Please could all clubs supply us with provisional or firm dates for 2022 as soon as possible as we will be confirming dates from November.
Scottish Youth Qualifyer for International at Loch Lene Ireland 2022
In total 20 youths took part to fill the vacant places available within the Scottish Youth Team heading to Loch Lene in Ireland 2022. Conditions on the day were flat calm with light drizzle all day which proved tough for even the experienced anglers. Although most of the youths taking part had little or no boat experience and had rarely fished a water as big as the Lake, a total of 37 fish for 88lbs was caught, the biggest fish being 4lb 11oz caught by Cammy Craik (holding the cup). There were 6 places available on the day to join the current team – see below. Top rod on the day was Ryan Taylor (on RHS below) from Aberdeen who fished mostly at the cages with sinking line and a booby on the tail of his cast. Ryan was awarded with the best new comer trophy and the David Bell memorial trophy. Other qualifiers were Jake Hummes, Sam Harrison, Cammy Craik, Kian Riley and Cameron Kelly. The Youth committee would like to thank all the boatman for giving up their time and their continued support for the Youth Team.
Huge thanks to James Litster for his managerial input in the day and to Alisdair Mair for his efforts every Tuesday night during the season and for many years – with the Lakes Young Persons Fishing Club aka the Cormorants (results posted tomorrow).
Tomorrow morning first thing the rope gets taken off Gateside Bay giving access to all 750 acres of the Lake and the big fish that lurk around the pens in that Bay.