Saturday 2nd July
Drawn on unfancied peg 52, Tony Marshall put up what many anglers described as the best performance of the season so far to win with a 13-10-0 net of small fish. Tony started by fishing maggots at 16 metres, where he found plenty of small perch and chub before switching to a hemp line that he fed two metres shorter and catching quality roach which made up the bulk of his winning net.
Brian Pollard added to a double figure barbel with a couple of pole caught eels and perch to finish second with a 12-1-0 net from peg 11. In third place was river legend Wayne Swinscoe on peg 6, who fished waggler and maggots three quarters of the way across the river for a 7-7-0 bag of perch and small chub.
Elsewhere on the river, several of Evesham’s resident tench made an appearance, and played a big part in section winning nets. Word on the bank was very positive, with many anglers noting that more and more fish seem to be showing week on week as the season progresses.
1 Tony Marshall 13-10-0 (peg 52)
2 Brian Pollard 12-1-0 (peg 11)
3 Wayne Swinscoe 7-7-0 (peg 6)
4 Trevor Chalk 7-6-0 (peg 36)
5 Mark Bowerman 5-14-0
6 Tony Bench 5-5-8 (peg 40)
7 John Curtis 5-4-8 (peg 28)
8 Nick Young 5-2-8 (peg 14)