Old English Festival 2015

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This week we are holding our Old English festival where club anglers fish on Twin Oaks, Acorn & Canal, Python and Trewaters rotating over four days.

Old English Festival 2015
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Old English Festival 2015

We have a full house with 96 anglers fishing over 6 peg sections. The weather on day one wasn’t great with rain all day but the rest of the week is forecast to be sunny.

Let’s see how the anglers fished on day one…

Day One

‘A’ section, Twin Oaks

Craig Greenway was the lake winner today with 94lb 10oz, Craig fished pellet feeder from peg 17. Anthony Nolan on peg 15 finished in second place weighing in at 92lb 2oz. Finishing third on peg 12 with a weight of 85lb 8oz was Craig Cox. Nigel Lale took fourth place on peg 18 weighing in at 84lb 8oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Keith Pearson peg 9 6 points 74lb 5oz
Craig Greenway peg 17 6 points 94lb 10oz
Andy Brookman peg 21 6 points 43lb 8oz
Dave Gibb peg 33 6 points 52lb 14oz
‘B’ Section, Acorn & Canal

In first place on peg 18 Acorn was todays winner for B section with 58lb 10oz. Andy Gurd took second place on peg 19 Canal with a weight of 56lb 14oz fishing shallow with 6mm pellet. Finishing in third place was Tony Shine on peg 16 Acorn with 53lb 8oz. With a weight of 52lb 3oz Colin Ellaway finished in fourth place on Canal fishing maggot down the edge from peg 16.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Dave Parkinson peg 9 6 points 37lb 8oz
Andy Gurd peg 19 6 points 56lb 14oz
Will Sweeny peg 18 6 points 58lb 10oz
Tony Shine peg 16 6 points 53lb 8oz
‘C’ Section, Python

With 43lb 4oz Mick Warner secured himself first place on peg 11 Python. John Cain finished in second place with a weight of 34lb 8oz from peg 6. Gary Walker finished in third place on peg 14 with a weight of 30lb 4oz. David Williams had 29lb 8oz of peg 16 giving him fourth place.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Mick Warner peg 11 6 points 43lb 4oz
Gary Walker peg 14 6 points 30lb 4oz
Terry Pilgrim peg 26 6 points 24lb 7oz
Mark Clarke peg 30 6 points 18lb 12oz
‘D’ Section, Trewaters

Fishing pole at 13 metres with pellet feeder and meat down the edge, Kevin Carter took first place today on Trewaters with 67lb 2oz on peg 41. Taking second place on peg 19 with a weight of 52lb 10oz was Mark Read. Finishing third was Ian Carley fishing method feeder and down the edge with pellet from peg 45 and weighing 51lb 3oz. On peg 50 Stephen Baker finished in fourth place with a weight of 51lb 1oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Kevin Carter peg 41 6 points 67lb 2oz
Stephen Baker peg 50 6 points 51lb 1oz
Mark Read peg 19 6 points 52lb 10oz
Elliot Fay peg 26 6 points 49lb 10oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Craig Greenway 6 94lb 10oz
2nd Keith Pearson 6 74lb 5oz
3rd Kevin Carter 6 67lb 2oz
4th Will Sweeney 6 58lb 10oz
5th Andy Gurd 6 56lb 14oz
6th Tony Shine 6 53lb 10oz
7th David Gibbs 6 52lb 14oz
8th Mark Read 6 52lb 10oz
9th Steve Baker 6 51lb 1oz
10th Elliot Fay 6 49lb 10oz
11th Andy Brookman 6 43lb 8oz
12th Mick Warner 6 43lb 4oz
13th Dave Parkinson 6 37lb 8oz
14th Gary Walker 6 30lb 4oz
15th Terry Pilgrim 6 24lb 7oz
16th Mark Clark 6 18lb 12oz
17th Anthony Nolan 5 92lb 2oz
18th Ricky Broadway 5 53lb 6oz
19th Colin Ellaway 5 52lb 3oz
20th Ian Carley 5 51lb 3oz

Day Two

‘A’ section, Acorn & Canal

Keith Pearson was the lake winner today on Acorn with 82lb 2oz, Keith fished meat across from peg 1. Ian Turner on peg 3 Canal finished in second place weighing in at 63lb 3oz fishing down the edge with corn and pellet. Finishing third on peg 13 Acorn with a weight of 53lb 10oz was John Spowage, John fished corn. Brendan Turner took fourth place on peg 15 Acorn weighing in at 50lb 8oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Keith Pearson peg 1 6 points 82lb 2oz
John Spowage peg 13 6 points 53lb 10oz
Ian Turner peg 3 6 points 63lb 3oz
Josh Sawyer peg 18 6 points 37lb 8oz
‘B’ Section, Python

In first place on peg 14 was John Pilling who caught a weight of 53lb 8oz. Will Sweeney took second place on peg 33 with a weight of 44lb and caught with worm down the edge. Finishing in third place was Dave Parkinson on peg 15 with 27lb 12oz. With a weight of 24lb Kev Winfield finished in fourth place on peg 11.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Tony Shine peg 21 6 points 13lb 14oz
Will Sweeney peg 33 6 points 44lb
Kev Winfield peg 11 6 points 24lb
John Pilling peg 14 6 points 53lb 8oz
‘C’ Section, Trewaters

With a weight of 106lb 6oz David Williams secured himself first place on peg 45 fishing pellet feeder. Rob Frost finished in second place with a weight of 61lb 10oz, he fished 14 metres shallow with pellet from peg 34. Mick Warner finished in third place on peg 36 with a weight of 57lb 8oz fishing shallow with pellet. Fishing waggler John Cain took fourth place with 55lb 6oz from peg 40.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
David Williams peg 45 6 points 106lb 6oz
Paul Hains peg 48 6 points 44lb 12oz
Rob Frost peg 34 6 points 61lb 10oz
Steve Couch peg 23 6 points 38lb 12oz
‘D’ Section, Twin Oaks

Warren Cave took first place today on Twin Oaks with a weight of 101lb 10oz on peg 14, he fished bomb and pellet. Taking second place on peg 20 with a weight of 99lb 8oz was Elliot Fay, he fished bomb and feeder. Finishing third on peg 18 was David Mitchell who weighed in at 81lb. On peg 3 Ian Carley finished in fourth place with 75lb 12oz and fished method and pellet feeder with 8mm pellets.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Elliot Fay peg 20 6 points 99lb 8oz
Marcus Leek peg 32 6 points 33lb 4oz
Ian Carley peg 3 6 points 75lb 12oz
Warren Cave peg 14 6 points 101lb 10oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Keith Pearson 12 156lb 7oz
2nd Elliot Fay 12 149lb 2oz
3rd Will Sweeney 12 102lb 10oz
4th Tony Shine 12 67lb 8oz
5th Warrne Cave 11 139lb 0oz
6th David Williams 11 135lb 14oz
7th Ian Carley 11 126lb 15oz
8th Mick Warner 11 100lb 12oz
9th Dave Parkinson 11 65lb 4oz
10th John Cain 10 89lb 14oz
11th Andy Brookman 10 84lb 8oz
12th Robert Frost 10 73lb 14oz
13th Gary Walker 10 60lb 6oz
14th Darren Brown 10 56lb 1oz
15th Craig Greenway 9 114lb 12oz
16th Craig Cox 9 113lb 11oz
17th Lol Bud 9 91lb 3oz
18th Jeremy Benson 9 84lb 13oz
19th David Gibbs 9 72lb 10oz
20th Joshua Sawyer 9 72lb 10oz

Day Three

‘A’ section, Python

Josh Sawyer was the lake winner today on Python with 27lb 10oz and fished shallow with pellet from peg 11. Nigel Lale on peg 6 finished in second place weighing in at 18lb 6oz. Finishing third on peg 33 with 18lb 5oz was Keith Pearson. John Barnes took fourth place on peg 8 weighing in at 18lb.

Section Winners
Josh Sawyer peg 11 6 points 27lb 10oz
Claire Hollis peg 17 6 points 15lb 15oz
Charles Oakley peg 24 6 points 10lb
Keith Pearson peg 33 6 points 18lb 5oz
‘B’ Section, Trewaters

In first place on peg 51 was Jason Fay who caught on pellet feeder and meat down the edge and had 49lb 2oz. Richard Britten took second place on peg 47 with a weight of 48lb 10oz, Richard fished pellet feeder and corn. Finishing in third place was Dave Parkinson on peg 50 with 48lb 2oz. With a weight of 47lb 2oz Will Sweeney finished in fourth place on peg 48.

Section Winners
Reg Barras peg 45 6 points 34lb 15oz
Jason Fay peg 51 6 points 49lb 2oz
Steve Samme peg 34 6 points 42lb
Tim Greenwood peg 26 6 points 46lb 6oz
‘C’ Section, Twin Oaks

With a weight of 161lb 12oz David Williams secured himself first place on peg 17 fishing pellet feeder. Dave Woolgar finished in second place with 90lb 2oz from peg 14. Fishing pellet waggler and down the edge with worm Brain Baxter finished in third place on peg 2 with 80lb. Fishing bomb and pellet feeder Paul Tait had 72lb from peg 29 giving him fourth place.

Section Winners
Brian Baxter peg 2 6 points 80lb
David Williams peg 17 6 points 161lb 12oz
Melvyn Hodgson peg 24 6 points 66lb
Paul Tait peg 29 6 points 72lb
‘D’ Section, Acorn & Canal

Michael Evens took first place today with 55lb 2oz fishing worm and caster over the far side from peg 18 Canal. Taking second place on peg 7 Acorn with 47lb 10oz was Andy Poole, he fished shallow with worm. Finishing third on peg 10 Acorn was Kevin Carter who fished down the edge with worm and had 42lb 2oz. On peg 18 Acorn Steve Horton finished in fourth place with a weight of 41lb 2oz.

Section Winners
Andy Poole peg 7 6 points 47lb 10oz
Kevin Carter peg 10 6 points 42lb 2oz
Ian Carley peg 3 6 points 32lb 10oz
Michael Evans peg 18 6 points 55lb 2oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Keith Pearson 18 174lb 12oz
2nd David Williams 17 297lb 10oz
3rd Ian Carley 17 159lb 9oz
4th Warren Cave 16 175lb 0oz
5th Elliot Fay 16 171lb 14oz
6th Mick Warner 16 158lb 15oz
7th Tony Shine 16 94lb 1oz
8th John Cain 15 155lb 0oz
9th Will Sweeney 15 149lb 12oz
10th Dave Parkinson 15 113lb 6oz
11th Joshua Sawyer 15 100lb 4oz
12th Gary Walker 14 132lb 4oz
13th Kevin Carter 14 122lb 10oz
14th David Gibbs 14 81lb 14oz
15th Reg Barrass 14 72lb 11oz
16th Andy Poole 13 149lb 9oz
17th Brian Baxter 13 134lb 6oz
18th Lorenz Bud 13 131lb 13oz
19th Craig Cox 13 122lb 13oz
20th Michael Evans 13 121lb 1oz

Day Four

‘A’ section, Trewaters

Keith Pearson was the lake winner today on Trewaters with 69lb 14oz fishing from peg 41. Phillip Thornley on peg 53 finished in second place weighing in at 61lb 4oz. Finishing third on peg 25 with a weight of 46lb 14oz was David Gibbs. Scott Walker took fourth place on peg 29 weighing in at 46lb.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Charles Oakley peg 20 6 points 35lb 6oz
David Gibbs peg 25 6 points 46lb 14oz
Keith Pearson peg 41 6 points 69lb 14oz
Phillip Thornley peg 53 6 points 61lb 4oz
‘B’ Section, Twin Oaks

In first place on peg 14 was Tim Greenwood who 127lb 8oz with feeder at 6 metres. Andy Leamon took second place on peg 11 with a weight of 115lb 4oz, Andy fished feeder. Finishing in third place was John Pilling on peg 9 with 109lb 8oz. With a weight of 89lb 4oz Kev Wingfield finished in fourth place on peg 3 with waggler.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Mark Wardle peg 24 6 points 78lb 14oz
Colin Ellaway peg 36 6 points 83lb 3oz
John Pilling peg 9 6 points 109lb 8oz
Tim Greenwood peg 14 6 points 127lb 8oz
‘C’ Section, Acorn & Canal

With a weight of 81lb 9oz Mel Hodgson secured himself first place on peg 3 Canal fishing chopped worm. Dave Britten finished in second place with a weight of 54lb 2oz, he fished meat from peg 18 Canal. Ted Bud finished in third place on peg 6 Acorn with 51lb 12oz fishing bomb, pellet and top 2 with meat. Mike Chilley had a weight of 45lb 7oz on peg 1 Acorn giving him fourth place.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Mel Hodgson peg 3 6 points 81lb 9oz
Dave Britten peg 18 6 points 54lb 2oz
Ted Bud peg 6 6 points 52lb 12oz
Keith Killick peg 10 6 points 25lb 6oz
‘D’ Section, Python

Rob Durrant took first place today with 32lb 10oz on peg 20 fishing chopped worm. Taking second place on peg 29 with a weight of 29lb 14oz was Marcus Leek who fished micros and worm. Finishing third on peg 21 was Kevin Carter who had 22lb 7oz.On peg 33 Ian Carley finished in fourth place with a weight of 18lb 8oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Rob Durrant peg 20 6 points 32lb 10oz
Marcus Leek peg 29 6 points 29lb 14oz
Dave Mitchell peg 8 6 points 11lb 5oz
Mick Gibbs peg 16 6 points 16lb 2oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Keith Pearson 24 244lb 10oz
2nd David Williams 22 336lb 3oz
3rd Ian Carley 22 178lb 1oz
4th Mick Warner 21 172lb 6oz
5th Elliot Fay 20 189lb 14oz
6th Tony Shine 20 168lb 7oz
7th David Gibbs 20 128lb 12oz
8th Tim Greenwood 19 235lb 10oz
9th Gary Walker 19 156lb 7oz
10th Kevin Carter 19 145lb 1oz
11th Joshua Sawyer 19 138lb 8oz
12th Marcus Leek 19 124lb 15oz
13th Will Sweeny 18 232lb 6oz
14th Colin Ellaway 18 176lb 8oz
15th Lee Baker 18 174lb 8oz
16th Ted Bud 18 173lb 5oz
17th Charles Oakley 18 109lb 8oz
18th Nigel Lale 17 194lb 4oz
19th Warren Cave 17 184lb 14oz
20th Jason Fay 17 176lb 3oz
Old English Festival 2015
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Old English Festival 2015

We’ve come to the end of what is probably our most popular festival of the year and we are already nearly booked up for 2016. A massive congratulations goes to Keith Pearson for winning the festival and staying consistently at the top all week with a section win every day. In second place was David Williams and not far behind in third place was Ian Carley, well done!

Big thank you to Old English Cider for sponsoring the event and for the £1000 worth of prizes they generously supplied! We hope to see you all again next year, thanks again from everyone here at the Fishing Lodge