Elinor Trout Fishing August 28th, 2019

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      geepster
      Keymaster

      August 19th – 25th

      116 anglers caught 324 fish of which 255 were returned.

      Best Fish
      5lb 1oz Paul Mortimer, Thrapston, black buzzer, boat
      4lb 14oz Jim Grayson, Coventry, black shipmans, boat
      4lb 8oz Phil Musgrove, Sawtry, damsel

      Best Areas
      Bank – east arm, coarse bank
      Boat – pylon point, east arm, down middle

      Best Patterns
      black & red buzzer, red apps, black cruncher, black hopper, white/green lure, black snake

      At the start of the week there was a decent improvement in catches. When wind direction allowed, bank anglers caught well in the east arm.
      The heatwave over the bank holiday weekend was bound to slow bank sport although boat anglers did remarkably well if they were prepared to fish deeper in the cooler water.
      Nigel Cheetham caught 16 on Saturday using a fab with two heavy black/red buzzers giving them plenty of time to sink.
      On Sunday, regulars Andrius and Tomas shared 22 fish to their boat using a mixture of blobs and snakes.
      Gary Ashman landed 8 on deep buzzers.
      Today Andy Coleman landed 6 by lunchtime-using mainly buzzers.
      It looks as we’ll have lower temperatures towards the end of this week.

      Forthcoming Competitions

      Sunday November 10th
      Dave Hughes Memorial Fur & Feather
      £25.00 entry fee (£5.00 for season ticket holders) includes fishing fees. Same price for bank or boat anglers. Please book boats in advance.
      9am – 3pm
      6 fish limit then 2lb an hour time bonus.
      Prizes for top 10.
      Proceeds from the raffle will be shared between the Air Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation.

      Next Stocking
      August 29th, September 6th

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