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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

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

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

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

Ellerdine Lakes trout fishing form hots up in the cold

SPORT at Ellerdine Lakes (07964 381056), Shropshire, has been a lot better since the weather got colder. Stuart Smitham, from Market Drayton, had 44 fish in four visits on his Straggle flies. Chris Taylor, from Perton, had 23 fish in two visits including one of 13lb, on Bloodworm and Cat’s Whiskers. Eric Hindmarsh, from Winsford, had 22 in three visits ...

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  • 08 February 2010

Kevin Hunt and Scott Cleary win Chalk Springs Brass Monkeys match

THE annual Brass Monkey’s competition at Chalk Springs (01903 883742), Sussex, was won by Kevin Hunt and Scott Cleary. The best fish of the day were rainbows of 11lb 4oz caught by Paul Carroll and 11lb 1oz caught by Scott Cleary. Fishing continues to be excellent with rainbows to 13lb and blue trout to 9lb regularly being caught. The water ...

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  • 08 February 2010

Walthamstow Fur and Feather match won with four trout

THE hotly contested Fur & Feather competition at Walthamstow Reservoir (0208 808 1527), London, is normally won by anglers fishing the Booby, but this year Tony Fox won the competition, catching four trout in the first hour on a floating line and size 14 Diawl Bachs. The biggest fish of the competition weighed 4lb 6oz and was caught by Alistair ...

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  • 08 February 2010

Westlow Mere Fly Fisher's Matchman of the Year result

THE weather was very kind to the participants taking part in the Congleton & District Fly Fishers’ Matchman of the Year Final at Westlow Mere (01260 270012), Cheshire. A sunny day gave reasonable fishing conditions even though the cold wind meant many anglers fished lures on the bottom. The Matchman of the Year final is a culmination of points awarded ...

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  • 08 February 2010

Tom regains his title

THE England Youth Flyfishing Association national loch-style championships at Grafham Water saw Tom Cooper from Rutland regain the title he first won in 2005.   Conditions were perfect at the 1,500 acre Cambridgeshire reservoir for the 25 competitors from all over England who fished this event to select next year’s International Team. Tom, 17, caught the maximum eight trout limit weighing ...

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  • 12 July 2007

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