It was again disappointing to see so few attend this annual event, but the nine who turned out did enjoy some good sport when the sun went down. We also saw 5 new competitors who we hope will come to more Broadwater competitions and hopefully others.
Well done once more to Ben Gregoriades, who came back from a previous match blank to score an impressive 216lb 14ozs of 21 assorted mirrors and commons from peg 4 at the swimming pool end. Ben topped his catch with a 14lb 6oz mirror to finish well clear of the field.
It was a pleasure to see on of our younger competitors, Leo Tilbury, attend his first match and secure 2nd place overall with a fine 113lb 3ozs from peg 14. Leo had 10 fish and won the biggest fish prize with a 19lb 10oz common as well as top spot in his age group. Well done and I think there maybe the odd trophy coming his way after the Xmas match in December!
Third place overall went to another first timer, Ollie Sheehan, who took 8 fish for a very respectable 92lb from peg 10.
While weights where down from the previous year, everyone caught, so no blanks! Well done to all the lads fishing and hope we see you next year.
Finally, as always, I complete this report by thanking all the helpers/bailiffs, including Dave Kill, for their help and support. They are the ones who make this competition possible. Thanks also go to our sponsors, Gardner Tackle, who once more showed how much they look after the juniors with goodie bags and prizes. Steve at Apollo Angling also supported the kids with prizes and I trust when you are next in the Marsh Farm shop you’ll remember this support and spend your money wisely!
Up to 11:
Leo Tilbury 113-3-0
Ben Sheehan 42-0-0
Charlie Shepherd 26-4-0
Ellis Newnham 11-10-0
Ben Gregoriades 216-14-0
Oliver Sheehan 92-0-0
Tom Shepherd 23-8-0
Tye Hackman 19-0-0
George Evans 18-14-0