1st Points 19th January 2020 Grand Western Canal
The opening match of the season was held at Tidcombe yesterday with 28 anglers in attendance ready to battle once again for points. Unfortunately, they were greeted with the first really hard frost for months ( -4 degrees ) and this, coupled with wall to wall sunshine, made the fishing rock hard with only one angler breaking the kilo mark.
Winner on the day with 1.180kg was newcomer Shaun Dakin. Shaun was drawn on peg 18 near the wires and caught 25 tiny roach on the punch in close but later switched to worm and caught a small jackpike which proved decisive. Well done Shaun !
Runner up from peg 20 with a weight of 0.760kg was Bruce Hunt. Bruce fished an 8m pole and caught 83 tiny roach on a 4mm punch over liquised bread. Hook was an 18 tied to 0.09 line.
3rd spot went to Keith Carpenter on peg 16 with 0.600kg. Keith used similar tactics and caught 73 fish for his weight again on 4mm punch.
1st Eric Priest 0.540kg
2nd Paul Sagar 0.160kg
1st Allan Davey 0.400kg
2nd Mike Pickford 0.180kg
1st Anthony Edwards 0.480kg
2nd Dom Garnett 0.460kg
The next club match is in 2 weeks time at Manley which has been fishing well lately, particularly for skimmer bream. Hopefully, there will be more to write about next time.