Congratulations to David Neilson who has beaten a strong field of anglers to win the Trout Masters Fish Off at Bank House Fly Fishery. He will now represent Bank House as our champion in the grand final, which will be held later in the year.
David was on fire today landing a total of 23 trout! He switched between two methods to build this great catch. The first was striping back red apps worms with a varied retrieve, and the second was his own dyed chamois fished under the bung. He caught fish off every single peg. The other anglers in the match could generate takes but couldn’t match David’s conversion rate. David found that striking to side, rather than upwards proved to be more successful. Good angling David.
In second place was Iain Scott with 11 trout, Iain used a pink and yellow bunny leech and a black ’n’ red buzzer. Well done Iain
In third place and suffering from a bout of loseyfishyitus was Andy Cooper. Andy had a frustrating morning but came on a late surge to catch 8 trout on his last four pegs. Andy’s catch included a nice fish of 6lbs.
Paul Snieth had five fish on similar methods to David, Richard Moore had three on buzzers.
Kieran Donaghy won the youth section using a white worm and he also lost a clonker at the net. Good luck in the final Kieran Tight Lines Ben