Monday 2 May 2016

BFFA Competition Saturday 23 April 2016

Eleven BFFA members gathered at Longstone to fish the 'Three Fly' competition.  Two other members arrived later - Mark & Jon.  The breeze was very much from the north and the air temperature was only 6C while the water was a chilly 8C.  It was sunny with a clear sky up until the weigh-in at 3pm when it became increasingly cloudy. The flies had been tied by Pat - a Diawl Bach, Jon - the Kate McLaren which can be fished wet or dry - and me - a Black Nomad.

I gave it a go on the north side of the point while Bob fished right on the end in the wind and choppy waters.  I saw nothing at all and moved back to the lee side after a while.  Bob had one of 1lb 6oz before losing a much bigger fish that threw the hook.  I landed a stockie of 1lb 10oz and also lost one that threw the hook almost at the net, both on the Nomad.  Peter had the only other rainbow, one of 1lb 8oz.  We saw very little surface activity and I guess the cold water and bright sun kept most of the trout in deeper water. 

TonyH fishing the north side of Longstone

Ken & Pat

Peter also fishing the lee side

Kelly Kettle producing a welcome brew of tea

Across the reservoir from Ken a lot of tidying has been done around
the Discovery Centre 

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