The fishing at Loch Etive was a bit slow. The spurdogs did not make a show but it was a mixed bags of Thornies, Whiting and Doggies.
Results are as follows - 1st I Grant with 6 fish for 229pts
2nd J Wilson with 3 fish for 129pts
3rd M Bletson with 3 fish for 113pts
4th M Wilson with 2 fish for 64pts
5th S Wilson with 1 fish for 34pts
Longest Fish J Wilson with 54cms
Yellow Isle shore match 7th April
Results for this mach are as follows.
1st F Spiers with 3 fish for 99pts.
2nd S Wilson with 3 fish for 81pts.
3rd M Bletsoe with 2 fish for 79pts.
4th I Grant with 2 fish for 62pts.
5th M Wilson with 2 fish for 58pts.
6th J Wilson with 1 fish for 25pts.
Longest Fish M Bletsoe with 39cm Pollack.
Loch Etive shore match 20th April
The results for this match are as follows.
1st M Wilson with 1 fish for 40pts.
2nd I Grant with 1 fish for 35pts
Yellow Isle Match 18th May
This match was to be held at the Yellow Isle, but when we arrived it had been raining which made the way down the hill a bit unsafe. I asked the guys what they thought about a venue change and they agrred it was the best thing to do. We headed to our new venue and started fishing at 2pm. The fishing was a bit slow to start with but picked up as the tide turned the fish made an apperance with mixed bags. All fish were returned alive.
Results are as follows.
1st J Wilson with 14 fish for 495pts.
2nd M Wilson with 7 fish for 247pts.
3rd S Wilson with 4 fish for 155pts
4th M Bletsoe with 1 fish for 43pts.
5th F Spiers with 1 fish for 28pts
Longest fish S Wilson with 43cms.
Dunure Shore Match 18th June
This was the first match to be fished in the Summer League Championship. Fishing low tide up the start was a bit slow but once the tide turned it picked up a bit. I struck into my first bite and was into a snag and then I heard a bang. Looking down I could see my tip laying in the water and kelp. Then the words of Eddie ( it's gone ) rang in my head. I went for the pull with fish on and butt in my hand and lucky I managed to get it free. Thanks to Shane and Mark I got my tip back in. Shane pulled the line in at an angle so Mark could reach the eye of my tip with his rod good save guys. I looked at my rod and expecting it to be snaped instead it had popped out as I struck into the fish. So lesson learned make sure your tip is in far enough.
Results are as follows-
1st J Wilson with 6 fish for 174pts.
2nd M Wilson with 3 fish for 106pts.
3rd S Wilson with 1 fish for 25pts.
Longest fish M Wilson with 34cms
Shore Match 23rd June
This match was fished over a 7 hours with the possiblity of thunder storms which did not apper in the end which was a blessing. Most of the day was fished with quite a warm day.
Results are as follows -
1st S Wilson with 10 fish for 676pts
2nd M Wilson with 6 fish for 352pts.
3rd J Wilson with 4 fish for 245pts.
4th M Bletsoe with 3 fish for 141pts
5th F Spiers with 2 fish for 113pts
6th I Grant with 1 fish for 65pts.
Longest fish M Wilson with 100cms
Ballast Bank Shore 30th Aug
The match at the Ballast Bank was a good match for 3 hours fishing. You had to cope with the small wrasse getting to your baits first before the big guy's got to it. The drop shot method seemed to be the way on the night as it had the advantage over the floats.
Results are as follows.
1st J Wilson with 4 fish for 145pts
2nd equal I Grant / S Wilson with 1 fish for 25pts.
Shore Match 10th Aug
This match was fished in near unfishable conditions. The guy's that managed to catch sizeable fish did well. The weed was there from the first cast right to the end. At times we were standing in the surf to try and keep you line high out of the weed long enough for a fish to see it. It got that bad that we decided to call it a day with one hour to go till the match finished.Two nice turbot were caught one for Tony and one for myself, first shore caught turbot which goes to our species hunt.
Results are as follows..
1st S Wilson with 2 fish for 80pts
2nd M Bletsoe with 2 fish for 60pts.
3rd I Grant with 1 fish for 35 pts
4th T MaGorian with 1 fish for 29pts.
Longest fish I Grant with30cms
Turnberry Shore Match 27th Aug
This match was a bit of a tough one as most of the fish were caught in the last 20 mins. We had some doubt as the wind was blowing in the wronge way. As the tide turned there were some nice rollers coming in.
Results are as follows.
1st I Grant with 4 fish for 172pts.
2nd M Bletsoe with 3 fish for 114pts.
3rd J Wilson with 1 fish for 45pts.
4th T MaGorian with 1 fish for 27pts.
Longest fish J Wilson with 40cms.
Next match is at Port Patrick on the 8th Sept.
Port Patrick Shore Match 8th Sept
This match turned out to be one of the best matches in the callander for a change with plenty of fish being caught. Number of species caught in the match was a total of 12 species. The main stay was good sized Pollack if you could find where they were.
The results are as follows -
1st S Wilson with 19 fish for 593pts.
2nd J Wilson with 14 fish for 578pts
3rd F Speirs with 8 fish for 216pts
4th I Grant with 2 fish for 58pts.
Longest fish J Wilson with 47cms
Next Match is at Bracken Bay on the 17th Sept