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SCOTTISH OPEN BOAT & ORKNEY OPEN BOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006

ORKNEY ISLANDS SEA ANGLING ASSOCIATION

48 anglers fished the championships over Thursday 14th, Friday 15th & Saturday 16th September 2006. A points system was again used to allow 'catch and release'. Five boats were involved: 'Charles Ann' owned and skippered by Harvey Groat; 'Girl Kilda' owned and skippered by Neil Matheson; 'Girl Mina' owned and skippered by Terry Todd & crewed by Graeme Adamson; 'Crombie' owned and skippered by Jim Donald & crewed by John Davidson; 'Welcome Home' owned by OISAA and skippered by Alistair Wallbank & Ronnie Tait, & crewed by Conran Flett.

Thursday, 14th September: Wet and foggy all day, with a light south easterly breeze. All boats steamed south to The Face, then Rora and one as far as The Berry, and the fishing was good with ling, lythe, cod, cuckoo wrasse, dabs, and L.S. dogfish.

Top Points: 1 Howard Foster (215) 2 (draw) Gus Mackenzie & Stevie Souter (191)

Heaviest Fish: 1 Roy Anderson (Cod 5.27kg) 2 Eoin Rendall (Cod 4.5kg)

Best Junior: Mark Laurenson

Total Number Fish = 759

Friday, 15th September: Fished as �Ling & Cod Only� day with tokens for these fish only. Foggy morning brightening later with a medium north west wind. Crombie tried north to the Hampshire and The Brough, Charles Ann went deep off Rora with others south to Rora and The Berry. Good catches again included ling, cod, with lythe, wrasse, grey gurnard , whiting and spurdogs also caught.

Top Points: 1 Clive Scott (256) 2 Howard Foster (226) 3 Carl Ferrier (161)

Heaviest Fish: 1 Jimmy Smith (Ling 5.3kg) 2 Hamish Holmes (Ling 4.75kg )

Best Junior: Mark Laurenson

Total Number Fish = 666

Saturday, 16th September: The mist cleared early but the very strong south south east winds gusting to 35-40kt making drifts too fast at times. All the boats went south to St. Johns Head and Rora, with Girl Kilda as far as The Snook. Catches were very good with big scores recorded.

Top Points: 1 Gus Mackenzie (331) 2 Jimmy Smith (177) 3 Kenny Laurenson (159)

Heaviest Fish: 1 Stuart Clee (Pollack 4.8kg) 2 Alan Davis (Ling 4.65kg)

Best Junior: Mark Laurenson

Total Number Fish = 851

OVERALL RESULTS

Top Points : Overall Champion - Kenny Laurenson ; 2nd Howard Foster ; 3rd John Scott

Overall Heaviest Fish: 1 Jimmy Smith (Ling 11lb 11oz); 2nd Roy Anderson (Cod 11lb 10oz)

3rd Stuart Clee (Pollack 10lb 9oz)

Best Lady Angler : Nikki Thompson

Best Junior: 1 Mark Laurenson 2 Paul Firth

Best Specimen Fish : Glynn Wright cuckoo wrasse ( 1lb 14oz - 62.5% of Scottish record)

Best Senior Angler : R. Graeme Forbes

Best Local Angler : Ali Clouston

Best Individual Basket : Gus Mackenzie (331 points) - Johnny Duncan Trophy

Best Skipper (over three days) : Harvey Groat (Charles Ann) - Dan Mackay Trophy

First 2-man team : John Scott & Clive Scott

First 4-man team : Jim Smith, Howard Foster, Joe Connolly & Robbie Robertson

Total Number of Qualifying Fish caught = 2276

ORKNEY PRIZES 2005 - 2006

Best Local Angler (6 days) : Ali Clouston - Scottish & Newcastle Brewers Cup

Best Local Angler (3 days) : Ali Clouston - W.E. Knight Cup

Best Individual Basket : Ali Clouston - David Goldsmith Quaich

Heaviest Fish : Gerry Wilson (12lb 5oz ling) - Whales Tooth trophy

Best Junior : Paul Firth - OISAA trophy

The boat skippers will receive a bottle of whisky as a thank you.

Colin Paterson representing C. J. Paterson Tackle Shop presented the prizes on Saturday evening. The Stromness Hotel followed this with a great carvery/buffet dinner and thanks must go to both for all their help again this year.

Photos on display have been donated by Billy Blance, Joe Connolly, Nikki Thomson & thank you all for posing!!

 

 

 

Roy and Eoin's Best Fish

Red Gurnard for Kenny

Joe Having Fun

Billy Catching

An old seadog or two!

Trickly Taking Photos In A Swell

Hamish

The Fishing Cousins

Dan Catching

Dougie Catching Too

Roy And Joe

Fishing Skipper Adding Up

Unloading

Weigh-in Time

Asking For Donations

Celebrations

Youth of Today

Tall Tails

Good Friends

Good Friends Too