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ANGLING : Kenny dives to top of the pile.

Byline: SILVER WILKIE

FORMER police frogman Kenny Miller didn't have to search the depths to produce the best bag in the latest heat of the Daily Record/ Tennents Champion of Champions competition.

Using two dry flies and a nymph on the tail, Kenny, of Glenmavis, near Airdrie, boated seven nice rainbows weighing 16lb 13oz at the Lake of Menteith.

His fine catch also helped his club, the Lochinch Angling Club B Team, into the semi- final of SANA Club Championships, which is also sponsored by the Daily Record and Tennents.

Kenny said: "When fish are turning away from the dry fly, it's always a good policy to put a nymph on the tail. This will fish about three feet down and quite often the trout which has rejected the dry will take the nymph."

Kenny's cast was a dry sedge with a Green Peter body on the top dropper and a dry sedge with an Invicta-type body on the second dropper.

The nymph was a Diawl Bach, a Welsh fly which has been doing particularly well on the Lake this season.

Boat partner Derek Sibson, of Edinburgh Alliance, was using a Sunburst mini- lure which was also drawing rainbows in for Kenny until he, too, changed to a floating line.

Kenny's tally was four on the drys and three on the nymph.

A total of 84 trout weighing 200lb 13oz were caught during the heat. The largest, a 3lb 8oz cracker, won a case of Tennents Lager for its captor, Alex Dewar, of Aberfeldy Angling Club.

RESULTS

CLUBS: 1, Lochinch AC `B', 11 trout for 26lb 6oz; 2, CIBA, 10 fish for 21lb 10oz; 3, Strathclyde Police `B', nine fish for 20lb 8oz.

INDIVIDUALS: 1, Kenny Miller, Lochinch AC `B', seven trout for 16lb 13oz; 2, Peter Wormald, CIBA, six trout for 13lb 7oz; 3, John Craig, Brechin AC, five trout for 13lb 5oz; 4. Alec Dewar, Aberfeldy AC, four trout for 11lb.

The line-up for Heat 12 is: A, B, C & D Angling Club, Army Angling Federation, Castle AC, Castlemilk & District AC, Dunfermline AC, Glasgow Telephones AC `A', Horrywood AC, Hurlford AC `B', Kilmarnock AC `A', Laurencekirk & District AC `A', Mauchline-Ballochmyle AC, North Berwick AC `A', Phoenix AC `A', Stanecastle AC, St Serf's AC `A', Troon AC `A', Vale of Leven AC `A' and St Fillan and Lochearnhead AC.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 2, 2002
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