Club Pairs, Sunday 5th November
Twenty six anglers were booked in for the latest club pairs match held on the Tiverton canal between broken bridge and Tidcombe. After a sharp frost, the match was promising to be quite hard going but with a strong gusty wind and bright sunshine to add to the mix, the match turned out to be a grueller with only 11 anglers breaking a kilo. The match was based on points attained across two equal sections either side of wooden bridge and it was the end pegs which clearly proved to be advantageous on the day.
Winners on the day ( above centre) from peg 13 were Gary Butler ( section A) with 1.560kg, 3rd in section and team mate Paul Marks ( section B) weighing in with 2.220kg, 2nd in section. Both caught small roach and skimmers on bread punch over liquidised bread.
In 2nd place ( above right) from peg 1 was Eric Priest winning section A with 5.00kg and partner Paul Frost ( section B) with 1.680kg, 6th in section. Both caught good sized skimmers and small roach, again using bread punch over liquidised.
In 3rd spot ( above left) from peg 5 was Ali Robinson ( section A) with 0.440kg and 6th in section with partner Pete Kingdon winning section B with a weight of 2.800kg. Pete caught some good sized skimmers with small roach whilst Ali's catch comprised small roach. Again, both anglers used bread punch over liquidised.
Big thanks to Paul Elworthy and Steve Manley for organising what was a tough but keenly fought match.
The next match is the Xmas Open in a few weeks time on the 26th November. Tickets should be available very shortly.