Kennick B team win Snowbee team of four competiton at Siblyback

The annual Snowbee team of four competition took place at Siblyback on 14 April. 8 teams turned out for the much anticipated event and were greeted with very strong winds and icy cold temperatures! Why couldn’t we have had a nice spring day!?

 

Anglers dispersed around the lake and fished for 6 hours, 3 hours in each zone. The conditions were extremely tough, the waves on the lake were a foot high in places but, nonetheless, the competitors stuck at it all day and it was a real test of endurance and skill to even fish let alone catch anything!

 

The final hooter sounded at 4.00pm and anglers weighed in by the permit room with 71 fish being caught for a rod average just over 2 per person. This was pleasing given how tough conditions were. There was some stunning Blue Trout caught – the colours were spectacular! Thank you to Milemead Fisheries for those.

 

Rodney Wevill was the only angler to catch his limit of 6 fish, all on a minnow imitation lure. Tony Chipman caught the largest at 3lb 6oz and there was a 3lb 4oz Rainbow for Ron Wilday and fish of 3lb 1oz each for Graham Watts and Ian Elford.

 

Congratulations to Kennick B team who are the champions with the team consisting of captain Mike Stone, Andy Watson, Chris Bolt and Peter Brown.

Champions Kennick B Team

Runners up were Roadford Fly Dressers Guild with captain Ron Wilday, Ian Elford, Johnny McCaig and Rodney Wevill.

Runners Up Roadford FDG

Our third place finishers were Innis A team captained by Dave Johns and team members Alex Johnstone, Paul Jones and Roger Truscott.

Full results:

1st – Kennick B with 14 fish for 20lbs 5oz – each winning a South West Lakes Trust Siblyback day ticket, Snowbee chest pack, Snowbee 10lb fluorocarbon and Snowbee fly display kits

2nd – Roadford FDG with 11 fish for 18lb 6oz – winning Snowbee sunglasses, Snowbee fly keepers and floruorcarbon line

3rd – Innis A with 12 fish for 16lb 3oz – winning a Snowbee large silicone fly box each

4th – Okehampton Fire service (Allan Brown, Barry Ware Snr, Barry Ware Jnr and Ray Butler) with 11 fish for 14lb 8oz

5th – Roche Angling Club (Graham Watts, Dave Perks, Tony Chipman, Peter Williams) with 8 fish for 14lb 2oz

6th – Kennick A (John Hern, Rob Gale, Duncan Kier, Alec Hoare) with 8 fish for 10lb 5oz

7th – Snowbee (Andy Cottam, Denis Symons, Dave Grove, Matt Hunt) with 6 fish for 9lb 3oz

8th – Damarell Trotters (Mark Damarell, Graham Johns, Mark Kitchenham, Dave Daniels) with 1 fish of 1lb 3oz

Top Individual – Rodney Wevill with 6 fish for 7lb 13oz won a Snowbee double rod tube, cap and some fluorocarbon

Best fish was won by Tony Chipman with his 3lb 7oz Rainbow and he won a Snowbee Prestige Trout bag and a Siblyback boat ticket

Anglers: 32

Rainbows caught: 49

Blues caught: 22

Browns caught: only 1 Brown which was 1lb 12oz for Graham Watts

Total caught: 72 – one Brown released

 

Fish of note:

Tony Chipman 3lb 6oz Rainbow

Ron Wilday 3lb 4oz Rainbow

Graham Watts 3lb 1oz Rainbow

Ian Elford 3lb 1oz Rainbow

 

Best flies: Minnow, Tadpoles, Damsels, orange blobs

 

Massive thank you to Simon Kidd and Russell Weston at Snowbee for their fantastic support of the competition. They are extremely generous in the prizes they provide and Snowbee continue to lead the way in product quality, customer service and expertise. www.snowbee.co.uk

 

Our next competition is the Kennick Bank Pairs on May 19. Bookings on 01566 771930

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