Anglers already planning for new season

THE TROUT fishing season has now finished but already the members of Shetland Anglers Association are planning for the new season.

They will hold a competitors meeting in the Burns Lane Clubrooms on Saturday 15th November at 7pm to discuss any changes that may be required to the 2009 programme of events.

The meeting will be followed by an informal presentation of prizes to this year’s competition winners.

Among those who are due to pick up prizes are Peter Laurenson for winning the Bank League and Bobby Irvine for the heaviest basket.

Billy Reid had a successful season and as a result has three trophies to collect – the Ronas Hill, the Midsummer and the Benston All Nighter.

Mark Sandison sneaks into the winner’s enclosure by collecting the Mitchell Cup for the best four baskets of the season.

In the spinning section, the prizes are well spread out. Stephen Johnson takes the Lamont Shield for the league and also the Manson Cup for the best four baskets.

Nathan Johnson did well in his first competitive season, winning four trophies, including the Jubilee Cup for the heaviest basket in any competition – fly or spin.

Derek Baines also has a couple of trophies to collect and once again Fraser Mackenzie takes the junior cup.

In the boat section Brian Watt was the man to beat and he will collect three trophies including the Harald Young Trophy for the heaviest Shetland rod in the annual inter-county match.

All anglers are welcome to what should be an enjoyable evening.


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