Secretary’s Plate Competition – 23 July 2016

The Secretary’s Plate (Heaviest Fish) Competition

Once again this competition was held on Ravensthorpe Reservoir. It was a boat based contest with a “kill two fish then catch and release” ticket.

The weather was warm and sunny with occasional cloudy periods and a slight and often variable light breeze.

Fish were seen rising throughout the day though well spread apart across the reservoir. It appeared that many fish had gone in to the deeper, cooler water.

Stuart Foulds/Geoff Darby and Keith Allison/Keith Vernon went to the north (Coton Bay). Soon Stuart had caught [...]

July 28th, 2016|

Bob Sharp’s River Report, May – July 2016

12th May, Upper Avon at Salterton, Hampshire.

River in fine form and weather sunny and with a light breeze. Started the day upstream nymphing with a mayfly nymph. First fish took immediately and came off immediately! A 1.25lb grayling and 2.5lb brown trout followed and then the fish ‘shut off’ for the day although we tried all kinds of nymphs, both leaded and unleaded and a range of dries.

18th June on the River Coln near Bibury.

This is a delightful small stream. No fish rising so started by upstream nymphing with [...]

July 18th, 2016|