Just to let you know how we went on in the Roy Jones Trophy competition yesterday at Carsington Water near Matlock. Eight Leeds branch members fished.
It was a wild, wet and windy day however despite this everybody had a great time with everybody catching except DH. It’s a beautiful lake with crystal clear water and a blue tint from the limestone.
Judith Milner was 3rd with 4 fish, I was 2nd with 7 fish but Chris Carter was the winner with 120” from his 7 fish.
Melvyn graciously decided not to put his card forward into the competition this year to let someone else have a go, which rightly or wrongly I accepted his wishes.
Bob Lomax was true to his word and joined us our boat totalled 19 fish so we were just pipped by 1 by Chris & Mel. Bob steered me to my total including the biggest fish at 4lb but he led me astray to the “dark side” to catch the 23” fish – as you know I am a purist when it comes to fly fishing.
I’m off to the Dee today and suspect I won’t have as much fun up there!