Round 1 of the Snowbee Top Rod Competition 2022 was at Kennick on the edge of Dartmoor above the Teign Valley.
We had a great turnout with 16 anglers braving the chilly easterly wind for the bank competition, although the sun was out the temperature was a cool 8 degrees.
16 anglers caught 74 fish for a bag weight of 125lbs 7oz.
Average catch 4.6
Average weight 1.69 lbs
14 Anglers caught their 5 Fish Limit.
Best Fish - a real cracker from Paul Wicks of Ashburton - 5lbs 4.5oz pictured below.
Best areas were Oak Tree Point, corner of Clampitts and 2nd Orange Buoy.
Best flies were Damsels, Woolly Buggers, Orange Blobs and Cats Whiskers fished on mainly slow intermediate lines.
1ST PAUL WICKS OF ASHBURTON - 5 FISH 11LBS 5OZ inc 5lbs 4.5oz
2ND JAMES FRIENDSHIP OF AVONWICK - 5 FISH 10LBS 1OZ inc 3lbs 1oz
3RD JOHN HERN OF EXETER - 5 FISH 9LBS 1OZ inc 2lbs 9oz
4TH PETER BROWN OF BRIXHAM - 5 FISH 8LBS 15OZ
5TH GERRY SCUTT OF BRIXHAM - 5 FISH 8LBS 11.5OZ
6TH DARREN PENFOLD OF LIVERTON - 5 FISH 8LBS 11OZ inc 2lbs 5oz
Winners pictured from left to right, John Hern, Paul Wicks, James Friendship and Jeremy Summers won the raffle draw prize.
Next event in 2 weeks is Hawkridge Bank on April 3rd.