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But we don’t want to give you that!

But we don’t want to give you that!

This year's One Fly competition on the River Test was won by Bob James' team (above), which included television presenter Chris Tarrant and FF&FT's Chris Sandford. The competition was held last Thursday (April 28) on the Wherwell Priory beat of the River Test at Chibolton.

James' team fished Chris Sandford's Ducking Feadly fly (right) which is based on a grayling bug devised by the late Geoff Clarkson.

Tarrant caught eight brown trout before losing his fly in a tree which put him out of the competition. Said Chris: When it came to choosing what fly to use I phoned a friend! Initially, like everything to do with Sandford, I was extremely dubious, but after years of disappointment and treachery, I have to say that this time his word was as good as his bond and the Test trout found the fly irresistible."

The River Test One Fly is a fly-fishing contest organised by Fishing Breaks. The event takes place at the end of April each year to celebrate the start of a new chalkstream fishing season. It is a unique event in that each angler has just one fly to use on the day – lose that and you’re out! 54 competitors took part this year.

Chris Sandford demonstrates how to tie his Ducking Feadly in the July issue of FF&FT, on sale June 10.

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