A great day today at Toft with a total of 32 anglers fishing – of which 26 had decided to come and partake in our annual Fur and Feather friendly competition.
We decided this season to run a different format and anglers essentially today just had to enjoy a days sport and select 2 fish throughout the day for the weigh in at the end – a big change from the usual 6 fish bag and time bonus as we often see – the idea being that nobody could run away with it early on and test anglers decision making skills on which fish to retain for the scales.
Whilst the day proved to be tough given cold overnight temperatures, bright skies and gin clear water, everyone enjoyed a friendly atmosphere and some fish were caught to add to the occasion. Craig Barr showed his class by netting 14 fish throughout the day, a real achievement in the conditions, sadly for Craig no real monsters came to the net but he certainly showed why he’s amongst the best the UK has to offer, well done for sticking at it. Matt Nuttall also had a good day netting 8 but again no real bruisers in the net to put him in the prizes.
In 3rd place today and much to his surprise was Guide Flyfishing marketing man Warren Langridge with 2 fish on the scales for 1.852kg. Warren took away £50 cash as his prize and a pick at the prize table. In 2nd place was Toft regular Mark Bryan weighing in a single fish for 2.514kg, he took away £80 for his trouble and well deserved for sticking at it. In first place and this years Fur and Feather winner was Hull angler Adam Hirst weighing in a fine rainbow of 2.936kg – Adam won £130 cash so a good bit more than ‘bus fare home’ congratulations Adam on the result.
We’d like to express a massive vote of thanks to Martin Rowson for fetching 20 brace of pheasants as he so often does and as always a big thanks to all of the anglers for fetching a table full of prizes to make sure that nobody left empty handed at the end of the day. As always we couldn’t do it without your support and Toft continues to go from strength to strength following substantial investment over the last 12 months. As always Thankyou all for the banter, company, laughs and smiles, it’s a pleasure to host you as always. We look forward to bringing a lot more exciting news soon – watch this space.
For anyone requiring any more information about Toft please call us in the fishery office on 01673 878453.