Open match held at Shiplate

Rich Hawkins.

Rich Hawkins. - Credit: Archant

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

FIFTEEN anglers competed in an open match on the Main Lake at Shiplate Farm Fisheries, in very warm conditions.

The far bank was sheltered from the south westerly breeze that grew increasingly stronger throughout the match, making presentation of bait harder for those anglers on pegs three to eight.

Rich Hawkins won the match with a total weight of 127lb 4oz from peg 14b. Fishing worm down the edge over ground bait and then paste over pellet, gave him a good lead on his competitors.

Results: Rich Hawkins (Bristol PO) p14b, 127lb 4oz; Tich Williams (Thyers) p6, 99lb 6oz; Steve Howell (Shiplate) p3, 68lb 12oz. Silvers went to Ron Stark (Weston AA) p10, 31lb 4oz and Carl Hobden (Shiplate) p14, 23lb.

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