Club Pairs 28th October 2018
Conditions were not good for the 36 anglers that fished the club's annual Pairs Open yesterday. A strong and gusty NE wind coupled with bright sunshine made the fishing hard with only a handful of good sized skimmers and roach caught throughout the match length; the bulk of angler's weights comprised very small roach caught generally on the bread punch over small amounts of liquidised.
The match was pegged from Tidcombe bay ( peg 36) back to Basin side of Broken bridge ( peg 1), there were 2 sections of 18 pegs with the split being at Authers ( Wooden) bridge. The match was based on section points with prize money going to the first 5 pairs on the day.
Clear winners on the day were Robin Trump and Mark Robinson with 4 team points. Robin caught 6 skimmers plus a dozen roach on big punch for 2kg and 2nd in section ( 2pts) with partner, Mark, also 2nd in section (2pts) with an all roach catch on punch of 1.200kg. Congratulations to you both on a great win !
Runners-Up were Pete Kingdom and Ali Robinson with a total score of 7pts. Pete caught 4 big skimmers on big punch and a few roach for top weight on the day of 3.520kg and 1 point whilst Ali caught loads of tiny roach for 0.720kg ( 6 pts). Well done guys !
In 3rd place was Dom Garnett and Eric Priest with a total of 11 team points. Dom caught 18 tiny roach on punch for 0.320kg and 10 points, whilst Eric won his section and 1 point with 1.400kg comprising lots of tiny roach, again on small punch.
4th place, on weight count back, went to Bruce Hunt and Martin Heard with 12 points. Bruce caught 2 good skimmers early on and a few roach on bread to finish with 1.190kg and 3 points. Martin managed 36 small roach on 4mm punch to finish with 0.480kg and 9 points.
Finally, 5th spot, on weight count back, went to Anthony and Mike Edwards also with a total team score of 12 points. Anthony caught around 2 dozen small roach on punch for 0.530kg and 8 points whilst Mike bagged up with over 60 small roach, again on punch, to finish with 0.920kg and 4 points.
Again, well done to everyone !
Big thanks to Steve and Paul for running a well organised match on the day, pity the weather couldn't have been kinder. Next match is the Xmas match in 4 weeks time, tickets are £10 and will be available from tomorrow at Culm Valley Angling and Exeter Angling Centre.