Brian takes top spot in Troutmaster fish-off

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The Troutmasters Fish Off at Wellsfield Trout Fishery on Saturday was won by Brian Falconer (Bo’ness) with five fish for 19lb 2oz, including a 5lb specimen. The Juniors was won by Brian Eadie (Cowie).

Both anglers can now compete in the UK final at Grafam Water later this year.

Most fly fishers caught fish using floating lines or slow intermediate lines. Best flies this week: Humungus, Bloodworm, Yellow Dancer, Black/Green Nomad, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, fished with a floating lines and long leaders.

Bait anglers best baits: Maggots, brambling worms, Power Bait, Small Mepps.

Best catches for this week:

B Falconer (Bo’ness) five for 19lb 2oz, best 5lb rainbow trout, J Green (Airdrie) five for 14lb 12lb, K Lowe (Larbert) five for 13lb 12oz.

D Bryce (Senior) four for 14lb, I McGregor (Doune) four for 13lb 12oz, J Hall (Wishaw) four for 12lb 12oz, B Cranaghan (Wishaw) four for 12lb 12oz, D Wilson (Crieff) four for 12lb 4oz, W Quinn (Wishaw) four for 12lb, B Wilkie (Falkirk) four for 12lb, D McLeod (Glasgow) four for 11lb 12oz, S Preece (Bainsford) four for 11lb, G McArthur (Gartcosh) four for 10lb.

A McIntosh (Dullatur) three for 14lb, best 8lb rainbow trout, R McLaren (Denny) three for 11lb 8oz, best 5lb 12oz rainbow trout, D Chalmers (Airdrie) three for 11lb, J Robb (Tullibody) three for 10lb, J Esplin (Bonnybridge) five for 16lb 8oz in two visits, A Goodwin (Erskine) three for 9lb.

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A Bennett (Airdrie) two for 13lb, best 10lb rainbow trout, W Chalmers (Falkirk) three for 10lb, M Barker (Stirling) three for 10lb, D Chalmers (Junior) three for 9lb, McConnell (Falkirk) three for 8lb, J McFarlane (Denny) three for 7lb, D McKeating (Saltocoats) two for 6lb 8oz, J Noble (Glasgow) two for 6lb 4oz, P Quinn (Wishaw) two for 6lb 4oz, S McCann (Falkirk) two for 6lb, J Murphy (Coatbridge) two for 6lb, J Relf (Falkirk) two for 6lb, R Shewstone (Auchterarder) two for 6lb, F Robertson (Tullibody) two for 5lb 2oz, J McFarlane (Denny) two for 5lb.

G Reid (Kincardine) one for 4lb, A Blair (Tullibody) one for 3lb 8oz.