Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society staged an open match on the
Top weight on the day was taken by Ken Butler (Tri-Cast Calder) from peg 64 with 10 lb 3 oz. Ken took all his fish, a mixture of small bream, roach and perch, on squatt bait fished at 10m. Had the match continued for a further hour we would have been overtaken by Chris Allam (Walton AC), who ended the match with 9 lb 9 oz from peg 62. Chris caught mostly roach and skimmers on squatt at 5m, but in the last hour switched to caster bait against a boat moored opposite to take several good quality roach and bream, catching more quickly as the match progressed.
Third weight of 8 lb 6½ oz was taken by Gordon Ashcroft (Tri-Cast Calder) from peg 61 on squatt/pinkie combination fished at 10m, forth was Dave Dixon (Colmic Stainforth) from peg 65 with 7 lb 8 oz, and fifth Dave Swift (Colmic Stainforth) with 6 lb 8 ½ oz.
1st Ken Butler (Tri-Cast Calder) 10 lb 3 oz
2nd Chris ALLAM (Walton AC) 9 lb 9 oz
3rd Gordon ASHCROFT ( Tri-Cast Calder) 8 lb 6 ½ oz
5th Dave SWIFT (Colmic Stainforth) 6 lb 8 ½ oz