Sunday 13th May
12 Individual entrants and 3 x Teams competed today in what can only be described as atrocious conditions. Anglers rotated along the lodge bank of the top lake and were subject to a continuous battering from the strong winds. The water soon coloured up turning the fish off. In contrast fish could be seen rising in the clearer calmer water of the upwind bank.
The match was fished to full c&r which adds a touch of early pressure as any tie on fish number will then revert back to time of first caught fish. Davey Parker was the quickest off the mark landing a fish 2 minutes after the start. Trevor Wadds was next in line followed by Fred B. then Glen Appleby. Only 4 out of the fifteen rods landed a fish on the first peg. No anglers caught on the second. The third move saw Howard Croston & Simon Robinson both land two fish, Howard then went on to land a further two fish from his fourth peg putting him ahead at lunch. 15 anglers landed a total of 19 fish before lunch.
Robbie Bell was in the running when he landed two fish after the lunch break, however the afternoon session was soon to harden up. Andrew Scott took a credible 2 fish to dry fly in choppy conditions and Fred B. landed 3 from 3, close in. A further 15 fish landed during the afternoon for 15 rods, giving a total of 34 fish, a credible amount on the day.
Well done to all – just for fishing in such harsh conditions.
Full results Aldin Grange Greys