This competition was held at Farmoor 2 reservoir and was an afternoon boat fishing contest using only the flies tied previously in the morning’s fly tying session. The winner was to be the heaviest bag consisting of upto four fish.

The morning dawned bright but windy and upon arrival at the venue we were advised that the wind exceeded the limits permitted for boats to go out on the reservoir. Nevertheless, fly tying commenced in the faint hope that the wind would moderate by lunch time and permit boats to [...]