Shakespeare Junior and Intermediate Championship
Saturday 22nd August
With the river very low and clear it was the youngsters who got the festival underway and it was soon apparent that the record weights of last year wouldn’t be repeated.
Many of the young anglers decided to sit it out for a big fish on either maggots or pellets and feeder gear but at the final whistle not one had been landed.
It turned out to be a day for targeting tiny fish with either pole or whip approaches and top junior on the day was Ben Sharratt from Derby at Peg 22 on the Town stretch with 2-11-8 of gudgeon, perch and bleak. Top intermediate was Simon Pickering with another small fish catch of 1-14-12 from Peg 45 on the Hampton Ferry length.
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