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Snowbee Top Rod Competition April 16th - Hawkridge Bank

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 were Swallows and House Martins flying about, Woodpeckers could be heard along with a Peacock in the distance.


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


Weather was 13 degrees, generally cloudy with a North Westerly wind.


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


Best tactics were Floating line and Diawl bachs, Damsels and Cats Whiskers.


13 anglers caught 47 fish for a bag weight of 136lbs 5oz


Average catch 3.61


Average weight 2.9lbs


Best Fish - Dean Mockridge had 8lbs, 7lbs 6oz and 5lbs 9oz. Alex Venn 7lbs 15oz and Peter Brown 7lbs 5oz.


There were 8 x 5 fish bag limits and 1 angler failed to catch.


1ST DEAN MOCKRIDGE OF TAUNTON - 5 FISH 24LBS - Best bag taken so far this season!

2ND ALEX VENN OF WILLAND - 5 FISH 16LBS

3RD PETER BROWN OF BRIXHAM - 5 FISH 15LBS 12OZ

4TH ALEC HOARE OF ABBOTSKERSWELL - 5 FISH 13LBS 11OZ

5TH CHRIS BOLT OF NEWTON ABBOT - 5 FISH 13LBS 2OZ

6TH JOHN HERN OF EXETER - 5 FISH 12LBS 9OZ


Winners pictured below from left to right, Tom Hendy of Chudleigh won the raffle prize draw, Peter Brown, Dean Mockridge and Alex Venn.



Dean Mockridge - 8lbs

Alex Venn - 7lbs 15oz


Peter Brown - 7lbs 5oz


Next event is Blagdon Boats on 30/04.


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