It was tough day for the competitors of the Peninsula Classic, held at Kennick reservoir. First thing in the morning the fish could be seen rising in the main bowl of the lake, but this soon slowed as the cloud gave way to bright sunshine.
The format splits the lake into four sections (A,B,C,D), with each angler having two hours in each section. Only rainbows and blues count in the competition and each angler can have a maximum of three fish per sector apart from the final zone where there is no limit.
Each angler had an idea where they wanted to be at the start of the competition and the draw was kind for some but not others.
With the weather and temperatures in mind, the deeper water was the area most were looking forward to fish. Alex Venn made the most of sections A, B and C struggling by landing two fish from section D in the first two hours.
As the day continued, fish could be seen cruising around the shallows in section B, but were hard to convert into takes with the conditions on the day.
Many patterns were used from Buzzers, Zulus, Montana’s, to the colourful Cats Whiskers and Fluro Egg.
In the afternoon Darren Penfold made a charge to claim first place by landing two fish and Dave Perks landed one, but Alex Venn fought off the competition by landing a third fish to cement himself at the top of the leader board.
Final results were:
1st Alex Venn – 3 fish for 6lb 8oz
2nd Darren Penfold – 2 fish for 3lb 1oz
3rd Dave Perks – 1 fish 1lb 6oz
Thank you for everyone’s support, a big thank you Turrall and Crediton Fly Fishing for providing the goodie bags and the prizes.
Prizes included Cortland Fly Lines, Turrall Fishing Flies and other great brands.