Wednesday 24 February 2016

BFFA February 2016 Competition at Newhouse Fishery

Wednesday 24 February saw a small group of six members gather at Newhouse Fishery for the monthly competition.  The weather forecast was giving a frosty start and some sunshine but in the event there was no frost and a few drops of rain dimpled the surface of the lakes as we were tackling up.  A cool north easterly breeze blew down the lake and raised a small ripple.  The late winter sunshine was warming in any sheltered spot, though.

The competition began at ten o'clock  and PeterM was into a rainbow on virtually his first cast.  Sadly it slipped the hook as it neared the net.  A short time later three of us were into fish simultaneously with David's being by far the biggest at 5lb.

Several members had their bag limit - 3 trout - by lunchtime and the results at the 3pm weigh-in are below:

1) David, three trout for 10lb 2oz including one of 5lb, the best fish of the day.
2) PeterP aka *Pedro (Rooster) - see below*, three trout for 6lbs exactly.
3) TonyH, three trout for 5lb 13oz.
4) PeterM, three trout for 5lb 9oz.
5) Pat, one trout for 2lbs exactly.
6) TonyV, nil return.

So David gets both the bottle of wine at the next meeting and the £6.00 in the Sweep. He also gets a further bottle of wine from the nice lady at Newhouse the next time he goes. She was quite disappointed not to be able to present it this afternoon.

*Pedro (Rooster)* refers to Peter's very recent trip to Costa Rica where he boated a superb Roosterfish and an equally superb sailfish. Fantastic fishing!

Peter's Sailfish - Costa Rica

And Peter's Roosterfish

Pat tackling up at the hut
PeterM waiting for the start

David into his first and winning 5lb fish
PeterP (top left) lands his first trout

Pat prepares to net David's five pounder

A very pleased David holding his five pounder - also his personal best

TonyH fishing the channel by the island

David landing trout number three

David's bag limit of three fine rainbows

TonyV casting from the end of the wooden jetty
Looking down the valley

Newhouse fishery

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