The Shortlist – Classic Catch Competition

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The Classic Catch Competition winner for August 2015 is…

Ryan Jones

Ryan’s impressive pike catch photo earned the most votes this month.

E Jones river wye pike

PB 26lb River Wye pike. First time out on the river last year.



Want to win £150 worth of fantastic fishing tackle? Upload your catch photo to our Classic Catch Competition page here.

In case you missed them, here’s the full August shortlist gallery:

1. Terry Bromwell

Terry Bromwell wild brown trout

Wild brown trout caught on the River Taff on a large dark olive pattern. Dry fly fishing cant get any better.

2. Michelle Condliffe

Michelle with her first big cat fish.

Michelle with her first big cat fish. She now has a bigger PB catfish than her fella.

3. Rob Bending

rob bending

A fin perfect 3lb wild Usk brownie taken on the dry at Brecon.

4. Martyn Venner

martyn venner first fish after 4 years

First fish after 4 years of disappointment, and to top it off my old man by my side.

5. Fiona Guest

Fiona salmon The River Tay

Fiona’s first salmon on The River Tay. 10lb caught on Vision 110.

6. Ryan Jones

E Jones river wye pike

PB 26lb River Wye pike. First time out on the river last year.

7. Billy Lovell

Belshaw carp

My hubby’s first double 12 1/2lb carp.

8. Charlie Halliday

Charlie Halliday Melissa the carp

When I saw the fish’s head I recognised it from a photo on Facebook, it was Melissa the carp at a whopping 47.8lbs!

9. Alan Monaghan

Alan Monaghan carp Ireland

My new PB from a wild lake in Ireland, 26.4lb on a quick over nighter. 4lb off the Irish record!

10. Alex Lemin

Alex small carp

Alex, aged 6 on his first fishing trip. He must have caught 30 small ones! Needless to say he’s now hooked on fishing!

11. Martin Ashby

Martin Ashby cock salmon River Wye.

Fresh run cock salmon, caught on the River Wye.

12. Derek Forrest

Derek Forrest fishing in Holland

Fishing in Holland last year, loads of huge roach. Holland is the place of dreams for fishing.

13. John Lewis

John Lewis Smooth hound

A 9lb smooth-hound caught on a pulley rig loaded up with squid as bait, Morfa Beach, S. Wales.

14. Jed Grayston

Jed Grayston with brown trout

Brown trout caught on the fly on the River Test. Unweighed and released as soon as she was ready.

15. Jason Williams

Jason Williams Rainbow Trout Sutton Springs

14lb Rainbow at Sutton Springs on a buzzer.

Thanks for the amazing response! If you didn’t make the shortlist this time, keep submitting your best catch photos for a chance to win £150 worth of fishing gear next month.

For full details, terms & conditions or to submit your catch photo, please visit the Fishtec Classic Catch Club Competition page.