The 44th John Watts Competition was held on Saturday 24th August 2019 at Draycote Water, Nr Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8AB.
Chris Reeves, FDG Secretary, said:
Congratulations to New Haylie Fly Fishers who won the John Watts trophy on a very difficult day at Draycote. The serial winners managed 16 fish beating the team from Surrey by 3 fish, Rod average on the day was 2.33 with only 3 blanks, top rod was Grahame Steele with 7 fish. Best fish went to Julie Wickes with a fish of 3lbs 7ozs. Methods varied from DI5 with black snakes for the winning team, through all levels of lines with several anglers catching on dries. Takes were few and far between in hot and breezy conditions with almost no cloud cover. Thanks to all who took part and to those regulars who were absent, you missed a great day!