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Snowbee Top Rod Competition September 4th - Wimbleball Boats

Round 7 of the Snowbee Top Rod was at Wimbleball Lake high up on Exmoor near Brompton Regis.


Weather conditions were not looking good for our day but regular checking of the weather forecast and wind app gave us the go ahead with winds not expected to gust more than 20mph.


Due to extreme drought conditions the level of the water was down to just 30% with many exposed areas of the banks where we normally fish. The boat dock had been moved to a new site due to the main one being high and dry.


We were lucky with the weather as the winds were mainly light and variable with a temp of 18 degrees and it stayed dry until we started the drive home so waterproofs didn't get wet!


Best area was the Dam location and best tactics were Intermediate and DI5 lines with mini lures.


14 anglers made the trip and all boats were out by 0930, we fished until 1630 with the weigh in at 1700.


14 anglers caught 20 fish for a bag weight of 45lbs 13oz.


Average catch 1.43


Average weight 2.3lbs


Best fish of the day was Gerry Scutt of Brixham - 3lbs 10oz Blue Trout


1ST JOHN HERN OF EXETER - 3 FISH 7LBS 11OZ

2ND DARREN PENFOLD OF LIVERTON - 3 FISH 7LBS 10OZ

3RD DEAN MOCKRIDGE OF TAUNTON - 3 FISH 6LBS 14OZ

4TH GERRY SCUTT OF BRIXHAM - 2 FISH 5LBS 11OZ

5TH PETER BROWN OF BRIXHAM - 2 FISH 4LBS 5OZ

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


BEST JUNIOR - MAX MOCKRIDGE - 1 FISH - 2LBS 7OZ


Winners pictured from left to right, Darren Penfold, Dean Mockridge, Max Mockridge, Alan Riddell of Newton Abbot won the raffle draw prize and John Hern.


Thanks to the Wimbleball team, Trudi and Mark for our day and Trevor for organising the boats.


Next Snowbee Top Rod event is Blagdon Boats on September 25th.




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