Spring Veterans Festival 2016 from White Acres

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…

Day One

‘A’ Section Pollawyn

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Stewart Lister peg 19 8 points 45lb 10oz
David Gibbs peg 26 8 points 40lb 12oz
‘B’ Section Trelawney

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Martin Austen peg 8 8 points 51lb 5oz
Colin Mulholland peg 32 8 points 55lb 8oz
‘C’ Section Jennys

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

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Dave Fryer peg 8 8 points 69lb 10oz
Tony Burt peg 15 8 points 46lb 3oz
‘D’ Section Python

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Malcolm Johnson peg 15 8 points 23lb 10oz
Steve Brooks peg 36 8 points 22lb 3oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
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

Day Two

The festival has had a great start with nice weather and plenty of fish being caught. Read on for the today’s action…

Pollawyn

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Peter Bowles peg 20 8 points 49lb 04oz
Malcolm Johnson peg 27 8 points 36lb 08oz
Trelawney

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Stewart Lister peg 18 8 points 63lb 13oz
Dave Phillips peg 29 8 points 40lb 12oz
Jennys

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

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Dave Cleaver peg 5 8 points 68lb 11oz
Steve Warner peg 16 8 points 41lb 04oz
Python

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Andy Read peg 15 8 points 34lb 07oz
Bob Conway peg 36 8 points 16lb 11oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
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

Day Three

Pollawyn

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Jimmy Wilson peg 24 8 points 46lb 10oz
Harry Billing peg 25 8 points 78lb 08oz
Trelawney

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Andy Dare peg 14 8 points 86lb 10oz
Peter Bowles peg 29 8 points 53lb 02oz
Jennys

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Paul Jones peg 9 8 points 59lb 02oz
Dave Phillips peg 16 8 points 56lb
Python

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Colin Mulholland peg 16 8 points 28lb 06oz
Trevor Pearce peg 34 8 points 16lb 02oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
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

Final Day

‘A’ Section, Python

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Terry Harrison peg 15 8 points 26lb 9oz
Gary Bell peg 36 8 points 16lb 1oz
‘B’ Section, Pollawyn

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Trevor Pearce peg 34 8 points 41lb 2oz
Colin Mulholland peg 15 8 points 24lb 10oz
‘C’ Section, Trelawney

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Harry Billing peg 4 8 points 130lb 14oz
Eric Searle peg 22 8 points 58lb 10oz
‘D’ Section, Jennys

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.

Section Winners
Name Peg Points Weight
Andy Dare peg 3 8 points 79lb 2oz
Tony Oatley peg 14 8 points 36lb 2oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
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

Winners of the Spring Veterans Festival 2016 from White Acres!

Winners of the Spring Veterans Festival 2016 from White Acres!

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.

Thanks from all the Fisheries team