Norm Hogs the Walter Lennie Cup on Hundland

Top Rod Norman Irvine

Tuesday 5th July saw the re-scheduled Walter Lennie Cup competition taking place on the Loch of Hundland. Weather wise, it was a much improved evening from the original 19th May date, and a comparatively low turnout of 24 anglers took to the loch with the expectation of some sport. Starting point for many was up in the top left corner, but boats gradually dispersed around the loch’s shoreline in search of feeding fish and weed free areas. It was the margins that produced most of the top baskets, and surprise, surprise, Hedgehogs in various hues accounted for the bulk of fish caught, and the old classic, Blue Zulu, was also mentioned in dispatches. Norman Irvine secured the Walter Lennie Cup with a fine basket of 8 fish for 6 lb 9.25 oz taken from the bottom shore, with Hogs in shades of orange and fiery brown, on his slime line. Norman also took the heaviest fish, a fine 1 lb 12.5 oz specimen. Other top baskets included 9 for 6 lb 8 oz for Brian Foreman;  5 for 5 lb 7.5 oz for Stuart Leslie and 8 for 5 lb 1.5 oz for James Harcus. James’s catch was particularly noteworthy as seven of his fish were taken “under oar”. A sheared pin, and rapidly disappearing propeller ensured that James’s boat partner resorted to the oars for most of the night. If anyone is looking for a strong armed gillie for a low carbon day afloat it is recommended they contact W.S.Sinclair’s tackle shop in Stromness to arrange.   
The final SANACC semi, fished on the Lake of Menteith on Friday 1st July, saw Stuart Leslie and Malcolm Russell qualify for the National Final on the Lake on 10th September. They join Sandy McConnachie who qualified on Lintrathen earlier, and the OTFA wish all three finalists the best of luck in this prestigious event.   
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Date

19/05/2016

Venue

Hundland

Names

Fish

Lb oz

Points

IRVINE N 8 6 Lb. 09¼ oz 16
FOREMAN B 9 6 Lb. 08 oz 15
LESLIE S 5 5 Lb. 07½ oz 14
HARCUS JIM 8 5 Lb. 01½ oz 13
THOMPSON BRIAN 8 4 Lb. 01 oz 12
RUSSELL M 5 3 Lb. 13½ oz 11
HUTCHEON I 4 3 Lb. 07¼ oz 10
MACLEOD K 5 3 Lb. 03½ oz 9
GRANT J 4 3 Lb. 02 oz 8
THOMAS B 4 3 Lb. 01½ oz 7
MUNSON J 5 3 Lb. 00¼ oz 6
MCCONNACHIE S 4 2 Lb. 14½ oz 5
MUIR KEVIN 3 2 Lb. 13 oz 4
HARCUS MICK 2 2 Lb. 00¼ oz 3
MORGAN A 2 1 Lb. 13 oz 2
ADAMS J 3 1 Lb. 11½ oz 1
WOOD S 3 1 Lb. 10¾ oz 1
PHILLIPE 3 1 Lb. 10 oz 1
OLIVER 1 1 Lb. 00 oz 1
RENDALL M 1 0 Lb. 75 oz 1
SUTHERLAND C 2 0 Lb. 14¾ oz 1
MILLER LESLIE 1 0 Lb. 14¾ oz 1
CHALMERS N 1 0 Lb. 07¾ oz 1
STANGER S 1 0 Lb. 06 oz 1
MOAR D 0 0 Lb. 00 oz