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1st Mark Lyons - 11lb 15oz
1st Mark Lyons
 
Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Mon 28 April 2008

Well done to Mark who just edged out William to win the first Monday Evening Open of 2008.

1st Mark Lyons - 11lb 15oz
2nd William Stewart - 11lb 12oz
3rd James Woodrow - 8lb 0oz
4th Ian Whitson - 7lb 4Żoz

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1st Colin Hart
 
Magiscroft Club League 1 - Main Loch - Sun 27 April 2008

1st Colin Hart - 11lb 8oz
2nd Kevin Murphy - 7lb 8oz
3rd James Woodrow - 7lb 1oz

Pairs -
1st Colin Hart & Jim Hillhouse - 11lb 8oz
2nd Kevin Murphy & Dave Richardson - 9lb 10Ż
3rd Bobby Marshall & Brian Docherty (Snr) - 7lb 12oz

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2nd Kevin
Murphy


1st Chris
Paton
 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 30 March 2008

A sharp overnight frost put a stop to the expected good catches and meant that Carp never moved onto the pole line. That suited Chris who planned to commit to feeder and hair-rigged corn and his method was right on the day for a clear win with 7 Carp, a skimmer and an Ide on peg 9.

Ian had the best silver fish catch of Ide caught shallow at 13 metres on peg 6 for a well earned 2nd, but not enough to keep Chris out of the Ayrstrike final.

1st Chris Paton - 7lb 10Żoz (3.470kg)
2nd Ian Whitson - 6lb 1oz (2.750kg)
3rd Jim Jones - 4lb 3Żoz (1.910kg)
4th James Woodrow - 3lb 9oz (1.620kg)
5th Kevin Murphy - 3lb 7Żoz (1.570kg)

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1st Jim
Hillhouse
 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 6 April 2008

1st Jim Hillhouse - 8lb 11oz
2nd Stewart Rae - 8lb 9oz
3rd Dave Matthews - 4lb 13Żoz

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2nd Stewart
Rae

1st Chris
Paton
 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 30 March 2008

A pretty miserable day for the 10 who fished a sweep on the far side of the Main Loch. Rain pretty much stopped play and with no Carp and no roach feeding only a few Ide and Skimmers saved the day.

Chris fished peg 49 and took most of his multi-coloured catch of Ide, Pink Orfe and Blue Orfe on worm in a burst in the middle of the match. Jim worked away with pellet to take 2nd place with a catch of skimmers.

1st Chris Paton - 4lb 7oz
2nd Jim Hillhouse - 3lb 14oz
3rd Davie Corcoran - 3lb 12Żoz

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2nd Jim
Hillhouse

1st James Woodrow
 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 23 March 2008

A really interesting match with a variety of tactics and fish caught, despite a biting cold wind with occasional snow ! 

Woody fished another tidy match on peg 18 steadily catching Carp on paste and corn at 13 metres to run out the winner. Colin had some nice skimmers in his net, from peg 12, also on paste - while James on 14 relied on pellet and was also rewarded with skimmers.

1st James Woodrow - 15lb 8Żoz (7.050kg)
2nd Colin Hart - 12lb 4oz (5.560kg)
3rd James Dornom - 10lb 5oz (4.680kg)
4th Jim Jones - 9lb 12Żoz (4.440kg)
5th Stewart Rae - 9lb 1Żoz (4.130kg)

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2nd Colin
Hart

1st George
Glen
 
Magiscroft Club Winter League 4
Main Loch - Sun 16 March 2008

A good match fished from 6 to 19 on the cafe bank. George only had 3 to 4lb of roach going into the final hour but a switch to paste fished 8ft deep right under the tree on peg 19 saw him catch 8 carp in the last hour for a clear win. Dave included a lovely tench with 3 carp in his catch for second from peg 16.

1st - George Glen - 18lb 1oz
2nd - Dave Richardson - 10lb 7oz
3rd - Colin Hart - 7lb 13oz
4th - Jim Jones - 6lb 10Żoz
5th - Tommy Lauriston - 5lb 13oz

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2nd Dave
Richardson

1st Kevin Murphy
 
Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sun 2 March 2008


A great performance from young Kevin to win the 14 peg Sunday Open with the second biggest Island Pond match catch, close to the record. After starting on the feeder he then fished from 14 to 15 metres across on peg 5 and took a procession of Carp, mainly on Sweetcorn.

George included some bigger Carp and Ghosties to 5lb+ in his 2nd placed catch from peg 27, also on Corn. Woody had a super catch of Silver fish, mainly Chub on maggot, for 3rd off peg 8.

1st - Kevin Murphy - 57lb 7oz (26.050kg)
2nd - George Glen - 30lb 12oz (13.950kg)
3rd - James Woodrow - 26lb 13oz (12.160kg)
4th - Gary McKay - 20lb Żoz (9.090kg)
5th - Stuart Rae - 19lb 8Żoz (8.860kg)

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2nd George
Glen

1st Davie Corcoran
Ayrstrike Qualifier - Main Loch - Sat 1 March 2008

Big Davie is the first angler to earn a coveted place in the Ayrstrike grand final after holding off Ewan Weed to win the first qualifier. Strong winds and a cold day made for miserable fishing conditions and low weights all round. So Davie concentrated on the feeder and took 5 Carp on Corn and maggot on peg 17.

The speculation at the weight-in was that Ewan might have done enough with his catch of mainly skimmers from peg 11 ... but he was just ounces short.

1st - Davie Corcoran - 5lb 4oz (2.380kg)
2nd - Ewan Weed - 4lb 11oz (2.120kg)
3rd - Brian Cochrane - 3lb 15oz (1.780kg)
4th - Tommy Lauriston - 3lb 2oz (1.420kg)
4th - Wiliam Stewart - 2lb 15oz (1.320kg)

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Full Press Release and details of more Ayrstrike matches
at FishScotland website - here
 


2nd Ewan
Weed
1st Stuart Rae - 6lb 4Żoz
1st Stuart Rae
Magiscroft Club - Main Loch - Sun 17 February 2008

A 'natural baits only' match and with Carp not really feeding silver fish made up most of the catches ... expect for Stuart who had 2 near 3lb Carp to make up the bulk of his catch on maggot bait via feeder filled with joker. George had the best of the rest catch of mainly roach taken 6-8ft deep on pinkie.

Individuals
1st Stuart Rae - 6lb 4Żoz (2.850kg)
2nd George Glen - 4lb 1Żoz (1.850kg)
3rd Davie Corcoran - 3lb 11Żoz (1.680kg)

Pairs
1st Stuart Rae & Ross Clark - 7lb 13oz (3.550kg)
2nd George Glen & Brian Wallace - 5lb 3oz (2.350kg)
3rd Chris Paton & Kevin Murphy - 4lb 9oz (2.070kg)

 

 
1st Chris Paton - 4lb 8oz
1st Chris Paton
Sweep - Main Loch - Sun 3 February 2008

Chris had a few small fish on the pole but won clearly due to a couple of Carp and a couple of Skimmers on the maggot feeder ... corn for the Carp, maggot for the skimmers.

1st Chris Paton - 4lb 8oz
2nd James Woodrow - 12oz
3rd Stuart Rae - 6Żoz

 

 
1st Kevin Murphy - 1.490Kg
1st Kevin Murphy

Series 1st - Simon Murray
Series 1st
Simon Murray

CIPS Rules League Match 3 - Main Loch - Sun 27 January 2008

Congratulations to Simon Murray for edging through to win Scotland's first ever CIPS rules league.  Simon did enough with a well earned section second while both leaders Colin McKerrell and Colin Hart just fell at the last hurdle.

On a difficult day, with very few bigger fish feeding, Kevin made the best of the fish available for a mixed catch of small Roach, Ide and Skimmers to win using bloodworm and joker.

Full Results and League Table - Here

1st Kevin Murphy - 1.490Kg (3lb 4Żoz)
2nd Mark Lyons - 1.350Kg  (2lb 15Żoz)
3rd Jim Jones - 1.300Kg (2lb 14oz)

League 1st - Simon Murray - 7 Points
2nd - Colin McKerrell - 8 Points
3rd - Kevin Murphy - 8 Points
 

2nd Mark Lyons - 1.350Kg
2nd Mark
Lyons
 
1st James Woodrow - 4lb 8Żoz
1st James
Woodrow
CIPS Rules League Match 2 - Main Loch - Sun 20 January 2008

Small Roach were the target for most of the 22 anglers in this second round match since Bream and Carp were not feeding.  That played into Woody's hands and his bloodworm and joker game plan got him over 100 fish to edge out George by the narrowest margin.

George fished for Skimmers and had a few along with roach on 14m pole with maggot and bloodworm. His last cast resulted in a 2lb Carp which only counted as 1lb.  With the match weighed in kilos some hurried calculations were needed ... ultimately Woody triumphed by just 6 grams ... ╝ of an ounce !

Colin McKerrell and Colin Hart lead the league with 1 round left.

Full Results and League Table - Here

1st James Woodrow - 4lb 8Żoz (2.050kg)
2nd George Glen - 4lb 8oz (2.044kg)
3rd Colin Hart - 2lb 11Żoz (1.234kg)
4th Brian Wallace - 2lb 6oz (1.180kg)
5th Davie Corcoran - 2lb 4Żoz (1.130kg)
 

2nd George Glen - 4lb 8╝oz
2nd George
Glen
 
1st Bobby Marshall 15lb 14oz
1st Bobby Marshall

3rd Colin Hart 9lb 11oz
3rd Colin
Hart

CIPS Rules League Match 1 - Island Pond - Sun 13 January 2008

A frozen Main Loch meant that the first in the 3 match series had to be switched to the Island Pond.  The 20 competitors were not deterred though led by Bobby who had a good catch of Carp with 2 Barbel and some Chub for a clear win.

The rules specify no Carp baits, like pellets, corn or fishmeal, and carp over 1lb only count as 1lb.  On the Island Pond though, Carp were always likely to be important and Bobby still managed enough on maggot at 11m and 14m on peg 7. He would normally have weighed around 30lb (instead of 15lb 14oz) including 1 Carp of 7lb!

On the other side of the water the two Colins battled it out for 2nd place on pegs 22 & 23 with great catches of silver fish.  Colin Mc fished pinkie over joker for 152 Roach to pip Colin H who went for a bigger stamp and included some quality Roach by feeding more chopped worm and caster.

Full Results and League Table - Here

1st Bobby Marshall - 15lb 14oz (7.200kg)
2nd Colin McKerrell - 10lb 13Żoz (4.920kg)
3rd Colin Hart - 9lb 11oz (4.400kg)
4th Jim Brown - 8lb 3Żoz (3.730kg)
5th Simon Murray - 7lb 14Żoz (3.590kg)
 

2nd Colin McKerrell 10lb 13Żoz
2nd Colin
McKerrell

Colin in action
Colin in action
1st Davie Corcoran - 3lb 9oz
1st Davie
Corcoran
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 6 January 2008

Very late Carp for Davie and Jim thwarted young Stephen's valiant attempt to beat the 12 other hardy competitors on a very hard day. Stephen had a hard earned catch of skimmers and small Carp and was looking good for a win, since Carp had not fed all day, probably due to snow melt chilling the Main Loch down to 3 degrees.

There was always a chance of the odd big fish as the light faded though, and so it turned out with Jim getting his one Carp on Corn with 15 minutes to go, and Davie getting the match winning fish, also on corn, with his last cast !

1st Davie Corcoran - 3lb 9oz (1.610kg)
2nd Jim Jones - 3lb 1oz (1.390kg)
3rd Stephen McLean - 2lb 9Żoz (1.170kg)
 

2nd Jim Jones - 3lb 1oz
2nd Jim
Jones
 
1st Colin Hart - 64lb 14Żoz
1st Colin Hart
New Year Open - Island Pond - Wed 2 January 2008

Colin achieved an amazing feat by not only winning the New Year Open for the second year running ... he also broke another Magiscroft record for the second year running at the same time ! Congratulations to Colin who is on top form at the moment.

The Carp changed their minds from the last few weeks and fed only in the shallower pegs which played right in to Colin's hands on end peg 9 and William Stewart too on the other end peg 20. The rest of the 18 competitors were fishing a different match for silver fish .... but Colin could catch Carp regularly on Corn and loose-fed a kilo of pellets to keep them happy enough to build up his new Island Pond record catch.

1st Colin Hart - 64lb 14Żoz (29.440kg)
2nd William Stewart - 26lb 12oz (12.140)
3rd James Woodrow - 8lb 6oz (3.800kg)
4th Davie Corcoran - 7lb 13oz (3.550kg)
5th Danny Griffin - 4lb 15oz (2.240kg)
 


 
1st Colin Hart - 7lb 9oz
1st Colin Hart
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 30 December 2007

Well done to Colin with a nice catch of skimmers from peg 10 for a clear win on a very hard day for the 13 hardy competitors. Colin fished double pinkie over groundbait and leam at 13 metres. Carp didn't feed today, maybe because of cold nights, and only George managed 2 carp which earned him 2nd place.

1st Colin Hart - 7lb 9oz (3.430kg)
2nd George Glen - 3lb 13oz (1.730kg)
3rd Kevin Murphy - 2lb 15oz (1.340kg)
4th Brian Docherty (Jnr) - 2lb 13Żoz (1.290kg)
 


 
1st Derek Brady - 16lb 3oz
1st Derek
Brady
Boxing Day Open - Top Pond - Wed 26 December 2007

Carp were tightly shoaled again leading to a struggle for most of the competitors in the traditional Boxing Day Open on the Top Pond.  Derek was on the fish and followed Big Davie's lead from the last match by fishing corn off the bottom to edge out Chris and Woody.

1st Derek Brady - 16lb 3oz (7.340kg)
2nd Chris Hughes - 15lb 2oz (6.860kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 14lb 12oz (6.690kg)
 


 
1st Davie Corcoran - 21lb 5Żoz
1st Davie Corcoran
Sunday Open - Top Pond - Sun 23 December 2007

It took a couple of hours to break the ice on a frozen pond so the match was reduced to 3Ż hours, which is all Davie needed to stay warm and win by a clear margin with a nice net of Carp.

Davie and Derek mainly caught on corn on pegs 12 and 13 where the Carp were tightly shoaled.  Davie caught best fishing off the bottom.

1st Davie Corcoran - 21lb 5Żoz (9.680kg)
2nd Derek Brady - 11lb 5Żoz (5.150kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 5lb 14Żoz (2.680kg)
 

2nd Derek Brady - 11lb 5Żoz
2nd Derek
Brady
1st Kevin Murphy - 29lb 13oz
1st Kevin
Murphy
Colin and Ghostie
Colin and Ghostie
Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sun 16 December 2007

Corn was the winning bait again, this time for 19 year old Kevin in an interesting match on a bitterly cold December day with ice on the water first thing.  Kevin drew peg 26 and had a mainly carp catch.  He caught most of his fish close to the island but importantly fed further away from the far bank to avoid spooking the fish.

Dave fished a very good match for 2nd place, edging out George's Carp catch with his mixed net with plenty of silver fish on maggot first then corn later from peg 8.

1st Kevin Murphy - 29lb 13oz (13.520kg)
2nd Dave Richardson - 17lb 15Żoz (8.150kg)
3rd George Glen - 16lb 3oz (7.760kg)
4th Gary McKay - 12lb 0oz (6.240kg)
5th Colin McKerrell - 9lb 3Żoz (4.180kg)

 

2nd Dave Richardson - 17lb 15Żoz
2nd Dave
Richardson
1st James Woodrow - 42lb 7oz
1st James
Woodrow
Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sun 9 December 2007

Woody persisted with sweetcorn all day to take a great catch of carp for 42lb 7oz on another cold day after snow on Saturday. He fished against the island at 14 metres on peg 24, feeding corn occasionally and searching along the far bank to steadily pick off fish to 3lb. Colin caught well to start with on peg 2, also on corn, but struggled later to end up well adrift on Woody in 2nd.

1st James Woodrow - 42lb 7oz (19.250kg)
2nd Colin Hart - 26lb 1oz (11.820kg)
3rd Jim Jones - 14lb 14Żoz (6.760kg)
4th Brian Docherty - 13lb 12oz (6.240kg)
5th Gary McKay - 9lb 3Żoz (4.180kg)

 

2nd Colin Hart - 26lb 1oz
2nd Colin
Hart
1st Colin Hart - 23lb 7oz
1st Colin
Hart

3rd Chris Paton - 22lb 7oz
3rd Chris
Paton

Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sun 2 December 2007

A very close match on a cold day with an exciting weigh-in as Chris took the lead on peg 3, then Brian nicked ahead on peg 25 then finally Colin trumped them both on peg 28. 

All 3 had mainly Carp catches and Chris caught on corn, worm and paste and included a 7lb+ Ghostie.  Brian caught mainly on paste.  Colin caught on corn, loose feeding pellet, but a clever change to caster in the last hour won him the match as Chub and Ide boosted his weight above his rivals.

1st Colin Hart - 23lb 7oz (10.630kg)
2nd Brian Docherty - 22lb 15oz (10.410kg)
3rd Chris Paton - 22lb 7oz (10.180kg)
4th James Woodrow - 15lb 2Żoz (6.880kg)
5th Martin Pearson - 12lb 4Żoz (5.570kg)

 

2nd Brian Docherty - 22lb 15oz
2nd Brian
Docherty
1st Trevor Bond - 9lb 10Żoz
1st
Trevor Bond
Magiscroft Club Winter League 2 (Natural Baits Only)
Main Loch - Sun 25 November 2007

The forecast snow fortunately didn't materialise but the Carp didn't show for most apart from Trevor.  With only natural baits only allowed, many fished for silver fish including George who had mainly skimmers on pole and tip, and Woody with a busy net of small roach.

Trevor had faith in the feeder though and was rewarded with 3 nice Carp to 4lb for a well earned win in the individual and pairs events.

1st Trevor Bond - 9lb 10Żoz (4.3800kg)
2nd George Glen - 6lb 2Żoz (2.790kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 4lb 12Żoz (2.170kg)
4th Ross Clark - 4lb 7oz (2.010kg)

Pairs

1st Trevor Bond & Ross Clark - 14lb 1Żoz (6.390kg)
2nd James Woodrow & Barry Lindsay - 7lb 3oz (3.260kg)
3rd George Glen & Dave Richardson - 6lb 7oz (2.920kg)

 

 
  Edinburgh Club - Island Pond - Sun 25 November 2007

1st Davie Matthew - 9lb 14oz (4.480kg)
2nd Andy Roberts - 5lb 12oz (2.610kg)
 

 
1st James Woodrow - 11lb 14oz
1st James
Woodrow
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 18 November 2007

Woody waited patiently until the fish came on his 13m paste line in the last hour on peg 13.  When they did he quickly took Carp and a couple of skimmers for a clear win.  Brian stuck to the tip on peg 11 and is rueing a few lost fish.

1st James Woodrow - 11lb 14oz (5.390kg)
2nd Brian Docherty - 8lb 0oz (3.630kg)
3rd George Glen - 6lb 1Żoz (2.770kg)
4th Dave Smith - 4lb 14oz (2.210kg)

 

2nd Brian Docherty - 8lb 0oz
2nd Brian
Docherty
1st George Glen - 15lb 15Żoz
1st George Glen
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 11 November 2007

A cold day but an interesting match with a photo finish where only ounces separated George and Colin.  George took the honours with 8 Carp all on legered corn from peg 18.  At the other end of the cafe bank on peg 6 Colin had a great mixed catch on feeder and the pole close in for second place ahead of Woody who caught best on paste from peg 17.

1st George Glen - 15lb 15Żoz (7.250kg)
2nd Colin Hart - 15lb 12oz (7.150kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 12lb 8Żoz (5.690kg)
4th Davie Corcoran - 8lb 9Żoz (3.900kg)
5th Brian Docherty - 5lb 1Żoz (2.310kg)

 

2nd Colin Hart - 15lb 12oz
2nd Colin Hart
1st George Glen - 14lb 5Żoz
1st George Glen
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 4 November 2007

An overnight drop in temperatures affected backup weights but George picked off 6 Carp and a nice tench for a clear win on peg 9.  He caught on the pole and the tip but corn fished with the bomb was best on the day.

1st George Glen - 14lb 5Żoz (6.510kg)
2nd Jim Hillhouse - 5lb 9oz (2.530kg)
3rd Colin Hart - 5lb 1oz (2.300kg)

 
1st Chris Paton - 9lb 1oz
1st Chris Paton
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 28 October 2007

The tip edged out the pole again an Chris won his second Sunday open in a row with a big feeder and a variety of hook baits from peg 17.

1st Chris Paton - 9lb 1oz (4.110kg)
2nd Davie Corcoran - 8lb 4oz (3.740kg)
3rd George Glen - 7lb 0oz (3.180kg)

 

 
1st Colin Hart - 40lb 9oz
1st
Colin Hart
Magiscroft Club Winter League 1
Main Loch - Sun 13 October 2007

A great performance and a big winning margin for Colin who fished the pellet waggler for an all Carp catch from Peg 18. Kevin continued his great run of form in second with a more mixed catch of Carp and Ide on the pole from peg 2.

1st Colin Hart - 40lb 9oz (18.400kg)
2nd Kevin Murphy - 14lb 2oz (6.410kg)
3rd George Glen - 12lb 10Żoz (5.740kg)
4th Chris Paton - 9lb 1Żoz (4.130kg)
5th James Woodrow - 7lb 4Żoz (3.300kg)

Pairs

1st Colin Hart & Ross Clark - 40lb 13oz (18.510kg)
2nd Kevin Murphy (alone, adding Ż his weight!) - 21lb 3oz (9.610kg)
3rd George Glen & Chris Hughes - 18lb 1oz (8.200kg)

 

2nd Kevin Murphy - 14lb 2oz
2nd
Kevin Murphy

 

 

1st Kevin Murphy - 22lb 12oz
1st
Kevin Murphy

Kevin takes
Kevin takes
 the trophy

Monklands Open - Island Pond and Top Pond
Sun 30 September 2007

Young Kevin is showing great skill and maturity at the moment.  He beat a top quality field of 40 to win the Monklands Open with a good catch of Carp on a tricky day from peg 5 on the Island Pond, just edging Colin into 2nd.

1st Kevin Murphy - 22lb 12oz (10.320kg)
2nd Colin Hart - 22lb 5oz (10.120kg)
3rd David Anderson - 20lb 12oz (9.410kg)
 

2nd Colin Hart - 22lb 5oz
2nd
Colin Hart

3rd David Anderson - 20lb 12oz
3rd David
Anderson

1st Gary McDonald - 3lb 14oz
1st Gary
McDonald

League 1st Gary McDonald
League 1st Gary
McDonald
Friendly Junior League Final - Top Pond - Sat 29 Sept 2007

There's been no stopping Gary McDonald from Cumbernauld whose 4 2nds and a 1st (in this match) won him the series by a big margin over 20 others.  The fact that 16 kids contested this final round of 6 matches shows how keen they are, and they have all shown growing skills using different methods on different waters this year.

Thanks to all who contributed prizes and especially Willie and Peter for their organising and coaching efforts.

1st Gary McDonald - 3lb 14oz
2nd Duncan McNaught - 2lb 5Żoz
3rd Anthony Vereccia - 1lb 6Żoz

Final League Top 3
League Top 3 Gary McDonald - 9 Points
Scott McAuley - 34 Points
Kyle McLachlan - 35 Points

 

League 2nd Scott McAuley
League 2nd Scott McAuley

League 3rd Kyle McLachlan
League 3rd Kyle McLachlan

1st Stewart Rae - 33lb 14oz
1st
Stewart Rae

League 1st Jim Hillhouse
League 1st
Jim Hillhouse

Magiscroft Club Summer League 6
Main Loch - Sun 16 September 2007

Though Stewart (Carp 'n Paste again!) and pairs partner Woody won the match, the day belonged to Jim Hillhouse who strolled to victory in the overall individual league.

1st Stewart Rae - 33lb 14oz (15.590kg)
2nd Barry Lindsay - 19lb 14Żoz (6.520kg)
3rd Derek Brady - 16lb 9Żoz (5.220kg)

Pairs

1st Stewart Rae & James Woodrow - 46lb 4oz (15.590kg)
2nd Barry Lindsay & Jim Hillhouse - 33lb 8Żoz (6.520kg)
3rd Derek Brady & Bobby Marshall - 20lb 6Żoz (5.220kg)

Final League

1st Jim Hillhouse - 32 pts
2nd Stewart Rae - 24 pts
3rd George Glen - 18 pts
4th James Woodrow - 17 pts
5th Derek Brady - 16 pts

 

2nd Barry Lindsay - 19lb 14Żoz
2nd
Barry Lindsay

League 2nd Stewart Rae
League 2nd Stewart Rae

1st James Anderson - 4lb 12oz
1st James Anderson
Friendly Junior League - Top Pond - Sat 15 Sept 2007

Well done James, who competed in his first ever match - and won !

1st James Anderson - 4lb 12oz
2nd Gary McDonald - 3lb 5Żoz
3rd David McKenna - 1lb 1Żoz
4th Kyle McLachlan - 1lb 1oz
 

2nd Gary McDonald - 3lb 5Żoz
2nd Gary McDonald
1st Tommy Lauriston - 18lb 11oz
1st Tommy Lauriston
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 9 September 2007

Congratulations to Tommy for his well deserved first open match win!

1st Tommy Lauriston - 18lb 11oz (8.480kg)
2nd William Stewart - 16lb 11oz (7.570kg)
3rd Neil Chapman - 11lb 12oz (5.330kg)

 

 

1st Neil Chapman - 26lb 8oz
1st
Neil Chapman

Barras Fruit Co. Pleasure Open - Island Pond - Sun 2 Sept 2007

Neil is pretty new to match fishing but is learning fast as seen by his great win in the Barras Open with a nice catch of Ide.  Margaret was so close in second with good carp, only one fish away from winning.

A sell-out for the 5th year running, the Barras Open is still the friendliest match around!  Thanks to all who took part, Frieda for the lovely buffet and especially Derek Brady of the Barras Fruit Co. for continuing his his very generous sponsorship, the prizes presented by Derek's wife Moira. 

3rd Hughie Welsh - 20lb 1oz
3rd
Hughie Welsh
Neil Receives 1st Prize from Moira
Neil Receives 1st
Prize from Moira
Margaret with Moira
Margaret with
Moira

1st Neil Chapman - 26lb 8oz (12.020kg)
2nd Margaret Rae - 25lb 12oz (11.680kg)
3rd Hughie Welsh - 20lb 1oz (9.100kg)
4th Paul Vernel - 15lb 1oz (6.830kg)
5th Matt Dunn - 12lb 10oz (5.730kg)

 

2nd Margaret Rae - 25lb 12oz
2nd
Margaret Rae

1st David McKenna - 2lb 5Żoz
1st David
McKenna

 
Friendly Junior League - Main Loch - Sat 1 Sept 2007

1st David McKenna - 2lb 5Żoz
2nd Gary McDonald - 2lb 1Żoz
3rd Peter Dick - 2lb 0oz
4th Jack McCue - 1lb 10Żoz
5th Scott McAuley - 1lb 0oz
 

2nd Gary McDonald - 2lb 1Żoz
2nd Gary
McDonald
 
1st James Woodrow  - 18lb 10oz
1st James
Woodrow
Magiscroft Club Summer League 5
Main Loch - Sun 26 August 2007

Paste did the business for Woody from end peg 1 but Derek fished a good match for 2nd on worm shallow from peg 8.  Jim Hillhouse now has an unassailable lead in the Summer League and has been pronounced 'the champion' !

1st James Woodrow  - 18lb 10oz
2nd Derek Brady - 14lb 3oz
3rd Stuart Rae - 12lb 13oz
4th Lorna Figures - 12lb 12Żoz
5th Jim Hillhouse - 9lb 9oz

Pairs

1st James Woodrow & Brian Wallace - 21lb 15oz
2nd Stuart Rae & Chris Hughes - 15lb 8oz
3rd Lorna Figures & Tommy Lauriston - 14lb 5Żoz

 

2nd Derek Brady - 14lb 3oz
2nd Derek
Brady

 

 

1st Tomos Lea - Wales - 32lb 6Żoz
1st Tomos Lea
Junior Celtic Cup International - Main Loch - Sun 19 Aug 2007

Magiscroft was honoured to host the second running of the Junior Celtic Cup between Scotland and Wales and it was a superb event that all enjoyed. After terrible weather on the Saturday practice day everyone expected a hard match but the Main Loch fished surprisingly well and the youngsters put on a great display with a very high standard of angling on both sides.

After a very close battle the result went right down to the wire with Scotland just edging the match by 5 section wins to 4.

Thanks to everyone involved for making a great event, especially Scotland sponsors Daiwa Sports Ltd.  Roll on next year in Wales !

Full results and pictures at SFCA website soon.

Scotland and Wales Junior Teams
Both Teams Together

Results

Scotland

14 Points

133lb Żoz

Wales

13 Points

144lb Żoz

Individuals -
1st Tomos Lea - Wales - 32lb 6Żoz
2nd Kevin Murphy - Scotland - 31lb 6oz
3rd James Dornom - Scotland -  27lb 5oz

 

2nd Kevin Murphy - Scotland - 31lb 6oz
2nd Kevin Murphy
1st Conor McLaughlin - 3lb 11Żoz
1st Conor McLaughlin
Friendly Junior League - Top Pond - Sat 18 Aug 2007

1st Conor McLaughlin - 3lb 11Żoz
2nd Gary McDonald - 3lb 10Żoz
3rd Kyle McClackin - 3lb 1oz
4th Lewis Gray - 2lb 10Żoz
5th Martin McGivern - 2lb 4oz
 


 
1st Kevin Murphy  - 26lb 11oz
1st Kevin Murphy
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 12 August 2007

1st Kevin Murphy  - 26lb 11oz
2nd Stuart Rae  - 26lb 7Żoz
3rd Jim Hillhouse - 10lb 13oz
4th Jamie McKay - 7lb 2oz
5th Chris Hughes - 6lb 4oz

 

2nd Stuart Rae  - 26lb 7Żoz
2nd
Stuart Rae

1st Brian Lynn - 20lb 14oz (9.470kg)
1st Brian Lynn

DAIWA Scottish League Match 4 - Main Loch
Sunday 5 August
2007

Heavy rain and unseasonally cold weather made this a difficult match but the competition was still hot with everything to fight for in the last round.

Monklands 'A' made a strong late challenge but Central also fished a good match to retain their lead and run out 2007 team champions. Stef Hunter also held on to his lead with a well earned section 2nd to take the Individual title. Well done to all the competitors and special thanks to sponsors Daiwa and Anglers Emporium. The anglers also wish to thank Mike and Ewan Weed for their great organisation.

Full Report, Results and Pictures  at SFCA website soon.

Individual Champion Stephen Hunter
Individual Champion
Stephen Hunter
Team Champions - Central
Team Champions
Central

  1st Brian Lynn - 20lb 14oz (9.470kg)
2nd Alan Connolly - 17lb 13Żoz (8.100kg)

 

2nd Alan Connolly - 17lb 13Żoz (8.100kg)
2nd Alan Connolly

  Friendly Junior League - Top Pond - Sat 4 August 2007

1st Gordon Allison - 2lb 9Żoz
2nd Darren Gibson - 2lb 9oz
3rd Darren Gibson - 1lb 9oz
4th Wililam Gemmell - 0lb 8Żoz
5th Scott McAuley - 0lb 8oz
6th Jordan Dunn - 0lb 4oz


 
1st James Woodrow - 31lb 1Żoz
1st James Woodrow
Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 30 July 2007

Woody took another good winning catch with Carp on waggler and pellet first then paste close in later on.

1st James Woodrow - 31lb 1Żoz
2nd Darren Ferguson - 14lb 13oz
3rd Chris Hughes - 12lb 5oz
4th Colin Hart - 11lb 12oz
5th Ian Whitson - 9lb 11oz

 

2nd Darren Ferguson - 14lb 13oz
2nd Darren
Ferguson
 
1st Stuart Rae - 23lb 12oz
1st
Stuart Rae

 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 29 July 2007

Stuart is definitely the expert on paste for Carp and used it to great effect fishing relatively deep (4 sections) for a good win on a difficult day.  Stephen also fished a good match taking his Carp mainly on the waggler.

1st Stuart Rae - 23lb 12oz
2nd Stephen McCaveny - 15lb 6oz
3rd Kevin Murphy - 10lb 13oz
4th George Glen - 9lb 4oz
5th William Stewart - 9lb 0oz

 

2nd Stephen McCaveny - 15lb 6oz
2nd Stephen McCaveny
1st Sean McLaughlin - 4lb 6Żoz
1st Sean
McLaughlin
 
Friendly Junior Competition (Beginners)
Main Loch - Sat 28 July 2007

With the upcoming Celtic Cup friendly International against Wales in mind there was a great turnout and excitement about the latest junior event.  The Main Loch is a challenge for the kids but they are learning fast, none more so than Sean who had a well deserved win including a lovely tench in his catch.

1st Sean McLaughlin - 4lb 6Żoz
2nd Gary McDonald - 3lb 1Żoz
3rd Ben McGuire - 2lb 8oz
4th Kyle McClackin - 1lb 4oz
5th Conor McLaughlin- 1lb 0oz

 

2nd Gary McDonald - 3lb 1Żoz
2nd Gary
McDonald
1st Darren Ferguson - 37lb 7oz
1st Darren
Ferguson
Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 23 July 2007

Waggler yet again was the winning method and Darren fished it well using a normal waggler instead of a splasher.

1st Darren Ferguson - 37lb 7oz
2nd Paul Joyce - 14lb 6oz
3rd Derek Brady - 13lb 13Żoz
4th Kevin Murphy - 10lb 5oz
5th James Woodrow - 9lb 12oz

 

2nd Paul Joyce - 14lb 6oz
2nd
Paul Joyce
  Magiscroft Club Summer League 4
Main Loch - Sun 22 July 2007

A difficult match on a bright and flat-calm day looked like heading to a  low weight win until Jim made a great comeback in the last hour to win with Carp on the splasher waggler.

1st Jim Hillhouse  - 20lb 5oz
2nd Colin Hart - 12lb 6Żoz
3rd Stuart Rae - 11lb 6oz
4th Paul Joyce - 10lb 5Żoz
5th Chris Hughes - 8lb 9Żoz

Pairs

1st Jim Hillhouse & Barry Lindsay - 21lb 15oz
2nd Colin Hart & Billy Bateman - 16lb 7Żoz

 


 

 

  Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 16 July 2007

1st Ian Whitson - 33lb 14oz
2nd Derek Brady - 18lb 0oz
3rd James Woodrow - 16lb 2oz
4th Kevin Murphy - 15lb 12oz
5th Steve Spurr - 11lb 3oz

 

 
1st Jim Jones - 41lb 3oz
1st
Jim Jones

 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 15 July 2007

Jim fished a great match for Carp on waggler for a win by a huge margin.  One or two more fish could have helped him break the lake record !

1st Jim Jones - 41lb 3oz
2nd Jim Hillhouse - 11lb 2Żoz
3rd William Stewart -9lb 10oz
4th James Woodrow - 9lb 5oz
5th Davie Corcoran - 8lb 0oz

 

 
1st James Woodrow - 28lb 9oz
1st James
Woodrow
Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 9 July 2007

1st James Woodrow - 28lb 9oz
2nd Paul Joyce - 27lb 0oz
3rd Tony Lamb - 11lb 2oz
4th Ian Whitson - 8lb 0oz

 

2nd Paul Joyce - 27lb 0oz
2nd
Paul Joyce
1st Bobby Marshall - 32lb 15Żoz
1st Bobby
Marshall
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 8 July 2007

1st Bobby Marshall - 32lb 15Żoz
2nd Ewan Weed - 11lb 11oz
3rd Matt Dunn - 10lb 12oz
4th Ian Whitson - 10lb 5Żoz
5th Brian Wallace - 9lb 8oz

 

 

 
1st Danny Griffin - 43lb 6Żoz
1st Danny Griffin
Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 2 July 2007

 Warrington based Danny Griffin is an established visitor to Magiscroft and showed how to fish the waggler for Carp with a record breaking catch taken all in two hours ! Danny fished a waggler shallow with pellet on peg 18 and his swim only came to life after an hour of the 3 hour match. He then took a succession of Carp, with most around 2lb, to set a new Main Loch record, beating the current 5 hour record !

Woody fished another good match taking mainly skimmers on the pole for second place.

1st Danny Griffin - 43lb 6Żoz (19.690kg)
2nd James Woodrow - 22lb 4Żoz (10.110kg)
3rd Gus Brindle - 16lb 0oz (7.260kg)
4th Chris Hughes - 15lb 2oz (6.860kg)
5th Ian Whitson - 13lb 2oz (5.960kg)

 

 

 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 1 July 2007

 1st Gary McKay - 20lb 1oz (9.100kg)
2nd Tommy Lauriston - 18lb 13oz (8.540kg)
3rd Jim Hillhouse - 14lb 6oz (6.520kg)
4th Neil Chapman - 14lb 0oz (6.350kg)

 

 
  Friendly Junior Competition (Beginners)
Top Pond - Sat 30 June 2007

1st Kyle McClackin - 5lb 7Żoz (2.480kg)
2nd Gary McDonald - 3lb 1Żoz (1.410kg)
3rd Gordon Allison - 2lb 15oz (1.330kg)
4th William Gemmell - 2lb 9oz (1.160kg)
5th Conor McLaughlin - 2lb 3oz (0.990kg)

 

 
1st James Woodrow - 20lb 12oz
1st James
Woodrow
Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 25 June 2007

 Woody's great run continues with a clear win in what was an otherwise close match. Cool conditions put an end to the waggler's success in recent matches and Woody caught mainly Carp on paste to start with on peg 18 before taking a few Carp late on the waggler. Derek fished a nice match for second, with a good mixed catch all up in the water on long pole from peg 10.

1st James Woodrow - 20lb 12oz (9.410kg)
2nd Derek Brady - 14lb 12oz (6.690kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 13lb 2oz (5.960kg)
4th Ian Whitson - 12lb 4oz (5.560kg)
5th Paul Joyce - 12lb 2Żoz (5.520kg)

 

2nd Derek Brady - 14lb 12oz
2nd Derek Brady
1st Chris Hughes - 28lb 3Żoz
1st
Chris Hughes
Barras Fruit Co. Pleasure League - Match 3
Main Loch, Island Pond & Top Pond - Sun 24 June 2007

A suitably exciting finish to a super series following this great match with a surprise result ! League leaders Magiscroft Juniors and Airdrionians faltered at the final hurdle and Lanarkshire took advantage to overtake them ... but it was Freida's Favourites who swept ahead from 6th place and 15 points behind to win the match and the league with a dominant performance.

Derek Brady with Freida's Favourites
Derek Brady with Freida's Favourites
Derek & Gary McKay
Derek & Gary McKay

Sponsored (with pink T-shirts) by Freida from the Lochview Cafe ... her Favourites had the individual winner on the day in Chris Hughes, and 3 section 2nd places from Lorna Figures, Paul Vernel and Jim Hillhouse. Chris won through on the day with a 28lb catch of Ide and some Carp from peg 5 on the Island pond. Well done also to young Craig McGhee for a great display to come second with a 21lb catch of Carp on the waggler to win the Main Loch. In the Individual league, Gary McKay showed his consistency to win ahead of Jim Hillhouse and David Anderson.

Well done to all who helped and took part, especially to all those who had the best overall results in their teams and won a free day's fishing at Magiscroft. Special thanks to Chris Hughes for his splendid organisation and good humoured presentations, Freida for a lovely final buffet and last (but not least) Derek Brady of the Barras Fruit Co. who's generous sponsorship and encouragement made for such a successful event, enjoyed greatly by all. Roll on the Barras Pleasure Open in September and surely an even bigger and better Pleasure League next year.

Match Top 3

Individuals
1st Chris Hughes - 28lb 3Żoz (12.800kg)
2nd Craig McGhee - 21lb 13oz (9.890kg)
3rd Sinclair Yates - 21lb 9Żoz (9.800kg)
Teams
Freida's Favourites 61
Lanarkshire 52
J.B. Angling A 49

Final League Top 3

Individuals
Gary McKay 42
Jim Hillhouse 40
David Anderson 39
Teams
Freida's Favourites 140
Lanarkshire 137
Airdrieonians 131

Full League And Individual Results and Pictures here soon !

 

2nd Craig McGhee - 21lb 13oz
2nd
Craig McGhee
1st Paul Joyce - 34lb 6oz
1st
Paul Joyce
Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 18 June 2007

 Two Monday wins in a row for the in form Paul with an outstanding performance to more than double second place weight. Paul took his weight in Carp on the waggler with pellet and with the floating feeder. Woody is also in great form and took his 2nd place catch on the pole but could not compete with Paul.

1st Paul Joyce - 34lb 6oz (15.590kg)
2nd James Woodrow - 14lb 6oz (6.520kg)
3rd Ian Whitson - 11lb 8oz (5.220kg)
4th Darren Ferguson - 10lb 14Żoz (4.950kg)
5th Gary McKay - 10lb 11Żoz (4.860kg)

 


 
1st Davie Corcoran - 20lb 6oz
1st
Davie Corcoran

Davie Matthews
Davie Matthews
& Friend !

Magiscroft Club Summer League 3
Main Loch - Sun 17 June 2007

 Two wins in a row for Davie with another good performance on his favourite water !  George had a good run of Carp on the waggler and pellet in the middle of the match to take the lead but Davie swept past with a great last hour on pellet shallow on 13m pole.

1st Davie Corcoran - 20lb 6oz (9.240kg)
2nd George Glen - 17lb 13Żoz (8.100kg)
3rd Jim Hillhouse - 15lb 1Żoz (6.840kg)
4th Davie Matthews - 12lb 4oz (5.560kg)
5th Bobby Marshall - 12lb 0oz (5.440kg)

Pairs

1st Davie Corcoran & Chris Hughes - 21lb 10Żoz (9.830kg)
2nd Dave Richardson & Margaret Rae - 20lb 1Żoz (9.120kg)
3rd George Glen & Trevor Bond - 19lb 4Żoz (8.740kg)

 

2nd George Glen - 17lb 13Żoz
2nd
 George Glen

 

  Friendly Junior Competition (Beginners)
Top Pond - Sat 20 May 2007

Well done to all of the kids for keeping going through terrible conditions of unseasonal cold wind and rain. Gary worked hard and fished very well for a good win with Ben in 2nd.

1st Gary McDonald - 5lb 1Żoz (2.310kg)
2nd Ben McGuire - 2lb 15Żoz (1.350kg)
3rd Scott McAuley - 2lb 13oz (1.280kg)
4th Conor McLaughlan - 2lb 10Żoz (1.210kg)
5th Nathan Divers - 2lb 4Żoz (1.020kg)

 

 
1st Paul Joyce - 13lb 10oz
1st
Paul Joyce
Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 11 June 2007

After a scorching day the Carp didn't feed, so Paul's hard work catching mainly Ide and Silver fish up in the water was more than enough for a clear win over Woody.

1st Paul Joyce - 13lb 10oz (6.180kg)
2nd James Woodrow - 8lb 13Żoz (4.010kg)
3rd Chris Paton - 7lb 12Żoz (3.530kg)
4th Gus Brindle - 7lb 10oz (3.460kg)
5th Stuart Rae - 6lb 4Żoz (2.850kg)

 

2nd James Woodrow - 8lb 13Żoz
2nd James
Woodrow

1st Davie Corcoran - 39lb 11Żoz
1st Davie Corcoran

DAIWA Scottish League Match 2 - Main Loch
Sunday 10 June
2007

A cracking match with good catches all over the Main Loch (average just under 13lb) and excellent leading weights topped by Big Davie's 18.020kg of Carp ( 39lb 11Żoz). 

Full Report, Results and Pictures  - here

1st Davie Corcoran - 39lb 11Żoz (18.020kg)
2nd Chris Hughes - 30lb Żoz (13.620kg)
3rd John Callaghan 29lb 15oz (13.580kg)
4th Bobby Marshall - 29lb 8oz (13.380kg)
5th Gus Brindle - 25lb 6Żoz (11.520kg)

 

2nd Chris Hughes - 30lb Żoz
2nd Chris
Hughes

1st Andrew Rollinson
1st Andrew Rollinson

DAIWA Scottish Junior National Championships
Island Pond - Saturday 9 June
2007

Andrew took the title of Scottish Junior Champion with a nice catch of Ide on a hot slow day and just managed to prevent David winning his third title in a row.  21 fished another great event generously sponsored again by DAIWA Sports and we were honoured to have Dave McAuley of Daiwa present the many prizes.

Full Report, Results and Pictures  - here

1st Andrew Rollinson - 16lb 15oz (7.680kg)
2nd David Anderson - 15lb 3Żoz (6.910kg)
3rd James Dornom - 14lb 6oz (6.520kg)

Under 15s

1st Andrew Fernie - 6lb 14Żoz (3.130kg)
2nd Jamie McKay - 4lb 2oz (1.870kg)
3rd Curtis Craig - 3lb 6oz (1.530kg)

 

2nd David Anderson
2nd David
Anderson

1st Dave Smith - 20lb 14oz
1st
Dave Smith
Monday Evening Open - Main Loch - Mon 4 June 2007

The first Monday evening open on the Main Loch was a great match, a really close affair with an exiting finish and a nail-biting weigh-in. All the leading anglers fished it differently but Dave placed his faith in Paste and was rewarded with a nice net of Carp to just edge out Paul.

1st Dave Smith - 20lb 14oz (9.470kg)
2nd Paul Joyce - 20lb 11oz (9.390kg)
3rd Gary McKay - 19lb 7Żoz (8.830kg)
4th Davie Corcoran - 18lb 11oz (8.480kg)
5th Ian Whitson - 16lb 11oz (7.570kg)

 


 
1st Gary McKay - 33lb 9oz
1st
Gary McKay
Barras Fruit Co. Pleasure League - Match 2
Main Loch, Island Pond & Top Pond - Sun 3 June 2007

The Barras Pleasure League continued with an exciting round 2.  Though conditions were tricky with cool rain, the weights were better than the first match with good catches on all of the waters. 

The Airdrionians put on a great show for a clear team win and the individual winner in Gary McKay.  Gary had a great catch, mainly carp, on the Top Pond of around 200 fish. Airdrionans also closed right up on Magiscroft Juniors who still lead the league with one match to go, but only by 3 points.  Should be a very tense but exciting final match on 24th June !

Full League And Individual Results here

Individuals
1st Gary McKay - 33lb 9oz (15.220kg)
2nd Stef Hunter - 22lb 4Żoz (10.100kg)
3rd James Dornam - 17lb 13Żoz (8.100kg)
4th Barry Gibb - 16lb 6oz (7.430kg)

Top Teams
Magiscroft Juniors 52
Old Farts 40
Strathclyde Police 40
Lanarkshire 40
Airdrie 39
Magpies 39

 

Team 1st Airdrieonians
Team 1st
Airdrieonians
1st James Woodrow - 29lb 0oz
1st James
Woodrow
Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Mon 28 May 2007

Woody is on top form at the moment and powered to a clear win over a 'sell out' field of 28 with a great all silver fish catch on a tricky night when the fish, especially Carp, were playing hard to get.

Woody drew peg 9 and as expected he had a good start with Ide on worm, but he built his win in the last half of the match by working hard to eke out Chub, Orfe and the odd Ide on caster. Kevin completed the 1-2 for Magiscroft yongsters with a nice mixed catch.

1st James Woodrow - 29lb 0oz (13.160kg)
2nd Kevin Murphy - 22lb 4oz (10.090kg)
3rd Gary McKay - 18lb 15Żoz (8.610kg)
4th Davie Corcoran - 17lb 10Żoz (8.010kg)
5th Ewan Weed - 17lb 7oz (7.910kg)

 

2nd Kevin Murphy - 22lb 4oz
2nd
Kevin Murphy
1st Jim Hillhouse - 13lb 8oz
1st
Jim Hillhouse

Jim Collects Golden Peg Consolation !
Jim Collects
Golden Peg
Consolation !

 

Magiscroft Club Summer League 2
Main Loch - Sun 27 May 2007

Jim was both a winner and a loser, after fighting titantic battles with big Carp in the latest Magiscroft Club match. Fishing peg 33 Jim had a relatively quiet match until late on when he hooked into a 6lb Carp that he played for nearly 10 minutes and netted with 6 sections of pole in the air.

That fish helped him to the win, but shortly after a bigger 7lb+ fish gave him the same kind of long fight ... this time the fish came out on top by smashing Jim's No.6 section and escaping (pole and fish rescued later). Jim won the match, and the Golden Peg, which unfortunately was only 1 match old and ú21, so his combined winnings were not enough to pay for an expensive new pole section.

Margaret Rae tops the league standing after 2 matches with 12 points.

1st Jim Hillhouse - 13lb 8oz (6.130kg)
2nd George Glen - 12lb 7oz (5.640kg)
3rd Davie Corcoran - 9lb 9oz (4.340kg)
4th Margaret Rae - 9lb 2oz (4.140kg)

Pairs

1st Jim Hillhouse & Jim Jones - 21lb 12oz (9.870kg)
2nd Margaret Rae & Barry Lindsay - 15lb 6oz (6.980kg)
3rd Davie Corcoran (solo) - 15lb 4Żoz (6.930kg)

 

2nd George Glen - 12lb 7oz
2nd
 George Glen

3rd Davie Corcoran - 9lb 9oz
3rd
 Davie Corcoran

1st William Stewart - 41lb 3Żoz
1st William
Stewart
Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Mon 21 May 2007

The biggest match catch by a junior at Magiscroft is also the new 3 hour Island Pond record after young William dominated the best ever Monday Open.  His all Carp catch came mainly on Paste from peg 17 for a clear win, what a great performance.

Ian was well behind the pack with half an hour to go but a switch to paste led to a string of big Carp to take 2nd from peg 4.

1st William Stewart - 41lb 3Żoz (18.700kg)
2nd Ian Whitson - 32lb 1Żoz (14.560kg)
3rd George Glen - 29lb 14oz (13.550kg)
4th James Woodrow - 29lb 2Żoz (13.230kg)
5th Colin Hart - 28lb 11Żoz (13.030kg)

 

2nd Ian Whitson - 32lb 1Żoz
2nd
Ian Whitson
1st Ian Whitson - 32lb 8oz
1st
Ian Whitson
 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 6 May 2007

1st Ian Whitson - 32lb 8oz (14.740kg)
2nd Gary McKay - 24lb 1oz (10.920kg)
3rd Jim Hillhouse - 23lb 10oz (10.720kg)
4th William Stewart - 22lb 3oz (10.070kg)

 

2nd Gary McKay - 24lb 1oz
2nd
Gary McKay

 

  Friendly Junior Competition (Beginners)
Top Pond - Sat 20 May 2007

Well done to Scott for a clear win in the latest Junior Competition.

1st Scott McAuley - 6lb 11Żoz (3.050kg)
2nd Gordon Allison - 4lb 15oz (2.240kg)
3rd Nathan Divers - 4lb 12oz (2.160kg)
4th Ben McGuire - 3lb 0oz
5th William Gemmell - 2lb 13oz

 

 
1st James Woodrow - 34lb 9oz
1st James Woodrow
Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Mon 14 May 2007

Even though cold rain made conditions difficult for the 26 competitors but this was still a great match, every bit as good as the record breaking match last Monday. Woody put in yet another great performance to win with a mainly Carp catch tight across on peg 7. A late run of Carp on paste from peg 15 saw Stewart nearly catch up, but he was just short.

1st James Woodrow - 34lb 9oz (15.680kg)
2nd Stewart Rae - 34lb 4oz (15.540kg)
3rd Ian Whitson - 30lb 11oz (13.920kg)
4th Darren Ferguson - 26lb 6Żoz (11.980kg)
5th David Anderson - 25lb 3oz (11.430kg)

 

2nd Stuart Rae - 34lb 4oz
2nd
Stewart Rae
1st Paul Vernel - 33lb 9oz
1st
Paul Vernel
Barras Fruit Co. Pleasure League - Match 1
Main Loch, Island Pond & Top Pond - Sun 13 May 2007

The first Barras Pleasure League got off to an exciting start with a fantastic turnout. The 16 teams of 4 made for one of the biggest matches in Scotland in years and generated a tremendous big match atmosphere, but in a friendly setting. The build up to this series has been very enthusiastic and everybody enjoyed the tension of the draw then the banter during the competition, weigh-in and results presentation.

The team event was a very close fought match generally, with 2nd to 6th places only separated by 1 point. However Magiscroft Juniors broke the mould, winning by a big margin with 52 points, a brilliant performance from the youngsters.

A change of weather, for the worse, led to some tricky fishing in places but Paul Vernel showed the way with a great catch of Carp mainly on paste for a clear individual win ahead of Stef who was standing in to help out Scott's CAC. Roll on the next match in the series - in only 2 weeks time on 3rd June !

Full League And Individual Results here

Individuals
1st Paul Vernel - 33lb 9oz (15.220kg)
2nd Stef Hunter - 22lb 4Żoz (10.100kg)
3rd James Dornam - 17lb 13Żoz (8.100kg)
4th Barry Gibb - 16lb 6oz (7.430kg)

Top Teams
Magiscroft Juniors 52
Old Farts 40
Strathclyde Police 40
Lanarkshire 40
Airdrie 39
Magpies 39

 

1st Magiscroft Juniors
Team 1st
Magiscroft
Juniors
1st Ian Whitson - 35lb 6oz
1st
Ian Whitson
Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Mon 7 May 2007

The first Monday evening match on the Island Pond was the best ever with many 20lb and 25lb weights coming nowhere.  Ian fished a great match, steadily picking up Ide, Carp and Tench on worm to win with a new Island Pond 3 hour record.

1st Ian Whitson - 35lb 6oz (16.050kg)
2nd Tony Ball - 32lb 6oz (14.690kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 30lb 7Żoz (13.820kg)
4th Colin Hart - 28lb 1oz (12.750kg)
5th Stef Hunter - 27lb 2oz (12.310kg)

 

2nd Tony Ball - 32lb 6oz
2nd
Tony Ball
1st Paul Joyce - 21lb 6oz
1st
Paul Joyce
 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 6 May 2007

A very good match with fish all along the far bank for the 23 competitors.  Paul had a nice catch of mainly Carp and, like Stewart in 2nd, paste was the best bait.

1st Paul Joyce - 21lb 6oz (9.700kg)
2nd Stewart Rae - 18lb 4Żoz (8.290kg)
3rd Kevin Murphy- 18lb 4oz (8.280kg)
4th James Woodrow - 16lb 5oz (7.400kg)
5th William Stewart - 15lb 6oz (6.980kg)

2nd Stuart Rae - 18lb 4Żoz
2nd
Stewart Rae

 

  Friendly Junior Competition (Beginners)
Top Pond - Sat 5 May 2007

The first Junior competition of 2007 was split into 2 sections with the 14 beginners fishing the Top Pond.  Everyone had fun and had plenty of bites from small Carp and Chub and in a close finish Andrew just edged out Gordon.  Well done to everyone and we all look forward to the next event on 19 May.

1st Andrew Fernie - 4lb 12Żoz (2.170kg)
2nd Gordon Allison - 4lb 10Żoz (2.110kg)
3rd Nathan Divers - 3lb 2oz (1.420kg)
4th Kyle McLachlan - 2lb 13oz (1.280kg)
5th Ryan Gray - 2lb 2Żoz (0.980kg)

 


 

1st = James Dornam - 6lb 12Żoz
1st=
James Dornam
 
Friendly Junior Competition (Intermediates)
Top Pond - Sat 5 May 2007

The 8 'Intermediate' or more experienced Juniors contested a close match on the Main Loch. James had Carp and Kevin Silvers, but their weight was the same so they shared the win.

1st = Kevin Murphy - 6lb 12Żoz (3.080kg)
1st = James Dornam - 6lb 12Żoz (3.080kg)
3rd William Stewart- 5lb 15oz (2.700kg)

1st = Kevin Murphy - 6lb 12Żoz
1st =
Kevin Murphy

1st Darren Ferguson - 23lb 10Żoz
1st Darren Ferguson
Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Mon 30 April 2007

A clear win for Darren on the last Monday night match on the Top Pond before they move to the Island Pond.  Darren picked out the bigger Carp on peg 6 to stay clear of George who had mainly Chub from peg 2.

1st Darren Ferguson - 23lb 10Żoz (6.680kg)
2nd George Glen - 19lb 2oz (4.850kg)
3rd Colin Hart - 19lb 0oz (4.800kg)
4th Ian Whitson - 16lb 12oz (3.820kg)
5th Derek Brady - 14lb 8oz (3.140kg)

 


 
1st Kevin Murphy - 13lb 13Żoz
1st
Kevin Murphy

Kevin Collects his Golden Peg Winnings !
Kevin Collects
Golden Peg
Winnings !

 

Magiscroft Club Summer League 1
Main Loch - Sun 29 April 2007

Kevin won his second Magiscroft Club Golden Peg pool in 6 months with a great catch silver fish of Ide, Skimmers and small fish to beat Margaret who has some nice Carp.

1st Kevin Murphy - 13lb 13Żoz (6.680kg)
2nd Margaret Rae - 10lb 2oz (4.850kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 9lb 9oz (4.800kg)
4th Colin Hart - 8lb 3Żoz (3.820kg)

Pairs

1st Kevin Murphy & Paul Joyce - 16lb 2oz (6.680kg)
2nd Chris Hughes & Bobby Marshall - 13lb 1oz (4.850kg)
3rd Margaret Rae & Judith Richardson - 12lb 8oz (4.800kg)

 

2nd Margaret Rae - 10lb 2oz
2nd
 Margaret Rae

3rd James Woodrow - 9lb 9oz
3rd
 James Woodrow

1st = Colin Hart - 18lb 1oz
1st =
Colin Hart
Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Mon 23 April 2007

Another close Monday night on the Top Pond, so close that Colin and Drew could not be separated for first.  Small Carp and Chub are feeding ravenously and everyone caught plenty of fish.

1st = Colin Hart - 18lb 1oz (8.200kg)
1st = Drew McCluskey - 18lb 1oz (8.200kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 17lb 2oz  (7.770kg)
4th George Glen - 16lb 5oz  (7.400kg)
5th Colin McKerrell - 14lb 14Żoz  (6.760kg)

1st = Drew McCluskey - 18lb 1oz
1st = Drew McCluskey
1st William Stewart - 14lb 1Żoz
1st
William Stewart
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 22 April 2007

Young William showed his more experienced opponents the way with a nice catch of Carp in tricky cool conditions.

1st William Stewart - 14lb 1Żoz (6.390kg)
2nd Bobby Marshall - 11lb 3Żoz  (5.090kg)
3rd Stewart Rae - 6lb 3oz  (2.810kg)
4th Gary McKay - 5lb 14Żoz  (2.680kg)
 

2nd Bobby Marshall - 11lb 3Żoz
2nd
Bobby Marshall

 

1st James Woodrow
1st
James Woodrow
 
Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Mon 16 April 2007

The first Monday evening open of 2007 got the series off with a bang as Woody broke the Top Pond 3 hour record with a cracking catch of small Carp and Chub, mainly taken on sweetcorn close in.

1st James Woodrow - 33lb 1oz (15.000kg)
2nd Kevin Murphy - 25lb 7Żoz  (11.550kg)
3rd Gary McKay - 19lb 12oz  (8.960kg)
4th Derek Brady - 19lb 7oz  (8.820kg)
5th Colin McKerrell - 18lb Żoz  (8.180kg)


2nd
Kevin Murphy

 

1st Gary McKay - 7lb 10Żoz
1st
Gary McKay
 
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 15 April 2007

With Carp not feeding, small silver fish made the weights and Gary picked out a few skimmers as well to win ahead of Gus.

1st Gary McKay - 7lb 10Żoz (3.470kg)
2nd Gus Brindle - 6lb 0oz  (2.720kg)
3rd Bryan Hewitt - 5lb 13oz  (2.640kg)
4th William Stewart - 5lb 4Żoz  (2.400kg)

2nd Gus Brindle - 6lb 0oz
2nd
Gus Brindle

 

1st Jim Hillhouse  -  19lb 11Żoz
1st
Jim Hillhouse
 
Magiscroft v Lanarkshire Club Challenge
Main Loch - Sun 8 April 2007

Two wins in a row for Jim with a nice catch of Carp all taken on sweetcorn on a short pole line on peg 4.  Corn was the best bait of the day all round and worked for Bryan too next to Jim on peg 5.

1st Jim Hillhouse  -  19lb 11Żoz (8.950kg)
2nd Bryan Hewitt - 9lb 10Żoz  (4.380kg)
3rd Brian Wallace - 8lb 12Żoz  (3.990kg)
4th James Woodrow - 5lb 8Żoz  (2.510kg)

2nd Bryan Hewitt - 9lb 10Żoz
2nd
Bryan Hewitt

 

1st Jim Hillhouse  -  9lb 3oz
1st
Jim Hillhouse

League 1st Jim Hillhouse
League 1st
Jim Hillhouse

League 3rd Margaret Rae
League 3rd
Margaret Rae

Magiscroft Club Winter League Final
Main Loch - Sun 1 April 2007

A full house for Jim ... by winning the individual match he also won the pairs event and the overall Winter League trophy !  He kept faith with paste bait on a difficult day to win with an all Carp catch.  Jim Jones went close with a mixed catch including Skimmers and Carp but fell behind late in the match.  24 fished.

1st Jim Hillhouse  -  9lb 3oz (4.170kg)
2nd Jim Jones - 8lb 5oz  (3.780kg)
3rd Davie Corcoran - 5lb 3oz  (2.350kg)
4th Colin Hart - 2lb 8oz  (1.120kg)

Pairs
1st Jim Hillhouse & James Woodrow - 10lb 14oz  (4.920kg)
2nd Jim Jones & Margaret Rae - 8lb 6oz  (3.785kg)
 3rd Davie Corcoran & Rab Crossan - 6lb 4oz  (2.820kg)

Final Winter League Placings

1st Jim Hillhouse  -  20 points
2nd Kevin Murphy - 14 points
3rd Margaret Rae - 12 points
 

 

 

2nd Jim Jones - 8lb 5oz
2nd
 Jim Jones

League 2nd Kevin Murphy
League 2nd
Kevin Murphy

1st Paul Joyce -  22lb 6oz
1st
Paul Joyce
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 25 March 2007

Paul was way out on his own with a great catch on a really hard day when everyone else struggled.  Drawn on end peg 19 Paul cleverly fished close in to his right in about 6ft of water.  That was where he quickly caught 3 big Carp to 6lb on paste before picking off a number of smaller Carp to win by a big margin. 

The rest of the 19 competitors couldn't catch Carp, perhaps due to the cold east wind, and Big Davie's hard earned catch of skimmers was a distant second.

1st Paul Joyce -  22lb 6oz (10.150kg)
2nd Davie Corcoran - 3lb 14oz (1.760kg)
3rd Stewart Rae - 3lb 4oz (1.470kg)
4th Dave McAuley - 3lb 2oz (1.400kg)

 


2nd Davie Corcoran

1st Drew McCluskey - 14lb 12oz
1st Drew McCluskey
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 18 March 2007

A really interesting match even though a strong and bitterly cold wind with snow made things very uncomfortable for the 15 competitors. Drew left it late to pick up a collection of decent Carp mainly in the last hour on paste from peg 16 for a good win.

Brian just edged out Bryan for second with a nice mixed catch including skimmers and Carp on feeder and double red maggot.

1st Drew McCluskey - 14lb 12oz (6.680kg)
2nd Brian Docherty - 10lb 11oz (4.850kg)
3rd Bryan Hewitt - 10lb 8Żoz (4.800kg)
4th Paul Joyce - 8lb 7oz (3.820kg)
5th Tommy Lauriston - 6lb 15oz (3.140kg)

 

2nd Brian Docherty - 10lb 11oz
2nd Brian
Docherty

1st Dave Horban - 27lb 5oz
1st Dave Horban
Kincaple Club - Top Pond - Sun 18 March 2007

1st Dave Horban - 27lb 5oz (12.400kg)
2nd Andy Smith - 17lb 13oz (8.070kg)
 

 

 

1st Davie Corcoran - 8lb 2oz
1st Davie Corcoran
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 11 March 2007

Davie just edged out Paul in a photo finish in the latest Sunday Open.  Davie fished peg 11 at full depth at 11 and 14 metres with double red maggot over fishmeal groundbait and leam for a mainly Carp catch with some skimmers.  Paul made a late play with bigger Carp on paste from peg 17 but came up just short.  17 fished.

1st Davie Corcoran - 8lb 2oz (3.680kg)
2nd Paul Joyce - 8lb 0oz (3.630kg)
3rd Davie McAuley - 6lb 9oz (2.980kg)
4th Kevin Murphy - 5lb 3oz (2.350kg)
 

 

2nd Paul Joyce - 8lb 0oz
2nd
Paul Joyce

1st Stuart Rae - 7lb 4oz
1st Stewart Rae
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 4 Mar 2007

The re-opened Main Loch had been fishing well but a change of weather made for a tricky match.  Stewart did what he does best and won well with 3 good Carp all taken on Paste in the last 90 minutes.  Though it was windy he fought with the pole at 14.5 metres and earned his fish. 14 fished.

1st Stewart Rae - 7lb 4oz (3.300kg)
2nd Jim Jones - 5lb 0oz (2.270kg)
3rd Davie Matthews - 4lb 5oz (1.950kg)
4th Kevin Murphy - 3lb 10oz (1.650kg)

 

2nd Jim Jones - 5lb 0oz
2nd Jim Jones

1st Bobby Marshall  -  49lb 2Żoz
1st Bobby Marshall

3rd Margaret Rae - 18lb 4oz
3rd Margaret Rae

Magiscroft Club Winter League 3 - Island Pond
Sun 18 Feb 2007

Bobby set a new Island Pond match record with a super all Carp catch of 49lb 2Żoz from peg 24.  He and Jim on the next peg drew where the Carp were tightly shoaled after an icy night.  Both were plagued with line bites and foul hooked fish. 

It was Bobby who came out well on top of the 20 anglers by fishing sweetcorn hookbait over pellet on 13m pole. He found that fishing well away from his baited area produced better bites and more fish.

On the low numbered pegs all of the weights came on feeder and bomb to the far bank.  That's how Margaret fished and she put in a great performance for well earned 3rd place with a nice net of Carp.

1st Bobby Marshall  -  49lb 2Żoz (22.290kg)
2nd Jim Hillhouse - 26lb 8oz  (12.020kg)
3rd Margaret Rae - 18lb 4oz  (8.280kg)
4th Kevin Murphy - 12lb 5Żoz  (5.600kg)

Pairs
1st Bobby Marshall & Margaret Rae - 67lb 6Żoz  (30.570kg)
2nd Jim Hillhouse & Kevin Murphy - 38lb 13Żoz  (17.620kg)
 3rd  Davie Matthews & Brian Wallace - 9lb 10oz  (4.360kg)

 

2nd Jim Hillhouse - 26lb 8oz
2nd Jim Hillhouse

Bobby in Action
Bobby in Action

1st Stuart Rae - 11lb 6oz
1st Stewart Rae
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 4 Feb 2007

 Stewart's confidence in paste bait paid off even in cold conditions (with water temperature 4 degrees) for a clear win on peg 17.  He switched to paste 2 hours into the match after Brian took the lead with two decent Carp on the next peg.  Stewart caught straight away at 13 metres after he changed then picked up 6 Carp.  15 fished.

1st Stewart Rae - 11lb 6oz (5.150kg)
2nd Brian Wallace - 8lb 3oz (3.700kg)
3rd Jim Jones - 3lb 7oz (1.560kg)
4th James Woodrow - 3lb 5oz (1.500kg)
5th Kevin Murphy - 3lb 4oz (1.480kg)

 

2nd Brian Wallace - 8lb 3oz
2nd Brian Wallace

1st Chris Paton - 7lb 11oz
1st Chris Paton
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 28 Jan 2007

The pole has been winning most matches recently but Chris bucked the trend using feeder and bomb to edge out Bryan.  Chris used chopped worm and bloodworm in the feeder with corn or maggot bait for a mainly Carp catch on peg 14.  Bryan was close with decent Carp on the Pole from peg 21. 17 fished.

1st Chris Paton - 7lb 11oz (3.490kg)
2nd Bryan Hewitt - 7lb 0oz (3.170kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 4lb 8oz (2.040kg)
4th Colin Hart - 3lb 10oz (1.640kg)

 

 

1st Jim Jones - 7lb 0oz

 

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 21 Jan 2007

Jim is picking up regularly in matches now and did enough to pip Bobby and the rest of the 18 competitors.  2 good sized carp on bloodworm bait from peg 18 were enough on another cold hard day.  Bobby worked hard for a well earned mixed catch on bloodworm from peg 10.

1st Jim Jones - 7lb 0oz (3.170kg)
2nd Bobby Marshall - 6lb 7oz (2.920kg)
3rd George Glen - 3lb 13oz (1.730kg)
4th Bryan Hewitt - 2lb 15oz (1.330kg)

 

 

1st James Woodrow - 7lb 13oz
1st James Woodrow
Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sun 14 Jan 2007

Another winning performance from Woody who fished a tidy match on the pole taking a mixed catch of Carp and silver fish on another cold, rainy day.   Woody was on peg 18 and at the other end of the match on peg 8 Jim worked away picking out mainly small Carp for 2nd.

1st James Woodrow - 7lb 13oz (3.550kg)
2nd Jim Jones - 3lb 8Żoz (1.600kg)
3rd George Glen - 3lb 0oz (1.350kg)
4th Stewart Rae - 2lb 9oz (1.650kg) 

2nd Jim Jones - 3lb 8Żoz
2nd
Jim Jones

1st Drew McCluskey
1st Drew McCluskey
Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sun 14 Jan 2007

Ide made the difference for Drew who caught bigger fish late on to overtake Tony's busy catch of small Roach.

1st Drew McCluskey - 11lb 10Żoz (5.290kg)
2nd Tony Ball - 7lb 13 oz (3.550kg)
3rd Paul Joyce - 4lb 7oz (2.010kg)

 

 

1st Kevin Murphy - 3lb 11Żoz
1st Kevin Murphy

 

Silver Fish Open - Main Loch - Sun 7 Jan 2007

A bonus bream swung the result for Kevin on a very difficult day. Even thought conditions were not ideal, that fact that most competitors were trying out bloodworm and joker baits made for an interesting match that everyone enjoyed.

1st Kevin Murphy - 3lb 11Żoz (1.690 kg)
2nd James Woodrow - 2lb 8oz (1.130 kg)
3rd Bryan Hewitt - 2lb 7oz (1.110 kg)
4th George Glen - 2lb 0oz (0.910 kg)

 

 

1st Colin Hart - 79lb 6oz
1st Colin Hart

New Year Open - Top Pond - Tue 2 January 2007

A great start to the new year for Colin who obliterated the Magiscroft match record with an expert performance and super 79lb 6oz catch of carp around 1lb in the traditional New Year Open.

The carp are shoaling tightly at the moment in the cold weather but Colin still had to work hard and think fast to make the most of his good draw on peg 5.  He had a slow first hour unlike others who got a good start round the Top Pond, then he caught steadily for the rest of the 4Ż hour match while the rest slowed right down.

Part of Colin's success was due to very careful feeding with very little corn using corn on the hook right across to the island.

'Woody' is on top form at the moment and had the best catch on the other side of the pond with 31lb 12oz, but he had no choice but to settle for second, nearly 48lb behind Colin !

Colin in Action Colin in Action

1st Colin Hart - 79lb 6oz (36.000kg)
2nd James Woodrow - 31lb 12oz (14.400kg)
3rd Dave Smith - 19lb 13oz  (8.980kg)
4th Paul Vernel - 18lb 0Żoz (8.180kg)
5th Jim Jones - 17lb oz (7.760kg)

 

2nd James Woodrow - 31lb 12oz
2nd James Woodrow


 


 

 

New Year's Eve Sweep - Island Pond - Sun 31 December 2006

1st Gary McKay -  7lb 6oz
2nd Paul Joyce - 7lb 2Żoz
3rd  Karl Altdorfer- 5lb 4oz
 

 

1st David Anderson-  22lb 1oz
1st David Anderson

 

Open Sweep - Island Pond - Fri 29 December 2006

David improvised his way to a clear win on a terrible day when gale force winds made fishing really difficult.  He fished a very small feeder filled with pinkies and groundbait close to the far bank with pinkie on the hook on a 1ft tail.  He took a string of carp for a well deserved win.

1st David Anderson-  22lb 1oz
2nd Stewart Rae - 8lb 8oz
3rd Colin Hart - 7lb 0oz
 

 

1st James Woodrow -  45lb 6Żoz
1st James Woodrow

3rd David Anderson - 30lb 7Żoz
3rd David Anderson

Karl's Boxing Day Open - Top Pond - Tue 26 December 2006

James Woodrow didn't have to smash any ice this boxing day, but he did smash the Magiscroft match record with a 'Christmas Cracker' of a catch (45lb 6Żoz) in an excellent match given the very cold conditions. 

'Woody' took nearly all of his fish with sweetcorn tight to the far bank on peg 4. After a slow start he caught carp steadily through the 4Ż hours of the competition.

Gary was matching Woody for a while on the next peg (3) but lost the fish in the last hour.  David fished a very good match on the other side of the pond to take 3rd with the biggest match catch taken by a junior at Magiscroft.

Thanks to Karl Altdorfer for organising the event as a popular antidote to Christmas leftovers !

1st James Woodrow -  45lb 6Żoz (20.600kg)
2nd Gary McKay - 32lb 14Żoz (14.920kg)
3rd David Anderson - 30lb 7Żoz  (13.820kg)
4th Dave Richardson - 28b 2oz (12.760kg)
5th Davie Matthews - 20lb 13oz (9.440kg)

 

2nd Gary McKay - 32lb 14Żoz (14.920kg)
2nd Gary McKay

4th Dave Richardson - 28b 2oz
4th Dave Richardson

1st Gary McKay -  15lb 10oz
1st Gary McKay

 

Silver Fish Open - Island Pond - Sun 3 December 2006

The competitors voted the first ever Magiscroft silver fish only match a popular success after an unusual and interesting event on a cold, blustery and rainy day.  No carp or tench counted and carp baits like pellets, corn and fishmeal were not allowed.

Gary was the clear winner with a nice catch of Ide on caster from peg 24.  He could have had more Ide if carp hadn't kept getting in the way ... he had to put back 30-40lb of carp to 4lb ! 

Woody didn't have any Ide from peg 26 but had a very busy net of small roach with a few chub for a well deserved 2nd place.

1st Gary McKay -  15lb 10oz (7.080kg)
2nd James Woodrow - 7lb 1oz (3.200kg)
3rd Chris Hughes - 6lb 12oz  (3.060kg)
4th Davie Corcoran - 6lb 11oz (3.030kg)

 

1st Chris Paton -  6lb 10oz
1st Chris Paton

 

Sunday Open Sweep - Main Loch - Sun 19 Nov 2006

4 Carp gave Chris a clear win from peg 20 on a poor day.

1st Chris Paton -  6lb 10oz
2nd = Karl Altdorfer - 2lb 6oz
2nd = Dave Smith - 2lb 6oz
4th James Woodrow - 1lb 13oz

 

1st Kevin Murphy  -  4lb 6oz
1st Kevin Murphy

 

Magiscroft Club Winter League 2 - Main Loch - Sun 12 Nov 2006

Cold conditions after more heavy rain put the dampener on bites ... but that didn't worry Kevin who won the ú215 Golden Peg prize by winning the match from Golden peg 16. 

Kevin fished the tip all match but spent a lot of time with a bomb instead of the feeder with maggot hookbait. With fish not feeding well that tactic paid off handsomely for 4 carp worth a lot of money !

1st Kevin Murphy  -  4lb 6oz (1.980kg)
2nd George Glen - 3lb 9oz  (1.610kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 3lb 6oz  (1.530kg)
4th Stewart Rae - 3lb 2oz  (1.420kg)

Pairs
1st George Glen & Chris Hughes - 5lb 13oz  (2.630kg)
2nd James Woodrow (on his own !) - 5lb 1oz  (2.295kg)
 3rd  Kevin Murphy & Jack McArdle - 5lb 0oz  (2.280kg)

 

Kevin receiving his cash !
Kevin receiving
his cash !

1st George Glen - 17lb 4Żoz
1st
George Glen
Davie Corcoran - 7lb 4oz Carp
3rd Davie
Corcoran

Sunday Open Sweep - Main Loch - Sun 5 Nov 2006

George and Stewart shared the top spots again with Carp dominating catches.  While Stewart committed to paste again on peg 15 for some bigger Carp to over 3lb, George took most of his fish on feeder and double red maggot from peg 7.

Davie struggled for a few skimmers and roach on peg 3 but a long battle with a super 7lb 4oz Carp soon warmed him up!

1st George Glen - 17lb 4Żoz  (7.830kg)
2nd Stewart Rae - 13lb 2oz  (5.950kg)
3rd Davie Corcoran - 8lb 15Żoz  (4.100kg)
4th Chris Paton - 5lb 13Żoz  (2.650kg)

 

2nd Stuart Rae - 13lb 2oz
2nd
Stewart Rae

1st George Glen - 25lb 7Żoz
1st
George Glen

Kenny Bird - 6lb 12oz

Sunday Open Sweep - Main Loch - Sun 29 Oct 2006

Paste is still the most effective bait for Carp at the moment and all the anglers in the frame used it, including George who had an excellent winning catch of carp to 3lb.  What's unusual is that the winners fished paste at up to 15ft deep, both George and Stewart fishing the same way with simple paste made of Swim Stim groundbait.

A number of nice Carp were caught topped by the 6lb 12oz fish landed by Kenny Bird (with assist from Jim Hillhouse ! )

1st George Glen - 25lb 7Żoz  (11.550kg)
2nd Stewart Rae - 17lb 3Żoz  (7.800kg)
3rd Chris Hughes - 16lb 1oz  (7.280kg)
4th Ian Sloss - 9lb 6Żoz  (4.260kg)

 

2nd Stuart Rae - 17lb 3Żoz
2nd
Stewart Rae

1st Stuart Rae - 11lb 14oz
1st
Stewart Rae

Sunday Open Sweep - Main Loch - Sun 22 Oct 2006

On a difficult day after torrential rain most struggled to tempt the odd fish to feed ... except for Stewart who fished a great match taking decent sized carp on paste fished deep on unfancied peg 6.

1st Stewart Rae - 11lb 14oz
2nd James Woodrow - 4lb 7oz
3rd Dave Richardson - 3lb 9oz
4th Colin Hart - 3lb 4oz

 

2nd James Woodrow - 4lb 7oz
2nd James
Woodrow

1st Brian Wallace  - 12lb 3oz
1st Brian
Wallace

 

Magiscroft Club Winter League 1 - Main Loch - Sun 15 Oct 2006

Brian fished a tidy match taking mainly Carp on maggot bait to help his partner Chris to the pairs victory too.

1st Brian Wallace  - 12lb 3oz (5.530kg)
2nd Ross Clark - 8lb 2oz  (3.670kg)
3rd Margaret Rae - 7lb 12oz  (3.500kg)
4th Paul Vernel - 6lb 6oz  (2.890kg)

Pairs
1st Brian Wallace & Chris Hughes - 13lb 6oz  (6.060kg)
2nd Paul Vernel & Davie Matthews - 9lb 13oz  (4.450kg)
 3rd  Ross Clark & Billy Bateman - 8lb 11Żoz  (3.950kg)

 

2nd Ross Clark - 8lb 2oz
2nd
Ross Clark

1st Karl Altdorfer - 16lb 8oz
1st Karl
Altdorfer

Sunday Open Sweep - Main Loch - Sun 8 Oct 2006

Karl's winning margin was due the the better size of his Carp which he worked out responded best to double sweetcorn bait.

1st Karl Altdorfer - 16lb 8oz (7.470kg)
2nd Kevin Murphy - 9lb 9oz (4.340kg)
3rd Gary McKay - 6lb 5Żoz (2.870kg)
4th Brian Wallace - 6lb 2oz (2.770kg)

 

2nd Kevin Murphy - 9lb 9oz
2nd Kevin
Murphy

 

 

Sunday Open Sweep - Main Loch - Sun 1 Oct 2006

A harder match than last week following some rain but Rab plugged away for a clear win with Carp on Paste.

1st Rab Crossan - 10lb 11oz (4.830kg)
2nd Jim Jones  - 7lb 14oz
3rd James Woodrow - 7lb 10oz

 

 

1st James Woodrow - 22lb 5oz
1st James
Woodrow

Sunday Open Sweep - Main Loch - Sun 24 Sept 2006

A great match along the cafe bank with good catches all over on all sorts of methods.  Woodrow put in a great performance to edge out Karl by catching all species up in the water.

1st James Woodrow - 22lb 5oz
2nd Karl Altdorfer  - 21lb 6oz
3rd Billy Bateman - 16lb 11Żoz
4th Colin Hart - 15lb 11oz

 

2nd Karl Altdorfer  - 21lb 6oz
2nd Karl
Altdorfer

1st Colin McKerrell - 15lb 5oz
1st Colin
McKerrell

Anglers Emporium Open - Main Loch - Sun 17 Sept 2006

1st Colin McKerrell - 15lb 5oz
2nd Brian Cochrane  - 10lb 3oz
3rd Kenny Bird - 10lb 1Żoz
4th Brian Hewitt - 9lb 5Żoz

 

 

 

 

Scotts CAC - Island Pond - Sun 17 Sept 2006

1st Marcus Stewart - 24lb 12oz
2nd Mick Ezard  - 19lb 11oz
3rd Mark Glazier - 13lb 12Żoz

 

 

1st Dave McAuley - 43lb 7Żoz
1st
Dave McAuley

 

SFCA Scottish League - Match 4 - Main Loch & Island Pond
Sunday 27 August
2006

Dave McAuley broke the Magiscroft 5 hour match record with a great mixed catch of Ide and Carp on the day when his Arctic Monklands team won the Scottish League by winning the all 4 matches in the series.

Full Report, results and Pictures here on SFCA website.

1st Dave McAuley - Arctic Monklands - 43lb 7Żoz  (19.760kg)
2nd Ian Whitson - Arctic Monklands  - 33lb 3oz  (15.090kg)
3rd Paul Joyce - Central Emporium - 31lb 3oz  (14.170kg)
4th Chris Hughes - Magiscroft Messiahs - 28lb 0oz  (12.720kg)
5th Frank Smith - JB Angling - 26lb 3Żoz  (11.920kg)

 

 

1st George Yardley - 26lb 6oz
1st
George Yardley

 

Access Open - Main Loch & Island Pond
Sunday 20 August
2006

George Yardley powered his way to a clear win, and the ú525 prize, in the 4th Access Open with a nice mixed catch of Ide, Orfe, Chub and Carp for 26lb 6oz from peg 19 on the Island Pond.  Scott Lawrence doesn't fish too many matches nowadays, but also fished very well on the day to pip Brain Wallace for 2nd place. 

Full Report, results and Pictures here

1st George Yardley - 26lb 6oz (11.960kg)
2nd Scott Lawrence - 17lb 12oz (8.040kg)
3rd Brian Wallace - 17lb 7oz (7.900kg)
4th Stewart Rae - 15lb 8oz (7.040kg)
5th Matt Dunn - 11lb 13oz (5.360kg)

 

2nd Scott Lawrence - 17lb 12oz
2nd
Scott Lawrence

st Brian Lynn - 42lb 10Żoz
1st
Brian Lynn

Civil Service  - Main Loch - Wed 16 August 2006

A new Main Loch match record for Brian with a great catch of Carp, mainly on Paste.

1st Brian Lynn - 42lb 10Żoz (19.350 kg)
2nd Chris Hughes - 27lb 2oz (12.300 kg)
3rd Michael Neary - 25lb 2oz (11.400 kg)
 

 


2nd
Chris Hughes


1st
Colin Hart

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 14 August 2006

1st Colin Hart - 14.020 kg
2nd Tony Ball - 11.960 kg
3rd Gus Brindle - 10.150 kg
4th Grant Clark - 8.150 kg

 

 


1st
Tony Ball

Central Club - Island Pond - Sunday 13 August 2006

1st Tony Ball - 36lb 12oz
2nd Grant Clark - 34lb 2oz
3rd Stef Hunter - 27lb 14oz
4th John Callaghan - 26lb 1oz
5th Paul Joyce - 21lb 6oz

 

 


1st
Brian Lynn

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 13 August 2006

Brian knew took charge of this match with an 11lb Carp after 15 minutes and with the loch not fishing at it's best on the day, a few more fish were enough to win it for him.  Woody deserved the 'man of the match' award for a well earned net of small fish and skimmers for 2nd place.

1st Brian Lynn - 16lb 7oz (7.460 kg)
2nd James Woodrow - 14lb 5Żoz (6.500 kg)
3rd Billy Elliot - 13lb 6oz (6.070 kg)
4th Ewan Weed- 11lb 13Żoz (5.370 kg)
5th George Glen - 10lb 11oz (4.850 kg)


2nd James Woodrow


1st
Colin Hart

 

Magiscroft Summer League 5 - Main Loch - Sun 6 August 2006

Colin and Rab took the first two places in the Magiscroft Club match again and also the league palacing, though Rab is now well ahead of Colin and Derek Brady on points.

1st Colin Hart  - 15lb 13oz (7.170 kg)
2nd Rab Crossan - 12lb 9oz  (5.680 kg)
3rd Billy Bateman - 10lb 11oz  (4.840 kg)
4th Brian Wallace - 10lb 5oz  (4.670 kg)
5th Barry Lindsay - 9lb 7oz  (4.280 kg)

Pairs
1st Barry Lindsay & Rab Crossan - 23lb 0oz  (9.960 kg)
2nd Colin Hart & Paul Johnson - 17lb 8oz  (7.940 kg)
 3rd  Bobby Stephenson & Billy Bateman - 14lb 6oz  (6.500 kg)

 


2nd
Rab Crossan

1st Grant Clark - 18lb 2oz
1st
Grant Clark
 

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 31 July 2006

Heavy, cool rain made affected the fish and weights were lower this week, but Grant fished well to take the honours with a mainly Ide catch from peg 15 to edge out Nigel on peg 1.

1st Grant Clark - 18lb 2oz (8.220 kg)
2nd Nigel Foulds - 16lb 15oz (7.680 kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 14lb 14oz (6.760 kg)
4th Willie Jolly - 13lb 15oz (6.320 kg)

 

2nd Nigel Foulds - 16lb 15oz
2nd
Nigel Foulds

1st Paul Joyce - 26lb 12oz
1st
Paul Joyce

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 30 July 2006

Paul gave the rest of the field a 'pasting' in another very good contest on the Main Loch with winning weights again dominated by Carp. He won by consistently catching a bigger stamp of Carp, all over 1lb, on paste bait from peg 31.

1st Paul Joyce - 26lb 12oz (12.140 kg)
2nd Ewan Weed - 23lb 3oz (10.520 kg)
3rd Alex Napier - 22lb 4Żoz (10.100 kg)
4th Davie Corcoran - 18lb 10Żoz (8.460 kg)
5th Billy Elliott - 16lb 11Żoz (7.580 kg)

2nd Ewan Weed - 23lb 3oz
2nd
Ewan Weed


1st Willie Jolly
 

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 24 July 2006

Jolly came so close to his own Monday night record with another great catch of Ide on worm from peg 8.

1st Willie Jolly - 32lb 6 oz (14.680 kg)
2nd Colin McKerrell - 28lb 0 oz (12.710 kg)
3rd Gus Brindle - 22lb 10 oz (10.260 kg)
4th Darren Ferguson - 19lb 15 oz (9.050 kg)

 


 

1st Ian Whitson
1st Ian Whitson
 

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 17 July 2006

Carp made up most of the leading weights in a very close contest where Ian just pipped Grant and Billy for the win.

1st Ian Whitson - 21lb 9 oz (9.780 kg)
2nd Grant Clark - 21lb 5 Ż oz (9.680 kg)
3rd Billy Bateman - 21lb 4 Ż oz (9.650 kg)
4th Darren Ferguson - 16lb 1 oz (7.280 kg)

 


 

1st Davie Corcoran - 15 Points - 33lb 14oz
1st Davie Corcoran

CIBO Classic - Main Loch - Sun 16 July 2006

Full Report, results & Pictures - here

1st Davie Corcoran - 15 Points - 33lb 14oz (15.360kg)
2nd Colin Hart - 15 Points - 30lb 10Ż oz (13.910kg)
3rd Karl Altdorfer - 15 Points - 26lb 2oz (11.850kg)
4th Kevin Murphy - 12 Points - 25lb 10oz (11.630kg)
5th Rab Crossan - 12 Points - 25lb 2oz (11.390kg)
6th Bobby Marshall - 12 Points - 19lb 3oz (8.700kg)

 

2nd Colin Hart - 15 Points - 30lb 10Ż oz
2nd
Colin Hart
 


 

Friendly Junior Competition - Main Loch - Sat 15 July 2006

A change to the Main Loch gave the kids some more challenging fishing and some more experience of different techniques. Well done to Andrew who coped best for a clear win

1st Andrew Rollinson - 7lb 10oz
2nd Harry Brown - 5lb 12oz
3rd Alex Kerr - 4lb 12oz

 

 

1st Tony Ball - 33lb 1oz
1st
Tony Ball

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 3 July 2006

Tony was close to breaking the record Jolly set last week, but was just one fish short with a great catch of Carp on worm from peg 4.

1st Tony Ball - 33lb 1oz (15.000 kg)
2nd Darren Ferguson - 23lb 15oz (10.860 kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 21lb 11oz (9.840 kg)
4th Ian Whitson - 21lb 3oz (9.600 kg)
5th Grant Clark - 20lb 5oz (9.200 kg)
 

2nd Darren Ferguson - 23lb 15oz
2nd Darren Ferguson

1st Colin Hart  - 27lb 6oz
1st
Colin Hart

 

Magiscroft Summer League 4 - Main Loch - Sunday 2 July 2006

Colin had to wait for the Carp to arrive in numbers, but when they did after two hours he caught good fish steadily for a clear win, taking the pairs match with Woody to boot.

1st Colin Hart  - 27lb 6oz
2nd Rab Crossan - 19lb 1oz
3rd Barry Lindsay - 12lb 12oz
4th James Woodrow - 11lb 14Żoz
5th Derek Brady - 11lb 14oz

Pairs
1st Colin Hart & James Woodrow - 39lb 4Żoz  (17.820 kg)
2nd Chris Hughes & Rab Crossan - 28lb 7oz  (12.910 kg)
 3rd Barry Lindsay  & Brian Wallace - 24lb 2oz  (10.390 kg)

 


 


 

Central Club - Island Pond - Sun 2 July 2006

Another very good close match with a very exciting weigh-in, just edged by Alan from Stef.

1st Alan Connolly - 30lb 12oz
2nd Stef Hunter - 30b 6oz
3rd Tony Ball - 29b 2oz
4th Grant Clark - 26lb 11oz
5th John Callaghan - 25lb 1oz

 


 

1st Andrew Rollinson - 18lb 8oz
1st Andrew Rolinson
 

Friendly Junior Competition - Top Pond - Sat 1 July 2006

Another good win for Andrew and great practice for the kids, many of whom will take part in the friendly competition against Wales in Wales at the end of July.  Good Luck !

1st Andrew Rolinson - 18lb 8oz
2nd Andrew Kerr - 12lb 9oz
3rd Darren Reilly - 13lb 13Żoz
4th Ross Houston - 11lb 9oz
5th Craig Hammond - 10lb 5oz

 


 

1st Willie Jolly - 34lb 0 oz
1st
Willie Jolly

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 26 June 2006

A great match and a new Monday Evening record for Jolly who took a lovely catch of Ide with worm and caster on peg 24.

1st Willie Jolly - 34lb 0 oz (15.410 kg)
2nd Drew McCluskey - 28lb 1oz (12.730 kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 23lb 13oz (10.790 kg)
4th Ian Whitson - 23lb 10 oz (10.720 kg)
 

1st Drew McCluskey
2nd
Drew MCluskey

1st Paul Joyce - 28lb 0 oz
1st
Paul Joyce

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 19 June 2006

Two big Ghost Carp certainly helped Paul to a clear victory but he had a very nice collection of Ide and other Carp to go with them. Jolly included a fair number of Orfe, smaller Ide and Chub in his catch for a well earned second place.

1st Paul Joyce - 28lb 0 oz (12.700 kg)
2nd Willie Jolly - 20lb 15oz (9.500 kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 20lb 13 Ż oz (9.460 kg)
4th Colin Hart - 19lb 15 oz (9.050 kg)
5th George Glen - 19lb 15 oz (9.050 kg)

 

2nd Willie Jolly - 20lb 15oz
2nd
Willie Jolly

1st Chris Hughes - 14lb 2oz
1st
Chris Hughes

 

Magiscroft Summer League 3 - Main Loch - Sunday 18 June 2006

The Hat is Hot at the moment and Chris notched up another win with a nice net on a tricky day.  Colin Hart and Brian Wallace took the pools though for winning the pairs event just ahead of Chris and Judith Richardson.

1st Chris Hughes - 14lb 2oz
2nd Jim Hillhouse - 12lb 5Żoz
3rd Rab Crossan - 11lb oz
4th Colin Hart - 10lb 13oz
5th Derek Brady - 8lb 14oz

Pairs
1st Chris Hughes & Brian Wallace - 18lb 5oz  (8.300 kg)
2nd Chris Hughes & Judith Richardson - 17lb 11oz  (8.010 kg)
 3rd Jim Hillhouse  & Brian Docherty - 14lb 5oz  (6.500 kg)

 


2nd
Jim Hillhouse

1st Christopher McPhee - 22lb 2oz
1st Chris McPhee
 

Friendly Junior Competition - Top Pond - Sat 17 June 2006

Congratulations on a super performance from Chris who smashed the Top Pond Junior record with his winning catch of Carp and Orfe taken in only 3-hours!

1st Christopher McPhee - 22lb 2oz
2nd Craig McGhee - 16lb 7Żoz
3rd Craig Hammond - 13lb 13Żoz
4th Ross Houston - 11lb 5oz
5th Darren Reilly - 10lb 8oz

 

2nd Craig McGhee - 16lb 7Żoz
2nd
Craig McGhee

1st Colin McKerrell - 27lb 4Żoz
1st
Colin McKerrell

Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Monday 12 June 2006

A move to the Top Pond made a great change and the fishing was good too.  Colin concentrated on Orfe and Ide first on peg 8, then caught more Carp in the last hour to nearly break the Top Pond 3-hour record.

1st Colin McKerrell - 27lb 4Żoz
2nd Davie McGregor - 22lb 3oz
3rd John Callaghan - 20lb 6oz
4th Willie Jolly - 16lb 5oz

 

2nd Davie McGregor - 22lb 3oz
2nd Davie
McGregor

1st Karl Altdorfer - 22lb 12oz
1st
Karl Altdorfer

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 11 June 2006

Silver fish didn't show much in the heat but the Carp more than made up for that and made most of the leading catches in a very close match.  Karl fed positively for Carp with pellets (and prawn hookbait) on a medium pole line on peg 36 and was rewarded with a great burst in mid match which helped him overcome Bobby on the next peg.

1st Karl Altdorfer - 22lb 12oz
2nd Bobby Marshall - 21lb 15oz
3rd Gary McKay - 19lb 3Żoz
4th Mark Lyons - 19lb 3oz
 

2nd Bobby Marshall - 21lb 15oz
2nd Bobby
Marshall

1st David Anderson
1st David Anderson

DAIWA Scottish Junior National Championships
Island Pond - Saturday 10 June
2006

David did it again to win his second DAIWA Scottish Junior title in a row with another great performance to win the match and a super 14m Daiwa Aqualite pole.  The weather was hot, but so was the fishing and David led the way with a nice mixed catch weighing 17lb 13oz from peg 21.

Full Report, Results and Pictures at SFCA Website - here

1st David Anderson - 17lb 13oz (8.080kg)
2nd Steven Scott - 15lb 7oz (7.000kg)
3rd Andrew Rollinson - 13lb 4oz (6.000kg)
 

 

2nd Steven Scott
2nd Steven Scott

1st Chris Hughes - 32lb 14Żoz
1st
Chris Hughes

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 5 June 2006

The man in the hat continued his good form on the Island Pond to power his way to a clear win and a new Magiscroft 3 hour match record.  When he drew peg 10 Chris knew he was in the right place to make a big catch of Ide and he concentrated on keeping the fish down near the bottom feeding worm and caster.

Gordon took another approach on Peg 1 and had a nice catch of Carp for second, mainly on pellet.

1st Chris Hughes - 32lb 14Żoz (14.930kg)
2nd Gordon Woods - 25lb 12oz (11.680kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 21lb 7oz (9.720kg)
4th James Woodrow - 19lb 8oz (8.880kg)
5th George Glen - 18lb 2oz (8.230kg)

 

2nd Gordon Woods - 25lb 12oz
2nd Gordon Woods

1st Kevin Murphy - 36lb 13oz
1st
Kevin Murphy

Barras Fruit Co. Pleasure Open - Island Pond - Sunday 4 June 2006

Kevin has just turned 18 and celebrated with his first big match win by taking the coveted title of Barras Open Champion 2006.  He also established a new Barras record weight with a superb catch of mainly Ide catch taken on worm and caster.

Full Report & Pictures here

1st Kevin Murphy - 36lb 13oz
2nd James Geddes - 21lb 15oz
3rd James Dornom -19lb 15oz
4th Mitch Figures- 15lb 4oz

 

2nd James Geddes - 21lb 15oz
2nd James Geddes


1st
Davie Corcoran

Sunday Open - Main Loch -  Sunday 4 June 2006

A nice net of mainly Carp gave big Davie a clear win with most of his fish being taken an a close pole line on peg 36.

1st Davie Corcoran - 18lb 10oz (8.450kg)
2nd Bobby Marshall - 11lb 6oz (5.150kg)
3rd Rab Crossan - 8lb 5Żoz (3.780kg)
4th James Woodrow - 8lb 3oz (3.700kg)

 


2nd
Bobby Marshall

1st Andrew Rollinson - 11lb 12oz
1st Andrew Rollinson
 

Friendly Junior Competition - Island Pond - Sat 3 June 2006

The first junior competition of the year was staged as a warm-up for the Scottish Junior National and was a good start to the summer for the kids.

Andrew fished a tidy match for a nice mixed catch of Ide and Carp for a clear win.  Well done to all who took part, the improvement in the ability of the kids is clear to see and very encouraging for the future.

1st Andrew Rollinson - 11lb 12oz (5.350kg)
2nd Ross Houston - 8lb 2oz (3.690kg)
3rd Craig McGhee - 7lb 11oz (3.490kg)
4th Craig Hammond - 6lb 13oz (3.090kg)
5th Chris McPhee - 5lb 9oz (2.530kg)

 

2nd Ross Houston - 8lb 2oz
2nd
Ross Houston

1st Colin McKerrell - 30lb 12oz
1st
Colin McKerrell

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 29 May 2006

Colin came close to breaking the Monday evening record with another great catch of Ide.  He fed a full 1/2 kilo of worms an 3 pints of casters to keep the Ide coming.

1st Colin McKerrell - 30lb 12oz (13.930kg)
2nd Darren Ferguson - 27lb 1oz (12.560kg)
3rd Gus Brindle - 22lb 2oz (10.020kg)
4th Stef Hunter - 21lb 10oz (9.800kg)
5th Paul Joyce - 18lb 5oz (8.300kg)

 

2nd Darren Ferguson - 27lb 1oz
2nd Darren Ferguson

1st George Glen - Magiscroft - 22lb 3oz
1st & C Section
George Glen

3rd Bobby Marshall - Magiscroft - 18lb 9oz
3rd & A Section Bobby Marshall

 

SFCA Scottish League - Match 1 - Main Loch & Island Pond
Sunday 28 May
2006

 Howling winds and cool conditions kept weights down and made for a difficult match for some.  But a good team contest ensued deservedly won by the Arctic Monklands well clear of Monklands Dobbers in 2nd.

George took the individual honours with a hard earned catch of mainly Carp from peg 6 on the Island Pond.  George took most of his catch at nearly 16 metres on sweetcorn, unlike 2nd placed Chris who caught a lot of big Ide early on worm with a late burst of Carp.  Bobby wasn't far behind with a very good catch of Carp from Main Loch peg 18, and Ian won the other Main Loch section from peg 31 with 14lb 4Żoz, also  of Carp.

Full Report, results and Pictures here on SFCA website.

1st George Glen - Magiscroft - 22lb 3oz  (10.060kg)
2nd Chris Hughes - Magiscroft Messiahs  - 21lb 1oz  (9.550kg)
3rd Bobby Marshall - Magiscroft - 18lb 9oz  (8.420kg)
4th Drew McCluskey - Central Emporium - 18lb 2oz  (8.230kg)
5th Dougie Garmory - Monklands Dobbers - 17lb 10oz  (7.980kg)

2nd Chris Hughes - Magiscroft Messiahs  - 21lb 1oz
2nd & D Section
Chris Hughes

B Section - Ian Whitson - 16lb 4 1/2 oz
B Section
Ian Whitson

1st George Glen - 25lb 7oz
1st
George Glen

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 22 May 2006

A near 6lb Ghost Carp helped seal victory for George on an evening when a shower of hailstones summed up just how cold it was. The conditions did not make for record breaking catches, but it was still a very good contest and the sellout attendance shows that places will be in high demand on Mondays.

George had an unusually slow match with very few Ide and small fish. But when he did get fish, they were usually good sized Carp taken on worm at 12 metres and pellet and Corn right across at 16 metres on Peg 6. Darren was on unfancied peg 28 but did a great job to catch a lot of Ide for second place.

1st George Glen - 25lb 7oz  (11.540kg)
2nd Darren Ferguson  - 22lb 0oz  (9.980kg)
3rd Gus Brindle - 21lb 1oz  (9.950kg)
4th Willie Jolly - 19lb 5oz  (8.760kg)
5th Derek Brady - 18lb 4oz  (8.290kg)

 

2nd Darren Ferguson  - 22lb 0oz
2nd Darren Ferguson

1st Derek Brady - 10lb 7Żoz
1st
Derek Brady

Magiscroft Summer League 2 - Main Loch - Sunday 21 May 2006

2 wins in a row continued Derek's flying start in the series.  It was a tough match for most but Derek took full advantage of end peg 39 to steadily catch small Carp and some Skimmers for a clear win. Rab also fished a good match for a similar catch on peg 10.

1st Derek Brady - 10lb 7Żoz (4.740kg)
2nd Rab Crossan - 8lb 15oz (4.040kg)
3rd Jim Hillhouse - 5lb 13oz (2.640kg)
4th Trevor Bond - 4lb Żoz (1.820kg)
5th Bobby Marshall - 3lb 12oz  (1.530kg)

 

2nd Rab Crossan - 8lb 15oz
2nd
Rab Crossan

1st Darren Ferguson - 31lb 9oz
1st Darren Ferguson

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 15 May 2006

Darren was only one fish short of the Magiscroft 3-Hour match record (32lb 3oz) with a great catch of Ide. Though the cool and rainy conditions were far from ideal, catches were excellent, averaging over 15lb, and this promises more great matches over the coming weeks with even bigger weights.

Darren could have had more but he had to eke out his bait which slowed his catch rate later in the match. Quality Ide were the mainstay of his catch, taken on worm and caster on peg 8. Ian fished another good match on peg 19 for an excellent mixed bag to just pip Mark for second place.

1st Darren Ferguson - 31lb 9oz  (14.320kg)
2nd Ian Whitson - 27lb 8oz  (12.660kg)
3rd Mark Cook - 27lb 5oz  (12.370kg)
4th Colin McKerrell - 25lb 0oz  (11.330kg)
5th Mark Lyons - 24lb 0oz  (10.890kg)

 

2nd Ian Whitson - 27lb 8oz
2nd
Ian Whitson

1st George Glen - 9lb 0oz
1st
George Glen

 

Sunday Open - Main Loch -  Sunday 14 May 2006

A sharp drop in temperature meant weights were lower than expected but this was a very fair match for a good turn out of 23, with decent catches spread all along the fair side. George took the majority of his winning catch of small carp close in, the same tactics used by Ralph. Maggot was the best bait for George, but Ralph also caught fish on corn. Rab had a nice catch of skimmers and silver fish for 3rd on a day when skimmers were playing hard to get.

1st George Glen - 9lb 0oz
2nd Ralph Farrell - 8b 7oz
3rd Rab Crossan - 7lb 0oz
4th Jim Jones - 6lb 9oz

 

2nd Ralph Farrell - 8b 7oz
2nd
Ralph Farrell


1st
Scott McGhee

Sunday Open - Main Loch -  Sunday 7 May 2006

1st Scott McGhee - 14lb 14oz
2nd Ralph Farrell - 14b 5oz
3rd Karl Altdorfer - 13lb 14oz
4th Chris Paton - 11lb 1oz

 


2nd
Ralph Farrell

1st Derek Brady - 11lb 10Żoz
1st
Derek Brady

3rd Ralph Farrell - 8lb 10Żoz
3rd
Ralph Farrell

Magiscroft Summer League 1 - Main Loch - Sunday 30 April 2006

A great start to the series for Derek who led the way with a nice catch of small carp on peg 36 to beat Chris off the next peg. Derek started off catching small fish on the long pole but a switch to a close in line was successful and that was where he took most of his catch on maggot bait feeding pellet.

For Chris it was 'close but no cigar', and he came second in the pairs with partner Jim Hillhouse behind the winners Derek and Brian Wallace. Ralph had a late carp of 5lb 3oz to help him to third individual.

1st Derek Brady - 11lb 10Żoz (5.290 kg)
2nd Chris Hughes - 9lb 1oz (4.110 kg)
3rd Ralph Farrell - 8lb 10Żoz (3.930 kg)
4th Saverio Petri - 8lb 5oz (3.780 kg)

Pairs
1st Derek Brady & Brian Wallace - 14lb 10oz  (6.630 kg)
2nd Chris Hughes & Jim Hillhouse - 13lb 12oz  (6.240 kg)
 3rd Saverio Petri  & James Woodrow - 13lb 11oz  (6.210 kg)

 

2nd Chris Hughes - 9lb 1oz
2nd
Chris Hughes

1st James Woodrow - 11lb 15oz
1st James Woodrow

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 16 April 2006

Woody endured a nervous last hour since Scott was catching him up rapidly later in the match but Scott was agonisingly just one fish short.  Woody cupped in maggot with the occasional small ball of fishmeal groundbait on Peg 3.  His catch was all carp mainly on Maggot hookbait.

Scott, on peg 4, had a very quiet first two hours then caught well to the end but a few lost fish cost him dearly and Woody took a couple of carp late on to clinch it.

1st James Woodrow - 11lb 15oz
2nd Scott McGhee - 11lb 11Żoz
3rd Ralph Farrell - 6lb 6Żoz
 

2nd Scott McGhee - 11lb 11Żoz
2nd
Scott McGhee

1st Ewan Weed - 9lb 1Żoz
1st
Ewan Weed

 

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 9 April 2006

Stewart is rueing losing as many fish as he landed, allowing Ewan to win their peg to peg battle. After really cold nights the fish stayed deep and though Ewan loose fed a lot of maggots he still caught most of his mixed catch of Carp, Roach, Chub and Skimmers near the bottom in the deep water with double white maggot the best bait.

1st Ewan Weed - 9lb 1Żoz
2nd Stewart Rae - 7lb 10Żoz
3rd Derek Brady - 6lb 12oz
4th Colin Hart - 5lb 11oz

2nd Stuart Rae - 7lb 10Żoz
2nd
Stewart Rae

1st George Glen - 6lb 0oz
1st
George Glen

 

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 2 April 2006

A bonus Carp of 3lb+ helped George to his 3rd win in 3 Sundays.  With only small fish feeding along the cafe bank, that Carp was vital and George found the fish to be taking maggot well off the bottom (10ft deep) on 20ft deep peg 21. 

Michael was not far behind with a busy catch of small carp taken only 4 sections out on peg 10.  He took all his fish on sweetcorn over swimstim pellets.

1st George Glen - 6lb 0oz
2nd Michael Neary - 5lb 8oz
3rd Stephen Rae - 3lb 15Żoz
4th Jim Hillhouse - 3lb 6oz

 

2nd Michael Neary - 5lb 8oz
2nd
Michael Neary

1st George Glen - 11lb 4Żoz
1st
George Glen

 

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 26 March 2006

George took full advantage of end peg 18 in deep water for a clear win on a day when the fish did not feed after heavy rain.  He had 15 Carp mainly taken on maggot only 5 metres out.  Bobby could only catch on the slider again, taking only small fish.

1st George Glen - 11lb 4Żoz
2nd Bobby Marshall - 3lb 12oz
3rd Davie Corcoran - 2lb 4oz
4th Ian Whitson - 2lb 3Żoz

2nd Bobby Marshall - 3lb 12oz
2nd
Bobby Marshall

1st George Glen - 15lb 3oz
1st
George Glen

3rd Kevin Murphy - 13lb 1oz
3rd
Kevin Murphy

Magiscroft Club Pairs - Island Pond - Sunday 19 March 2006

Island Pond catches are gradually improving with Spring around the corner and George just managed to hold off Colin in a good close match. George's net was mainly good sized Ide taken shallow on Maggot but he was glad of a late run of Chub to keep in front at the end.

Colin fished for Carp late on and got a couple but lost one at the death that would have won it for him.  The fact that George and Colin were drawn together made the pairs contest a formality !

1st George Glen - 15lb 3oz
2nd Colin Hart - 14lb 7oz
3rd Kevin Murphy - 13lb 1oz
4th Dave Richardson - 11lb 1oz

Pairs
1st George Glen & Colin Hart - 29lb 10oz
2nd Kevin Murphy & James Woodrow - 19lb 13oz
 3rd Dave Richardson & Bobby Stephenson - 16lb 7oz

2nd Colin Hart - 14lb 7oz
2nd
Colin Hart


1st Bobby Marshall

 

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 19 March 2006

Expectations were high after big catches on Saturday but, perhaps through changing weather, the fishing was harder. Bobby had caught a lot of Carp on the pole the day before but had to resort to his favourite slider method in the match to pick together a mixed bag and take the spoils.

1st Bobby Marshall - 5lb 3oz
2nd Jamie McGlinchey- 3lb 14Żoz
3rd Tony Ball - 3lb 10oz


 

1st Dave Richardson - 5lb 15oz
1st Dave Richardson

 

Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sunday 5 March 2006

Well done to Dave for a good win on a tough day. He took some nice Ide to hold off Woody who is fishing well but is rueing the number of fish he lost.

1st Dave Richardson - 5lb 15oz
2nd James Woodrow - 5lb 12oz
3rd Stewart Rae - 4lb 13oz
4th Jack McArdle - 3lb 9oz

2nd James Woodrow - 5lb 12oz
2nd James
Woodrow

1st Davie Corcoran - 4lb Żoz
1st Davie Corcoran

 

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 26 February 2006

Big Davie fished a good match to edge out George on another hard Winter's day. George looked likely to win with 2 decent Carp but Davie took 3 smaller Carp. Davie went for small fish on the pole in the last hour to overtake George who lost another Carp at the death.

1st Davie Corcoran - 4lb Żoz
2nd George Glen - 3lb 8Żoz
3rd Karl Altdorfer - 1lb 15oz

2nd George Glen - 3lb 8Żoz
2nd
George Glen


 

 

Edinburgh Club - Island Pond - Sunday 26 February 2006

 1st Phil Maude - 5lb 15oz
 2nd Geoff Lowe - 3lb 14oz
3rd Scott Macher - 3lb 6oz

 


 

1st Chris Paton - 3lb 12Żoz
1st
Chris Paton

 

Magiscroft Club Pairs - Main Loch - 19 February 2006

A second win in a row for Chris who fished positively for Carp on the feeder and had 5 Carp to edge out Chris Hughes mainly Skimmer catch.

1st Chris Paton - 3lb 12Żoz
2nd Chris Hughes - 3lb 6oz
3rd Jim Hillhouse - 2lb 11oz

Pairs
1st Chris Paton & Brian Wallace - 4lb 12oz
2nd Chris Hughes & James Woodrow - 4lb 6oz
3rd Jim Hillhouse & Dave Richardson - 2lb 13oz

 

1st Chris Hughes - 3lb 6oz
2nd
Chris Hughes

1st Chris Paton - 15lb 5oz
1st
Chris Paton

Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sunday 12 February

A good match given the time of year and Chris had a nice mixed catch of Ide, Orfe and Carp for a clear win. He fished long pole across to the island on peg 3 using mainly maggot.

1st Chris Paton - 15lb 5oz (6.950kg)
2nd Chris Hughes - 11lb 8oz (5.250kg)
3rd James Woodrow - 8lb 4oz (3.720kg)
4th Karl Altdorfer - 7lb 6oz (3.340kg)
 

2nd Chris Hughes - 11lb 8oz
2nd
Chris Hughes

1st James Woodrow
1st James Woodrow

Sunday Open - Main Loch - Sunday 5 February 2006

A really tough match and, though there were bites to be had from small fish, one big hybrid for Woody and 1 bream for Judith were enough to take the money.

1st James Woodrow - 1lb 8oz
2nd Judith Richardson - 1lb 4oz

 

2nd Judith Richardson - 1lb 4oz
2nd Judith Richardson

1st Ralph Smith - 29lb 7oz
1st
Ralph Smith

3rd Dave Richardson - 11lb 14Żoz
3rd Dave Richardson

Sunday Open - Top Pond - Sunday 29 Jan 2006

Another newcomer to matchfishing won the latest Open and it was even more special for Ralph since he had a fantastic catch to break the Top Pond match record into the bargain.  Even more unusual was that Ralph fished the waggler instead of the pole, used by everyone else, and he did it brilliantly to take a succession of Carp to 1lb on sweetcorn, feeding plenty of corn too.

Big Davie pushed Ralph close from the next peg and was only a kilo behind but suffered from a quiet middle spell.  Dave Richardson was the third placed man on the other side of Ralph.  The match was split into two sections and Karl Altdorfer did well to win the harder far side section and claim 2nd place prize in the continental style payout.

1st Ralph Smith - 29lb 7oz (13.350kg)
2nd Davie Corcoran - 27lb 4oz (12.350kg)
3rd Dave Richardson - 11lb 14Żoz (5.400kg)
4th Jim Hillhouse - 8lb 6oz (3.800kg)
5th Karl Altdorfer 7lb 3oz (3.260kg)


 

2nd Davie Corcoran - 27lb 4oz
2nd
Davie Corcoran

Ralph playing a fish
Match In Action

1st Jack McArdle - 3lb 1Żoz
1st
Jack McArdle

Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sunday 22 Jan 2006

A 2lb 10oz Carp help Jack to the win in his first match at Magiscroft.  Along with a few skimmers all taken on feeder with red maggot it was enough to beat Bobby's net of small skimmers on the pole.

1st Jack McArdle - 3lb 1Żoz
2nd Bobby Marshall - 2lb 7oz
3rd Chris Hughes - 2lb 5oz
 

2nd Bobby Marshall - 2lb 7oz
2nd
Bobby Marshall

1st James Woodrow - 2lb 11oz
1st James Woodrow

Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sunday 15 Jan 2006

Another hard day in tough Winter conditions but most were able to manage bites from small fish all along the line.  'Woody' fished a tidy match and led the way by fishing shallow on the pole, loose feeding pinkies for a good catch in the conditions of mainly small Roach and Ide.

1st James Woodrow - 2lb 11oz
2nd Davie Corcoran - 1lb 8oz
3rd Chris Paton - 1lb 5oz
 

 


1st
Karl Altdorfer

Sunday Open - Island Pond - Sunday 8 Jan 2006

Heavy ice and sub-zero temperatures could not put off the hardy bunch of competitors who had to break the ice, and keep breaking it, just to get a float in the water!

Karl plugged away sensibly for a catch of over 60 small fish on maggot and pinkie for a clear win on a rock hard day.

1st Karl Altdorfer - 2lb 5oz
2nd Dave Smith - 1lb 5oz
3rd James Woodrow - 1lb 2oz
 


2nd
Dave Smith

1st Ralph Farrell - 18lb 10oz
1st
Ralph Farrell

New Year Open - Top Pond - Monday 2 Jan 2006

The Open match on the Top Pond on 2nd January is becoming a tradition and just like on Boxing Day the ice had to be broken to allow the match to go ahead.  As on Boxing Day, the Carp did feed, but in fewer pegs, mainly those nearest the cafe. 

All that didn't worry Ralph though who fished well to win only his third ever match with a great catch on Carp.  He learned from his experience in the Boxing Day match and fed very small pinches of bread and switched between bread punch and corn on the hook.  Jem came close with another good net taken on pinkie and squatt on a light rig with a size 24 hook!

1st Ralph Farrell - 18lb 10oz (8.430kg)
2nd Jem Paveley - 16lb 15oz (7.680kg)
3rd Karl Altdorfer - 11lb 10oz (5.250kg)
4th Dave Smith - 8lb 5oz (3.770kg)
5th John Rae 6lb 3oz (2.790kg)

 

2nd Jem Paveley - 16lb 15oz
2nd
Jem Paveley

1st Derek Brady - 25lb 14oz
1st
Derek Brady

Boxing Day Open - Top Pond - Sunday 26 Dec 2005

The now 'traditional' Boxing Day open was nearly cancelled due to ice on half of the Top Pond. But when bread was thrown out to encourage ducks to break the ice .. and the carp came up to eat it, the amazed competitors needed no more encouragement to go ahead !

A good match resulted in spite of the freezing water conditions and it was Carp all the way in except in the deepest pegs where it was a struggle. Derek rounded off his year as he began it winning with a super net of Carp mainly taken on maggot and pinkie. He edged out Paul off the next peg who took more of his fish on corn and pellet.

1st Derek Brady - 25lb 14oz
2nd Paul Johnston - 22lb 6oz
3rd Karl Altdorfer - 13lb 0oz
4th James Woodrow - 11lb 9oz
5th Chris Hughes 9lb 5oz

Derek nets another Carp 3rd Karl Altdorfer - 13lb 0oz
Derek nets another Carp 3rd Karl Altdorfer

 

2nd Paul Johnston - 22lb 6oz
2nd Paul
Johnston

Chris Paton
1st
Chris Paton

Sunday Sweep - Island Pond - Sunday 18 December

Back to tough cold Winter days again and this was a grueller. Chris only needed two carp and two silver fish to win, whereas Gary worked hard for over 60 small fish yet still missed out.

1st Chris Paton- 2lb 9oz
2nd = Dougie Wallace - 2lb 4oz
2nd = Gary McKay - 2lb 4oz

 

 

1st Gary McKay - 26lb 13oz
1st Gary
McKay

Sunday Sweep - Island Pond - Sunday 11 December

A very good match for December and a warmer day saw the Carp feed better in the shallower pegs at the far end, which is where the winners came from.  Gary had a great all Carp catch from peg 11 with fish to over 2lb mainly on Pellet.  A big ghostie helped Woody to a clear second place ahead of Paul who fished another good match.

1st Gary McKay - 26lb 13oz
2nd James Woodrow - 16lb 8oz
3rd Paul Joyce - 10lb 8oz
4th Jim Hillhouse - 9b 15 oz 
5th Kevin Murphy - 9lb 8oz

 

2nd James Woodrow - 16lb 8oz
2nd James Woodrow

Chris Paton
1st
Chris Paton

Magiscroft Club - Main Loch - Sunday 27 November

Hard conditions again but that didn't stop a hard fought pairs match with every fish important.  Chris won out with some small carp on the feeder from peg 20 ahead of Derek with 1 bigger carp and George with a collection of small fish on a 7 metre Bolognese rod !

1st Chris Paton - 2lb 5oz
2nd Derek Brady - 1lb 7Żoz
3rd George Glen - 1lb 5Żoz

Pairs
1st Chris Paton & George Glen - 3lb 13Żoz
2nd Bobby Stevenson & Mark Lyons - 2lb 0oz
3rd Derek Brady & James Woodrow - 1lb 11oz

 

Derek Brady
2nd
Derek Brady

1st Karl Altdorfer - 3lb 10oz
1st Karl Altdorfer

Sunday Sweep - Main Loch - Sunday 20 Nov

Freezing cold nights and a brutal frost threatened to ice over the Main Loch but the match went ahead which was good news for Karl.  He fished a groundbait feeder on peg 20 and caught 4 Carp with maggot or pellet on the hook for a clear victory while the rest struggled.

1st Karl Altdorfer - 3lb 10oz
2nd George Glen - 1lb 3oz
3rd Dave Smith - 12oz

 

 

1st George Glen - 3lb 13Żoz
1st George
Glen


Sunday Sweep - Main Loch - Sunday 13 Nov

A sharp overnight drop in temperatures was guaranteed to put the fish off feeding but amazingly there was still plenty of bites to be had (and missed!) and an interesting match resulted. George added a 1lb carp to his catch of skimmers taken on feeder and bomb to edge out Bobby.

1st George Glen - 3lb 13Żoz
2nd Bobby Marshall - 3lb 1oz
3rd Chris Paton - 2lb 15Żoz
4th Colin Hart - 2lb 4Żoz

 

2nd Bobby Marshall - 3lb 1oz
2nd Bobby
Marshall

1st James Woodrow - 18lb 9oz
1st James Woodrow



DAIWA 6 Nations Stewards Match  - Top Pond - Sunday 6 Nov

This friendly match was run as a 'thank-you' to the stewards who did such a great job in the 6 Nations and Celtic Cup in the Summer. Thanks to Daiwa for putting up some superb tackle prizes and James took the pick of the lot with a well earned win.

His catch was nearly all Carp on pellet but he had to work hard since a sudden cold spell made the fishing tricky. Young James did really well to hold off the experienced Jim Hillhouse off the next peg and his reward was a new top of the range Daiwa 11-13 feeder rod.

Everyone had an enjoyable day and Daiwa donated prizes of quality reels for Jim and Dave in 2nd & 3rd places along with 'goodie bags' of other tackle for all competitors including the great Gamakatsu range of hooks.

1st James Woodrow - 18lb 9oz (8.400 kg)
2nd Jim Hillhouse - 14lb 6oz (6.520 kg)
3rd Dave Smith - 5lb 14oz (2.660 kg)
4th Chris Hughes - 5lb 6oz (2.430 kg)

1st James Woodrow with Chris Paton and Struan 2nd Jim Hilhouse with Chris Paton and Struan

Prizes presented by Scotland Team Manager Chris Paton

 

2nd Jim Hillhouse - 14lb 6oz
2nd Jim Hillhouse

Chris Hughes with 2lb Perch
Chris Hughes & 2lb Perch

1st Paul Joyce - 8lb 12oz
1st Paul
Joyce


Sunday Sweep - Main Loch - Sunday 6 Nov

Carp were needed to win the day but colder weather had pushed them deeper out of pole range so feeder was the winning method. Well done to Paul who had a late run of carp on feeder and worm to overtake Darren who had the early lead.

1st Paul Joyce - 8lb 12oz (3.970 kg)
2nd Darren Ferguson - 7lb 8oz (3.400 kg)
3rd Colin McKerrel - 3lb 8oz (1.570 kg)

 

2nd Darren Ferguson - 7lb 8oz
2nd Darren
Ferguson

1st Trevor Bond - 8lb 6Żoz
1st Trevor Bond


Magiscroft Club - Main Loch - Sunday 30 October

Trevor was the only one who could make the 'tip' work well when he fished the feeder for clear win on an unusually difficult day.  Trevor only set up the tip rod and was rewarded with some nice Carp mainly on pinkie from peg 41.

A carp over 2lb and a few skimmers helped Dave into second from peg 22.

1st Trevor Bond - 8lb 6Żoz
2nd Dave Richardson - 3lb 8oz
3rd Gary McKay - 2lb 13oz
4th Chris Paton - 2lb 6oz

 

2nd Dave Richardson - 3lb 8oz
2nd Dave Richardson

1st George Glen - 20lb 7oz
1st George
Glen


Sunday Sweep - Main Loch - Sunday 23 October

After two cold nights the Carp moved down into deep water leaving most struggling except George who had end peg 18 in the deepest water.  He fished worm and then pellet on 11m pole for an easy win with plenty of Carp to over 3lb including lots of commons.

1st George Glen - 20lb 7oz
2nd Paul Joyce - 5lb 0oz
3rd Kevin Murphy - 4lb 12oz
4th Chris Hughes - 3lb 1oz

2nd Paul Joyce - 5lb 0oz
2nd Paul Joyce

1st Jamie McKay - 4lb 8oz
1st Jamie McKay

Friendly Junior Competition - Top Pond - Saturday 15 October

1st Jamie McKay - 4lb 8oz
2nd Chris McPhee - 4lb 3oz
3rd Kevin Murphy - 2lb 7oz
4th Alex Kerr - 2lb 1oz

 

2nd Chris McPhee - 4lb 3oz
2nd  Chris McPhee

1st Ian Whitson
1st Ian Whitson

Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Monday 3 October

1st Ian Whitson - 25lb 6oz
2nd Darren Ferguson - 8b 8Żoz
3rd Chris Hughes - 4lb 13oz
4th Brian Hewitt - 4lb 1Żoz

 

1st Simon Murray - 21lb 15oz
1st Simon Murray


Sunday Sweep - Main Loch - Sunday 2 October

A brief mild spell helped to make a really good match and a good winning weight for Simon.  He fished chopped worm over fishmeal groundbait at 13 metres on peg  39 for a mainly carp net.  Davie had more skimmers and less carp so was well behind in second. 

1st Simon Murray - 21lb 15oz (9.940kg)
2nd Davie Corcoran - 11lb 1oz (5.000kg)
3rd Colin Hart - 9lb 9oz (4.330kg)
4th James Woodrow - 6lb 13oz (3.070kg)

2nd Davie Corcoran - 11lb 1oz
2nd Davie Corcoran


1st Jim
Hillhouse



Magiscroft AC Coffin Dodgers v The Bairns
Main Loch - Saturday 1 October

Though the fishing was harder than expected this turned into an epic battle between the Magiscroft Juniors and their elders and (only just) betters.  Only just because after a great performance by the Juniors the match was tied on 10 points each, only swung for the oldies on weight with Jim Hillhouse spoiling the kids party!

Coffin Dodgers - 10 points 8.720 kg
The Bairns - 10 points 6.840 kg

1st Jim Hillhouse (Coffin Dodgers) - 8lb 7oz (3.810kg)
2nd Kevin Murphy (The Bairns) - 5lb 9oz (2.520kg)

 


1st Ian Whitson

Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Monday 26 September

Strong winds eased to allow the match to go ahead and the 14 entrants enjoyed another good contest.  Well done to Ian who continued his great run on the Top Pond - he has won 3 of the 4 Monday evening matches held there this year. 

1st Ian Whitson - 14lb 11Żoz
2nd Darren Ferguson - 11lb 11oz
3rd Chris Hughes - 8lb 10Żoz
4th Brian Hewitt - 7lb 8oz

 


1st Stef Hunter

Central Scotland CAC - Main Loch - Sunday 25 September

Central Scotland Angling Club held their final Summer League Match on the Main Loch. A closely fought match resulted in yet another win for Stef Hunter, who takes 1st place in the Central summer league, rounding off a truly red letter 'year' for Stef, following his impressive win at this year's Access Open and the Scottish League individual title.

1st Stef Hunter - 8lb 7oz
2nd
Mark Cook - 3lb 15oz 
3rd Colin McKerrel - 3lb 11oz

 

1st Ian Whitson
1st Ian Whitson

Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Monday 19 September

1st Ian Whitson - 15lb 9Żoz
2nd Darren Ferguson - 12lb 14oz
3rd Willie Jolly - 11lb 13Żoz
4th Chris McPhee - 7lb 9Żoz

 

1st Brian Docherty - 11lb 13oz
1st Brian Docherty

 

Magiscroft Club Summer League Final Match 
Main Loch - Sunday 18 September

In an exciting end to the league Barry Lindsay just held off the late challenge from Rab Crossan to win the first club Summer league competition.  Well done to Barry for a great campaign. 

Brian Docherty took the honours on the day with a nice catch of Carp from peg 33 on worm, corn and pellet.  That helped his team of three, including Kevin Murphy and Chris Paton, to victory.

Billy took most of his fish in the last hour to pinch second, a great comeback that maybe had something to do with his 'Most Improved Angler' award.

 Final Match

1st Brian Docherty - 11lb 13oz
2nd Billy Elliot - 8lb 13oz
3rd Jim Hillhouse - 8lb 0oz 
4th James Woodrow - 6lb 3oz

Final League Placings

1st Barry Lindsay 20 pts
2nd Rab Crossan 19 pts
3rd Billy Elliott 17 pts
4th Jim Hilhouse 14 pts
5th Brian Docherty 14 pts 
 

  

2nd Billy Elliot - 8lb 13oz
2nd Billy
Elliot

1st Jamie McKay - 3lb 11Żoz
1st Jamie McKay


Friendly Junior Competition - Top Pond - Saturday 17 Sept

Well done to the brave young souls who endured the first really cold windy day since the spring.  Jamie persevered for Blue Orfe for a  good win but Craig was close in second with Carp 

1st Jamie McKay - 3lb 11Żoz
2nd Craig Hammond - 3lb 4Żoz
3rd Kevin Murphy - 1lb 9oz
4th Chris McPhee - 1lb 3Żoz

 

2nd Craig Hammond - 3lb 4Żoz
2nd Craig Hammond

1st Colin Hart - 22lb 13oz
1st Colin
 Hart

3rd Darren Ferguson - 15lb 12oz
3rd Darren Ferguson

Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Monday 12 September

Colin resisted the temptation to fish for the Orfe that have been winning on the Top Pond and instead bucked the trend by winning with an all Carp catch.  He fished pellet only to take a succession of Carp averaging 1lb.  Mario did brilliantly to come second in his first ever match, well done.

1st Colin Hart - 22lb 13oz (10.330kg)
2nd Mario Fionda - 16lb 11oz (7.580kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 15lb 12oz (7.130kg)
4th Paul Joyce - 12lb 9oz (5.690kg)

Colin Hart under Top Pond floodlights  Match in action under the Top Pond floodlights

 

2nd Mario Fionda - 16lb 11oz
2nd Mario Fionda

2nd Drew McCluskey
1st Drew McCluskey


Sunday Sweep - Main Loch - Sunday 11 Sept

1st Drew McCluskey - 8lb 12Żoz
2nd Paul Joyce - 7lb 14Żoz
3rd James Woodrow - 6lb 8Żoz
4th Tony Ball - 5lb 3Żoz

 

1st Ian Whitson
1st Ian Whitson


Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Monday 5 September

Floodlit Monday Evening Opens on the Top Pond are proving popular and successful and Ian romped to victory with a new Top Pond record catch.  He took lots of Blue Orfe with a few Carp and big Ide on worm to end up well clear of Drew who caught Carp on pellet.

1st Ian Whitson - 28lb 8oz (12.920kg)
2nd Drew McCluskey - 16lb 2oz (7.310kg)
3rd Bryan Hewitt - 14lb 6oz (6.520kg)
4th Darren Ferguson - 13lb 15oz (6.330kg)

 


1st Karl Altdorfer - 11lb 14oz
1st
Karl Altdorfer


Sunday Sweep - Main Loch - Sunday 4 September

Very hot and bright conditions did not help catches but this turned into a close affair with Karl winning out with a mainly carp catch.  He fished close in on peg 44 using mainly pellet and corn. Chris is rueing lots of lost fish on peg 37 that surely would have won it for him.

1st Karl Altdorfer - 11lb 14oz (5.380kg)
2nd Chris Hughes - 10lb 3oz (4.600kg)
3rd Bobby Marshall - 9lb 7oz (4.280kg)
4th Jim Hillhouse - 9lb 2oz (4.130kg)

 

2nd Chris Hughes - 23lb 2oz
2nd
Chris Hughes


1st Chris McPhee

Friendly Junior Competition - Main Loch - Saturday 3 Sept

1st Chris McPhee - 2lb 8oz
2nd David Anderson - 2lb 5Żoz
3rd Kevin Murphy - 1lb 6Żoz 

 


Darren Ferguson
1st Darren Ferguson

Monday Evening Open - Top Pond - Monday 29 August

1st Darren Ferguson - 23lb 13oz (10.800kg)
2nd Chris Hughes - 23lb 2oz (10.490kg)
3rd Gary McKay - 22lb 13oz (9.330kg)
4th Dave Smith - 18lb 6oz (7.650kg)

 


1st Brian Clark - 23lb 1oz
1st Brian Clark


Scottish League Match 4 - Main & Island - Sunday 28 August

Congratulations to Central Scotland (CSCAC) 'One' who blitzed the opposition in the final league match of 2005 to take the coveted title by a clear margin with a tremendous team performance.

Heavy overnight rain and very strong winds made the conditions tough in places but Central's 41 points was the top team score of the year and led to a well deserved victory.

1st Brian Clark - 23lb 1oz (10.460kg)
2nd Stef Hunter - 22lb 3oz (10.070kg)
3rd David Anderson - 21lb 1oz (9.540kg)

2005 League Champions Central 'One' 2005 League Champion Stef Hunter
Team Champions
Central 'One'
Individual Champion Stef Hunter

 

2nd Stef Hunter - 22lb 3oz
2nd Stef
Hunter

Darren Ferguson
1st Darren Ferguson

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 22 August

1st Darren Ferguson - 23lb 9oz
2nd Barry Morgan - 18lb 4Żoz
3rd George Glen - 18lb Żoz 
4th Ian Whitson - 14lb 5Żoz


1st Stef Hunter - 27lb 10oz
1st Stef Hunter


Access Open - Main Loch & Island Pond -21 August

Access Open 2004

Congratulations to Stef Hunter for his great performance to take the ú459 winners cheque.

Full Report and Pictures Here

 

2nd Davie Corcoran - 26lb 12oz
2nd Davie Corcoran


1st Chris McPhee

Friendly Junior Competition - Top Pond - Saturday 20 Aug

1st Chris McPhee - 5lb 11oz 
2nd Lorna Figures - 4lb 10 Żoz 
3rd Craig Hammond - 3lb 5Żoz
4th Andrew Rollinson - 3lb 5oz

Top Beginner - Andy Condy - 2lb 3oz

 


Mark Lyons
1st Mark Lyons

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 15 August

1st Mark Lyons - 16lb 3oz (7.340kg)
2nd Jem Paveley - 14lb 7oz (6.530kg)
3rd Darren Ferguson - 14lb 0oz (6.340kg)
4th Drew McCluskey - 12lb 6oz (5.590kg)
5th Paul Joyce - 11lb 15oz (5.400kg)

 


Darren Ferguson
1st Darren Ferguson

Monday Evening Open - Island Pond - Monday 8 August

1st Darren Ferguson - 25lb 0oz
2nd Ross Clark - 23lb 8oz 
3rd Colin Hart - 23lb 1/2oz 
4th Paul Joyce - 15lb 12 oz 
5th Alex Napier - 15lb 5 1/2oz 

 


1st Ewan Weed
1st 
Ewan Weed


CIBO Classic - Main Loch - Saturday 24 July

A 3lb 6oz Carp won Ewan the Biggest Fish prize but more importantly sealed overall victory and ú200  in the second CIBO Classsic, helping him just edge out Scotland team captain Chris on total weight.

Full Report and Pictures - here

1st Ewan Weed - 2 points - 14lb 12oz (6.680 kg)
2nd Chris Paton - 2 points - 13lb 1oz (5.910 kg)
3rd Bobby Marshall - 3 Points
4rd George Glen - 4 Points

 

2nd Chris Paton
2nd 
Chris Paton


1st John Callaghan

Central Scotland Club - Island Pond - Saturday 24 July

Congratulations to John Callaghan who eclipsed the Magiscroft match record with a brilliant catch almost entirely made of Ide.

1st John Callaghan - 43lb 4oz (19.610kg)

 


 


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