Over 80 anglers compete in Scott McNicol memorial shore event

Stuart McNicol second from the right hands over a cheque for �2,673. 59p to Mike Horn, President of the S.F.S.A. Also pictured are Bob Drennan, committee, David Little, Committee, Lindsay Wilson, Junior Coach S.F.S.A., Daragh, Junior International, Ruth McNicol and Georgie, Junior International. As this photograph was being taken, a further two donations came in to raise the sum to �3,000, all proceeds go towards the development os the Scottish Junior and Youth International teams.
Stuart McNicol second from the right hands over a cheque for �2,673. 59p to Mike Horn, President of the S.F.S.A. Also pictured are Bob Drennan, committee, David Little, Committee, Lindsay Wilson, Junior Coach S.F.S.A., Daragh, Junior International, Ruth McNicol and Georgie, Junior International. As this photograph was being taken, a further two donations came in to raise the sum to �3,000, all proceeds go towards the development os the Scottish Junior and Youth International teams.

Over 80 anglers from all over Scotland and Northern England fished the second Scott McNicol memorial shore competition last Saturday.

Registration was at Monty’s Bar, Castle Douglas, main sponsor for the event.

The weather conditions were not the best and all anglers opted for sheltered waters but there was still plenty of fish around.

Coming to the scales was a mixture of conger eel, thornback ray, coddling, whiting, dog fish and flounder.

Taking the heavy bag weight with 35lb was Stuart Cresswell but the main honours of the day went to Scottish Youth Internationalist Adam Scholes from Girvan.

Adam landed a conger eel weighing in at 13lb to claim this year’s Scott McNicol memorial trophy.

The day culminated with a get together at Monty’s Bar for a raffle and auction.

The raffle table was extensive to say the least and took an hour to complete, the organisers would like to thank all individuals and businesses for donating prizes and helping to make it such a success.

The auction was for one of Scott’s personal fishing rods, the rod that took him to junior, youth and senior gold on the International circuit.

The winning bid came in at £550 and when added to the proceeds of the day, a staggering £3,000 was raised for the Scottish junior and youth international shore squads.

The evening closed with Stuart McNicol, Scott’s father expressing his thanks to all who helped make the day a great success with a massive thank you to the anglers who braved the elements in the respectful memory of a fellow angler.