Sunday, 15 November 2015

Burrator Fly Fishers Competition - 13th November 2015

Peter landing a rainbow off Longstone

The strong Westerly breeze made casting tricky
Not a day for the boat!

Seven members turned up to fish the monthly competition  with a 10am start and weigh-in at 3pm.  The forecast was very accurate giving winds gusting to  gale force from the west but not much rain. 

Three of us fished the breezy side of Longstone - John, Peter & me - while the others - Pat, David, Ken & Linda - headed to the north side of the Peninsula.

I used my Jim Teeny #10 WF floating line that is normally for fishing in saltwater.  The reservoir was positively rough with waves breaking past me and onto the shore.  Using my favourite 'orange fritz gold head nomad' I had a small stockie of 1lb 7oz within a couple of casts of starting  Not long after that I had a much better rainbow that raced up & down in the waves.  It came off as I went to net it!  An hour later I had one of 1lb 6oz.   The weigh-in was at 3pm but I had to leave early as it was my 70th birthday and tea & cake was being prepared at home.  

I saw Peter land one and our treasurer David also had one.  Thank you David for the kind thought and gift of 'the water of life' and even a glass to dispense it - much appreciated!  If anyone else had rainbows an update will follow.