Scottish Sea Farms supports angling competition –

Scottish Sea Farms supports angling competition Published:  12 June, 2013

Scottish Sea Farms has pledged to continue its support of the Lairg Angling Club’s annual Shin Open fishing competition for the next three years, worth almost £2,000. Scottish Sea Farms has supported the event since 2011 and it continues to grow with both local and visitor support.

The sponsorship support is used to provide trophies and prize money for the competitors and also helps with the annual running costs. The club is delighted with the ongoing support and says that it allows them to attract fishermen from across the UK to the competition. Winners from previous years have come from Lairg, Kinlochleven, Mallaig, Fort William, Forres, Barbaraville and Wiltshire.

Lairg Angling Club was formed in 1960 and is based on the banks of Loch Shin, the largest freshwater loch in Sutherland at 17 miles long. The loch attracts anglers looking for trout fly fishing from both the bank and boats.

Dougie Macdonald from Scottish Sea Farms at Loch Shin and angling club member, said: “It’s great that we are able to support this annual competition for another three years. We all work hard in this area to protect the fishing environment on Loch Shin and recognise how important it is to support each other. I am sure that this year’s competition will be a great day.”

The Scottish Sea Farms ‘£100 Note Trophy’ will be presented for the Best Catch of the Day along with a £100 note, and the Scottish Sea Farms ‘Biggest Fish of the Day Trophy’ will be awarded along with a £50 note. There is also a consolation prize for the ‘Poorest Catch’ or ‘None Caught’ on the day.