A very busy week at Sweethope with a record number of fish being returned to the water. Conditions have been varied from cool and windy to warm and sunny but every day has produced fish.
We hosted H.M.R.C. on Wednesday with 7 anglers having a successful day, taking 11and returning61 fish to the water, fishing from boats on the Great Lough.
On Saturday we were hosts to the Ashington Kingfishers who had a splendid day with 23 anglers returning 119 fish within the competition and a further 34 outside the 8 fish limit.
Winner of the competition was Alan Morton with 8 fish for 9.64 kilos, 2nd Steve Bowden with 8 fish for 9.23 kilos and 3rd was Derek Johnson with 8 fish for 8.95 kilos
Biggest fish was that returned by John Sutherland which weighed in at 3.79 kilos (it was longer than the measuring gauge!)
John Metcalf returned a fine brown trout to the Great Lough on Wednesday, weighing over 10 lbs. and together with Willy Emery returned 20 rainbow trout.
Number of fish taken: 45
Number of fish returned: 530
Number of visiting anglers: 131
Successful fly patterns: Dawson’s Olive, buzzers, cruncher, diawl bach, Kate McClaren, emergers, Black Pennel, damsel.