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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 Arthur Wilkie on 07889950031

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

Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee
Lomond Group, Fly Tying Scotland, Keir Hardie Joinery and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 7 - 16th June

The seventh heat of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Black Loch AC  "A" with 23 fish.  Kelso AA  "B" was second with 13 fish and ABC & D AC  "A" was third with 11 fish.

photo: Black Loch AC
David Ezzie, Jim Jack and Marco Ezzie

!!!!   Rescheduled - Semi-Final   !!!
      Carron - 14th June


The semi-final due to be held at Carron on Thursday 14th June has been cancelled due to forecast wind strength and has be rearranged for Saturday 23rd June.  There are some places in the semi-final being held at Carron on 28th June and competitors unable to attend on Saturday 23rd may be able to get a place on the 28th.  All competitors that were due to compete on Thursday 14th should contact Mick Moran on 01698262965 as soon as possible so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

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Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Semi-Final No 1 - Lintrathen 12th June 2018

The National semi-finals started on 12th May at Lintrathen and semi-final no 1 was won by Lee Anderson of Lintrathen AC with 16 fish.  Lee will receive a Ridgeline Turbulence Smock for winning the semi-final.  Kevin McCabe of Change FF AC was second with 12 fish and Ray Anderson of Leslie & Glenrothes AC was third with 10 fish.  read more...

photo:
Kevin, Lee and Ray
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee
Lomond Group, Fly Tying Scotland, Keir Hardie Joinery and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 6 - 9th June

Heat six of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Grizzle Cats "B" with 18 fish.  Kilmarnock FF were second with 14 fish and Buckshead FF were third with 10 fish.  

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Grizzle Cats "B"
Peter Edge, Andy Boyland and John Morton
Fly Box Raffle for the 2018 Spring Team

The raffle for the box of flies tied by the 2018 Spring Team was drawn at the weigh-in for heat 10 of the National at Menteith and was won by Alan Porteous of Frozen North AC.

The box of flies tied by the Autumn Team will be raffled during the National semi-finals.

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Alan Porteous
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee
Lomond Group, Fly Tying Scotland, Keir Hardie Joinery and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 5 - 2nd June

The fifth heat of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Drumbowie FF with 5 fish.  Grizzle Cats AC "A" were second with 4 fish and Kinross AC "A" were third with 1 fish.

photo:  Drumbowie FF
John Logan, Arthur Donnachie and Allan Daisley

Sottish National River Championship
Heat 3
Sunday 27th May 2018 - River Tummel


photo:
Qualifiers - Greg Forrest, Rab Maxwell, Grant Gibson,
Bob Robertson, Martin Stewart (Jake Harvey missing)
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee
Lomond Group, Fly Tying Scotland, Keir Hardie Joinery and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 4 - 26th May

The fourth heat of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Alba Orvis FF "A" with 22 fish.  SPRA East  "A" was second with 19 fish and Priory FC was third with 15 fish.

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Alba Orvis FF "A"
Gregor Fleming, Steven Welsh and Calum Crosbie

Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 10 - 25th May 2018

The last of the heats was held at Menteith on 25th May and was won by Fraser Robertson of Canmore AC with 17 fish.  Ben Robertson of Gilmerton FFC was second with 14 fish and Paul Garner was third with 12 fish.  The top 23 qualified for the semi finals.  read more....

photo:
Ben and Fraser
Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 9 - Carron 24th May 2018

The second last heat of the National was at Carron on 24th May.  16 Anglers took part and the top 8 qualified for the semi-finals.  Top rod was John Buchanan of Costa Ecosse with 5 trout.  James Gardiner of Alba Orvis FF was second with 8 trout and Colin McMonagle was third with 6 trout. read more.....

photo:
James, Colin and John



Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 8 - Loch Leven 22nd May 2018

Heat 8 of the National at Loch Leven was won by Tom Burnett of St Mirin AC with 6 trout.  Goron Hayward of Balfron Piscatorials was second with 3 trout and Brian Mackenzie of Neilston FF was third with 5 trout.  The fourth qualifier was Paul Donegan of Rowbank AC. read more....

photo:
Paul, Tom, Brian and Gordon
Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 7 - Harray 20th May 2018

Harray hosted heat 7 of the National on 20th May and it was won by Sandy McConnachie with 12 trout.  Ian Hutcheon was second with trout and Leslie Miller was third with 9 trout.  read more...

photo:
Leslie, Ian and Sandy



Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee
Lomond Group, Fly Tying Scotland, Keir Hardie Joinery and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 3 - 19th May

The third heat of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Flybox AC B with 23 fish.  Stirling Castle AC B were second with 12 fish and Ruthven FF were third with 11 fish.

photo:  Flybox AC B
Stuart McCormick, Neil Wyllie and Stephen Connan

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 6 - Lintrathen - 15th May

Thirty two anglers took part in heat 6 at Lintrathen on 15th May 2018 and the top 16 qualified for the semi-finals.  Top rod was Kevin Neri of Raemoir TF with 10 trout.  Andrew Barrowman of Granite City FF was second with 4 fish and Derek Pozzi was third with 4 fish.
Scottish National River Championship
Heat 2 - 13th May 2018
River Tummel

Top 8 qualify for the final.
photo:
Mathew Skeoch, Mike Cordiner,  Jason Henry,
John Watson, Ernie McKay snr. Mark Straughan,
Richard McHattie, Gregor Fleming.
Spring International
Lough Mask, Ireland
11th May 2018






FishPoints
1stIreland452469
2ndWales251415
3rdEngland231273
4thScotland201090



2018 Spring Team at Lough Mask
Back Row:  Clive Collier (IFFA President),  Gerry Rattray,  Alan Steven, Shane Kelly, Ken Kennedy, Alan Brock, Mark Stephen, Mike Willis, George Mackenzie (International Secretary), Ian Campbell (IFFA Secretary)
Front Row:  Ian Simpson, John Simpson, Andy Dunn, Brian Mackenzie (Captain), Derek Keenan (Manager), Kenny Sichi, Alan Porteous, Rab Maxwell

Scottish National River Championship
Heat 1 - 6th May 2018
Top 5 Qualify for the final


photo:  Alan Hill, Scott Hamilton,
James Litster, Ernest McKay jnr and Dick Logan
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee
Lomond Group, Fly Tying Scotland, Keir Hardie Joinery and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 1 - 5th May

The Scottish Club Championship got underway on Saturday and was won by Firecats AC.  Gateside FC "B" were second and Dunfermline Rusty Nail were third.

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Firecats AC
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
7plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene

The fifth heat of the National was held at the Lake of Menteith on 3rd May and was won by John Simpson of Caley Liners FF with 21 fish for 40lbs 12.8ozs.  Tyley Hay of Lintrathen FF was second with 19 fish for 38lbs 2.4ozs and Alan Gilbert of SPRA FFS West was third with 13 fish for 29lbs 5.9ozs.  read more....

photo:
Alan, John and Tyler
Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship
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Heat 4 - Carron Valley 1st May 2018

The fourth heat of the National Championship was held at carron on 1st May and was won by Calum Crosbie of Alba Orvis FF with 12 fish.  Ronnie Glass of Kelso AA was second with 9 fish and Les Shaw of Grizzle Cats was third with 8 fish.  read more..

photo:
Ronnie, Les and Calum
Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship
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7Plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene



In heat 3 of the National Championship at the Lake of Menteith on 24th April the 64 anglers netted 395 fish with a rod average of 6.2. The cut off weight for qualification was 13lbs 2oz and the average fish weight was 2.3lbs.

All the top 3 rods were in Lochend. Bill Sutherland of Avonbank AC (middle) with 16 fish was fishing a 3ft midge tip at Lochend – twiddling cormorants. 2nd placed Brad Chalmers was at Lochend with a buzzer tip and diawlbachs – also with 16 fish. 3rd placed Stuart Marklow had 14 fish with cormorants and Booby.
photo:
Brad, Bill and Stuart
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
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7Plus7 Construction and R & E Hygiene
Heat 2 - Carron 19th April

Allan McLachlan of Costa Ecosse won heat 2 of the National at Carron with 22 fish.  Nigel Burns of Crief FF was second with 19 fish and Ian Wilson of Clatto & Stratheden AC was third with 16 fish

photo:
Ian, Allan and Nigel
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
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Heat 1 Lake of Menteith 17th April 2018

The first heat of the 2018 Scottish National Championship on 17th April at the Lake of Menteith was won by Kevin McCabe of Change FF AC with an incredible 39 fish.  Colin Fairgrieve of Earlston AA was second with 21 fish and Lee Anderson of Lintrathen AC was third with 22 fish.

photo:
Kevin, Colin and Lee
Defibrillator for the Lake of Menteith

In June last year our good friend and well-respected angler, Neil Mitchell collapsed at the start of his club outing at the Black Loch and despite best efforts to revive him he sadly died. In Neil’s memory SPRAFFS West organised an event at the Black Loch to raise funds for the purchase of a defibrillator and this was done and it is now positioned in the lodge there.

SPRAFFS East felt this good cause should carry on beyond that, not only in the best interests of our members but also our fellow anglers. It is therefore our aim to raise funds through personal or club donations, to install one in the Lake of Menteith Fishing Lodge.

It is anticipated that an automatic Defibrillator would cost £1250 so any contribution towards this cause would be most welcome just drop it in one of the collection buckets in the lodge.

Thank you on behalf of fellow anglers from SPRAFFS East,
B. Clifton Secretary.  07762619098
Parkview Fundraiser
10th February 2018

Twenty competitors arrived at Parkview on Saturday and found that they had near perfect conditions (for February) with fish to be seen in many areas.  Ray Anderson landed a fish estimated to be 15lbs and with the bonus for that monster added to his total of 14 fish he secured the winner's spot with Dougie Couper taking the second spot with 15 fish.  Lenny McKenna was third with 13 fish.  Read more....

photo:
RayAnderson receiving
his prizes from Wullie Simpson

Scottish International Loch Teams Fundraiser Cup
Markle - 3rd February

The 2018 Scottish Loch Teams Fundraiser Cup at Markle was won by Stuart McLean with 8 fish.  Colin Macdonald was second with 7th fish and Darrell Young was third with 6 fish.

photo:
Stuart receives the trophy from
Jock Kettles of the Autumn Team
Rod Licences  -  Press Release

03/02/17 12:19
Wild fisheries
Protecting the rights of anglers.

Anglers in Scotland will be shielded from increased costs. Proposals to introduce rod licences and a new wild fisheries levy will not be taken forward, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced.

The Scottish Government has ruled out these measures as well as the criminalisation of freshwater fishing without written permission and proposals to overhaul the structure and remit of District Salmon Fishery Boards, following a consultation on draft provisions for a Wild Fisheries (Scotland) Bill and draft Wild Fisheries Strategy.

The Scottish Government will facilitate‎ work streams which encourage, empower and support the modernisation of fishery management, including the piloting of voluntary board mergers to identify any existing legislative issues. It will also develop a fishery management plan to trial any changes with boards and will also explore potential freshwater conservation provisions ahead of the introduction of a Bill to Parliament.

Ms Cunningham said:

“The Scottish Government is committed to supporting our famous and valuable wild fisheries, to modernise our fishery management structures and to establish a more secure and sustainable future for this vital sector.

“Our Wild Fisheries Bill will build on our significant conservation achievements to date, including the annual salmon conservation measures, Spring Conservation Orders, and the moratorium on coastal mixed stock fishery netting for three years.

“However it’s important that we represent the interests of our anglers, that’s why we have listened to the sector’s concerns around increasing costs and restricting access to fisheries and are ruling out the introduction of rod licences and a freshwater levy.

“We’ve heard through the consultation that these steps would limit the opportunities for our anglers and potentially discourage young people from taking part. Over and above this we will work with the angling community to identify ways to increase participation and to improve engagement across the sector.

“I am grateful for the considerable time and energy that the wild fisheries sector has given to date to help inform the programme of reform. We will continue to work closely with our stakeholders to make sure the legislation that is ultimately brought forward is robust and fit for purpose, so that anglers have confidence in the management and development of the fisheries that they depend on.”
Brian Mackenzie and Jim Crawford handing the cheque to Amy Aitken of Yorkhill Childrens Hospital

Scottish Club Championship Donation to Yorkhill

At each of the Saturday night heats, semi-finals and finals of the Scottish Club Championship and the Champion of Champions, the anglers are encouraged to donate £1 each which is donated to the Cardiac Unit of Yorkhill Childrens Hospital.  Many of the clubs also donate the cheques that they receive as prizes in the finals.

On 25th February, Brian Mackenzie of the 2015 Scottish Club Champions, Neilston FF, along with Jim Crawford from finalists Change FF AC met with Amy Aitken from the Yorkhill Childrens Hospital Cardiac Unit and handed over a cheque for the £8,512 which has been donated by the anglers who took part in the Scottish Club Championships and Champion of Champions.  Amy was overwhelmed by the generosity of the anglers and explained that the money will be used for heart monitors. On behalf of Yorkhill Childrens Hospital she thanked everyone who had made a donation.


Jimmy McBride
2016 National Champion
Alan Hill
2016 River Champion
Tartan Tyers FF "B"
2016 Scottish Club Champions
Allan Smith
2016 Champion of Champions
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