9th Points 28th June 2020 Avalon
After having lost 4 club points matches over the Coronavirus lock down, yesterday, things returned to some sort of normal with the club's first event since March. Avalon fishery at Shapwick was the venue and 28 anglers turned out to fish the match which comprised 3 sections on Moors match lake.
With a strong blustery SW wind blowing down through the lake, bait presentation was challenging and weights were subsequently patchy. However, one guy that got it spot on was Martin Heard who ended up a clear winner on the day with 55.340kg. Martin drew permanent peg 18 and fished a pellet waggler to the island to catch a total of 23 carp fishing only 12 inches deep. Martin fed 6 pints of pellets in total and used an 8mm banded pellet on a 16 hook to 0.18 hook length to catch all his fish. Congratulations Martin !
Runner-up on the day was Mike Blake from peg 5 with 30.900kg. Mike had a dozen carp in total with half coming on a pellet waggler with 8mm banded pellet and half on a pellet feeder with micro's and 8mm pellet on the hook. Mike found he had to cast really tight to the island to get a bite. Well done Mike !
3rd on the day from peg 16 was Mark Webber with 29.310kg comprising 12 carp all caught using a cage feeder to the island. Mark used groundbait and micro's in the feeder and successful bait was 5 maggots on a size 12 hook. Nice one Mark !
4th on the day was Mark Branson from peg 33 with 27.130kg. Mark fished a bomb, again to the island, and managed 12 carp all on a 10mm banded pellet. He fed 6 pints of 8mm pellet in total.
Well done Mark !
1st Phil Tucker 25.030kg
2nd Anthony Edwards 16.640kg
1st Mike Edwards 21.600kg
2nd Paul Elworthy 20.240kg
1st Elliot Fay 23.220kg
2nd Steve Manley 20.410kg
Finally, thanks to everyone for following the social distancing rules on the day and a special thanks to Vic and Steve M ( plus help from scribes EP and Phil B ) in ensuring the match was carried out under Covid secure conditions. It seems this will be the way forward for quite some time.