Winners Week Festival 2011
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As an extra reward for all of our match winners throughout the year and some festival lake winners we hold a three day mini festival with £1000 up for grabs for the winner, £600 for second & £400 for third.
52 anglers are fishing the three day event this year and they will be fishing in rotation on Pollawyn, Twin Oaks & Jennys. The anglers are made up of a mixture of people that have already been here for one or two weeks plus those that have come back for this week only.
This week is a bit more chilled out compared to our other main festivals and although the anglers mean business there is also a lot more banter on the banks and late nights in the bar.
Read through to see how the festival has gone this week.
As it is a free holiday sometimes people do not let us know they are not coming so rather than drawing sections prior to arrival then the numbers being messed up we always have a random draw on the first day of the festival which will not only determine the peg they will be fishing that day but also their rotation over the three days.
The temperature has gradually been dropping again after a glorious weekend and there are a few heavy showers forecast and after two weeks of being fished in the festival we shall just have to see how the anglers get on today.
A Section Pollawyn
It was a mixed day on Pollawyn with one section fishing a lot better than the other but they were both tight when it came to points. Ian Ford on peg 22 took the match win with 48lb 15oz, Ian caught on the pole at 16 meters with worm and casters and down the edge on meat. It was a joint weight for second with both Kieron Rich & Steve Parker weighing in with 40lb 1oz. Kieron was on peg 20 and caught on the long pole with meat and pellet and Steve caught on the long pole with worm and casters from peg 21.
Ian Ford peg 22 9 points 48lb 15oz
Tony Hewson peg 19 9 points 29lb 14oz
B Section Twin Oaks
It was a slow day on Twin oaks and as like last week the early pegs in the first section fished hard, the back lake also fished hard apart from one weight but it was tight for points with most of the anglers having round the 20lbs mark. Steve Parry on peg 10 was the match winner with 113lb 3oz, Steve caught on the bomb with meat. Jake Dye weighed in with 96lb 8oz to take second, Jake caught on the bomb and pellet from peg 14. Third was Gary Wills, Gary was on peg 12 and caught on the pellet waggler and long and short on the pole with pellet for a weight of 72lb 4oz.
Steve Parry peg 10 9 points 113lb 3oz
Chris Kitchin peg 35 9 points 68lb 6oz
C Section Jennys
We haven't used Jennys for a couple of years in this mini event but as the water level is still slightly down on Trelawney and it is fishing hard we have but this lake in. On Saturdays final the fish were not in the expected place so we shall see what this week brings for the anglers. Winning today with 65lb 4oz was Philip Sellers, Philip was on peg 8 and caught on the method with maggot. Dave Geldart on peg 20 was second with 55lb 11oz, Dave caught on the method with pellet. Third was Tom Rycroft, Tom was on peg 4 and caught on the method with pellet for a weight of 48lb 11oz.
Philip Sellers peg 8 9 points 65lb 4oz
Dave Geldart peg 20 9 points 55lb 11oz
Here is how our first top ten looks
Overall Top Ten
|1st|| Steve Parry
||9 points||113lb 3oz|
|2nd|| Chris Kitchin
||9 points||68lb 6oz|
|3rd|| Philip Sellers
||9 points||65lb 4oz|
|4th|| Dave Geldart
||9 points||55lb 11oz|
|5th|| Ian Ford
||9 points||48lb 15oz|
|6th|| Tony Hewson
||9 points||29lb 14oz|
|7th|| Jake Dye
||8 points||96lb 8oz|
|8th|| Tom Rycroft
||8 points||48lb 11oz|
|9th|| = Kieron Rich & Steve Parry
||8 points||40lb 1oz|
|10th||Steve Parker||8 points||36lb|
A section win on the first day has set these anglers up to a flying start so they will be hoping to repeat the performance tomorrow; we shall see what the rest of the week brings.
It seems to be getting colder by the day and we are having very heavy rain overnight and in the early hours. All the anglers will be looking for top wins once again today and will we see anyone on maximum points?
A Section Twin Oaks
It was a better day all round on Twin Oaks and even though the winning weights were not as big and the early pegs are still struggling there was still a general improvement across the board. Tony Wynnick was the lake winner today; Tony was on peg 14 and caught on the bomb and pellet and on the pole at 5 meters with meat for a weight of 80lb 8oz. Second with 60lb 5oz was Alan Hodgeon on peg 18. Kieron Rich weighed in with 58lb11 to take third; Kieron was on peg 19 and caught mainly F1's on the deck at 13 meters with worm and casters.
Tony Wryneck peg 14 9 points 80lb 8oz
Kieron Rich peg 19 9 points 58lb 11oz
B Section Jennys
The weights were spread out across Jennys today with most of the anglers building up a good weight but it was a struggle for a couple. 71lb 7oz was the winning weight today and this came from Keith Pentland on peg 3, Keith caught shallow on the pole at 13 meters with pellet. Shaun Stenton on peg 19 was second, Shaun caught on the method with maggot for a weight of 58lb 9oz. Third with 51lb 12oz was Ant King, Ant was on peg 16 and caught 40 F1's on the method and about 10lb of carp on the pole at 13 meters with worm.
Keith Pentland peg 3 9 points 71lb 7oz
Shaun Stenton peg 19 9 points 58lb 9oz
C Section Pollawyn
Better overall weights from Pollawyn today but the back up weights were not as good and a couple of the anglers really struggled for a bite today. Tony Hopper was the lake winner with 77lb 8oz; Tony was on peg 29 and caught down the middle on the pellet feeder. Martin Holmes on peg 25 weighed in with 55lb 4oz to take second, Martin caught on the pole at 6 meters with meat. Third was Mark Littlewood, Mark caught on the straight lead with pellet for a weight of 53lb 4oz from peg 27.
Tony Hopper peg 29 9 points 77lb 8oz
Tom Rycroft peg 24 9 points 46lb 1oz
Overall Top Ten
|1st|| Ian Ford
||17 points||99lb 9oz|
|2nd|| Kieron Rich
||17 points||98lb 12oz|
|3rd|| Tom Rycroft
||17 points||94lb 12oz|
|4th|| Tony Wynnick
|5th|| Keith Pentland
||15 points||93lb 13oz|
|6th|| Martin Holmes
||15 points||90lb 5oz|
|7th|| Steve Parker
||15 points||86lb 2oz|
|8th|| Ant King
||15 points||77lb 5oz|
|9th|| Tony Hewson
|10th||Steve Parry||14 points||144lb 6oz|
No anglers on maximum points but the points are once again very close as is the weight meaning it is all still to play for on the final day.
Wednesday is a rest day for some of the anglers whilst others choose to fish the residents match that we hold, so will those fishing the match gain in strength or will those that have taken a break benefit more? Join us for the final day of the festival.
The final day, with the lakes already showing a bit of form this week those anglers that are in with a shout at the title know where they fancy drawing today so we shall have to see who the bag is kind to today. With no angler on maximum points it does open things up so read on to find out how things go on the final day and who is our Winners Week Champion 2011.
A Section Jennys
Good weights once again up on Jennys today with the results coming from across the whole section and also reasonable back up weights. Tony Hewson on peg 16 took the win with 66lb 1oz, Tony caught on the pole with pellet at 13 meters. Mark Halliwell on peg 17 weighed in with 60lb 2oz to take second. Ian Ford was on peg 5 and was third with 50lb 15oz, Ian caught on the pole at 16 meters with chopped worm and casters.
Tony Hewson peg 16 9 points 66lb 1oz
Ian Ford peg 5 9 points 50lb 15oz
B Section Pollawyn
Apart from the winner it was a bit of a struggle on Pollawyn today, some of the weights were very close when it came to points and it seems as if the fish are still moving about the lake as the weights in each area seem to change on a daily basis. Chris Kitchin took the lake win today, Chris was on peg 13 and caught on the pole at 16 meters with meat for a weight of 70lb 13oz. Alex Hulme on peg 25 weighed in with 47lb 13oz to take second, Alex caught on the bomb with pellet. Third was Jake Dye, Jake was on peg 32 and weighed in with 38lb 4oz caught on the pole long with pellet and short with meat.
Chris Kitchin peg 13 9 points 70lb 13oz
Jake Dye peg 32 9 points 38lb 4oz
C Section Twin Oaks
Still hardly a ripple over on Twin Oaks but there was a few better results today with it being very close in the section on the high pegged lake. Today's winner with 123lb 6oz was Jason Smith; Jason was on peg 16 and caught on the pole down the edge with meat. Second was Peter Bennet on peg 19, Peter caught on the method and down the edge on paste for a weight of 69lb 9oz. Mark Littlewood weighed in with 60lb 1oz to take third, Mark was on peg 8 and caught on the pole at 7 and 8 meters with corn.
Jason Smith peg 14 9 points 123lb 6oz
Peter Bennett peg 19 9 points 62lb 9oz
After the three day mini event here is how our top has ended up.
Overall Top Ten
|1st|| Ian Ford
||26 points||150lb 8oz|
|2nd||Tony Hewson||24 points||126lb 1oz|
|3rd||Keith Pentland||23 points||130lb 11oz|
|4th||Jake Dye||22 points||161lb 8oz|
|5th|| Chris Kitchin
|6th||Tony Wynnick||22 points||130lb 1oz|
|7th||Tom Rycroft||22 points||120lb 5oz|
|8th||Peter Bennett||22 points||108lb 10oz|
|9th||Ant King||22 points||103lb 11oz|
|10th||Kieron Rich||21 points||120lb 14oz|
With a 2 point advantage and a possible 26 out of 27 points Ian Ford takes the champions title for 2011.
Once again it came down to the final day and with points won and lost across the board it has given us a shake in the up ten but with another section win Ian firmly has cemented his place in the top spot.
That was the 2011 winners week, next year we will see a different line up of names battling it out for the overall title and possibly some familiar names back again if they have another match win but until then thank you and congratulations to all of the anglers that have fished this week and for making it such a friendly and sociable occasion.