Date        : 8th July

Venue      : Newland Hall

Match      : Championship #3

 

Write Up by Alan Thomas:

 

Our third championship match was held at Newlands Hall Moat Lake, Chelmsford, Essex. The venue has huge potential; sadly the management fail to deliver on all levels. We have another booking in September so fingers crossed for some improvements.

 

We managed to secure an early start at Norton Heath Cafe, which always proves to be a good choice, excellent food at reasonable prices.

 

Everyone arrived early which meant we could draw dead on time. Moat Lake is typically peggy, and any draw in the twenties would be welcome, not only are they the better pegs but also offer plenty of shade from the predicted sun. An island chuck could be useful, however due to lack of maintenance snags are a major problem.

 

As predicted, the middle twenties took the bull by the horns and were catching from the off, however pegs 13 & 14 on the far bank had a decent chance, pegs 1-5 less so.

 

Colin Rennison drew peg 30 which can produce on a good day, unfortunately not today, Lee Ripper picked 23 for his home for the day, which was one off bang on. Alan T drew 22, which is the run to peg with decent margin and a corner island chuck.

 

There was splashing and crashing around the lake with carp leaping and thrashing about in nets, so it was difficult to gauge who was catching.

 

As per normal most of the weights would come from the margin Lee caught tight to the bank on maggot, Alan T caught tight in, alternating between meat and paste, also periods of island chucks catching on banded 6mm, pinging over. Richard Wylie caught well fishing close and managing to avoid his many snags. Brian on 21 caught well from his left hand margin on maggot and paste, Dave Mc fished also had a decent from an unfancied peg for a creditable 5th place.

 

At the weigh in it became clear that it would be a 3 horse race for top podium position. Once again Lee Ripper fished a steady match to take top spot with Alan T just one fish behind. Best result of the day went to Richard Wylie who broke the ton barrier from a very difficult peg.

Overall, not a bad day’s fishing for everyone. Thanks to everyone who helped with the running of all aspects of the match.

 

 

NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Lee Ripper

129.13

100

23

 

2

Alan Thomas

125.03

95

22

 

3

Richard Wylie

100.07

90

14

 

4

Brian Lakin

79.02

85

21

 

5

Dave McGrath

68.13

80

28

 

6

Simon George

66.08

75

20

 

7

Rich McCorry

60.14

70

17

 

8

Neil Anderson

57.13

65

6

 

9

Julien Fletcher

54.06

60

7

 

10

Simon Jee

50.05

55

5

 

11

John McCarthy

48.02

50

27

 

12

Stan Kiddle

48.01

45

19

 

13

Steve Burfoot

39.07

40

13

 

14

Martin Funnell

36.13

35

26

 

15

Steve Mears

35.13

30

1

 

16

Colin Rennison

34.12

25

30

 

17

Paul Dyra

34.08

20

11

 

18

Phil Rule

34.04

15

2

 

19

Kev Wilder

33.12

10

4

 

20

Allan Bayman

32.00

5

16

 

21

Andy Trigg

20.06

1

3

 

22

Vic Potter

14.15

1

25

 

Fished

22

1207.12