This competition was held on Farmoor II and was a boat contest with most people choosing a catch and release ticket which allowed one fish to be kept to weight-in, the winner weighing in the heaviest fish. Seven anglers took part.
The weather was forecast to be 30C and sunny so the sun cream was much in evidence, the wind was light in the morning picking up during the afternoon. Most people headed to the lefthand side of the reservoir on leaving the dock and those that did try the opposite side had no luck. Despite the sun the fish were caught high up in the water using a washing line with booby and Daiwl Bachs or buzzers, I took a couple of fish on a green and black lure. Some very good fish were caught Keith taking one estimated to be 8lbs, I landed a very nice fish easily 6lbs and Bob had another estimated to be 6lbs. Everyone had a really good day and despite tough conditions managed to catch a few fish.
The day was rounded off by a good meal in a local pub.
The competition was again won by Bob Sharp who took home a bottle of wine, Dave Dalby in second also won a bottle. The results were:
Bob Sharp 2 fish 4lb – 12ozs
Dave Dalby 4 fish 4lb – 4ozs
John Reid 4 fish 3lb – 12ozs
John Pearce 8 fish 3lb
Keith Allison 7 fish 2lb – 8oz
Stuart Foulds Caught five fish but returned them all still waiting for that big winning fish!
Richard Beckett Caught one fish but returned it hoping for something bigger.