Evesham Championship Qualifier
Evesham Town & Ferry Waters
1 Matt Godfrey (Pole Fishing Magazine) 12-2-0 (peg 58)
2 Michael Buchwalder (Preston Innovations/ Sonubaits) 11-3-0 (peg 50)
3 James Robbins (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-8-0 (peg 66)
4 Pete Jayes (Quorn VDE) 6-1-0 (peg 86)
5 Mike Bedding (Sensas WB Clarke) 5-12-8 (peg 20)
6 Leon Blundell 5-10-8 (peg 22)
England international, and Pole Fishing magazine star Matt Godfrey won this sell out Evesham Championship qualifier, with a 12-2-0 net from peg 58.
Matt based his approach around flatfloat and maggot tactics. After three hours of the match, and with a few small fish in the net, his float slid away and something substantial was hooked! A ten minute battle ensued, before Matt slipped his net under a barbel, which the scales later weighed at 8-14-0. With his smaller fish, this gave him a total of 12-2-0 for the match win.
Michael Buchwalder came in second, with a 11-3-0 net from peg 50. His net included several good roach, and chunky hybrids, all taken on long pole hemp tactics.
James Robbins took third spot with 6-8-0 from peg 66. The Shakespeare backed ace caught several good eels and perch on maggot feeder.