The last coaching session of the season is the annual Janaway Cup* junior competition. All our juniors from the beginner and more advanced coaching groups fish together on Hill pond. To make things fairer everyone has to fish with a 3m whip and use maggots as hookbait so there are no sneaky long poles being used to give any team an extra edge!
As always this made for an exciting competition. Unusually the tench that usually make up the bulk of the weights on hill pond were sulking- only 4 were caught in the whole event! But with the tench not feeding this left space for some beautiful crucian carp and rudd to make up most of the weights. The winners – Ben and George- sat on a veritable nest of curcians. Ben and George are cracking anglers and needed no help to make the most of their draw. The boys caught 15 quality crucians plus rudd and roach to put a fabulous 24lb 4oz on the scales. Even more impressive given the match was only 2 hours long and the fish went off the feed for the last 30 minutes. What a net of fish!
With the winners way ahead that left a right scrap for the places. Mirella and Fraser put together 4lb of small silver fish fishing both on the deck and up in the water. Michael and Brodie targeted the rudd and caught 4lb 5oz for third place whilst Robbie and Jamie caught some rare small tench and a lovely crucian for5lb 3oz and a well-deserved second place.
After the match we had a great BBQ- thanks to Dan, Ben, Wendy, Brian and Bill who organised all the food. This was a great end to what has been a fantastic summer of coaching at marsh farm. We have held 9 events and bar one small shower we have had great fishing and lovely weather every time. My thanks go to all the coaches who are a fantastic team and work hard to make these events enjoyable for everyone who turns up. Thanks also to all the parents and kids who enjoy their fishing and stick with it even when bites are hard to get.
Janaway Cup results
4th Mirella and Fraser 4lb 0 oz
3rd Michael and Brodie 4lb 5 oz
2nd Robbie and Jamie 5lb 3oz
1st Ben and George 24lb 4oz