Great Trout Tickle!

Post date: Jan 23, 2017 1:2:9 PM

By Ponso Pondhopper    

With Spring just around the corner (well maybe round the next-but-one corner after that) we are already considering the closed season for game fish like trout and Grayling and such. So before these fish start spawning, there’s just about time for a trout match. This will be the fourth Great Trout Tickle to be held at Northcotton Farm, thanks to the generosity of our good friend and sponsor, Mister Albin Northcotton. The date has been moved to the fifth day of Rethe (that’s the 25 February for those with new-fangled calendars). We shall be meeting at Northcotton Farm at 7:30 PM (UK time), but for lower level players (under 30), I will be available to guide you to the farm.  

As in previous years, there will be two matches, the first for those used to catching game fish (fishing skill of 100 or more) and the second for less experienced anglers. As before there will be a prize for the most trout caught and the first Golden Trout caught on the night. For the junior match there will be prizes for the fullest keep net.

There’s no need to register. Just turn up on the day or contact me if you need help getting to the farm. Bring a rod and warm clothes. Trout can be caught with a float and baited hook, wet or dry flies, or, if you’re feeling brave, by hand! The choice is yours. Best bait: bluebottle maggots.

What: Fishing Competition

Where: Northcotton Fram, Oatbarton

When: 25 February 7:30PM (UK time)

Ponso Pondhopper

President, Shire Angling Club

Meeting with Albin Northcotton to discuss trout-related matters