This was fished on Llangollen/Maelor AA water of the River Dee, Llangollen.
1st. Andrew Scott – Total Fish 40 – Total Fish Points 1913 – Total Placing Points 4
(2016 National Rivers Champion)
2nd. Phil Dixon – Total Fish 29 – Total Fish Points 1416 – Total Placing Points 6
3rd. Steve Cullen – Total Fish 18 – Total Fish Points 901 – Total Placing Points 7
4th. Andy Ford – Total Fish 12 – Total Fish Points 643 – Total Placing Points 9
5th. Fred Bainbridge – Total Fish 26 – Total Fish Points 1267 – Total Placing Points 10
6th. Simon Robinson – Total Fish 25 – Total Fish Points 1193 – Total Placing Points 10
Full Results: RIVERS FINAL 2016
Report by Martin Dixon, Organiser:
With the river well rested and settled water conditions at last! I was confident that the Dee would fish well, and so it proved.
The Monday was dry and still, and from the off anglers were catching on a variety of methods. Beat A, above Llangollen, was expected to produce the most fish, and though grayling, browns and the odd sea trout were caught consistently, it was Beat B around the Golf Course which produced the most fish, with Andrew Scott taking two first placings in the afternoon.
Again large numbers of fish were caught on the Tuesday. Over the competition over 400 fish of 20cms+ were caught, measured and safely returned. By far the greatest numbers came off Beat D, the Country Park. In the morning Andrew Scott had another two firsts, so that Phil Dixon in the afternoon knew that his excellent, consistent performance could only be good enough for second place. Beat C, the dreaded Ddol Isaf was inconsistent, though large numbers were caught in the wood where Steve Cullen and Andy Ford enjoyed excellent returns.
Thanks to the Hand Hotel who always look after anglers very well, especially in our qualifiers and this final. Many thanks to the Llangollen/Maelor club for the use of their excellent waters.