Huge bags taken at Shiplate Farm Fishery lakes

PUBLISHED: 10:17 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:17 01 August 2018

Gary Flinders.

Gary Flinders.


Huge bags and records have been broken at recently at Shiplate Farm Fisheries.

Glen Bailey was overall winner of the latest Costcutter match at Shiplate Farm Fisheries with a massive bag weight of 206.6lbs from the Hawthorns.

Gary Flinders has broken his own latest Westpool match record again, with a total winning bag weight of 164.4lbs from peg 12. He was closely followed by Steve Seagar on peg two with 153.14lbs.

On the Hawthorns, the winning weights came from Bailey (p9), 206.6lbs and Andy Fry (p2), 146.11lbs.

Silvers went to Nigel Wickham (p6) Westpool (28lbs) and Mike Nicholls (p15), Westpool (18lbs). Hawthorns silvers went to Ray Wickham (p14), 16lbs and George Fletcher (p6), 11lb 4oz.

Sunday’s charity match for the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal was fished by 38 anglers on three lakes.

Changeable weather and air pressure conditions made the fish moody and more elusive than the last few days.

Top weights on the day were Kurtis Pinkett (p15) Main Lake, with 176.14lbs, Dave Romain (peg 3) Main Lake, 105.14lbs and Steve Howell (peg 15) Westpool, 101.15lbs.

Section winners were Lee Waller (p6 H) 49.4lbs, Jim Smith (p13 H), 88.6lbs, Eddie Swann (p5 W), 83.8lbs, Steve Howell (p15 W), 101.15lbs, Kurtis Pinkett (p15 M), 176.14lbs, Tony Corbett (p11 M), 93.2lbs and Mark Wynne (p7 M), 62.14lbs.

Silver prize donated on the day by Gordon’s Garden Services went to Glen Bailey, (p14 M) with 25.2lbs.

Thanks go to all donators and participants who made the day a great success.

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