Fish 335 (Season 6,302) Returns 117 (955) Rod average 4.6 (6.6)
Despite the cooler weather and cold winds that have slowed the sport on Pitsford this week the rod average is still very good at 4.6.
The quality of fish caught has also been excellent with several quality brown trout showing once again. The best Brown of the week was a lovely 6lb 14oz fish caught by Matt Collerson while fishing in a Mid Northants match. Another cracking Brown this week was a fine specimen of 6lb 7oz which was part of a super catch by Tony Clark from Morpeth. Tony had 8 Rainbows up to 3½lb and returned a further 9 fish.
The best Rainbow of the week was a fish of 4lb 8oz caught by Rob Layton. There were numerous Rainbows reported in the 4lb plus category.
On Sunday the local Mid Northants club held the Bruce Richardson Trophy boat match. 27 anglers caught 110 fish for an average of 4.0 per rod. They fished to a kill your first four and then catch and release rule. Top rod was newcomer Matt Collerson with four fish for 12lb 6oz; second John Mills with four fish for 11lb and third equal were Les Yarnwell and Simon Charter with four fish for 10lb 15oz. All anglers remarked that the quality, size and fight of the fish were second to none with over a dozen Rainbows caught between 3-4lb.
Best Rainbow: 4lb 8oz taken by Rob Layton.
Best Brown: 6lb 14oz taken by Matt Collerson.
Best boat areas: Rigbys, Holly Tree, Sermons, Pines.
Best bank areas: Duffers, bog Bay, Cliffs.
Midweek boat winner: S Tomalin.
Anglian Water Airflo International Midland Heat 25 May
Anglian Water Rudder Match 8 June
Beginners courses: 18 May; 9,14,22 & 28 June and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 15 & 28 May; 18 & 25 June and other dates throughout the season.
Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association
Hosts monthly open sessions for beginners at Pitsford where fully trained instructors are on hand to offer advice on fly casting, fly tying and water craft. Non members welcome. All sessions are 2-5pm
1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September and 5 October.