Shakespeare Championship Qualifier
Sunday July 15th
Warwickshire Avon – Evesham Town Waters and Hampton Ferry
After some excellent midweek roach catches most competitors expected the fourth Shakespeare Championship qualifier to dominated by the species but heavy overnight rain and a river that was colouring up during the match paid to that. Instead it was chub which featured in most of the leading catches.
For the first time this season Pegs 1 and 2 failed to produce any bream, much to the delight of match winner Dave Harrell who fished waggler and maggot three quarters of the way across to take a mainly chub weight of 12-2-0 (pictured below).
Second place, again with mostly chub and one small barbel on the waggler went to Howard Kaye at Peg 29.
Ian Sutherland took third with 10-0-8 of tench and eels on an open end groundbait feeder at Peg 42, ahead of Colin Williams with 7-6-0 from Peg 62 and Rich Reynolds with 7-4-0 of small chub from Peg 35.
1. Dave Harrell (Match Fishing) 12-2-0 (peg 7)
2. Howard Kaye (Sensas) 11-10-0 (peg 29)
3. Ian Sutherland (Land Rover) 10-0-8 (peg 42)
4. Colin Williams (Britannia Brigg) 7-6-0 (peg 62)