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With a great turnout of a dozen, everyone managed to catch…some more than others. But there were no blanks, which was encouraging.
With the two top points scorers facing each other across the pond, they were able to keep their rivalry visible. After several matches dominated by Daniel Wallace, this match saw a timely reversal by Ethan Etherington.
The match was preceded with a demonstration by England’s Under 20 Youth team manager, Steve Sanders, himself a gold medallist with the England Veteran’s team. Steve demonstrated how to fish with joker in shallow water, such as Hill Pond, and after an instructed 5 minutes a sample each of bloodworm and joker was given to all competitors for there use in the match. A video of this can be viewed on our YouTube link.
It wasn’t long before Ethan and Daniel where starting to catch, but it was Ethan who switched to pinkie over the joker and began to pull away rapidly, ending the match with a magnificent 12lb 12ozs. Ethan had some nice tench, crucians, skimmers, roach and rudd in his impressive weight and secured top points on the day.
Coming up quietly was last years ‘Young Angler of the Year’, Michael Ewing, who finished with a respectable 3lb 2ozs, which included a bonus tench to add to his roach, perch and rudd. Just behind was Daniel Wallace who only managed to catch roach and rudd in his 2lb 13ozs net.
Specimen of the day was a good pound and three quarter crucian, which gave Ben an overall 4th place in the points league.
There is also another report of the prize and trophy presentations to read and see lots of photos in the Junior News section.
I hope you all have a great Christmas and gets lots of fishing presents!!! Hope to see many of you at the Academy day on the 29th… don’t forget to book in though!
Michael Ewing 3-2-0
Daniel Wallace 2-13-0
Freddie Bacon 1-1-0
Ben Gregoriades 0-12-0
Tye Hackman 0-9-0
George Evans 0-4-0
Kane Hammond 0-2-0
Ethan Etherington 12-12-0
Ben Barnett 2-11-0
Daniel Casbon 0-3-0
James Buckley 0-3-0
Tom Stratford-Tuke 0-1-0
Junior Points League Table (After Final Round):
Dan Wallace 24pts
Ethan Etherington 17pts
James Buckley 6pts
Ben Gregoriades 6pts
Freddie Baker 5pts
George Evans 5pts
Charlie Heaton 4pts
Tye Hackman 4pts
Ben Barnett 3pts
Michael Ewing 3pts
Freddie Bacon 1pt
All 12 competitors came into the pavilion at Marsh Farm cold and hungry and were treated to hot sausage rolls, pigs in blankets, sandwiches and chicken bites, which were demolished with relish!
Then the important business of awarding the Junior Points League prizes and Society trophies to those assembled. We started with the match itself and nobody was left out. Our special guest, England Veteran gold medallist and Under 20 Manager Steve Sanders, presented both the prizes for the league and the numerous trophies that where won during 2016.
The full list is below and will also be shown in next years permit.
Mayo Cup – Best bag of fish: Tye Hackman
Tidy Cup – Best Specimen: Ben Barnett
Junior Centenary Cup – Specified Broadwater match: Ben Gregoriades
C-Light Trophy – Best Speciment at Broadwater: Jamie Burton (not present)
Junior Busbridge Trophy – Top Weight at Busbridge: Ethan Etherington
Osborne Cup – Top Junior over 12: Daniel Wallace
Osborne Cup – Top Junior under 12: George Evans
Richardson Merit Shield – Winner of night match: Kane Hammond
Johnsons Cup – Best performance at Johnsons Lake: Ben Barnett
Bramley Cup – Best overall performance at Bramley Lake: Daniel Wallace
Ray Tansley Trophy – Top weight at Busbridge Under 12: George Evans
Young Angler of the Year: Daniel Wallace
There are loads of pictures online from the prize and trophy presentations.