Club Final 18th October 2020 Summerhayes
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It's been a bumper season for club treasurer, Mike Edwards, who having already won the 2020 club match league, completed the double yesterday by winning the club final held at Summerhayes fishery. 

Owing to earlier matches in the year having been cancelled due to covid, the final was extended in terms of numbers thus 20 anglers fished the match held on Longs lake.

   Conditions were good on the day but the fishing was extremely hard for many with maggot being the most successful bait on the day and it was this that featured in the top 6 placings. Mike Edwards, drawn on permanent peg 11, led the field with 26.425kg comprising 16 carp in total. Mike had 2 fish on the pole with the rest coming on a method type feeder with bunched maggot on the hook. He did catch a couple on 8mm hard pellet. Big congrats to Mike !

   Runner up on the day was Mark Webber from peg 32 with 25.250kg which also comprised 16 carp.

  Mark fished a 16m pole to the island throughout and caught on the maggot fished over micro pellet

   3rd spot went to Gary Butler from peg 9 with 20.150kg. Gary's catch consisted of 11 carp plus 5 skimmers. 6 of his fish came on maggot fishing the margins with the remainder coming via 9m and 13m pole lines, again maggot was the main bait with soft pellet also taking a few fish.

   4th place went to Steve Plumridge ( love the headgear ) from peg 36 by the aerator with 16.225kg. Steve caught all his fish using 4 maggots on the hook. He caught most of his carp down the inside margin with a couple coming at 9metres.

   5th was Ben Hathaway on peg 13 with 14.350kg. Ben caught on the top 5 with mainly maggot plus a few bonus fish down the margin on the same. 

   In 6th place was Elliot Fay from peg 19 with 12.350kg. Elliot had 9 carp all on maggot fished over micro using a 14 m pole.

   Section Winners

   Section A

   1st   Phil Tucker   9.900kg

   2nd  Ian Northey   8.000kg

   Section B

   1st   Martin Heard  8.175kg

   2nd  Eric Priest   7.250kg.

   Grateful thanks goes to Steve Manley and helpers for all the hard work throughout a somewhat difficult season and also big thanks to Pete at Summerhayes for laying on his covid style brekkie.

   Next match is the club pairs open on 15th November at the canal basin; book in via the normal channels.

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