2nd Points 18th February 2018 Grand Western Canal

There was a good turnout of 29 anglers for the 2nd club match of the season held at Manley yesterday. The match was pegged  from the car park end to East Manley bridge and the canal was well coloured following the recent heavy rains. Conditions were excellent for fishing as it was a mild, overcast day with slight breeze and a light drizzle which kept the number of walkers down. The fishing, however, proved to be really hard with half a dozen blanks and only 5 anglers breaking a kilo. Generally, most anglers caught their fish early on and then really struggled for the rest of the match.

   Clear winner on the day from peg 6 with a weight of 5.100kg was Pete Kingdon. Pete's catch which comprised a good sized bream plus 3 skimmers, 2 hybrids and a few roach were all taken on big punch over liquidised bread on a 9m pole. Pete was one of the few anglers to get bites throughout the course of the match.

   Runner up was Keith Carpenter from peg 8 with a weight of 2.500kg. Keith caught good sized skimmers with some decent roach. Successful bait was, again, breadpunch on 8m pole. Keith was unlucky in that he lost a big skimmer to what was a rather large pike.

   In 3rd place from peg 19 up on the bends was Ian Brooks with a weight of 1.750kg. Ian caught one good sized skimmer with a few roach to complete the bag. Ian also fished the breadpunch over liquidise.

Section Winners  

Section A   1st   Anthony Edwards   0.750kg   ( all roach )

                   2nd  Steve Manley   0.610kg   ( roach + 1 skimmer )

Section B   1st   Ken Penberthy   1.000kg  ( roach + skimmer )

                  2nd   Elliot Fay   0.530kg   ( roach )

Section C   1st   Martin Heard   1.190kg   ( roach + 1 pike )

                  2nd   Eric Priest   0.940kg  (  roach incl. one of 570gm )

The next match on the canal is in 2 weeks time at Tidcombe , please note the draw time has been brought forward to 8.30am.