Wednesday 26th August
This was the third Veterans Championship and it attracted a record entry of 72 anglers over 60 years of age. Once again there were some who set out to catch a big fish from the off with feeder gear and some going for small fish on pole and waggler gear.
At Peg 45, Cardiff angler Richard Candy worked hard with a five metre pole throughout the event to win the £500 top prize with 6-1-0 of gudgeon and small perch all taken on pinkie or red maggot over small balls of groundbait laced with pinkies.
Second was ex Shakespeare Superteam member Tony Davis who fancied his chances of catching a few chub on waggler and maggot when he drew Peg 35. No chub showed so he ended up changing tactics completely and caught 5-13-0 on the straight lead and maggot fished down the middle.
With Richard having already qualified for the final in a previous qualifier at the start of the season that meant a delighted Tony had booked himself a place in the Shakespeare Championship on the following weekend as well as £300! Third place and £200 went to Alan Stephens with 5-6-0 of dace, bleak and gudgeon from Peg 24.
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