Eleven pairs entered the match today and eight of the pairs managed to catch their bag limit of 10 trout. Only one pair went back out after they had bagged, Graeme Bell and Dave Morris caught and returned a further eight fish.
22 anglers caught 97 trout giving a rod average of 4.4 fish per man. See results below:
In first Place were Bob Cooper and Colin Fitzjohn. They completed their bag at 1:05pm which gave them a good bonus and their bag included a nice brownie of 3lbs 8oz. Bob and Colin fished blobs on a fast glass along the buoy line. Great angling fellers. Well done.
In 2nd place were Greame Bell and Dave Morris who used similar tactics in Newclose Bay. They were the second boat in with a full bag just 40 minutes after Bob and Colin. Well done guys.
In third place were Ian Gaskell and Bob Fitzpatrick who brought in a heavy bag of trout caught mainly on a washing line rig. Their best patterns were a cat booby and black holo diawl bachs.
Karl Davies and Paul Davies fished the washing line and straight line diawl bachs to clinch 4th place.
The best fish after the brownie was a rainbow of 3lbs caught by Peter Andrews and Jamie Presho. They too completed their bag of ten trout on nymphs and buzzers.
It was a really good event fished in Great Spirit, and the prize winners shared a split of £500 worth of tackle prizes. Thank you to all who took part. Tight Lines Ben
The Stocks Pairs Winners: Center front: the 2018 Champions Sir Bob Cooper and Colin Fitzjohn. Center back: 2nd place Greame Bell and Dave Morris, Far Left: 3rd Place Bob Fitzpatrick and Ian Gaskell and Far Right: best Fish captors Peter Andrews and Jamie Presho. Results below: