What a brilliant match for the 6 who managed to attend! The 2016 U23 World Champion, Alex Clements, was once more in attendance to give our juniors some great instruction. Alex spent considerable time going round each junior and offering advice and instruction to help them catch more. In fact he even went so far as to set up young Tom Stratford-Tuke with his own pole, so he could better compete with the rest of the lads. We didn't tell Tom how much Alex's pole was worth, while he was fishing with it though!!!
Best of all on the day was our England Talent Pathway representative, Ethan Etherington who, despite a slow start steadily built up an unassailable lead with tench, crucians, roach and rudd coming to maggot over groundbait. Ethan finally weighed in over 20lb to finish 7lb clear of his nearest rival, Ben Barnett.
Ben had started like a train and must have worried Ethen (just a little!), but sport tailed off for him while Ethan's flourished. Ben still manage to put together a substantial 13lb+ made up of a similar catch to the winner. An encouraging performance from Daniel Casbon in his first season with us, saw him net over 12lb of tench, crucians roach and rudd. This was topped by his PB crucian of 1lb 11ozs. Well done Daniel. Tye Hackman finished 4th with a creditable 10lb which was made up a quite a few small tench, taken close in with sweetcorn.
Ethan Etherington 20-14-0
Ben Barnett 13-12-0
Daniel Casbon 12-2-0
Tye Hackman 10-0-0
James Buckley 9-6-0
Tom Stratford-Tuke 6-1-0
Junior Points League (JPL) after 2 rounds:
Ben Barnett 9pts
Ethan Etherington 5pts
James Buckley 4pts
Tom Stratford-Tuke 4pts
George Evans 3pts
Ben Gregoriades 1pt
We'll be showing the video taken at the match and also have some pictures of Alex during his teach-in, where he caught quite a few fish! This will be posted in the Media Zone very shortly.
The next match is the Kids 'n Dads on Richardson Lake, May 13th. Don't forget to book in!
Next JPL is June 17th on Harris Lake.