Open match held at Shiplate

An open match was held at Shiplate Farm Fisheries in calm conditions.

CALMER, but cooler weather set the mood for the open match at Shiplate Farm Fisheries.

The six-hour match was held on the Hawthorns with 11 anglers. All anglers weighed in at least 19lbs each and the top four anglers all weighed in bags in excess of 40lbs.

The match was won with 56lb 11oz by Dave Cockayne, who fished p3 at 13m on the pole, using 4 and 6mm expander pellet, while feeding compressed 2/3mm micro pellet.

Results: Dave Cockayne (Shiplate) p3, 56lb 11oz; Steve Howell (Shiplate) p11, 48lb 13oz; Russ Peck (Thatchers) p8, 41lb 15oz; Tom Light (Shiplate) p4, 41lb 14oz; Julian Pinkett (BristolPO) p12, 38lb 10oz; Andy France (CadburyAngling) p5, 32lb 11oz. Silvers went to Julian Pinkett 11lb 4oz.

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