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Photo competetion winners announced

To encourage photo submission we’re running annual prizes of half-price membership for photos submitted in two categories of ‘carp’ & ‘non-carp’.  Judges decision is final and it’s not always about the biggest fish, it might be the ‘prettiest’ fish or it might just be a good photo.

The 2015 winner of the carp category is Andy Flower for his magnificent 23lb mirror from Howell’s

and in the non-carp category Shaun Birnie gets a special mention for his fine 16lb Totham Pit pike & Dan Hilton for a splendid 10lb slab from the canal but the winner is Dan Thornett for his perch also from the canal, maybe not the biggest specimen (that’s the perch not Dan) but it’s a great perch photo

Keep those pictures coming and we’ll be pleased to pick the winners again next year.

Photo competition latest

Might we have a new front runner in the non-carp category, I have just received this pic of a 16lb pike landed from Totham Pit by Shaun Birnie

I hope the editor likes predators!

Photo competition

When our editor compiled the winter newsletter he decided to include some photos from our gallery and was hoping to find some snaps of tench, roach, perch, chub, bream, crucian, pike etc to select from but instead he founds loads of photos of carp and not much else.  As most of us appreciate that carp are very photogenic this was no surprise to me.  Anyway he suggested that we run a small competition to increase the number of non-carp photos and here it is.  The member who submits the best non-carp fish photo in 2015 will win a half price membership for 2016-17.  Closing date for entries is 24th Dec 2015 and the editor’s decision is final.  You don’t have to do anything fancy to enter, just submit your non-carp fish photo along with the date it was caught, its weight and the venue to the gallery in the usual way.  Please remember that the gallery cannot cope with any photo greater than 2mB in size so you might have to downsize before submission.

As you know the membership secretary has a new penchant for eels and the early front runner is this huge eel caught by Alan King from Bog Grove.

It’s actually quite difficult to tell which end the eel’s head is (this is not an additional competition).

So as not to appear fishist the membership secretary is offering the same prize (a half price membership for 2016-17) for the best carp photo submitted although the fish you currently have to beat is Andy Flower’s stunning 23lb fully scaled mirror from Howells:

The bar has been set extremely high although beauty is in the eye of the carp-holder.

Get out there, get catching and get snappy.