Eunson Cup success for Sandy McConnachie

Top Rod Sandy McConnachie

It was great to see a good turnout of 31 anglers fishing for the Eunson Cup on the Loch of Swannay on Sunday 3rd July. Conditions on the day looked promising, with a moderate north-westerly breeze and good cloud cover. The loch fished pretty well for most anglers and in particular for Sandy McConnachie who secured the Eunson Cup with a fine basket of 13 trout for 9 lb 10 oz.  John Munson came second with 13 for 8 lb 6.75 oz; Ian Hutcheon 3rd with 12 for 8 lb 1.25 oz; Norman Irvine  4th with 10 for 7 lb 2.25 oz and Shane Stanger  5th with 12 for  7 lb 0.75 oz. A lot of the fish were feeding on daphnia in open water and a number of anglers recorded multiple hook ups. A trickle of sedges ensured that at least some of Swannay’s fish were looking up and invariably this included many of the better specimens caught.
There seemed to be two successful tactics on the day. Sandy and Ian did the business with DI5 and 5 Sweep lines and mainly black fly patterns including McCon’s Ace and a green tailed Loch Ordie. Others found good sport with high up lines and Hedgehogs in various hues. Swannay did not disappoint as far as numbers of fish was concerned, but the average size of fish caught was well below expectation and the heaviest on the day was only 1 lb 6.5 oz taken by Stuart Leslie.
Over to Hundland now for the re-scheduled Walter Lennie Cup on Tuesday 5th July and then onward to the very popular early morning Tommy Thomson Trophy on Harray on Sunday 10th.

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Sandy's Green tailed Loch Ordie and the Slimline Ace

                                                                                                                         


Date

03/07/2016

Venue

Swannay

Names

Fish

Lb oz

Points

MCCONNACHIE S 13 9 Lb. 10 oz 16
MUNSON J 13 8 Lb. 06¾ oz 15
HUTCHEON I 12 8 Lb. 01¼ oz 14
IRVINE N 10 7 Lb. 02¼ oz 13
STANGER S 12 7 Lb. 00¾ oz 12
LESLIE S 9 6 Lb. 13¼ oz 11
MORGAN A 9 6 Lb. 07¾ oz 10
GRANT J 11 6 Lb. 06¼ oz 9
MACLEOD K 9 6 Lb. 04¼ oz 8
ADAMS J 10 6 Lb. 02¾ oz 7
RUSSELL M 10 5 Lb. 10 oz 6
THOMAS B 7 5 Lb. 07½ oz 5
BEWS J 7 5 Lb. 00¼ oz 4
RENDALL M 7 4 Lb. 14 oz 3
CRAIGIE A 6 4 Lb. 06½ oz 2
ADAM K 6 4 Lb. 03 oz 1
WOOD S 7 4 Lb. 01½ oz 1
PHILLIPE 6 3 Lb. 11 oz 1
KENNEDY K 5 3 Lb. 11 oz 1
MILLER LESLIE 5 3 Lb. 11 oz 1
CHALMERS N 4 3 Lb. 00¾ oz 1
MUIR THORFINN 4 3 Lb. 00¼ oz 1
SHEARER A 5 2 Lb. 12¾ oz 1
THOMPSON BRIAN 4 2 Lb. 12¾ oz 1
HARCUS MICK 4 2 Lb. 10 oz 1
LEASK J 4 2 Lb. 07 oz 1
HARCUS JIM 3 2 Lb. 00½ oz 1
FOREMAN B 3 2 Lb. 00 oz 1
MOAR D 3 1 Lb. 09¾ oz 1
SUTHERLAND C 2 1 Lb. 06½ oz 1
REGNIER 2 1 Lb. 04¼ oz 1