20 anglers turned up on Sunday 24/10/20 in pretty breezy weather to fish this years Toft Newton Cup.
Whilst a straight southerly wind had been forecast, a hint of east chucked in for good measure made pegging part of the west bank a non starter. Instead we opted to fish the south and part of the east bank to try and keep the majority as comfortable as possible.
We would like to convey a vote of thanks to our anglers for adhering to social distancing throughout but this didn’t detract from the usual pre competition banter in the car park whilst setting up. It became clear that the majority of anglers would be setting up with some kind of intermediate line and lure approach, the usual suspects of Black and Green, Cats Whisker, Dawsons Olives, Humungus and Snakes all finding their way onto strong leaders.
Once the competition started a few anglers a few anglers found some fish early on though after some pressure things soon slowed down, we did wonder if some of the fish had followed the wind and headed into the rough water as they often do. Heading into the lunchtime break Ian Norton was in the lead with 6 fish though with a couple of others pretty close behind it was clear that the match could still be in the hands of anyone.
The afternoon session kicked off and the anglers were having to work pretty hard and every fish was well earnt with anglers altering methods to hopefully grind out an extra fish here and there. it became clear that 3 or 4 anglers were in the running to take the spoils and Hull angler Ian Norton had managed to hang onto his half time advantage and finish in first place with 9 fish. In second place was Toft regular and Wakefield angler Matt Nuttall with 8 fish followed by Andy Scott from the North East who had 7 fish including the biggest fish of the match a 2.5kg rainbow (pictured) for which he won the greedy pools pot.
Congratulations to all those that got in the prizes and a huge thanks to all those that came for their continued support. Also coming up in the pipeline is our annual Fur and Feather competition on Sunday 6th December and we will announce further details shortly.
For anyone requiring any more information about Toft please call us in the fishery office on 01673 878453.