Abu Garcia/Wychavon Championship qualifier
After winning both matches on the opening weekend with big nets of chub, Shakespeare Superteam ace Tony Bench was banking on much of the same when he drew peg 29. After spending the early part of the match targeting gudgeon on a whip, Tony attacked mid river with his trademark waggler and caster approach.
Much to his surprise, instead of finding chub he connected with a steady flow of quality roach to top the field with 9-8-0.
Team colleague Rich Reynolds was close behind from peg 49, netting 9-3-0 of red fins on the long pole with hemp seed.
Sensas A4’s Mark Bowerman was another to return to form, taking third place with 7-6-0 from peg 63. Marks net was made up of a big tench and several smaller eels. Ever consistent local rod Rob South took 4th from peg 40 with 5-7-0, again netting a big tench.
1 Tony Bench (Shakespeare Superteam) 9-8-0 (peg 29)
2 Rich Reynolds (Shakespeare Superteam) 9-3-0 (peg 49)
3 Mark Bowerman (Sensas A4) 7-6-0 (peg 63)
4 Rob South (Ferrymen) 5-7-0 (peg 40)
5 Kevin Millard 4-12-0
6 Paul Norledge (Worcester AA) 4-10-0
7 Alan Stephens (Alcester Sports) 4-5-0
8 Tony skinner (Shakespeare Superteam) 4-3-0