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Scottish Open Fly Fishing Championship – how to enter, how much it costs and prize money


Lachlan Peaston with his 13.5 pound trout in Bowden Springs. Contribution from his father, Andrew.

The qualifiers are Sunday May 15, Sunday May 29, Sunday June 12 with the grand final on Sunday September 4. There is a training day on Saturday September 3rd.

All rounds and the final take place at Lake Menteith and the entry fee is £ 70 for one round and £ 40 for the final. To book contact Ben on 07462 148303 or by email [email protected]

Ben Robertson, the organizer, revealed that the 2021 event was at a loss and added: “We’re not here to make money, but it has to break even.

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“Taking this into consideration, I had to increase the registration fee. However, your entry fee for the round and the final includes your fishing costs and food at the final. “

Meanwhile, the Scottish Ladies Fly Fishing team are due to host a fundraiser at Drumtassie tomorrow (Sunday). All are welcome and contact Leeanne at the fishery to book. There is a trophy for the first, second and third and the cost is £ 25 including lunch.

Quint Glen, manager of Lake Menteith, popular with Lothian fishermen, says the best areas right now are Hotel Bay, Stable Point and out of The Butts with the best methods of removing snakes or bungs and bugs.

Shoal fishing is due to close at Loganlea tomorrow (Sunday October 31) but you need to book on 07412 079031 if you want to fish this weekend.

Fishing closes at Harlaw Reservoir tomorrow (Sunday) for the winter. The water will reopen on April 1, 2020 but Tweeddale near Gifford has confirmed a winter league with dates of November 6 and 20, December 4 and 18, January 8 and 22, February 5 and 19 and March 5 and 19. Admission is £ 20 and it’s £ 20 per heat.

In Bowden Springs near Linlithgow, 13-year-old Lachlan Peaston of West Linton recorded a 13.5-pound rainbow and 10-pound trout in his bag of six using an egg under a bung.

Billy Wilson, who recently landed a trout over 15 pounds in the water, caught ten with fish weighing 11 pounds, 10 pounds and 8 pounds included. He was using a crunch.

Ian Prentice hung a 12 pound trout on a yellow dancer pattern and Mr. Brownlee landed nine fish with the best an 11 pound trout with a cormorant, a white rabbit and a millennial bug used during the session.

Sea Fishing Now and the Bass Rock Shore Angling League Winter Series are off to a good start. Jamie McHale won the fourth round in the designated area between Belhaven and Whitesands.

The pod, flounder and rockling were landed and McHale brought back a 4lb 11oz scale fish. He also won the heaviest bag award with Sean Gardner (North Berwick) second overall with three fish for 2 lbs 2 oz.

Steve Biskup (North Berwick) hooked two fish for 1 lb 15 oz for third position and fourth was Haddington Angler James Ogilvie with three fish for 1 lb 14 oz. William Stafford of Edinburgh was fifth with a fish per 1lb 6oz and worms and mussels were some of the best bait on a cold night.

The fifth round will take place on Wednesday October 3. Check the club’s Facebook for registration details and fishing area.

Elsewhere, the Jim Boyd Memorial is Sunday, November 7 (fishing 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.) at Stevenston Beach with registration from noon to 1 p.m. The check-in point will be confirmed later.

This is a measure and return match with a minimum size limit of 20cm, 30cm common eels and 100cm conger eels and fixed size fish cannot win the fish prize on the longer. Two hooks only and a minimum size of four hooks with an entry of £ 15.

Organizers say this is only a pre-booking and all fish should be brought to the angler on the next stake to be measured and observed, and not shown a few feet away.

Additionally, the two-day Iain Reid Memorial is in Leven on November 13-14 and 60 stakes are available. Admission is £ 40 with amaranth and mackerel as the only bait. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Caravan Site, Leven Promenade car park on both days.

It is also a measurement and feedback event with no size limit and is hosted in Leven. The fishing runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday with the presentation at Burt’s Bar, Buckhaven, at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. Contact David Dobbie on 07940 111 729 or Alan Combe 07872 899791.

Details of the Clyde Open Sweepstake have been confirmed. It’s Sunday November 28 at Port Glasgow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a two-hook test with a limit of 20 cm. Admission is £ 15.

You must phone to reserve and the contacts are Ken Greason 0141 649 6269 and Jim Kilbride 07984 620 942.

In Eyemouth, Aquamarine Charters owner Derek Anderson has spaces Tuesday October 28 at 9 a.m. and November 2 at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. and November 3 at 7 a.m. Six hour trips and £ 40 per person.

Finally, The Sea Angling Classic, which claims to have the most valuable prize table ever offered in the UK, is confirmed from Wednesday 15 June at 3 p.m. until Sunday 19 June at 6 p.m. Portsmouth is the hub and fishing takes place in the Solent. The event also includes shoreline cleanups, marine research, educational workshops and conservation initiatives.

The pleasure boat’s top prize is a fully equipped Extreme 745 Game king and trailer with a Mercury V8 4.6lt Pro XS 250 and a Lowrance Ultimate Fishing System installed. Prizes range from first to 50th place and are donated by event partners including Penn.

Fishermen must be at least 16 years old and fishermen are encouraged to undertake at least one clean-up operation where they live prior to the event.

This is an angling, catching, photography and release competition with a minimum of two anglers per boat and a maximum of four. Up to four rods per boat are permitted with up to three hooks per fishing rod and artificial lures may be used. The cost is £ 250 per angler.

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