Winter Veterans Festival 2017

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Welcome to the Winter Veterans festival 2017. We have 95 anglers over the age of 55 fishing over 4 days in 6 peg sections rotating between Twin Oaks, Trelawney, Jennys, Pollawyn, Sycamore and Python. The weather has been a cold with lots of sunshine on the first day. Great start!!!

Read on for the first day’s action…

Day One

Twin Oaks

Today’s winner on Twin Oaks was Harry Billing peg 14 with 94lb 13oz; Harry fished the method feeder and meat in the margins. Ivan Lord managed second place with 69lb 6oz from peg 28, Ivan. Finishing third on peg 17 with a weight of 67lb 12oz was Robert Ellis and John Haley took fourth place on peg 15 weighing in at 60lb.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Ken Russell 9 6 38lb 05oz
B Harry Billing 14 6 94lb 13lb
C Les Moody 22 6 40lb 10oz
D Ivan Lord 28 6 69lb 6oz
Jennys & Trewaters

First place on Trelawney was Colin Mulholland from peg 5. Second place on the day was Colin Perry from peg 11. Trevor Pearce finished in third place with 35lb 7oz from peg 17 and finishing in fourth place was John Pantry with 26lb 3oz from peg 25.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Colin Mulholland 5 6 40lb 12oz
B Colin Perry 11 6 38lb
C Trevor Pearce 17 6 35lb 7oz
D John Pantry 25 6 26lb 36oz
Trelawney

First place on Pollawyn was Danny Sixsmith from peg 20 with 29lb 7oz, Second on the day was John Waterhouse on Jennys from peg 18 with 28lb 4oz. Third place was Roy Basham on Jennys from peg 8 with 27lb 11oz and fourth place was Steve Williams on Pollawyn from peg 31 with 20lb 8oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Roy Basham 8 6 27lb 11oz
B John Waterhouse 18 6 28lb 4oz
C Peter Bowles 24 6 19lb 12oz
D Danny Sixsmith 20 6 27lb 7oz
Python & Sycamore

Andy Dare took first place today on Sycamore with a weight of 87lb 1oz from peg, Andy fished the long pole with pellet. Second place on the day was Graham Stokes on Python from peg 10 with 70lb 10oz; Graham caught pellet shallow on the long pole. Third place went to David Cleaver from peg 16, David caught in the margins with maggots and forth place went to John Stewart Lister from peg 13 with 31lb 8oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Graham Stokes 10 6 70lb 10oz
B Martin Austin 32 6 28lb 2oz
C Andy Dare 1 6 87lb 1oz
D David Cleaver 16 6 47lb 2oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Harry Billing 6 94lb 13oz
2nd Andy Dare 6 87lb 1oz
3rd Graham Stokes 6 70lb 10oz
4th Ivan Lord 6 69lb 6oz
5th David Cleaver 6 47lb 2oz
6th Colin Mulholland 6 40lb 12oz
7th Les Moody 6 40lb 10oz
8th Ken Russell 6 38lb 5oz
9th Colin Perry 6 38lb
10th Trevor Pearce 6 35lb 7oz
11th Danny Sixsmith 6 29lb 7oz
12th John Waterhouse 6 28lb 4oz
13th Martin Austin 6 28lb 2oz
14th Roy Basham 6 27lb 11oz
15th John Pantry 6 26lb 3oz
16th Peter Bowles 6 19lb 12oz
17th Robert Ellis 6 67lb 12oz
18th Ian Robinson 6 50lb 10oz
19th Eric Benamis 6 32lb 12oz
20th Stewart Lister 6 31lb 8oz

Day Two

Trelawney

Today’s winner on Trelawney was Steve Warner peg 10 with 48lb 3oz, Steve fished the pole at 6M with worm and caster. Robert Ellis managed second place with 43lb 7oz from peg 27, Robert fished long pole with pellet. Finishing third on peg 23 with a weight of 41lb 11oz was Harry Billing and Tony Holdsworth took fourth place on peg 7 weighing in at 36lb 8oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Mark Gilliam 1 6 20lb 1oz
B Steve Warner 10 6 48lb 3lb
C Harry Billing 23 6 41lb 11oz
D Robert Ellis 27 6 43lb 7oz
Jennys and Pollawyn

First place on Jennys was Colin Mulholland from peg 6 with 32lb 4oz, Colin fished the long pole with pellet. Second place on the day was Malcolm Proctor also on Jennys from peg 18. Malcolm was fishing the maggot feeder. Mick Cook on Pollawyn finished in third place with 17lb 12oz from peg 27 and finishing in fourth place was Simon Gould on Pollawyn with 17lb 1oz from peg 19.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Dave Pickering 22 6 14lb 8oz
B Mick Cook 27 6 17lb 12oz
C Colin Mulholland 6 6 32lb 4oz
D Malcolm Proctor 18 6 31lb 2oz
Sycamore and Python

First place on Python was Tony Buttler from peg 26 with 43lb swapping between the short and long pole with worms, Second on the day was Neil Edwards on Sycamore from peg 16 with 36lb 8oz fishing he long pole using corn. Third place was Jimmy Garside on Sycamore from peg 11 with 27lb 14oz and fourth place was Richard Hall on Sycamore from peg 12 with 27lb 2oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Peter Bowles 7 6 26lb 11oz
B Neil Edwards 16 6 36lb 8oz
C Terry Pilgrim 9 6 23lb 6oz
D Tony Buttler 26 6 43lb
Twin Oaks

Alex Cockburn took first place today with a weight of 54lb 8oz from peg 15. Second place on the day was Andy Dare from peg 9 with 50lb 9oz; Andy caught swapping between feeder with pellet and the pole with meat. Third place went to Kelvin Acton from peg 22 and joint fourth place went to Kelvin Wetherell from peg 19 with 47lb 2oz and Jim Smith from peg 28 also weighing in at 47lb and 2oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Kelvin Acton 22 6 47lb 8oz
B Jim Smith 28 6 47lb 2oz
C Andy Dare 9 6 50lb 9oz
D Alex Cockburn 15 6 54lb 8oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st Andy Dare 12 137lb 10oz
2nd Harry Billing 12 136lb 8oz
3rd Colin Mulholland 12 72lb 16oz
4th Peter Bowles 12 46lb 7oz
5th Robert Ellis 11 111lb 3oz
6th Graham Stokes 11 107lb 6oz
7th Les Moody 11 63lb 4oz
8th Roy Basham 11 54lb 6oz
9th John Waterhouse 11 47lb 4oz
10th Terry Pilgrim 11 35lb 4oz
11th Mick Cook 11 29lb 5oz
12th Jim Smith 10 71lb 11oz
13th Kelvin Wetherell 10 66lb 1oz
14th Kelvin Acton 10 66lb 1oz
15th Tony Butler 10 61lb 4oz
16th Wayne Heywood 10 55lb 12oz
17th Ken Russell 10 52lb 3oz
18th Malcolm Proctor 10 51lb 6oz
19th Neil Edwards 10 48lb 2oz
20th John Haley 9 90lb 6oz

Day Three

Jennys and Pollawyn

Today’s winner on Jennys was Robert Ellis peg 20 with 46lb 6oz, Robert fished the pole at 14M using pellet. Geoff Vallance fishing on Pollawyn managed second place with 31lb 3oz from peg 20, Geoff fished long pole with maggot and also used the method feeder. Finishing third on peg 8 Jennys with a weight of 27lb 2oz was Ken Russell and Harry Billing on Pollawyn took fourth place on peg 26 weighing in at 22lb 10oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Phil Southgate 22 6 21lb 13oz
B Geoff Vallance 20 6 31lb 3oz
C Ken Russell 8 6 27lb 2oz
D Robert Ellis 20 6 46lb 6oz
Sycamore and Python

First place on Python was John Pantry from peg 36 with 59lb 5oz, John fished the long pole to the island using pellets. Second place on the day was Colin Mulholland also on Python from peg 10 with a weight of 51lb 9oz. Colin fished long pole using pellet, shallow and deep. Tony Oatley on Sycamore finished in third place with 33lb from peg 16 and finishing in fourth place was George Joyce on Sycamore with 26lb 2oz from peg 7.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A George Joyce 7 6 26lb 2oz
B Tony Oatley 16 6 33lb
C Colin Mulholland 10 6 51lb 9oz
D John Pantry 36 6 59lb 5oz
Twin Oaks

First place on Twin Oaks was Len Hignell from peg 15 with 82lb 14oz swapping between the short pole with corn and method feeder using pellet, Second on the day was Peter Bowles from peg 14 with 49lb 12oz. Third place was Roy Basham from peg 25 with 43lb 8oz and fourth place was Nick Callaghan from peg 24 with 42lb 5oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Steve Williams 9 6 39lb 12oz
B Len Hignell 15 6 82lb 14oz
C Roy Basham 25 6 43lb 8oz
D Alan Symonds 31 6 40lb 12oz
Trelawney

Andy Dare took first place today with a weight of 45lb 15oz from peg 11 fishing pole at 13M using pellet. Second place on the day was Mick Wilkinson from peg 32 with 31lb 15oz; Mick caught at 16M using pellet. Third place went to Colin England from peg 13 weighing 30lb and fourth place went to Stewart Lister from peg 20 with 25lb 9oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Mick Wilkinson 32 6 31lb 15oz
B Andy Dare 11 6 45lb 15oz
C Stewart Lister 20 6 25lb 9oz
D Graham Scott 27 6 25lb 2oz
Top Twenty
Position Name Points Weight
1st 1st Andy Dare 18 183lb 9oz
2nd 2nd Colin Mulholland 18 124lb 9oz
3rd 3rd Harry Billing 17 159lb 2oz
4th 4th Robert Ellis 17 157lb 9oz
5th 5th Roy Basham 17 97lb 14oz
6th 6th Peter Bowles 17 96lb 3oz
7th 7th Ken Russell 16 79lb 5oz
8th 8th Terry Pilgrim 16 74lb 14oz
9th 9th Jim Smith 15 97lb 3oz
10th 10th John Pantry 15 96lb
11th 11th Mick Wilkinson 15 80lb 14oz
12th 12th Stewart Lister 15 80lb 13oz
13th 13th Wayne Heywood 15 78lb 11oz
14th 14th Steve Williams 15 75lb 13oz
15th 15th John Waterhouse 15 75lb 4oz
16th 16th Mick Cook 15 44lb 6oz
17th 17th Tony Butler 14 94lb 4oz
18th 18th Les Moody 14 73lb 4oz
19th 19th Malcolm Proctor 14 73lb 2oz
20th 20th Danny Sixsmith 14 72lb 10oz

Final Day
‘A’ Section | Python and Sycamore

Today’s winner on Python was Harry Billing peg 15 with 51lb 14oz, Harry fished the long pole deep using 4mm pellet. David Richardson fishing on Sycamore managed second place with 50lb 10oz from peg 12. Finishing third on peg 9 Python with a weight of 28lb was Geoff Harris and Ken Russell on Sycamore took fourth place on peg 13 weighing in at 27lb 7oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Harry Billing

15 6 51lb 14oz
B Alan Tuck 36 6 18lb 7oz
C Ivan Lord 7 6 22lb 11oz
D David Richardson 12 6 50lb 10oz
‘B’ Section | Twin Oaks

Coming first place was Trevor Pearce from peg 12 with 76lb 11oz, Trevor fished at 9 metres using corn. Second place on the day was Dave Pickering from peg 36 with a weight of 65lb 10oz. Dave fished short pole with maggots. George Joyce finished in third place with 49lb 8oz from peg 15 and finishing in fourth place was Tony Troth with 38lb 2oz from peg 24.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Tony Troth

24 6 38lb 2oz
B Dave Pickering 36 6 65lb 10oz
C Ian Turner 3 6 24lb
D Trevor Pearce 12 6 76lb 11oz
‘C’ Section | Trelawney

First place on Trelawney was Tony Butler from peg 11with 46lb 8oz fishing the short pole, down the edge with worms, Second on the day was Mike O’Gorman from peg 8 with 37lb 3oz. Third place was Danny Sixsmith from peg 28 with 36lb 4oz and fourth place was Mel Pears from peg 32 with 31lb 9oz.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Mel Pears 32 6 31lb 9oz
B Tony Butler 11 6 46lb 8oz
C John Waterhouse 23 6 24lb 9oz
D Danny Sixsmith 28 6 36lb 4oz
‘D’ Section | Jenny’s & Pollawyn

Martin Austin took first place today with a weight of 29lb 11oz from peg 17 fishing the method feeder using meat. Second place on the day was Mick Wilkinson from peg 15 with 29lb 8oz; Mick caught at 14M using pellet. Third place went to Graham Scott from peg 9 weighing 29lb and fourth place went to Andy Dare from peg 15 with 28lb.

Section Name Peg Points Weight
A Graham Scott

9 6 29lb
B Martin Austin 17 6 29lb 11oz
C Andy Dare 15 6 28lb
D Stewart Lister 31 6 21lb 3oz
Top Ten
Position Name Points Weight
1st Andy Dare 24 211lb 9oz
2nd Harry Billing 23 211lb
3rd Roy Basham 22 125lb 15oz
4th Colin Mulholland 21 151lb 14oz
5th Peter Bowles 21 117lb 3oz
6th Ken Russell 21 106lb 12oz
7th Stewart Russell 21 102lb
8th John Waterhouse 21 99lb 13oz
9th Terry Pilgrim 21 93lb 14oz
10th Robert Ellis 20 171lb 2oz
11th Tony Butler 20 140lb 12oz
12th Dave Pickering 20 123lb 11oz
13th Mick Wilkinson 20 110lb 6oz
14th Danny Sixsmith 20 108lb 14oz
15th Jim Smith 19 119lb 15oz
16th Wayne Heywood 19 101lb 5oz
17th Ivan Lord 18 115lb 15oz
18th John Pantry 18 115lb 12oz
19th Dave Cleaver 18 108lb 3oz
20th Malcolm Proctor 18 101lb 2oz

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