On Saturday evening it looked like we might be fishing on the school field, but by Sunday morning it had become apparent that we were to be blessed by fair weather for the first ever S. Anselm’s Fly Fishing Competition. Seventeen keen competitors arrived at Press Manor Fishing Lake at 11.00 on Sunday morning to near perfect conditions. Local fishing guide Pete Arfield was on hand to give a casting display. The fish were obviously impressed as they immediately succumbed to dry flies delivered by anglers on the shore. As the day wore on, the fish became more reticent.
Thomas G, fishing from a boat, took two magnificent trout late in the afternoon to ensure that his will be the first name inscribed on our new fishing cup. Congratulation to Thomas. Instruction was available all day and anglers of all abilities benefitted from it. Awards for improvement were awarded by Pete after supper on Sunday. As well as next summer’s fishing competition, we are planning a day’s fishing and coaching one Sunday in September. Please let me know if you are interested in taking part.