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SANACC Qualifier Harray 2019


Harray had proved to be rock hard in the days preceding this National Heat, but a change in wind direction to the SE helped improve matters, and the weigh in had more fish caught than expected.
All but two of the 10 boats headed north at the 10am start, with Decca, Bankhead and Tenston the favoured areas. There was a smattering of olives hatching but nothing seemed to stimulate the trout to feed early on, probably too cold, but they did come on in the afternoon.

First place Stuart Leslie,Second Sandy McConnachie & third Jimmy Grant


Top rod for the day was Stewy Leslie with 10 fish for 7lb 4ozs, great angling on a tough day. Stewy fished Kirk Bay, Neds, Bochan, and Road Shore for his basket. Runner up was Sandy McConnachie with 9 for 7lb, fishing Bankhead, Biggings and Nistaben. Jimmy Grant took third spot with 9 for 6lb 1oz, which included the best fish of the day going, 2lb 3ozs. The other qualifiers on the day were Ken Kennedy, Erlend Hutchison, Raymond Miller, John Leask, James Harcus, James Bews and Brian Forman.
Successful tactics for Stewy was Fast Glass with Erlends Cat and Merkister Maid over the skerries, where Sandy fished more imitative patterns on a Fast Tip line with Hutch’s Pennel his best fly, again over the skerries, especially in Nistaben.
So all roads lead to Menteith or Lintrathen for the next round, tight lines to all who qualified today.
 KK

SANACC Qualifier

Date

26.05.19

Venue

Harray

Names

Fish

Lb oz

QUAL

LESLIE S 10 7 Lb. 04¾ oz 1
MCCONNACHIE S 9 7 Lb. 00 oz 2
GRANT J 9 6 Lb. 11¼ oz 3
FOREMAN B 9 6 Lb. 09 oz 4
MILLER R 8 6 Lb. 07¼ oz 5
LEASK J 7 6 Lb. 05¼ oz 6
HARCUS J 7 6 Lb. 02½ oz 7
KENNEDY K 7 5 Lb. 09¼ oz 8
HUTCHISON E 7 5 Lb. 08¼ oz 9
BEWS J 6 5 Lb. 07¾ oz 10
MACLEOD K 6 5 Lb. 06 oz  
MILLER L 6 5 Lb. 05¼ oz  
MUNSON J 5 4 Lb. 13½ oz  
MORGAN A 6 4 Lb. 13¼ oz  
TAYLOR B 6 4 Lb. 12 oz  
RUSSELL M 5 3 Lb. 07¾ oz  
CHALMERS N 3 2 Lb. 08 oz  
ADAM K 3 2 Lb. 03¾ oz  
WATT F 3 2 Lb. 03½ oz  
BALLANTYNE G 2 1 Lb. 05¼ oz  

 


Taffy Allan Trophy

On Saturday 18th May, 10 fishers turned up at Hundland with aspirations and ambitions to fish for the Taffy Allan Trophy.
It was a dull, overcast day with an east north easterly breeze of about 8-10mph wind speed.
  Some boats headed up the loch, some across and some down to fish into the skerries at the bottom  right hand corner.

Heaviest fish winnerMervyn Ballantine with Top Rod Jacl Leslie


Even this early on in the season there are patches of weeds showing down the centre and down bottom of the loch. Most boats stayed on their starting drift for a while but I think this was hopeful thinking rather than an abundance of fish being caught. However we did see Davie Linklater & Paul Miller landing a couple each early on in front of us.
  Boats started moving and about 1.30pm all were fishing the lower end of the loch. We did have a long shower of rain and at about 2pm it got increasingly colder. Once again around 3pm, many were willing 5pm to come. The wind now had moved round to more easterly. Although it is one of the shorter competitions at 5 hours, this is a long time to suffer if you are going through long spells of inactivity, which I think everyone was.
   At the weigh in, several good fish were produced, Davie Summers @ 1lb 6 ½ ozs, Ed Barnett @ 1lb 10 ozs, Jack Leslie @ 1lb 12 ½ ozs, but heaviest fish of the day , just pipping Jack was Mervyn Ballantine @ 1lb 13 ozs.
  Basket wise, there was no double figures. In 3rd place with 7 fish for 5lbs 5 ½ ozs was Davie Linklater, in 2nd place with 7 fish for 6lbs 8 ½ ozs was Davie Summers but heaviest basket and winner of the Taffy Allan Trophy with 9 fish for
8lbs 4 ½ ozs was Jack Leslie.
 Next competition is the Pomona Cup on Harray on Saturday 1st June, 12 – 6pm then the weigh in at the Pomona Inn. Hope to see some of the regulars back who have missed the first two competitions through other commitments.
DAC

Competition 2- Taffy Allan

 

Date

18/05/2019

Venue

Hundland

Names

Fish

Lb oz

Points

LESLIE J 9 8 Lb. 04½ oz 10
SUMMERS D 7 6 Lb. 08½ oz 9
LINKLATER D 7 5 Lb. 05½ oz 8
MILLER P 7 5 Lb. 05 oz 7
BARNETT E 4 4 Lb. 15 oz 6
CAMERON D 6 4 Lb. 09½ oz 5
BALLANTINE M 3 2 Lb. 15 oz 4
BROUGH A 3 2 Lb. 05½ oz 3
BARNETT A 0 0 Lb. 00 oz 0

 

 

 

 


BRODGAR LEAGUE 2019

1. Monday 6th May Swannay. Thomson Cup for heaviest basket. Dowell Quaich for heaviest fish. 12 noon - 6pm. Weigh-in 6pm - 6.45pm at Site Hut.
2. Saturday 18th May Hundland for the Taffy Allan Trophy. 12 noon - 5pm.
Weigh-in 5pm - 5.45pm at Site Hut.
3. Saturday 1st June Harray for the Pomona Cup. 12 noon - 6pm.
Weigh-in 6pm - 7pm at the Pomona Inn.
4. Saturday 15th June Boardhouse for the Nick – Nick Trophy. 10am - 4pm.
Weigh-in 4pm - 4.45pm at the Site Hut.
5. Friday 21st June Harray for the Wm Shearer Plate. 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
Weigh-in 10.30pm – 11.15 pm at the Site Hut.
6. Sunday 7th July Boardhouse for the Barony Cup. 12 noon - 6pm.
Weigh-in 6pm - 6.45pm at the Barony Hotel.
7. Sunday 21st July Harray for the Miller Cup. 9am - 3pm.
Weigh-in 3pm - 3.45pm at the Site Hut.
8. Sunday 4th August Harray for the Clydesdale Bank Cup. 1.00pm - 7pm.
Weigh-in 7pm - 7.45pm at the Site Hut.
9. Sunday 25th August Any Loch for the Loganair Cup. 11am - 5pm.
Weigh-in 5pm - 6pm at the Harray Site Hut.

Note: An 11 inch limit will apply for all the seasons Brodgar League competitions.

Cancelled Competitions - In the event of any Brodgar League competition having to be cancelled the next available date below shall apply. Saturday 25th May; Sunday 23rd June; Friday 28th June (Evening); Saturday 27th July; Sunday 18th August; Sunday 1st September.