Date        : 26 November 2017         

Venue      : Bagger's lake, Timberlands

Match      : Championship #12

 

 

There was no bagging on Bagger's for this match. Despite the new stocks even the bailiff suggested leaving the end peg fliers out to avoid having one person catch a net full whilst the rest struggled. Neil, Roger and Al T had been up practising and knew it would be hard. But no-one expected that the bottom 10 out of 17 would have 9oz or less !!!

We did expect 22 to fish but through  sickness, work, injury and forgetfulness we lost five creating a cashflow issue as the lake was booked on the expectation of at least 20 fishing. Plus it was one of our charity matches...so an expensive day out for those who did fish. In fact the highlight for many was the all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Toby Carvery near Harlow Station. Recommended !!

With the end-peg fliers of 1 & 20 left out it was expected that Dave McGrath and Andy Trigg would do well from 19 and 2. But it was not to be as Dave had one bite from one very small carp and Andy blanked. In fact, busiest person on the day was Steve Burfoot on peg 4 who came 4th with 4.08 of small roach. Next door on 5 was Neil who had to thank a bonus 6.02 carp on his pinkie and 22 hook to boost his 3lb of silvers up to 2nd place behind winner Colin with his first chuck carp on bread for 9.09.

The only other carp came to Alan Thomas on 9. He foul-hooked it in the cheek on his roach rig taking perhaps 20 mins to bore it into going in the net. With 1.02 of small roach he took 3rd place on the day.

Many came prepared for carp and when Colin had his it seemed silly scratching for bites. That's if they could get any...Al G got his first bite at 2pm yet he was just one peg away from Steve.

 

 

POSITION

NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Colin Rennison

9.09

100

 18

 

2

Neil Anderson

9.02

95

 5

 

3

Alan Thomas

7.05

90

 9

 

4

Steve Burfoot

4.08

85

 4

 

5

Steve McCarthy

2.14

80

 6

 

6

Dave McGrath

2.05

75

 19

 

7

Stan Kiddle

1.10

70

 7

 

8

Rich McCorry

0.09

65

 

9

Alan Gardner

 0.08

60

 3

 

10

Phil Rule

 0.06

55

 15

 

10

Ash Adams

 0.03

55

 10

 

 12

 John McCarthy

 0.01

45

 16

 

 12

 Kev Laird

 0.01

40

 12

 

 13

 Roger Brown

 DNW

40

 11

 

 15

Martin Boddy

 DNW

30

 14

 

 16

 Andy Trigg

 DNW

5

 2

 

 17

 Simon Jee

 DNW

5

 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Total Weight

 39lb ish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DNW = Did Not Weigh, DNS = Did Not Show