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Champion of Champions

2011 Champion of Champions
(Sponsored by Famous Grouse and Snowbee)
Lake of Menteith
14th October 2011

2011 Champion of Champions - Peter Auchterlonie

Peter Auchterlonie of St Fillans & Lochearn AC won the 2011 Champion of Champions with 14 fish for 30lbs 10ozs. Peter is a past winner of this competition having won it in 2007 when he had 14 fish for 31lbs 9.05ozs. In between times he has been busy in the National Championship where he was the National Champion in 2010.

Peter feels he still needs to practice for these competitions and was on the Lake on Wednesday and Thursday. On match day he fished a cat booby and diawl bachs on a midge tip line and had 12 fish in the Heronry to go along with one from International Bay and one from Shear Point.

It has been a mixed year for Peter. He missed out on place in the 2011 National Final but he qualified for a carry-forward from the Spring International and is in the squad for the 2012 Internationals.

2nd Place - Mike Willis

Mike Willis of Bridge of Allan 76 AC also opted to fish with a midge tip line with diawl bachs, a blob and a booby and took 7 fish for 18lbs 8ozs from Todd's Hole and the Rookery. Mike had a magnificent trout of 5 lbs 0.4ozs which for competition purposes was capped at 4lbs. The best fish of the day was taken by Mike's boat partner, Murray Hunter, and that beauty went to the scales at 7lbs 8.8ozs. The competition was fished on a partial catch and release basis with the the first three fish being retained and an allowance of 2lbs awarded for each returned fish. Mike's 7 fish put him in second place.

3rd Place - Jimmy McBride

Jimmy McBride of Change FF AC opted for a floating line and took 8 fish for 18lbs 5.2ozs. Four of Jimmy's fish were taken on dries with the other four on boobies. Most of his time was spent at Lochend where he took 7 fish and a trip to Cages Bay gave him one more. Jimmy's 8 fish earned him third place. Jimmy is also in the squad for the 2012 Internationals having qualified for the teams with his 8th place in the National.

Heaviest Fish in the Heats - Iain Earle

At the presentation dinner Iain Earle was presented with the trophy for the heaviest fish caught in the heats which was a superb trout of 5lbs 3ozs. Iain fished with the SANACC team in heat 12 and his 5 fish bag for 17lbs 2ozs that night helped SANACC to qualify for the semi finals.

That night Iain took his fish on dries and diawl bachs with most of them being caught in the Hotel Bay to Sam's Point area.

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