10th Points 28th July 2019 Lakeside
The latest club match, held at Lakeside yesterday, was well attended with 22 anglers turning out to do battle. But with the drop in levels due to recent lack of rain combined with bright sunshine and a strong NW wind, bites proved hard to come by; indeed less than half the contestants caught over a kilo.
However, some good fish were caught, not least of which were had by the overall winner on the day, Gary Butler. Gary drew permanent peg 15 by the lilies and weighed in with 11.220kg. Having struggled to catch a dozen or so small roach and rudd in the first 4 hours of the match, it all kicked off in the last hour. He caught 3 bream followed by a small carp and then he hooked and landed a 7lb carp to give him top weight on the day and 10 club points. Successful bait was pole fished worm over groundbait.
Well done Gary !
Second spot was held by Eric Priest, from peg 19, with 5.620kg. Eric fished a pole at 11 metres and caught 2 bream on worm and maggot fished over fishmeal groundbait. He also managed several roach and rudd on the inside with a bonus eel coming at the whistle.
Third overall was Paul Sagar, from peg 22, with 3.880kg. Paul fished an 8 m pole alongside a lily bed to his right and caught 3 good crucians plus a tench, backed up with 2 dozen roach, all caught on single maggot on a size 18 hook. Well done Paul !
1st Paul Elworthy 2.930kg ( tench on paste plus roach/rudd on single maggot )
2nd Steve Manley 2.750kg ( bream plus several roach on maggot over crumb )
1st Mike Edwards 2.080kg ( bream on double caster via feeder plus perch )
2nd Dom Garnett 1.880kg ( all rudd and perch catch on worm/pinkie on 10m pole)
With 2 points matches to go, things are hotting up at the top with Bruce Hunt out in front on 76 points and Gary Butler close behind in second on 73 with Eric Priest third on 72.
The next clubbie is in 4 weeks time at Upper Tamar.
Finally, big congrats to Dom Garnett who has just become a dad with the birth of their first born, a bouncing baby girl, both Mum and baby are doing fine !