Date        : 13th July 2017         

Venue      : Riverside

Match      : Evening League #5

 

Match Write-up: by Stan Kiddle

 

Our final visit to Riverside for the league turned out to be the most popular with 20 fishing. Amazing when you consider we draw at 4.45.

The usual moans and groans at the draw bag but the truth is almost any peg on Riverside can win now and the results are showing good weights from pegs across the venue. It vey much is about getting the right tactics, not losing the fish you hook, and perhaps a bonus big carp.

Last in the bag for me was 30, out on the point in the middle. Lots of water to go at but with just three hours it's important to not overcomplicate things. Over on 53 was Dave McGrath, Neil on 9, Allan on 12 by the lily pads and Al T behind me on 28. New match record holder for RR, Andy Zneimer was on 25 which would suit his feeder approach.

Within a minute of the start Al T had a good carp and after playing it for 10mins Dave was putting an 8lb fish in the net. In that first hour most caught a few then it tended to slow down, especially for Mark Jones on 33 and Steve Burfoot on 32 behind me.

Meanwhile my 5m line was producing a mix of bream, carp and crucians to expander and I was picking up the odd carp in close to my left but they were small. Plus each fish spooked the rest in the shallow margin.

Into the last hour and Dave was catching almost one a bung from his r/h margin and, in the distance on peg 2, it was clear from the frequent sound of a pulling clutch that Chris Smith was doing well.

It was getting dark when the hooter went at 8.45 - the last match will need to end earlier - and the scales soon proved I'd done better than I had realised with 28.15. I knew others had beaten me but didn't expect Brian, tucked away on 20, to do so well. Just 10 carp in his net but all were a good size and 33.00 was recorded which would prove to be enough for 2nd. However, Dave McGrath was hoping to have at least 40lb so wasn't too worried when we got to Chris Smith and found he had feedered his way to an excellent 37.12, using the little Drennan pop-ups with his method feeder approach.

On to Dave and it would turn out that his margin fish were smaller than he had counted for and he was just over a pound short of Brian with 31.15. That big lump at the start made a big difference.

With Dave not able to fish the last match only Andy Zneimer can beat me for the top place on the league table needing 4th or better and a poor result on my part. See you at Frogmore on the 20th.


 

NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Chris Smith

37.12

100

2

 

2

Brian Lakin

33.00

95

20

 

3

Dave McGrath

31.15

90

53

 

4

Stan Kiddle

28.15

85

30

 

5

Neil Anderson

25.13

80

9

 

6

Dan Patrick

22.00

75

37

 

7

John McCarthy

21.02

70

44

 

8

Allan Bayman

18.12

65

12

 

9

Roger Brown

18.09

60

38

 

10

Daryl Jones

17.15

55

54

 

11

Paul Bangs

16.10

50

51

 

12

Cliff Myers

15.08

45

25

 

13

Andy Zneimer

13.12

40

25

 

14

Chris Stride

12.12

35

22

 

15

Alan Thomas

10.02

30

28

 

16

Mark Jones

9.08

25

25

 

17

Steve Burfoot

4.03

20

31

 

18

Andy Trigg

4.02

10

14

 

19

Simon Jee

DNW

0

16

 

20

Martin Boddy

DNW

0

19

 

fished

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

332.12

 

 

 


 DNW = Did Not Weigh, DNS = Did Not Show