RAY Torrington won the third and final round of Deeping St James Angling Club’s Wade Cup series on Sunday.
Fishing at Lake Ross near Spalding, Ray was drawn on peg 20 on the far side of the lake and fished hair rigged pellet on the method feeder to take an all-carp winning weight of 74lb 12oz.
His catch was also enough to claim the series title with a total of 161lb 2oz. To end a great day for Ray, he also draw the Golden Peg. Second on the day was Des Dalton on peg 4 who fished the pole to take 34lb 2oz on catmeat over sweetcorn.
Series runner up was Andy Wilson with 143lb 10oz.
HIGH quality fish are coming from many areas of Rutland Water with bank and boat anglers getting to grips with late season browns and rainbows.
Oakham angler Peter de Kremer netted a superb brace of fish with a 6lb 5¼oz brown and a 4lb 14oz rainbow; and just a couple of days later he took a rainbow of around 6lb.
Paul Wild of Stamford had a brilliant day with an eight fish limit for 26lb 6oz. Paul’s tally included a 5lb 15oz brown and a 4lb 12oz rainbow.
Other anglers recording good fish included Paul Friend of Edith Weston who netted a 5lb 14oz rainbow, and Graham Hayward, a junior from Empingham, who caught five fish with two fish over 3½lb.
Anglian Water’s David Moore caught a superb brown estimated at 8lb from the Normanton shore. He said: “I was ready to pack up with a nice 3½lb rainbow in the bag when this fish took just under the surface and crashed through the waves as I tightened into it. I was using a floating line size 12 green nymph 8 feet above a booby on the point on 8lb airflo ‘sightfree’ fluorocarbon.”
One of the Rutland Wardens caught the fish on camera before it was returned to the water.