Preston Pairs Festival 2015

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Another week and another festival! This week is our Preston Pairs Festival which is open to pairs of anglers fishing Twin Oaks and Trewaters over four days. We have 30 pairs fishing over 5 peg sections. The pairs were drawn into sections where they would be fishing at the same venue but on opposite lakes.

A massive thank you to Preston Innovations for once again sponsoring the festival

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

Day One

‘A’ section, Twin Oaks 1 – 18

Sean Kelly was the lake winner on Twin Oaks today with 111lb fishing method and meat from peg 10. Jake Gallagher on peg 3 finished in second place weighing in at 102lb 6oz, he fished bomb at 8 metres. Finishing third on peg 15 with a weight of 101lb 10oz was Colin Dumphy, Colin fished method. Kevin Penfold took fourth place on peg 12 weighing in at 94lb 6oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Jake Gallagher peg 3 5 points 102lb 6oz
Sean Kelly peg 10 5 points 111lb
Colin Dumphy peg 15 5 points 101lb 10oz
‘B’ Section, Trewaters 19 – 36

In first place on peg 24 was Steve Prowse who caught a weight of 62lb 6oz. Robert Taylor took second place on peg 33 with a weight of 51lb 9oz. Finishing in third place was Nick Jones on peg 26 with 45lb 7oz. With a weight of 43lb 14oz Andy Patterson finished in fourth place on peg 29.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Robert Taylor peg 33 5 points 51lb 9oz
Steve Prowse peg 24 5 points 62lb 6oz
Nick Jones peg 26 5 points 45lb 7oz
‘C’ Section, Twin Oaks 19 – 36

With a weight of 76lb 4oz Harry Billing secured himself first place on peg 23. Craig O’Connor finished in second place with a weight of 66lb 10oz, he fished on peg 22. Sam Hughes finished in third place on peg 28 with a weight of 61lb 12oz. Andy Forbes had a weight of 52lb 7oz on peg 35 giving him fourth place.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Harry Billing peg 23 5 points 76lb 4oz
Sam Hughes peg 28 5 points 61lb 12oz
Andy Forbes peg 35 5 points 52lb 8oz
‘D’ Section, Trewaters 37 – 54

Martin Williams took first place today with a weight of 83lb 14oz on peg 51. Taking second place on peg 53 with a weight of 45lb 2oz was Simon Gould. Finishing third on peg 41 was Peter Upperton who weighed in at 40lb 6oz. On peg 54 Francis O’Reilly finished in fourth place with a weight of 38lb 6oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Peter Upperton peg 41 5 points 40lb 6oz
Ian Ridgeway peg 49 5 points 38lb 6oz
Martin Williams peg 51 5 points 83lb 14oz
Top Ten
Position Name Points Weight
1st C Dumphy & H Billing 10 177lb 14oz
2nd J Gallagher & S Hughes 10 164lb 2oz
3rd R Taylor & P Upperton 10 91lb 15oz
4th A Patterson & I Ridgeway 9 82lb 4oz
5th N Jones & N White 9 77lb 9oz
6th C O’Connor & G Davis 8 158lb 2oz
7th K Penfold & A Regan 8 140lb 0oz
8th J Smith & N Jellis 8 81lb 6oz
9th S Prowse & R Penkethman 8 75lb 3oz
10th I Sutton & M Williams 7 101lb 2oz

Day Two

‘A’ section, Trewaters 19 – 36

Jake Gallagher was the lake winner today with 68lb 11oz on peg 29. Kevin Penfold on peg 26 finished in second place weighing in at 55lb 6oz. Finishing third on peg 24 with a weight of 43lb 12oz was Joathan Smith. Sean Kelly took fourth place on peg 32 weighing in at 32lb 13oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Antonio Poynter peg 33 5 points 28lb 6oz
Jonathan Smith peg 24 5 points 43lb 12oz
Jake Gallagher peg 29 5 points 68lb 11oz
‘B’ Section, Twin Oaks 19 – 36

In first place on peg 29 was Steve Prowse who had 83lb 1oz.
Chris Hancock took second place on peg 30 with a weight of 70lb 8oz.
Finishing in third place was Simon Watson on peg 21 with 66lb 6oz.
With a weight of 43lb Adrian Clark finished in fourth place on peg 34.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Simon Watson peg 21 5 points 66lb 6oz
Steve Prowse peg 29 5 points 83lb 1oz
Gaynor Mills peg 35 5 points 68lb 12oz
‘C’ Section, Trewaters 37 – 54

With a weight of 45lb 7oz Harry Billing secured himself first place on peg 38, he fished method with ground bait and maggot. Brad Kelly finished in second place with a weight of 28lb fishing method and meat from peg 39. Fishing pole with caster Rob Jenkins finished in third place on peg 40 with 27lb 2oz. Sam Cortese had 24lb 13oz from peg 41 with method feeder giving him fourth place.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Harry Billing peg 38 5 points 45lb 7oz
Lee Kendrick peg 43 5 points 22lb 8oz
Andy Forbes peg 53 5 points 22lb 15oz
‘D’ Section, Twin Oaks 1 – 18

Shaun Bloomfield took first place today with a weight of 150lb 3oz on peg 17, he fished bomb and 8mm pellets. Taking second place on peg 9 with a weight of 102lb 10oz was Francis O’Reilly fishing bomb at 14 metres. Finishing third on peg 3 was Roy Penkethman who had a weight of 100lb 12oz fishing method. On peg 4 Pete Upperton finished in fourth place with a weight of 79lb 2oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Roy Penkethman peg 3 5 points 100lb 12oz
Francis O’Reilly peg 9 5 points 102lb 10oz
Shaun Bloomfield peg 17 5 points 150lb 3oz
Top Ten
Position Name Points Weight
1st J Gallagher & S Hughes 19 254lb 6oz
2nd S Prowse & R Penkethman 18 259lb 0oz
3rd H Billing & C Dumphy 18 245lb 8oz
4th R Taylor & P Upperton 16 198lb 9oz
5th A Williams & F O’Reilly 15 219lb 15oz
6th S Watson & N Collier 15 163lb 14oz
7th A Patterson & I Ridgeway 14 169lb 2oz
8th N Jones & N White 14 167lb 13oz
9th J Smith & N Jellis 14 136lb 8oz
10th A Poynter & M Parrett 14 109lb 7oz

Day Three

‘A’ section, Twin Oaks 19 – 36

Jake Gallagher was the section winner today with 78lb 12oz, Jake fished from peg 25. Stu Newberry on peg 35 finished in second place weighing in at 68lb 5oz. Finishing third on peg 23 with a weight of 63lb 8oz was Kevin Penfold. Colin Dumphy took fourth place on peg 26 weighing in at 40lb 2oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Jake Gallagher peg 25 5 points 78lb 12oz
Colin Dumphy peg 26 5 points 40lb 2oz
Stu Newberry peg 35 5 points 68lb 5oz
‘B’ Section, Trewaters 37 – 54

In first place on peg 37 was Steve Prowse who had a weight of 69lb 12oz fishing pellet feeder. Chris Hancock took second place on peg 46 with 63lb 12oz, Chris caught with pellet feeder and corn down the margins. Finishing in third place was Ian Sutton fishing at 5 metres with meat from peg 40 with 49lb 7oz. With a weight of 47lb 2oz Robert Taylor finished in fourth place on peg 38 fishing long pole with meat.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Steve Prowse peg 37 5 points 69lb 12oz
Chris Hancock peg 46 5 points 63lb 12oz
David Fabian peg 50 5 points 35lb 9oz
‘C’ Section, Twin Oaks 1 – 18

With a weight of 138lb 14oz Andy Forbes secured himself first place on peg 17 on Twin Oaks he fished pellet feeder. Harry Billing finished in second place with a weight of 103lb 14oz fishing method from peg 3. Wayne Garnett finished in third place on peg 16 with a weight of 72lb 1oz. Fishing bomb at 8 metres was Sam Hughes with a weight of 69lb 4oz on peg 9 giving him fourth place.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Harry Billing peg 3 5 points 103lb 14oz
Sam Hughes peg 9 5 points 69lb 4oz
Andy Forbes peg 17 5 points 138lb 14oz
‘D’ Section, Trewaters 19 – 36

Pete Upperton took first place today with a weight of 77lb 3oz on peg 24 fishing meat down the edge. Taking second place on peg 32 with a weight of 67lb 8oz was Francis O’Reilly. Francis fished pole shallow with pellet. Finishing third on peg 36 was Martin Williams catching shallow with pole and weighing in at 41lb 6oz. On peg 22 Simon Gould finished in fourth place with 33lb 9oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Martin Williams peg 36 5 points 41lb 6oz
Pete Upperton peg 24 5 points 77lb 3oz
Francis O’Reilly peg32 5 points 67lb 8oz
Top Ten
Position Name Points Weight
1st J Gallagher & S Hughes 29 402lb 6oz
2nd H Billing & C Dumphy 28 389lb 8oz
3rd S Prowse & R Penkethman 26 348lb 14oz
4th R Taylor & P Upperton 24 322lb 14oz
5th A Williams & F O’Reilly 24 321lb 9oz
6th I Sutton & M Williams 22 254lb 15oz
7th S Watson & N Collier 22 225lb 13oz
8th S Gould & C Hancock 21 291lb 7oz
9th J Smith & N Jellis 21 203lb 15oz
10th K Penfold & A Regan 20 318lb 12oz

Day Four

‘A’ section, Trewaters 37 – 54

Jake Gallagher was the section winner today with 56lb 4oz on peg 43. Antonio Poynter on peg 46 finished in second place weighing in at 38lb 9oz.Finishing third on peg 44 with a weight of 36lb 13oz was Colin Dumphy. Stu Newberry took fourth place on peg 37 weighing in at 31lb 10oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Stu Newberry peg 37 5 points 31lb 10oz
Jake Gallagher peg 43 5 points 56lb 4oz
Gary Burton peg 53 5 points 27lb 14oz
‘B’ Section, Twin Oaks 1 – 18

In first place on peg 8 was Steve Prowse with 147lb. Simon Watson took second place on peg 17 with a weight of 135lb 11oz. Finishing in third place was Chris Hancock on peg 14 with 95lb 8oz. With a weight of 95lb 4oz Ian Sutton finished in fourth place on peg 16.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Robert Taylor peg 5 5 points 64lb 6oz
Steve Prowse peg 8 5 points 147lb
Simon Watson peg 17 5 points 135lb 11oz
‘C’ Section, Trewaters 19 – 36

With a weight of 47lb 8oz Harry Billing secured himself first place on peg 20. Mark Parrett finished in second place with a weight of 36lb 4oz fishing from peg 34. Andy Regan finished in third place on peg 23 with a weight of 31lb 4oz. Craig O’Connor had a weight of 28lb 6oz on peg 27 giving him fourth place.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Mark Parrett peg 34 5 points 36lb 4oz
Harry Billing peg 20 5 points 47lb 8oz
Craig O’Connor peg 27 5 points 28lb 6oz
‘D’ Section, Twin Oaks 19 – 36

Craig Bate took first place today with a weight of 66lb 4oz on peg 23. Taking second place on peg 33 with a weight of 65lb 4oz was Roy Penkethman. Finishing third on peg 26 was Nick Collier who weighed in at 63lb 12oz. On peg 21 Nick White finished in fourth place with a weight of 48lb 4oz.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Craig Bate peg 23 5 points 66lb 4oz
Nick Collier peg 26 5 points 63lb 12oz
Roy Penkethman peg 33 5 points 65lb 4oz
Top Ten
Position Name Points Weight
1st J Gallagher & S Hughes 38 486lb 140oz
2nd S Prowse & R Penkethman 36 561lb 2oz
3rd H Billing & C Dumphy 36 473lb 13oz
4th R Taylor & P Upperton 33 431lb 8oz
5th S Watson & N Collier 32 425lb 4oz
6th S Gould & C Hancock 29 429lb 15oz
7th A Williams & F O’Reilly 29 404lb 5oz
8th I Sutton & M Williams 28 374lb 3oz
9th S Newberry & J Kerry 28 304lb 8oz
10th J Smith & N Jellis 28 246lb 3oz
Congratulations to Jake Gallagher and Sam Hughes for being the winning pair this year (2015)
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Congratulations to Jake Gallagher and Sam Hughes for being the winning pair this year (2015)

That’s the end of our 2015 Preston Pairs festival, it’s been a great week with some mixed weather starting off sunny and ending the week with heavy rain! But the anglers have fished really well.

Congratulations to Jake Gallagher and Sam Hughes for being the winning pair this year, with Jake winning his section every day and Sam not far behind with two section wins and two days of finishing with a second section win these guys were bound to come out on top, well done!

And well done to our very own Steve Prowse and Roy Penkethman for finishing a close second place. Steve also won his section every day giving them a combined total of 36 points.

Thank you once again to Preston Innovations for sponsoring this festival and for the £500 worth of prizes they provided us for the top 6.

We hope to see you all again next year on 4th June

Thanks from the Fisheries team