Saturday, 12 October 2013

October 12th DNMAC Fur & Feather, Blake Hall Fisheries


Rather than fish this year’s Fur & Feather at one of the Club’s own waters it was decided to fish the, Simpson’s Tackle, sponsored match at a commercial venue; hopefully giving a few more bites at a time of the year when the fish are starting to slow down.
The change in venue was also coupled with a change in attitude towards the match and instead of the usual group of die hard match men the competition was to be more of a social event with numbers bolstered by a large number of juniors, pleasure fishermen and even the odd specimen angler, many of whom were fishing their first match.
The weather was particularly unpleasant with a constant light rain and strong winds, although Blake Pool does benefit from the shelter of a large number of trees. However, onsite facilities are excellent with the option of a big breakfast before fishing and warming stew provided to all anglers at the post match presentation.

Fishing was hard, although nearly 15lb was needed to frame. From the off it was obvious that carp would play a major hand in the results, with most anglers prepared to sit it out for one or two big fish which, unfortunately, didn’t materialise for many anglers.

First was Keith Riley whose 26lb 8oz bag was over 5lb heavier than runner up, Club President, Steve Rowe. Darren Blayden came 3rd with 19lb 12oz and Graham Howe took the final place with 14lb 12oz.

Pete Lally, Ben Fowler, James Maydard, Declan Butler, Phil Povey and Chris Simpson were the section winners.
Thanks to the staff at Blake Hall, Mrs Robinson for the excellent cakes and Chris Simpson for doing all the hard work.  It is intended to stick with the same format for next year but to change venue annualy with Ashbornes’ Birch House Lakes a possible venue.
2013 Fur & Feather Results

lb
oz
1
Keith Riley
26
8
2
Steve Rowe
20
14
3
Darren Blayden
19
12
4
Graham Howe
14
12
5
James Maynard
14
6
6
Declan Butler
13
14
7
Barry Spencer
13
13
8
Pete Lally
12
11
9
Ben Fowler
10
15
10
Chris  Simpson
10
15
11
Paul Bacon jnr
9
15
12
Ian Gould
9
11
13
Zac Chatterton
9
10
14
Paul Maden
9
0
15
Phil Povey
7
1
16
Darren Chatterton
5
11
17
Paul Stanley
5
10
18
Mick Berry
5
3
19
Paul Bacon snr
4
12
20
Andy Ratcliffe
3
8
21
Jimmy Ratchford
3
4
22
Pete Dunn
2
12
23
Matt Robinson
2
12
24
Zac Bates
2
4
25
Matt Hill
1
8
26
JJ Stanton
1
4
27
Tim Fox
1
0
28
Andrew Berry
1
0

 


















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