Our thanks to the following sponsors for their generous donations:
Silver Grill Restaurant, Totnes
Once every year, in August, Baywater Anglers organises the Steamer Quay Competition in Totnes on behalf of the Totnes Carnival Committee. (All entrance fees go to the Carnival Committee to help them in their work with local charities.)
This year's competition, which was moved back a week by the Carnival Committee, proved quite difficult to fish, coinciding as it did with the low tide. As the tide started to rise, however, a few fish came on the feed, with the entrants at the lower part of the jetty the first to encounter them. There was a flurry of fish here, which was enough to ensure that all prizes were won. A few fish made their way upstream, which gave those fishing further up the river a chance, but catches were dominated by schoolie bass, which were quickly unhooked, measured and returned to the water.
Results were as follows:
1st - Lisa Head
(Well done Lisa - a good score on a difficult evening)
2nd - Michael Head
3rd - Adam Orchard
4th - Brian Gale
5th (Equal) - Alan Cross and Martyn Green
Junior Prize - Emjay Arnold
Lady's Prize - Julie Green
Due to other commitments, this year's competition will probably be moved to Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 regardless of whether or not it falls inside the week long carnival (though it should).This means that the tide should be high enough to ensure a fair few fish. (Hopefully - we shall just have to wait and see.)
As with all of the other competitions that we have organised for the Totnes Carnival Committee, the entrance fees were donated in full for their work with local charities. Our thanks to all of our sponsors for their generosity in helping to make this happen.