Friday 15 December 2017

Burrator Fly Fishers Christmas Dinner at Zuzimo 11th December 2017

Twenty four members and partners had booked a meal at Zuzimo's Restaurant in Plymouth but on the night Gill Macconnell was unwell so sadly could not attend.  We met at the restaurant at 7pm for a pre-dinner chat and drink. The owner Mo & manageress Tian Tian greeted us with a warm welcome as always. The restaurant has a good atmosphere, good service and good food.  As usual the hospitality was second to none and  Mo bought some of our raffle tickets winning a prize in the draw!  Between us we covered the whole menu and there was nothing but praise for the quality of all the courses.

Mo of Zuzimo!

Zuzimo's in Vauxhall Street, Plymouth

After the meal there was the customary raffle organised by Tony Vallack.  This took some time as the table was laden with draw prizes!  
Then our chairman, Kelvin, presented the trophies won by members during the year.  We now have four trophies - the latest one has been given by Richard Peel for the biggest boat caught trout at Burrator.  The winner of this was Alan Lawson with a rainbow of 3lb 6oz.  Alan could not be at the dinner.  'The Sunset Trophy' is for the biggest rainbow from Burrator and that was won by Pat Power with a trout of 3lb 10oz.  Pat could not attend the evening either.  These two trophies will be presented at the AGM in January.   

The 'Traveller's Trophy'

Pete will keep this paperweight

'The Sunset Trophy' won by Pat

The engraving on the 'Sunset Trophy'

The engraved glass 'Traveller's Trophy' for the biggest trout taken on an 'away day' at a fishery other than Burrator was won by Pete Phillips with a rainbow of 5lb 4oz taken at Exe Valley Fishery.  He  was also presented with an engraved glass paperweight to keep.  'The Three Fly Trophy' for a competition of the same name at Burrator was won by Kevin Sellar with a total bag of 7lb 1oz including a rainbow of 3lb 2oz.  The trophy is a wooden carving with a new one given each year by Tony Vallack. The flies used were a Cat’s Whisker, a Damsel Nymph & a Hawthorn Fly.  The flies had all been tied by BFFA member Wes Ower.

Pete receives the 'Traveller's trophy' from Kelvin

Kevin receives the 'Three Fly Trophy'

There were lots of donated draw prizes -
these from Tavistock Trout Fishery
Another very successful Burrator Fly Fishers evening!

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