The Scotsman reported this morning about the World Championships for anglers which will be held in Scotland this year, from june 5-12. Anglers from all over the world from around 25 countries will be competing for becoming the best angling team in the world. These Championships will be held at the Lake of Menteith, Carron Valley, Loch Awe, Loch Leven and the River Tay. Around 25 teams will compete in the event which is completely catch and release format with the actual competition being over 3 days both bank fishing and drifting boat fishing. In the week following these championships the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships will be held on Loch Gorm Islay and, I'm not sure about that, some other lochs too. Dates are from the 15th to the 21st of June. A quote from the article:
It will be the opportunity of a lifetime to watch and maybe learn how these top rods perform with the added incentive that Scotland could possibly become world champions on home territory. Later in the month, over on the Isle of Islay, it is the turn of the Commonwealth team to do Scotland proud. The team are going for a unique record of winning the championships for the third consecutive time. Only England and Australia have ever won it back-to-back. To do it in Scotland would be the icing on the cake for the squad. The competition waters are the same as the European championships last held on the island in 2003 which include the world famous Loch Gorm.
The Port Ellen Angling Club will help with this event and I can recommend a further reading on their website for more information on the championships. More on Islay fishing on the Islay Info website, on the Port Ellen Angling Club website and on Brian Turner's pages.