This year the match was held on Tufnell Mere where the ten young competitors were met with blowy, overcast conditions, but at least it was dry. The draw was made and off they went to find their respective pegs. 1-3 were in the bay by the carpark and the rest dotted along the canal stretch.
Fishing got under way at 10am and no sooner had the bait hit the water, Zac in peg 7 was into a fish closely followed by Tom in peg 11. Nothing huge but they all count. By 11am action was coming thick and fast with pegs 7 and 9 matching fish for fish however poor Theo Dixon in peg 8 hadn`t had a bite.
At the midway of the match, all but peg 8 had caught but it was still peg 7 leading the way, however young Jethro in peg 9 was hauling and if he hadn`t lost 3 fish in a row the outcome could have been different. Pegs 1-3 in the bay were catching but not as many as they would have liked.
Back in peg 11 Tom had a good fish of 17lb but bites were slow coming for him. James in peg 10 was catching steadily and the fish were of a good stamp and he was quietly coming up with a late run on the rails. Jack in peg3 started catching late on but a slow start didn`t help the cause.
Bites seemed to dry up at times but then came back, with action fast and furious. In the last half hour a good couple of fish to anyone could put you in with a shout of placing, but Zac in peg 7 kept catching and at the final whistle it proved decisive.
1st Zac Wilks peg 7 15 fish 136lb 11oz
2nd Jethro Fisher peg 9 13 fish 129lb 12oz
3rd James Bull peg 10 9 fish 98lb 11oz
4th Jack Andrews peg 3 7 fish 73lb 04oz
5th Lewis Bradbook peg 4 4 fish 41lb 08oz
6th Tom Wilson peg 11 3 fish 33lb 04oz
7th Toby Price peg 1 3 fish 23lb 10oz
8th Liam Chamberlain peg2 2 fish 19lb
9th Poppy Kennett peg 6 1 fish 8lb 12oz
10th Theo Dixon peg 8 0 fish -----------
Young Angler of the Day went to Tom Wilson for landing his 17lb carp, good angling young man.
Well done to all those who took part and I hope you enjoyed your day.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank a few people firstly to Lee Goodchild and Lee Kennett who stepped up to run the event, at one stage it looked it wasn’t going to take place. Next up, the Marshalls who gave up their time to volunteer their help weighing fish and giving advice to the youngsters. Paul Charles, Spencer Plair, Ed Mead, Ray Heywood, Phil Watts. A big thank you to you all.
Also Thank you to Barry Davis and Paul Bocking for organising the prizes.
Thank you to our Sponsors DT Baits for providing a Kilo of bait to each competitor and another 5 kilos plus dips to the winner and runner ups.
Thank you to Elite Tackle who provided a pair of superb bobbins and a very smart baiting needle.
And Finally Thank you to Nash Tackle who provided £150 of end tackle to the winner and runner ups
All the Officials at CAA and competitors appreciated your donations.
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