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Summer League R1 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

Summer League Round 1,  Monica Jones Cup, Sunday 22nd May:

The opening contest turned out to be a repeat of last year with the winner coming from the fancied Bird Hide peg 47 with a shed load of carp! (is that 'blanket weight' I hear some of you call, or is it just me?)

Matt Sampson pole fished paste and in a two and half hour carp bonanza banked five fish for 23lbs and big double figure winning margin.  In the following two and a half hours with the sun on the water Matt never had a bite!  Mike Bowden was fishing four pegs up stream on peg 43 and bagged an 8lb specimen which combined with a few silvers went close to 10lbs for second place. It was a battle of the silvers for third place with Nathan Underwood 'out skimmering' Simon Allen by 4ozs, both brining 8lb+ bags of numerous small fish to the bank.

Bonus fish brought section wins for Dave Allen (carp) on the Bird Hide, Tony Hilias (bream) in the Second Basin and Derek Foster (bream) in the Lower Basin.  For everyone else it was a hard day scratching, particularly after the sun broke through. Unusual catch of the day went to Keir Durrant, fishing as a senior for the first time, who landed a 2oz flounder.

And a reminder to Kev Hill to set the alarm clock, the draw is 7am in a fortnight when we all fish again for the Tom King Memorial Trophy.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Matt Sampson 23lbs 5oz 47 24
2 Mike Bowden 9lbs 11oz 43 23
3 Nathan Underwood 8lbs 10oz 27 22
4 Simon Allen 8lbs 6oz 13 21
5 Dave Allen 6lbs 2oz 45 20
6 Tony Hilias 5lbs 13oz 31 19
7 Derek Foster 5lbs 8oz 19 18
8 Ian Gray 3lbs 15oz 30 17
9 Adrian Hill 3lbs 13oz 33 16
10 Duncan Edwards 3lbs 10oz 14 15
11 Paul Braund 3lbs 6oz 35 14
12 Peter Giles 3lbs 4oz 15 13
13 Dick Turner 3lbs 1oz 28 12
14 Len Hancock 2lbs 6oz 29 11
=15 Pete Horton 2lbs 1oz 26 9.5
=15 Jim Escott 2lbs 1oz 42 9.5
17 Simon Hockaday 1lb 13oz 20 8
18 Peter Slade 1lb 10oz 16 7
19 Keir Durrant 1lb 8oz 34 6
20 Ian Croxton 1lb 8oz 18 5
21 Wayne Barnard 1lb 4oz 44 4
22 Jean Bowden 1lb 2oz 46 3
23 Steve Whitehouse 1lb 1oz 34 2
24 Ady Larkins 13oz 17 1