Sunday saw seven of the DNMAC juniors competing in an individual completion, at Crewe’s Border Fisheries, against young anglers from all over the North West. A strong field of 42 anglers turned up on the day from well-established teams including Warrington Anglers, Winsford & District Anglers, Penketh & Old Hall AS and Matrix Tameside.
The match, held on the Meridian Canal, a venue previously known for its big weights of carp and barbel, was to be used as a practice for upcoming team events - where all the Club’s anglers would have to stick to a plan. Today’s tactics were to target the more reliable silver fish, rather than the elusive big carp that are not resident in every peg.
Little and often feeding of a light ground bait, laced with softened 2mm pellets, with 4mm expander pellets and red maggots on the hook, fished down the track was the proposed technique.
All of the lads fished brilliantly and as the match progressed it became apparent that the team plan was right as only a few carp were showing and only ounces separated pegs.
DNMACs top placed angler was Declan Butler, with 4th, backed up by a number of our juniors in the top 10. DNMAC finished with six anglers in the top 16 which really does demonstrates the abilities and strength of fishing together as a team.
All of the lads fished exceptionally well but our angler of the day was Zac Chatterton. Zac really stuck to his guns, fished to the plan and ended up with 6th overall with a mixed bag comprising of small f1s, skimmers, roach and rudd.
Top result guys, Trent and Mersey canal next.