A CRIEFF angler has been crowned Scottish Champion of Champions.
Peter Auchterlonie took the title for the second time after competing in the final test of the season last weekend at Lake of Menteith.
The St Fillans and Lochearn AC member made a catch of 14 fish, weighing in at 30lb 10 ounces. There were 60 anglers in the final, coming through from heats which saw around 800 entries in total.
Clear winner Peter demonstrated why he is a champion by landing twice as many fish as his nearest rival. He is only the second angler to have won the title twice. He was champion in 2007.
The 2010 Scottish national fly fishing champion has represented Scotland twice this year – in Orkney and at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire – coming second both times. He was also part of the gold medal-winning Scotland team at the Four Nations Home International in Wales, where he landed the heaviest fish to secure a Scottish victory.
Next year will see Peter represent Scotland for the 10th time at the 2012 internationals.
Last week Peter was presented with a personal development grant from Perth and Kinross Sports Council representative Helen MacDonald. He will use the money to help with travelling to competitions.
Councilor MacDonald said: “I am delighted for Peter. He is an outstanding fisher.
“Out of so many people this is a super achievement and something that we are all very proud of. He is at the top level of fishing.”