Conditions remain favourable at Sweethope with both lakes fishing extremely well. We have seen some great performances from M. McKenzie (26 to the boat) and Angus Slack (30 to the net) as well as all those practising and participating in the Scierra Pairs competition.
10 angling pairs competed this year with the winning pair, Alan McPhail and Gareth Tilley taking their bag of 8 trout, weighing a total of 20lb in just under an hour. Second and also qualifying to go forward to the final, held at Grafham Water were Jim Youngman and David Auld who took their 8 fish, weighing a total of 18lb 14 oz also in just under an hour. Both boats profited by fishing the west end of the lake even though this was a bigger travel.
The biggest fish was caught by Ross Cameron and John Wiliams’ boat and weighed 4lb 7oz.
Everyone caught their bag and then went on to enjoy a catch and release session in fine weather.
Number of fish taken: 99
Number of fish returned: 471
Number of visiting anglers: 85
Successful fly patterns: Buzzer, diawl bach, bibio, damsel, cormorant, PTN, cat’s whisker, Dawson’s olive