Marukyu Festival Sat/Sun 26/27th May 2012
(2nd 2-Day Event)
With The Glebe fish population having only recently spawned it was going to be a bit of the unknown regarding how good or bad the fishing would be over the weekend. All of the competitors received a goodie bag from Marukyu and the bait was put to good use.
Saturday turned out to be a hard day’s fishing for most, with a strong easterly wind and very high temperatures, coupled with a cloudless sky proved the draw was going to be very important.
The main event was for the highest scoring pair over the two days, and after Day 1
it was a perfect score for Team Marukyu pair Chris Allen and Chris Downs, who accumulated just two points from 2 section wins.
Hot on their heels was John Hall (Team Marukyu) and Jarrad Smith with 3 points.
Top individual on Saturday was Gordon Parker (Team Marukyu) with 130lb.
1st Gordon Parker 130lb
2nd Jarrad Smith 128lb
3rd Paul Law 120lb
Sunday and everyone was looking for a good draw; bright sunshine, east wind and scorching temperatures were the order of the day. It looked good for Chris Allen and Chris Downs as they both drew end pegs.
It turned out to be a very close affair with the leading pair posting a total of just 3 points on the day. However, with a perfect second day score, John Hall and Jarrad Smith both won their sections to record just 2 points. Both pairs tied on 5 points overall, so it went to a weight count back, with John and Jarrad triumphant with a combined weight of 559lb over the two days. The two Chris’s totalled a creditable 388lb.
1st John Hall 198lb
2nd Jamie Adcock 187lb
3rd Jarrad Smith 167lb
The winners and other featured anglers all caught on a variety of methods and baits, including feeder, up in the water and down the margins.
Fishery owner Roy Marlow thanked everyone for making it a great fun weekend with proceeds going towards the extensive maintenance fund for the recently landscaped Foundation Lake, with special thanks to Marukyu who provided masses of bait and trophies for the event.