11 Jan 2022

Blackfords Winter League Rd 5 Results (08/01/21)

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Dismal weather conditions greeted the Anglers for the penultimate round of the Winter league and the big change in temperature from earlier in the week certainly played a part in the outcome. On the day there were six no shows and of the twenty four hardy Anglers who braved the elements unfortunately seventeen were bite less.

Winner on the day and moving to the top of the league by a point was Shane Hodgkinson. Drawn on peg 52 he opted to fish several lines utilising  cage feeder tactics in conjunction with maggot and pinkie. This stealthy approach resulted in 3 Skimmers and a bonus Bream for a hard earned 6lb 7oz.

Second spot went to Salop feeder veteran Brian Ashley with 5lb 7oz from peg 53. Brian’s  fish being taken on the rocket feeder fished at distance and again in conjunction with maggot and pinkie.

completing the frame was Nev Bailey snr with 4lb 14oz from peg 47. Nev opted for the method feeder fished at distance to snare one Bream and a skimmer.

The top ten going into the last round looks like this.

Shane Hodgkinson   11 points

Dave Nicholls and Pete Jones 12 points

Nev Bailey snr 13 points

Brian Nicholls and Chris Brown 15 points

Tony Jeffery, Bob Harris, John Rafferty and Gary Johnson 16 points.

** Note each angler will drop their worst result after round six therefore counting their best five results.



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