Mini-heatwave puts fishers to the Test

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The mini-heatwave meant oxygen levels were low and the fish were reluctant to feed.. Steve Hemingway bucked the trend with some beautiful hard-fighting fish making up his four-fish bag with a weight of 14lb 14oz

The Fly Fishers made their eager way across to Hampshire’s Test Valley for the latest fixture in their schedule. John O’Gaunt is hidden away in a small village near Stockbridge and the conditions were near perfect.
The fishing was steady from the start but certainly not easy.
The mini-heatwave meant oxygen levels were low and the fish were reluctant to feed..
Steve Hemingway bucked the trend with some beautiful hard-fighting fish making up his four-fish bag with a weight of 14lb 14oz. Tony Johnson, right, was close second with 13lb 3oz including this beautiful 4lb rainbow.
Fish fell for imitative patterns including nymphs and buzzers.
Well done to Steve.

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