Gaymers Festival 2010
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It is time for our annual Gaymers festival, this festival is aimed at club anglers and this year we have 72 fishing that will be taking to the banks of Twin Oaks, Acorn & Canal for the 4-day festival.
This is a very social festival as most of the anglers that fish it come down in large groups or have been coming since the start of the festival, so after a weekend of enjoying the sunshine, catching up with old friends and testing the beer they were all in high sprits for the first morning of the festival.
This year we changed the format slightly by making it a complete random draw on day one with all the pegs for all the lakes going in to the draw bag so not only were the anglers drawing their peg for the first match, their draw would determine their weeks fishing rotation.
A Section Twin Oaks 1 - 18
It was a great day on the low numbers and apart from one or two that struggled it was a good start with some cracking weights recorded. Ian Turner was today's lake winner with 148lb 11oz; Ian was on peg 17 and caught on the method with pellet and down the edge with maggot & caster. Second was Ramzi King on peg 16, Ramzi caught on the pellet method and the straight lead with corn on the hook for a weight of 148lb 2oz. Third with 101lb 2oz was Chris Bell, Chris was on peg 14 and caught on the groundbait feeder with micros and pellet & boilies on the hook. The next best weight came from Steve Horton on peg 15 with 100lb, Steve caught on the method with pellet and white boilie on the hook. It was a great day for Chris & Steve who both achieved their first tonnes in a fishing match.
Ian Turner peg 17 9 points 148lb 11oz
Barry Parker peg 6 9 points 81lb 7oz
B Section Twin Oaks 19 - 36
Good weights also recorded on the high numbers today and although there was quite a split across the weights it was very close in the sections for the points. Corrie Wagstaff weighed in with 82lb 6oz to take the lake win, Corrie was on peg 27 and caught on the method with pellet and double maggot on the hook. Missing out by one ounce was Ryan Harris on peg 29 who was second with 82lb 5oz, Ryan caught on the pellet method with pellet on the hook. Third on peg 25 was Alan Symonds, Alan caught on the pellet method and the straight lead with pellet and weighed in with 56lb 8oz. Jon Cook weighed in with 53lb 12oz which was the next best weight on the lake, Jon was on peg 23 and caught down the edge with meat.
Corrie Wagstaff peg 27 9 points 82lb 6oz
Ryan Harris peg 29 9 points 82lb 5oz
C Section Acorn
It was a tougher start to the festival on Acorn but although there were no huge weights it was fair across the lake and close across the sections. Will Sweeny on peg 15 was today's lake winner with 46lb 12oz, Will caught half his fish on the method with pellet and half on the inside on the pole with paste. Second was Pete Eden, Pete caught on the pole down the edge with meat from peg 5 for a weight of 42lb 2oz. Darren Mason took third with 41lb 8oz, Darren caught on the method with micros and meat on the hook from peg 10. Colin Ellaway on peg 9 had the next best weight with 41lb 8oz; Colin caught on the pole at 9 meters with chopped worm & caster and then caught down the edge late on with maggot.
Will Sweeney peg 15 9 points 46lb 12oz
Pete Eden peg 5 9 points 42lb 2oz
D Section Canal
Big weights are not expected on the Canal with nearly every peg in but the weights were consistent across the whole lake. Today's lake winner with 38lb 12oz was Danny Edwards; Danny was on peg 13 and caught on his top 2 with paste & micros. Ian Carley was on peg 17 and weighed in with 26lb 4oz to take second, Ian caught on the pole at 5 & 11 meters with chopped worm & caster. Third was Dave Parkinson, Dave caught on the pole with worm at 6 meters for a weight of 25lb 9oz from peg 15. The next best weight on the lake was 23lb and this came from John Pilling on peg 3.
Danny Edwards peg 13 9 points 38lb 12oz
John Pilling peg 3 9 points 23lb
Overall Top Ten
|1st|| Ian Turner
||9 points||148lb 11oz|
|2nd||Corrie Wagstaff||9 points||82lb 6oz|
|3rd||Ryan Harris||9 points||82lb 5oz|
|4th||Barry Parker||9 points||81lb 7oz|
|5th|| Will Sweeney
||9 points||46lb 12oz|
|6th||Pete Eden||9 points||42lb 2oz|
|7th|| Danny Edwards
||9 points||38lb 12oz|
|8th|| John Pilling
|9th||Ramzi King||8 points||148lb 2oz|
|10th||David Gibbs||8 points||59lb 8oz|
The lakes fished well yesterday so the anglers moving on to their next rotation are looking for some good weights again. Those that have had a good start to the festival are looking forward to high points from today's match whilst others need a good draw to stamp their mark on the results.
A Section Twin Oaks 19 - 36
The weights kept coming on the high numbers of Twin Oaks today and although the weights were not as high they were a lot tighter across all of the pegs. Arthur Rigley was the lake winner today; Arthur was on peg 19 and caught on chopped worm & caster at 7 meters for a weight of 75lb 6oz. Second with 64lb 13oz was Steve Horton, Steve was on peg 23 and caught on the pellet method with white boilie on the hook. Maurice Brown was third, Maurice caught on the method tight over from peg 27 for a weight of 64lb 4oz. The next best weight came from Stephen Baker on peg 24; Stephen caught on the pellet waggler and weighed in with 54lb 1oz.
Arthur Rigley peg 19 9 points 75lb 6oz
Mick Warner peg 35 9 points 41lb 14oz
B Section Acorn
For some anglers it was a bit more of a struggle today but although the top weights weren't great they were close and the other weights were tight for section points. Ricky Lale was the lake winner today with 47lb 6oz, Ricky caught on the method with maggot from peg 17. Jon Cook weighed in with 45lb 12oz to take second; Jon was on peg 14 and caught down the edge on the pole with corn. Third on peg 18 was Bill Christmas, Bill caught on the pole with pellet for a weight of 34lb 8oz. Dave Haines had the next best weight on peg 11, Dave weighed in with 30lb 2oz caught on the pole with caster and meat.
Ricky Lale peg 17 9 points 47lb 6oz
Corrie Wagstaff peg 8 9 points 26lb
C Section Canal
The weights were good across Canal today with all but two anglers reaching double figures and most of the weights in the 20lb bracket. Andy Poole was the lake winner today on peg 19; Andy caught shallow on the pole with banded pellet for a weight of 30lb 6oz. Second with 26lb 5oz was Steve Couch, Steve was on peg 14 and caught down the edge on the pole with worm. Colin Ellaway took third with 26lb 4oz, Colin caught on the pole down the edge with maggot from peg 7. Duncan Rogers was on peg 8 and had the next best weight with 23lb 13oz, Duncan caught on the pole at 16 meters with worm over pellets.
Andy Poole peg 19 9 points 30lb 6oz
Colin Ellaway peg 7 9 points 26lb 4oz
D Section Twin Oaks 1 - 18
This lake once again produced the top weights on the festival which could be important in the final results if there is a tie on points and the anglers are relying on a good weight. The lake winner today on peg 17 was Dave Parkinson, Dave caught on the pole down the edge with maggot and tight over on the method for a total weight of 126lb 4oz. Danny Edwards weighed in with 82lb to take second, Danny was on peg 14 and caught on the pole down the edge with corn. Third was John Cain on Peg 16, John caught on the pellet waggler and weighed in with 76lb 9oz. The next best weight on the lake was 63lb 15oz and this came from Rick Broadway on peg 9, Rick caught on the method with dead maggot.
Dave Parkinson peg 17 9 points 126lb 4oz
Rick Broadway peg 9 9 points 63lb 15oz
That was the action from day two of the festival so let's see how the overalls look at the moment.
Overall Top Ten
|1st|| Corrie Wagstaff
||18 points||108lb 6oz|
|2nd|| Barry Parker
||17 points||121lb 3oz|
|3rd||Danny Edwards||17 points||120lb 12oz|
|4th||Ryan Harris||17 points||107lb 13oz|
|5th||Ian Turner||16 points||185lb 5oz|
|6th||Dave Parkinson||16 points||151lb 13oz|
|7th||Ian Carley||16 points||69lb 10oz|
|8th||Colin Ellaway||16 points||65lb 6oz|
|9th||Jon Cook||15 points||99lb 8oz|
|10th||Rick Broadway||15 points||86lb 2oz|
As it stands Corrie is the only angler on maximum points but it is close at the top and all still to play for, stay tuned for the next set of results coming shortly.
As we go into the penultimate day of the festival we only have one angler on maximum points but the back up points are close and the anglers have built up some good weights so we shall see what today brings.
A Section Acorn
It was a mixed day over on Acorn with some anglers failing to get to grips with the venue. Mick Warner was the lake winner today on peg 9 with 69lb 3oz, Mick caught down the edge on the pole with worm & caster. Second was Ian Turner, Ian was on peg 10 and caught on the pole in the margins with maggot for a weight of 57lb 11oz. Third with 37lb 3oz was Barry Parker, Barry caught on the method with micros from peg 15. The next best weight was 35lb 7oz and this came from Ramzi King on peg 16, Ramzi caught on the method with micros and corn on the hook and on the pole at 4 meters with meat and corn.
Mick Warner peg 9 9 points 69lb 3oz
Barry Parker peg 15 9 points 37lb 3oz
B Section Canal
It was also a tougher day on Canal and although the weights were close they were not as high as previous days. The lake winner today with 30lb 8oz was Ricky Lale; Ricky was on peg 17 and caught on the pole at 16 meters with worm. Second and on his 3rd section win was Corrie Wagstaff, Corrie caught shallow on the pole at 11 meters with chopped worm and casters from peg 10 for a weight of 28lb 10oz. Ian Copeland was third on peg 13 with 21lb 7oz, Ian caught on the short pole with maggot. The next best weight came from Gary Walker on peg 12 with 21lb 4oz, Gary caught on the pole at 14 meters with micros & casters.
Ricky Lale peg 17 9 points 30lb 8oz
Corrie Wagstaff peg 10 9 points 28lb 10oz
C Section Twin Oaks 1 - 18
Once again the low numbers of Twin Oaks are producing the weights with the one favoured area dominating. The lake was won today by Mark Grassi with 135lb 4oz; Mark was on peg 18 and caught on the method with micros and down the edge on the pole with corn. Ricky Dennis weighed in with 94lb 13oz to take second; Ricky caught on the method with 4 & 6 mil banded pellets from peg 14. Third on peg 17 was Andy Poole, Andy caught on the pellet waggler and pole shallow for a weight of 91lb 8oz. The next best weight came from Dave Woolgar on peg 16 with 74lb 7oz, Dave caught on the straight lead with 6 mil pellets and down the edge on corn.
Mark Grassi peg 18 9 points 135lb 4oz
Pete Eden peg 9 9 points 41lb 12oz
D Section Twin Oaks 19 - 26
The high numbers are also fishing well and producing the odd big weight, although the weights are not as consistent they are close for the vital section points. Kevin Wingfield was the lake winner today on peg 19 with 102lb, Kevin caught on the method with micros and meat and on the pole down the edge with worm. Second on peg 24 was Dave Parkinson, Dave caught on the pole shallow at 12 meters with caster for a weight of 79lb 4oz. Ian Carley took third with 64lb 13oz, Ian caught on the method with micros with pellet and maggot on the hook from peg 29. John Pilling on peg 30 had the next best weight on the lake with 54lb 1oz, John caught on the method with micros with mini boilies on the hook.
Kevin Wingfield peg 19 9 points 102lb
Ian Carley peg 29 9 points 64lb 13oz
Here is how the leader board looks with one day left to go.
Overall Top Ten
|1st|| Corrie Wagstaff
|2nd||Barry Parker||26 points||158lb 6oz|
|3rd|| Ian Carley
||25 points||134lb 7oz|
|4th||Ian Turner||24 points||243lb|
|5th|| Dave Parkinson
||24 points||231lb 1oz|
|6th||Mick Warner||23 points||147lb 7oz|
|7th||Ryan Harris||23 points||121lb 11oz|
|8th||Jon Cook||23 points||118lb 11oz|
|9th||John Pilling||23 points||110lb 5oz|
|10th||Ricky Lale||23 points||109lb 4oz|
With his third section win Corrie has cemented his place at the top of the leader board once again but the points and back up weights are extremely close so a bad draw for some and a better draw for others on the final day could see a shake up, stay tuned for the final results tomorrow and to find out who will be crowned the White Acres Gaymers champion 2010.
As we head into the final day Corrie is the only angler on maximum points will he be able to keep up his form - read on for today's match report.
The weather has taken a turn for the worst today with heavy rain overnight and more rain forecast throughout the day, let's hope this does not have to much adverse affect on the fishing.
A Section Canal
Once again the weights on Canal were reasonable and close throughout the lake. Taking the match win today with 33lb 4oz was Ian Turner; Ian was on peg 19 and caught at 4 meters with 2 lines set up, one for maggot & groundbait and one with worm and caster. Second was Barry Parker on peg 4, Barry caught â€œall overâ€ really on chopped worm. Andy Leamon was third with 21lb 2oz, Andy caught short on the pole with chopped worm from peg 10. 19lb 4oz was the next best weight and this came from Stephen Baker on peg 14, Steven caught short at 2 meters with casters and corn.
Ian Turner peg 19 9 points 33lb 4oz
Barry Parker peg 4 9 points 22lb 8oz
B Section Twin Oaks 1 - 18
It was all change over on Twin Oaks as the wind had changed direction and drove the fish more towards the middle of the lake but once again those anglers that drew the pegs where the fished were â€œsacked upâ€. Winning the lake today with 98lb 12oz was Ricky Lale; Ricky was on peg 15 and caught down the edge with meat and corn. Corrie Wagstaff was second on peg 7, Corrie caught on the method with 8 mil pellets and weighed in with 87lb 13oz. Ian Copeland weighed in with 77lb 10oz to take third, Ian caught short on the pole with corn from peg 10. Ryan Harris on peg 8 had the next best weight on the lake with 77lb 8oz, Ryan caught on the feeder with maggot.
Ricky Lale peg 15 9 points 98lb 12oz
Corrie Wagstaff peg 7 9 points 87lb 13oz
C Section Twin Oaks 19 - 26
It was a hard day on the high numbers of Twin Oaks with the change in wind and weather making it a struggle for some. The lake winner today was Mel Hodgson on peg 35, Mel caught on the method with pellet for a weight of 64lb 7oz. Steve Newbound was on peg 25 and was second with 48lb 5oz, Steve caught down the edge on worm. Third was Colin Ellaway, Colin was on peg 23 and caught at 6 meters with worm and casters for a weight of 48lb 5oz. The next best weight was 30lb 2oz and this came from Matt Mattingly on peg 21, Matt caught close in and down the margin on meat.
Mel Hodgson peg 35 9 points 64lb 7oz
Steve Newbound peg 25 9 points 48lb 5oz
D Section Acorn
A tougher day also on Acorn with not as many weights being recorded as in the previous days but it was close with the top weights for points and also close in the bottom weights for those grasping for just a few points. Alan Percival was the lake winner today on peg 16 with 40lb 4oz, Alan caught on the pole down the edge with corn. Second on peg 15 was Danny Edwards, Danny caught on the method and in the margins with corn for a weight of 39lb 6oz. Dave Parkinson weighed in with 36lb 3oz to take third, Dave caught across at 16 meters on the pole with maggot from peg 3. Kevin Wingfield had the next best weight; Kevin was on peg 11 and weighed in with 35lb caught on the pole short with meat.
Alan Percival peg 16 9 points 40lb 4oz
Dave Parkinson peg 3 9 points 36lb 3oz
That was the White Acres Gaymers Festival 2010 and here is how the full and final results look.
|1st|| Corrie Wagstaff
||36 points||224lb 13oz|
|2nd||Barry Parker||35 points||180lb 14oz|
|3rd||Ian Turner||33 points||276lb 4oz|
|4th||Dave Parkinson||33 points||267lb 4oz|
|5th||Ricky Lale||32 points||208lb 00oz|
|6th||Ian Carley||32 points||151lb 9oz|
|7th||Ryan Harris||31 points||199lb 3oz|
|8th||Danny Edwards||30 points||192lb 11oz|
|9th||Mick Warner||29 points||164lb 13oz|
|10th|| John Cain
||29 points||160lb 00oz|
|11th|| John Pilling
||29 points||126lb 11oz|
|12th|| Ramzi King
||28 points||233lb 7oz|
|13th||Jon Cook||28 points||156lb 00oz|
|14th||Steve Newbound||28 points||123lb 9oz|
|15th||Kevin Wingfield||27 points||192lb 00oz|
|16th||Karl Tonge||27 points||141lb 10oz|
|17th||Michael Gibbs||26 points||99lb 9oz|
|18th||Ricky Dennis||25 points||172lb 9oz|
|19th||Ian Copeland||25 points||150lb 4oz|
|20th|| Colin Ellaway
||25 points||129lb 3oz|
|21st||Pete Eden||25 points||112lb 5oz|
|22nd||Andy Poole||24 points||168lb 1oz|
|23rd||Rick Broadway||24 points||122lb 15oz|
|24th|| Will Sweeney
||24 points||110lb 1oz|
|25th||Duncan Rogers||23 points||139lb 00oz|
|26th||Gary Walker||23 points||118lb 7oz|
|27th||Mel Hodgson||22 points||123lb 6oz|
|28th||Phil Morris||22 points||120lb 00oz|
|29th||Brendan Turner||22 points||93lb 14oz|
|30th|| Steve Horton
||21 points||202lb 4oz|
|31st||Maurice Brown||21 points||149lb 14oz|
|32nd||Arthur Rigley||21 points||135lb 2oz|
|33rd||Alan Symonds||21 points||123lb 12oz|
|34th||Mick Hudson||21 points||123lb 10oz|
|35th||Andy Leamon||21 points||101lb 6oz|
|36th||Tony Shine||20 points||151lb 11oz|
|37th||Phil Thirnley||20 points||116lb 13oz|
|38th||Alan Percival||20 points||85lb 1oz|
|39th||Matt Mattingly||20 points||84lb 13oz|
|40th|| David Gibbs
||19 points||116lb 4oz|
|41st||Bill Christmas||19 points||108lb 15oz|
|42nd||Stephen Baker||19 points||106lb 15oz|
|43rd||Mark Grassi||18 points||185lb 00oz|
|44th||Dave Haines||18 points||101lb 00oz|
|45th||Nigel Lale||18 points||97lb 13oz|
|46th||Les Parker||18 points||71lb 11oz|
|47th||Dave Woolgar||17 points||118lb 13oz|
|48th||Steve Couch||17 points||111lb 7oz|
|49th||Mick Baskerville||16 points||94lb 2oz|
|50th|| Rich Lacey
||16 points||88lb 11oz|
|51st||Darren Mason||15 points||72lb 15oz|
|52nd|| Paul Haines
||14 points||103lb 5oz|
|53rd||Dean Evans||14 points||74lb 12oz|
|54th||Simon Watson||14 points||61lb 11oz|
|55th||Eric Searle||13 points||79lb 15oz|
|56th||Mark Read||13 points||70lb 00oz|
|57th||Martin Ecclestone||13 points||61lb 14oz|
|58th||Ray Bazeley||13 points||48lb 14oz|
|59th||Chris Bell||12 points||133lb 4oz|
|60th||Lee Baker||12 points||84lb 15oz|
|61st||Peter Goode||12 points||83lb 12oz|
|62nd||Alan Millward||12 points||55lb 14oz|
|63rd||Chris Heywood||11points||95lb 6oz|
|64th||Alex Coburn||11 points||89lb 15oz|
|65th||Claire Hollis||11 points||77lb 15oz|
|66th||Peter Mattingly||11 points||73lb 7oz|
|67th||Andrew Gurd||11 points||45lb 2oz|
|68th||Chris Couch||10 points||46lb 3oz|
|69th||Debbie Wiltshire||6 points||36lb 9oz|
|70th||John Dale||6 points||25lb 00oz|
|71st||Bill Clarke||3 points||13lb 14oz|
With a perfect 4 section wins result Corrie Wagstaff takes this year's festival win and the title of White Acres Gaymers champion 2010. Although Corrie has been up there from day one he scraped the section win on a couple of times buy ounces. The battle for the remaining places in the top ten have been close all week and we have seen some great weights recorded by the anglers.
I hope all the anglers will agree with us when we say how much we have enjoyed the festival and had a great week, with so many of the anglers coming down in their club groups and with them forming friendships over the previous festivals it has been a good atmosphere all week with the anglers exchanging banter both on and off the banks.
Once again thank you to all the anglers that took part in this year's festival and congratulations to all especially our top three Corrie, Barry & Ian.
For all those anglers reading this that fished the festival don't forget we are after your blogs and stories from throughout the week so if you could email them to me it would be much appreciated - don't forget there is a prize on offer for the best one we receive back.
See you all for the 2011 Gaymers festival.