2023 AGM Competitions and Entertainment Report

With the covid years hopefully a distant memory, normal service resumed for the 2022 season with 14 competitions on the cards. It was a great relief to get back to some sort of normality, even though it was no normal season.
The local competitions proved to be exciting from the start, with lots of stand out performances. the first five comps going to different anglers and twelve 12 comps in total getting different winners. With only two anglers managing to get double wins, which goes to show the depth of talent we have in Orkney. But constancy is king and a well deserved fisherman of the year went to double winner Ian Hutcheon. With a haul of 124 points, 12 clear of second placed Stewart Leslie. Some excellent fishing considering the conditions were less than favorable.
The South competitions once again were tough going, with neither team managing to progress down to the final at Rutland water. But congratulations must be made to John Munson for reaching the sannac final at Menteith, flying the flag for Orkney fishermen.
Positive notes are that the single angler rule has been fully embraced, and hasn't put many anglers off competing. And the quick decision making on canceling comps due to wind, has had good praise.
I would also like to thank John and his team at the Merkister for their hard work on presentation night. Good food and drink had by all. Even some turned up a day early lol. And a hat tip to all the organizers who go that step further in making it a very enjoyable league to be part of.
Tight lines for 2023 folks

Allan McConnachie Vice Presedent