Round 9 of the Snowbee Top Rod event was back at Clatworthy Boats in the re arranged bank competition due to low water. Clatworthy is high up on the Brendon Hills near Wiveliscombe.
Forecast for the day was a wet morning followed by sunshine, luckily for us the rain came through on the drive up and by the time we got into the boats at 0930, the rain stopped and the sun came out and was a lovely autumnal day with light variable winds and a temp of 17 degs.
We had not seen Clatworthy so low before and there is an even an old bridge just starting to show which used to run across the reservoir. See photos below.
12 anglers caught just 10 fish for a bag weight of 26lbs 1oz.
Average Catch - .83
Average weight - 2.6lbs
Best fish of the day went to James Friendship of Avonwick - 3lbs 8oz
6 anglers failed to catch
Best method was Intermediate line with blobs, damsels or white lures.
1ST JOHN HERN OF EXETER - 3 FISH 8LBS 4OZ
2ND JAMES FRIENDSHIP OF AVONWICK - 2 FISH 5LBS 11OZ
3RD PETER BROWN OF BRIXHAM - 2 FISH 5LBS 8OZ
4TH TOM HENDY OF CHUDLEIGH - 1 FISH 2LBS 7OZ
5TH ALAN RIDDELL OF NEWTON ABBOT - 1 FISH 2LBS 4OZ
6TH STUART ROBINSON 0F SIDMOUTH - 1 FISH 1LBS 15OZ
Pictured from left to right, John Hern, Peter Brown, James Friendship and Alec Hoare of Abbotskerswell won the raffle draw prize.
Next Snowbee Competition and final one of the year is Wimbleball Boats on October 30th.