 12th Newton Stewart A, 13th Creiff, 14th Edinburgh Trout Anglers, 15th Grizzle Cats A and 16th Bridge of Allan.

On Sunday 3rd October the prize giving and buffet was held for the Glenkinchie Boat League Championship. The 2004 League Champion David Downie is pictured on the right holding the Quaich. David also received £100. 2nd placed Jim Litster received £75 and 3rd placed Gregor Fleming received a cheque for £50. On the left Dougie Inglis holds the Alan Ronald (2003 Champion) Memorial Trophy for Captor of the biggest fish. The fifty Glenkinchie Boat League members voted to donate the £281 raised from registration fees to CHAS.



September fished well despite the weather, and the average catch per boat was 5 fish for 11lbs a big improvement on the previous month and compared to last September. These fish pictured below were feeding heavily on a small black white winged buzzer and were caught by Gordon Ingles.Several anglers have also reported success by mimicking small black terestrial gnats, particularly under overhanging trees.

Some new club champions came to light; Phil McDade of Edinburgh Fly Dressers and Dick Ness of St.Mungo AC.

We still have boats to fill for the Childrens Hospice Association Scotland Fund raiser on Friday 22nd October. Anglers pay a registration fee of £5 direct to CHAS - which the fishery matches and then endeavour to collect as much sponsorship as possible. There are some fantastic prizes of rods and reels and up to £250 in cash. Please register with Elma Nisbet if your are interested (