spring 2019 - SANACC

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spring 2019

Loch Internationals
Spring International
Grafham Water
10th May 2019

Scotland Team sponsored by
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Lake of Menteith
Angus Angling
The Cornerstone, Hoist and Access Services Ltd, M McKenzie Skip Hire,
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Spring International
Grafham, England - 10th May 2019

Match day at Grafham was fished in bright conditions with an occassional light breeze and areas of flat calm.  The practice days had been cold with bright days, windy days and days providing a mix of torrential rain and hail.

England ran out convincing winners with four of their team in the top ten (Tony Curtis 16 fish - 3rd; Kim Green 16 fish - 4th; John Horsey 13 fish - 5th and Tim Joyce 10 fish - 7th) which went a long way towards their total of 109 trout for 229lbs 2ozs.

Scotland were second with 84 trout for 184lbs 13ozs with their top rod being Keith Renton with 9 fish for 19lbs 13ozs.  Keith was 8th overall.  This was a good team performance by Scotland with 7 of their team in the top 20.  Derek Marklow was 13th with 8 fish;  Ronnie Gilbert was 14th with 8 fish;  captain Kevin McCabe was 15th with 7 fish;  Andrew Barrowman was 17th with 8 fish;  Grant Osler was 19th with 7 fish and Stuart McLean was 20th with 7 fish.  Captain Kevin McCabe had the heavest fish of the day that went to the scales at 5lbs 3ozs.

Wales were third with 78 fish for 163lbs 7ozs.  Their top rod rod Alan Banwell took the Brown Bowl with 17 trout for 33lbs 10ozs.  Ireland were fourth with 70 fish for 148lbs 15ozs.  Ireland's top rod was Nigel Greene with 17 trout for 33lbs 3ozs which put him in second place.
Alan Banwell, Wales receiving the Brown Bowl from IFFA President George Mackenzie
Keith Renton, Scotland receiving the Silver Salver
Kevin McCabe receiving the trophy for the heaviest fish
Keith Renton - Coldstream & District AA
7th - 9 trout for 19lbs 13ozs

Keith was drawn with Dewi Reece who won the toss and took them to Church Bay where they stayed for the day.  They had various drifts inside the bay and came out as far as R buoy. Keith started off with a fab and three nymphs on a 6ft slow tip and had one straght away.  He was soon 3 to 1 down and changed to a bung and steadily picked up fish.  When things went quiet he changed to a 5 sweep but returned to the bung and at the end of the session he had 9 trout and Dewi had 8.
Derek Marklow - Loanhead & District AC
13th - 8 fish for 17lbs 8ozs

Derek was drawn with Tony Curtis of England who won the toss and took them to Church Bay where they stayed all day working the bay and the two points.  Derek started off with nymphs on a 6ft tip and took a good fish.  After Tony had dropped 2 and picked up 4 on the bung Derek changed over to a bung and Tony picked up 2 while he was changing.  Tony finished with 16 trout and did nothing after 3pm. Derek picked up 7 on the bung to finish with 8
Ronnie Glbert - Menteith Ospreys
14th - 8 fish for 17lbs 3ozs

Ronnie was drawn with Darren Maguire of Ireland and having won the toss he opted to go to the area between C and K bouys.  He set up with fabs and nymphs on a 12ft fast tip.  Ronnie had 1 in that area and moved to G bouy which was unproductive.  They moved to Pylon Point where he picked up 7 straight lining buzzers.  They later tride G bouy before the end of the session.  Ronnie finished on 8 and Darren had 11.
Kevin McCabe (Captain) - Change FF AC
15th - 7 trout for 17lbs 1 ozs

Kevin was drawn with Shay Cash of Ireland and they agreed to start off at the area between C & K bouys.  They were not successful there and moved to Gaynes but finding the water to be dirty they moved to the area around G bouy where Kevin picked up a fish straight away on a 6ft tip and crunchers.  After dropping a couple of fish they moved to Church Bay and went to the back of the boats in the bay.  He picked up the heaviest fish of the day there (5lbs 3ozs) along with another 5.  Towards the end of the session they moved to the harbour area where Kevin dropped one.
Andrew Barrowman - Granite City FF
17th - 8 fish for 15lbs 9.5ozs

Andrew was drawn with Stuart Pickard of Wales who won the toss and opted to start at Church Bay.  Andrew fished three buzzers under a bung and took 6 fish there throughout most of the day.  About 2pm they moved out to open water where he picked up one pulling a blob on a 5 sweep.  They later returned to the bay where Andrew picked up his last fish to finish with 8.  
Spring International
10th May 2019

Scottish Team - Individual Positions
(For full result - www.iffa.net)
8thKeith RentonColdstream & District AA9913
13thDerek MarklowLoanhead & District AC8178
14thRonnie GilbertMenteith Ospreys8173
15thKevin McCabe(captain)Change FF AC7171
17thAndrew BarrowmanGranite City FF8159.5
19thGrant OslerFuture FF7152
20thStuart McLeanEast Kilbride AC71414
25thPeter CameronHousehillmuir FF5131.5
27thPaul GarnerAlba Orvis FF5123
32ndGreig DavieThalassa AC51014
38thMartin McCaffertyFuture FF4810
39thGregor FlemingBridge of Weir Loch AC489
40thAlan PorteousDounreay FFA488
47thJames KerrFirecats AC3513
Team Scotland - Spring International - Grafham

Back Row: George Mackenzie (IFFA President),  Keith Renton,  Derek Keenan (Manager),  Grant Osler,  Ronnie Gilbert,  Martin McCafferty,  Paul Garner,  Stuart McLean,  Greig Davie,  James Kerr and Ian Campbell (IFFA Secretary)
Front Row: Derek Marklow,  Kevin McCabe (Captain),  Peter Cameron,  Alan Porteous,  Andrew Barrowman and Gregor Fleming  
Kevin McCabe (Captain)

Club:  Change FF AC
Previous Caps:  10
Scottish National Champion 2013,  Phoenix Silver Salver Autumn 2011

Andrew Barrowman

Club:  Granite City FF

Peter Cameron

Club:  Househillmuir FF

Greig Davie

Club:  Thalassa AC
Previous Caps:  1

Gregor Fleming

Club:  Bridge of Weir (Loch) AC
Previous Caps:  1  

Paul Garner

Club:  Alba Orvis FF
Previous Caps:  5

Ronnie Gilbert

Club:  Menteith Ospreys
Previous Caps:  9
Scottish National Champion 2008 and 2014

James Kerr

Club:  Firecats AC

Derek Marklow

Club:  Loanhead & District AC

Martin McCafferty

Club:  Future FF
Previous Caps: 1

Stuart McLean

Club:  East Kilbride AC
Previous Caps:  4
Phoenix Silver Salver Spring 2017

Grant Osler

Club:  Future FF
Previous Caps:  1
Brown Bowl and Phoenix Silver Salver Autumn 2018

Alan Porteous

Club:  Dounreay FFA
Pevious Caps:  7
Phoenix Silver Salver Autumn 2010

Keith Renton

Club:  Coldstream & District AA
Previous Caps:  1

Manager - Derek Keenan

Club:  IBM Freshwater AC
Pevious Caps:  1
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