Latest Whisky News - High spirits mark the end of the World Fly Fishing Championship 2009 - June 25th, 2009
Look at the end of the article to see the name of the people in the photos
25 June 2009, Dumgoyne: International sportspeople enjoyed a taste of Scotland’s famed hospitality, with a memorable Gala Dinner and prize presentations to celebrate the conclusion of the hugely successful 29th World Fly Fishing Championships, which took place around the Stirlingshire village of Drymen.
Sponsored by local distillery, Glengoyne, it was the first time the World Fly Fishing Champions has been held in the UK, with 27 teams and 177 international sportspeople taking part. Britain did exceptionally well, with the English team taking gold over all and Scotland securing a well-deserved third place. English team member, Iain Barr also received gold in the individual category.
Hosted by the event’s international organisers, Neil McCarry and Alberto Laidlaw and Glengoyne Distillery, the Gala Dinner Championship presentations were made by guests of honour, Richard Lochhead, MSP and FIPS-Mouche President, Paul Vekemans. As well as personalised bottles of Glengoyne Single Malt for the overall winners, each participant received and exclusive Limited Edition 10 Years Old bottle and tube marking the historic event.
The World Fly Fishing Championship showcased some of Scotland’s most famous and breathtaking fly fishing locations, including Lake of Menteith, Loch Leven, Loch Awe and Carron valley, as well as beats on the River Tay.
Glengoyne ‘The Real Taste of Malt’ is one of the leading premium malt whiskies in the world and has been distilled at Glengoyne distillery since 1833. It has recently released three new single cask malts in addition to the award-winning core range, which includes a single malt 10 Years Old, 12 Years Old cask strength, 17 Years Old and 21 Years Old.
List of the people involved in the photo above from the Fly Fishing World Championships 2009
001: The gold winning English team with Ian Macleod Distillers’ marketing director, Iain Weir (Left to right) John Horsey, Howard Croston, Ian Greenwood (English team manager), Baz Reece, Iain Barr (individual gold medallist), Iain Weir, Ian Macleod Distillers and Dave Parker.
002: Paul Vekemans, President of FIPS-Mouche presents English team manager Ian Greenwood, with the winning team salver
003: Bronze team winner, James Litster (Scotland team) with individual and team gold medallist, Iain Barr (England team) and Simon Cocker, Bronze team winner, (Scotland team)
004: Richard Lochhead, MSP presents a salver to Iain Barr, from the English team and individual gold medal winner.
005: World Fly Fishing Championship opened with a traditional toasting of the water by FIPS-Mouche President Paul Vekemans and Dr. Neil McCarry, international organiser of the event.
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