Snowbee Top Rod Competition July 10th - Clatworthy Boat

Round 6 of the Snowbee Top Rod was back at Clatworthy high up on the Brendon Hills near Wiveliscombe.


Weather was a very warm 28 degrees with light variable winds.


Due to Covid 3 anglers were unable to fish today so we had a reduced turnout of 13.


There was the odd fish moving throughout the morning but as the heat of the day increased the fish dropped to the cooler water.


Alan Riddell of Newton Abbot was the only angler to catch his limit of 5 fish which he had done within 2hrs and was back at the lodge to relax in the shade!


Best flies were buzzers, diawl bachs fished on a floating line then blobs on a DI5.


13 anglers caught 17 fish for a bag weight of 42lbs 5oz.


Average catch was 1.3


Average weight was 2.5lbs


6 anglers failed to catch.


Clatworthy has a number of Signal Crayfish in the lake and several were caught today! See picture below.


1ST ALAN RIDDELL OF NEWTON ABBOT - 5 FISH 12LBS 15OZ

2ND DARREN PENFOLD OF LIVERTON - 3 FISH 7LBS 12OZ

3RD PETER BROWN OF BRIXHAM - 2 FISH 6LBS 8OZ inc 4LBS 9OZ See picture below

4TH CHRIS BOLT OF KINGSTEIGNTON - 2 FISH 5LBS 2OZ

5TH JOHN HERN OF EXETER - 2 FISH 4LBS 4OZ

6TH ALEX VENN OF WILLAND - 2 FISH 3LBS 12OZ


Pictured from left to right, Chris Bolt won the raffle draw prize, Dennis Jones won the Wessex Water Day ticket kindly donated by Ranger Danny Ford of Clatworthy, Alan Riddell, Darren Penfold and Peter Brown.

The Snowbee Top Rod competition now takes a summer break and will return at Wimbleball Boats on September 4th.



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