Elinor Trout Fishing August 28th, 2019

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        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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