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McAlister takes Troutmasters title

CHRIS McAlister won the Troutmasters Final at Grafham Water just as the latest issue of Trout Fisherman was going to press. The Scotsman, representing Aberdeenshire’s Raemoir Trout Fishery, was one of the few who managed to register catches in both bank and boat categories, after winds over the weekend before the final had coloured the Cambridgeshire reservoir’s margins. After taking six fish ...

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  • 15 May 2012

Whittle lands 1200 fish in five hours on River Wye

A fast and furious approach helped Hadrian Whittle net an astonishing 1200 bleak on the second day of the annual Wye Festival. The Kamasan Starlets ace – who eventually placed 34lb 10oz on to the scales – was able to land a fish every 15 seconds during the five hour outing after he adopted whip and maggot tactics. Despite his ...

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  • 22 November 2011

Just one trout separated top three teams in Disabled International match

THERE was a close finish to the 32nd Disabled International, which saw just one fish separate the top three teams. The match was fished on Ireland’s Lough Melvin with the boats going out from Garrison. Competitors were faced with good conditions on the practice days, then had to contend with a flat calm and driving rain on the first match ...

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  • 02 August 2011

Gold for England’s young fly-fishers

England won the Home International Youth Fly-fishing Championship held at Grafham Water on Wednesday. It was a breezy day which made conditions very demanding for all 56 competitors who fished from boats drifting 'loch-style' in the waves (anchoring is not allowed) but a lot of hard practice over the past three months paid off for England on the 1,500 acre Cambridgeshire ...

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  • 30 July 2010

Ashley Fenny wins tense Junior Troutmasters Final

The Troutmasters Junior Final took place at Stonebridge Fishing Lakes over the weekend of 24 & 25 July 2010.  Juniors came from all over the UK, from as far as Devon, Cornwall, Inverness and Northern Ireland. Three heats took place where the top 4 from each heat went through to the final on the Sunday afternoon. It was tough fishing the ...

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  • 29 July 2010

Results from the 2010 Troutmasters senior final held at Grafham Water

The Senior Troutmasters final took place at Grafham Water on Monday 10 May. Everyone had a great day and the weather was kind... sort of. The best fish of the day was 6lb and 685 trout were caught in total. We had a few junior anglers who had their first experience of the Senior final and fished incredibly well.  James Atkinson ...

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  • 12 May 2010

Chance for young fly fishers to win gold for England

Entries are being taken for the England Youth Flyfishing Association National Championships to be fished at Grafham Water on 4 July and open to everyone aged 12 to 17. The competition is fished to International Loch-style rules and the top 10 weights will form the national squad for next year’s International Youth Championships in Scotland. The EYFA wants to raise ...

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  • 30 April 2010

Amazing Islandderry encore for Stuart

As if winning a junior competition at Northern Ireland’s Islandderry Fishery wasn’t enough for Stuart Sinnamon, the teenager returned to the scene of his triumph just a day later and caught an 11lb trout! The 14-year-old made his catch on the Co Down fishery’s Hollow Springs lake, using an egg fly. The double-figure fish represented a new personal best record ...

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  • 15 April 2010

Rutland Water to host £10,000 “Heroes” event

IT IS the charity dedicated to helping raise funds for all members of the Armed Forces injured while serving their country. Now the latest gesture of support for Help for Heroes, founded in the summer of 2007, comes from the game-fishing world, specifically Anglian Water, who have announced plans to host a fly fishing competition at Rutland Water this summer. ...

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  • 16 February 2010

Greys Winter League latest round result

THE latest round of the Greys’ Winter League at Woodford Fly Fishery (02893 360225), Co Antrim, was fished in much better weather conditions than earlier events, and several five-fish limits were brought to the scales. As the morning progressed the sun warmed the air and a few fish began to rise. Local angler Campbell Baird made a quick change to ...

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  • 08 February 2010

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