5th Points 23rd May 2021 Grand Western Canal

It was an early morning start for the 24 anglers who ventured out for the 5th points match of the season held, this time, on the Grand Western canal at Greenway. The match comprised 2 sections of 12 pegged either side of Greenway bridge. Considering the continued cold conditions and recent heavy rains, the match fished reasonably well with several tench showing throughout the match length.

   Winner on the day, from permanent peg 44, just inside the Tivvy side of the bridge, was Brian Sussex with 6.100kg. His catch of 6 perch and a decent rudd was boosted with 3 tench and a small jack pike to give Brian the well deserved win. Brian fished a 10m pole across to the far bank  feeding chopped worm and caster, successful hook bait was worm on a size 14 hook. Well done Brian !

   Runner up from peg 40 was Gary Butler with 4.850kg. Gary fished the bread punch for the first hour catching several good roach. Having fed across to the far bank with maggot and chopped worm in a little ground bait, Gary managed 3 tench during the next 2 hours; one on maggot and the other two on worm. Nice one Gary !

   3rd spot went to Eric Priest from peg 34 with 4.240kg. Eric did likewise for the first hour and caught 22 roach using punch over liquidise. He then fished worm/ worm and caster for the rest of the match over the far side and caught one tench, 2 jacks and 6 perch to complete the bag.

   In 4th place with a weight of 4.220kg was John Hill on peg 58 in the cut. John fished midway across over ground bait and pinkie and caught a good bream on a single fluoro pinkie to an 18 hook. This was later followed with a tench using single fluoro maggot as well as a few roach and perch. Well done John !

   Section Winners

Section A      Paul Carnell   ( peg 36 )   2.750kg

Section B      Mark Branson ( peg 55 )  3.300kg

   The next match on the calendar is a Wednesday evening match and the first leg of the Presidents Shield on 2nd June at the canal Basin. Please book in in the usual way.

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