Hat-trick of wins for Lewis after tempting carp totalling 84lb
By The Bristol Post | Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 05:00
TIM Lewis made it three wins on the trot in the Shiplate Farm Series of Sunday Opens fished on Hawthorn Lake at Bleadon, near Weston-super-Mare.
The Clevedon Fresh Water AC member, pictured, poled paste at a variety of depths and distances off peg ten and netted 84-0-0 of carp weighing in the 1-6lb bracket.
Overall: 1, Tim Lewis (Clevedon FWAC) 84-0-0, peg 10; 2, Russ Peck 53-8-0, peg 7; 3, Paul Chapman 51-4-0, peg 3; 4, Gary Lambert 50-12-0, peg 9; 5, Phil Lambert 46-0-0, peg 9; 6, Darren Greenwood 44-4-0, peg 12. Silvers: 1, Paul Chapman 11-12-0, peg 3.
With the St Anne's AC's stretch of the Bristol Avon being unfishable, the club switched its Sunday match to the much calmer waters of the Netham Canal at Netham Road.
Only four of the 15 members who fished weighed in and a mere ounce separated the top two weights.
Heading the scoresheet on a desperately difficult day was local rod Norman Fogg, who fished a straight lead and double red maggot to the far bank and scraped home with a 3-4-0 catch that included a 3lb bream and two, two ounce roach.
The runner up was Andy Wilson, who fished the same tactics at peg six and the best fish of the match – a 3-3-0 bream – was his total catch.
Benny Creswell used the same tactics at peg 12 and a resulting 3-0-0 eel was worth a third place pools pay out.
Result: 1, Norman Fogg 3-4-0, peg 4; 2, Andy Wilson 3-3-0, peg 6; 3, Benny Creswell 3-0-0, peg 12; 4, Rich Edon 1-8-0, peg 2.
Plantation's Horseshoe Lake at Kingston Seymour was in fine form and came up with a super set of weights for the Kingswood Disabled AC's Midweek match. Heading the scoresheet was Bob Dark, who poled paste at 11 metres centre and into the lakeside margins of peg 11 and included fish weighing up to almost 6lb in an all carp catch totalling 71-7-0.
Clive Allen headed the silvers list at peg 21, where he tempted 7-9-0 of skimmers, perch and roach with a caster hookbait poled at six metres centre.
Result: Overall: 1, Bob Dark 71-7-0, peg 11; 2, Pete Powe 63-14-0, peg 13; 3, Dave Britton 56-10-0, peg 14; 4, Bob Warren 41-14-0, peg 12; 5, Eddie Buck 32-8-0, peg 22; 6, Bill Ferris 28-9-0, peg 18. Silvers: 1, Clive Allen 7-9-0, peg 21.
The home team's Tom Mangnall was the only angler to hit the 100lb mark despite picking up a 7lb penalty for overloading one of his keepnets in the Avon Angling Midweek Open fished on L:andsend Fisheries Match Lake at Wedmore.
He poled caster into the lakeside margins of peg eight and clinched both categories with a late caught 80-0-0 of carp and 22-10-0 of silvers.
Result: Overall: 1, Tom Mangnall (Avon Angling) 102-10-0, peg 8; 2, Tony Rixon (Avon Angling Mosella) 87-0-0, peg 15; 3, Mike Nicholls (Avon Angling) 79-0-0, peg 1; 4, Adrian Jefferey 70-12-0, peg 13; 5, Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 70-5-0, peg 21; 6, Nigel Bartlett 56-10-0, peg 24. Silvers: 1, Tom Mangnall 22-10-0, peg 8.
The top three competitors of Acorn Carp Fishery's Tuesday Tenner open match all hit the 100lb mark while fishing a Paddock Match Lake in superb form.
Leading the way home for the second week was Welshman Lee Werrett, who poled an 8mm pellet both long and short off point peg one and weighed in 125-6-0 of carp weighing in the 2 -7lb bracket.
Anton Page beat Harry Muir to second place by just 1-2-0. Page fished the same as the winner off peg three for a comparable 101-10-0.
Meanwhile, Muir used 8mm cubes of luncheon meat to tempt a similar 100-8-0.
Result: Overall: 1, Lee Werrett (Middy/Bait Tec) 125-6-0, peg 1; 2, Anton Page (GOT Baits) 101-10-0, peg 3; 3, Harry Muir (South West DAC) 100-8-0, peg 9; 4, Dave Wride (Sensas Thyers) 83-10-0, peg 33; 5, M Tomas (Avon Angling) 77-3-0, peg 26; 6, D White 68-8-0, peg 19. Silvers: 1, Nick Collier (GOT Baits) 34-8-0, peg 29.