Dynamite Bait Festival
Day four was another scorcher and saw some top match fishing action. The weather has been kind to us all week (although some might not agree with this being as they are so burnt!) and as the week has gone on we can see that the fish are showing signs of beginning to spawn. It has been a very exciting festival and even at the end of play today there are no signs of a clear-cut winner, read on for more information on how the fishing went today.
A Section Porth
Porth has fished harder all week and anglers have not managed to find the much sought after shoals of bream and skimmers. Harry Billing on peg 89 took the lake win today with 23lb 8oz, Harry caught at 9 meters over ground bait and with corn over maggots & casters. Second went to Phil Ringer with 18lb 2oz, Phil was on peg 39 and caught on the feeder with “Ringers” groundbait and maggots. On peg 33 Nigel Smith was ounced into third place with 18lb 1oz, Nigel fished the 13-meter pole with worms and caster. Neil Mckinnon on peg 34 had the next best weight on the lake with 16lb 10oz, Neil caught all day on the pole with worms.
Harry Billing 9 points 23lb 8oz
Phil Raison 9 points 18lb 2oz
Chris Allen 9 points 11lb 8oz
Colin Mercer 9 points 8lb 4oz
B Section Bolingey
There is not a lot really a lot we can say about Bolingey except it is fishing it’s proverbial off, yesterday again over 3700lbs of fish were weigh in (anyone reading this who is fishing next week Ben has asked if you could not catch as much as his back is hurting!!) The fishing has been tremendous with half of the anglers in the section weighing at least 120lb today. The win today went to Kieron Rich on peg 22 with a staggering 237lb 2oz; Kieron fished the pellet waggler with 8 mil pellets. On peg 46 John Waples weighed in with 167lb 8lb to take second, John fished long and shallow with pellet. Third on the lake with 152lb 5oz was Steve Cooke, Steve was on peg 11 and fished the pellet waggler. The next best weight on the lake came from Jez Goldthorpe on peg 29, Jez fished pellet shallow on the pole for a weight of 152lb 4oz missing out on third place by 1oz.
Kieron Rich 9 points 237lb 2oz
John Waples 9 points 167lb 8oz
Steve Cooke 9 points 152lb 5oz
Jez Goldthorpe 9 points 152lb 4oz
C Section Pollawyn
The weights have not been as high on Pollawyn but some surprising pegs are producing some great weights and the weights are still fair across the section making it a real battle to the end for vital points. The lake winner today was Alex Murray on peg 32, Alex fished the pellet waggler for a winning weight of 143lb 8oz. Mick Evans took second with 99lb 6oz, Mick was on peg 21 and caught on hair rigged meat. There was a joint third on the lake today with both Andy Geldart and Mark Murdoch both weighing in with 97lb 4oz, Andy was on peg 26 and caught on the waggler & the bomb with pellet, Mark was on peg 4 and caught shallow on pellet. The next best weight on the lake came from Neil Bannister on peg 25, Neil caught across on the straight lead with pellet for a weight of 87lb.
Alex Murray 9 points 143lb 8oz
Mark Murdoch 9 points 97lb 4oz
Andy Geldart 9 points 97lb 4oz
Steve Bass 9 points 73lb 2oz
D Section Twin Oaks/Acorn/Nelsons
More top weights were recordered today from across the four lakes but Twin Oaks dominated with the top three positions coming from the low numbered lake. The match winner today was Will Raison on peg 8, will caught half and half on the pellet waggler and the meat feeder for a weight of 152lb 1oz. Rob Wootton took second with 149lb 8oz, Rob was next door on peg 6 and caught on the feeder with meat. Third went to Dean Tennant on peg 16, dean caught down the edge on the pellet waggler for a weight of 124lb 13oz. On Nelsons peg 12 Pemb Wrighting had the next best weight with 115lb 12oz, Pemb caught at 19 meters on the pole with meat. The best weight on Acorn came from Simon Colclough on peg 14 with 101lb.
Will Raison 9 points 152lb 1oz
Pemb Wrighting 9 points 115lb 12oz
Simon Colclough 9 points 101lb
Lee Kerry 9 points 69lb 6oz
E Section Gwinear
Gwinear has surprised us all this week and has kicked up some good weights as well as consistent section weights. The chaps that fished Gwinear yesterday must have been very keen to get to Porth today as we have limited catch information. The lake was won by Giles Cochrane on peg 90 who fished worm shallow for a winning weight of 100lb 7oz. Neil Machin took second with 80lb 12oz, Neil fished at 13 meters towards the bar from peg 2. Ben Fisk on his first White Acres festival was third today with 76lb 2oz; Ben was on peg 50 and caught down the margins. The next best weight on the lake was 75lb 11oz and came from Chris Chadwick on peg 28 who fished towards the bridge.
Giles Cochrane 9 points 100lb 7oz
Neil Machin 9 points 80lb 12oz
Chris Chadwick 9 points 75lb 11oz
John Chapman 9 points 43lb 12oz
So that was day four and with one-day left to go how does our top twenty look?
Overall Top Twenty
1st Will Raison 34 points 495lb 12oz
2nd Kieron Rich 34 points 414lb
3rd Andy Geldart 34 points 343lb
4th Simon Fry 34 points 280lb 15oz
5th Rob Wootton 33 points 436lb 14oz
6th Gary Skeritt 33 points 254lb 7oz
7th Phil Ringer 32 points 306lb 6oz
8th Andy Lloyd 32 points 191lb 1oz
9th Tommy Pickering 31 points 341lb 10oz
10th Steve Cooke 31 points 333lb 2oz
11th Neil Machin 31 points 331lb 12oz
12th Steve Ringer 31 points 325lb 6oz
13th John Chapman 31 points 300lb 12oz
14th Danny Grimsey 31 points 261lb 5oz
15th Kerry Kirkwood 30 points 412lb 6oz
16th Dan Ashington 30 points 292lb 1oz
17th Tony Wynnick 30 points 282lb 7oz
18th John Waples 30 points 277lb 9oz
19th Alex Murray 29 points 365lb 3oz
20th Pemb Wrighting 29 points 298lb 2oz
So England ace Will Raison is in the top spot with a tremendous weight, everything is to play for going into the final day and the is clearly no out right winner, we have seen so many changes this week no one can predict a winner.
The top twenty will be posted on Saturday.
At this stage I would like to take the opportunity to thank Dynamite Baits for their sponsorship and continued support, the Dynamite team will be busy this evening bagging up 180 goodie bags for all anglers fishing the festival this week, we would also like to thank all the anglers that have fished this week for once again making it a successful and enjoyable festival.
See you Saturday to find out who the 2007 Dynamite Bait champion is, Cheers Kirsty