First into a trout was Pete who landed one of about two and a quarter pounds. The fishing hut beside the bigger lake provided welcome shelter to have lunch. The sun hardly got over the tops of the trees but in the afternoon everyone except me landed their 3 fish limit! At the weigh-in at 3.30pm Bob had landed the biggest rainbow at 3lb 3oz and was declared the winner.
The owner had visited us in the fishing hut at lunchtime and as the only trout by then was Pete's, he generously suggested we could try casting in the beginners pond (or as someone put it - the baby pond!). As most of us had a limit by the end of the competition the offer was not taken up.
Final results were: Bob - 3 fish - 3lb 3oz, 1lb 13oz & 1lb 3oz. Kelvin - 3 fish - 2lb 0oz, 1lb 10oz & 1lb 3oz, Pete 3 fish - 2lb 3oz, 1lb 10oz & 1lb 7oz, Tony - 1 fish at 1lb 6oz.
|The valley was calm when we arrived|
|Bob casting into the Main Lake|
|Pete landing one from the Middle Lake|
|In the net!|
|Tony, Bob & Pete on the Middle Lake and Kelvin fishing the Main Lake|
|Kelvin fishing the Main Lake from the platform by the fishing hut|