Sunday, 18 March 2012

Kennet and Avon Canal - Semi's Practice match

  • E1
  • 21lb 3oz
  • Won section
  • 3rd overall
  • 90 people fished

After several disappointing matches on the Gloucester canal, I decided not to fish the Sensas Challenge and work on the Saturday and fish at Marlborough on the Sunday.  Which I was looking forward to, as even if you draw a poorer area than your almost 100% guaranteed of plenty of bites.
Today’s match saw 91 people fishing, and Nigel Franks spread us out, so we had plenty of room and of course end pegs were by far favoured to drew.  My drawing arm has been very poor at the moment and I haven’t had the best of season’s this year.  So I got Gary Barclay to draw my peg, and believe me I was over the moon when he draw me E1, which was end peg at Station.  This is a good area for skimmers, roach and sometimes odd big billies (perch).
Bait List
126 lobs (picked 76 Saturday night)
½ kilo of Russian joker
25 grams of bloodworm
2 pints of white squatt
¼ pinkie
¼ red maggot
½ caster
1 kilo of Sensas Noire
Gear
Sensas 21, 0.2 x4 and 0.3 0.112 - 0.064 22, 24, 26 IM1
Colmic Lux 4x16 0.112-0.075 22 IM1
Jon walker 0.4 and 0.3- 0.136 – 0.112 14 N600 and 18 N600
Match
I started at 5 meters after cupping in my other lines, and it was solid with stamp roach and small skimmers (2oz-4oz).  I was amazed, and within the 20 minutes I had 2lb, only 11 fish.  I went of the lob worm and was amazed that it never moved, so either perch/skimmers haven’t arrived yet or the roach have eaten all the worms!  So after an hour, in reflection I must of had 5lb.  Went on the lob worm lines again and still nothing, so cut up 20 lobs and dumped it in, and went straight on it, and caught a bream 2lb and a perch about a 1lb.  This was looking good, and topped up the lob worm line regularly and caught small skimmers, but the 5 meter was good, and I felt that maybe I could be wasting time looking for big fish.  So a little undecided, so tried to do both. 
At the end, I was unsure what I had, so guessed that 3 perch and skimmer would go 6lb and 6lb of bits.  Err very wrong and admitting to several  anglers, including Will Raison that I had double figures and I would like to think got 12lb, I weighed 21lb 3oz, which I was amazed! Also I little embarrsed about, Alan Brown, Mick Denton and Kevin Rolwes did take the pi$$ out of me.   However, there was 39lb from Beeches end peg (Lee Edwards, very impressive) and Gary O’Shea had 22lb end peg at churches, so I had to settle for third.  The venue fished very well in places, and Nigel worked out that the average weight was 5lb per angler of 91 pegs.  Now that’s impressive!
Oh, thanks Gary once again for drawing me a flyer!

1 Lee Edwards Preston Innovations (Dorking) 39 5
2 Gary O'shea Preston Innovations Thatchers 22 8
3 Chris Telling Vespe/Colmic 21 3
4 Gary Williamson Devizes Match Group 20 5.5
5 J. Weeden Maver Image 18 10
6 Nigel Evans Preston Innovations Thatchers 18 6

MDAA Open 18-March-2012. Wolfhall to Little Bedwyn
Peg Name lb oz Peg Name lb oz Pos
A1 Kevin Abigale 8 4 Wolfhall C10 Lee Edwards 39 5 1
A2 D. Grimsey 8 4 Average/Section D10 Gary O'shea 22 8 2
A3 Simon Wilsmore 10 1 7 lb 9 oz E1 Chris Telling 21 3 3
A4 Bubbles 6 11 H10 Gary Williamson 20 5.5 4
A5 Mark Harper 7 3 1209.0 7.6 B10 J. Weeden 18 10 5
A6 Nigel Greenwood 3 5 10 D1 Nigel Evans 18 6 6
A7 Steve Nadin 5 1 E9 Will Raison 15 13 7
A8 Callum Dicks 8 12 B1 Steve Saunders 15 5 8
A9 Mike Buchwalder 8 8 G7 Mick Nowicki 12 10 9
A10 Darren Davis 9 8 D8 Ian Didcote 12 4 10
B1 Steve Saunders 15 5 Competition J10 Jerry Morgan 12 0 11
B2 Steve Poulsom 6 2 Average/Section B8 Ian Wheeldon 11 14 12
B3 Kevin Rowles 0 0 7 lb 7 oz D2 Mick Denton 11 0 13
B4 Gary Etheridge 5 10 A3 Simon Wilsmore 10 1 14
B5 Anthony Flint 4 0 1075.0 7.5 C9 Tim Bruce 10 0 15
B6 Nathanial Johnson 5 10 9 J4 Liam Bradell 9 11.5 16
B7 Adam Carter 0 0 A10 Darren Davis 9 8 17
B8 Ian Wheeldon 11 14 K10 Andy Mead 9 7 18
B9 0 0 K2 Nick Chedzoy 9 6 19
B10 J. Weeden 18 10 J2 Steve Page 9 0.5 20
C1 Richie Tomola 4 8 Beeches A8 Callum Dicks 8 12 21
C2 Peter Harrod 0 0 Average/Section A9 Mike Buchwalder 8 8 22
C3 Dave Harpin 0 14 6 lb 9 oz K9 Matt Herbert 8 8 22
C4 Martin Barrett 0 0 A1 Kevin Abigale 8 4 24
C5 Carl Elland 1 10 1047.0 6.5 A2 D. Grimsey 8 4 24
C6 Micky Ellyat 2 4 10 E5 Simon Colclough 7 12 26
C7 Barry Olive 0 0 G8 Nik Worters 7 5.5 27
C8 Gary Pook 6 14 A5 Mark Harper 7 3 28
C9 Tim Bruce 10 0 C8 Gary Pook 6 14 29
C10 Lee Edwards 39 5 G1 Mark Chapman 6 12.5 30
D1 Nigel Evans 18 6 Church K1 John Nutall 6 12 31
D2 Mick Denton 11 0 Average/Section A4 Bubbles 6 11 32
D3 Nigel Baker 0 8 lb 12 oz H9 Jamie Cox 6 11 32
D4 K3 Rich Chave 6 10 34
D5 Steve Townsend 0 1122.0 8.8 E4 Alan Brown 6 9 35
D6 R. Wright 0 8 G5 S. Clark 6 4 36
D7 B2 Steve Poulsom 6 2 37
D8 Ian Didcote 12 4 H6 James Carty 6 2 37
D9 Rob Randall 6 0 J5 Steve Joy 6 1 39
D10 Gary O'shea 22 8 D9 Rob Randall 6 0 40
E1 Chris Telling 21 3 Great Bedwyn Station H1 Adan Burrows 5 13 41
E2 Robbie Blackburn 4 1 Average/Section H3 Dave Guntrip 5 13 41
E3 Adrian Mctiffin 4 10 7 lb 9 oz B4 Gary Etheridge 5 10 43
E4 Alan Brown 6 9 B6 Nathanial Johnson 5 10 43
E5 Simon Colclough 7 12 1088.0 7.6 J8 Jack Jones 5 9 45
E6 Barry Chapman 4 11 9 H7 Chris Vandervliet 5 7 46
E7 Paul Wiltshire 0 0 A7 Steve Nadin 5 1 47
E8 Dan Varney 3 5 J9 John Pantry 4 14 48
E9 Will Raison 15 13 K8 Des Shipp 4 14 48
E10 J1 Dean Tennant 4 13 50
F1 John Price 4 3 Potters E6 Barry Chapman 4 11 51
F2 Average/Section E3 Adrian Mctiffin 4 10 52
F3 Andy Power 1 lb 16 oz J7 Paul Andrews 4 9.5 53
F4 P. Medcraft C1 Richie Tomola 4 8 54
F5 Gary Miller 3 7.5 255.5 2.0 G4 Tony Hobbs 4 7 55
F6 Geoff Ball 3 4 8 H4 Steve Long 4 6 56
F7 Tony Scott 1 10 H5 Gary Barclay 4 5 57
F8 Graham Pierce F1 John Price 4 3 58
F9 John Williams 3 7 E2 Robbie Blackburn 4 1 59
G1 Mark Chapman 6 12.5 Potters G3 Dominic Allen 4 1 59
G2 Average/Section B5 Anthony Flint 4 0 61
G3 Dominic Allen 4 1 6 lb 15 oz J3 Nick Ewers 3 13 62
G4 Tony Hobbs 4 7 F5 Gary Miller 3 7.5 63
G5 S. Clark 6 4 664.0 6.9 H2 Lee Trivett 3 7.5 63
G6 6 F9 John Williams 3 7 65
G7 Mick Nowicki 12 10 A6 Nigel Greenwood 3 5 66
G8 Nik Worters 7 5.5 E8 Dan Varney 3 5 66
G9 F6 Geoff Ball 3 4 68
H1 Adan Burrows 5 13 Iron Bridge K6 Tony Salczynski 3 1 69
H2 Lee Trivett 3 7.5 Average/Section K5 Mike Bernsten 2 14 70
H3 Dave Guntrip 5 13 6 lb 4 oz K7 Martin Phipps 2 10 71
H4 Steve Long 4 6 K4 Nigel Franks 2 9 72
H5 Gary Barclay 4 5 998.0 6.2 J6 Bob Hursey 2 6 73
H6 James Carty 6 2 10 C6 Micky Ellyat 2 4 74
H7 Chris Vandervliet 5 7 C5 Carl Elland 1 10 75
H8 John Atkins 0 0 F7 Tony Scott 1 10 75
H9 Jamie Cox 6 11 C3 Dave Harpin 0 14 77
H10 Gary Williamson 20 5.5 B3 Kevin Rowles 0 0 78
J1 Dean Tennant 4 13 Little Bedwyn Bayside B7 Adam Carter 0 0 78
J2 Steve Page 9 0.5 Average/Section C2 Peter Harrod 0 0 78
J3 Nick Ewers 3 13 6 lb 5 oz C4 Martin Barrett 0 0 78
J4 Liam Bradell 9 11.5 C7 Barry Olive 0 0 78
J5 Steve Joy 6 1 1005.5 6.3 D3 Nigel Baker 0 0 78
J6 Bob Hursey 2 6 10 D5 Steve Townsend 0 0 78
J7 Paul Andrews 4 9.5 D6 R. Wright 0 0 78
J8 Jack Jones 5 9 E7 Paul Wiltshire 0 0 78
J9 John Pantry 4 14 F3 Andy Power 0 0 78
J10 Jerry Morgan 12 0 F4 P. Medcraft 0 0 78
K10 Andy Mead 9 7 Little Bedwyn Roadside F8 Graham Pierce 0 0 78
K9 Matt Herbert 8 8 Average/Section H8 John Atkins 0 0 78
K8 Des Shipp 4 14 5 lb 11 oz
K7 Martin Phipps 2 10 Total Catch 585 lb 11.oz
K6 Tony Salczynski 3 1 907.0 5.7 Average / Angler 6 lb 8.oz
K5 Mike Bernsten 2 14 10 Number Fishing 90
K4 Nigel Franks 2 9
K3 Rich Chave 6 10
K2 Nick Chedzoy 9 6
K1 John Nutall 6 12




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