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Autumn 2023

Loch Internationals

Spring International
Lake Of Menteith, Sotland
15th September 2023

Scotland Team sponsored by
7plus7 Construction
Lake of Menteith
Fishers,  Angus Angling, Seaguar, Owen Gibb and Sons
Principal & Prosper,  MF Roofing and Roughcasting,  Scott Henderson Joinery,  SIIS Ltd
M Ink Tattoo,  McKenzie Skip Hire,  St Andrews Timber & Building Supplies,  Kitchens & Bathrooms by Coast,
Fleximix Concrete, UK Plumbing Supplies and Jewson Timber

Autumn International - 15th September, 2023
Lake of Menteith

An outstanding team effort from Scotland at the Autumn International at the Lake of Menteith saw Scotland take the gold medal by a wide margin from England, Ireland and Wales.  The 14 anglers representing Scotland boated a total of 158 trout with a weight of 336lb 2.7oz which was 54 trout clear of second placed England with 104.  Ireland were third with 100 trout and Wales were fourth with 72 trout.  Each angler killed their first three trout and then went on to catch and release with an allowance of 2lb given for each returned fish. This was the largest winning margin by numbers of fish since 1938.

Scottish rods were in four of the top five individual positions in addition to filling ten of the top fifteen places.  Top individual and winner of the Brown Bowl and the Silver Salver was Scotland's Ronnie Gilbert who had 20 trout for 40lb 4.5oz..

Scotland's Captain, Keith Renton receiving the winner's trophy from IFFA President Paul Sharman
In addition to being Scotland's National Champion in 2008 and 2014, Ronnie won the Brown Bowl and Silver Salver in the Autumn International in 2022.  Close behind in second was Scotland's Scott Aitken who also had twenty trout but with a smaller weight of 39lb .6oz.  Darren Maguire was Ireland's top rod and finished in third place with 19 fish for 38lb 15.9oz.  Scotland's Chris McAllister was fourth with 15 trout and Scotland's Martin McCafferty was fifth with 12 trout.  England's top rod was Philip Thompson who was 7th overall with 12 fish and top rod for Wales in 19th place was Darren Williams with 8 fish.
photo: Ronnie Gilbert receiving the Brown Bowl
from IFFA President Paul Sharman
and Secretary Michael Callaghan
                    Autumn International - Lake of Menteith, 15th September 2023

Back Row from left: Michael Callaghan(IFFA Secretary), George Mackenzie(International Secretary), Derek Keenan(Team Manager), Derek Hessett, Brian Mackenzie, Mark Stephen, Allan McLachlan, Chris Mcallister, Martin McCafferty, Paul Sharman(IFFA President)
Front Row from left: Kevin McCabe, Derek Marklow, Scott Henderson, Scott Aitken, Keith Renton(Captain), Stuart Barclay, Gregor Fleming and Ronnie Gilbert.
Autumn International - 15th September 2023
Lake Of Menteith, Scotland
(Individual Scottish Positions)

1stRonnie GilbertMenteith Ospreys20404.5
2ndScott AitkenTartan Tyers FF20390.6
4thChris McallisterLintrathen FF153310.5
5thMartin McCaffertyFuture FF12271.3
8thKevin McCabeChange FF AC132512.6
9thAllan McLachlanCosta Ecosse11252.9
10thDerek MarklowLoanhead & District AC122413.4
12thDerek HessettGateside Flycasters122314.7
13thBrian MackenzieNeilston FF11230.5
15thGregor FlemingBridge Of Weir (Loch) AC9218.6
26thStewart BarclayGateside Flycasters71510.7
27thKeith Renton (captain)Tweed Valley Tanglers8156.7
28thScott HendersonGlencoe FF5154.4
55thMark StephenStewarton AC357.3

Keith Renton (Captain)

Club:  Tweed Valley Tanglers
Previous Caps:  3
Silver Salver 2019

Scott Aitken

Club:  Tartan Tyers FF
Previous Caps:  2

Stewart Barclay

Club:  Gateside Flycasters
Previous Caps:  3

Gregor Fleming

Club:  Bridge of Weir (Loch) AC
Previous Caps:  3

Ronnie Gilbert

Club:  Menteith Ospreys
Previous Caps:  12
Scottish National Champion 2008 and 2014, Brown Bowl and Silver Salver 2022

Scott Henderson

Club:  Glencoe FF

Derek Hessett

Club:  Gateside Flycasters
Previous Caps:  3
Silver Salver 2019

Brian Mackenzie

Club:  Neilston FF
Previous Caps:  5

Derek Marklow

Club:  Loanhead & District AC
Previous Caps:  2

Chris Mcallister

Club:  Lintrathen FF
Previous Caps:  3

Kevin McCabe

Club:  Change FF AC
Previous Caps:  12
Scottish National Champion 2013,  Phoenix Silver Salver 2011 and 2022

Martin McCafferty

Club:  Future FF
Previous Caps: 3

Allan McLachlan

Club:  Costa Ecosse
Previous Caps:  2
Scottish National Champion 2019

Mark Stephen

Club:  Stewarton AC
Previous Caps:  5

Manager - Derek Keenan

Club:  IBM Freshwater AC
Pevious Caps:  1
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