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Sandford Pool Trout Fishery 07517 421907 A bloodworm nymph attracted 26 rainbow trout when Jason Williams, from Cilfynydd, fished catch and release; Aberdare angler Max Williams returned 18 and Cardiff fly fisherman Dan Pearce put 17 back.

Ken Roberts returned 14 fish while Gary Wharton, from Caldicot, hooked eight on a dry fly and Luke Taylor's six came to a bloodworm.

Oliver Spear banked a brace of 4lb rainbows and Kenneth Townsend topped up his wallet when the tagged trout was one of the three he caught. Ynysyfro Reservoir 01633 838250 Three more Troutmaster badges have been awarded to anglers fishing the reservoir.

David Price, from Pontypool, earned his with a 3.5lb rainbow; Cwmbran member Terry O'Connor's weighed 3lb 6oz and Cardiff veteran Ken Bowring caught a 2lb 9oz rainbow.

Most of the bank action has been on the top pond and that's where Steve Snape caught his eight fish catch and release limit and followed it up with seven rainbows on his second visit.

Diawl Bach and corixa pattern flies gave Gwyn Davies his eight fish limit while a damsel nymph worked for Roger Martin who caught eight, seven and six rainbows to nearly 3lb on his visits.

Colin Jones caught seven rainbows one day and a further nine over a few evening visits while Ken Bowring cast a damsel nymph to net seven, six and three trout and also went out on a bottom pond boat to catch another seven to 2.75lb. Adrian Moyse used buzzers for his seven rainbow catch and six were caught by Dave Howells and Keith Higgins who also accounted for five on a second visit.

Two visits by Phil Harper resulted in six rainbows and a 2lb brown trout; Del Haines also caught seven in two sessions; two short visits gave Brian Green five; Chris Daniels caught four when he fished; three came to Alan Clarke and Martin Williams and a brace to Terry O'Connor, John Mcindo, Dean Connelly, Brian Wareham, Alan Rees, Bob and Colin Cox and Craig Bowles who also caught four from a boat on the bottom pond.

Ken Pascoe carried on his bottom pond boat catches with a limit and then seven fish all caught on a drowned daddy longlegs pattern and he also caught five rainbows from the bank while Ian Oxley and Howard Davies both boated two fish.

Ravensnest Fishery 01291 689564 Dave Edwards, from Brecon, included rainbows of 6lb and 9lb among the 11 he caught and released while his brother Ken returned 10 fish.

Cwmbran anglers Roger Jones and Terry Feest both hooked and released 20 rainbows; John Rigg had a 6lb fish among his 13 and a 10lb fish was one of eight returned by Jasper van Dalen.

Ian Bangs returned a 7lb rainbow and seven fish were caught and released by Andrew Silcox and Henry Bull. Tim McHugh and his son Kevin were catching fish to eat and went away with nine rainbows weighing almost 18lb and Mark Hayes was also heading for the kitchen with his five fish 9.5lb bag. Three fish on the 2lb mark were retained by both Richard Devlin and Kevin Probert and a 4lb brace by Al Miller.

Bigwell Fly Fishery 01600 772904 Paul Elsworthy reached the 10 fish catch and release limit using buzzers and nymphs while Paul Barnfield caught his limit on hoppers.

Jake Drew connected with 10 rainbows when he cast out a cat's whisker lure and that was also Andrew Poultney's choice of fly as he steered seven rainbows to the landing

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 22, 2017
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