Second Points Match Sunday 19th February 2017
The second clubmatch of the season was held along the Manley/Warnicombe stretch of the Grand Western canal. On a dry, mild and overcast day the 23 anglers in attendance were full of expectation but the fishing turned out to be rather challenging. The match was pegged out over 2 sections, one through Snakes wood and the other from Warnicombe back towards Glebelands.
Winner on the day with an impressive weight of 4.200kg, comprising 15 small skimmers and some decent roach up to 1lb, from peg 12 was Ray King who fished bread punch throughout the match. Ray was pegged near Warnicombe bridge on the Manley side.
In second place from peg 1 was Gary Butler who caught roach steadily from the off, again on bread punch, who finished up with a weight of 3.400kg. Gary was pegged on the Manley side edge of Snakes wood.
Third was Eric Priest who caught some decent roach in the first hour and then managed to land a small jack pike fishing the worm to boost his final weight to 2.810kg. Eric was on peg 15, 3 pegs away from Warnicombe bridge on the Tidcombe side.
Section winners ( pictured below) were as follows:
Section A 1st Paul Marks 1.860kg ( all roach catch )
2nd Ali Robinson 1.810kg ( ditto )
Section B 1st Pete Davey 1.850kg ( skimmers, perch and roach )
2nd John Hill 1.690kg ( skimmers and roach )
One chap who deserved a medal on the day was poor old Phil Madden who put his back out partway through the match and such was his dedication that he pole fished the last two hours standing up; trust you get well for the next clubbie in 3 weeks time Phil.