On a warm and humid day with a breeze blowing off the favoured pegs towards the sailing club at Boddington Reservoir on 6th July 2016, it was no surprise that the top weight came from the dam section A

But only just, weighing  with  49.54 kg from peg 5, Shaun Conley (Fosters of Birmingham) fished pellet and waggler.  Peg 108 produced 49.30 kg for Warren Cave (Acorn Angling, Didcot) on bomb and pellet. Graham Dashwood achieved third place with 25.10 kg from peg 106.

Although the pegs in section E are often favoured , once again section A provided equal weights, and it is nowhere near the length of walk. Generally the fishing was not up to the standard we have enjoyed when Boddington fishes at it’s best. Let us look forward to a further Boddington qualifier on 23rd of July and a competitive final on August 7th here at Boddington.  Another opportunity to qualify is on 16th July at Engine pool Earlswood.

1st Shaun Conley, 49.54 kg, peg 5 section A, Fosters of Birmingham, pellet & waggler.

2nd Warren Cave, 49.30 kg peg 108 section E, Acorn Angling, Didcot, bomb & pellet.

3rd Graham Dashwood, 25.10 kg peg 106 section E.

Qualifiers for the final
Section A – Shaun Conley & Paddy McMahon

Section B – Mark Jennings & Paul Knapman

Section C – Mick Slater & Paul Urban

Section D – Steve Ringer & Paul Keal

Section E  – Warren Cave & Graham Dashwood

The next Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust Stillwater Championship qualifier will take place at Earlswood Lakes on Saturday 16th July.