Date †††††† : 15th June 2017†††††††††

Venue †††† : Riverside

Match †††† : Evening League #1

 

Match Write-up: by Allan Bayman

 

After some fairly good weights in the first championship match our evening match saw 19 booked on. The good thing is the venue now has very few duff pegs so it really could be won from any peg (more of that in a minute)

We had the normal match regulars plus a couple of faces we donít see often and a new face in Andy Zneimer, who jokingly said he was there to win when I spoke to him earlier in the week explaining how it works and advised he didnít have to enter the pools unless he wanted to.

So to the match itself. Well it certainly fished well although a lot of fish were lost , I had seven come off in a row with similar for Alan next to me and lot of other people commented on this too. Mark Jones ramped up his catch rate through the match and was flying towards the end. Connor had a good late run. Roger Brown on 54 was getting some good bream and Andy Zneimer on 38, yes the previous duffer peg, was catching plenty of carp on the method feeder.

It was neck and neck between Alan Thomas on 24 and myself on 25 and this theme was repeated with Rich McCorry on 53 and Stan Kiddle on 51 neck and neck. Connor was also getting a few and towards the end of the match started getting them at a better rate. My last half hour was very frustrating with missed bites and large fish swirling in my margins but not catching at the rate I should have.

The weigh-in could be interesting as it was not clear who had won. First big weight was Connor on 30 with 30 ! Cliff on 31 had just under 25lb then Andy on 38 put an impressive 46lb 12oz on the scales which is thought to be the 3 hour match record for Riverside.

Stan then had 29lb 12oz  from 51 beating Rich McCorry on 53 by six ounces !!! Roger Brown then put an impressive mainly bream 39lb 12oz net on the scales only for this to be eclipsed by Mark Jones on peg 16 with 6oz more with 40lb 2oz. Next big weight was my next peg neighbour Alan Thomas on 25 with  a good 30lb 6oz. I knew it was close and it was with just 10oz in it in my favour with 31lb.

 

So overall it fished very well indeed. Only one person failed to break the double figure barrier and there were 10 x 20lb plus weights. The split between 4th place and 8th was just 1lb 10oz !! Talk about even. A few seasons ago 20lb would have typically been enough to win this event.

And so after a remarkable three-hours, Andy Z (pictured above with a double from his usual stomping ground, Frogmore) was a clear winner. Not only that but a match record and from a previously poor peg and using the method, not often a big-weight tactic at RR. So weíll be watching him closely as he takes an early lead in the evening league match series. Well done that man !

Next week sees us at Frogmore where the weights could be even bigger if the lumpier carp show. Please book on as soon as possible as we may have to limit numbers as the match lake is half the pegs that Riverside has !

 

 

NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Andy Zneimer

46.12

100

38

 

2

Mark Jones

40.02

95

16

 

3

Roger Brown

39.12

90

54

 

4

Allan Bayman

31.00

85

25

 

5

Alan Thomas

30.06

80

24

 

6

Connor McGrath

30.00

75

30

 

7

Stan Kiddle

29.12

70

51

 

8

Rich McCorry

29.06

65

53

 

9

Cliff Myers

24.12

60

31

 

10

Dave McGrath

20.04

55

32

 

11

Kev Wilder

19.06

50

9

 

12

Neil Anderson

18.09

45

14

 

13

Martin Boddy

17.12

40

2

 

14

Daryl Jones

17.04

35

20

 

15

Chris Stride

15.04

30

19

 

16

Paul Bangs

15.02

25

37

 

17

Andy Trigg

11.00

20

22

 

18

Dan Patrick

10.08

15

28

 

19

Chris Smith

5.10

10

46

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

19 fished

 

432.05