The competition started at 10am and even before I had bought my ticket Jay Nicholls had a rainbow of over 3lb from Kingfisher and Bob Eccles had netted two others from the Big Osprey.
As it was very busy on the 'top' lakes - Kingfisher, Osprey & Big Osprey, I decided to have a few casts on Heron Lake. With no anglers there at all I had plenty of choice of bank! I was using a black Kennick Killer and had several plucks & pulls before landing one of 2lb 5oz. Bob Prout had one from Little Heron.
The owner of Tavistock Fishery, Abigail, generously gave a prize of a landing net for the winner and, as Jay's trout was within 3/8oz of Pete's winning trout, she gave him a baseball cap, too. Much appreciated by us all.
|Bob into an early rainbow on Big Osprey Lake|
|David changing the fly on Osprey Lake|
|Tony Hooper had one from Heron Lake|
|Terry fishing Big Osprey|
|Pat on Big Osprey Lake|
|Anthony fishing Osprey|
|Kelvin was joined by an admiring group of Guinea Fowl on Lower Heron!|
Pete and Jay at the weigh-in
Abigail of Tavistock Fishery donated a 1st prize landing net & a cap for the runner-up
The BFFA competitors at the fishing hut.
Missing are Terry & Pat
|Jay modelling the hat!|
As with all our away-day competitions it is the biggest fish that wins.
Here are the results:-
The winner was Pete Phillips with a rainbow of 3lb 4 3/8oz. He had another of 2lb 12oz.
A very close second with a bag of five rainbows was Jay Nicholls - the biggest at 3lb 4oz, 2 others at 3lb and another 2 at 2lb 12oz.
Bob Prout had two rainbows best 3lb 1/2oz
Bob Eccles took 4 trout between 2lb 8oz and 3lb
Pat Power had two at 2lb 10oz & 2lb 8oz
Don Brown one rainbow of 2lb 6oz
Tony Hooper one rainbow of 2lb 5oz
David Lye, Kelvin Nikulin, Anthony Waldren and Terry Denley all put in nil returns.