OTFA Competition Anglers Celebrate The 2023 Season

Last Saturday night saw the OTFA members gather for their annual dinner and presentation, at Orkneys award winning and top fishing hotel, the Merkister. This is always a very enjoyable night and one to look forward to, with numbers attending actually up from 2022.
Following a sumptuous meal, the cups and prizes were awarded by Leslie Miller and handed out by Sally Miller. There were a few highlights, including Josh Tulloch winning the Zawadaski Cup for Juniors, the Intercounty away win in Shetland, and Sandy McConnachie and Jack Leslie leaving with armfuls of trophies with them winning the Fly Fisherman of the Year and Brodgar League respectively. Sandy also rounded off his excellent year by winning a place in the Scottish International team to fish in Ireland next season. The company then retired to the bar and continued their celebrations into the night.
Many thanks to Lorna, Jackie and all the staff at the Merkister for being perfect hosts, Leslie Miller and John Munson for arranging the prize giving on the night and to all those who turned out, it was good craic.

Ken Kennedy, Allan McConnachie, Jimmy Grant, Thorfinn Muir, Davie Summers, Leslie Millar,
Stuart Flett, Sandy McConnachie, Ian Hutcheon and
Jack Leslie

Sandy McConnachie OTFA Fly Fisherman of The Year
Jack Leslie Brodgar League Fisherman of the Year