Scotland held off a strong challenge from Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishers to claim victory in the fourth Bank International at Lochter Fishery, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on 23rd October to secure wins for team gold, top individual and longest fish in a clean sweep of all the prizes.
Teams of six representing each nation had been practising since the weekend at the superb Lochter Fishery using Heron and Osprey Lakes with the fishing being very consistent and challenging. 155 fish were caught in total on competition day, rod average 6.5 fish per rod and having good weather conditions during practice, and apart from the last hour it remained similar during competition day.
After the morning session Scotland had a narrow lead over England with Wales and Ireland a little distance behind. A consistent team effort saw Scotland maintain their lead to secure the ‘Founding Nations Cup’.
Lochter proved to be excellent hosts with superb facilities complimenting the close of the competition.
Results: No.of Fish Placing score Total Fish Points
1st Scotland 56 100 53,740
2nd England 51 111 48,460
3rd Ireland 24 193 23,180
4th Wales 24 199 21,840
The Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishers were; Phil Dixon (captain), Howard Croston, Glenn Appleby, Rob Frame, Gordon Swain, Andy Taylor, Tim Gilchrist (reserve) and Alan Jenkins (Manager).
Individual Winner was Steve Corsar of Scotland with 12 fish - 8 Place Points - 10,920 Fish Points
Steve was 7th after the morning and 1st in the afternoon session. Longest Fish: Alan Gilbert Scotland with a fish of 64 cms