The first leg of Scotland’s biggest prize fund coarse angling competition was won by Scottish internationalist Dave McAuley from Motherwell.

Dave drew peg 45 on The Square at Broom Fisheries and despite the previous night’s frost weighed in with a respectable bag of 12lb to clinch the overall winner’s prize for the day. Dave along with other section winners Peter Brown from Carlisle, John Callaghan from Glasgow, and Ewan Weed from Alloway, all get 10 points to carry forward to the next round.
The overall points winner at the end of the series will receive £500, courtesy of EPS, Workington, and the angler with the heaviest bag in the grand final will receive £1,000, courtesy of the Queensberry Arms Hotel, Annan. The total prize fund for the competition is in excess of £7,000, and includes one of the latest Preston Innovations space station seat box systems..
The next leg will be held at Broom Fisheries, Annan on May 11th.
Full details and results can be viewed at