Date †††††† : 11th June 2017†††††††††

Venue †††† : Riverside

Match †††† : Championship #1

 

Match Write-up: by Allan Bayman

 

A decent turn out which would have been quite a few more but we had a number of drop outs due to injuries and work plus a number of people on holiday. Still with 25 we were able to deal out most of the poor pegs although a few had to go in ( trust me to get one of them).

 

The draw saw Colin Rennison on peg 2, Steve Burfoot on peg 30, Ash on 31, Andy Karczmarek on 22 and Mark Jones on 51. These would surely feature in the top spots. 14 and 16 might do if the fish were there on the day.

 

At the start both Steve Burfoot and Roger Brown caught skimmer and bream early but Colin Rennison had seven carp in the first hour !! The wind was far too strong for me to fish on the line where I needed to be for the best chance of bream.

 

As the match progressed Ash started to get a few carp and loose a few including some lumps and most people had some carp action even if from the smaller samples.

 

I was now starting to pick up the odd decent roach and Phil Axworthy next to me had a good bream.

 

The wind was now becoming a major problem making presentation very hard. Over on 38, a bit of a duff peg in the past, Andy Trigg was finding some carp. Mark Gloster was managing to pull a few carp out of snag pit 19 but lost quite a few as normal.

I had a great run of quality roach for an hour on caster and was really enjoying myself despite having no chance of getting anywhere near the sharp end. Stan was picking up fish right under his feet and getting to grips with peg 32 which generally doesnít produce well.

 

The last hour saw Steve find the carp down the edge of peg 30 but Roger put a burst of bream in the net. Overall many of the feature pegs were at the top end but it was great to see a good spread of weights. Colin (pictured right) took the win on peg 2 with a proper lump of a carp in his bag just ahead of Roger Brown who fished a tidy match on peg 14. Steve Burfoot just pipped Mark Jones for 3rd by 2 ounces with 25lb to 24lb 14oz. Kev Hawes was sitting on peg 16 behind Roger Brown and put together a good net for 24lb 5oz for 5th a single carp ahead of Mark Gloster who had 21lb 14oz of from unfancied peg 19 and Stan did well with 21lb 3oz from 32 and Andy Trigg also broke 20lb with 20lb 14oz again from an previously unfancied peg 38.

 

Overall despite the terrible wind the weights were pretty good and most importantly well spread across the fishery

 

Despite the massive new sign we still had one stupid or blind person come on the fishery claiming they didnít see the sign. Yeah right mate, pull the other one. At laest it was only 1 not the normal 7 to 8.

 

 

NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Colin Rennsion

39.15

100

2

 

2

Roger Brown

36.03

95

14

 

3

Steve Burfoot

25.00

90

30

 

4

Mark Jones

24.14

85

51

 

5

Kev Hawes

24.05

80

16

 

6

Mark Gloster

23.10

75

19

 

7

Roger Smith

21.14

70

37

 

8

Stan Kiddle

21.03

65

32

 

9

Andy Trigg

20.14

60

38

 

10

Dan Patrick

19.06

55

21

 

11

Ash Adams

18.01

50

31

 

12

Steve McCathy

17.09

45

25

 

13

Allan Bayman

16.10

40

11

 

14

Rich McCorry

15.07

35

36

 

15

Paul Bangs

14.14

30

4

 

16

Phil Axworthy

11.12

25

12

 

17

Martin Boddy

11.11

20

28

 

18

Simon Jee

11.05

15

48

 

19

Kev Laird

10.06

10

7

 

20

Andy Karczmarek

8.06

5

22

 

21

Daryl Jones

8.00

0

24

 

22

Martin Sambrook

7.08

0

9

 

23

John Smith

6.11

0

53

 

24

John McCarthy

3.04

0

52

 

25

Ken Kempsell

DNW

0

5

 

25 fished

 

418.07