Snowbee Top Rod Competition July 11th - Clatworthy Boat

Round 5 of the Snowbee Top Rod was back at Clatworthy high up on the Brendon Hills near Wiveliscombe.


Weather was dry with light variable winds to start with with rain expected after lunch, from 1400 the rain was heavy for the rest of the day!


Fish were free rising in all areas of the reservoir and were mostly caught on Floating or Intermediate lines with small nymphs, blobs and beaded lures.


Despite the wet weather 18 anglers made the trip and caught a bag of 38 fish for 97lbs 3oz.


Average catch was 2.11


Average weight was 2.55lbs


Best fish of the day was 3lbs 6oz caught by Alex Venn and Alec Hoare.


4 anglers failed to catch.


1ST ALEX VENN (Junior) 5 FISH - 14LBS 15.5OZ

2ND ALEC HOARE OF ABBOTSKERSWELL - 5 FISH 13LBS 13OZ

3RD ANDY GOODING OF LIVERTON - 4 FISH 9LBS 10.5OZ

4TH JOHN HUCKINGS OF CAMBORNE - 4 FISH 9LBS 8.5OZ

5TH ROB GALE OF BUCKFASTLEIGH - 4 FISH 9LBS 8OZ

6TH DARREN PENFOLD OF LIVERTON - 4 FISH 9LBS 5.5OZ


Top Junior - Alex Venn


Gerry Scutt of Brixham won the raffle draw prize and Danny Ford Clatworthy Ranger for Wessex Water gave a day ticket as an extra prize which Chris Bolt of Kingsteignton won.


Photo of winners socially distanced overlooking the reservoir.


Next event is Wimbleball Boats on July 25th with a breakfast stop planned at the George Inn at Brompton Regis.





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