David Hoppe 9lb Pitsford Brown

David Hoppe caught a superb Brown of around 9lb from the Sailing Club bank on a buzzer this week.

Fish 684 (season 3,074) Returns 135 (561)Rod average 5.06(5.47)
Pitsford’s anglers have had a fantastic week. It’s unlikely that any other water is producing quality grown on fish of the stamp that is coming out at Pitsford. Following the capture of the 14lb Brown last week, the water has again produced Browns of 9lb and two between 5-6lb (all returned). Rainbows up to 5lb are also being caught in good numbers. The rod average for the week is 5 with the season average at 5.5.

Notable catches include a great three days for Dave Jarvis who enjoyed our holiday package. Dave caught over 67 fish with Rainbows up to 4lb, fishing buzzers around Stone Barn and Gravels.

David Hoppe fished the Troutmasters Fish Off on Saturday and won with 8 fish for 19lb 10oz. He fished a practice session on Friday and landed possibly his biggest ever reservoir Brown trout. Although Dave didn’t weigh this fish he estimated it to be around 9lb. Soon after Dave caught his big fish season ticket holder Graham Hutchings caught a Brown of around 5-6lb, from a stretch of Sailing Club Bay, close to where the larger fish was taken. Both fish were returned.

On Thursday the English Fly Fishing Association had a boat match. 32 anglers caught 185 fish for a rod average of 5.7. Gordon Alleyne caught 185 fish for a rod average of 5.7. Gordon had the best bag with 8 fish for 17lb 12oz. Phillip Church caught the best fish of the match a Rainbow of 3lb 10oz.

Mid week boat winner                Mr McCann

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