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Friday, 16 September 2011

119th Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship Finals

The final of the 119th Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship took place on the Lake of Menteith on the 12/09/2011 and saw a total of 60 anglers take to the water, whittled down from the 397 original entrants to the competition through the heats since April. This years championship, sponsored by the Glasgow Angling Centre and run by SANACC, also doubled as the qualifier for the 2012 Home International events, so there was all to play for. Ran on a catch and release basis, the rules saw the first three Trout retained, with 2lb then added to an angler's total for every fish released after that.
Ronnie Glass with the impressive trophy

In conditions that saw spells of heavy rain and light winds the Trout fell to a number of methods, with Blobs, Boobies, Cormorants and dry flies all taking fish. In the end though it was Kelso Angling Association’s Ronnie Glass, fishing manager at Orvis in Kelso, who proved the top rod, with 27lb 9.80oz from a total of 12 Trout.
Not far behind in second place was Allan Smith of Stormontfield Angling Club, also with 12 fish, but with a lesser total weight of 25lb 3.20oz. The biggest fish of the competition was taken by Dounreay FFA’s Kevin Porteous at 4lb 13.40oz.

Results

1st Ronnie Glass, Kelso AA. 12 fish. 27lb 9.80oz
2nd Allan Smith, Stormontfield AC. 12 fish. 25lb 3.20oz
3rd John Simpson, Ardrossan Eglinton AC. 10 fish. 22lb 15.80oz
4th William Leach, Falkirk Municipal AC. 10 fish. 21lb 12.40oz
5th Jock Kettles, SANACC. 9 fish. 20lb 13.20oz
6th Derek Pozzi, Rainbow AC. 9 fish. 20lb 13.0oz
7th David McAllister, Port Glasgow AC. 9 fish. 20lb 9oz
8th Jimmy McBride, Lothian and Borders Police AC. 9 fish. 20lb 7.0oz
9th Gus Shepherd, IBM Freshwater AC. 9 fish, 19lb 4.60oz
10th Dugald MacGilp, Lochgilphead and District AC. 8 fish, 18lb 13.0oz

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