River Trent (Viaducts) – 8th September 2019

  1. Phil Aldridge       9lb  5oz
  2. Steve Rutter        7lb 12oz
  3. Ollie Strutt           7lb  7oz

With the sun shining brightly, little breeze and crystal clear water, we all knew that this was going to be a tough match.  That said, it was a great turnout for our first River Trent match this season, with 17 RoTAS Warriors attending.

Phil Aldridge had a comfortable win from peg 10, catching roach and dace by switching between waggler and pole.

Steve Rutter was on peg 1 and fished a small maggot feeder. His catch of 7lb 12oz included a decent bream of about 2lb.

Third place went to Junior member Ollie Strutt, who put in a master class on the whip at peg 5. His net included some lovely plump roach.

Although the weights were generally low, everyone did actually weigh in and the Trent was full of tiny chub and dace. The signs are encouraging and hopefully the fishing will be great in a couple of years.