Year of tight lines and huge catches

THE 2011 fishing season started with a terrific 12lb 6oz Rainbow at Ravensthorpe on opening day – from then on the fish just got bigger and bigger

At Ravensthorpe Mick Elliot took a super 13lb 8oz Rainbow early in the season and by the end of March the rod average had hit nine.

In April Gary Turner, of Blakesley, landed a massive 14lb 8oz Rainbow at Ravensthorpe which held on as best fish of the season.

Pitsford Water’s best Rainbow of the season weighed 11lb 12oz and was recorded by Keith Burton.

In early May, Dave Davis landed a 9lb 12oz Rainbow at Pitsford Water.

Towards the end of the month Alan Worley landed a terrific brace of Rainbows at Pitsford Water – a 10lb 4oz Rainbow teamed with a 9lb 13oz Rainbow.

David Brady took a lovely 10lb 6oz Rainbow at Pitsford Water during July.

Andy Kress had a fantastic season at Ravensthorpe with an impressive 11lb 2oz Rainbow towards the end of July, followed by a whopping Rainbow of 14lb 2oz in September.

And Pitsford hosted a fantastic Fur and Feather match won by father and son Garry and Rob Edmunds.