An­gling com­pe­ti­tion nets char­ity haul

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

THE AN­NUAL In­ver­awe an­gling com­pe­ti­tion raised more money than ever for char­ity.

A to­tal of 17 com­peti­tors, mainly from Ar­gyll but with oth­ers from as far away as Jed­burgh and Stir­ling, took part on the Hy­dro and In­ver­awe lochs.

Lochgilp­head an­glers have al­ways been to the fore in the event, but this year the hon­ours went back to Oban with Brian Todd win­ning the In­ver­awe Fish­eries Shield with the heav­i­est bag of 17lbs 3ozs, fol­lowed by Al­lan Hendry of In­ver­aray with 16lbs 3ozs and Du­gald Mac Gilp of Lochgilp­head with 15lbs 10ozs.

The In­ver­awe Chal­lenge Shield for heav­i­est fish was won by Michael Slaven, Ar­rochar Tea­room, with a weight of 6lbs 9ozs.

This year his prize in­cluded a bot­tle of Talisker malt whisky, do­nated by An­drew MacDougall in mem­ory of Ross Bin­nie of Oban, a keen an­gler, con­tes­tant and friend of the In­ver­awe com­pe­ti­tion.

Boxes of hand-tied flies cre­ated by Gavin MacLean of Gana­van Sands were the most pop­u­lar prizes in the raf­fle.

Dur­ing Sun­day’s event, 59 fish were caught with a to­tal weight of 137lbs 13ozs.

‘We have raised more than £ 800 for Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port. The raf­fle alone raised more than £ 300,’ said Robert Camp­bell-Pre­ston, of In­ver­awe, who hosts the event.

Du­gald MacGilp, Brian Todd, Robert Camp­bell-Pre­ston, Michael Slaven and Al­lan Hendry.

Youngest com­peti­tor Anaru MacDougall from Oban and Wil­lie Hamil­ton at the weigh-in.

Oban’s Brian Todd, win­ner of the heav­i­est catch.

Du­gald MacGilp with his big fish.

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