Blackfords winter league Rd 1 Result
The long awaited winter league got underway at a very wet and windy Calf Heath reservoir. Considering the sudden change in conditions there were still some decent catches. Kevin Tipton continued his good run of form taking taking top spot with 29lb 10oz of mainly Skimmers. Drawn on peg 55 on the point he got work with the cage feeder fished in conjunction with maggots and worm catching steadily all day but ringing the changes if things went a bit quiet. Second spot went to Uttoxeters Shane Hodgkinson from peg 48.Again cage feeder and worm did the damage as he picked off 35 Skimmers for a creditable 20lb 8oz. Steady Dennis Kneller completed the frame from peg 78 on the tins. A combination of methods accounted for his pleasing 19lb 10oz net of fish.
Ashley Poxon. 18lb 15oz. (Peg 10) 1 point
Gary Oliver. 10lb 12oz. (Peg 43) 1 point
Shane Hodgkinson 20lb 8oz. (Peg 48) 1 point
Kevin Tipton. 29lb 10oz. (Peg 55) 1 point
Paul Bucknall. 11lb (Peg 62) 1 point
Dennis Kneller. 19lb 10oz. (Peg 78) 1 point