Last month we launched our first photography competition called 'Great Catches' in partnership with Living the Dream Fly Fishing to give one lucky winner the chance to win a UK made Mark 6 Camo Net.
We received some fantastic entries throughout the competition, so a huge thank you to everyone who entered and took part in the fun.
The competition has now closed and we are delighted to announce that Simon Cooper of snapzman.co.uk has been chosen as the winner with his image below titled 'The Wonder of Fishing'. We are sure you will agree that the image sums up the theme 'Great Catches' perfectly and really captures the pure joy that fishing can bring...
Simon has won a Mark 6 Camo Net, handmade in the United Kingdom, from Living the Dream Fly Fishing! Some years ago, grayling and wild trout guru Glen Pointon set about designing a net that went way beyond the usual boundaries of an ordinary landing net.
His brief to himself was clear; a net that would land and accommodate large grayling and trout easily (Glen catches a good many of both), be light to carry, and also enable the ease of the quarries recovery and enable photographs to be taken whilst the fish was recovering, with the minimal of actual handling. It was also important have no element that would harm or damage the delicate scales of his beloved species, hence the soft mesh net and foam sides.
"Having now used the net for some four seasons - near continuously - I can absolutely testify that Glen has “ticked” every single “box” he set out to achieve and more."
- Charles Jardine
The other thing about the net, is that they are made in very small batches and thus, have the sort of attention to detail any bespoke item might have, lovingly attached to every single one. Actually, the net is a functional joy.