Was great to see a turnout of 23 for the open, the best we’ve had for a while and bodes well for the future – the good weather I’m sure helped as well
Thanks due to our new match secretary Chris langdon for another well run match.
For this report I must apologise I don’t have a great deal of info, pegged up at the top on peg 28 I couldn’t see much of what was going on so don’t have much more than the results to report I’m afraid.
Winner was the ever consistant Colin Horn, definitely one of our top anglers and given a half decent peg is a danger in any match he enters. Colin won from peg 10 with a total of 50lb 8oz of mostly carp.
In second place was Sean Strand on peg 29 with 41lb 0oz – Sean stayed on the feeder to the island for the majority of the match picking up carp at regular intervals as well as a couple in the margin during the course of the day.
In third place was Rob Bennetts on hot peg 12, primarily a carp angler Robs’ short foray into match fishing has been very successful taking a top 4 finish in both matches he fished. Rob claims to be heading back for the carp now but I suspect the next match at Gunvile may lure him out for one further try
Fourth was yours truly on peg 28, I tried desperately not to have yet another kingfisher match on the feeder and spent much of the day split between the pellet waggler and the pole taking a few carp on each but the feeder is definitely still the daddy on Kingfisher right now and a took a few fish on the feeder as well for a total of 33lb 9oz.
The lake fished ok with decent weights spread around the lake but still didn’t fish to it’s full potential on the day, maybe because of the heat, maybe due to the volume of anglers but still disappointing give the stocks now in the lake and the slvers never relly showed.
I will apologise at this point for the lack of league tables – I was hoping to get a fully automated system up and running but until now didn’t have access to put it on the main site, this is fixed as http://match.iwfaa.co.uk is now pointing to my own server once again and hopefully by the end of this week I’ll have everything up there !
Full results :
1st – Colin Horn – 50lb 8oz
2nd – Sean Strand – 41lb 0oz
3rd – Rob Bennetts – 34lb 7oz
4th – Lee Davison – 33lb 9oz
5th – Chris Langdon – 29lb 15oz
6th – Malcolm Wood – 22lb 14oz
7th – Bill Skeldon – 19lb 3oz
8th – Vic Canning – 18lb 13oz
9th – Geoff White – 13lb 1oz
10th – Brian Stean – 11lb 13oz
11th – Brian Manser – 10lb 10oz
12th – Mick Light – 9lb 0oz
13th – Darryl Palmer – 5lb 9oz
14th – Liam Silverthorne – 4lb 8oz
15th – Mick Whaton – 2lb 9oz
DNW – Brad Hyde, Adrian Nicholas, George Cook, Ryan Chessell, Ian Jones, Jeff Arnold, Paul Yearsley, Pete Bennett