NOMAD UK National Rivers Championship 2000 - FINAL : 13th August.

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The NOMAD UK National Rivers Championship is the testing ground for The Scottish Rivers International Team and is sponsored by this local Tayside specialist clothing and tackle manufacturer. This year's final took place on 13th August from the Logierait Hotel on the River Tummel.

Franz Grimley winner of Event 4
Franz Grimley Winner of Event 4 being presented with
a Nomad UK Featherweight Waterproof Breathable Wading Vest


All four preliminaries and the final itself are held on the local River Tummel. River conditions vary greatly extending each and every competitor to guarantee a strong international team. Competition is strong, so is the camaraderie and so also is the respect shown to the wild trout and grayling caught with each fish being handled and returned to the water with greatest of care and minimum of touch. It is a very professional event and so are the fly fishermen taking part both as competitors and co-ordinators.

Nomad UK Nationa Rivers Championship

Climatic conditions in each of the four preliminary events were different but the standard of the fishing results was uniformally high promising a truly exciting final with no less than eight uncapped finalists, nine with two or three caps each and three with over six.


As an indication of the closeness of the results and size of bags: the heaviest fish caught so far was by George Caldwell (West of Scotland FD) - a magnificent Brown Trout of 58.5cms, never-the-less it was just not good enough to get George a place in the finals. In wishing George our commiserations (there is always another year) we also congratulate him on such a sterling effort and one that truly lays down the gauntlet to the finalists on the day. Well Done George !!

1999 Nomad UK National Rivers Champion - Edward Abbey
1999 Nomad UK National Rivers Champion - Edward Abbey
Collecting his prize and cup.

Winners of the four preliminary events :Neil Sinclair (Castle AC), Douglas Graham(West of Scotland AC), Dick Logan (Coldstream & District AA) and Franz Grimley (Dunkeld & Birnam) are joined by

Event 'A'



Event 'B


Jim Fairgreave

Edinburgh Breadalbane


Ian Bennet

Edinburgh Mechanised

Tom Campbell

Crown Fly Fishers


John Dunn

Pitlochry AC

Paul Buchanan

Ferranti AC


Ian Wilson

Clatto & Stratheden

Andy Walker

Pitlochry AC


Marcus Stuart

Leith Walton






Event 'C'



Event 'D'


Robert Irvine

Dreghorn AC


Edward Abbey

Melrose AA

Ron Glass

Kelso AA


Jake Harvey

St. Boswell's AA

David Chalmers

Lochgelly SRC


Grant Gibson

St.Boswell's AA

Ian Jones

Dunkeld & Birnam


Ian Runcie

Brechin AC

Morning of the Final 1999

Logierait Hotel is the venue for the meet. The competition's Saltire banner will be displayed for all to see. Although fly fishing is very much so an individual's sport and competitions even more so, please feel free to come along - watch and ask questions. You'll have the opportunity of seeing the best of Scotland's river anglers in action, each with a co-ordinator full of fishy knowledge most willing to divulge and you are most welcomed to attend.


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