Commonwealth Fly Fishing Islay Scotland 15-19 June 2009

Teams from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, New Zealand and South Africa with compete for the championship, which was previously won by the Scottish Team in New Zealand. Events will be held in June at Loch Gorm, Loch Kinnabus, Finlaggan and Ballygrant.

The event which is completely catch and release format with the actual competition being over 3 days both bank fishing and drifting boat fishing. In the week following these championships the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships will be held on Loch Gorm Islay.

StormCats were a part sponsor of the Commonwealth fly fishing competition on the Island of Islay this June.

StormCats provided 4 boats.
2 x NEW StormAnglers and also 2 x StormFishers which are a year old provided by Jim McHarrie islay-boathire.islayinfo.com (who has 2 x StormFishers for hire for fly fishing on Loch Gorm on Islay)
The weather conditions were windy and wet, typical unpredictable Scottish weather and this was a challenge to many of the Anglers.

Scotland won the competition with a total off 227 fish
England took second place with a total off 190 fish
Australia were third with a total off 134 fish

Islay is recognised as having a place in the International fishing map, we have also attached a photo of the winning team. Well done Boys

The photos attached were off the StormCats being used during the competition


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