Fly fishers from Northumbrian Water were the top water company team at the national Water Industry Game Fishing Championships (WIGFiC).
The team of six finished second out of 14 teams and narrowly missed out on first place taken by Natural Resources Wales.
Three of the Northumbrian Water team finished in the top ten and all the team members landed fish in the competition hosted by Severn Trent Water and fished by 80 anglers at Draycote reservoir, near Rugby (Sat 16 May).
The match is open to all the big water and sewerage companies, the Environment Agency regions and its Head Office, Natural Resources Wales, the Association of Rivers Trusts and the Canal and Rivers Trust.
Northumbrian Water’s Andrew Scott from Wearhead finished in sixth place, Peter Pattinson from Newcastle was seventh and Alistair Baker from Stanley weighed in tenth with all three earning a time bonus by completing their eight fish limit before the competition ended.
ACO Water Management were the event’s main sponsor supported by Northumberland tackle company Greys of Alnwick.
Alistair Baker, team captain, said: "It’s a real achievement to be the leading water company and to have landed such a significant success against a very strong field of experienced and expert anglers from throughout England and Wales."
Pictured at the presentation are the Northumbrian Water team (front row left - right) Trevor Fenwick, Andrew Scott and Alistair Baker and (back row left - right) Peter Pattinson, Dr David Smoker of ACO Water Management, Brian Lillie, Kevin Pick and David Kent, former Systems Manager for Severn Trent Water and a current Angling Trust Board member.
For further information contact Alistair Baker on 0191-3016851 / 07711-793493.