Kamasan Starlets have won the Match Fishing Team Championship, finishing with a comfortable six point lead over second placed Daiwa Dorking. Drennan Barnsley occupied the last of the money places, after tying on points with Dorking, but losing out on section win countback.
Kamasan Starlets captain, and England Co-Manager, Mark Downes explained: “Our team plan was to fish a really negative match – after three days of pressure, and with cold water coming into the system and a full moon on the Saturday, we weren’t expecting sport to be prolific.
No one in the team fed more than 250ml of joker, and the brief was just to keep something going in the net all day – whether that be a roach on bloodworm, chublet on waggler, or bleak on pinkie! A reasonable draw helped us to do that, and everyone in my team, made up of myself, Darran Bickerton, Scott Geens, Hadrian Whittle and Cam Hughes finished in the top four in their sections.”
In the individual stakes, it was Drennan Oxford ace, Dave Harpin who came out on top from peg 72. Dave caught some roach on bloodworm early, and added to his net with a 5lb bream, which he hooked and managed to land on a light rig right at the end of the match.
Second place fell to Sunday’s Wychavon Champion –Dean Barlow, who was fishing for Team Drennan. Ironically, the team draw put him on the same peg that he won Sunday’s match from – peg six on the Crown Meadow. He landed 9-5-0 of roach on bloodworm and joker tactics. Kamasan Starlets Darran Bickerton took the last of the individual places, with a hard earned 7-6-0 net from peg 31. Darran caught a mixture of roach on bloodworm, bleak shallow, and chublets on waggler for his weight.
1 Kamasan Starlets 62pts
2 Daiwa Dorking 55pts
3 Drennan Barnsley 55pts
4 Team Drennan 50pts
5 Matrix Dynamite Trentmen 48 pts
6 Drennan Oxford 37pts
7 Matrix Dynamite Trentmen B 32pts
= Daiwa Gordon League 32 pts
9 Black Country Sensas 30pts
= Drennan Leicester 30pts
11 Maver Image 28pts
12 Sensas WB Clarke 27pts
13 Shakespeare Superteam 24pts
14 Sensas Cardiff Nomads 20pts
1 Dave Harpin (Drennan Oxford) 9-13-0 (peg 72)
2 Dean Barlow (Team Drennan) 9-5-0 (peg 6)
3 Darran Bickerton (Kamasan Starlets) 7-6-0 (peg 31)