The Scierra Pairs held the 4th heat of this years competition at Toft Newton Trout fishery in Lincoln yesterday.
Anglers were treated to perfect fishing conditions with over cast sky’s, a good breeze and more rising fish, I wasn’t to jealous watching everyone going out!!!
8 teams were fishing for the 2 qualifying spots and with a lot of good anglers entered it would be a struggle to get in. Fish were caught straight from the off but fishing to a 16 fish limit you would need to fish well as a team, Exactly what Neil Deakin and Martin Rowson. The 2 local anglers were the first boat back to the jetty at 1:10pm which for 16 fish is really good angling. Neil was taking his fish on a variety of his Worms fished on a fast glass while Martin stuck with the Nymphs to help fill the bag. Neil had a stunning Brown Trout in the bag weighing 4lb 8ozs and just look at the buzzers in the trouts mouth!!!!!!!!
The wind dropped a little and the fish were rising all over the lake which is a rare site on most venues, anglers had swapped to the smaller flies and lighter lines fishing higher in the water, England Youth pair Will Robbins and Graham soon had their fish once changing to a slow glass and floater. The nymphs were picking the better fish up as their bag weight alone was 37lb 8ozs, it would be good enough for 3rd place, top angling lads you done well.
The winning Pair was Andy Hutson and George Picker winning the two local anglers who not only caught their fish by 13:45 but had a fantastic bag of trout weighing 36lb 1oz without any time bonus. The lads were fishing a Di5 blob on the top, Diawl in the middle and a Cat Booby on the point, Andy said “The key was to hang the fly at my 20ft marker and the fish were swimming off with the Diawl in the middle” Again top angling lads and look forward to seeing you at the final at Rutland Water
Plenty of fish were weighed in over the 4lb mark but you needed a 5lb fish to win the Best Fish and a Voucher for Golden Grove Fishery down in Wales. Well done to Young Will Robins on catching the fine Rainbow.
We kick off May at Blithfield Reservoir on the 4th May in Staffordshire shortly followed by Llyn Clywedog on the 10th May which has just produced a new fishery record of a staggering 25lb. Kielder Water is to follow the day after on the 11th May.