Andrew Flinn of The Kenmore Hotel presenting the gallon bottle of whisky to Gordon Nichol (on the right of the photograph). Photograph taken by Roy Summers. Again please click on it to see it larger size.
Pitlochry Angling Club committee member Gordon Nichol won the Mactaggart Kenmore Trophy this year with his splendid opening day 21 pounder from Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat - see previous post for more details. This trophy is awarded annually to the angler catching and releasing the biggest properly witnessed fish of the opening day anywhere on the Tay system. The winner often has to rush from the river at short notice to attend the celebratory opening day gala dinner and charity auction at The Kenmore Hotel as a guest to be presented with the trophy and an accompanying gallon bottle of Dewar’s whisky. 120 people attended this year’s dinner and Andrew Flinn of The Kenmore Hotel made the presentation. The following auction raised the wonderful total of over £92,000 for the following excellent charities - Angling for Youth Development (AFYD), The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), The Nicola Murray Foundation (ovarian cancer) and Sarah’s Promise.