Wednesday, 10 June 2015

OTFA / AFYD Junior Competition – Round 1 ( 29th May2015)




With a strong wind from the west, the young anglers spread along the Westquoy shore, James on the fly and Jack, Ieuan and Thomas on torpedo floats and flies or bubble and bait. The unusually high water level of the loch made it quite difficult to reach the fish holding areas but quite early Thomas had the first Kirbister trout in the bag, followed shortly by Ieuan and for a while, it looked as if last year’s battle between the two was going to repeat itself…
Further into the competition, Thomas managed to hook another fish and the prospects looked promising… Could this little brown trout seal his victory?
DSCF4143That was without counting on James’ tenacity and perseverance, and of course, technique with the fly-rod; in the second half, two trout fell for James’ Penells and came back level with Thomas.
Jim Erskine blew the final whistle and by just looking at the two potential winners’ baskets of two fish, there wasn’t much in it and accurate scales would definitely be required…
And it was James who was crowned Stronsay overall winner with the heaviest basket (1lb 3 1/4oz).
By that time, the second round involving the Kirkwall Grammar School pupils, had not taken place and the names of the overall section winners (Junior Bait / Junior Fly / Senior Bait / Senior Fly) couldn’t be announced yet.
The Stronsay youngsters and organisers are very grateful to the OTFA for their support in helping finance the trip and would like to thank WS Sinclair, Stockans and especially the Windwick family for their very generous donation towards the prizes.
Stronsay results 2015
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