Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge – day one

What a day Monday was!

Strong winds in the morning that gradually abated into the afternoon. Sadly the heavens then opened and a few hrs of torrential downpour tested everyone’s patience.

The hounds never read the script either, really heavy going considering the good smoothie fishing we’ve enjoyed lately.

Only 10 hounds boated today despite some courageous efforts, the majority around 6lb with the only double a 10lb 10oz specimen for St Helens angler Dennis, winning him a brilliant new rod and reel combo from PENN, thanks to our sponsors Pure Fishing UK Ltd.

Looking forward to better weather and more hounds for day two. More photos on Gallery 245