Round 3 of the Snowbee Top Rod event was at Blagdon Lake on the edge of the Mendip Hills near to Bristol, the Lake was built between 1898 and 1905 and is 440 acres in size.
We had 10 boats booked and had 21 members turn up so 1 boat had to have 3 in a boat!
Weather was mainly cloudy with light rain in the morning, drying up into the afternoon with a SW wind and 13 degrees.
This event is the "Fred Pike Memorial Cup" remembering one of our members who used to love fishing Blagdon.
21 anglers caught 47 fish for a bag weight of 119lbs 5oz
Average Catch - 2.2
Average Weight - 2.53lbs
There was only 1 full 8 bag limit and 2 anglers failed to catch.
Best Rainbows - 4lbs 14oz - Peter Brown of Brixham, 4lbs 12oz - Alan Riddell of Newton Abbot.
Best Browns - 4lbs 14oz - Stuart Robinson of Sidmouth, 3lbs 14oz - Alex Venn of Willand, 3lbs 5oz - Andy Gooding of Liverton and 3lbs 3oz - John Hern of Exeter.
There was also a prize for the biggest Pike caught during the day, there were numerous small ones landed on small flies but the winner was our Junior Max Mockridge with a 15lbs fish, Max was just landing a trout when the Pike took the trout and Max managed to land the Pike! All Pike were safely returned. Picture below.
1ST ANDY GOODING OF LIVERTON - 5 FISH 16LBS 3OZ
2ND ALEC HOARE OF ABBOTSKERSWELL - 8 FISH 15LBS 9OZ
3RD CHRIS BOLT OF KINGSTEIGNTON - 6 FISH 12LBS 2OZ
4TH ALEX VENN OF WILLAND - 4 FISH 11LBS
5TH PAUL WICKS OF ASHBURTON - 8LBS 13OZ
6TH PETER BROWN OF BRIXHAM - 2 FISH 8LBS 10OZ
Best Junior - MAX MOCKRIDGE - 2 FISH 4LBS 8OZ.
Winners pictured from left to right, Alec Hoare, Chris Bolt, Andy Gooding, Max Mockridge and Mike Steer of Bovey Tracey won the raffle draw prize.
Below Max Mockridge with the 15lbs Pike!
Next event is Wimbleball Boats on May 28th.