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With 1hr to go of the 5 hr match Geoff Jones the match winner was on a blank, fishing the peg on the top side of Barbel Alley Geoff ditched the maggot feeder for the straight lead.Lumps of luncheon meat flavoured with Monster Crab cast to the mid river snag tempted 2 chub and 2 barbel for 17-9-0,a suspected 3rd barbel was lost in the notorious snag.
Simon Marvin had one take on the pellet,the weigh in scales recorded the heaviest fish on the day, a cracking chub at 6-9-0.
.R.Severn Coalport,36 fished.River conditions,tinge of colour,water temp. 16°c
As now, and all future matches competitors check in on the day for the 8-30 a.m.draw.My compliments go out to our experienced team of match stewards, by the stroke of 9-00a.m the lads were heading to their chosen pegs.
1.Dave Dickinson 67-0-0.Dave always has a smile on his face,after the match it was ear to ear.Fishing
the brook peg Dave made no mistake,an all chub catch, except for one stray barbel,all taken on the waggler and meat,feeding maggot and caster to the far bank.
2.Rob Dickinson 33-1-0 We know Rob as the float man,caster and maggot worked the magic for Rob on the ford below the Twin Oaks,Rob had an identical weight on the last match,same next match?
3.Danial Howard. 27-8-0 Fishing the top end of Barbel Alley,Danial dipped his bread on this popular peg,his barbel catch came from the far bank.
4.Kevin Hodgetts.23-9-0 Kevin knows his way around the pegs on our Severn Bank Fishery and made the most of the last but one peg in Kites meadow to sneak in to the frame.
5.Trever Newry.Snr.22-12-0 First match after lockdown,well done olden.
In total 18 double figure weights.Shunter Jones at the rear with 11-13-0
With the weather forecast predicting torrential rain all day and with many anglers expecting the river to be rising to a level where the match would be cancelled on arrival, many regulars failed to show.
The big bay at the top end of the water is a dead ringer in flood conditions and certainly holds big barbel,that’s where Steve Slade standing in water to the top of his Wellington’s boots slogged it out for 1st place with the club chairman Kevin Jew, pegged just below.With the match ending at 3-15 pm Steve had netted a good sized perch and a few roach on the float, then on switching to lumps of meat 5 medium sized barbel had been slipped into the keepnet.Likewise Kevin had netted 3 good sized barbel and a big ell,all on the meat.With Kevin and Steve being on the scales and with both weights being a close call, Roy Lester who finished the match early after fishing a snaggy peg 55 acted as scaleman.Roy weighed and noted both weights,20-0-0 lbs each for a dead heat.
3rd.Fishing the deep peg above Barbel Alley, Mr reliable, Simon Marvin, netted 4 barbel on the meat for 18-11-0.
4th.On the second bay the club secretary tempted 2 barbel on 14 mm pellet, with twenty minutes of the match remaining a lump of meat made it three,for 14-9-0
Joint 5th in Barbel Alley was Ash Meekcom and Steve Jackson on 11-1-0.
Eric Bates Memorial.18/10/20.R.Severn Coalport. 31fished.River condition + 18ins,water temperature 10°c.
On the day the river was pushing through,the colour looked half decent.
On the last runoff on the RDAS water Steve Slade set out his stall to float fish mid river on the maggot.From the start of the match the chub lined up and gorged on Steve’s bait and with 26 chub and 3 stray barbel in the keepnet the scalesmen recorded Steve’s winning weight at 39-4-0.
Fishing a peg in the 50s,the one with an attractive fallen tree to the right-hand side of the peg, Gary Farmer set up a balsa bodied float to long trot the maggot down the swim, every chub Gary landed dived to the right for the sunken tree, most were netted for fine 34-7-0 and second on the day.
3rd. Mr reliable Dave Dickinson fished below the sewerage bridge for 27-6-0
4th Keith Jones fishing below the twin cottages weighed in 4 barbel and 3 chub for 26-13-0
The following five weights came from Barbel Alley,might have to rename it Chub Alley for obvious reasons.T.Skeldon 23-4-0.Best fish, chub 5-5-0. G.Jones 22-10-0.A. Meekcom 22-4-0 best chub, 5-13-0. P.Milloshas 23-1-0 Geoff Chater 21-12-0.
River Severn Coalport. 24 fished.River conditions + 3ft rising,coloured.Water temp.12°C.
Five days prior to the contest it was requested that all competitors wear face covering at the draw.l must now personally thank the Chairman who ensured we had additional masks if needed and to all the lads on the day for following the request.
The storm clouds had cleared for the 8-30 draw,after the draw the pegging board showed that 11 competitors were in the bottom meadow and as you would expect nearly all the pegs in Barbel Alley had been taken.
The winner Ash Meekcom was in Barbel Alley opposite the sunken tree trunks,last January in the same peg with 8 ft of flood water on the river Ash won the match by banging a 6 oz lead to the far bank,today that method was proving difficult with leaves and rubbish catching the line.With two canoeists approaching Ash retrieved his gear and with a under arm cast dropped his pellet/wrap under the nearside bank, immediately the rod whacked over,with four more barbel coming to the landing net, Ash was top rod with 31-4-0.
Iveagh Dickens knows the bottom meadow(Kites) inside out and consequently made no mistakes with a respectable 19-11-0.
Dave Dickinson is rarely outside of the frame, Dave was also pegged in Kites Meadow and weighed in 17-2-0.
Last year’s aggregate winner Geoff Jones fishing three pegs up from the end of the RDAS waters had two barbel for 14-14-0.
5th. Simon Marvin. 10-4-0.
6th. Jason Williams. 10-0-0
7th. Mark Woolams 9-10-0. Single barbel.
6. -. 34. (15). P. Hacket. 5-8-0
46. -. 74. (71). S.Marvin. 10-4-0.
75. -. 88. (89). M.Woo!ams. 9-10-0
90. -. 95. (92). J.Sidaway. 3-11-0.
96. -. 103. Void competitors in the top four.
On the day it was good to see Micheal and Derek Fuller fish the match,they are at Coalport for the week,both are based at West Sussex.Micheal weighed in 2-15-0 from the Gate Hole,Derek blanked.
There were great expectations from the competitors fishing the Barbel Alley pegs,but on the day like all the other barbel pegs on the stretch those expectations crashed and burned with the barbel simply having a day off from feeding.Way upstream on the Culvert Peg it was Steve Slade’s day,forty minutes into the match he was on his way to take a thumping 21 chub to the scales for a resounding winning weight of 60lbs.Steve fished his peg mid river with a wire stem stick float, feeding and fishing the maggot for the first hour he then switched to the meat to tempt chub up to 5lbs.
Fishing one of his favourite pegs below the cottages Ken Tromans dipped his bread on the caster,he dropped his feeder near the far bank to tempt 12 chub up to 6lbs and one stray barbel for a splendid 44-8-0.
Mick Edmunds Memorial. 06/09/20. R.Severn Coalport .31 fished.River conditions + 18 ins with colour.(photo)Water temp.14•5°c.
Jim Wilson always puts in a good performance at Coalport and today was Jim’s day.Choosing a peg above the sewerage bridge he saw off the chasing pack with a fine 28-3-0.On the day the fabulous Barbel Alley produced six of the seven chasing weights.Kevin Jones. 26-1-0.Andrew Price.26-0-0.Mal Williams.24-2-0.Mick Smith.22-0-0.Trevor Skeldon.20-9-0.Jason Williams.18-1-0.In total there were 18 double figure weights and 28 anglers weighed in.
River conditions + 2•5 ft with colour,water temp.18°c.(see photo).
Prior to the match all members present signed a card of remembrance for our late membership & subscription steward David Burford.l’m sure the one minute celebration of hand clapping by all would have realised a rye smile on Dave’s face.
Barbel Alley strikes again by producing three of the top weights on a rising river Severn.Top rod on the day was Mal Williams with 4 barbel and one chub for 29-8-0 Mal fished meat and pellet casting past mid river.Mal managed to miss the keep net with one barbel,the excuse was, his specticals steamed up,or something like that.
At the top end of the water on the first bay Kevin Jew the clubs chairman set up a whip and barbel rod. First off Kev baited up for the bream,he decided to let the inside swim settle,first cast on the feeder rod, bingo, a barbel, the rest is history 23-11-0 for second place.
Back to Barbel Alley with third place going to Kevin Sidaway netting barbel and a stray chub for 20-3-0.
Sneaking into the frame by 8oz Geoff Chater did the business with 17-6-8
Arthur Tonks Crystal 9/8/20 R.Severn Coalport.27 fished
River conditions.Below summer level,water temperature 20°c.
Top rod Geoff Jones does the business again,he picks a peg that hasn’t seriously been fished individually/ matches for donkey’s years and nets 9 barbel for 38-9-0 on double 8mm pellet,feeding 4mm in the feeder.Geoff stated, you know when you are on a winner when the rod whacks over on the first cast.Match results show that from 9 matches fished Geoff has finished in the top five match placings eight times.One of the smaller barbel, say 1•5 lbs in Geoff’s catch had the blue blotch on it’s underside,this indicated it was one of the EA’s Calverton barbel stocked on our waters last December.
Simon Marvin was downstream and within shouting distance of the winner and also on a peg that lost it’s form ages ago.Working a cage feeder packed with sweet corn on the 3/4 and middle line of his 9 ft deep swim Simon netted 2 barbel,1chub,and 3 bostin big bream, all taken on sweet corn to weighing at 27-15-0.
River conditions.Summer level with a tinge of colour,water temp 18°c.
On match morning news filtered through that on the previous day a match on the K.D.A.A. waters at Bewdley had been won with a low weight of 11lbs.On many occasions this phenomenon can be repeated on many venues along the Severn Valley for many days later, including Coalport,in fact, on the day many of our front line pegs failed to show, but never the less that didn’t stop Kevin Hodgetts from netting the top weight with 29-6-0 from the well known beach peg.Three pegs below and casting over to the sunken tree’s in Barbel Alley lveagh Dickens did the business with 21-14-0.Jim Wilson float fishing a peg behind the chain link fence and framing for three in a row, weighed in 19-1-0 Fourth place in Barbel Alley went to Mick Smith netting 16-15-0.
Others Geoff Jones 15-1-0.Mal Williams all bream catch 14-9-0.
4 – 24. (13). J.Williams. 9-6-0.
29 – 43. (36). M.Woolams. 9-13-0.
44 – 61. (55). M.Williams. 14-9-0.
66 – 76. (66). G.Farmer. 9-8-0.
77 – 103. (78). G.Jones. 15-1-0.
Jason Williams weighing in his 9-6-0 via the cradle.
On all matches the match stewards have their numerical disc numbers drawn after all competitors have drawn first,is this a disadvantage,just ask Geoff Jones after fellow match steward Kevin Jew draws his disc,and calls out No.2.With the first competitor choosing peg 80 Geoff was gifted his favourite peg in the 70s.Casting a feeder packed with 4 mm pellet and two hair rigged 8mm pellets over to the sunken tree bows with his ancient Mal Storey Mark 2 feeder rod the match was won,Geoff netted 6 barbel & 3 chub for 37-8-0.
Due to family commitments Mark Tyler was away from the match scene for a number years and on today’s match he recorded his best match weight since his return with a respectable 29-9-0 by netting 5 barbel on hair rigged luncheon meat.
The match draw on the 19th July will be the same format as the 5th July match, names, draw etc, on arrival.
River conditions. Rising throughout the match,with colour.
Local member Phil Lowe, based up the road from Coalport, and well within cycling distance uses no other transport to travel to our Severn Bank Fishery,we now call him,The Bicycle Man.Today Phil dipped his bread from the peg just below the cottages with an all barbel catch of 35-5-0, best barbel 10lbs,all taken on spicy meat prepared by his good wife.
At the draw Geoff Jones drew disc No.35 leaving him last in numerical order to pick his peg,Geoff used this to his advantage,just two weeks ago when individually fishing peg 79 he spotted barbel rolling two or three pegs above,say no more that’s where Geoff fished.From the off barbel fell to double 8mm pellet cast to the far bank,two hours into the match and with the river rising, those barbel shut off,leaving six barbel in the net for 34-9-0.
3rd John Wilson. 25-12-0.
4th Iveagh Dickens. 19-9-0.
4. -. 22a. (22) S.Cash. 17-14-0.
24. -. 38. (24) G.Mason. 14-6-0.
42. -. 54. (54). J.Williams. 15-9-0.
55 -. 74. (73). K.Hodgetts. 15-1-0.
75. -. 103. (75). M.Williams. 16-12-0
Chairman/Secretary Rose Bowl.
Kev. 7-5-0. Roy. 8-1-0
This was our first match fished under the guide lines related to the pandemic, and in doing so, l would like to thank all competitors for a fault less enjoyable day out and an elbow to elbow to the match stewards who timed everything so perfectly.
Competitors prior to the draw.
Phil the bicycle man,posing prior to the match draw.
River conditions. +3ft good colour,water temp.8°c see photo.
Not a perfect river but never the less the best since October, and with no frost and mild conditions plus that crucial 8°c water temperature the lads smelled barbel.
Two winning matches on the trot now for Ash Meekcom,same setup as the last match, a beefed up barbel rod, 6oz lead,14 mm pellet, cast to the sunken tree trunks on the far bank on that well known peg in the 70s(now named the friendly pony field,) loves all bait + sandwiches.With 5 barbel in the net and with the best weighing 9-8-0 Ashe’s total weight was a commendable 31-12-0.
Second place with 20-5-0 was Iveagh Dickens fishing at the bottom of Kites meadow,the scalemen weighed in two of his best fish,a barbel at 10-3-0 + a chub of 5-5-0.
3.Geoff Jones 19-12-0 maggot feeder, 4 barbel,1 chub.
4.Keith Jones 16-4-0. 2 barbel,best 9-7-0
5.John Sidaway 15-10-0. 2 barbel,1 chub
6.Colin Jones 13-7-0.
Total species caught.
24 Barbel,13 Chub,1 Bream, 4 Dace, 2 Gudgeon
6. -. 43. (16) T.Smith 5-13-0.
46. -. 65. (46). R.Lester. 6-12-0.
71. -. 79. (71). S.Marvin. 10-14-0
87. -. 95. (92). J.Sidaway. 15-10-0.
98. -. 103 (98). Colin Jones 13-7-0.
Jason Williams peg 50.
Lads at the recently re- opened Oak Pub on the Bridgnorth Wolverhampton road, bashing out the match list and enjoying the local brew.
Pat and her son Dave doing the business behind the bar,
when the new kitchens in place,next two weeks, it’s breakfasts from 7-00 am seven days a week.
River conditions,plus 8ft with colour,water temp.6°c.(see photo)
Originally this match was cancelled back in October due to flooding and was re-scheduled for Jan.19th.
With the R.Severn in flood for 15 weeks, inclusive of today’s date, the lads decided to bite the bullet and get this match on the road.
Top rod on today’s match was Ash Meekcom, fishing the flooded peg 95, Ash fished the nearside on the maggot feeder for two small barbel, a tactical switch to a 6oz lead and a 14mm hair rigged pellet cast to mid river and holding bottom at approx 45° did the business with two more additional match winning barbel to grace the landing net for a total of 14-10-0.(photo.Ash and his 4th barbel).
Geoff Jones was on the boiling and swirling peg 50 fishing the straight lead and hair rigged meat, then at precisely mid- day the tip twitched twice and then wrapped over to the lunges of a 9-4-0 barbel, and second place on the day.
Recently Kenny Tromans lost his lovely wife Jan and all thoughts of fishing went on the back burner, but slowly Ken’s getting back in the groove,fishing the meat and straight lead on peg 75 Ken netted two barbel for 8-6-0 and third place on the day.
4.John Sidaway. 1-0-0.
5. kevin Jew. 0-10-0
6.Dave Dickinson. 0-2-0.
Total species caught.
7 barbel,1 chub,1dace,7 gudgeon.
Additional Photo, Kevin Sidaway fishing hard for a blank.
River condition, 5ft, above normal level and falling, water temp 6°c,no colour.(photo).
With two nights of heavy frost on the banks of the Severn all 19 competing anglers expected a rock hard match, surprisingly 14 weighed in.lt wasTye Hayes’s rare excursion from the commercials leading the pack with two decent chub,both caught on small pieces of ledgered meat for 6-3-0. (Photo).With barbel at a premium Geoff Jones’s single barbel was good enough for second at 5-8-0.Cheese paste specialist Royston Lester did the business by netting three chub for 5-6-0.A one off barbel of 4-14-0 put a smile on Steve Slades face to frame fourth.
River conditions 2•3m above normal level and steady,water temp. 11°.
With the Severn holding at 2•3m and with a good colour (see photo’s) Dave,top rod,Dickinson made the most of his peg three below the twin cottages by taking two near identical barbel of 9-7-0 and 9-6-0 on luncheon meat for 18-13-0.
Colin Jones just edged 2nd place from a peg in the last meadow with two barbel for 14-9-0,the scales registered his best barbel at 9-3-0.
Simon Marvin one peg above Colin netted two barbel for 14-3-0 and 3rd place.
Geoff Jones crept into the money in 4th place with 2 barbel for 11-10-0.
On arising and cold river fish were hard to locate,but seventeen out of twenty three managed to weigh in.1st was L. Freeth with a trio of barbel for 17-13-0. 2nd also with 3
barbel Keith Jones 17-10-0. 3rd also with 3 barbel R. Lester 15-1-0. 4th with 2 barbel +
2 chub A. Meekcom 14-10-0.
5th D. Dickinson 13-9-0
6th M. Williams. 10-10-0
1st sec. 8-55 (46) B. Jones. 5-3-0
2nd sec. 65-84 (75) M.Williams. 10-10-0
3rd sec. 85-90 (85) J. Williams. 7-0-0
4th sec. 92-98 (94) D. Dickinson. 13-9-0
5th sec. 99-103 (100) K. Sideways. 8-7-0 which was the biggest barbel on the day.
Prior the match Dave Dickinson was leading Gary Tarr by 12 points
(327) to Gary’s (315).
Dave fished peg 38,section 3 on the day,a peg that pushes through even more so with 12ins on,depth 3•5 ft.its a popular float peg for chub.
Gary fished peg 87, section 9, just the opposite to Dave’s peg,10ft deep with a sunken tree opposite, it’s a good winter or flood peg on the feeder or straight lead for barbel and a few bream.
The match stewards confirmed all section weighin boards are back in after the match, Dave Dickinson weighed 6-4-0 against Gary’s 25-14-0.The aggregate winner is to close to call so it’s back to the Green Man pub to bash out the full match results.
River conditions.Plus 12 ins, tea colour,water temp. 14•5°c.
What a cracking match to end our calender year,nineteen double figure weights, with Trevor Smith topping the list with 49-15-0 from the peg we know as Des Taylors Peg,his match winning catch consisted of 12 chub and 3 barbel.Typically on the Severn now you can have five barbel for 12 lbs or like Dave Burford you can put four barbel on the scales for 32-10-0 which included the best barbel on the day of 11-10-0 all taken on luncheon meat from the so called, Car Park Peg.
River condition, plus 6ins,tinge of colour,water temp.17•5°c.See photo.
It was an off day for the barbel with 29 caught on the day,the previous match was 68.The sunken tree peg rarely as off days, just ask Gary Tarr,he dipped his bread with a feeder winning weight of 48-8-0.Throughout the five hour match Gary netted 3 chub,1 roach and 7 barbel, the best was 7-6-0.Larry Freeth was the only other weight to top twenty pounds with an all barbel catch of 21-9-0.In all there were ten double figure weights, with Steve Jackson bringing up the rear with 10-6-0.
River condition + 20ins with colour,water temp.19•5°c.
Trevor Skeldon fished his favourite peg in the 80s on the float and meat for a walk away winning weight of 38-10-0 which included, 8 barbel and 2 chub.The consistent Dave Dickinson pegged in the bottom meadow netted 8 chub and 4 barbel for 24-10-0, which also increased his overall ponts lead in the aggregate to 27.It was interesting to note that the barbel count on the day was 68, that’s the best this year.Mark Shrimpton just missed out on the best barbel in the last match, but he made it this time round with a 8-10-0 fish.
River condition,plus 2 ft and coloured,water temperature 18°c.
The Environment Agency River Report for the Severn at Coalport on Sunday was spot on, so no surprises, except for the continual strands of free weed cluttering the feeder and hook bait throughout the five hour match. The river conditions suited the barbel with 55 caught on the day, chub were well below parr at 36.
Congratulations go to Mal Williams who was top rod on the day with 8 barbel and 2 chub for 42-4-0. On the notorious snag bound Rock Hole Ash Meekcom netted 4 barbel and 1chub for 22-6-0 but cursed his luck at being sawn off by six other brutes and had to be content with second place overall plus the best barbel on the day at 8-4-0
The match results show the Severn fished half decent with 7lbs separating the top four places, eleven out of 38 anglers weighed in double figures, barbel and chub catches on the day were below parr.The best barbel netted by Gary Chater weighed 8-2-0,best chub 5-0-0 was credited to Lindon Asbury.
1.Gary Tarr.24-3-0. 2.Brian Jones.20-12-0. 3.Keith Jones.18-7-0. 4.Gary Farmer. 18-0-0. 5.Trevor Smith. 17-10-0. Included 2 bream. 6. Dave Dickinson. 14-12-0.
Fish caught on the day. 25 barbel,105 chub,5 bream,15 roach,20 perch,260 dace,75 bleak,3 gudgeon.
Strange day overall, some of the front line pegs crashed out, with others doing the business. Congratulations go to Shaun Cash the winner, weighing in 58-4-0 with 7 barbel and 15 chub, and also to Gary Farmer for netting the best barbel at 11-1-0 on float gear,overall there were 14 double figure weights.
Species caught on the day. 56 barbel,75 chub,293 dace, 12 roach,1 bream,3 perch,1bleak.
One of the 250 yellow dye marked barbel stocked by the EA last December was caught on peg 60 and weighed 1-15-0, this is the second marked barbel to show in the last two weeks,the first marked barbel weighed 3-0-0.
River conditions,+ 3•5ft,water temp.16°c with colour.
The Summer Trophy is the free match sponsored by the club, and on the day 26 out of 42 bank clearers turned out for the contest.(See photo)Our expectations as anglers are always positive, but as we now know, when the Barbel don’t play ball the fishing gets tough,as the following results indicate.
1.Kevin Jew.12-12-0. 8m whip, red maggot, 3 chub,best fish 4-12-0.
2.Gary Farmer.11-14-0. Float,bread,4 chub.
3.Dave Cox.9-3-0.Waggler/bolo.red maggot.5 chub.
4.Dave Dickinson.8-12-0. 2 chub,best fish 5-2-0.
5.Mick Tarr.8-11-0.Feeder,red maggot,5 chub.
No.of chub caught on the day 26 + 1barbel.
On peg 87 and three hours into the match new member Tony Parkes re-cast his blockend feeder and halibut pellet out into the swim,immediately it hit the bottom the rod whacks round,nice one Tony best fish on the day a barbel of 5-7-0.
Congratulations Dave your the top dog that 3-5-0 on the day and 22 points in the bag kept Geof at bay with his 6-6-0 and 28 points.
1.Dave Dickinson. 327pts.
2.Geof Jones. 324.
3.Micky Tarr. 304.
4.Trevor Newey. Jnr. 291.
5.Kevin Jones. 257.
6.John Smith. 256.
6.Steve Slade. 256.
8.Rob Dickinson. 245.
9.Trevor Smith. 223.
10.Roy Lester. 218.
Match Aggregate. 7 Down 8 to go.
1st. John Smith. 156. Pts.
2nd. Steve Slade. 152.
3rd. Trevor Newey. 136.
4th. Dave Dickinson. 135.
5th. Ken Tromans. 117.
6th. Mick Tarr. 113.
7th. Geof Jones. 111.
8th. Rob Dickinson. 107.
9th. Kevin Jew. 106.
10. Gary Tarr. 103.
I must admit that on the day all the plaudits go out to our chairman Kevin Jew who gave me a right roasting with a 15-6-0 against my miserable 2-1-0, but never mind it will give me great pleasure to present Kevin with the rose bowl dressed with twelve blood red rose’s at this year’s prize presentation in November.
On the day Kevin fished just below the sewage bridge and with plenty of streamer weed in his swim Kevin fished mid river for the first two hours of the five hour match on the Waggler taking just a couple of small Chub,but Kev had noticed the flashing dace on the inside line, so out came the whip and damage was done,no matter Kev that 4lb chub that smashed you on the final whistle must have been on my side.
Cheers Kev, from Roy a roasted secretary.
River conditions, normal winter level,water temp.4° 1.Gary Farmer. 9-10-0.On a cold river Gary searched the swim for chub on the bread without success,a switch to bronze and red maggot fished down the middle on the waggler produced a chub of 3-8-0 with three more to follow in the second hour of the five hour match.
2.Mick Tarr. 7-10-0.With chub in mind Mick fished the blockend feeder to 6lb reel line a 4lb hook length to a size 16 hook and bronze maggot all cast to the mid river.Mick’s lean spell on matches finally came to an end with two chub the best being 4-1-0.
3.Lecky Lester.7-3-0.Mid river blockend feeder and liquidised bread and taking no chances with 10lb reel line 8lb hook length size 12 hook with bread flake or cheese paste wrapped around a stonfo, that was Lecky’s line of attack.Three Chub in the net by the second hour a fourth close to the final whistle all had a liking to bread flake and the old fashioned winter bait that cannot be ignored, cheese paste.
4.Roy Woodhouse.5-3-8.With slack water meeting the flow in mid river Roy decided that was the best spot to drop a small cage feeder packed with liquidised bread and flake on the hook to tempt a chub, after forty minutes and with no joy it was time to try the cheese paste cast out to the same spot, with Roy being distraction by a kingfisher the rod whacked over and the fish self hooked, it turned out to be the best fish and chub on the day, that’s the way to do it.