The competition at Burrator on Saturday 15th June was cancelled because of the poor weather forecast. I had already bought my day ticket online so fished anyway.
At Longstone Point I met a member of BFF who had two rainbows and as the wind, a force 5-7, was straight into the bay below the house I went around to the right. I had one trout, my first ever Burrator rainbow, on a black & orange Montana.
Later I went back to have a look at the bay on the windward side meeting Pat Power on the way. Pat had taken five rainbows on a black buzzer on the north side of the point. The wind was certainly blasting into the corner and I used a heavier sinking line along with casting left-handed to get out into the waves.
I had two rainbows followed by several pulls and tugs before I realised that the hook had broken at the bend. Probably snagged on the rocky shore behind me. I finished around 7pm with five rainbows - the best two at 1lb 12oz. - Tony Hooper