This competition was held at Ravensthorpe and was a boat contest with a keep two fish and then catch and release ticket, the winner weighing in the heaviest fish. Six anglers took part.

The weather was quite pleasant, throughout the morning the wind was fairly strong, all boats spent the whole day drifting across the reservoir, taking the odd fish from anywhere. The majority of the fish caught were probably taken from the approach to the boils and dam wall end. Most used the tactic of keeping the flies high up in the water where the fish seemed to be. Bob the bailiff reckoned that small blue flash damsel flies were catching and also the usual Daiwl Bachs. John Gamon and I had the most success using the washing line method with fish coming to the Booby or Daiwl Bach flies. All agreed that it had been a really enjoyable day.

Everyone made it to the local pub in time for a very tasty meal with a great deal of friendly banter.

The competition very ably won by Bob Sharp, the results were:

Bob Sharp 7 fish 2lb – 8ozs
John Pearce 5 fish 2lb – 2ozs
John Gamon 12 fish 2lb – 1oz
Keith Allison 4 fish 2lb – 1oz
John Reid 1 fish 1lb – 15ozs
Stuart Foulds Caught a few fish but returned them all waiting for that big winning fish!

John Pearce