Bait Tech Festival 2016 from White Acres

Welcome to the White Acres Bait Tech Festival 2016.

It’s been a great turn out this year with numbers being up since last year’s festival we have 132 anglers fishing this time around. They will be fishing over 5 days in 8 peg sections rotating daily on lakes Pollawyn, Twin Oaks, Trelawney / Jennys / Trewaters, Python / Acorn / Canal and Bolingey.

The arrival weekend of the festival was sunny and dry, fingers crossed it will hold for the rest of the week. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bait Tech for sponsoring the festival once again.
Read on for the first day’s action…

Day One

‘A’ Section Pollawyn

Today’s winner on Pollawyn was Aaron Morton on peg 18 with 113lb 1oz, Aaron swapped between bomb and bread and meat on the waggler. Sam Morgan on peg 45 finished in second place weighing 70lb 80oz and fishing the long pole against the reeds with meat. Fishing bomb and waggler on meat from peg 25 was Gary Webber with 64lb 2oz. Russell Parsons took fourth place on peg 20 weighing in at 62lb 9oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Stuart Johnstone peg 1 8 points 54lb 14oz
Scott Russell peg 22 8 points 56lb 12oz
Aaron Morton peg 18 8 points 113lb 1oz
Colin Dumphy peg 32 8 points 45lb 8oz
‘B’ Section, Twin Oaks and Trelawney

In first place on peg 16 Twin Oaks was Paul Faiers with a weight of 134lb 5oz, Paul fished the bomb and the pole at 8 metres with meat. John Whincup took second place on peg 12 Twin Oaks with a weight of 121lb 8oz. Finishing in third place was Matt Barnett on peg 14 Twin Oaks with 109lb 10oz. With a weight of 107lb Shaun Barnett finished fourth place fishing meat from peg 31 Twin Oaks.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Paul Faiers peg 16 8 points 134lb 5oz
Shaun Barnett peg 31 8 points 107lb
Andy Geldart peg 6 8 points 97lb 8oz
Graham Elliott peg 22 8 points 100lb
‘C’ Section, Jennys and Trewaters

With a weight of 93lb 10oz Nick Speed secured himself first place on Trewaters peg 19 fishing meat down the edge. Martin Funnell finished in second place with a weight of 73lb on peg 53 Trewaters fishing bomb, meat and corn in the margins. In third place was Lee Taylor fishing meat shallow from peg 3 Jennys with a weight of 64lb 8oz. With a weight of 63lb 6oz Mark Jones fished corn down the margins on peg 41 Trewaters.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Lee Taylor peg 3 8 points 64lb 8oz
Des Shipp peg 20 8 points 61lb 2oz
Nick Speed peg 19 8 points 93lb 10oz
Martin Funnell peg 53 8 points 73lb
‘D’ Section, Python, Acorn and Canal

Paul Holland took first place today on Canal with a weight of 149lb 10oz on peg 19. Paul fished worm down the edge. With Mick Lees had 113lb 10oz also on Canal fishing chopped worm, meat and caster at 5 metres from peg 17. On peg 3 on Acorn Lee Edwards finished in third place with 93lb catching with meat and on the bomb. Keith Westgate took fourth in D section on Acorn with 86lb from peg 9.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Carl Williams peg 16 8 points 48lb 6oz
Neil Richards peg 22 8 points 54lb 10oz
Lee Edwards peg 3 8 points 93lb
Paul Holland peg 19 8 points 149lb 10oz
‘E’ Section, Bolingey

With a weight of 132lb 8oz Sam Powell finished first on Bolingey today on peg 5. In second place Wayne Kearney weighed in at 120lb 7oz on peg 46. Dan White finished third on peg 11 with a weight of 101lb 11oz. On peg 17 Mike Rogerson took fourth place with 93lb 2oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Sam Powell peg 5 8 points 132lb 8oz
Kevin Bennett peg 22 8 points 80lb 10oz
Dan White peg 11 8 points 101lb 11oz
Sean Clifford peg 31 8 points 90lb
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Paul Holland 8 149lb 10oz
2nd Paul Faiers 8 134lb 5oz
3rd Sam Powell 8 132lb 8oz
4th Aaron Morton 8 113lb 1oz
5th Shaun Barnett 8 107lb 0oz
6th Dan White 8 101lb 11oz
7th Graham Elliott 8 100lb 0oz
8th Andy Geldart 8 97lb 8oz
9th Nick Speed 8 93lb 10oz
10th Lee Edwards 8 93lb 0oz
11th Sean Clifford 8 90lb 0oz
12th Kevin Bennett 8 80lb 10oz
13th Martin Funnell 8 73lb 0oz
14th Lee Taylor 8 64lb 8oz
15th Des Shipp 8 61lb 2oz
16th Scott Russell 8 56lb 12oz
17th Stuart Johnstone 8 54lb 14oz
18th Neil Richards 8 54lb 10oz
19th Carl Williams 8 48lb 6oz
20th Colin Dumphy 8 45lb 8oz

Day Two

‘A’ Section, Twin Oaks and Trelawney

Today’s winner on Trelawney was Lewis Walker on peg 16 with 143lb 13oz fishing meat and down the edge. Aaron Morton on peg 8 Twin Oaks finished in second place weighing in at 132lb 8oz. Aaron caught on the bomb with meat. Finishing third on peg 4 Twin Oaks with a weight of 119lb 5oz was Tony Biggins. Fishing Corn and Caster down the edge Steve Daniels took fourth place on peg 31 Twin Oaks weighing in at 112lb 13oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Aaron Morton peg 6 8 points 132lb 8oz
Steve Daniels peg 31 8 points 112lb 13oz
Lewis Walker peg 16 8 points 143lb 13oz
James Dent peg 29 8 points 71lb 6oz
‘B’ Section, Trewaters and Jennys

In first place on peg 53 Trewaters was Nigel Cornwell with a weight of 138lb 1oz, Nigel fished meat short and on the bomb. Andy Geldart took second place on peg 27 Trewaters with a weight of 132lb 8oz fishing bomb and bread to start with then later on fishing meat and waggler. Finishing in third place was John Whincup on peg 51 Trewaters with 131lb 14oz fishing bomb and meat at 5 metres. With a weight of 88lb 10oz Chris Downs finished in fourth place fishing bomb and meat from peg 31 Trewaters.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Alan Crouch peg 5 8 points 43lb 8oz
Paul Christie peg 16 8 points 60lb 2oz
Andy Geldart peg 27 8 points 132lb 8oz
Nigel Cornwell peg 53 8 points 138lb 1oz
‘C’ Section, Python, Acorn and Canal

With a weight of 119lb 2oz James Howarth secured himself first place on Canal fishing worm across from peg 5. Nick Speed finished in second place with a weight of 108lb 14oz on peg 17 Acorn, Nick fished the pole at 5 metres on bomb and bread. In third place was Dean Hunt on peg 19 Canal with a weight of 87lb 8oz. Fishing meat down the edge and with a weight of 65lb 6oz was Chris Telling on peg 3 Acorn.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Giles Cochrane peg 14 8 points 19lb 4oz
Nigel Bond peg 22 8 points 33lb 4oz
Nick Speed peg 17 8 points 108lb 14oz
James Howarth peg 5 8 points 119lb 2oz
‘D’ Section, Bolingey

Kevin Wadge took first place today on Bolingey with a weight of 186lb 2oz fishing corn and meat short from peg 44. With 176lb 2oz was Steve Conway on peg 36 catching with worm. On peg 13 Andy Leathers had 168lb 6oz with meat and corn down the edge. With 148lb 7oz Andrew Lloyd fished from peg 27.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Paul Holland peg 7 8 points 124lb
Andy Leathers peg 13 8 points 168lb 6oz
Andrew Lloyd peg 27 8 points 148lb 7oz
Kevin Wadge peg 44 8 points 186lb 2oz
‘E’ Section, Pollawyn

With a weight of 132lb 13oz Alan Scotthorne finished first on Pollawyn fishing pole and waggler from peg 28. In second place Sam Powell weighed in at 86lb 4oz on peg 16, Sam fished at 6 metres with meat. Dave White finished third on peg 27 with 84lb 4oz. On peg 30 Stephen Baraclough took fourth place with 70lb 15oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Rob Wootton peg 7 8 points 41lb 8oz
Sam Powell peg 16 8 points 86lb 4oz
Alan Scotthorne peg 28 8 points 132lb 13oz
Nick Crouch peg 34 8 points 70lb 12oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Paul Holland 16 273lb 10oz
2nd Aaron Morton 16 245lb 9oz
3rd Andy Geldart 16 230lb 0oz
4th Sam Powell 16 218lb 12oz
5th Nick Speed 16 202lb 8oz
6th Nigel Cornwell 15 212lb 1oz
7th James Howarth 15 164lb 3oz
8th Neil Richards 15 155lb 9oz
9th Scott Russell 15 146lb 4oz
10th Dan White 15 139lb 7oz
11th Kevin Bennett 15 113lb 2oz
12th John Whincup 14 253lb 6oz
13th Chris Downs 14 187lb 2oz
14th Graham Elliott 14 177lb 12oz
15th Andrew Lloyd 14 176lb 3oz
16th Sean Clifford 14 157lb 8oz
17th Kev Sims 14 125lb 6oz
18th James Dent 14 112lb 0oz
19th Des Shipp 14 94lb 11oz
20th Colin Dumphy 14 87lb 2oz

Day Three

‘A’ Section, Jennys and Trewaters

Today’s winner on Trewaters was James Dent on peg 27 with 115lb 14oz, James fished bomb and meat. Colin Dumphy on peg 29 Trewaters finished in second place with 100lb fishing corn down the edge. Finishing third on peg 17 and with a weight of 94lb 2oz was Callum Dicks fishing the short pole with meat. Tony Biggins took fourth place on peg 51 weighing in at 91lb 12oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Richard Kinning peg 9 8 points 66lb 10oz
Callum Dicks peg 17 8 points 94lb 2oz
James Dent peg 27 8 points 114lb 14oz
Tony Biggins peg 51 8 points 91lb 12oz
‘B’ Section, Python, Acorn and Canal

In first place on peg 17 Acorn was Clive Hamilton with a weight of 106lb 14oz, Clive fished meat down the edge and at 5 metres. Jamie Parkhouse took second place on peg 15 Acorn with 97lb 6oz fishing down the edge on corn and short with meat. Finishing in third place was Andy Geldart on peg 3 Acorn with 89lb 14oz. With a weight of 78lb 3oz Matt Barnett finished fourth place on peg 13 Canal.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Glenn Calvert peg 16 8 points 35lb 10oz
Graham Elliott peg 26 8 points 49lb 4oz
Clive Hamilton peg 17 8 points 106lb 14oz
Matt Barnett peg 13 8 points 78lb 3oz
‘C’ Section, Bolingey

With a massive weight of 217lb secured himself first place fishing meat and corn, 5 metres and in the margin from peg 44. Dean Hunt finished in second place with a weight of 156lb on peg 47 fishing meat at 5 meters. In third place was Chris Davis, who fished meat on the bomb and meat down the margins, from peg 26 and had 152lb 12oz. With a weight of 152lb 8oz Steven Knowles fished meat and corn in the margin from peg 10.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Dean Hunt peg 47 8 points 156lb
Chris Davis peg 26 8 points 152lb 12oz
Steven Knowles peg 10 8 points 152lb 8oz
Des Shipp peg 44 8 points 217lb
‘D’ Section, Pollawyn

Lee Edwards took first place today on Pollawyn with a weight of 103lb 4oz on peg 25. Lee caught everything on the bomb. With 97lb 2oz Scott Puddy fished meat on the short pole from peg 20. Fishing on the bomb with bread was Tom Scholey who finished joint third on the lake with Shaun Sylvester who both weighed 68lb 12oz, Tom from peg 36 and Shaun on peg 19.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Andrew Lloyd peg 13 8 points 58lb 4oz
Paul Holmes peg 21 8 points 59lb 8oz
Lee Edwards peg 25 8 points 103lb 4oz
Tom Scholey peg 36 8 points 68lb 12oz
‘E’ Section, Twin Oaks and Trelawney

With a weight of 197lb 12oz Rob Wootton finished first on Twin Oaks today fishing short with meat from peg 33. In second place Alan Scotthorne weighed in at 151lb on peg 35 Twin Oaks, Alan fished meat down the edge. Nick Crouch finished third on peg 14 Trelawney with a weight of 127lb, Nick Fished meat down the edge. Fishing worm down the edge form peg 4 Twin Oaks Andy Reid took fourth place with 123lb 10oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Andy Reid peg 4 8 points 123lb 10oz
Rob Wootton peg 33 8 points 197lb 12oz
Nick Crouch peg 14 8 points 127lb
Stephen Baraclough peg 23 8 points 96lb 8oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Sam Powell 23 321lb 8oz
2nd Nick Speed 22 337lb 8oz
3rd Andy Geldart 22 319lb 14oz
4th Des Shipp 22 311lb 11oz
5th Andrew Lloyd 22 234lb 7oz
6th James Dent 22 227lb 14oz
7th Graham Elliott 22 227lb 0oz
8th John Whincup 21 288lb 2oz
9th Sean Clifford 21 275lb 8oz
10th Chris Downs 21 263lb 1oz
11th Callum Dicks 21 229lb 2oz
12th Stephen Baraclough 21 226lb 5oz
13th Dan White 21 220lb 11oz
14th Colin Dumphy 21 187lb 2oz
15th Alan Scotthorne 20 327lb 3oz
16th Rob Wootton 20 316lb 11oz
17th Paul Holland 20 307lb 14oz
18th Aaron Morton 20 280lb 13oz
19th Lee Edwards 20 280lb 8oz
20th Mick Lees 20 257lb 8oz

Day Four

‘A’ Section, Python, Acorn and Canal

Today’s winner on Acorn was Neil Gaff on peg 15 with 106lb 3oz, Neil fished meat swapping between long and short pole. Andy Power on peg 7 Acorn finished in second place weighing in at 90lb 4oz fishing short with corn and down the edge on meat. Finishing third and fishing short down the edge with meat from peg 15 Canal was Callum Dicks with 85lb 10oz. Neil Anderson took fourth place on peg 3 Acorn weighing in at 69lb 8oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Scott Russell peg 12 8 points 40lb 8oz
Alan Talbot peg 22 8 points 46lb 10oz
Neil Gaff peg 15 8 points 106lb 3oz
Callum Dicks peg 15 8 points 85lb 10oz

‘B’ Section, Bolingey

In first place on peg 27 was Nigel Cornwell with 156lb 15oz, Nigel fished long with meat.Andy Geldart took second place on peg 42 with a weight of 142lb 11oz, Andy fished meat at 6 metres. Fishing the long pole with corn over hemp Scott Thomas finished in third place on peg 46 with 137lb 5oz. With a weight of 129lb 5oz Graham Elliott finished fourth on peg 38.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Scott Thomas peg 46 8 points 137lb 5oz
Lee Prophet peg 14 8 points 79lb 2oz
Nigel Cornwell peg 27 8 points 156lb 15oz
Andy Geldart peg 42 8 points 142lb 11oz

‘C’ Section, Pollawyn

With a weight of 126lb James Howarth secured himself first place on Pollawyn today fishing meat to the island from peg 45. Michael Wheatley finished in second place with 65lb 14oz on peg 20. In third place was Kelvin Acton on peg 22 with 64lb 6oz. With a weight of 63lb 8oz was Mick Herbert on peg 27 fishing meat in the margins.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Nick Speed peg 7 8 points 49lb 2oz
Kelvin Acton peg 22 8 points 64lb 6oz
James Howarth peg 45 8 points 126lb
Dean Hunt peg 43 8 points 54lb 4oz

‘D’ Section, Trelawney

Tony Butler took first place today on Trelawney with a weight of 142lb 12oz fishing led and meat from peg 4. With 140lb Gavin Bridge fished meat and corn at 5 metres from peg 35. On peg 10 Paul Holland finished in fourth place with 135lb 10oz. Kevin Wadge had 132lb 15oz from peg 12.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Tony Butler peg 4 8 points 142lb 12oz
Gavin Bridge peg 35 8 points 140lb
Mick Lees peg 12 8 points 124lb 4oz
Jason Smith peg 23 8 points 66lb 14oz

‘E’ Section, Jennys and Trewaters

With a weight of 100lb 9oz Dan White finished first on Trewaters today fishing meat at 8 metres from peg 39. In second place was Sean Clifford with 94lb 4oz on peg 51 Trewaters, Sean fished bomb and 5 metres with meat. Wayne Kearney finished third on peg 31 Trewaters with a weight of 93lb 8oz fishing bomb and bread and meat over groundbait in the margins. On peg 16 Jennys Rob Wootton took fourth with 87lb 8oz catching mainly short with meat.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Bradley Gibbons peg 4 8 points 77lb 6oz
Rob Wootton peg 16 8 points 87lb 8oz
Wayne Kearney peg 31 8 points 93lb 8oz
Dan White peg 39 8 points 100lb 9oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Andy Geldart 30 462lb 9oz
2nd Nick Speed 30 386lb 10oz
3rd Graham Elliott 29 356lb 5oz
4th Dan White 29 321lb 4oz
5th Callum Dicks 29 314lb 12oz
6th James Dent 29 267lb 7oz
7th Rob Wootton 28 404lb 3oz
8th Mick Lees 28 381lb 12oz
9th Sean Clifford 28 369lb 12oz
10th John Whincup 28 358lb 12oz
11th Des Shipp 28 356lb 1oz
12th Scott Russell 28 265lb 4oz
13th Paul Holland 27 443lb 8oz
14th Lee Edwards 27 403lb 14oz
15th Nigel Cornwell 27 389lb 0oz
16th Alan Scotthorne 27 388lb 9oz
17th Sam Powell 27 374lb 10oz
18th James Howarth 27 364lb 3oz
19th Dean Hunt 27 335lb 12oz
20th Andrew Lloyd 27 331lb 12oz

Day Five

‘A’ Section, Bolingey

Today’s winner on Bolingey was Andy Power on peg 40 with 178lb 8oz, Andy fished at 5 metres with meat and corn. Gary Webber on peg 27 finished in second weighing in at 112lb 10oz fishing the long pole at 5 metres with meat. Finishing third on peg 7 with 112lb 8oz was Callum Dicks, Callum fished the long pole with meat. Steve Sanders took fourth on peg 46 weighing in at 110lb 8oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Callum Dicks peg 7 8 points 112lb 8oz
Roger Brown peg 26 8 points 98lb 12oz
Gary Webber peg 27 8 points 112lb 10oz
Andy Power peg 40 8 points 178lb 8oz
‘B’ Section, Pollawyn

In first place on peg 21 was Nigel Cornwell with a weight of 125lb 14oz, Nigel fished meat on the pole. Dave Geldart took second place fishing waggler and meat from peg 27 and had 93lb 14oz. Finishing in third place was Atila Szekeres on peg 30 with 84lb 6oz fishing waggler and meat. With a weight of 66lb 4oz Andy Geldart finished fourth place on peg 34 fishing meat on the pole.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Matt Barnett peg 13 8 points 47lb 2oz
Nigel Cornwell peg 21 8 points 125lb 14oz
Dave Geldart peg 27 8 points 93lb 14oz
Andy Geldart peg 34 8 points 66lb 4oz
‘C’ Section, Twin Oaks and Trelawney

With a weight of 157lb Des Shipp secured himself first place fishing 5 metres down the edge on meat from peg 10 Trelawney. Giles Cochrane finished in second place with a weight of 155lb 4oz on peg 8 Twin Oaks fishing meat at 5 metres. In third place was Chris Davis on peg 14 Twin Oaks with a weight of 119lb 6oz. Fishing worm down the edge and meat at 5 metres was James Howarth with 116lb 12oz from peg 23 Twin Oaks.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Giles Cochrane peg 8 8 points 155lb 4oz
James Howarth peg 23 8 points 116lb 12oz
Des Shipp peg 10 8 points 157lb
Les Wright peg 22 8 points 101lb 2oz
‘D’ Section, Jennys and Trewaters

Neil Richards took first place today on Trewaters with 122lb 2oz from peg 53. Neil swapped between the long and short pole with meat and corn. With 103lb 14oz was Paul Holland on peg 21 Trewaters fishing the short pole with meat and corn. On peg 37 Trewaters Carl Williams finished third with 101lb 10oz fishing 16 metres down the margins with meat. Fishing meat from peg 9 Jennys was Pete Currell who bagged 88lb 2oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Pete Currell peg 9 8 points 88lb 2oz
Scott Puddy peg 16 8 points 50lb 12oz
Paul Holland peg 21 8 points 103lb 14oz
Neil Richards peg 53 8 points 122lb 2oz
‘E’ Section, Python, Acorn and Canal

With 94lb 5oz Bob Williams finished first on Acorn today on peg 15. Bob caught on meat at 16 metres. In second place Rob Wootton weighed in at 91lb 15oz fishing short with meat from peg 5 Acorn. Stephen Baraclough finished third on peg 11 Canal with a weight of 77lb 10oz fishing the long pole on worm. On peg 13 Canal Bradley Gibbons took fourth with 76lb 9oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Sam Powell peg 13 8 points 36lb 3oz
Wayne Kearney peg 22 8 points 42lb 4oz
Bob Williams peg 15 8 points 94lb 5oz
Stephen Baraclough peg 11 8 points 77lb 10oz

Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Andy Geldart 38 (Dropping 6) 528lb 13oz
2nd Callum Dicks 37 (Dropping 6) 427lb 4oz
3rd Paul Holland 35 (Dropping 4) 547lb 6oz
4th Nigel Cornwell 35 (Dropping 4) 514lb 14oz
5th Rob Wootton 35 (Dropping 4) 496lb 2oz
6th James Howarth 35 (Dropping 4) 480lb 15oz
7th Sam Powell 35 (Dropping 4) 410lb 13oz
8th Des Shipp 36 (Dropping 6) 513lb 1oz
9th Nick Speed 35 (Dropping 5) 463lb 6oz
10th Dean Hunt 34 (Dropping 4) 443lb 12oz
11th Sean Clifford 35 (Dropping 6) 390lb 10oz
12th Dan White 35 (Dropping 6) 340lb 0oz
13th Andrew Lloyd 34 (Dropping 5) 413lb 6oz
14th Scott Russell 34 (Dropping 5) 369lb 0oz
15th Neil Richards 34 (Dropping 5) 367lb 11oz
16th Lee Edwards 33 (Dropping 4) 483lb 4oz
17th Graham Elliott 33 (Dropping 4) 369lb 7oz
18th James Dent 33 (Dropping 4) 363lb 1oz
19th Stephen Baraclough 32 (Dropping 3) 346lb 3oz
20th John Whincup 35 (Dropping 7) 388lb 2oz

Well that’s the end of another Bait Tech festival and what a week it’s been! The sun has been shinning every day with the exception of Friday where there were small bouts of rain throughout the day and there have been some great weights coming in from all our lakes.

Bait Tech Festival 2016 Winners

Bait Tech Festival 2016 Winners. 1st Andy Geldart, 2nd Callum Dicks, 3rd Paul Holland – well done guys!

Massive congratulations to Andy Geldart for winning the festival, Andy won his section four days out of the five and dropped his lowest point of 6 on day three on Acorn. Well done to Calum Dicks for finishing a close second and to Paul Holland for taking third place overall.

Next year’s festival will be our new sponsor Frenzee and starts on the week commencing Saturday 25th March 2017 so get booking now!

As always a huge thank you to this year’s sponsor Bait Tech for your support and the prizes you kindly contribute.

Thanks from all the Fisheries team