The Snowbee Perpetual Trophy was held again this year at the historic Blagdon Lake. 25 anglers had entered this annual event and with the forecast looking favourable all headed out with enthusiasm, unfortunately the forecast was not quite as predicted and with high winds and bright sunshine the fishing was testing to say the least.
The majority of the boats headed for the Top End of the lake and there were early catches but as the wind strengthened the fishing became harder, that said there were still fish being caught along the weed beds but not as you might expect with nymphs or Corixa, but bright lures.
The quality of the fish in Bristol Water Lakes never waivers, top quality fish and full mended tails. The best fish of the day was a beautiful 4lb 13oz Rainbow, this along with other fish over 3lb on the day makes this lake special.
The eventual winner had a total of 8 fish out of the 12 allowed, only 4 fish are kept and the remainder are recorded and returned safely to the water, Exeter angler and previous winner Pete Kempton mastered the conditions and collected the Snowbee Perpetual Trophy and a Snowbee XS ‘Stowaway’ travel case.
In second place was another previous winner Dave Grove with another good bag on the day of 6 fish, he also collected a Snowbee travel accessory, the Snowbee Chest Wader bag.
There was also a mystery pair prize, all of the anglers were paired up at random and the combined weight of the 2 anglers produced a winning pair of Phil Sharpe & Dave Drake.
The England men’s Commonwealth team held a raffle to aid their expenses for the event which is being held in Canada this year, the top prize of a hand drawn picture of Blagdon Lodge by Dave Grove went to long time supporter John Waters
The prizes had all been kindly donated by Snowbee UK who are fabulous supporters of the Peninsula Federation