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Budding trout anglers are being offered the chance to 'have a go' at fly tying or fly fishing for free as part of Anglian Water's contribution to National Fishing Month.

Pitsford Water has already seen qualified instructors offering their expertise to newcomers, and now it's the turn of Grafham Water tomorrow and Rutland Water on August 6. The coaches are available from 10am to 4pm and no booking is required, although you do need to be at least 12 years old. Just turn up and enjoy!

Meanwhile boat fishing for pike has been extended at Pitsford Water, and is now available every day except Saturdays. Call Pitsford Lodge on 01604 781350.

* With Solihull's Barston Lakes in excellent form at the moment, the venue's annual Barston Bowl was a 110-peg sell-out several weeks ago.

With every peg on the Big Lake in, the weights were down from the previous day's Maver Pairs match, with saw five ton-up weights come from the lake, with current UK Champion Tommy Pickering winning with 125lb

However, it still took over 40lb to win all but two of the sections and there were six bags over 50lb, topped by Warwick's Tim Bull. Tim fished in open water with a mighty 90-yard cast to the centre of the lake to take carp to double figures, and a dozen large shimmers, all taken on the Method feeder. England's Will Raison finished second with 77lb.

* Hoar Park Fishery near Ansley in Warwickshire will be hosting a junior angling series, starting August 7, with stacks of prizes including tackle vouchers up to £100, trophies and medals.

THE Glebe Festival is now in its eighth year, making it one of the longest running events in the calendar.

Once again it attracted a great turnout and with fishery owner Roy Marlow donating the pegging fee over the two days to charity. The 65 anglers raised well over £2,000 for good angling causes.

It's my own 'bit of goodwill' for the year as I run it through my website. In the current climate it was really pleasing to get such a great turnout and as ever with this festival it was fished in a tremendous spirit, which is what makes it so special.

The anglers found the carp on the Glebe and nearby Foundation Lake in a finicky frame of mind, although there were still some excellent weights recorded including several tons, topped by Jarrad Smith's 174-8-0 from peg 23 on Pool 2 on the second day.

The festival itself is decided on section points and after two days, three anglers had a perfect two-point score. It went to weight, Jamie Adcock becoming the eighth different trophy winner.

Jamie weighed in 114-4-0 from Pool 1 on the first day, and 114-12-0 on day two, and never picked up his pole on either day.

It was all plain sailing for Jamie, who started on hair-rigged meat on the feeder right across, fished in conjunction with Fin Perfect 2mm pellets rather than groundbait. He caught fish early on both days and as more anglers came off the line, his feeder swim got better.

Second spot went to fishery regular Kev Russell, who had won the first day of the Ivan Marks Festival the previous weekend.

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