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autumn 2019

Loch Internationals
Autumn International
Lake of Menteith, Scotland
20th September 2019

Scotland Team sponsored by
7plus7 Construction
Lake of Menteith
Angus Angling
The Cornerstone, Hoist and Access Services Ltd, M McKenzie Skip Hire,
Jewson, Magnet Trade, Avance Construction and St Andrews Timber & Building Supplies.

Autumn International - Lake of Menteith - 20th September

Ireland netted 109 fish in the Autumn Internatonal at the Lake of Menteith to run out convincing winners.  Wales were 5 fish behind in second with 104 with Scotland taking third with 94 and England in fourth with 92.

It was a hard day at the Lake with the competitors having to combat a flat calm and a coudless sky.  Top individual rod and winner of the Brown Bowl was Arden Pollock of Ireland with 15 trout for 32lbs 7ozs.  This was Arden's second Brown Bowl having been the joint winner in 2008.  Derek Hessett of Scotland was second with 14 trout for 31lbs 11.5ozs.  Mike Williams of Wales was third with 14 trout for 28lbs 7.3ozs and Mark Stephen of Scotland was fourth with 11 trout for 26lbs 2.2ozs.

The heaviest fish of the day was caught by Neill Barrett of Scotland and went to the scales at 4lbs 9.4ozs
Arden Pollock receiving the Brown Bowl from IFFA President George Mackenzie
Derek Hesset receiving the Silver Salver from IFFA President George Mackenzie
Neill Barrett receiving the heaviest fish trophy
Best Boatman - Scott Robertson
Derek Hessett weighing-in
Derek Hessett
Second overall and Scotland's top rod

I was drawn with Mike Lightfoot of England and he agreed to give me the engine. I started with a buzzer tip line, fab and cormorants.  We started our day at the reeds in front of the hotel where we both had offers. I got smashed and didn’t manage to boat any fish there. From Hotel Bay we went to Gateside to find my team mates and to see if it was better there. Things were very slow and I soon found out that the Lake was fishing hard as a result of the bright sun and flat calm.
We then moved to Sam’s point as I seen fish getting caught there. I dropped a few fish and Mike landed one.

At 1 o’clock I had no fish in the boat and decided to go back to the reeds in front of the hotel.  There were no boats at the reeds but I was positive the fish would still be there.  I changed to a Rio 6ft Tip and stuck with the same cast. I had 4 fish in four casts.  Between 1.15pm and 6pm I had 14 and mike landed another 1.
Top Row: George Mackenzie (IFFA President) Graeme Lynch  Jim Twaddle  Mike Willis  Derek Pozzi David Wales  Sean McCaffrey  Allan Smith Ian Campbell (IFFA Secretary)
Seated:  Derek Keenan (manager)  Neill Barrett  Scott Aitken  Mark Stephen (captain)  Allan McLachlan  Campbell Cree  Derek Hessett Andy Dunn   
Autumn International
20th September 2019 - Lake of Menteith

Scottish Team
Individual Results
2ndDerek HessettGateside Flycasters143111.5
4thMark Stephen (captain)Stewarton AC11262.2
19thDavid WalesSelect FF8199.2
20thAndy DunnChange FF AC8196.9
21stDerek PozziThalassa AC8196.5
29thNeill BarrettGilmerton FFC61613.4
30thMike WillisBridge of Allan 76 AC7165.7
34thGraeme LynchTeam Flybox6151.8
37thAllan MclachlanCosta Ecosse51315.2
41stSean McCaffreyNorth Shetland FF61312.3
43rdCampbell CreeRainbow Warriors AC6138.7
46thScott AitkenTartan Tyers FF5125.1
54thJim TwaddleCaurnie AC258.3
55thAllan SmithKinross AC256.3

Mark Stephen (Captain)

Club:  Stewarton AC
Previous Caps:  3

Scott Aitken

Club:  Tartan Tyers FF

Neill Barrett

Club:  Gilmerton FFC
Previous Caps:  2

Campbell Cree

Club:  Rainbow Warriors AC

Andy Dunn

Club:  Change FF AC
Previous Caps:  8  
Phoenix Silver Salver Spring 2018

Derek Hessett

Club:  Gateside Flycasters
Previous Caps:  1

Graeme Lynch

Club:  Team Flybox
Previous Caps:   1

Sean McCaffrey

Club:  North Shetland FF
Previous Caps:  1

Allan McLachlan

Club:  Costa Ecosse

Derek Pozzi

Club:  Thalassa AC
Previous Caps:  4
2018 Scottish National Champion

Allan Smith

Club:  Kinross AC
Previous Caps:  8
Phoenix Silver Salver 2015

Jim Twaddle

Club:  Caurnie AC

David Wales

Club:  Select FF

Previous Caps:  1

Mike Willis

Club:  Bridge of Allan 76 AC

Previous Caps:  1

Manager - Derek Keenan

Club:  IBM Freshwater AC
Pevious Caps:  1
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