Victory for Jack

PUBLISHED: 11:03 14 November 2018

Jack Reynolds.

Jack Reynolds.


Worlebury angler Jack Reynolds won his zone at the penultimate Veals Winter League match held at Littleton-upon-Severn.

The 2018 Veals Winter League is nearing its climax after round six, the penultimate match was fished at Littleton-upon-Severn in South Gloucestershire.

By far the hardest match of the league so far, the anglers were all lucky to get a break in the weather after a stormy period. Conditions were ideal with very little wind and no rain. This made the fishing quite a pleasant experience, but a serious lack of any sizeable fish did not help the contest.

Jack Reynolds of Worlebury did really well in only his second match, winning the B zone. The 12-year-old junior beat some well seasoned senior match anglers including the league leader, Steve Ace and Keith Warren.

Jack’s catch weighed in at 14.5 ounces, enabling him to scoop the main prize of £35.

Jack was using a Ziplex Match Pro sea fishing rod with an Infinity 8000 reel. The reel was sponsored by Michael Busby of Weston. He was using three-hook clip downs and three-hook flappers with lugworm bait.

When asked what he put his success down to, he said: “The good coaching that I have received by senior anglers.”

He is a Year 8 pupil at Worle Community School and a member of Bristol Channel Fishing – Supporting Angling Communities, where he takes part in match fishing for Channel Anglers.

Jack is sponsored by both Veals Fishing Tackle, Bristol and Baytree Road Garage, Weston.

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