THIS year’s Lure Grand Slam Challenge at the Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery was a tough competition for a talented field of lure anglers from across the UK.

The inaugral event backed by the North West Angling Centre and Savage Gear adopted an exciting American style format where by competitors had to catch, measure, photograph and release three different species using artificial lures within a fixed time period.

Father and son team, Thomas and Nick Robson fishing under team name Bass Men Get Fresh secured gold with a two fish Grand Slam length of 26.5 inch in the boat event.

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