Loch Ryan Sea Angling Association

The second match of Loch Ryan Sea Angling Association’s 2011 summer league was held away from local waters, pegged on the river Dee, Kirkcudbright on Sunday, May 8.

This match was fished slightly earlier than previous years trips to the Dee but decent sport was still had by most. With flounder and freshwater eel being the main target, the preferred bait was fresh peeler crab, this proved to be effective with the majority of anglers recording fish. As with all pegged matches held by Loch Ryan, the fish were caught on a measure and return basis.

In first place with the longest bag was John Higgins (196cm), second Colin Rothwell (163cm) and third was Davy Goupillot (109cm).

Longest fish prize was shared by John Higgins and Colin Rothwell both with 50cm eels, followed by Davy Goupillot with a 38cm flounder.

The next match will be held on Sunday, May22, this match is a roving competition with boundaries stretching from Garry Point (Loch Ryan) to Sandhead (Luce Bay). Fishing is from 10am-4pm, with the registration taking place at the weight bridge below the clock tower in Stranraer.