The Scottish Youth Team Win the International at Menteith

Youth Anglers

The Scottish team landed gold in the 2015 Youth International at the Lake of Menteith on the 5th of August. The International Youth Fishing Team, coached by Arthur Wilkie, used home advantage to good effect.

With lots of fish moving on the surface in overcast conditions with light winds and occasional showers dry fly proved to be the most effective method for the conditions.

Youth anglers celebrate with a dip

Celebrating their win members of the team chose to joined the fish leaping fearlessly into the chill waters of the Lake - the enthusiasm of youth for you. Complements to Paul Barr for the photograph.

Competitors killed their first 2 fish and thereafter were awarded 2lbs for each fish returned.

Scotland finished with 54 fish for a total weight of 124lbs 12ozs.

Wales finished second with 38 fish for 89lbs 12oz. Ireland were third with 35 fish for 87lbs 1oz.

England were fourth, also with 35 fish for 82lbs 7ozs.

The total catch by the 56 anglers was 162 fish of average weight 2lbs 11oz. Top rod was Blaine O'Donnell of Scotland with 8 fish for 17lbs 4ozs. The heaviest fish was a cracking rainbow of 7lbs 1ozs caught by Jac Davie of Wales.

Well done to all of those who competed and especially to the Scottish Youth team for a magnificent effort.