Date        : 25th June 2017         

Venue      : Tyler's Common - Horseshoe

Match      : Championship #2

 

Match Write-up: by Allan Bayman

 

The open matches on Horseshoe Lake at Tyler's Common had been producing weights up to around 270lb in the weeks before so it was a little disappointing to only have 11 people booked on for our match. Maybe it is the hill that is too much for people to contend with as its quite hard work even for the fitter members.

 

The water level was very low with just inches of water down the edge. The venue does throw up weights from all over the venue but he fish do have a habit of moving around.

 

We also decided to fish 10-4pm as we have found the venue switches on at the end of the day.

 

On the off I fed a couple of lines and immediately had fish moving over them which was encouraging however getting bites was another matter. Roger Smith was catching OK early on and Alan Thomas and Colin Rennsion were both catching a few.

 

As the match progressed Colin and Alan had some runs of fish and I was gradually building a couple of stronger lines out of the 4 or so I was rotating through and picking up some good quality fish.

 

Alan Thomas starting fish the method on the pole and had a good run and I had a strong period with 6 or 7 fish in as many put ins including a couple of doubles. At the end of the arm it was much slower with Barrie fishless after three hours but Neil Anderson was catching the odd skimmer and carp on a lighter rig and expanders and Stan was doing better than most in his area.

 

The last hour and a half saw the fish come into the margins as anticipated and quite a few people had a good run of fish. Those in the right side of the fishery had found a slow start so it was welcome to see some fish switching on.

 

The last half hour was a bit manic with some big fish coming down the edge and I managed to pick a few off but Colin was still catching. Quite a few people had fish on at the whistle and it would need the scales to be sure who was the winner. I thought Colin had more than me but his fish were a bit smaller and Alan T was sure to be up there. Stan on the end peg I expected to figure too.

 

Alan T was the first to weigh in and set the pace with a solid 124lb 4oz. I was next up and had 184lb 11oz. Roger was just shy of 90lb and Neil broke the ton with 113lb 13oz. Stan was an ounce shy of 94lb and Colin as expected was u there with 137lb 4oz splitting the Als.

 

Colin continues to lead the championship with another good result with a huddle of competitors grouped together in the chase.

 

Next up is a carp free zone fishing for ide, roach and skimmers at Redbridge Lake for championship match 3 on the 9th of July. Let me know ASAP if you want to fish as we need to know numbers ahead of the event to confirm which lake we are on.

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NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Allan Bayman

184.11

100

37

 

2

Colin Rennison

137.04

95

25

 

3

Alan Thomas

124.04

90

38

 

4

Neil Anderson

113.13

85

32

 

5

Stan Kiddle

93.15

80

30

 

6

Roger Smith

89.11

75

35

 

7

Mick Johnson

53.10

70

24

 

8

Kev hawes

50.02

65

34

 

9

Chris Budden

48.04

60

34

 

10

Steve Burfoot

44.10

55

28

 

11

Barrie Cowley

32.10

50

31

 

fished

11

871.14