The LDAA annual dinner and presentation of
trophies was held on Sat 18th March at the St Cyrus Hotel.
After an excellent meal the President of the
Association Mr Ian Strachan Jnr made the presentation of the
trophies for last years competitions. This is the last time the
trophies will be presented as the Association has decided to
dispense with competition fishing (see below)
From Left to Right we have :- Ian Strachan Jnr,
Ian Strachan Snr, Aaron Greig and Bill Taylor.
The Association is heading in a new
direction this year to try and encourage new members and particularly
members who are after all the life blood of the club. There will in
no competition fishing organized for the foreseeable future. It was
the competition bias within the club perhaps put off the leisure angler
joining the Association.
To remedy this we have decided to
organize outings throughout the year to various select venues. (See
left) There will be no competitive element to these outings in fact we
hoping they will turn into a more social event with a BBQ on hand at
perhaps stopping off for a meal on the way home at others. The
felt it would be a more relaxed way to introduce youngsters to fly
perhaps teaming two of our experienced members to look after a young
angler who would
like to try some of our larger waters but may be a bit daunted at
the likes of Loch Leven or Loch Earn without an experienced guide at
We are always open to suggestions on how
we can improve our facilities so please get in touch if you have any
how we can improve the Association.
note Association membership can now be purchased from Mearns
Hardware High Str Laurencekirk.
the 15th of February Season 2013 Membership Cards may be purchased
from Mearns Hardware
Str Laurencekirk. Prices
are the same as last season £45 for a senior member, £22:50
for Senior Citizens and Juniors (under 16 at 16th Feb are free)
restriction order on the Esk District has now been lifted but the
Fisheries Board have put together voluntary recommendations (see link
A good day was had on Loch Earn for the
second outing of the season and the motely crew above all managed to
catch fish, some more than others mind you. The
weather went from flat calm to monsoon to windy and back to flat
calm again (see pic). Some nice broonies were caught though ranging
from 1lb to 2lb in weight. There were a sporadic hatches of
Mayfly which kept the fish interested and near the surface.
We all went for a meal at the Loch Earn Head hotel afterwards (they
actually let Ken in wearing that jumper) and we were made most welcome.
Next outing is at Loch Leven on the 28th of July, there are still
spaces left so contact the secretary if you're interested in coming
Ready for the off
outing of the season saw 10 anglers fish Loch Lee in almost ideal
conditions. Everybody caught fish in the morning but the afternoon
sport was a little slow, a good day all round though. A BBQ was
organised for lunch and head chef Eric Greig cooked up some mean
Richard still does not realise your
supposed to cast over water
dates are subject to change please check back regularly)
Outing Dates 2013
To date 4
outings have been or are in the process of being arranged for this
may be more to follow and members will be advised by e-mail or
telephone and asked
if they wish to take part in any of the arranged outings. It will be
appreciated that numbers may be limited depending on the venues but
effort will be made to accommodate anyone who wishes to go.
Outings available so far are:-
Loch Lee – 4 boats plus
fishing on the river may be
available (Saturday 11th May)
Loch Leven – 5 boats
(Sunday 28th July)
Loch Earn –5 boats
Loch Beanie – Bank fishing (31st Aug)
Anyone wishing to
attend must inform the
Secretary at least 4 weeks before the outing date.
The Committee Members for
are as follows.
Jr (President) Matt Howe (Vice President) Eric Greig (Secretary)
Kenny Thomson, Bill
Ian Strachan Snr, Aaron Greig, Graham Strachan, Ken
Fairweather, Graham Strachan Jnr
Association are again running a Quiz Night at the Crown Hotel.
details to be announced
of the month
Click on the
month to link to pictures and tying instructions.
Rivers Fishery Trust