Coll Fishing Competitions

Coll has two annually run fishing competitions...


The Fishing Competition

2019 Fishing competition is to be held on the 22nd July weather permitting.
The fishing competition was started in the early 1970's as a way to allow the fishermen of Coll to compete for the position of best fisherman while engaging with visitors to the island. Rules were written to include having to have a visitor as part of a three person crew to give them an unforgettable memory of Coll to take away with them and also to handicap the locals who would have to contend with the fishing inept.
The fishing competition became an annual event, trophies and prizes were gradually acquired for the top three boats and also for adults and children who fished off the pier.
In 1990s the best dressed boat was introduced, boats sporting their appropriate/inappropriate apparel parade in front of the assembled crowd on the middle pier while being judged for the prize which included a massive bottle of whisky, an incentive if ever there was one!
The after competition events also progressed and there is now teas and coffees on the pier during the event followed by a prize giving ceilidh and raffle held at the village hall at the weekend following the competition.

East-end Fishing Competition

The 2019 East End fishing competition is to be held on the 4th August weather permitting. In the 1990's another fishing competition was started up based at Bousd and running out of Cornaig bay. The east end competition is altogether more lawless with no official rules so fishing can be from boats or the nearby shore. Trophy's are presented for heaviest total catch, heaviest ladies fish and heaviest overall fish.


For both competitions

Events, rules, pictures and more details on the competitions are available at: https://www.facebook.com/isleofcollfishingcompetition

East-end Fishing Competition

The 2019 East End fishing competition is to be held on the 4th August weather permitting. In the 1990's another fishing competition was started up based at Bousd and running out of Cornaig bay. The east end competition is altogether more lawless with no official rules so fishing can be from boats or the nearby shore. Trophy's are presented for heaviest total catch, heaviest ladies fish and heaviest overall fish.


For both competitions

Events, rules, pictures and more details on the competitions are available at: https://www.facebook.com/isleofcollfishingcompetition