3rd Points 1st March 2020 Grand Western Canal
Today's match, held along the newly, permanently pegged stretch of the canal at Greenway was attended by 23 anglers. For club points, the match consisted of 2 sections, one each side of Sellake bridge. With strong winds, interspersed with mini hoolies and heavy showers, bait presentation for many proved difficult and although most anglers caught, it was tench that dominated the top placings on the day.
Winner on the day, from peg 23 was Mike Pickford who weighed in with 12.300kg. Mike fished a straight lead to the far side over 2 balls of crumb, laced with caster and maggot. He ended up with a total of 7 tench all caught using double caster on a size 18 hook to 0.12 hook length. Congratulations Mike !
Runner up, from peg 21, was Martin Heard with 8.180kg which comprised 6 tench all caught on pole fished worm and pinkie. Martin caught all his fish down the track using a size 14 hook.
In 3rd spot was Gary Butler from peg 24 who weighed in with 6.140kg. Gary had a couple of roach early on but then, fishing a longer 10m pole, he managed to land 4 tench all caught on worm using a size 16 hook to 0.13 hook length.
1st Elliot Fay ( peg 13 ) 1.240kg
2nd Bruce Hunt ( peg 8) 1.100kg
1st Eric Priest ( peg 20) 4.580kg
2nd Dom Garnett ( peg 22) 3.340kg
Next week's match on the 8th March is the rescheduled match from 16/2 which was postponed due to storm Dennis. Please note the venue has been changed from Tidcombe to that of Snakes Wood at Manley. Draw 8.30am Manley bridge, fishing 10am till 3pm.