Date        : 28th October

Venue      : Frogmore

Match      : Championship #11

 

Write Up by Allan Bayman:

Whilst Frogmore is a lot more even that it used to be its still a case of the drawbag deciding the win. Unfortunately peg 23 is so dominant that it had been left out of the weekdays matches but with so many booked in most pegs had to go in. It was expected a competent angler on 23 would win and 11 second but the next few places could be from 19, 14, 25 to 28, maybe 4, 5, 6, 7 or 9. I did fancy someone to do well on the silvers and maybe do 15lb of silvers.. maybe.

 

It had got a lot colder the night before so it was likely to be tough and so it was. Well for most.

 

Andy Z drew peg 23 and as expected romped home to victory feeding 3 pints of maggots mainly down his margins with 44lb 8oz of method caught carp. Chris Stride made the most of his draw of peg 11 taking the only other weights over 20lb.

Plenty of people connected with carp but a lot were lost. Colin Rennison was one of those foul-hooking a carp but he managed to get his one in, all 7lb of it ! Matt Young hooked many and lost all of them frustratingly some after 10 minutes. Alan Gardner had similar issues and others reported the carp seemed to be off the bottom maybe trying to avoid the coldest water.

 

Roger Brown quietly picked off the odd carp and f1 right tight to the island of peg 4. I sat it out under the tree to pick of  three carp and added some bits during the day. The second half of the match was grim for me with just three bites.

 

At the end the results were better than feared and Andy clearly did not fluff his draw obliterating the field to take a very easy win, Chris on 11 wax second and Roger Brown taking a good third place.

 

There were only a few skimmers and there were some silvers but no big nets. It was nice to see some good perch. Neil Anderson has one over 2lb and Matt Young was gutted to loose one a fair bit bigger.

 Overall a tough day and the next match will likely be a skimmer fest if it fishes well at Slough House on the 11th so please book on ASAP.

 

 

 

NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Andy Zneimer

44.08

100

23

 

2

Chris Stride

22.14

95

11

 

3

Roger Brown

18.07

90

4

 

4

Allan Bayman

15.03

85

5

 

5

Colin Rennison

14.12

80

17

 

6

Simon Jee

13.14

75

14

 

7

Alan Gardner

10.14

70

13

 

8

Kev Hawes

10.09

65

19

 

9

Rich McCorry

8.06

60

6

 

10

Paul Dyra

7.04

55

26

 

11

Kev Laird

5.05

50

3

 

12

Matt Young

4.15

45

9

 

13

Neil Anderson

4.09

40

7

 

14

Phil Rule

4.04

35

22

 

15

Dan Patrick

3.10

30

25

 

16

Richard Lear

2.14

25

29

 

17

Andy Kaz

1.03

20

20

 

18

Andy Trigg

1.01

15

1

 

19

Lee Ripper

DNW

0

27

 

20

Steve Mears

DNW

0

18

 

21

Barrie Cowley

DNW

0

28

 

Fished

21

195.14