Monday, 27 May 2013

Spring League. Round 4. Brimslade and Farmers. Kennet and Avon Canal

  • 6lb 6oz
  • 8 points out of 13.
  • D11
  • 16th overall out of 52 anglers



I was lying in bed at 6am in bed, after a rough night, and I really wasn't looking forward to fishing the canal. the Kennet and Avon canal has been fishing very difficult and my last match saw me catch 7oz, which was worth 5 points! Just to point out, I love canal fishing if you didn't know..... my favourite kind of fishing by a country mile!!  However the canal has been really bad, the worse I've ever see if, bearing in mind I have been fishing this canal for over 20 years! Not sure what has caused this..... is it the weather? Or is it the winter league is it semi final pressure on the venue a couple years ago, broken lock at road side and therefore we didn't have any boats for months. not sure?
 
So after a little banter on facebook, which a rarely go on, and some friendly abuse from my team captain (this happens a lot, then I was on my way. arrived 1 minute to 9am. matt told me I drew D11, which would be a better area, and if it fishes hard, I should be alright.  As the fish seem to get walked down on Brimslade, doesn't matter where the end peg is, it normally wins the match.

FISHED HARD? err no.  Most people had plenty of bites and I took a "whipping" either side caught really well, catching skimmers on their 3/4 line. I had 21 roach in the first 15 mins (more fish than I caught for 10 hours on the canal in prior events). so decided to look down the peg, where a fed one big ball of groundbait and refed the other line where I caught the roach, in hope of something better, but concerned that I would destroy my roach line.
 
To cut a long boring story short, I couldn't catch a skimmer to save my life. so decided to get my head down on small fish, but fed big fish lines and had quick looks, which was a waste of time. got annoyed with myself, and had 158 fish a think, I didn't count the really tiny ones. so maybe had 170 fish.  Thought I had 4lb tops and Alan Brown took the pi$$ out of me on the long walk back.
 


A1 Nick McCartney Browning Andover Blue 2 10.0 5 42 35 Average/Section
A2 Steve Hunter Garbolino BV Marine 14 13.5 13 238 2 4.0 lb 2 oz
A3 Andy Britt Maver Bathampton 2 8.0 4 40 37
A4 Rob Randell Garbolino BV Gold 7 15.0 11 127 12 1061.5 4.1
A5 Colin Dance Sensas Wiltshire Angling Black 2 5.0 2 37 40 16
A6 Mick Abbott Shakespeare Team Hansford 3 0.0 7 48 30
A7 Dave Johnson Swindon Tailisman 4 12.0 9 76 23
A8 Nigel Franks Devizes Match Group 2 2.0 1 34 41 Farmers
A9 Mick Nowicki Garbolino BV White 2 6.0 3 38 39
A10 Dave Micklewright Daiwa Gordon League 4 3.0 8 67 25
A11 Daniel Webb Garbolino Black Horse 2 13.0 6 45 32
A12 Mark Leader Sensas Wiltshire Angling Green 5 12.0 10 92 18
A13 Bubbles Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 11 2.0 12 178 7
A14 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
A15 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
A16 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
B1 Paul Waddington Daiwa Gordon League 6 10.0 9 106 15 Average/Section
B2 Graham Smith Garbolino Black Horse 9 7.0 10 151 9 5.0 lb 0 oz
B3 Andy Pritchard Sensas Wiltshire Angling Green 1 4.0 1 20 50
B4 Matt Herbert Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 3 11.0 5 59 26 1281.0 5.0
B5 Lee Triivett Maver Bathampton 1 9.5 3 25.5 48 16
B6 Dave George Browning Andover Blue 11 12.0 11 188 6
B7 John Atkins Garbolino BV Gold 6 1.0 8 97 17
B8 Simon Hebditch Garbolino BV Marine 14 1.0 13 225 3 Farmers
B9 Steve Cousing Shakespeare Team Hansford 5 4.5 7 84.5 20
B10 Alan Hillier Sensas Wiltshire Angling Black 1 13.0 4 29 46
B11 Liam Bradell Devizes Match Group 5 1.0 6 81 21
B12 Paul Harrop Swindon Tailisman 1 8.0 2 24 49
B13 Mark Saunders Garbolino BV White 11 15.0 12 191 5
B14 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
B15 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
B16 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
C1 Mark Lloyd Sensas Wiltshire Angling Black 19 1.0 13 305 1 Average/Section
C2 Brett Coopper Shakespeare Team Hansford 2 7.0 6 39 38 3.0 lb 6 oz
C3 Jamie Cox Garbolino BV White 3 6.0 10 54 28
C4 James Carty Devizes Match Group 1 15.0 4 31 45 856.0 3.3
C5 Nigel Russel Swindon Tailisman 2 2.0 5 34 41 16
C6 Andy Curless Garbolino Black Horse 2 14.0 9 46 31
C7 Shaun Bryant Daiwa Gordon League 2 11.5 7 43.5 34
C8 Carl Eland Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 1 13.0 3 29 46 Brimslade
C9 Nick Johns Sensas Wiltshire Angling Green 0 0.0 0 0 52
C10 Ian Madden Browning Andover Blue 1 0.0 2 16 51
C11 Mike Berntsen Garbolino BV Marine 4 15.0 11 79 22
C12 Gary Etheridge Garbolino BV Gold 2 13.0 8 45 32
C13 Nathan Hawke Maver Bathampton 8 6.5 12 135 11
C14 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
C15 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
C16 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
D1 Richard Chave Garbolino BV Gold 5 8.0 7 88 19 Average/Section
D2 Alan Brown Swindon Tailisman 2 10.0 3 42 35 4.0 lb 11 oz
D3 Troy Weaver Daiwa Gordon League 3 5.0 4 53 29
D4 Dean Rowden Shakespeare Team Hansford 6 11.0 9 107 14 1204.0 4.7
D5 Steve Long Garbolino BV White 2 2.0 2 34 41 16
D6 Paul Passmore Devizes Match Group 8 7.0 11 135 10
D7 Simon Dennis Sensas Wiltshire Angling Black 2 0.0 1 32 44
D8 Carl Steffan Garbolino Black Horse 4 6.0 6 70 24 Brimslade
D9 Graham Hunt Maver Bathampton 3 8.5 5 56.5 27
D10 Tom Moretti Sensas Wiltshire Angling Green 7 1.0 10 113 13
D11 Chris Telling Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 6 6.5 8 103 16
D12 James Hillier Browning Andover Blue 9 11.0 12 155 8
D13 Richie Tomola Garbolino BV Marine 13 8.0 13 216 4
D14 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
D15 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
D16 #N/A #N/A 0 0 52
Results by Nigel Franks

Team 1 2 3 4 Total Pos lb oz
Garbolino Black Horse 1 1 9 3 14 1
Daiwa Gordon League 5 3 2 6 16 2
Garbolino BV Gold 6 7 4 2 19 3
Devizes Match Group 2 1 9 10 22 4
Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 3 13 2 6 24 5
Maver Bathampton 4 11 1 9 25 6
Garbolino BV Marine 13 4 8 1 26 7
Browning Andover Blue 11 6 11 4 32 8
Shakespeare Team Hansford 10 8 14 5 37 9
Garbolino BV White 9 15 7 8 39 10
Sensas Wiltshire Angling Black 14 10 5 12 41 11
Browning Andover Green 8 8 13 14 43 12
Sensas Wiltshire Angling Green 16 5 12 11 44 13
Swindon Tailisman 11 14 6 13 44 13
Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Blue 7 12 14 14 47 15
Results by Nigel Franks