This month’s badge winners plus your latest catch photographs
HOW TO ENTER
There are many speciallydesignated Troutmasters waters in the UK where you can enter, and the number of fisheries joining is growing. If you catch a fish at any of these waters you can register it using the official forms, which must be sent to our offices within five days of capture. Forms are available at the fisheries. Senior and junior entry forms are available. Juniors must be under 14, seniors aged 14 and over. New this year: Anglers can enter fish caught on any-method. However, the Senior and Junior finals remain FLY only. Captors of the three biggest fish win an exclusive Troutmasters badge. You could also win an exclusive Gold Badge if you win five Troutmasters badges each from five different fisheries during the course of the competition. At the end of the year all badge winners will be invited to enter a fish-off at the water where they won the badge to decide who will get an invitation to the Final. Each fish-off will be run by the fishery concerned to local rules, and can involve around 36 anglers. One angler from each water will qualify for the Final. Each competition runs from the 21st of the month to the 20th of the next. Judging takes place on the 25th. An award will be made to the most consistent angler of the year.
GOLD BADGE WINNERS
TWO anglers have been awarded their second senior Gold Badges of the season. They are John Davies, from Montgomery, for success at Graiglwyd Springs, Blithfield, Kingfisher Trout Lakes, Tree Tops Fly Fishery and Llyn Brenig, and Matthew Devine, from Morpeth, for badges won at Aldin Grange, Bessy Beck, Langley Dam, Marston Wyse and West House Trout Lakes. Two anglers also win their first senior Gold Badges. Colin McDonald, from Aberdeen, earns his at Artloch Fishery, Forbes of Kingennie, Lochter Fishery, Midmar and Raemoir, while Daniel Vine, from Lanchester, gets a Gold Badge following successes at Aldin Grange, Higham Lake, Langley Dam, Leighton Reservoir and West House Trout Lakes. The covetedveted Troutmaster Troutmasters Gold Badge is awarded to anglers who win five badges each from five different fisheries during the Troutmasters season. The more fisheries you visit, the more chance you have of winning a Troutmasters Gold Badge.
THIS fantastic-looking rainbow trout weighed in at 12lb 4oz and was caught from the Albury Estate complex by Joe Jackson from Ewell in Surrey. Joe, who is a regular visitor to the venue, caught his fish at the Vale End lake using a dry Mayfly on a floating line and a 5lb leader. He also caught a 2lb 8oz brown trout that same day, also on a Mayfly.
Martin Corr, from Coxhoe, Co Durham, caught this personal best 19lb 4oz rainbow from Pennine fishery using a Bloodworm on a floating line.
Coltsford Mill fishery produced this stunning 9lb 7oz rainbow for New Addington, South London angler Mike Snell. Successful fly was a Diawl Bach.
Highbridge, Somerset angler Jason McPhee used a Humungus lure on a Di-3 line to tempt this 11lb 8oz rainbow from Hawkridge Reservoir.