PRESIDENT'S CUP EYEBROOK 4TH AUGUST

The second visit for our members this season tom Eyebrook.  On arrival at the Water, it was a flat calm, but fish were rising, and the odd rod was been bent. Thankfully by the time our members got out, a light breeze had sprung up to take the edge off the heat. It was bright all day, and the breeze changed direction several times, but despite that, the competition fished to a 2 fish limit, produced a good number of fish as well as tales of the ones that got away. The fish were found to be near the surface, and were caught on a variety of flies, including dries, damsels, and small blobs and Fabs. All the 15 anglers who took part caught fish, some more than others, and 23 fish were weighed in, with another 59 being returned to fight another day, giving a rod average of just under 5.5.  England Team regular Stewart Hume had the biggest fish of the day, a lovely rainbow of 3lb 12oz, and best bag of the day went to Paul Davidson witha bag of 20 fish, As it happened they were drawn out of the hat together to be the blind pair to determine the winners for the day.  The winner of the free boat, kindly donated by Flyfishstore, was won by Tony Ward, our first guest visitor to an EDFF outing.

Once again a sumptuous buffet was provided by Pauline Roberts and her helpers, which was taken picnic style on the lodge lawn overlooking the water .  A lovely end to another good day at Eyebrook.  Thanks again to Jim and the staff for all their help

RUTLAND DAY 7TH JULY

Our second day out of the 2021 season was at Rutland Water. 14 anglers took to the water with a mixed bag of weather. The day started cloudy with a SW breeze, and through the day there was a bright warm spell, a light shower at the start of the afternoon before a bright spell up to the end of the session at 5pm. Thankfully we avoided some isolated very heavy showers which were not far away.  At the weigh in every member bar one caught fish, There were 41 fish weighedin, and anoth 37 released, giving a rod average of just over 5.5.  There was stiff competition for the trophy for the biggest fish, with several fish in the 2 to 3 lb bracket, and the Trophy went to Rutland regular Dave Porter with a rainbow of 2lb 15 1/2oz.  The winner of the Boat Voucher, kindly donated by Anglian Water, drawn out of the hat, was John Thompson.

Many thanks to Andy and the staff at Rutland for their help and for making it a very enjoyable day out.

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