Eleventh Points Match Sunday 27th August 2017
Upper Tamar lake was the venue for the penultimate points match of the season and our intrepid cameraman ( Mike Edwards- front row 2nd left ) has captured a few of the angler's in relaxed holiday mood whilst basking in glorious sunshine. Some guys were almost horizontal as you can see in the pics below and Ray King, donning his deluxe sunshade (shortly to be available at all good tackle shops),was certainly in the mood to enjoy himself.
However, there was a serious side to the day, namely the fishing and the match was, again, dominated by the whip with all 3 top weights coming from this method. Clear winner on the day was Bruce Hunt (left of picture) on peg 5 who caught an amazing 648 fish in 6 hours to weigh in with 24.200kg. Bruce used a selection of whips from 2m to 4m and used maggot on a size 16 barbless feeding maggot and groundbait. Bulk of his catch was perch with roach coming later in the match.
Second on the day was Ian Brooks ( 2nd right) from peg 2 with an excellent catch of 17.200kg. Ian caught all his fish, mainly roach, on a 5m whip using sweetcorn over groundbait.
Third overall was Eric Priest ( 2nd row- 2nd right) from peg 14 who weighed in with 13.300kg comprising roach and a few skimmers. Eric pole fished for the first 2 hours in 10ft of water, switching later to a 5m whip once the fish had settled in close enough. Main bait was sweetcorn over groundbait.
Section winners were as follows :
1st Paul Elworthy ( 5th from left) with 12.900kg. Paul caught roach and small skimmers via the feeder using corn and pellet.
2nd Steve Manley ( centre pic in sexy shorts) with 11.600kg using 5m whip with sweetcorn over groundbait. Mainly roach.
1st Paul Ware ( kindly taking photo) with 11.500kg. Paul fished a feeder and caught roach and some decent skimmers on pellet.
2nd Simon Maunder ( 2nd row- 3rd right) with 8.700kg. Simon caught a lot of fish using a 6m whip with mainly maggot. He switched inside later on a shorter whip to pick up 2 bonus trout as well as numerous roach and perch.
Heading the points table with an unassailable lead of 85 points is Eric Priest with Gary Butler in 2nd place on 73 followed by Steve Manley in 3rd with 61. There are a host of anglers fighting to qualify for the club's Top 12 final in October and with just one match to go at Lakeside, should make for a good finale although the match promises to be a hard one.