The five-day Manor Farm Festival attracted 65 anglers to the Harvington complex and produced a great result, with a different winner every day.
Monday’s event saw local rod Martin Ludlow draw peg 22 on Ash Pool where he fished pole and pellet for 139-12-0 to take an early lead.
On Tuesday, peg 3 on Middle Pool produced the goods; Daiwa Gordon League’s Andy Polland taking an excellent 180-14-0 to the scales, with the top three all weighing over 160lb.
On Wednesday Chris Cameron stepped up to the plate from peg 7 on Ash Pool, as he weighed in 166lb of carp taken on pole and pellet, the same method used by John Battersby to win Thursday’s match from the same peg with 158-10-0.
The final day saw lots of anglers in with a chance of the top prize, with Colin Wood winning from peg 13 on Middle Pool with 180lb and the consistent Tom Hobbs second with 149-2-0. Tom didn’t actually win any of the days but his eight-point score over the five days was enough to win the festival from Chris Cameron in second.
Carp To 27lb At Drayton
Drayton Reservoir’s carp have really woken up with bailiff Mark Ryder reporting some stunning bags of double-figure fish.
One angler banked no less than 1000lb of carp in one 24-hour session, including five over the 20lb mark, topped by a fish of 27lb 2oz.
He had over 100 carp in all, all of them falling to boilies fished alongside a PVA bag of pellets. There’s no retention of fish at Drayton, and all were weighed immediately and returned.