Southern aces wins Match Fishing Team Championship.
Daiwa Dorking have won the Match Fishing Team Championship on the Warwickshire Avon at Evesham, scoring a remarkable 61 points out of a possible 70. The team, made up of Simon Willsmore, Darren Davies, Will Raison, Michael Buchwalder and Ian Didcote beat second placed Shakespeare Superteam by a twelve point margin.
The squads manager Simon Willsmore explained: “We are quite fortunate as most of us know the river well, and lessons learned over the Bank Holiday Festival helped us to formulate a good plan. The key was feeding a good quantity of joker at the start of the match, and refraining from topping up for as long as possible. There were also a lot of fish to be caught on a small maggot feeder – with good perch and eels proving valuable to several of our anglers.
In the individual stakes, it was Pete Morris of W B Clarke who picked up the honours with a weight of 11-8-0 from peg 19. Pete caught a double figure barbel on maggot feeder, cast down to a lilly bed to his left, and a handful of smaller perch on the pole. Matrix Dynamite Trentmen’s Rob Perkins took second spot, with another fine barbel of around 8lb, plus a handful of small roach on bloodworm to finish with 9-14-0.
1 Daiwa Dorkings 61pts
2 Shakespeare Superteam 52pts
3 Ultimate Barnsley Blacks 49pts
1 Pete Morris (W B Clarke) 11-8-0 (peg 19)
2 Rob Perkins (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 9-14-0 (peg 10)
3 Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-15-0 (peg 64)