2017 COMPETITION PROGRAMME 2017 LEADERBOARD


Hard day for some on Swannay Loch for Highland Park Trophy

Top Rod James Bews

 

26 anglers took to the Swannay Loch on a blustery Sunday 28th May in pursuit of the re-scheduled Highland Park Trophy. A fairly strong north-westerly wind prevailed for most of the day, but conditions remained overcast and I think most anglers were anticipating some good sport on the day. But generally, fish were hard to come by, and as always a few anglers cracked the case and were well rewarded. James Bews did best, with his fine basket of 12 fish for 7 lb 12.5 oz securing the trophy and 16 valuable points. Colin Sutherland came close behind with 10 for 7 lb 4.25 oz. Other good baskets included John Munson’s 10 for 7 lb and Sandy McConnachie’s 10 for 6 lb 12 oz. Heaviest fish, winning the Gordon Grant Memorial Trophy, tipped the scales at 1 lb 11.25 oz and was taken by Jimmy Grant. Successful tactics involved a degree of stone bouncing on the skerries and shorelines with intermediates and medium sinkers with the fast glass and 5 sweep widely  mentioned in despatches. As for flies, the Ace of Spades in its various guises contributed to many baskets  (no surprise there!!). Olive Hog, Black and Silver and Christmas Tree also received a mention.  As seems to the case on Swannay these days, purple patches make all the difference. I heard from several anglers who had next to nothing for long spells, and then proceeded to winkle out half a dozen or so on one drift. Others, including your correspondent are still waiting for the colour purple. Maybe the Salty Swamp on Tuesday night will see a change of fortune. Aye, that’ll be right!!     
MAR


   

                                                                                                                         


 

Date

30.04.2017

Venue

Swannay

Names

Fish

Lb oz

Points

BEWS J 12 7 Lb. 12½ oz 16
SUTHERLAND C 10 7 Lb. 04¼ oz 15
MUNSON J 10 7 Lb. 00 oz 14
MCCONNACHIE S 10 6 Lb. 12 oz 13
IRVINE N 9 6 Lb. 08¾ oz 12
LESLIE S 8 6 Lb. 08½ oz 11
STANGER S 9 6 Lb. 08 oz 10
GRANT J 8 6 Lb. 04¾ oz 9
MILLER LESLIE 8 5 Lb. 10½ oz 8
WATT B 7 5 Lb. 07¼ oz 7
ADAMS J 8 5 Lb. 07 oz 6
CRAIGIE A 7 4 Lb. 10 oz 5
RENDALL M 7 4 Lb. 08¾ oz 4
WOOD S 5 4 Lb. 05 oz 3
ADAM K 7 4 Lb. 01½ oz 2
HARCUS JIM 6 3 Lb. 11 oz 1
MILLER RAYMOND 5 3 Lb. 09¾ oz 1
RUSSELL M 5 3 Lb. 07¾ oz 1
MORGAN A 4 3 Lb. 05 oz 1
HUTCHEON I 4 3 Lb. 04¼ oz 1
MILLER H 4 2 Lb. 11½ oz 1
THOMAS B 3 2 Lb. 00 oz 1
BYERS R 2 1 Lb. 15½ oz 1
MACLEOD K 2 1 Lb. 09 oz 1
HARCUS MICK 2 1 Lb. 07¼ oz 1
CHALMERS N 1 1 Lb. 00¼ oz 1