Scotland swept the board at the 2013 Bank Fly fishing international held at Lochter Fishery, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, securing team gold, the top individual award and the award for the longest fish.
Teams of six representing England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales spent a week of practice at the venue’s Heron and Osprey Lakes with the fishing being very consistent and challenging.
There were 155 fish caught on competition day, an impressive rod average 6.5 fish. After the morning session Scotland had a narrow lead over England with Wales and Ireland a little distance behind. A consistent team effort saw Scotland maintain their lead to secure the ‘Founding Nations Cup’.
Results: No.of Fish Placing score Total Fish Points
1st Scotland 56 100 53,740
2nd England 51 111 48,460
3rd Ireland 24 193 23,180
4th Wales 24 199 21,840
The Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishers were; Phil Dixon (captain), Howard Croston, Glenn Appleby, Rob Frame, Gordon Swain, Andy Taylor, Tim Gilchrist (reserve) and Alan Jenkins (Manager).
Individual Winner was Steve Corsar of Scotland with 12 fish – 8 Place Points – 10,920 Fish Points
Steve was 7th after the morning and 1st in the afternoon session.
Longest Fish: Alan Gilbert Scotland with a fish of 64 cms