Rainbow is pot of gold

James Pixley and his 7lb 3oz rainbow
James Pixley and his 7lb 3oz rainbow

One of the hottest days of the year saw the Fly Fishers head to Damerham Trout Fishery near Fordingbridge.
This fishery is the home of the famous Damerham Blue Trout, famed for its wily behaviour around eager anglers.
In general trout hate the heat, they’re a cold water fish. The higher the temperature, the less oxygen in the water and the more indifferent they are to attempts to catch them.
Many anglers found it tricky to trap these rather difficult species and so it was all the more impressive when the weigh-in showed the Mystery Pair winners James Pixley and Bradley Slater netting a combined eight fish bag of just over 25 lbs.
James Pixley made the difference with a huge Rainbow tipping the scale at an impressive 7lb 3oz.

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