Wednesday 16th July
Evesham Championship Qualifier
Evesham Town & Ferry Waters
1 Rob South (Sensas WB Clarke) 12-1-0 (peg 43)
2 Pete Jayes (Quorn VDE) 7-13-0 (peg 15)
3 Alan Stephens (Evesham DAA) 6-14-0 (peg 65)
= Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 6-14-0 (peg 82)
5 Tom Potter (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 6-8-0 (peg 58)
Qualifier: Rob South
For the first time this season, one of the River Avon’s legendary barbel accounted for most of the winning weight, as former Festival Champion Rob South banked an 8lb beast from peg 43.
Fishing flatfloat and chopped worm tactics on the pole, Rob did well to land the fish, which he foul hooked in the fork of the tail! In addition to the barbel, the Birmingham rod had six good eels, also on flatfloat tactics for a final total weight of 12-1-0.
Runner up was Leicester based rod, Pete Jayes, who caught on his favoured hemp tactics from peg 15 on the Crown Meadow. Pete caught quality fish for a weight of 7-13-0
There was a tie for third place between Evesham DAA’s Alan Stephens, and Matrix Dynamite Trentmen rod, Adrian Higginbottom. Alan managed a good bream and some smaller fish from peg 65 below Hampton Ferry, while Adrian landed a host of perch and eels from peg 82.