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Results of the Grand Max 2023

Wednesday 18th October 2023

It was quite a day, it was overcast from the start with odd bits of light rain through the morning

Fishing was a little slow to start but gradually rods started to bend fairly regularly among the competitors, the vast majority of whom were in the dam and main basin area especially the Chingley side

There was the usual stop for lunch at 1pm but just after the lunchtime restart at 2pm the rain started in earnest and continued throughout the afternoon with it absolutely pouring at the end and throughout the weigh in. Luckily this did not put off the fish and plenty were caught all the afternoon

With the usual "floating line" only rule, options were limited but the fish were high in the water and came to dries, sunk daddies and cormorants as well as the usual bright patterns

The fish average was 3, which is an excellent competition number and with a catch and kill 2 fish then unlimited catch and release everyone was able to fish all day and many fish were returned for another match

  • 1st - Team Seaguar captained by Richard Denney
  • 2nd - Walthamstow
  • 3rd - Flyfishing Forever

The best bag was Gary Morris for Walthamstow with 10 fish

Biggest fish was won by Phillippe Loyson for Flyfishing Forever with a 3lb 3oz rainbow