12th Points 16th September 2018 Lakeside
18 anglers turned out to fish the twelfth and final points match of the season at Lakeside yesterday.
On a mild and overcast day with a good tinge of colour in the water, it was big fish that dominated the match, not least of which was a 16lb common carp which was caught by Pete Davey late on in the match. Pete, who had drawn permanent peg 8, had only managed a few roach and perch up until then on the pole but fishing double maggot on the feeder gave him top fish and top spot on the day with 8.290kg , well done Pete !
2nd place went to Mike Edwards, from the point swim peg 10, with 6.680kg. Mike fished the pole at 11m and, using pinkie on a size 20 hook to 0.08 bottom, caught two bream, a big crucian, 2 small carp plus a few roach and perch for a great result. Well done Mike for the best net of the day !
In 3rd place from peg 4 was Bruce Hunt with 4.260kg. Bruce had caught a big crucian and 20 or so perch on pole fished worm and was doing OK until the last hour when he latched into a 4lb tench which tore off into the lilies, luckily for Bruce he managed to get it out and into the net for a creditable 3rd, but more importantly, this years individual league title. Congratulations Bruce !
1st Dom Garnett 3.800kg ( 2 crucians, small carp, eel and lots of perch on worm and pinkie )
2nd Ian Brooks 2.940kg ( carp caught on feeder using 8mm pellet )
1st Gary Butler 2.810kg ( roach and perch plus late bream on the feeder with 8mm pellet)
2nd Phil Madden 2.520kg ( tench on corn, crucian on caster plus few roach/perch on pole)
In what was a very closely run race, Bruce Hunt clinched this year's title in the final hour of the last points match to end up with a total of 85points. Gary Butler, again, had to settle for 2nd place with a really great score of 82 points whilst Dom Garnett followed up in 3rd spot with an excellent score of 76 points. Big congratulations to all three of you !
The top 12 final is in 3 weeks time at Morchard Road, all finalists will be contacted in due course.
Just a note to say that next year's format will be slightly different, the top 10 points guys will qualify for the final as normal, but the last 2 places will be decided via a fish- off amongst the 10 anglers who finish 11th to 20th (provided they have fished 6 club matches).
Finally, a special thanks to our Match Secretary, Steve Manley, for all his hard work again this year, the league wouldn't be what it is without his dedication but, also, a big thanks to everyone for playing their part in making this another really enjoyable series.