Jason Williams receiving his Trophy for top Welsh Rod and the Memorial shield for biggest fish.
The trial date was moved due to the level of the water at Traws in the summer, it was too dangerous too go out on the original trial date so we trialed two months later with the water level nearly full. Many practiced the day before with good number of fish being caught, the best fish was an eight pound brownie by Barry Evans from Bala, it was a shame that Ned couldn’t use the camera on the phone, at least we have found something that Ned can’t do properly!!!!!
On a lovely sunny day, wind from the north at eight miles an hour, it was a pleasure to be out fishing on Traws. All the boats headed north of the lake but one decided to turn left for Islwyn at the last moment before leaving home bay and in hindsight wasn’t the best plan. The remaining boats settled around the dam wall and the pins, fish were being caught at regular intervals and at lunchtime some boats had nineteen and twenty two to the boat. Most of the boats had caught on sink tips and slow intermediate. The winning boat came in with thirty fish with Jason Williams with nineteen. Second best boat was Barry Evans and Derek Duckett. The boat of Edwyn Lewis and Derek Edwards had ten fish to the boat, nine brownies and one rainbow. Nice to see how diversified the fish were as the other boats caught mostly rainbows.
The qualifliers are as following:-
Reserve – Derek Edwards
The above will represent Wales on the Lower Lough Erne next May, good luck to you all.