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TROUTMASTER COMPETITIONS

 

         
   

26.03.2016 - Wajid Shah
Winner of the 2015/16 semi final 'Fish off'  
25.03.2017.  Another win for Wajid Shah
Winner of the 2016/2017 semi final 'Fish off'
   
Another win for Andy Whittaker
Winner of the 2012/13 semi final 'Fish Off'

 

15.03.2014 - Krystian Wicinski
 Winner of the 2013/14 Troutmasters Competition.

 

Andrew Whittaker.
Winner of the 2011/12 semi final 'Fish Off'

 

 Brandon Wilkins.
Winner of the Junior 2011/12 semi final 'Fish Off'

 

Winner 2009/10

Edward Westmacott
Winner of the 2010/11 semi final 'Fish Off'  

 

 

 

The Troutmaster Competition is Britain's biggest trout fishing competition.  Each month the anglers catching the three largest trout at Norton Fishery are awarded the exclusive Troutmasters badge.  Each earn a place at our fish-off in March the following year and the winner of that competition is invited to fish in the national final.  It is is run across the UK by “Trout Fisherman Magazine” (the sister paper to “Trout and Salmon Magazine”) for trout fisherman to compete against each other.  There are various waters throughout the UK that are designated as official Troutmasters waters and anyone who fishes at one and lands a good sized trout can enter that fish into the competition by filling out a Troutmaster form.   There is also an award for the most consistent trout angler of the year.   If you want to enter, the blank forms are by the catch return box in the lodge.
 

The competition ticket price is £20.00 for Members and £30.00 for Non-members, (a ‘3-fish’ ticket) PLUS £7.50 per head for BBQ.  The starting time for every event is 9.00 am, but you are advised to arrive at the fishery around 8.15 am. to allow plenty of time to tackle up and have a cup of tea or coffee.  If you are interested, please contact the office to reserve a place on 01708 688 525.

 

THE TROUTMASTER COMPETITION RULES
 

The competition runs from 21 December to 20 December the following year.

Entrants must be aged 14 years or over for the Troutmasters or 13 years and under for the Junior Troutmasters.

·         Entries must be received within 5 days of capture.

·         Proof of posting is not proof of entry.

·         Each monthly competition runs from 21st of the month to the 20th of the following month.

·         Judging takes place on 25th of the month. Entries after this date will not be considered.

·         Illegible or incomplete forms will be rejected.

·         The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

·         Juniors must be 13 or under on date of catch.

 

NORTON FISHERY COMPETITIONS

 

The competition ticket price is £20.00 for Members and £30.00 for Non-members, (a ‘3-fish’ ticket) PLUS £7.50 per head for BBQ.  The starting time for every event is 9.00 am, but you are advised to arrive at the fishery around 8.15 am. to allow plenty of time to tackle up and have a cup of tea or coffee.  We are open to suggestions for competitions you may wish to have throughout the year  - We need a minimum of eight people, and we can customise them to suit requirements.  Previous competitions we have held are:-

 

THE MAYFLY - Match the mayfly hatch.

THE HATCH - Buzzers, Emergers and Small Dry Flies only are allowed for this event

THE RED EYE - This is the tough one! – 9 am. to 12 midnight, and any fly can be used.

THE FLUFF CHUCKER - Only the biggest, boldest, fluffiest lures allowed, nothing natural about this competition

THE DADDY CHALLENGE - As usual, we supply the flies for this event.  Each angler is given 4 daddy longlegs, 2 dries and 2 gold head sinkers.  If all flies are lost, then you are out of the race!

 

The competition ticket price is £20.00 for Members and £30.00 for Non-members, (a ‘3-fish’ ticket) PLUS £7.50 per head for BBQ.  The starting time for every event is 9.00 am, but you are advised to arrive at the fishery around 8.15 am. to allow plenty of time to tackle up and have a cup of tea or coffee.

We can also arrange Corporate Days which can combine clay pigeon shooting with fishing to include a BBQ ('Fin and Feather') - We need a minimum of ten people.  If you are interested please enquire at the fishery for prices.  

 

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Weather Link: www.accuweather.com/ukie/index.asp

The British Trout Association: http://www.britishtrout.co.uk