This event is brand new to 2016 and we are very excited to see how it all goes. We have 64 anglers over the age of 55 fishing over 4 days in 8 peg sections rotating between Pollawyn, Python, Jennys and Trelawney.
The weather has been kind with crisp sunny days but some frost at night keeping everybody’s spirits up. Read on for the first day’s action…
Today’s winner on Pollawyn was local angler Stewart Lister on fancied peg 19 with 45lb 10oz; Stewart fished 12 meters shallow with meat catching a mixed bag. In form David Gibbs managed second place with 40lb 12oz from peg 26 on the high bank, David swapped between the 5 meter pole and margins with casters. Finishing third on peg 30 with a weight of 38lb 8oz was Terry Harrison and Gary Bell took fourth place on peg 27 weighing in at 31lb 6oz.
|Stewart Lister||peg 19||8 points||45lb 10oz|
|David Gibbs||peg 26||8 points||40lb 12oz|
First place on Trelawney was Colin Mulholland from peg 32; Colin fished the pole at 6 meters with 6mm pellets. Second place on the day was Dennis Porter from peg 31, Martin Austin finished in third place with 51lb 5oz from peg 8, Martin fished the pellet feeder and pellet waggler with corn and finishing in fourth place was Nick Flemming with 49lb 3oz from peg 29.
|Martin Austen||peg 8||8 points||51lb 5oz|
|Colin Mulholland||peg 32||8 points||55lb 8oz|
First place on Jennys was Dave Fryer from peg 8 with 69lb 10oz Dave caught all F1’s on the waggler with corn. Second on the day was Andy Partridge from peg 3 with 49lb 6oz, Andy fished the short pole with casters catching all silver fish, Third place was Tony Burt from peg 15 with 46lb 3oz, Tony swapped from the straight lead with pellet and corn and meat short. And fourth place was Kevin Scott from peg 4 with 44lb 4oz
|Dave Fryer||peg 8||8 points||69lb 10oz|
|Tony Burt||peg 15||8 points||46lb 3oz|
Malcolm Johnson took first place today on Python with a weight of 23lb 10oz from peg 15 in the wides, Malcolm fished the pellet feeder with a popped up mini boilie. Second place on the day was Andy Dare on peg 16 with 23lb 4oz; Andy caught all silvers on the short pole with maggots. Third place went to Steve Brooks from peg 32, Steve caught on the meat at 5 meters and forth place went to Roy Booth from peg 32 with 20lb 12oz.
|Malcolm Johnson||peg 15||8 points||23lb 10oz|
|Steve Brooks||peg 36||8 points||22lb 3oz|
|1st||Dave Fryer||8||69lb 10oz|
|2nd||Colin Mulholland||8||55lb 08oz|
|3rd||Martin Austen||8||51lb 05oz|
|4th||Tony Burt||8||46lb 03oz|
|5th||Stewart Lister||8||45lb 10oz|
|6th||Dave Gibbs||8||40lb 12ox|
|7th||Malcolm Johnson||8||23lb 10oz|
|8th||Steve Brooks||8||22lb 03oz|
|9th||Dennis Porter||7||52lb 15oz|
|10th||Andy Partridge||7||49lb 06oz|
|11th||Mick Chilley||7||47lb 10oz|
|12th||Terry Harrison||7||38lb 08oz|
|13th||Jimmy Wilson||7||31lb 10oz|
|14th||Gary Bell||7||31lb 06oz|
|15th||Andy Dare||7||23lb 04oz|
|16th||Roy Booth||7||20lb 12oz|
|17th||Nick Fleming||6||49lb 03oz|
|18th||Kevin Scott||6||44lb 04oz|
|19th||Steve Warner||6||41lb 12oz|
|20th||Joe Roberts||6||30lb 04oz|
The festival has had a great start with nice weather and plenty of fish being caught. Read on for the today’s action…
Today’s winner on Pollawyn was Peter Bowles on peg 20 with 49lb 04oz; Peter fished 5 meters with meat catching a mixed bag. John Macklin managed second place with 43lb 06oz from peg 34, John fished the bomb and bread. Finishing third on peg 22 with a weight of 40lb 01oz was Roy Booth and Malcolm Johnson took fourth place on peg 27 weighing in at 36lb 08oz.
|Peter Bowles||peg 20||8 points||49lb 04oz|
|Malcolm Johnson||peg 27||8 points||36lb 08oz|
First place on Trelawney was Stewart Lister from peg 18; Stewart fished the long pole at 16 meters with meat and the 5 meter pole with corn. Second place on the day was Paul Jones from peg 10, Paul caught all his fish at 5 meters with meat. Ivan Lord finished in third place with 49lb 12oz from peg 4, Ivan fished meat on the long pole and caught late down the margins and finishing in fourth place was Joe Roberts with 48lb 08oz from peg 14.
|Stewart Lister||peg 18||8 points||63lb 13oz|
|Dave Phillips||peg 29||8 points||40lb 12oz|
First place on Jennys was Dave Cleaver from peg 5 with 68lb 11oz Dave caught all F1’s on the waggler with corn. Second on the day was Steve Warner from peg 16 with 41lb 04oz, Steve fished the long pole with worm and corn catching a mixed bag, Third place was Simon Gould from peg 15 with 38lb, and fourth place went to Bruce Wilcox from peg 2 with 37lb 06oz
|Dave Cleaver||peg 5||8 points||68lb 11oz|
|Steve Warner||peg 16||8 points||41lb 04oz|
Andy Read took first place today on Python with a weight of 34lb 07oz from peg 15 in the wides, Andy fished the ground bait feeder with dead red maggots. Second place on the day was Harry Billing on peg 10 with 24lb 11oz; Third place went to Andy Partridge from peg 16, and forth place went to Bob Conway from peg 36 with 16lb 11oz.
|Andy Read||peg 15||8 points||34lb 07oz|
|Bob Conway||peg 36||8 points||16lb 11oz|
|1st||Stewart Lister||16||69lb 07oz|
|2nd||Malcolm Johnson||16||60lb 02oz|
|3rd||Steve Warner||14||83lb 00oz|
|4th||Terry Harrison||14||74lb 01oz|
|5th||Dave Gibbs||14||72lb 02oz|
|6th||Peter Bowles||14||68lb 00ox|
|7th||Jimmy Wilson||14||47lb 14oz|
|8th||Dave Fryer||13||82lb 14oz|
|9th||Andy Partridge||13||73lb 15oz|
|10th||Roy Booth||13||60lb 13oz|
|11th||Andy Read||13||58lb 13oz|
|12th||David Cleaver||12||109lb 15oz|
|13th||Dennis Porter||12||83lb 05oz|
|14th||Colin Mulholland||12||82lb 01oz|
|15th||Nick Fleming||12||81lb 12oz|
|16th||Martin Austen||12||81lb 10oz|
|17th||Paul Jones||12||80lb 01oz|
|18th||Simon Gould||12||71lb 12oz|
|19th||Ivan Lord||12||69lb 05oz|
|20th||Harry Billing||12||66lb 00oz|
Today’s winner on Pollawyn was Harry Billing on peg 25 high bank with 78lb 08oz; Harry fished 6 meters with meat catching a mixed bag. Andy Partridge managed second place with 47lb 10oz from peg next peg 18, Andy also fished the short pole with caster, and he never had meat! Finishing third on peg 24 with a weight of 46lb 10oz was Jimmy Wilson, Jimmy also caught with caster on the short pole and in form Bob Conway took fourth place on peg 27 weighing in at 39lb 12oz.
|Jimmy Wilson||peg 24||8 points||46lb 10oz|
|Harry Billing||peg 25||8 points||78lb 08oz|
First place on Trelawney was Andy Dare from peg 14; Andy fished the short pole and the margins with corn. Second place on the day was Malcolm Johnson from peg 10; Malcolm managed to catch a few fish late on the feeder. Chris Hancock finished in third place with 70lb 10oz from peg 4 fishing the short pole with meat, and finishing in fourth place was Peter Bowles with 53lb 02oz from peg 29, Peter also fished the short pole with meat.
|Andy Dare||peg 14||8 points||86lb 10oz|
|Peter Bowles||peg 29||8 points||53lb 02oz|
First place on Jennys was Paul Jones from peg 9 with 59lb 02oz Paul caught all F1’s on the waggler with corn. Second on the day was Dave Phillips from peg 16 with 56lb, Dave caught most of his fish on the feeder, Third place was Stewart Lister from peg 14 with 52lb 10oz, and fourth place went to Joe Roberts from peg 20 with 49lb.
|Paul Jones||peg 9||8 points||59lb 02oz|
|Dave Phillips||peg 16||8 points||56lb|
Colin Mulholland took first place today on Python with a weight of 28lb 06oz from peg 16 in the wides, Colin fished the waggler with corn catching mainly F1’s. Second place on the day was Nick Fleming on peg 15 with 26lb 15oz; Third place went to Trevor Pearce from peg 34, Trevor caught at 13 meters with small bits of worm over ground bait and forth place went to Neil Edwards from peg 14 with 12lb 06oz.
|Colin Mulholland||peg 16||8 points||28lb 06oz|
|Trevor Pearce||peg 34||8 points||16lb 02oz|
|1st||Stewart Lister||23||162lb 01oz|
|2nd||Malcolm Johnson||23||142lb 12oz|
|3rd||Peter Bowles||22||121lb 02oz|
|4th||Jimmy Wilson||22||94lb 08oz|
|5th||Steve Warner||21||94lb 06oz|
|6th||Harry Billing||20||144lb 08ox|
|7th||Paul Jones||20||139lb 03oz|
|8th||Andy Dare||20||134lb 06oz|
|9th||Andy Partridge||20||121lb 08oz|
|10th||Colin Mulholland||20||110lb 07oz|
|11th||Andy Read||20||87lb 03oz|
|12th||Nick Fleming||19||108lb 11oz|
|13th||Terry Harrison||19||102lb 11oz|
|14th||Chris Hancock||18||120lb 0oz|
|15th||Dave Phillips||18||106lb 14oz|
|16th||Ivan Lord||18||105lb 03oz|
|17th||Simon Gould||18||82lb 12oz|
|18th||Bob Conway||18||68lb 03oz|
|19th||Joe Roberts||17||127lb 12oz|
|20th||Roy Booth||17||107lb 06oz|
Today’s winner on Python was Terry Harrison on peg 15 with 26lb 9oz. Terry fished on the pole down the margins with dead maggot over ground bait. Joe Roberts on peg 14 finished in second place weighing in at 23lb 5oz. Finishing third on peg 13 with a weight of 19lb 13oz was Ken Blower. Gary Bell took fourth place on peg 36 weighing in at 16lb 1oz.
|Terry Harrison||peg 15||8 points||26lb 9oz|
|Gary Bell||peg 36||8 points||16lb 1oz|
In first place on peg 34 was Trevor Pearce with a weight of 41lb 2oz, Trevor fished meat at 11 metres and bomb and pellet for Carp. Dave Cleaver took second place on peg 20 with a weight of 29lb 6oz fishing pellet feeder and mini boilie. Finishing in third place was Colin Mulholland on peg 15 with 24lb 10oz. With a weight of 24lb 8oz Nick Fleming finished fourth place on peg 24.
|Trevor Pearce||peg 34||8 points||41lb 2oz|
|Colin Mulholland||peg 15||8 points||24lb 10oz|
With a massive weight of 130lb 14oz Harry Billing secured himself first place on peg 4 Trelawney fishing meat at 4 metres and corn down the edge. Eric Searle finished in second place with a weight of 58lb 10oz on peg 22. Eric caught on the tip and pellet.In third place was Kev Scott on peg 26 with a weight of 49lb 9oz. With a weight of 47lb 3oz was Tom Michaels on peg 14 fishing meat at 16 metres.
|Harry Billing||peg 4||8 points||130lb 14oz|
|Eric Searle||peg 22||8 points||58lb 10oz|
Andy Dare took first place today on Jennys with a weight of 79lb 2oz on peg 3. Andy fished pellet feeder for mainly Carp. Second in the section with 75lb 12oz was Malcolm Johnson on peg 2 catching Carp and F1’s on the pellet feeder. On peg 9 Chris Hancock finished in third place with a weight of 51lb fishing meat. Securing fourth place was Tony Oatley with 36lb 2oz on pellet from peg 14.
|Andy Dare||peg 3||8 points||79lb 2oz|
|Tony Oatley||peg 14||8 points||36lb 2oz|
|1st||MALCOLM JOHNSON||30||218lb 8oz|
|2nd||STEWART LISTER||30||175lb 1oz|
|3rd||HARRY BILLING||28||275lb 6oz|
|4th||ANDY DARE||28||213lb 8oz|
|5th||COLIN MULHOLLAND||28||135lb 1oz|
|6th||PETER BOWLES||27||146lb 4oz|
|7th||TERRY HARRISON||27||129lb 4oz|
|8th||JIMMY WILSON||27||119lb 0oz|
|9th||STEVE WARNER||27||113lb 9oz|
|10th||PAUL JONES||26||150lb 4oz|
|11th||ANDY READ||26||132lb 1oz|
|12th||NICK FLEMING||25||133lb 3oz|
|13th||CHRIS HANCOCK||24||171lb 0oz|
|14th||JOE ROBERTS||24||151lb 1oz|
|15th||ANDY PARTRIDGE||24||144lb 0oz|
|16th||GARY BELL||24||105lb 0oz|
|17th||ERIC SEARLE||23||114lb 4oz|
|18th||TREVOR PEARCE||23||103lb 13oz|
|19th||DAVE PHILLIPS||22||116lb 8oz|
|20th||DAVE GIBBS||22||107lb 2oz|
Well done to Malcolm Johnson for winning our first ever Spring Veterans festival!
Thank you to everyone involved, it’s been a great week and we couldn’t have asked for a better festival to kick start the season.