Evesham Veterans Championship
Evesham Town & Ferry Waters
1 Denis White (Maver) 8-13-0 (peg 30)
2 Clive Roberts (Cardiff Nomads) 8-12-0 (peg 13)
3 Dave Howl (peg 8) 8-0-0
4 Keith Kyte (peg 16) 6-15-0
5 Peter Dent (peg 15) 6-12-0
In what must rank as one of the closest finishes of any match this season, just a single ounce separated the top two in this years Veterans Championship, and 13oz came between first place and third!
Making the match even more interesting was the fact that each of the anglers in the top five boasted a barbel in their net, the biggest belonging to match winner, and Barnsley Blacks legend, Denis White.
Drawn on peg 30, Denis based his match around catching roach on hempseed, but when his plan didn’t materialise, he knew he had to have a look for a bonus fish in the later stages of the day. Fishing a bomb with double caster on the hook, he cast over where his hemp feed had been landing, and was rewarded with a hard fighting whisker a few minutes later.
It was a similar story for runner up, Clive Roberts who had drawn peg 13 on the Crown Meadow. Clive also managed a good barbel on bomb and caster tactics. Third placed Dave Howl fished maggot feeder for his whisker, which he caught from peg eight at the top end of the Crown Meadow.
With ex England international Denis already invited to fish the Evesham Championship, the qualifying ticket was handed down to Clive Roberts.