Results G.Loomis Team UK 2010

The year 2010 was a great one for Team G.Loomis with all members enjoying success in prestigious national events. Here are some highlights:

Lexus Individual, Rutland Water, April 16th 2010
G. Loomis team member Steve Cullen clinched victory here by a narrow margin over Rio Masters’ Rob Edmunds. Paired together, on Steve’s advice they headed for Belgrano Bay on the reservoir’s North Arm, where they used a Di7 with a Tequila Blob on the top dropper and a double Black Blob on the point. Steve’s slightly heavier bag weight, 22lb 13oz took a narrow victory over Rob, who finished with 22lb 9oz.

Anglian Water Airflo International, Rutland Water, April 24th 2010
Team G. Loomis went through to the final, finishing in fourth place in the Northern Heat of this prestigious event.

Bob Church Classic, Rutland Water, May 5th 2010
Team G. Loomis skipper Peter Appleton put together a massive bag of 35 fish (bag limit of 4 with 31 released) to take the Bob Church Classic trophy on Rutland Water.
This was a particularly impressive achievement in this invitation-only event fished my 112 of the UK’s top trout anglers.

Anglian Water Airflo International Final, Rutland Water, October 5th and 6th 2010
In their first appearance in this internationally important 25-team event, Team G. Loomis fished in a highly creditable sixth place. The five-man team, consisting of Peter Appleby, Dave Doherty, Alex McEwan, Steve Cullen and Simon Robinson, were hopeful of a top-five finish following successful practise sessions but Steve Cullen was unlucky in that his day-one catch of seven fish included six brownies, all taken on dries from the top of the North Arm. He had to return four – a cruel twist of fate which cost the team crucial points with many of the other members struggling.
On day two, the Total Flyfisher editor found a bit more luck, taking two good rainbows and one brown in the same area by 11.30am, again all big fish.

The Inaugural International Bank Competition, Orvis Innis Fishery, October 20 2010
G. Loomis team members Fred Bainbridge, Peter Appleby and Chris Micallef were key players in the man-man England team that took top honours at this new international event.

Team G. Loomis UK are: Peter Appleby (captain), Steve Cullen, Fred Bainbridge, Alex Macewan, Chris Mcallif, Dave Docherty