After a tough 4th round anglers were expecting a much better 5th round of the Fishtec League. Weather was on our sides and the fishing leading up the the match as great to say the least. Fish close to the surface making targeting them more fun ‘getting the chase’… The fishing turned out to be tough despite these perfect conditions and the top rod won it with just 8 fish.
Individual results comp 5
Top individual on the day was Stewart Watkins, he managed 8 fish, all on the new Airflo Mini Tips – Slow glass 6ft tip with two pulling hoppers suspended by a cat booby on the point. His retrieve was slow and varied between figure of eight, slow strips and the roly-poly. Fishing out in open water drifting onto the osprey pole seemed to be the best areas with many boats doing the same thing. Well done Stewart.
The 5th Fishtec League match was fished 9th September. The fishing leading up until now was hit and miss, it was very ‘poddy’, you could be just 10 yards away from a pod and not get anything! The weather was perfect, high cloud and minimal sunshine with a comfortable 12mph wind. It was the sort of day you know the fish will be up, but where?
Team Results from comp 5 and overall position so far:
Top team for the second time in as many comps was again Margan Fly Fishers. Margam used the hit and run tactic where sticking to one method and covering a lot of water to locate the fish. Once located they then sat on the fish building their bags consistently through the team to give them a good overall position. The top method for the day was pulling blobs and boobies on one of the Airflo Sweep fly lines. The di3 gave a great presentation in the water, letting the flies to be fished close to the surface until the weight of the head pulls the flies down. That sweeping motion seemed distributable to fish.
Written by Kieron Jenkins
The third Fishtec League match turned out to be tougher than expect, near perfect conditions from the off quickly deteriorated with bright sunshine and 15mph winds quickly setting in. Many anglers struggled from the off until the weather broke and cloud cover made its way in at around 3pm. Fish started to rise and flies in or on the surface were what most anglers fished.
Team Results and overall position so far:
Top team of the day, Snatchers, caught an impressive 60+ fish to secure 54 place points. (see column ‘comp 3‘). Fish are now more spread out on the lake and can be found further and further from the shore each day as fish travel across the lake in search of food. Top anglers on the day all fished Airflo Sixth Sense intermediate lines in a range of densities with many angler catching on the new Mid-Glass. Boobies and blobs seemed to provoke most action, with a few anglers taking fish on dry flies later on in the day.