Evesham Festival Qualifying Match Report.
Wychavon Championship Qualifer
Evesham Town & Ferry Waters
1 Paul Glenfield (Drennan Oxford) 17-2-0 (peg 1)
2 Paul Johnson 14-6-0 (peg 87)
3 Darren Davies (Drennan) 12-7-0 (peg 52)
4 Tony Davis (Gloucester Angling Centre) 12-3-0 (peg 35)
5 Rich Reynolds (Maver Bait-Tech) 9-11-0 (peg 25)
6 Iain Jennings 9-11-0 (peg 36)
Qualifier: Paul Glenfield
With the river carrying a tinge of extra colour and a healthy pace, the first Evesham Festival qualifying match of the season threw up some very pleasing weights. Leading the pack was river ace, and Evesham regular Paul Glenfield from peg one at the top of the Crown Meadow.
Paul caught three bream, and around 5lb of smaller skimmers and perch on chopped worm tactics. The Oxford based rod rotated between lines at 5m, 11m and 16m to keep fish coming, fishing a 2g round-bodied float and a piece of dendrobaena on the hook.
In second place was Welsh rod, Paul Johnson, who drew the opposite end peg to the winner, peg 87 right outside the Cricket Club. Paul caught most of his fish on waggler and maggot tactics, taking a good bream and chub, and a host of smaller fish.
In third place was Drennan ace, Darren Davies. Drawn on peg 52, Darren opted to fish a whopping 18 metres of pole and a light, 4×10 strung out rig with maggots to find a succession of chub and smaller chublets.
With only one qualifying place being awarded on Wednesday matches this year, it was the winner, Paul Glenfield, who booked his place in the Wychavon Championship Final.