Sunday, 10 November 2013

Ron Benjamin

  • Peg 83
  • 13lb 60z
  • 57 anglers fished
  • We raised over £300 for cancer research

Dunmill is a stunning part of the Kennet and Avon Canal

As you are likely to be aware that I do love fishing canals.  I have been lucky enough to fish the Kennet and Avon canal for a long time.  In recent years Avington has become one of my favourite parts of the K&A. There is some great feature pegs, White Bridge been one of them (never drawn it in almost 10 years of fishing this part of the canal). It is an end peg, as all end pegs are good, but this is an awesome peg as there is a river Kennet comes into the canal which seems to hold these big perch by the bridge and there is skimmers in open water. 

Other great areas at Avington is below the sub station has some nice pegs, British Waters have unfortunately cut down some of the trees which did hold some big perch.  Above the sub station, in the woods,  has some feature pegs, but this tends to be a tougher area.  Above the lock holds some great feature pegs and this is the section to be (wasn't pegged for Ron Benjamin, but will be for our Angling Trust Winter League).

It saw 57 anglers fish Ron Benjamin memorial.  This is was an open prior to our Oxford Winter League, but we can't see Bloodworm and Joker were banned.  Therefore I took plenty of Lob Worms and bread.  I also had some squatts, pinkies, casters and some dens.

Gear used:

Colmic Airon F55 Pole

Small fish rigs

4x10 / 4x12 Colmic Senna
4x14 / 4x16 Colmic Lux
All to Colmic 0.105mm to 0.07/ 0.06 Colmic Stream
24 - 26 IM1's

2 and 3 Vespe elastics.

Chop Rig

Jon Walker 0.4 (red range)
0.125 X5000 line to 0.103 stream
14 Colmic N600.

Overall Top 3

  1. Chris Telling 13lb 6oz
  2. Darren Wright 11lb 14oz
  3. Bubbles 11lb 12oz

Thanks to Chris Wilson for running the match

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