Simmer Dim Fishing Competition Shetland 2018
28th June 2018
The Simmer Dim Fishing Competition was started 15 years ago to raise money for Cancer Support Charities. It involves an all-night fishing competition as near to the Summer Solstice as possible, taking advantage of Shetland’s 24 hour daylight at that time. This Annual competition is a fun event which this year attracted fishermen from the UK, Canada, Norway, Denmark & Spain The weather could not have been better for the 35 Anglers who took part and 97 fish were caught, weighing a total of 98lb 7ounces. Cooke Aquaculture Scotland and generous sponsors, together raised a record £15836 for Cancer Shetland, CLAN Shetland, and Macmillan Nurses. The results were as follows: Individuals- 1st Bobby Irvine, 18lb 6.5oz 2nd Regis Philippe, 10lb 9.75oz 3rd Billy Reid, 9lb 9.5oz Heaviest Fish- Regis Philippe, 4lb Pairs - 1st Billy Reid + Regis Philippe, 20lb 3oz 2nd James Sandison + Kevin Robertson, 16lb 5.5oz 3rd Douglas Lowe + Louis Duncan, 10lb 13.75oz Many thanks to all of the sponsors, those who made donations , and the Unst Community who do so much to make the competitors feel welcome. Special thanks must also go to all those behind the scenes who worked tirelessly to make this event the success that it was.