The latest round of the AT & CRT Stillwater Championship took place at the popular Earlswood Lakes with 25 anglers travelling to the venue from around the country.

Incredibly hot and still conditions made for very tricky fishing conditions with most of the resident carp reluctant to feed.

Winning on the day and qualifying from C section was Richard Edmonds with 23kg 560g.

Richard fished a combination of pellet waggler and method feeder for his commanding 5kg win.   Runner-up was Mick Slater from A section who amassed 17kg 240g.

Although Mick has already qualified he couldn’t resist another crack at the Midlands carp and had three specimen-sized fish for his total weight.    Completing the top three was Kerry McMahon who also qualified last round at Boddington. Kerry caught 11kg 540g which he had to work hard for on the pellet waggler and method feeder.

Special thank-you to CRT’s Joe Roberts for officiating on the day. The next qualifier is at Boddington Reservoir on July 12th and tickets are still available to Angling Trust members.

The 10 qualifiers from each of the sections were:      

Section First Weight (kgs) Second Weight (kgs)
A Gary Smith 4.740 Nick Howarth 4.540
B Alan Chaddone 7.100 John Slocket 6.700
C Richard Edmonds 23.560 (1st) E. Brenham 11.360
D Andrew Kirk 8.000 Barry Bush 7.720

E Neil Russell 9.400 Phil Baird 6.500


Picture: Some of the qualifiers relaxing after the Earlswood contest