Caithness Open Boat Competition 2010

by David Proudfoot

Anglers fishing the Caithness Open Boat competition enjoyed excellent fishing and two glorious days of clam, sunny weather.

The event, fished a species system, was closely contested due to the strong entry field and after the second day local angler Derek Yuille emerged victorious being the only angler with the maximum 200%. Derek teamed up with second placed David Proudfoot to lift team title. Gus Mackenzie from Inverness finished in third spot and Edinburgh’s Stevie Burns and Billy Murray were runners up in the pairs.

A total of seventeen species were landed during the competition and while the event was catch and release among the fish weighed on board were cod over 10lb, ling topping 15lb and spurdogs in the low teens.

Derek hooked a double figure spur on the first day which was followed to the surface by a larger spurdog estimated at over 20lb.

The skippers and crew on board the Silverline and Stormdrift were kept busy marking score cards and the anglers all appreciated their efforts during the event.

The competition will be run to the same points system next year with additional boat places available.

Full results are available here –

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