This year’s SFSA Clyde & Western Region Junior Competition and Senior Event, fished on Sunday 24 August, attracted a total of 107 entries comprising 35 juniors and 72 seniors, many of whom had travelled from the north of England to compete in the competition sponsored by Tickers Tackle, Helensburgh. The fishing proved patchy in areas but a few decent bags were caught in this catch and release event. The fish consisted mainly of small codling with a mix of coalfish, pollack, mackerel, wrasse and a few dogfish thrown in for good measure.
The junior event was fished on a no size limit basis and was won by Darragh Maginniss (aged 13) with a bag of 55 fish, second spot went to last year’s winner Georgie Murdoch (aged 14) with 46 fish and third to Rob Lawrance (aged 8) with 30 fish. All juniors participating received quality prizes from the table which was kindly supported by Tickers Tackle of Helensburgh.
The ladies event was won by Lynz Burns with 5 fish, second place was Zoe Brooks with 4 fish and Claire Forbes in third with 3 fish.
In the senior event Planet Sea Fishing contributor Iain Graham secured top spot with a bag of 35 fish closely followed in second place by Craig Abbott with 32 fish and Scott McCartney with 25 fish continuing his recent run of good form taking third place. Zone winners were Craig Abbott and Iain Graham with the longest fish sweep going to David Murray with a dogfish of 60cm.
Winning Zone 1 was Craig Abbott on peg 50 with 991 points winning £100
Winning Zone 2 was Iain Graham on peg 69 with 1044 points winning £100
1st – IAIN GRAHAM ON PEG 69 WITH 35 FISH FOR 1044 POINTS WINNING £289.80
2nd – CRAIG ABBOTT ON PEG 50 WITH 32 FISH FOR 991 POINTS WINNING £161.00
3RD – SCOTT McCARTNEY ON PEG 70 WITH 25 FISH FOR 726 POINTS WINNING £128.80
1st – LYNDSAY BURNS WITH 5 FISH FOR 139 POINTS.
2ND – ZOE BROOKES WITH 4 FISH FOR 102 POINTS.
3RD – CLAIRE FORBES WITH 3 FISH FOR 96 POINTS.
1st – DARRAGH MAGINNIS AGE 13 WITH 55 FISH FOR 942 POINTS.
2ND – GEORGIE MURDOCH AGE 14 WITH 46 FISH FOR 927 POINTS
3RD – ROBB LAWRENCE AGE 8 WITH 30 FISH FOR 672 POINTS
4TH – AIMEE CLARK AGE 11 WITH 26 FISH FOR 631 POINTS.
LONGEST FISH WAS TAKEN BY DAVID MURRAY ON PEG 43 – LSD OF 60CM WINNING HIM £278.10