LONG EATON VICTORIA ANGLING SOCIETY
MATCH RESULT 2017 SEASON
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH NUMBER: THREE
TROPHY: W C CUP
DATE: 11 JUNE 2017
VENUE: RYCROFT FISHERY – NEW AND OLD CANALS
1st Dave KENT – 97-13
2nd Steve HOULT 95-11
3rd Paul MARRIOTT 87-08
4th Nigel BRAILSFORD 53-13
5th Les OVERMASS 45-14
6th John ADAMSON 42-03
Championship Match Three, also for the W Camm Cup, was fished on the “canal lakes” at the Rycroft Fishery, Hemington, and was also a joint match with the Soldiers & Sailors (Sawley) Angling Club.
Unfortunately, the very strong wind made fishing very difficult for many of the anglers who had to contend with it blowing across where they wished to fish, and the match was dominated by the down-wind end pegs on each of the lakes.
The top two both fished the New Canal, and both were slightly more sheltered around a bend near the end where they dueled it out “fish for fish” throughout the day. Dave Kent on peg 16 just edged the result with a magnificent 97-13. He fished corn at 10m until the wind made it impossible for around 30-00 of fish before switching to meat at 3m, when he continued to catch carp to around 8-00 in weight to the end.
On end peg 18, Steve Hoult fished banded hard pellet for his carp catch of mainly smaller fish, although he also had fish to around 8-00 in weight. Steve’s 95-11 total was accumulated by switching between the track and the margin to keep the fish coming and secure second place.
On the Old Canal, on down-wind end peg 18, Paul Marriott was not far from the leaders with a weight of 87-08. Paul fished along his margin to the lake end with meat to lessen the effect of the wind. Second weight on the Old Canal (fifth overall) was Les (Bow) Overmass with 45-14 from peg 17.
Nigel Brailsford (New Canal 8) fished long pole with worm much of the day, switching occasionally to a rod feeder for respite from the wind, and caught fish steadily all match for 53-13 and fourth place. John Adamson (New Canal 12) started on long pole and paste to catch tench every put it at the start before having to abandon it due to wind. He struggled for bites until the last 90 minutes when he started to catch carp on method feeder fished tight over and his 42-03 secured sixth place.
Nigel Brailsford has consolidated his Championship lead on 55 points, followed by Les Smedley on 48 and Dave Kent on 43.
Next match is on the Oak Pool at Beechwood Fishery – book in early to avoid disappointment.