2017 COMPETITION PROGRAMME 2017 LEADERBOARD


TOUGH CONDITIONS FOR MERKISTER CUP ON HARRAY LOCH.

With an improvement in water quality and light winds, there was much optimism around the car park before the off at 10am on Sunday, but it was very much misguided, with many anglers struggling for most of the day.
It was every boat bar one north of the Ess Holmes for the start, with a pretty even split of boats fishing the shallows while others were obviously trying the deep water drifts. For most of the day  there was plenty of activity with boats prospecting looking for fish that were feeding, but they were proving very hard to find.

Top Rod James Bews


Best basket of the day was weighed in by James Bews, his eight fish going 5lb 8ozs, a great effort on a tough shift, winning the Merkister Cup. James is on form at the moment, having taken top spot last weekend as well. Another angler going great guns is Norman Irvine, his basket of 6 fish for 4lb giving him the runners up position. Other respectable baskets included Raymond Miller with 6 for 3lb 12ozs, Thorfinn Muir with 6 for 3lb 11ozs and Malcolm Russell with 6 fish for 3lb 10ozs. Three anglers shared the heaviest fish prize, Alan Craigie, John Munson and Shane Stanger each had a fish at 1lb 1oz.
It would be fair to say that those who fished the deep water with fast sinking lines fared better on the whole, with Hulks, Cats and various mini lures mentioned in dispatches.
There's a weekend off next week for those not involved in the Intercounty which is fished over the two days, let's hope for an improvement in the fishing before then.
KK
                                                                                                                                       

   

                                                                                                                         


Date

04.06.2017

Venue

Harray

Names

Fish

Lb oz

Points

BEWS J 8 5 Lb. 08 oz 16
IRVINE N 6 4 Lb. 00½ oz 15
MILLER RAYMOND 6 3 Lb. 12¼ oz 14
MUIR THORFINN 6 3 Lb. 11¾ oz 13
RUSSELL M 6 3 Lb. 10½ oz 12
KENNEDY K 5 3 Lb. 07 oz 11
LESLIE S 5 3 Lb. 07 oz 11
MCCONNACHIE S 5 3 Lb. 05¾ oz 9
SUTHERLAND C 4 3 Lb. 03½ oz 8
MILLER H 4 3 Lb. 00½ oz 7
ADAMS J 4 2 Lb. 14¾ oz 6
CRAIGIE A 3 2 Lb. 11¼ oz 5
HUTCHEON I 4 2 Lb. 08½ oz 4
THOMAS B 4 2 Lb. 06 oz 3
STANGER S 3 2 Lb. 06 oz 2
MUNSON J 3 2 Lb. 03¼ oz 1
MORGAN A 3 2 Lb. 01¾ oz 1
MILLER LESLIE 3 2 Lb. 01 oz 1
WOOD S 2 1 Lb. 14¾ oz 1
RENDALL M 2 1 Lb. 07½ oz 1
WATT B 2 1 Lb. 06 oz 1
FOREMAN B 2 1 Lb. 03¼ oz 1
MACLEOD K 1 0 Lb. 13¼ oz 1
HARCUS MICK 1 0 Lb. 08½ oz 1
GRANT J 0 0 Lb. 00 oz 0
CHALMERS N 0 0 Lb. 00 oz 0
HARCUS JIM 0 0 Lb. 00 oz 0
BYERS R