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Snowbee Top Rod Competition April 14th - Hawkridge

Round 2 of the Snowbee Top Rod Competition was up at Hawkridge near the village of Spaxton, just outside Bridgewater in Somerset.


Hawkridge is 32 acres and set in the Quantock Hills.


There was plenty of birdlife to be seen at the lake today with Swallows flying about, Woodpeckers could be heard with a Peacock in the distance along with Candian Geese, Ducks and Grebes on the water.


15 anglers made the trip and were met by Gary Howe the Ranger for tips and any advice.


Weather was 12 degrees, sunny spells with a generally light North Easterly wind.


Fish were free rising all day in all areas of the Lake.


Best tactics were Floating line with Buzzers, Diawl bachs, Damsels and Cats Whiskers and Intermediates with Lures fished quickly.


15 anglers caught 71 fish for a bag weight of 168lbs 7oz


13 anglers caught their 5 fish limit.


Average catch 4.7


Average weight 2.3lbs


Best Fish of the day was 7lbs 12oz Rainbow caught by Darren Penfold, followed by 4lbs 4oz caught be Tom Hendy. Nigel Perrin caught 4lbs Rainbow, Max Mockridge caught 3lbs 12oz Rainbow, Alec Hoare caught a cracking 3lbs 8oz Spartic Trout. 12 fish were weighed over 3lbs.


1ST DARREN PENFOLD OF LIVERTON - 5 FISH 15LBS 8OZ

2ND TOM HENDY OF CHUDLEIGH - 5 FISH 13LBS

3RD DEAN MOCKRIDGE OF TAUNTON 5 FISH 12LBS 10OZ

4TH ROB GALE OF ASHBURTON - 5 FISH 12LBS 4OZ

5TH ALEC HOARE OF ABBOTSKERSWELL - 5 FISH 11LBS 14OZ

6TH MIKE STEER OF BOVEY TRACEY - 5 FISH 11LBS 9OZ


BEST JUNIOR - MAX MOCKRIDGE - 5 FISH 11LBS


Winners pictured below from left to right, Tom Hendy, Gerry Scutt of Brixham won the raffle draw prize, Darren Penfold, Dean Mockridge and Max Mockridge.


Next event is Chew Boats on 28th April.


Thanks Gary for a great day!












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