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:
1st Bobby Irvine, 18lb 6.5oz
2nd Regis Philippe, 10lb 9.75oz
3rd Billy Reid, 9lb 9.5oz
Regis Philippe, 4lb
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.