St Columba’s pupil qualifies for Scottish Fly Fishing Team St Columba’s pupil qualifies for Scottish Fly Fishing Team
A Senior three pupil from St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, has won the Youth Fly Fishing International tournament for Scotland.  David Cruikshank gained his first U18... St Columba’s pupil qualifies for Scottish Fly Fishing Team

A Senior three pupil from St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, has won the Youth Fly Fishing International tournament for Scotland. 

David Cruikshank gained his first U18 Scotland cap in August when he attended the competition held at Draycote Water, Rugby.

The winners were decided based on total weight of fish caught during the 7-hour fishing session.

David beat his boat partner and Scotland won the overall event narrowly ahead of England, Wales and Ireland.


Photo: David Cruickshank Draycote

He was personally recognised at the event and out of all the anglers, he landed the heaviest fish winning him the Ian Jones Memorial Trophy on top of his Gold Medal.

This meant he also landed the heaviest fish for team Scotland winning the Stirling Council Trophy as well.

David has now qualified for the Scottish Youth International Fly Fishing Team for 2019 where he will win his second U18 International cap at only 15 years of age.

Back in August, David came in 6th place in the first leg of the Scottish National Championship which was held at Lake of Menteith The second leg was on Sunday 9th September at Carron Valley and following this, David remained in the top ten resulting in qualification for the 14-strong team next year.

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