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Scottish National Rivers Championship
Scottish Club Championship
Champion of Champions
Scottish International Loch Style Teams
Scottish International Rivers Team




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Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Angling Active and Glen Garioch
Final - 19th September 2014




The Menteith Ospreys "A" team of Peter Auchterlonie, George Whyte and Ronnie Gilbert followed up their win in the first of the semi-finals by recording a catch of 46 fish to convincingly win the Scottish Club Championship final. The Change FF AC "A" team of Kevin McCabe, Jock Kettles and Andy Dunn had 30 fish and finished second and the Grizzle Cats "A" team of Andy Boylam, John Morton and Billy Foster with 29 fish were third. A total of 387 trout were caught with 270 being returned. Each competitor retained their first two trout with 2lb being awarded for every fish they returned.

photo: Menetith Ospreys with sponsor
Martin Grantham of Angling Active




Peter Auchterlonie is on a hot spell at the moment and just the week before the final he was presented with the Phoenix Silver Salver as the top Scottish Rod in the silver medal team at the Autumn International at Llyn Brenig. In the final he concentrated on the Rookery and the Heronry where he caught 20 trout on a mix of nymphs and boobies on a midge tip line. All three in the team had excellent catches and George Whyte took 10 trout from the Road Shore and the Rookery on the same set up. Ronnie Gilbert also fished with nymphs and boobies on a mdige tip line and caught 16 trout at the Road Shore. Allowing for 2lbs being awarded for the returned fish their 46 trout had a weight of 94lb 10.2oz.

Change FF AC "A" team had 30 trout for 64lb 6.3oz and two of their team, Kevin McCabe and Andy Dunn were also in the Scottish silver medal team (captained by Andy Dunn) at Llyn Brenig. On this occasion Kevin McCabe had 10 trout for 20lb and took his fish on dries at the Gap. Andy Dunn had 9 trout for 20lb 2.1oz and took his fish on boobies fished on a midge tip line at Sams Point. The third member of their team, Jock Kettles, had 11 trout for 24lb 4.2oz which were taken on Jocks buzzer fished on a slow glass line in the Heronry.

The third placed team, Grizzle Cats "A" team had 29 trout for 57lb 10.4oz. Andy Boylan had 9 trout for 17lb 3.6oz which were taken on boobies and snatchers on a midge tip line on the Road Shore. Andy has been secretary of the Scottish Youths for many years and is standing down this year. Billy Foster had 13 trout for 26lb 3oz which were taken at the Rookery on boobies and snatchers fished on a midge tip line. Their third team member, John Morton, had 7 trout for 14lb 3.8oz which he took on an orange blob fished on a slow glass line at the Gap.

We wish to thank Angling Active for sponsoring the final by providing tackle vouchers for the winning teams.
We also wish to thank sponsors Glen Garioch who provided bottles of their Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve Single Malt Whisky to be presented to each member of the winning teams and to most of the teams that reached the final. Glen Garioch also provided bottles of their 1797 Founder's Reserve to the winners in the heats and semi-finals.



photo top left : Scotland team at Llyn Brenig; top right Peter Auchterlonie receiving the Silver Salver from IFFA President Peter Godfrey


Autumn International - Llyn Brenig - 12th September

England won the Autumn International at Llyn Brenig with Scotland taking the silver medal. England netted 94 trout for 175lb 9.125oz with Scotland having 84 trout for 155lb 5.75oz. Wales were third with 65 trout for 118lb 10.5 oz and Ireland were fourth with 51 trout for 90lb 2oz.

The top English rod and winner of the Brown Bowl for the best individual basket was Phil Dixon with 19 fish for 36lb 11.5oz. Top rod for Scotland and winner of the Silver Salver was Peter Auchterlonie of Menteith Ospreys with 9 fish for 16lb 7.75oz.

photo: Phil Dixon of England receiving the
Brown Bowl from IFFA President Peter Godfrey


Top rod for Ireland was Harry McAteer with 9 fish for 17lb 2.125oz and top rod for Wales was Peter Thurnall with 11 fish for 20lb 7.25oz. Read More.....

Autumn International Llyn Brenig, Wales

12th September 2014

The full result is on the iffa website at www.iffa.net

Position

Country

Fish

Lbs

ozs

1st

England

94

175

9 1/8

2nd

Scotland

84

155

5 7/8

3rd

Wales

65

118

10 1/2

4th

Ireland

51

90

2


Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Glen Garioch and Angling Active
Semi-Final No 2 - 29th August


Twenty one teams contested the second Scottish Clubs semi-final on 29th August with the top 11 progressing to the final. A total of 399 fish were caught of which 277 were returned. There were 11 trout over 4lbs plus one at 6lb 9oz and one at 7lb 1oz.

photo: Rainbow Warriors
Alex, Laurie and John

Top club were Rainbow Warriors represented by Laurie Taylor (12 fish), John Cree (12 fish) and Alex McEwan (7 fish) and their catch of 31 trout was three ahead of second placed Alba Orvis B. The captain of Rainbow Warriors received a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky provided by the sponsors Glen Garioch. Laurie took his fish at Nairns Bay and the Malling Shore where he was fishing a candy booby and hoppers on a slow glass line. John was fishing a candy booby and diawl bachs on a ghost tip line at Lochend while Alex took his fish at the Malling Shore and the Heronry on diawl bachs and fabs on a floating line.

Alba Orvis "B" also received a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve and were represented by David Bonnington (13 fish), Paul Garner (8 fish) and Gregor Fleming (7 fish). David took most of his fish on dries at Lochend while Paul was at the Heronry and the Malling Shore with boobies on a midge tip and Gregor took his fish on a fab and diawl bachs on a midge tip at the Rookery.

Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Glen Garioch and Angling Active
Semi Final No 1 - 22nd August


The first of the semi-finals was won by Menteith Ospreys "A" who caught an incredible 60 fish which was six ahead of second placed Change FF AC "A" who had 54. The captains of both of these teams each received a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky courtesy of sponsors Glen Garioch. The third placed team was North Berwick AC with 26 fish.

Eighteen clubs contested this semi-final and the top 9 go through to the final.

This was some performance by the Menteith Ospreys team of Peter Auchterlonie, Ronnie Gilbert and George Whyte with their captain, Peter Auchterlonie, having a superb catch of 31 trout to his own rod. Ronnie Gilbert was their next best with 16 and George Whyte took 13 fish which would be good enough to win most competitions.

Peter took his fish on the Road Shore where he was fishing a mix of buzzers and boobies on a midge tip line. George was also at the Road Shore and fished a tequila fab and buzzers on a midge tip line while Ronnie went to the Cages where he fished a cat booby and tequila blob on a midge tip line.

photo: Menteith Ospreys
Peter, Ronnie and George

A total of 457 trout were caught of which 351 were returned. The second semi-final is on 29th August.



Scottish National River Championship
River Don
27th July 2014



Simon Cocker of D & B FF is the 2014 Scottish National River Champion. The full report is on the Rivers page


photo:
Simon receiving the trophy from SANACC Chairman
Campbell Morgan

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch
Semi-Final No 6 - Lake of Menteith 4th July



The last of our semi-finals was held at the Lake of Menteith on Friday 4th July and thirteen competitors qualified for the final on 27th September. Top rod and winner of the Ridgeline Euro II Torrent jacket provided by sponsors Ridgeline Uk was won by Crieff FF angler Nigel Burns with 16 fish. In second place and winner of a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky provided by sponsors Glen Garioch was Frozen North AC angler Alan Porteous who also had 16 fish. In third place and winner of a bottle of Glen Garioch was SPRA FFS West angler Alan Hill with 15 fish. The cut-off weight was 22lb 6.8oz and the full report is on the Nationals semi final page.


photo:
Alan Porteous, Nigel Burns and Alan Hill

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch
Semi-Final No 5 - Carron Valley Fishery 1st July



The penultimate semi-final was won by Scott Miller of Stanley and District AC with 9 trout for 11lb 14.5oz. This is the second year in row that Scott has won his semi-final at Carron. Last year he won a smock coat provided by Ridgeline Uk and this year he received a Ridgeline Euro II Torrent Jacket also provided by sponsors Ridgeline Uk. In second place with 12 trout for 11lb 4oz was Graeme Methven of Cupar AC and third was Bradley Chalmers of Granite City with 9 trout for 9lb 13oz. Graeme and Bradley each received a botlle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky provided by sponsors Glen Garioch. The top 10 competitors go through to the final.
The full report is on the National sem-finals page

photo:
Graeme, Scott and Bradley

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsired by Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch
Semi Final No 4 Lake of Menteith - 27th June


Ten trout were required at the Lake of Menteith on 27th June to qualify in the top 12 that go through to the National Final. Top rod was Gus Armour of Loanhead & District with 15 fish for 31lb 6oz. Gus received a Ridgeline Euro II Torrent jacket provided by sponsors Ridgelline UK. Second was Ronald Gilbert of Menteith Ospreys with 14 fish for 29lb 8.8oz and third was Tom Burnett of St Mirin AC with 14 fish for 27lb 12oz. Ronnie and Tom each received a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky provided by sponsors Glen Garioch. The full report is on the National page.

photo:
Ronnie, Gus and Tom

River International

River Ure, England

Friday 27th June

 

Position

Country

Fish

Points

Placings

         

1st

Wales

61

2694

46

2nd

England

63

2686

46

3rd

Scotland

39

1813

55

4th

Ireland

35

1511

57

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch
Semi-Final No 3 - Loch Leven - 20th June


The semi-final at Loch Leven marked the halfway point in the semis and with 12 competitors the top 4 qualified for the final. Top rod and winner of ther Ridgeline Euro II Torrent jacket provided by sponsors Ridgeline UK was Allan Smith of Kinross AC with 1 trout for 2lb 5oz. In second place and winner of a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky provided by sponsors Glen Garioch was Ian Wilson of Clatto & Stratheden with 1 trout for 2lb 2oz. Third place went to Steven O'Neill of Menteith Ospreys with 1 trout for 1lb 15oz. Steven also received a bottled of Glen Garioch. The fourth qualifying place went to P J Macintosh of Badenoch AA with 1 trout for 11oz.

photo:
Steve, Allan, Ian and P J

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch
Semi-Final No2 Carron - 19th June



There were 29 competitors in the second semi final with the top 9 going through to the final. Top rod with 13 fish and winner of the Ridgeline Euro II Torrent jacket provcided by sponsors Ridgeline Uk was Jim McBride of Lothian and Borders Police AC. Second with 9 fish and winner of a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky was Alan Gilbert of SPRAA FFS West. Third with 6 fish and winner of a bottle of Glen Garioch malt whisky provided by sponsors Glen Garioch was John Simpson of Caley Liners FF. the full report is on the National semi-final page.

photo:
John, Jim and Alan

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Sponsored by Ridgeline UK and Glen Garioch
Semi Final No 1 - Lintrathen 17th June


The first of the semi-finals was won by Derek Marklow of Loanhead & District AC with 7 fish. Derek received a Ridgeline Torrent Euro II Jacket from sponsors Ridgeline UK. Second was Ben Robertson of West Lothian FD with 6 fish and third was Steven Mullin of Pitlochry AC with 5 fish. Ben and Steven each received a bottle of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky courtesy of sponsors Glen Garioch.

The box of flies tied by the Spring Team and raffled at the earlier heats was presented to the winner Andrew Robertson of Dundee AC
The full report is on the semi-finals page.

photo on left:
Ben, Derek and Steven

photo on right:
Andrew Robertson with his fly box

Glen Garioch

We are delighted to announce that in 2014 Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve Single Malt Whisky are joining with present sponsors in sponsoring the Scottish Club Championship, the Champion of Champions and the Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship.

One of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland - and its most easterly - Glen Garioch (pronounced Geery in the ancient Doric dialect still spoken in these parts) has been making its mighty malt in the quaint and historic market town of Oldmeldrum, near Aberdeen in North East Scotland, ever since 1797. Shielded from the world's prying eyes, deep in the fertile 'Granary of Aberdeenshire', and only ever produced in small, precious batches, Glen Garioch is a rare find indeed, but warmly appreciated by those who like a hearty Highland malt, non chill-filtered as nature intended, with a wholesome maltiness, honeyed sweetness and delicious creamy texture to savour.

Scottish Club Championship and Champion of Champions

Glen Garioch will sponsor the Scottish Club Championship alongside Angling Active and are providing a bottle of 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky to the top team, top individual and captor of the heaviest basket in each of the Saturday night heats. Bottles of Glen Garioch are also to be presented in the Scottish Club Championship final and in the Champion of Champions final.

National Trout Fly Fishing Championship

Glen Garioch will sponsor the Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship alongside Ridgeline UK and are providing bottles of Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky to the top two in each heat and to the second and third in each semi final. In the final, Glen Garioch will acknowledge the support provided by the boatmen and are presenting a bottle of 1797 Founder's Reserve malt whisky to each of the boatmen who help out on the day.



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Spring International
Lough Owel - 30th May



England trounced the other Home Countries at the Spring International where their 59 fish put them well clear of Ireland with 32 fish. Wales were third with 33 and Scotland were fourth with 29.

Top rod for Scotland was Alan Brock with 7 fish.

photo
Alan Brock with Shane Kelly

Spring International

Lough Owel - 30th May

 

Position

Country

Fish

Lbs

Ozs

         

1st

England

59

75

11

2nd

Ireland

32

41

9.4

3rd

Wales

33

41

2.2

4th

Scotland

29

37

11

Jock Kettles, Captain of the Spring Loch Team which is going to Lough Sheelin this year, recently met with Michael Wilson of Fishers and is now able to announce that Fishers will sponsor the loch teams for the next five years.

Michael provided support to the teams last year and is now stepping up that support alongside his plans to expand Fishers. Fishers is a dedicated tackle store situated in John Street Precinct, Penicuik and is owned and run by Michael Wilson. Despite being a new company established in 2009 Fishers has experienced rapid growth with plans for expansion in 2012.

Fishers retail Game, Sea, Coarse & Predator tackle, fly tying equipment, clothing and baits most of which are available either in store or online at
www.fishersdirect.com

Michael stocks huge brands such as Hardy, Greys, Airflo, Vision, Wychwood, Rio, Snowbee, Riverge, Veniard, Flybox, Kamasan, Fulling Mill, Caledonia, Masterline, Cortland, Loon, Anvil, Drennan, Redington, Shimano, Lee Wulff, Fishpond and many more.

photo: Jock (left) with
Michael Wilson


Michael explained that the Fishers' reputation for first class service and competitive pricing has come straight from the anglers who use us and not from bold advertising claims, leading to the decision to give something back to the sport with Fishers being a proud sponsor of the Scottish International fly fishing squad 2012.

Jock described the sponsorship as fantastic news for the teams. The cost of the internationals increases each year and when this sponsorship is put alongside all the other support that is provided for the teams and the fundraisers they run each year it means that representing Scotland at the loch internationals is affordable for all.


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