LONG EATON VICTORIA ANGLING SOCIETY
MATCH RESULT 2017 SEASON
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH NUMBER: 4
TROPHY: JOHN LEWIS MEMORIAL
DATE: 18 JUNE 2017
VENUE: BEECHWOOD PARK – OAK POOL
1st Steve HOULT 82-00
2nd Steve TALBOT 75-00
3rd Dave COTTERILL 71-04
4th Rob PEMBRIDGE 64-00
5th Neil STEVENSON 63-12
6th Paul MARRIOTT 62-12
On a hot and sunny day with very little wind, 27 members of LEVAS lined up on the bank of the 30 peg Oak Pool at Beechwood Park on Championship Match Four, which was also for the John Lewis Memorial Trophy.
At the start of the match carp could be seen spawning around most of the lake, but in spite of this there were still plenty of fish prepared to feed and catches were excellent all around the lake.
Without exception, all of the top six anglers fished long pole to the central island with pellet as bait, and the match was only spoilt by poor fishery maintenance that has allowed overhanging bushes and weeds into or just above the water level and (un-cleared) snags beneath the water level. As a result, most anglers hooked snags or lost fish in them regularly throughout the day (adding to the snags with rigs and line), and some unfortunate anglers were totally unable to fish anywhere near the island due to encroaching shrubbery and resultantly stood no chance of catching many fish. With a little care this could be an excellent fishery.
Top weight (and winner of the John Lewis Memorial Trophy) was Steve Hoult from peg 10. Steve had lots of smallish carp in his catch and certainly had a very busy day.
On the opposite bank Steve Talbot on peg 25 included a much bigger sample in his 75-00 for second place, as did third placed Dave Cotterill on peg 17 who weighed in 71-04.
The next three places were Rob Pembridge (peg 21) 64-00, Neil Stevenson (peg 12) with 63-12, and Paul Marriott (peg 2) with 62-12.
Match Five will be on Sunday 25 June at Makins Fishery on Phase Three, and will be fished over three lakes, Severn, Thames and Derwent (potentially 80 pegs) so everyone should have a little more room. Book a place with Dave Kent.