Friday, 2 June 2017

2017 Dunlichity Cup Heat 3 - Saturday 3 June

The third heat of the 2017 Dunlichity Cup is on Saturday 3 June at 09.00.

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2017 Dunlichity Cup Heat 2

The continued absence of some of last season's high fliers meant that other competitors had the opportunity to take advantage by gaining valuable league points.

Gordon Haggart followed up his second place in the first heat with top spot in the second heat with a bag of 7lb 2oz.  George Skinner came second with 6lb 3oz and Graham Matheson third with 5lb 4oz.  Ronnie Macdonald won the bottle.

Last year's winner Liam Skinner and Heat 1 winner George Ritchie both failed to trouble the leader board!

Ronnie Macdonald, George Skinner, Gordon Haggart and Graham Matheson



After two heats, Gordon Haggart leads the table with 19 points from George Skinner, with Neil Pirrie and Ross Fraser joint third.


The third heat of the Dunlichity Cup is at 09.00 on Saturday 3 June.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Reg Cambridge

It is with great regret that we report the sad death of Dunlichity regular, Reg Cambridge.  Aged 93, Reg was known to many of us for his dry sense of humour and his fly fishing prowess. He competed in the Dunlichity Troutmaster fish off only a few years ago.

His funeral will be held at Inverness Crematorium at 10.00am on Wednesday 3 May 2017.



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2017 Dunlichity Cup Heat 1

The 2017 Dunlichity Cup got underway in April.  Wet conditions meant that the heat took place a week later than normal, and as a result, a number of regular competitors were otherwise engaged.  Last year's top three were missing, giving others the chance to set the early pace.

Everyone caught fish and all but two of the fish taken were 3lbs or above.

George Ritchie, who was forth last year, took the honours with 7lb 5 oz.  Gordon Haggart and Scott Fraser were joint second, with Gordon taking the second prize on countback.  James Watson took the bottle.

Everything to play for!


James Watson, George Ritchie, Scott Fraser (complete with Ghillie) and Gordon Haggart


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2016 Dunlichity Cup Final Places

After a hard fought season, the final positions in the 2016 Dunlichity Cup were decided at the November heat.  Three competitors (Liam Skinner, Jamie Macgregor Snr and Tim Watson) were in a position to win the overall competition.

The final heat was dominated by Gordon Haggart, who finished in first place with a bag of 7lb 2oz.  Neil Pirrie was in second place with 6lb 7oz and Jamie Macgregor Snr and John Allison shared third place with 5lb 9oz each (Jamie took third on countback).  David Skinner took the bottle for a fish of 4lb 13oz.


Gordon Haggart, David Skinner, Jamie Macgregor Snr and Neil Pirrie

The results of the last heat meant that 6th place and 5 points were enough for reigning champion, Liam Skinner to retain his title from Jamie Macgregor Snr, with Tim Watson a creditable third.

 Champion Liam Skinner with the Heat 8 competitors

 Champion Liam Skinner with runner up, Jamie Macgregor Snr








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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

2017 Dunlichity Cup and 2016/17 Troutmaster Fish Off Dates

2017 Dunlichity Cup

In order to allow the lochan banks a little more time to recover from the recent wet weather, we are beginning this year's competition a week later than normal, on Saturday 8 April.

The full list of dates is as follows:

Heat 1 - Saturday 8 April
Heat 2 - Saturday 6 May
Heat 3 - Saturday 3 June
Heat 4 - Saturday 1 July
Heat 5 - Saturday 12 August (the second week in August to miss Moy / Belladrum)
Heat 6 - Saturday 2 September
Heat 7 - Saturday 7 October
Heat 8 - Saturday 4 November

2016 / 2017 Troutmaster Fish Off

The Fish Off for last year's Troutmaster badge winners will be held on Saturday 20 May.  Invitations will be sent out in the next couple of weeks.


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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Fishery Update - Thursday 9 March

Although the banks are still quite soft, the fishery is open and fishing really well.

In spite of the weather, the last few days have achieved the following catches:

Martin Krop - 34 (All Day)
Donald Patience - 17 (4 hours)
John Morrison - 16 (4 hours)
James Patience - 16 (4 hours)
Mark Fuerst - 12 (4 hours).

There is currently only one senior Troutmaster on the board for this month.


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