Clydesdale Cup

On Sunday 4th August, 15 fishers turned up at Harray for the second last competition of the season, The Clydesdale Cup.
From the site hut, some boats moved down the loch, some straight across and some up to try and find a starting drift at 1pm with the East South Easterly breeze at their backs. After about an hour the wind changed more to easterly drifting more across the loch then later it reverted back to east South easterly. Boats were moving around, possibly indicating that fish were being hard to find and weren’t playing ball. At one point, several were in Ballarat,trying to find fish on the skerries, some venturing up into Tenston. It seemed that boats staying on and returning to the start of a drift meant that fish were being caught, but this wasn’t the case.
For 4 fishers, the frustration and lack of fish being touched never mind caught was too much to bear as they left early and didn’t weigh in.
Although reasonable conditions for fishing, six hours is a long sit when you are not seeing fish. There was plenty of fly life on the surface but they weren’t interested in The Blackbird’s Fancy. For several who maintained the slog, 7pm couldn’t come soon enough.
At the weigh in where only 10 fishers weighed in, Willie MacDonald produced a 1lb 5 1/2 oz , Jack Leslie a 1lb 8oz, but heaviest fish of the day went to Jack’s boat partner Stuart Flett at 1lb 13 ½ ozs.
Basket wise in 3rd place was Stuart Flett with 8 fish for 7lbs 10 ozs, in 2nd place was Davie Summers with 9 for 7lbs 14 ½ ozs, but winner of the Clydesdale Cup was that man again, Jack Leslie with 11 fish for 10lbs 3 ½ ozs.
Next and last competition is the Any Loch Loganair Cup on Sunday 25th August 11am – 5pm.


Competition 8 -
Clydesdale Bank Cup







Lb oz


LESLIE J 11 10 Lb. 03½ oz 10
SUMMERS D 9 7 Lb. 14½ oz 9
FLETT S 8 7 Lb. 10 oz 8
SUMMERS G 5 5 Lb. 07 oz 7
MacDONALD W 4 3 Lb. 14½ oz 6
CAMERON D 3 3 Lb. 07 oz 5
BARNETT E 3 2 Lb. 15½ oz 4
MILLER P 2 1 Lb. 04½ oz 3
LEONARD S 1 1 Lb. 02½ oz 2
CHALMERS K 1 1 Lb. 01 oz 1


1. Monday 6th May Swannay. Thomson Cup for heaviest basket. Dowell Quaich for heaviest fish. 12 noon - 6pm. Weigh-in 6pm - 6.45pm at Site Hut.
2. Saturday 18th May Hundland for the Taffy Allan Trophy. 12 noon - 5pm.
Weigh-in 5pm - 5.45pm at Site Hut.
3. Saturday 1st June Harray for the Pomona Cup. 12 noon - 6pm.
Weigh-in 6pm - 7pm at the Pomona Inn.
4. Saturday 15th June Boardhouse for the Nick – Nick Trophy. 10am - 4pm.
Weigh-in 4pm - 4.45pm at the Site Hut.
5. Friday 21st June Harray for the Wm Shearer Plate. 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
Weigh-in 10.30pm – 11.15 pm at the Site Hut.
6. Sunday 7th July Boardhouse for the Barony Cup. 12 noon - 6pm.
Weigh-in 6pm - 6.45pm at the Barony Hotel.
7. Sunday 21st July Harray for the Miller Cup. 9am - 3pm.
Weigh-in 3pm - 3.45pm at the Site Hut.
8. Sunday 4th August Harray for the Clydesdale Bank Cup. 1.00pm - 7pm.
Weigh-in 7pm - 7.45pm at the Site Hut.
9. Sunday 25th August Any Loch for the Loganair Cup. 11am - 5pm.
Weigh-in 5pm - 6pm at the Harray Site Hut.

Note: An 11 inch limit will apply for all the seasons Brodgar League competitions.

Cancelled Competitions - In the event of any Brodgar League competition having to be cancelled the next available date below shall apply. Saturday 25th May; Sunday 23rd June; Friday 28th June (Evening); Saturday 27th July; Sunday 18th August; Sunday 1st September.