Eighth Points Match Sunday 11th June 2017
Phil Tucker
Phil Tucker

Winner

Eric Priest
Eric Priest

Runner Up

Steve Manley
Steve Manley

Third on the Day

23 anglers turned out for yesterday's match held at Woodlands Lake, Trinity, on the outskirts of Bridgwater.The match was split into 2 sections, pegs 1-12 were along the far side opposite the car park with pegs 13-24 following on across the deeper end and up the nearside to just past the footbridge. Conditions started out good for fishing with plenty of cloud cover but as the match wore on it got sunnier and the wind grew in strength with nasty gusts making presentation difficult. Result of all this was that weights were lower than expected but the competition for points was as intense as ever.

 

The deserved winner on the day from peg 22 was Phil Tucker with a weight of 26.800kg. Phil alternated between pellet waggler and feeder throughout the match and caught carp, mainly on pellet, at regular intervals to secure the win and 10 league points. In 2nd place was Eric Priest from peg 4 with a weight of 21.700kg comprising 7 carp and 5kg of silvers. Eric caught most of his fish on meat/corn in the margins, with 2 carp coming late on via the bomb and hard pellet. Close behind in 3rd place was in form angler, Steve Manley from peg 18 weighing in with 19.320kg. Steve caught most of his fish on the method feeder using 6mm hard pellet on size 16 hook. 

Section winners were as follows:

A section.  

 

Winner was Paul Frost on peg 1 who weighed in with 11.900kg. The bulk of Paul's catch comprised 5 carp which were caught via feedering into the corner margins. Runner up was John Hill from peg 11 with 10.550kg. John caught his fish mainly pole fishing the margins using meat.

B section.  

 

Winner here was young Paul Elworthy from peg 14 with a weight of 13.420kg. Paul caught 2 decent carp on paste and then had a fine catch of skimmers in the latter part of the match in the margins on corn. Runner up to Paul was Mark Robinson on peg 15, first peg back up the nearside, who weighed in with 11.820kg. Mark managed to catch several carp, some on pellet waggler with the rest coming on the method feeder down the margins.

Spare a thought for Ian who became a victim of the gusts on Sunday. His cap blew off and so he trotted off next door to JH on peg 11 to retrieve it. This done, he gets back to find his 4th and 5th pole sections gone. Not to be beaten though, after the match, Ian, in truly inimitable style, removed clothing and went in after his gear. He felt around the margins with his bare feet and minutes later the sections were safely back in his holdall. Considering the depth of water, that was a good result eh!  

The next  club match is in a fortnight on Moors Lake at Avalon Fishery, Westhay, Somerset.

Moors Lake is around 6 ft deep with plenty of decent sized carp as well as loads of big skimmers so should be a good match.

Post code for sat nav is BA6 9TT.

Tightlines  

   

Paul Frost
Paul Frost

First in Section

John Hill
John Hill

Second in Section

Paul Elworthy
Paul Elworthy

First in Section

Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson

Second in Section