Welcome the first round of the Cynghrair Traws Turrall Traws League.
Traws welcomes new anglers to the competition including some from the Welsh Youth and Ladies teams. The intention is a friendly competition with no pressure on anyone, with good fun to be had by all. Fished to fishery rules to encourage new fly anglers to the sport. With a 2 fish kill any additional fish are returned and awarded 2lbs each.
The anglers were met with cold overcast conditions with a light north breeze , even so some fish were seen to be surface feeding in Home Bay. As the match began most boats stayed for a while in Home Bay whilst the others went to some of the other areas. Fish were caught in various areas throughout the lake, Home Bay area, Islyn, carreg yr ogof, Ty'n Twll using various pulling methods on primarily fast glass / Di3 lines.
At the weigh in 290 fish were recorded as caught with 244 returned giving a rod average of 12.08.
Congratulations to the prize winners.
First place and also top lady Alice Davies with 39 fish for a bag weight of 78lbs 11ozs.
2nd Nathan Midgley 38 fish for 75lbs 5ozs,
3rd John Williams 36 fish for 71lbs 11ozs.
Top youth Dan Owen with 6 fish for 10lbs 11ozs.
Prizes included Cortland fly lines, Turrall flouro and other useful fly fishing accessories.
The next round is on Saturday 22nd April with more updates to follow.
A big thank you to Turrall for sponsoring the competition for another season!