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Double success for Cooper as club finishes season

By Staff Reporter

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Ray Cooper took prizes for the biggest fish and heaviest bag.
Ray Cooper took prizes for the biggest fish and heaviest bag.

A LOCH fishing competition, organised by The Bettyhill Angling Club, was held on Loch Badanloch.

The attendees were treated to a breakfast roll, cooked by Peter MacGregor in his motorhome, and consumed in heavy rain and wind, prior to them moving around the loch to fish.

The competition was open to members and invited guests of the club and although the weather was inclement to start, it improved later, and in-between the competitors moved to the Rimsdale Burn, at the suggestion of Harold Anderson, who has fished this area since his younger days.

His suggestion was correct, as fish were caught – and lost – at this location, but the weather was kinder and a good few hours were spent trying to land the elusive brown trout.

Back at The Bettyhill Hotel and the weigh in, it was quickly ascertained that Ray Cooper, who was a steward at the event, was the winner – not only of the biggest fish, but also the heaviest bag (total catch).

Ray was presented with supermarket vouchers as prizes and said that he was pleased to be a double winner and looked forward to the next season's competitions.

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