GOODING IS BEST OF THE BEST FOR THE THIRD TIME…

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Andy Gooding has won the annual Snowbee Best of the Best competition at Kennick Reservoir for the third time in five years. Andy scooped a cool £1000 for his efforts, catching 8 fish for 15lbs 12oz with the successful flies being Damsel Nymphs fished high in the water on a floating line with 20 foot leader. Andy’s largest fish was 2lb 14oz.

 

32 anglers fished on the day and a huge congratulations goes out to all of them in qualifying for the final. The weather was very unsettled with sunny spells and gentle breeze turning into gale force winds and very heavy downpours! Casting in some zones was very difficult but the anglers really stuck at it well.

 

A cracking BBQ was provided by South West Lakes Trust (SWLT) Countryside Warden Mark Baxendale and the presentations were made at the Kennick Lodge.

 

The event was sponsored, yet again, by Snowbee UK who are a leading manufacturer of fishing equipment and clothing. The products they supply are simply superb – www.snowbee.co.uk.

 

Ben Smeeth, Head of Angling for SWLT, thanked Simon Kidd and Russell Weston of Snowbee for supporting the event and being very generous in the prizes they provided.

 

 

Result

                                        

Fish

Weight

 

Winner –

Andy Gooding                  

8

15.12

£1000 BOB trophy & Snowbee Hat

Runner up –

Paul Jones                            

5

10.07

£400 BOB trophy & Snowbee Hat

Third –

Ron Wilday                             

5

9.02

£250 BOB trophy & Snowbee Hat

Heaviest Fish (not finishing in the top three)

John Huckings                          

 

2.06

£200 & Snowbee Hat                     

Second heaviest fish (not in top three)

Dave Perks                               

 

2.05

Snowbee Stowaway Bag

Blind Pairs winners:

A Gooding/R Gale               

9

17.11

£50 each (£100)

Blind Pairs runners up:

P Jones/M Sinclair               

6

12.11

£25 each (£50)

4th  –

John Huckings                     

4

8.00

Snowbee Nivalis Jacket

5th

Andrew Alger                        

4

7.04

Snowbee Onyx Cass. fly reel system

6th – 

Al Lawson                           

2

3.14

Snowbee Breeze Bloc Softshell Jacket

7th – 

Roger Truscott      

2

3.11

Snowbee Ultralite Chest Pack 

8th – 

Allan Brown            

2

3.08

Snowbee 14740 Fly Box Tool Kit

 

9th – 

 

Dave Perkls            

1

2.05

Snowbee Easy vue competition fly box L

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