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Champion of Champions

2015 Champion of Champions
(Sponsored by Snowbee and Keir Hardie Joinery)
Lake of Menteith
9th October 2015

The wind which has been part of almost every competition this year dropped away completely for the 2015 Champion of Champions. Occasionally a light ripple broke up the flat calm and so many fish were moving the competitors were spoilt for choice. However the abundance of trout did not make it easy for the 58 competitors and although some found the answers others did not.

A total of 474 trout for 992lbs were caught with the top two rods taking 17 each. Five rods took 15 fish; two had 14 and five had thirteen. A host of large fish were brought to the scales with the heaviest being 6lbs 6ozs. There were also four over 5lbs and two over 4lbs.

Top rod and winnner of a Snowbee Geo Rod was Stewart Barclay of Granite City FF. Stewart had 17 trout for 36lbs 6ozs and took his fish in the open water near Tod Hole where he was fishing cormorants on a fast glass line.

Stewart with his Snowbee Rod
and the Champions Trophy

In second place was Derek Hessett also of Granite City FF who received a Snowbee Reel courtesy of sponsors Snowbee. Derek had 17 fish for 34lbs 13.8ozs and he took his fish in the open water out from the Butts where he was fishing boobies on a midge tip line.

Derek with his Snowbee reel

In third place was Ronnie Gilbert of Menteith Ospreys who received a Snowbee Line courtesy of sponsors Snowbee. Ronnie took his fish on the Road Shore where he was fishing a tequilla blob and cat booby on a floating line.

The heaviest trout caught during the heats weighed 6lbs 3.6ozs and was caught by Phil Hunter of Airdrie & District AC in heat 13

Ronnie Gilbert with his Snowbee Line

Phil Hunter with the Heaviest Fish Trophy

2015 also marked the end of Martin Grantham's Angling Actives sponsorship of the Scottish Club Championship. Angling Active has sponsored the Scottish Club Championship for a number of years and until a couple of years ago he also sponsored the Champion of Champions. The Scottish Club Committee is grateful to Martin Grantham and Angling Active for the support that has been given over the years and following the Champion of Champions presentation dinner Scottish Club Secretary, Kenny Miller, presented Martin with a decanter and malt whisky.

photo: Martin receiving
the decanter from
Kenny Miller

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