8th Points 17th June 2018 Avalon
The latest round of the 12 match club series was held at Avalon fishery near Shapwick, Somerset, whereby 21 anglers battled it out for points. With conditions fair, an overcast sky and SW wind, decent weights looked to be on the cards for many.
Top honours on the day, from permanent peg 28, went to Ian Brooks with 35.010kg, over 77lb in old money. Ian fished a banded 8mm pellet on a straight lead feeding the same via catapult. Hook choice was a 14 B911 tied to 0.17 power reflo. Ian caught smallish carp from the off and by switching down to 6mm pellet towards the middle of the match managed to keep the carp coming till the final whistle.
Well done Ian !
In 2nd place, not far behind, came Bruce Hunt from peg 26 with a weight of 33.840kg. After a quiet start, Bruce fished a small feeder with micro pellet down to his right, away from the island. Bait choice was a 13mm pellet covered with paste ( the conker) and took larger carp at frequent intervals throughout the middle of the match. In the last hour, Bruce switched to the margin with paste and took a further 4 large carp.
3rd spot went to Ben Hathaway from peg 9 with 24.740kg. Ben caught a few carp on the feeder but the bulk of his catch came on the pole fishing worm at 11 m. Ben's catch comprised 8 carp most of which were real lumps.
Section A 1st Mike Blake (peg 5) 22.080kg - 9 carp using 6mm on the pellet feeder.
2nd Ray King ( peg 7) 17.860kg - 5 carp plus silvers on 8m pole and soft pellet.
Section B 1st Stuart Burridge ( peg 21) 19.640kg - 4 carp plus a 20lb pike caught on 8mm pellet. See the picture below at bottom of weigh sheet.
2nd Gary Butler ( peg 17) 17.120kg - 8 carp mainly from 8mm pellet on the bomb.
We are now two thirds of the way through the club match points series and Gary Butler is out in the lead on 66 points with Dom Garnett close behind on 61. Both Ian Brooks ( 51 ) and Bruce Hunt ( 47 ) are making their move towards the top placings. With the best of nine counting, it should be an interesting finale !
The next club event is on Wednesday 27th June, an evening match at the canal Basin with the 2nd round of the Presidents Shield, draw 5pm, fishing 6 till 9pm.