UK Match Angler Results

 

AT & CRT Stillwater Champs Final 2017

Sun 10 September 17 - Boddington Reservoir


Slater stays the course at Stillwater Championships

A prize fund of £3000 was up for grabs in the Angling Trust and Canal and River Trust Stillwater Championships Final fished at Boddington Reservoir. The noted ‘beach’ area made famous in the 90’s was the preference at the draw due to some form earlier in the week, but on the day conditions saw the wind blowing into the dam wall and all the talk at the draw was of the potential for the fish to follow the wind.

As the hooter sounded it was Michael Slater who got off to a flier on peg 94 on bomb and pellet, netting eight carp in the first hour with only the odd fish being caught around him.

For Kerry Mcmahon on the next peg 95 it was a slower start and after a decent spell of feeding a switch to the pellet waggler saw him put a great run of decent sized carp together. With an hour to go it was thought by most that Kerry had got himself into the lead and was a couple of fish ahead of Michael.

A mad last hour saw both anglers filling their third net and both ended up with around 30 fish a piece, it was going to be very tight and only the scales could separate the two anglers.

First to weigh was Kerry and his fish weighed an incredible 125.620kg, a tense weigh in then ensued on Michael’s peg. It was only after Michael’s fourth weigh that the result started to materialise as Michael was only a few kilos behind with five fish still in his net.

They proved to be just enough to pip Kerry to the title and the winner’s cheque of £1200. Michael’s catch went 127.680kg, a mere 2kg (under one fish) ahead of a crestfallen Kerry, but he was the first to congratulate Michael on his win.

Dave Perry took third spot from the lucrative beach section. Peg 93 was his home for the day and Dave also fished bomb and pellet to take 67.580kg.

Malcolm Bond rounded out the top four with an impressive catch from the last two hours. Malcolm changed tact to fish distance method feeder with a wafter hookbait to take the final money place with 60.160kg.

The Angling Trust would like thank Canal and River Trust for their support with the matches, special mentions must go to Dick and Sheila Pilkington for their tireless work across a lot of the heats and the final and to Carl Nicholls for running the matches in this popular competition.

Results

1. Michael Slater, 127.680kg
2. Kerry Mcmahon, 125.620kg
3. Dave Perry, 67.580kg
4. Malcolm Bond, 60.160kg

 

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AT & CRT Stillwater Champs Qualifier round 5

Sat 29 July 17 - Boddington Reservoir


Magnificent Morris wins at Boddington

The Angling Trust and Canal and River Trust Stillwater Championships made its way once more to the prolific Boddington Reservoir. Strong winds and heavy rains greeted the 31 hardened anglers that had made their way from around the country to the Daventry fishery.

Outright winner on the day was Mark Morris who Drew peg 91. Although already qualified Mark was honing his tactics for final, this consisted mainly of method feeder at range and he managed to amass an impressive 73.66kg in the five hours.

Running him ever so close was Daniel Cross just four pegs away on number 95. Daniel was just 460g or a 1lb in old money away from winning with 73.20kg.

Finishing third on slightly different tactics was Anthony Johnson with Deeping St James AC. Anthony fished at shorter ranges and elected for bomb and pellet approach at 35 yards to pick up carp to 6kg.

With fish coming to all tactics from pellet waggler to method feeder it really looks like we’re in for a varied final on Sunday the 6th of August. Thanks once more to CRT volunteers Dick and Shelia Pilkington for running the day.

Overall Placings;

1. Mark Morris, peg 91, 73.66 kg
2. Daniel Cross,peg 95 73.20 kg
3. Anthony Johnson, peg 98 65.02 kg

Qualifiers by section;

Section A
Ashley Smith, peg 60 ,32.10 kg
Paul Knapman, peg 63, 19.12 kg
Section B
Paul Cooke, peg 75, 42.74 kg
Malcom Bond, peg 73, 41.66 kg.
Section C
Andrew Ashington, peg 79, 47.50 kg
Richard Beckwith, peg 84, 42.70 kg
Section D
Adam Rose, peg 88, 59.04 kg
Glen Maxwell, peg 92, 58.84 kg
Section E
Daniel Cross, peg 95, 73.20 kg
Anthony Johnson, peg 98, 65.02 kg

 

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AT & CRT Stillwater Champs Qualifier round 4

Wed 19 July 17 - Blythe Waters


Richard ‘Bedder’ than the rest at Blythe

The fourth qualifier for the AT & CRT Stillwater Championships was held in near perfect conditions at Blythe Waters Fishery. With a light wind and overcast conditions the 18 anglers that had made their way to Solihull expected a decent day’s fishing and they weren’t disappointed.

Top rod on the day was Richard Bedder and although already qualified he managed to amass a huge 45kg 580g from Peg B16. Richard focused most of his attention down the edge, fishing dead maggots over groundbait to take both bream and carp to 5kg.

Finishing a close second and first to qualify was Andrew Wiffen with 40kg 720g from Peg B23. Andrew caught on a mixture of method feeder to the island and pole both at 6m and down the edge. By chopping and changing his hookbaits between pellet and maggot, Andy kept a good mixture of carp, bream and chub coming throughout the day.

The top two (unqualified anglers) from each section qualified for final as below;

Section A
Gail Hooper, Peg B8, 17.520kg
Warren Cave, Peg B10, 17.080kg

Section B
Andrew Wiffen, Peg B23, 40.720kg
Simon Harris, Peg B31, 14.320kg

With six more spaces up for grabs in the final the next best six unqualified weights also made their way through. The top 10 to qualify were:

1. Andrew Wiffen
2. Gail Hooper
3. Warren Cave
4. Simon Harris
5. Charles Simpson
6. Mick Bull
7. Luke White
8. David Markham
9. Graham Dashwood
10. Anthony Brooker

Our thanks to CRT, Blythe Waters and the bailiffs for hosting the qualifier.

The next round is at Boddington on the 26th July and tickets are still available to Angling Trust members.

 

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AT & CRT Stillwater Champs Qualifier round 3

Mon 17 July 17 - Boddington Reservoir


Awesome Alec bags at Boddington

The nationally renowned Boddington reservoir was the host for the third qualifier for the AT & CRT Stillwater Championships. Overcast conditions and gentle winds met the 41 anglers that had made their way from around the country to the Northamptonshire bagging mecca.

The top weight on the day and qualifying first from D section was Alec White on peg 86 with an impressive 90kg 980g (which incidentally breaks the 200lb barrier!). Fishing a busy match Alec switched between method feeder and straight lead at distance, also alternating between pellet and boilie on the hook to keep carp coming to 15lb.

Second overall and also qualifying for the final at Boddington was Richard Bedder. Richard put together a substantial 73kg 360g from peg 100 which also qualified him from E section. Richard also caught on the method feeder at range.

In third position was Terry Winstone who also found conditions in E section favourable. Terry amassed 69kg 920g in the five hours which was once more made up of carp to 13lb on the tip.

Thanks to CRT support staff in the shape of the Pilkintons, Dick and Shelia. Incidentally the 12th July also marked the Canal & River Trust’s fifth birthday and in celebration Shelia had baked a wonderful cake in the shape of fish. The cake was gratefully accepted by the anglers back at the presentation after the event.

Results

The next round is at Boddington once more on 26th July and tickets are still available to Angling Trust members.

 

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AT & CRT Stillwater Champs Qualifier round 2

Mon 19 June 17 - Earlswood


Edmonds ecstatic at Earlswood

The latest round of the AT & CRT Stillwater Championship took place at the popular Earlswood Lakes with 25 anglers travelling to the venue from around the country. Incredibly hot and still conditions made for very tricky fishing conditions with most of the resident carp reluctant to feed.

Winning on the day and qualifying from C section was Richard Edmonds with 23kg 560g. Richard fished a combination of pellet waggler and method feeder for his commanding 5kg win.

Runner-up was Mick Slater from A section who amassed 17kg 240g. Although Mick has already qualified he couldn’t resist another crack at the Midlands carp and had three specimen-sized fish for his total weight.

Completing the top three was Kerry McMahon who also qualified last round at Boddington. Kerry caught 11kg 540g which he had to work hard for on the pellet waggler and method feeder.

Top ten qualifiers

Results

Special thank-you to CRT’s Joe Roberts for officiating on the day.

The next qualifier is at Boddington Reservoir on July 12th and tickets are still available to Angling Trust members.

 

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AT & CRT Stillwater Champs Qualifier round 1

Sun 11 June 17 - Boddington Reservoir


Linas blows away opposition to win at blustery Boddington

The AT & CRT Stillwater Championship kicked off at the popular Boddington Reservoir with the 41 anglers who competed from around the country battered by gale force winds. This led to predominantly feeder and bomb tactics making up the day.

With the top two from each of the five sections qualifying it was an immensely competitive match and there were some real scraps all across the lake.

Winning on the day and qualifying first from C section peg 77 was Linas Neale with 60kg 040g. Linas fished long range bomb with small PVA bags and sweetcorn on the hook to take carp up to the low teens.

Second on the day and qualifying first from E section peg 96 was Andrew Jupp who amassed 52kg 900g. Similarly, Andrew fished the tip at range and caught all his carp on pellet hookbait. Third was Kerry McMahon with 47kgs 640g.

Linas blows away opposition to win at blustery Boddington
The AT & CRT Stillwater Championship kicked off at the popular Boddington Reservoir with the 41 anglers who competed from around the country battered by gale force winds. This led to predominantly feeder and bomb tactics making up the day.

With the top two from each of the five sections qualifying it was an immensely competitive match and there were some real scraps all across the lake.

Winning on the day and qualifying first from C section peg 77 was Linas Neale with 60kg 040g. Linas fished long range bomb with small PVA bags and sweetcorn on the hook to take carp up to the low teens.

Second on the day and qualifying first from E section peg 96 was Andrew Jupp who amassed 52kg 900g. Similarly, Andrew fished the tip at range and caught all his carp on pellet hookbait. Third was Kerry McMahon with 47kgs 640g.

The top ten qualifiers

Results

A special thanks to CRT’s Dick and Shelia Pilkington for officiating on the day.

The next qualifier is at Earlswood Lakes and tickets are still available to Angling Trust members.

 

Visit the Website: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/

 


 

AT & CRT Stillwater Champs Final 2016

Sun 07 August 16 - Boddington Reservoir Byfield


AT/CRT Stillwater Champs Final 2016

Warm and blustery conditions greeted the 48 finalists to the usually prolific Boddington Reservoir for the AT/CRT Stillwater Championship Final. With a strong wind blowing down the Reservoir and into the dam wall the low numbered pegs were the favoured area to draw in, but it wasn’t until the very last peg to be drawn that end Peg 2 ended up in the hand of renowned angler and Fish O Mania semi-finalist Barry Bush (Birkenhead).

Most of the field thought the game was up there and then and so it proved with Barry recording an emphatic win with over 80Kgs, taking home a nice fat cheque for £1672 and the coveted title of AT/CRT Stillwater Champion 2016. Barry caught slowly from the off taking 6 carp in the first 90 minutes but sport improved dramatically in the latter stages of the match when he caught 10 carp in the hour giving him a total of 24 carp to 12lb, well in front of everyone else.

Flouro wafters fished on the bomb at 30 metres over a bed of constantly fed 10mm pellets did the business. Paul Keal (Towcester) then led a tight chasing pack and took home the runners up cheque of £1254, taking 13 carp to 13lb, fishing wafters and method feeder at range for 47.300Kg from peg 99. A string of 42Kg weights followed with Andrew (Snowy) Ashington (Ringer Baits) taking 12 carp to 12lb from the other end peg 103, catching on the method and bomb for 42.980Kg, just edging out Steve Ringer (Daiwa) who took 42.840Kg from peg 87. Despite the fairly impressive framing weights the venue fished disappointingly below par with many anglers struggling for bites with the carp seemingly blown across the lake to the far side.

Final Results

1st Barry Bush Birkenhead 80.360Kg

2nd Paul Keal Towcester 47.300Kg

3rd Andrew Ashington Ringer Baits 42.980Kg

4th Steve Ringer Daiwa 42.840Kg

5th Paul Walker 42.680Kg

6th Paul Knapman 42.160K

The Angling Trust would to like thank the members of the Canal and Rivers Trust Angling Team for doing all the groundwork and co-organising the competition.

 

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