On 16th December 24 members of Loch Laggan Fly Fishing Club braved the elements to attend the 44th AGM at the Inn at Kippen and were welcomed by President David Swan.
He noted that 2 members had joined during the year, and reported that the waiting list for membership was very healthy, indicating the quality of the fishing and value for money. On a more sombre note David reported on the death of James Barrie earlier this year, and the ill health of Bill Martin who was unable to attend.
The number of fish caught during the 2018 season was the lowest for 10 years; 58% of the fish stocked, and various reasons were put forward, but it was felt to be one off situation, probably the excellent summer weather.
Hon. Treasurer Barry Davin reported a satisfactory financial position, but warned that provision should be made in future years to replace one or more boats. It was agreed to keep all fees unchanged for the coming year, and all office bearers and committee were re-elected.
While competitive fishing plays a very small part the Cooper Cup for Club Champion was awarded to Colin Forsyth who had 3 fish weighing 10Ib, Ken Muir was runner up and Alan Watson third. David Barries collected the Fly Box for the heaviest fish landed during the season, 5Ib. 71/2oz. The Secretary’s Quaich was awarded to Bill Martin for his unstinting efforts over several years which benefited the club greatly but were perhaps taken for granted. He was accorded the best wishes of all present and speedy return to good health.
Refreshments followed and allowed time to enjoy fellowship and swap tales of the ones who got away.