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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 the Lake of Menteith


Scottish National Championship Final 

Qualifiers for the National Final are reminded that they need to return their entry form and entry fee by 25th August to confirm that they are taking up their place.  Entrants are also reminded that entry fees will not be accepted on the day of the final. Anyone not taking up their place should let us know as soon as possible in order that a replacement can be arranged.


Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joinery and Fly Tying Scotland
Semi-Final No 2
26th August 2016

The second semi-final was won by Lintrathen FF "B" with 32 fish.  Dows FF were second with 27 fish and Tartan Tyers "B" were third with 24 fish.  The top ten teams quaified for the final.

photo: Lintrathen FF "B"
Ben Robertson, Alan Ramshaw and Campbell Morgan





Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Keir Hardie Joinery, Fly Tying Scotland and the Lake of Menteith
Semi-Final No 1
19th August 2016

Menteith Ospreys won the first of the Scottish Clubs semi-finals with 27 fish.  Change FF AC "A" were second with 26 fish and Soldier Palmers were third with 22 fish.  The top 10 teams qualify for the final.
Youth International - Lough Lein

The Scottish Youth International Fly Fishing Team won Silver at the 32nd Youth International Fly Fishing Competition Held at Lough Lein, Killarney, Ireland on Wednesday 3rd August 2016. Ireland won Gold with a close run battle with Scotland. The atmosphere and lifelong friendships that are created from this competition is amazing. The Scottish Youth Team wish to congratulate Ireland for their win and for their hospitality to the Scottish team and to all the other nation’s team for making it a great and memorable event. A very special thanks goes to everyone who supported and sponsored the Scottish Youth Team. The Scottish Youth Team members would like to thanks their Team Manager Mr Arthur Wilkie and all the team coaches for their hard work and support throughout the past year.

1st Ireland
2nd Scotland
3rd England
4th Wales

The Top Scottish Rod - Stirling Council Trophy was won by Robbie Sutherland on his 1st Cap with the team

The Heaviest Fish - Scotland - Angling Centre Trophy - was won by Zach Neufeld on his 1st Cap with the team

The Heaviest Fish - Ian Jones Memorial Trophy was won by Zach Neufeld, Scotland

The Scottish Youth Team will be heading to Wales in 2017 for the 33rd Youth International with the aim to bring back the Bob Church Trophy to Scotland.

Alasdair Fyfe
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Keir Hardie Joinery and the Lake of Menteith
Heat 13 - 30th July 2016

The last of the Saturday night heats was held on 30th July and was won by Drumbowie FF.  Falkirk Municipal AC were second and Loanhead & District AC were third.  read more...
photo:
Drumbowie FF
Scottish National River Championship
Final
24th July 2016

Alan Hill of SPRA Fly Fishing Section (West) is the 2016 National River Champion.  Alan finished 15 place points clear of Grant Gibson of St Boswell, Newtown & Districts AA with Mark Straughan of Coldstream & District in third.   read more....

photo: top 6 (2016 International Team)
Dick Logan, Mark, Alan, Bob Robertson
Grant and Martin Stewart
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Keir Hardie Joinery and the Lake of Menteith
Heat 12 - 23rd July 2016

The 12th heat of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Future FF  "B" with 15 fish for 32lbs 13ozs.  Cove & Kilcreggan AC were second with 12 fish for 22lbs 15.1ozs and Balbeggie AC were third with 8 fish for 18lbs 8ozs.  read more....

photo:  Future FF
Stephen McVean, Stuart McLean and Calum Stephen
Sottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Keir Hardie Joinery and the Lake of Menteith
Heat 11 - 16th July 2016

Neilston FF won heat 11 with 23 fish for 44lbs 11.2ozs.  Dows FFC were second with 14 fish for 29lbs 11.6ozs and Soldier Palmers were third with 12 fish for 23lbs 4.7ozs.  read more...

photo: Neilston FF
James Litster, Tom Burnett and Brian Mackenzie
Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Keir Hardie Joinery and the Lake of Menteith
Heat 10 - 9th July 2016

Top club in heat 10 was Tartan Tyers "A" with 12 fish for 24lbs 6.3ozs.  Lintrathen AC was second with 7 fish for 14lbs 13.6ozs and Ayr Travellers "B" was third with 6 fish for 14lbs 5.6ozs.  read more....

photo: Tartan Tyers
Shane Kelly, Barry Tindell and Alan Steven

Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Keir Hardie Joinery and the Lake of Menteith
Heat No 9 - 2nd July 2016


Heat 9 of the Scottish Club Championshop was won by Alba Orvis FF "A" with 20 fish for 44lbs 1.2ozs.  Lintrathen FF "B" was second with 21 fish for 41lbs 10ozs and Heriot AC was third with 15 fish for 30lbs 11.5ozs.

photo:  Alba Orvis FF "A"
Paul Garner, James Gardiner
David Bonnington 


Fly Box Raffle for Autumn International Team

The raffle for the fly box in aid of the Autumn Team was drawn after the semi-final at the Lake of Menteith on Friday 1st July.  The fly box was won by Alan Brock.

The Autumn Team wish to thank everyone who bought a ticket for the raffle.
 
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Semi-Final No 6 - Menteith 1st July 2016

The last of our semi-finals was held at the Lake of Menteith on 1st July.  Top rod was Alan McLachlan of Dalzell AC with 16 fish for 33lbs 7.2ozs.  Peter Auchterlonie of Menteith Ospreys was second with 16 fish for 32lbs 10.9ozs and Alan Porteous of Dounreay FF was third with 16 fish for 31lbs 14.3ozs.  read more..

There were 28 competitors and the top 9 go through to the final.

photo:
Alan Porteous, Alan McLachlan and Peter Auchterlonie
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Semi-Final No 5 - Carron 30th June 2016


It was a blustery day at Carron on Thursday for the 5th Semi-Final and with 29 competitors the top 9 qualified for the National Final.  Top rod was Jimmy McBride of Heriot AC with 17 fish for 18lb 1.8oz.  Sean McCaffrey of North Shetland FF was second with 14 fish for 15lbs 6.5ozs and James Gardiner of Alba Orvis FF was third with 11 fish for 12lb 11.9oz.  read more...

photo:
Jimmy, Sean and James
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Semi-Final No 4 - Lake of Menteith 28th June 2016

There were 48 anglers in semi-final No 4 at the Lake of Menteith on 28th June and the top 15 qualified for the final.  Top rod with 20 fish for 40lbs 14.5ozs was David Moore of Dunfermline Aritsan AC.  Ronnie Gilbert of Menteith Ospreys was second with 15 fish for 30lbs 1oz and Paul Sharp of Leven Fly Casters was third with 13 fish for 28lbs 1.2ozs.  read more...

photo:
Ronnie, David and Paul

 
   2016 River International
River Don
24th June 2016
 
PositionCountryFishPointsPlaces
1stScotland48234044
2ndWales44213451
3rdEngland38194452
4thIreland26124956
2016 Scotland Team
John Behan(IFFA President) Dick Logan Ian Wilson(manager) Richard McHattie(captain) Jake Harvie Alan Hill
David Downie Karl Ferguson and Ian Campbell(IFFA Secretary)
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Semi-Final No 3 - Loch Leven 17th June 2016

The third semi-final of the National was held at Leven on 17th June and was won by Ally Middlemass of Kinross AC with three trout for 3lb 7.875ozs.  In joint second were Billy Neil of Kilmallie AC and Brian Duffy of Kahts Whiskers AC who each had 1 trout capped at 2lb 8oz.  read more..

photo:
Brian, Ally and Billy
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Semi-Final No 2 - Carron 16th June 2016

The top rod in our second semi-final was Colin McGlone of Townhill AC with 21 trout.  John Simpson of Caley Liners was second with 20 trout  and Colin Macdonald of Saltire FF was third with 17 trout.  read more..

photo:
John Simpson, Colin McGlone and Colin Macdonald
 
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Semi-Final No1 - Lintrathen 14th June 2016

The first of our semi-finals was won by Sandy McConnachie from Orkney.  Ray Anderson of Leslie & Glenrothes AC was second and Ewan Clark o Strathtyrum AC was third.  read more..

photo:
Ray, Sandy & Ewan

Fly Box - Spring Team Raffle

The draw for the presentation box of flies tied by the Spring Team was done at the tenth heat of the National Championship at the Lake of Menteith on 19th May. The winner was Tyler Hay (pictured left).

The Spring Team wish to thank everyone who bought tickets for the raffle.

There will be another opportunity to win a fly box during the National sem-finals.  A presentation box of flies tied by the Autumn Team will be raffled during the National semi-finals and again the proceeds will go towards paying the costs that the team members would have had to pay themselves.
 
 
Spring International
Lough Lein, Ireland
27th May 2016 
PositionCountryFishKilos
1stEngland184.111
2ndWales133.302
3rdScotland132.788
4thIreland81.780


Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Heat 10 - Menteith 19th May 2016

The last of the National prelim heats was held at Menteith on 19th May and the top 26 of the 52 competitors qualified for the semi finals.  Top rod was Mark Stephen of Stewarton AC with 17 fish for 35lbs 10ozs.  Keith Logan of North Berwick AC was second with 15 fish for 29lbs 15ozs and Ewan Clark of Strathtyrum AC ws third with 14 fish for 27lbs 5ozs.  read more...

photo: Keith, Mark and Ewan
Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK
Heat 8 - Leven 17th May 2016

Loch Leven was the venue for heat 8 of the National and although it fished hard in the sunny start of the session it picked up a bit towards the end of the day.  Top Rod was Barry Tindell of Blairadam AC with 4 trout for 5lbs 13.375ozs.  David Moore of Dunfermline Artisan AC was second with 3 trout for 5lbs 6.625ozs and Paul Sharp of Leven Fly Casters was third with 4 trout for 4lbs 5.5ozs.  There were 17 competitors and the top 9 qualified for the semi-finals.  read more...

photo:
Paul, David and Barry 
ROD LICENCE

The introduction of a levy on anglers has taken a step closer.  The Stakeholders Reference Group are advocating the introduction of a “management and development levy” raised directly from individual anglers that should be based on an annual fee, but offer a shorter term (eg week/month) option to cater for visitors and occasional anglers.  Sounds very much like a rod licence.  The relevant document can be read at http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00498704.pdf

If you don't want to see the introduction of a rod licence then tell the government your views on their online consultation at  https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/wild-fisheries-reform-team/draft-wild-fisheries-strategy/consultation/intro/view


TROOT TAX

We had the Pole Tax
We have the Bedroom Tax
Is a TROOT TAX next?

84 of our clubs have let us know the views of their members on rod licences. 78 of them (92%) don't want a rod licence


ROD LICENCE

The next stage of the process in the wild fisheries review can be viewed at the link below.  The possibility of rod licences in some form or another is still very much on the agenda and it is recommended that you read paragraphs 43 to 46



The Wild Fisheries Review report (where wild fisheries means all salmon and freshwater fisheries including stillwaters) was submitted to the Scottish Government at the end of 2014 and the government consultation period came to an end in August 2015. The report advocated the introduction of a ROD LICENCE and in case you are unaware of the review findings and the governments response you can read them at http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00460195.pdf and http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00476999.pdf

 
 
 
 
 
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.


 
 

 Dates for 2016
6th MarchAGMKing Robert Hotel
19th AprilNational Championship HeatMenteith
21st AprilNational Championship Heat
Carron
24th AprilRiver Championship HeatRiver Tummel
26th AprilNational Championship Heat
Lintrathen
28th AprilNational Championship Heat
Menteith
1st MayRiver Championship Heat
River Tummel
3rd MayNational Championship Heat
Carron
7th MayScottish Club Championship HeatMenteith
10th MayNational Championship Heat
Menteith
14th MayScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
15th MayNational Championship Heat
Harray
15th MayRiver Championship Heat
River Tummel
17th MayNational Championship Heat
Leven
18th MayNational Championship Heat
Carron
19th MayNational Championship Heat
Menteith
21st MayScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
22nd MayRiver Championship Heat
River Tummel
27th MaySpring InternationalLough Lein
28th MayScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
4th JuneScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
11th JuneScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
14th JuneNational Championship Semi FinalLinrathen
16th JuneNational Championship Semi Final
Carron
17th JuneNational Championship Semi Final
Leven
18th JuneScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
24th JuneRiver InternationalRiver Don
25th JuneScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
28th JuneNational Championship Semi Final
Menteith
30th JuneNational Championship Semi Final
Carron
1st JulyNational Championship Semi Final
Menteith
2nd JulyScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
9th JulyScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
16th JulyScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
23rd JulyScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
24th JulyRiver Championship FinalRiver Tummel
30th JulyScottish Club Championship Heat
Menteith
19th AugustScottish Club Championship Semi FinalMenteith
26th AugustScottish Club Championship Semi FinalMenteith
10th SeptemberNational Championship FinalMenteith
23rd SeptemberAutumn InternationalLlandegfedd
30th SeptemberScottish Club Championship FinalMenteith
7th OctoberChampion of ChampionsMenteith
Stuart Marklow
2015 National Champion
Simon Cocker
River Champion 2015
Neilston Fly Fishers "B"
Scottish Club Champions 2015
Stewart Barclay
Champion of Champions 2015
 
 
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