Scotland’s disabled anglers recorded a record fifth straight gold medal in the International Disabled Fly Fishing Association’s 35th Home International held at Eyebrook recently.
After trailing by 8oz after the first day of the competition, Team Scotland fished sinking lines and buzzers in the warm conditions along the dam area between the tower and Harrison’s Corner, where in the first hour the team got into the fish, and never looked back. In fact, six of the seven-man team caught their full, eight-fish limit, which helped to secure a comfortable victory, and give the team its fifth team gold in five years.
Team Scotland were Bill Barnes, captain, Willie Brash, Fraser Renwick, George Bell, Tony Lithgow, Jim Curry, Graham Steel, Reserve Colin Broadhead. Team Manager Wullie Leach and support from Neill Barrett.
: 1st Scotland – 81 fish for 142lb 15oz.
2nd England – 54 fish for 95lb 9oz.
3rd Ireland – 24 fish for 43lb 12oz
. 4th Wales – 24 fish for 43lb 1oz.
Top Individual was Stuart Hume England with 16 fish for 29lb 8oz.