Fishing at the Rotary Club of Perth

 Harry Rankin Trophy - Perth's two in a row success

Rotary Club of Perth have swept the board for the second time in two years at the Scottish Rotary Fly Fishing Championships held at the Lake of Menteith. Some 18 clubs competed.

On the left President John is shown with trophy winners Murdo Mackenzie and Steve Mannion. 

(Photo by Louis Flood)

The details are as follows:

May 30th. 1st heat.
Winner Steve Mannion, Perth with 5 fish for 12lb 2 ozs. Heaviest Fish also Steve Mannion 2lb 15ozs

September 3rd. 2nd heat.
Winner Murdo Mackenzie, Perth with 5 fish for 13lb 5 ozs. Heaviest Fish Steve Mannion 3lb 12ozs.
Winner of Heaviest Fish over two heats Steve Mannion, Perth.

Overall Winner of the Harry Rankin Trophy with 7 Fish for 17lbs 14ozs, Steve Mannion, Perth.
Perth have now won the event 4 times, 1999, 2004, 2011 and 2012. This is the second highest number of wins by a club since the inception of the current trophy in 1951.

Perth Rotary Club Championship - Letham Quaich

Held on Monday 17 September, six club members competed for the Letham Quaich at Butterstone Loch.  After eight hours fishing the winner was Murdo Mackenzie with 4 rainbow trout  for 9lb 11oz.  All competitors caught fish with John McEwan and Steve Mannion with 3 rainbow trout each.  John had the heaviest fish of the competition with a rainbow of a whopping 4lbs 11ozs.

Pictured are (from the left) Steve Mannion, Murdo Mackenzie, Harry Robertson, John McEwan & Iain McLean. The missing Rotarian is Gordon Hay who took the photograph.

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