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Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Scottish National Rivers Championship
Scottish Club Championship
Champion of Champions
Scottish International Loch Style Teams
Scottish International Rivers Team




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National Youth Fly Fishing Championship International Youth Team: If you are under 18 and interested in fishing in the National Youth Fly Fishing Championship or the Scottish Youth Team then contact Andy Boylan: email: andyboylan@ymail.com or phone: 07801760454

Angling for Young People at the Lake of Menteith: click on Lake of Menteith for information on youth angling at the Lake of Menteith




2015 Dates

 

Date

Event

Venue

     

8th March

AGM

King Robert Hotel

21st April

National Prelim Heat 1

Menteith

23rd April

National Prelim Heat 2

Carron

28th April

National Prelim Heat 3

Lintrathen

30th April

National Prelim Heat 4

Menteith

2nd May

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

5th May

National Prelim Heat 5

Carron

9th May

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

12th May

National Prelim Heat 6

Menteith

16th May

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

17th May

National Prelim Heat 7

Harray

19th May

National Prelim Heat 8

Leven

20th May

National Prelim Heat 9

Carron

21st May

National Prelim Heat 10

Menteith

23rd May

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

29th May

Spring International

Rutland

30th May

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

6th June

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

13th June

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

16th June

National Semi 1

Lintrathen

18th June

National Semi 2

Carron

19th June

National Semi 3

Leven

20th June

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

26th June

National Semi 4

Menteith

26th June

River International - Ireland

Liffey

27th June

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

2nd July

National Semi 5

Carron

3rd July

National Semi 6

Menteith

4th July

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

11th July

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

18th July

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

25th July

Scottish Club Championship Heat

Menteith

21st August

Scottish Club Championship Semi-Final

Menteith

28th August

Scottish Club Championship Semi-Final

Menteith

12th September

National Final

Menteith

18th September

Autumn International

Menteith

25th September

Scottish Club Championship - Final

Menteith

9th October

Champion of Champions

Menteith

Team Manager

Gus Shepherd, subject to approval at the 2015 AGM, will be the manager of the international loch teams for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Gus earned his first Scottish Cap with the gold medal team at Brenig in 2006 when he won the Phoenix Silver Salver as the top Scottish Rod and just missed out on the Brown Bowl by a few ounces. He had two caps in 2007 at Rutland and Menteith and was back in the team for his fourth cap in 2012 with the gold medal team at Brenig.

Champion of Champions 2014
Sponsored by Glen Garioch and Snowbee
17th October - Lake of Menteith



Fifty nine competitors, including at least four previous winners, took part in the 2014 Champion of Champions at the Lake of Menteith on Friday 17th October. This was always going to be a hard one to win with 23 internationalists and a couple of Scottish National Champions in the field that set off just before 10am. Conditions looked to be near perfect with calm conditions mixed with warm air temperatures and a fair amount of cloud cover but some found it hard going.

Quality fish were showing in numbers throughout the day in most areas and the boats were scattered around the Lake as competitors tried a variety of methods to tempt them. It was not so much a question of trying to find a trout to cover but deciding which one to target. There might have been an incredible number of fish showing but catching them was not so easy.


At the weigh-in the 59 competitors recorded a catch of 271 trout of which five of the retained fish were over 4lbs. The match was fished on a partial catch and release basis with the the first two trout being retained and an allowance of 2lb being awarded for each returned trout. Large fish were capped at 4lb.

Five competitors caught 10 or 11 trout with Brian Mackenzie finishing 5th with 10 trout for 20lb 15.6oz. Alan Hill was 4th with 10 trout for 21lb 14.8oz; Ian Simpson was 3rd with 11 trout for 22lb 1.6oz and Dave Wright was 2nd with 10 trout for 22lb 6oz. 11 trout were needed to win and the 2014 Champion of Champions is Shane Kelly of Hawick AC who had 11 trout for 22lb 10.6oz.

photo: Shane Kelly


Shane covered the area bounded by Sams Point, Hotel Bay and Shear Point where his fish fell to a cat booby, kate snatched and a diawl bach fished on a midge tip line. Second placed Dave Wright of St Boswells and Newtown District AA fished the same areas as Shane but also went further up to the Rookery and took his fish on a candy booby, kate snatcher and diawl bach on a midge tip line. Third placed competitor Ian Simpson of Aberdour AA took his fish at Lochend where he fished a cat booby on a Snowbee midge tip line.

The heaviest fish during the Staurday night heats weighed 6lb 9oz and was caught by Alan Harvie of Munnoch AC.

2014 Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch

Ronnie Gilbert of Menteith Ospreys is the 2014 Scottish National Champion after gaining a narrow victory over Paul Garner of Alba Orvis. Ronnie, who was winning the Championship for the second time, had 16 fish for 34lbs 15ozs while Paul had 16 fish for 32lbs 12.2ozs. Campbell Morgan of Strathleven FF was third with 14 fish for 32lbs 13.8ozs.

Tom McBride of Good Companions AC had the heaviest fish at 7lbs 8.4oz which took a tequila blob fished on a midge tip line in the cages.

Ronnie received a Ridgeline Monsoon Coat and Roar Trousers from Nigel Winkle of sponsors Ridgeline UK who was on hand to present the prizes.

The top 21 qualified for a place in the 2015 International teams.

photo:
Nigel Winkle of Ridgeline UK presenting the trophy to
Ronnie Gilbert

below: Paul Garner (2nd); Campbell Morgan (3rd) and Tom McBride receiving the Dundee Salver (heaviest fish) from Nigel Winkle of Ridgeline UK

122nd Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship

Saturday 27th September 2014

Sponsored by Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch

 

Position

 

Club

Fish

Lbs

Ozs

1

Ronnie Gilbert

Menteith Ospreys

16

34

15

2

Paul Garner

Alba Orvis FF

16

32

12.2

3

Campbell Morgan

Strathleven FF

14

29

13.8

4

Allan Smith

Kinross AC

14

29

9

5

Alan Porteous

Frozen North AC

14

28

15.4

6

Alan Gilbert

SPRA FFS West

14

28

6.6

7

Tyler Hay

Lintrathen FF

12

27

9.8

8

Nigel Burns

Crieff FF

12

26

10.6

9

George Whyte

Crieff FF

13

25

12.6

10

Andy Dunn

Change FF AC

12

25

10

11

Brian Mackenzie

Rowbank AC

11

25

2.2

12

Mick Tait

Kelso AC

11

24

4

13

Jim McKinley

East Kilbride AC

11

23

4.6

14

Derek Purves

Bank of Scotland East AC

11

23

1.2

15

David Mateer

Newton Mearns FF

11

22

13

16

Bradley Chalmers

Granite City FF

10

21

15.8

17

Jim McBride

Lothian & Borders Police AC

10

21

14

18

Ian Wilson

Clatto & Stratheden

9

20

6.8

19

Alan Steven

FAFA

9

20

0

20

Stuart McLean

East Kilbride AC

9

19

7.4

21

Grant Sutherland

Perth RASC AC

9

19

7.2

22

Ian Runcie

Brechin AC

9

18

15.6

23

Graeme Callander

Shetland AA

9

18

12.8

24

Ian Wallace

Firecats AC

8

18

10.6

25

James Litster

Neilston FF

9

18

9.8

26

Paul J Mackintosh

Badenoch AA

9

18

6.6

27

James Stewart

Highland FF

8

18

5.8

28

Shane Kelly

Hawick AC

8

17

14

29

Ben Robertson

West Lothian FD

8

17

9.4

30

Alan McLachlan

Sunburst AC

8

17

6.2

31

Kenny Riddell

Aberdeen & District AA

8

17

1.6

32

Lee Anderson

Lintrathen AC

8

16

12.4

33

Jock Kettles

Change FF AC

8

16

8.6

34

Dougald MacGilp

Lochgilphead & District AC

7

16

8.2

35

Steven O'Neill

Menteith Ospreys

7

16

0

36

Derek Keenan

IBM Freshwater AC

7

15

3.6

37

Kevin McCabe

Change FF AC

7

15

2.8

38

Tom Burnett

St Mirin AC

7

15

0.8

39

John Simpson

Caley Liners FF

7

14

5.4

40

James Bews

OTFA Stromness

6

14

3.8

41

Brian Fraser

Newtyle & Meigle AC

7

14

1.4

42

Graeme Methven

Cupar AC

6

12

6.6

43

John Tullett

Bank of Scotland Glasgow AC

5

11

14.6

44

Gus Armour

Loanhead & District AC

5

11

7

45

Ally Kennedy

Perth CSSA

5

11

4

46

Mark Stephen

Stewarton AC

4

11

3.4

47

David Coyle

Bridge of Weir (Loch) AC

5

10

12

48

Derek Marklow

Loanhead & District AC

5

10

11.8

49

Neill Barrett

Gilmerton Bowling Club FF

5

10

11.6

50

Alan Hill

SPRA FFS West

4

10

6.4

51

Barrie Dexter

Sharp Gentles FTC

4

10

1.2

52

David Moore

Dunfermline Artisans AC

4

9

5.2

53

George Charters

Blackbull FFC

4

9

0

54

Tom McBride

Good Companions AC

3

8

3

55

Colin Macdonald

Dunoon & District AC

3

7

14.4

56

Ronnie Peterson

Dunrod AC

4

7

4

57

Scott Miller

Stanley & District AC

2

5

12

58

Stuart Marklow

Loanhead & District AC

2

5

0.6

59

Steve Mullen

Pitlochry AC

2

4

5.8

60

William Cowan

ABC & D AC

1

2

4.6

   

Total

476

1037

10.8

 

Heaviest Fish

     
 

Tom McBride

Good Companions AC

 

7

8.4

The Boatmen at the National Final with their Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve Malt Whisky

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Final - Saturday 27th September - Lake of Menteith

The final of the National will be held on Saturday 27th September at the Lake of Menteith and our sponsors, Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch, are providing support on the Day. Ridgeline UK are providing their Recoil Jacket and Trousers for the winner and their Recoil Jackets for the runners-up. Glen Garioch are giving each of the boatmen a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve single malt whisky. On behalf of our competitors and the boatmen we wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity.

Drogues: The management at the Lake of Menteith are allowing the drogues to be fitted fore and aft at the final on the strict understanding that they will be taken in when the boats are maneouvering or travelling.

Competitors may use their own drogues provided they are either brand new or are stored at the Lake and meet the competition specifications which can be viewed on the competition rules page.

Paddles: Paddles may be used provided they are kept at the Lake or have been dipped. The use of a paddle is subject to the same restrictions as the use of oars.

Boat Seats: Competitors are reminded that the maximum height of a seat above the gunnels is 5 inches and is measured with the competitor sitting on the seat.

Boatmen: The presentation of the Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve malt whisky, the draw for boatmen and the group photograph of the boatman will start at 9am



Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Angling Active and Glen Garioch
Final - 19th September 2014




The Menteith Ospreys "A" team of Peter Auchterlonie, George Whyte and Ronnie Gilbert followed up their win in the first of the semi-finals by recording a catch of 46 fish to convincingly win the Scottish Club Championship final. The Change FF AC "A" team of Kevin McCabe, Jock Kettles and Andy Dunn had 30 fish and finished second and the Grizzle Cats "A" team of Andy Boylan, John Morton and Billy Foster with 29 fish were third. A total of 387 trout were caught with 270 being returned. Each competitor retained their first two trout with 2lb being awarded for every fish they returned.

photo: Menetith Ospreys with sponsor
Martin Grantham of Angling Active




Peter Auchterlonie is on a hot spell at the moment and just the week before the final he was presented with the Phoenix Silver Salver as the top Scottish Rod in the silver medal team at the Autumn International at Llyn Brenig. In the final he concentrated on the Rookery and the Heronry where he caught 20 trout on a mix of nymphs and boobies on a midge tip line. All three in the team had excellent catches and George Whyte took 10 trout from the Road Shore and the Rookery on the same set up. Ronnie Gilbert also fished with nymphs and boobies on a mdige tip line and caught 16 trout at the Road Shore. Allowing for 2lbs being awarded for the returned fish their 46 trout had a weight of 94lb 10.2oz.

Change FF AC "A" team had 30 trout for 64lb 6.3oz and two of their team, Kevin McCabe and Andy Dunn were also in the Scottish silver medal team (captained by Andy Dunn) at Llyn Brenig. On this occasion Kevin McCabe had 10 trout for 20lb and took his fish on dries at the Gap. Andy Dunn had 9 trout for 20lb 2.1oz and took his fish on boobies fished on a midge tip line at Sams Point. The third member of their team, Jock Kettles, had 11 trout for 24lb 4.2oz which were taken on Jocks buzzer fished on a slow glass line in the Heronry.

The third placed team, Grizzle Cats "A" team had 29 trout for 57lb 10.4oz. Andy Boylan had 9 trout for 17lb 3.6oz which were taken on boobies and snatchers on a midge tip line on the Road Shore. Andy has been secretary of the Scottish Youths for many years and is standing down this year. Billy Foster had 13 trout for 26lb 3oz which were taken at the Rookery on boobies and snatchers fished on a midge tip line. Their third team member, John Morton, had 7 trout for 14lb 3.8oz which he took on an orange blob fished on a slow glass line at the Gap.

We wish to thank Angling Active for sponsoring the final by providing tackle vouchers for the winning teams.
We also wish to thank sponsors Glen Garioch who provided bottles of their Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve Single Malt Whisky to be presented to each member of the winning teams and to most of the teams that reached the final. Glen Garioch also provided bottles of their 1797 Founder's Reserve to the winners in the heats and semi-finals.



photo top left : Scotland team at Llyn Brenig; top right Peter Auchterlonie receiving the Silver Salver from IFFA President Peter Godfrey


Autumn International - Llyn Brenig - 12th September

England won the Autumn International at Llyn Brenig with Scotland taking the silver medal. England netted 94 trout for 175lb 9.125oz with Scotland having 84 trout for 155lb 5.75oz. Wales were third with 65 trout for 118lb 10.5 oz and Ireland were fourth with 51 trout for 90lb 2oz.

The top English rod and winner of the Brown Bowl for the best individual basket was Phil Dixon with 19 fish for 36lb 11.5oz. Top rod for Scotland and winner of the Silver Salver was Peter Auchterlonie of Menteith Ospreys with 9 fish for 16lb 7.75oz.

photo: Phil Dixon of England receiving the
Brown Bowl from IFFA President Peter Godfrey


Top rod for Ireland was Harry McAteer with 9 fish for 17lb 2.125oz and top rod for Wales was Peter Thurnall with 11 fish for 20lb 7.25oz. Read More.....

Autumn International Llyn Brenig, Wales

12th September 2014

The full result is on the iffa website at www.iffa.net

Position

Country

Fish

Lbs

ozs

1st

England

94

175

9 1/8

2nd

Scotland

84

155

5 7/8

3rd

Wales

65

118

10 1/2

4th

Ireland

51

90

2



Scottish National River Championship
River Don
27th July 2014



Simon Cocker of D & B FF is the 2014 Scottish National River Champion. The full report is on the Rivers page


photo:
Simon receiving the trophy from SANACC Chairman
Campbell Morgan

River International

River Ure, England

Friday 27th June

 

Position

Country

Fish

Points

Placings

         

1st

Wales

61

2694

46

2nd

England

63

2686

46

3rd

Scotland

39

1813

55

4th

Ireland

35

1511

57

Glen Garioch

We are delighted to announce that in 2014 Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve Single Malt Whisky are joining with present sponsors in sponsoring the Scottish Club Championship, the Champion of Champions and the Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship.

One of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland - and its most easterly - Glen Garioch (pronounced Geery in the ancient Doric dialect still spoken in these parts) has been making its mighty malt in the quaint and historic market town of Oldmeldrum, near Aberdeen in North East Scotland, ever since 1797. Shielded from the world's prying eyes, deep in the fertile 'Granary of Aberdeenshire', and only ever produced in small, precious batches, Glen Garioch is a rare find indeed, but warmly appreciated by those who like a hearty Highland malt, non chill-filtered as nature intended, with a wholesome maltiness, honeyed sweetness and delicious creamy texture to savour.

Scottish Club Championship and Champion of Champions

Glen Garioch will sponsor the Scottish Club Championship alongside Angling Active and are providing a bottle of 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky to the top team, top individual and captor of the heaviest basket in each of the Saturday night heats. Bottles of Glen Garioch are also to be presented in the Scottish Club Championship final and in the Champion of Champions final.

National Trout Fly Fishing Championship

Glen Garioch will sponsor the Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship alongside Ridgeline UK and are providing bottles of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky to the top two in each heat and to the second and third in each semi final. In the final, Glen Garioch will acknowledge the support provided by the boatmen and are presenting a bottle of 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky to each of the boatmen who help out on the day.



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Spring International
Lough Owel - 30th May



England trounced the other Home Countries at the Spring International where their 59 fish put them well clear of Ireland with 32 fish. Wales were third with 33 and Scotland were fourth with 29.

Top rod for Scotland was Alan Brock with 7 fish.

photo
Alan Brock with Shane Kelly

Spring International

Lough Owel - 30th May

 

Position

Country

Fish

Lbs

Ozs

         

1st

England

59

75

11

2nd

Ireland

32

41

9.4

3rd

Wales

33

41

2.2

4th

Scotland

29

37

11

Jock Kettles, Captain of the Spring Loch Team which is going to Lough Sheelin this year, recently met with Michael Wilson of Fishers and is now able to announce that Fishers will sponsor the loch teams for the next five years.

Michael provided support to the teams last year and is now stepping up that support alongside his plans to expand Fishers. Fishers is a dedicated tackle store situated in John Street Precinct, Penicuik and is owned and run by Michael Wilson. Despite being a new company established in 2009 Fishers has experienced rapid growth with plans for expansion in 2012.

Fishers retail Game, Sea, Coarse & Predator tackle, fly tying equipment, clothing and baits most of which are available either in store or online at
www.fishersdirect.com

Michael stocks huge brands such as Hardy, Greys, Airflo, Vision, Wychwood, Rio, Snowbee, Riverge, Veniard, Flybox, Kamasan, Fulling Mill, Caledonia, Masterline, Cortland, Loon, Anvil, Drennan, Redington, Shimano, Lee Wulff, Fishpond and many more.

photo: Jock (left) with
Michael Wilson


Michael explained that the Fishers' reputation for first class service and competitive pricing has come straight from the anglers who use us and not from bold advertising claims, leading to the decision to give something back to the sport with Fishers being a proud sponsor of the Scottish International fly fishing squad 2012.

Jock described the sponsorship as fantastic news for the teams. The cost of the internationals increases each year and when this sponsorship is put alongside all the other support that is provided for the teams and the fundraisers they run each year it means that representing Scotland at the loch internationals is affordable for all.


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