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Saturday, 10 October 2020

2020 Dunlichity Cup Heat 3

15 competitors entered Heat 3 of this year's Dunlichity Cup.  Everyone caught and took at least one fish, with eight fish of 3lb or more taken.

Jimmy Cooper set the pace with the first fish of the day on peg 1 weighing in at 5lb 7oz.  

Although others caught and returned fish, only 5 took their bag of two fish.  Winner was Jimmy Cooper (7lb 7oz), followed by Jamie MacGregor Snr (6lb 7oz) and Darren Skinner (5lb 13oz).
Jamie MacGregor Snr, Jimmy Cooper and Darren Skinner


David Skinner remains at the head of the table, but with two heats left, any one of 16 anglers could still win the cup.


Heat 4 is on Saturday 24 October at 09.00.

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Thursday, 8 October 2020

2020 Dunlichity Cup Heat 2

13 competitors arrived for the second heat of this year's Dunlichity Cup.

Fishing was good, with four participants taking their two fish in the first two pegs.

David Skinner won the heat with a bag of 7lb 4oz including the biggest fish of the day at 4lb 4oz..  Martin Krop was second (7lb 0oz) and Graham Matheson third (6lb 2oz).  Ten fish at 3lbs or above were taken, 
Martin Krop, David Skinner and Graham Matheson


David Skinner now leads the competition, with Graham Matheson second and Allan Dallas third.  With three heats to go, there is everything to play for.

The third heat of the Dunlichity Cup is on Saturday 10 October at 09.00.

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Monday, 14 September 2020

2020 Dunlichity Cup Heat 1

At long last, we were able to hold our first competition since Lockdown, with 12 anglers competing in the first heat of this year's Dunlichity Cup.  Everyone observed the Covid-19 protocols introduced to keep the fishery a safe environment for all.

A strong, swirling wind made conditions challenging but fortunately, the forecast rain held off.  Fish were caught from the first five minutes of the first peg, but many competitors held off taking both fish.  This led to come frantic casting during the last peg.

Liam Skinner took first prize with a two fish bag at 4lb 13oz, with Jamie MacGregor Snr second, and David Skinner third.  In all, eight competitors collected their first points of the season.

The next heat is on Saturday 26 September at 09.00.


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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Dunlichity Cup Resumes Saturday 12 September

After numerous requests, we have decided to resume the Dunlichity Cup competition.

This year, the Dunlichity Cup will consist of five heats, held every fortnight.  The format will remain the same (any two fish), but there will be some changes:

  • Timings will be the same but there will be no lunch provided so competitors will need to bring their own food.
  • The draw for pegs and all movements around the lochans will be conducted in accordance with our Covid-19 arrangements.
  • Fishery prices have risen this year, but as no food is now being provided, we will keep the competition price at £27.
  • Prizes will be a third of the entry fees taken, up to a maximum pot of £120.  Pot will be shared half to the winner, a third to the runner up and a sixth to the third place.
  • The overall Competition winner will receive £50, the Cup and a personal trophy at the end of the season.  Second place will receive £25 and a personal trophy.
The dates for the heats are as follows:

Heat 1 - Saturday 12 September
Heat 2 - Saturday 26 September
Heat 3 - Saturday 10 October 
Heat 4 - Saturday 24 October
Heat 5 - Saturday 7 November

If you have any queries about the competition, please get in touch with us.

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Thursday, 28 May 2020

Fishery Operational Arrangements - Covid-19

Following the Scottish Government's announcement dated 28 May 2020 relaxing some Lockdown restrictions, Dunlichity Trout Fishery will reopen with effect from Friday 29 May.

We take the ongoing situation regarding Covid-19 very seriously and we would like all our visitors to do the same.

We consider the risk to anglers to be minimal once they are out fishing.  However, there are precautions that we will all need to take:

- Please do not bring children or non-fishing guests to the Fishery with you.  The Fishery is restricted to anglers only.

- The Bothy will be closed until further notice.  The toilet is also currently unavailable whilst essential repairs are carried out to the Bothy.  The outside sink is also unavailable.

- Do not share fishing equipment.  It is also advisable to bring something with you to place on the peg seats.  During this time, there will be no rental equipment available.

- For safety reasons, we have ceased the provision of complimentary tea, coffee and juices. Please bring your own refreshments with you.

- Please do not visit the Fishery if you have any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 - stay at home until you are well.

- We do not have facilities for cashless payments, so we would be grateful if you could bring the correct money with you. Familiarise yourself with the revised ticket prices. A link to the prices is at the bottom of this page.

- We are not introducing a booking system and fishing will be on a first come, first served basis.  We are limiting the number of anglers on the Lochans at any time to a maximum of 25.  Please be aware in the unlikely situation where we have people waiting to fish, we will be more diligent in enforcing ticket start and finish times.

- Use the Fishery Car Park.  If it becomes too congested to appropriately conduct self-distancing, then feel free to park at the House.

- Please respect distancing on the banks ("2 metre personal exclusion zone").
We sincerely believe that fly fishing can continue to operate safely providing everyone shows common sense and follows the basic guidelines outlined above.  We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not respect our arrangements.

We appreciate that this is an unprecedented situation and that for the coming period our lives will be disrupted but please be sensible, respect others and enjoy fly fishing at Dunlichity safely.

Link to Prices: Fishery Rates

If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please email us on dunlichityhouse1@btinternet.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.



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Fishery Re-Opens - Friday 29 May

Following today's Government statement, we are pleased to confirm that we will be reopening the Fishery tomorrow, subject to various safety arrangements.  These are contained in the following post.

If you have any questions relating to the opening arrangements, please email us on dunlichityhouse1@btinternet.com and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.

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Monday, 25 May 2020

Fishery Update

We are getting lots of enquiries regarding when the Fishery will reopen.

The Scottish Government has indicated that fishing can recommence providing that there has not been a deterioration of Covid-19 situation in Scotland, and will give a further update in the Government Briefing on Thursday.  During the Briefing, we anticipate that we will be advised when we can legally open.  Once we receive this information, we will decide on opening plans and publish them on this Blog, together with any revised practical arrangements on Thursday afternoon.

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