SNOWBEE INNIS SPRING CUP was held on Saturday 29th March the day before Mothers Day. The weather started with showers and a cold east breeze but nothing to deter the keen 40 anglers who mustered at the registration tent. Hot tea coffee and biscuits were available to thw awaiting anglers as the peg draw took place. Both Carbis and Sterrick Lakes were to be fished on a catch and release basis with the most fish caught by end of day.
Event gets under way. 9am with everyone at there pegs and the marshalls at their posts the horn starts the event. Conditions started quite good with very light breeze brushing across the lakes, the rain lamented to give slightly overcast conditions which enticed the rainbows up in the levels. Most were using intermediate lines and some form of lure to catch the trouts attention. We were all to find out that these pleasant conditions woud deteriorate with the breeze turning into a constant strong wind with really strong gusts. This seemed to push your experienced anglers to the forefront and by lunchtime several were in the double figure mark.
Afternoon session. Conditions worsened as the wind increased making some pegs very difficult indeed. Again some seemed to relish these conditions and just kept catching right up to the final hooter. Still those languishing in the doldrums with little action still kept a jovial outlook to the days fishing. At the final hooter all handed catch returns in and headed for the Knightor Winery for some warmth, ale, food and final results and prize giving.
Results and Prizes. Knightor Winery supplied all with a tasty hot meal and good ale to warm those chilled from the days fishing, all held in an excellant converted barn. SNOWBEE sponsors of the event, with their managing director Russell and head of sales Simon Kidd (who is also an English team member) were in attendance throughout the day. Both enjoyed the days fishing along with everyone else and endured some of the hardships the weather conjured up for all.