ANGLING: Rutland hosts European final

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RUTLAND Water hosted the Lexus European Team final on Saturday and Sunday with 132 anglers representing 22 of Europe’s top teams.

Bright and windy weather presented anglers with challenging conditions but there were several good bags of fish brought to the scales including three fish for more than 13lb caught by Julian Hubbard (Team Rio Masters). But best fish on day one went to Trout & Salmon editor Andrew Flitcroft, representing Orvis Team Rutland, who landed a spectacular 7lb brown trout.

Day two saw another good split of boats, 20 heading for the main basin, 14 up the South Arm and the remainder to the North Arm.

Team Airflo’s Keith Tanner took a good fish during the first hour of the match at the top of the North Arm while Iain Barr landed the heaviest fish of the match, a brown weighing in at 8lb 2oz.

Results: 1. Anglo Welsh FF, 439pts, 36 fish for 82lb 10oz; 2nd Rio Masters, 592pts, 22 fish for 71lb 14oz; 3rd Margam FF, 609pts, 30 fish for 77lb 10oz; 4th Alba Orvis, 617pts, 27 fish for 64lb 8oz; 5th Seighford Sharks, 624pts, 27 fish for 69lb 13oz; 6th Iain Barr Team Costa, 642pts, 25 fish for 66lb 12oz; 7th Blagdon FF Cortland, 656pts, 26 fish for 76lb 7oz; 8th The Renagades, 680pts, 28 fish for 69lb 8oz; 9th Sonik Pitsford Pirates, 777pts, 19 fish for 59lb 14oz; 10th Team Airflo, 792pts, 27 fish for 62lb 7oz
11. Ospreys, 852pts, 19 fish for 49lb 7oz; 12th Stocks Falcons, 877pts, 22 fish for 55lb 9oz; 13th Nymph-A-Maniacs, 906pts, 18 fish for 45lb 6oz; 14th Fish Hawks, 944pts, 19 fish for 54lb 6oz; 15th Stocks Hawks, 950pts, 15 fish for 39lb 13oz; 16th Greys Team Stocks, 955pts, 18 fish for 37lb 13oz; 17th The 2nd String, 986pts, 17 fish for 40lb 5oz; 18th The Clan Chiefs, 989pts, 16 fish for 42lb 11oz, 19 Chatton Trout Fishers, 1023pts, 16 fish for 35lb 0oz; 20th Peregine Esthwaite, 1054pts, 14 fish for 34lb 9oz; 21st Orvis Team Rutland, 1078pts, 11 fish for 31lb 10oz; 22nd Damsel Nymphs, 1250pts, 6 fish for 19lb 9oz.