The weather on Tuesday could not have been more perfect for round three of the Chew Valley Lake Evening League. Warm temperatures and a slight breeze meant hopes were high for a few fish. A quick ask around in the lodge suggested fish were to be found at the North Shore and dam areas and so on the whistle, my boat partner Dave Drake and I wasted no time in motoring in to position and making our first casts. Teams of holographic nymphs were our preferred set ups and we both soon hooked rainbows of about 3lb each. This method continued to produce until the sun started to sink and as fish came higher up in the water I swapped to three crunchers to slow my sink rate. A change which also produced bites. We were back at the lodge before we knew it and our six fish each were enough to give Dave third place with 15lb 8oz, whilst my bag weighing 14lb 9oz, placed fifth. Winner on the night was Rik Anderson, helped to 16lb 9oz by a 5lb rainbow.
|Dave with a 4lb rainbow trout|
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