Tony Hooper Reports:
Eight members turned up to fish the competition with a cold North Easterly wind blowing down the reservoir. We all fished around the Longstone area and on the sheltered South side it was almost balmy at times when the clouds parted and the spring sunshine warmed us. Those who braved the more exposed areas caught trout but suffered from the cold water and chilly breeze.
|Tony Hooper lands a trout at Longstone|
|Peter's trout gave him a bit of a run around|
|Peter ready for his first brew after landing a trout|
|Pat waits patiently for the Kelly Kettle to boil|
|My first two trout were both over 3lb|
|My bag limit of five fish weighed 10lb 5oz and included a very thin over-wintered rainbow|
Peter Macconnell Reports:
As far as I can tell there were three limit bags of five rainbow or blue trout (any browns being released and not counting for the competition weights) and they were landed by Jon Perry, Tony Hooper, and Pat Power. Jon won with a total bag of 10lb 8oz. Tony was second with 10lb 5oz., and Pat was third with 10lb 2oz. Jon had the best fish of the day at 3lb 6oz. The rest of us were not displeased with our more modest bags.