2018 COMPETITION PROGRAMME 2018 LEADERBOARD


Bullen Cup

Top Rod - Sandy McConnachie

 

A chilly evening, bright, with a strong wind, in May, is not ideal conditions, and so it was always going to be a tough night on Harray, fishing for the Bullen Cup.
An amazing turnout of 30 anglers showed that whatever the weather, fly fisherman are always full of optimism. It would be safe to say that many anglers had lost that feeling by the time 10.30 pm came, it was a tough go.
A wee bit of shelter was what most boats sought at the 6.30pm start, with Ballarrat, Nistaben and most drifts on the east shore well populated. It wasn’t long until there were boats shifting station, a sure sign of little or no fish to be found there. It was a recurring theme for most of the night. There was though, a definite movement of fish in the last half hour, when the wind eased, those who made the most of this opportunity, scored.
Sandy McConnachie had the heaviest basket on the night with 9 fish for 6lb 13ozs, good angling in hard conditions, second was Stewy Leslie with 8 for 6lb 4ozs and third was Ian Hutcheon with 7 for 5lb 7ozs.Heaviest fish of the night was caught by Graham Adamson a superb Harray fish weighing 1lb. 70z. With this being the Bullen Cup, Kirkwall v Stromness, the cup goes to the angler with the heaviest basket in the side with the best aggregate which was Stromness with 14 fishing, weighing in 39lb 15ozs, averaging 2lb 13 q/2ozs, to Kirkwall’s, 16 fishing for 41lb 13ozs, averaging 2 lb 9 3/4ozs, so Stewy Leslie wins the Bullen Cup. To be fair, with the SANACC Scottish qualifier coming up on Sunday, no info was asked for from the successful anglers, but tight lines to all participating at the weekend.

KK


                                                         


Date

17.05.2018

Venue

Harray

Names

Fish

Lb oz

Points

MCCONNACHIE S 9 6 Lb. 13 oz 16
LESLIE S 8 6 Lb. 04 oz 15
HUTCHEON I 7 5 Lb. 07 oz 14
IRVINE N 7 5 Lb. 06½ oz 13
HARCUS JIM 7 4 Lb. 13¾ oz 12
ADAMSON G 5 4 Lb. 06½ oz 11
ADAMS J 7 4 Lb. 05½ oz 10
MACLEOD K 5 4 Lb. 03¾ oz 9
WOOD S 4 3 Lb. 07¼ oz 8
STANGER S 4 3 Lb. 06½ oz 7
KENNEDY K 5 3 Lb. 00¼ oz 6
MUNSON J 4 3 Lb. 00 oz 5
CHALMERS N 4 2 Lb. 15 oz 4
RENDALL M 3 2 Lb. 04½ oz 3
MILLER H 3 2 Lb. 04¼ oz 2
MUIR THORFINN 3 2 Lb. 02¼ oz 1
THOMAS B 3 2 Lb. 01½ oz 1
LEASK J 3 2 Lb. 00½ oz 1
CRAIGIE A 3 2 Lb. 00¼ oz 1
FOREMAN B 3 1 Lb. 11 oz 1
MORGAN A 2 1 Lb. 09¾ oz 1
MILLER LESLIE 2 1 Lb. 09 oz 1
SHEARER A 2 1 Lb. 07¾ oz 1
MILLER RAYMOND 1 1 Lb. 02 oz 1
BYERS R 1 0 Lb. 15 oz 1
SINCLAIR B 1 0 Lb. 13½ oz 1
SUTHERLAND C 1 0 Lb. 13 oz 1
RUSSELL M 1 0 Lb. 11¼ oz 1
MCCONNACHIE A 1 0 Lb. 10 oz 1
GRANT J 0 0 Lb. 00 oz 0
HARCUS MICK 0 0 Lb. 00 oz 0