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Breaking TOPS records!

Breaking TOPS records!
In contrast to the 1st leg of the TOPS Corporate Challenge, we had a rabid bunch of anglers braving the bitter Friday and blustery Saturday weather and it was apparent from the catch records that they were here to catch fish.
 
476 Trout is a remarkable return, with this 2nd leg breaking a few decade old records, notably one being the most fish over half a meter being landed in one leg. Steve Harrison had an absolute purple patch in his first session landing 7 fish, every one over half a meter.
 
 
          
We even had a 30lb grass carp caught by Mark Wilmot, after a gruelling  a two and a half hour fight. Needless to say with an average of 8 fish per angler, there were some happy faces at the Saturday night prize giving bash.
 
       
The fish had definitely turned, in terms of chasing the brighter patterns, indicative of spawning season being in full swing, with a predominance of large cock fish aggressively buzzing the flies. That said on a few of the gin clear mountain fed dams, anglers had to resort to size eighteen nymphs to get a fish’s attention.
 
 
          
James Popper lost the biggest fish of his TCC, right at the net…..a curse all of us have experienced and there were many tales of snap ups and even one angler getting spooled. Water temperatures have certainly brought out that aggressive streak that is the hallmark of action packed Winter fishing.
 
  
           
Largest fish went to Rob Scorgie, with a 56cm beauty and Top Fly Fisher of the leg was Gavin Loveday - proving that winning a 4x4 in a previous year was no luck - his tally of 20 fish, at an average of 39cm, being too much for his competitors.
 
 
The five team qualifying for the grand final were  - 5th Place - Highland Hookers on 23 ranking points,  4th Place - The Split Cane Brand Company on 22 points, 3rd Place - Bophelong Construction on 20 points, then a count out for 1st and 2nd both on 16 ranking points, but the ZZ Tops were pipped by WBHO on a count out on fish points, being accrued length.
 
  
          
Now with 3 weeks rest for the Trout, the 3rd and final qualifying leg of the TOPS Corporate Challenge is set up for some entertaining fishing and festivities guaranteed.

 
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