Alexander casts an impressive shadow over junior competitors

ALEXANDER Braithwaite-Exley took not just one but three junior titles earlier this month in the GWCT Scottish Game Fair fishing competitions.

Three days of glorious Perthshire sunshine ensured a record turnout at the Fair which was held from 1-3 July. Just under 37,000 visitors gathered in the grounds of Scone Palace on the banks of the River Tay to enjoy Scotland’s biggest game fair, many of them taking part in the varied fly casting competitions on offer or admiring the skills of the expert demonstrators at the Orvis Fly Casting Clinic. Fisherman’s Row welcomed thousands of fishermen and women who enjoyed searching for bargains in the many trade stands and tested and compared rods, reels and lines.  The fishing area is jointly sponsored by The Kenmore Hotel and Orvis UK.

Many people commented on the relaxed, happy atmosphere of the event which now looks to its 24th year of operation. Dates for the 2012 event are 29, 30 June and 1st July.

Fishing Competition WinnersThe fishing results were as follows:
 
SATURDAY 2 JULY
Trout Accuracy Orvis
1st Men’s           Jim Barclay
1st Lady             Wendy Mitchell
Best Junior         James Hek (Troon)

Trout Distance Orvis
1st Men’s           Mark Moss
1st Lady             Jennifer Grant
Best Junior         James Fairley (Houston)

Kenmore Salmon Distance
1st Men’s           John Hay
1st Lady             Allie Bremner (Melrose)
Best Junior         Kenneth Morrison (Lochinver)

SUNDAY 3 JULY
Trout Accuracy Orvis
1st Men’s           Grant Ostler (Auchtermuchty)
1st Lady             Mrs Helen Wilson (Ancrum)
Best Junior         Alexander Braithwaite-Exley (Cargill)

Trout Distance Orvis
1st Men’s           David Bonnington, Loanhead
Best Junior         Alexander Braithwaite-Exley (Cargill)

Kenmore Salmon Distance
1st Men’s           Gordon MacPherson (Perth)
1st Lady             Mrs M Braithwaite-Exley (Cargill)
Best Junior         Alexander Braithwaite-Exley (Cargill)

Kenmore Open Spey Casting Championship
Open Winner   Fraser Smith (Nairn)
1st Lady             Mrs Ally Bremner (Melrose)

GWCT Scottish Game Fair Challenge Trophy
Open Winner   B Clark (Bridge of Don)
1st Lady             Mrs Pamela Watson (Auchenmade)