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Snowbee Top Rod Competition July 7th - Clatworthy Boat

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


After a breakfast stop at Brewers Fayre in Exeter 12 anglers made the trip to Clatworthy.


We were met at the lake by Danny Ford, Wessex Ranger for tickets, tips and advice.


Weather forecast was light to moderate westerly wind with heavy showers expected. The first hour of the day was wet, then the sun came out by mid day and stayed dry for the rest of the day.


Best area of the Lake was in the Dam area by the boils.


Best tactics were Floating and Intermediate lines with Black lures and orange blobs fished fairly fast.


Best fish of the day was 3lbs 15oz caught by Richard Berrisford of Plymouth followed by Gerry Scutt of Brixham at 3lbs 14oz.


12 anglers caught 53 fish for a bag weight of 150lbs 3oz


9 anglers caught their 5 fish limit


Average catch 4.42


Average weight 2.83lbs


1ST ALEC HOARE OF ABBOTSKERSWELL 5 FISH - 15LBS 8OZ

2ND GERRY SCUTT OF BRIXHAM 5 FISH - 15LBS 7OZ

3RD ALEX VENN OF WILLAND 5 FISH - 15LBS

=4TH TOM HENDY OF CHUDLEIGH 5 FISH 14LBS 12OZ

=4TH JOHN WINSON OF BUDLEIGH SALTERTON 5 FISH 14LBS 12OZ

6TH HEATHER LAMACRAFT OF EXMOUTH 5 FISH 13LBS 13OZ


Winners pictured from left to right, Alex Venn, Alec Hoare, Gerry Scutt and Richard Berrisford of Plymouth won the raffle draw prize.


Thanks to Danny Ford of Wessex Water for a great day.


Next Snowbee Top Rod event is back at Clatworthy Bank on September 1st

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