Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships on Islay

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.

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islayfisher

Saturday, 31 January 2009
Ron Was hearing from the guys at Port Ellen Angling Club that the website for the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships is now up and running and can be found on the attached link. I see that on the welcome page the have used one of my photos from our 2007 trip where I photographed my fiends fishing in the boat on Loch Skerrols. This will be one of the practice venues. Best wishes Brian http://www.commonwealthflyfishingscotland.com/

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ron

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Thanks Brian, I have just written a new post about this on the blog. More info at: Fly Fishing Islay 2009. I assume you will be there as well?

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I'd rather be on Islay :-)

islayfisher

Saturday, 31 January 2009
Not at that time Ron as not quite proficient to make the Scotland Team! Just to clarify this is an International Event and you cannot enter you need to be picked by your country. We are there for our annual visit from 30th May to 6th June and already looking forward to that. Brian

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ron

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Alright, thanks for the info. I am aware that it's an international event but I somehow thought that there was an open competition as well due to the fact that they have entry forms on their website.

You have a good timing for your trip! Just before the championships start! Don't forget to leave some brownies for the competition ;-)

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I'd rather be on Islay :-)