The Barston Festival this week produced its biggest weights ever, with over 80lb of fish the average per angler, and mostly bream weights too.

Day one was won by event organiser Craig Casemore with 161lb of big carp from peg 17. Craig caught on the method at 70 yards, with fish up to 18lb. Second on the day was end peg 124 right opposite with 154 by Max Higgot.


Craig Casemore, 161lb

Neil Careless 88lb

James Hipkiss 105lb

Danny Tresigne 117lb

Daz Sanders 109lb

Max Higgot 154lb

Day 2 was won by Wayne Mellings with a massive 175lb of mainly bream on the pole, with a few carp early on the feeder, but then swapping to the pole line from peg 109. Great fishing!


Andy Edgington  94lb

Geoff Vallance 123lb

Mick Bull 141lb

Grant Allbutt 130lb

Wayne Mellings 175lb

Andy Fullerlove 158lb

Day 3 saw four anglers on three points, so was going to be a close finish. Jamie Hawkins won the match from yet another section, this time the river bank peg 32 won with 13llb. Overall winner was Grant Albutt who had 130lb on day three for a five point total and 365lb weight. The top five all had over 320lb. 


Mike Risby 104lb

Jamie Hawkins 137lb

Dave Smalley 95lb

Chris Horsley 125lb

Neil Patrick 74lb

Mick Bull 117lb


Grant Allbutt 365lb – 5 points

Danny Tresigne 340lb  – 5 points

Dave Smalley 311lb – 5 points

Jamie Hawkins 361lb – 6 points

Mick Bull 324lb – 6 points

Barston’s Nigel Harrhy presents Grant with his trophy.