I had put a couple of sessions in on the river with mixed bags of small fish up to about 9lbs. The river was very clear and I knew it would be hard going. I did favour a peg below Strode Road but it was not to be as I pulled out 51 which is just the other side of a foot bridge below Kenn Road. It can be good here in the right conditions but I had very little confidence. I ended up with 7oz!!!! Fished the pole all day due to the weed, nothing worked but thats fishing and the luck of the draw.
Craig Fletcher done the best in this section a couple of pegs below me. Craig managed a bream and a few perch on the pole for 4lbs plus. Had he not caught the bream the section would have been won with a 1lb!.
Craig with his bonus bream
Lance Tucker won the match with a great 29lb 8oz from a new peg I helped to cut out last year. It has a great feature with a tree going out halfway across the river provided a sanctuary for fish in the clear water.
Lance with a great bag of fish in the tough conditions.
Scott Smallwood and Rob Fogg took a £1 of me and Scott provide the tissues...... I'll be back.
Press report below.........
Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club held their annual charity match in memory of founder member and trustee Dave Fowler Senior. Twenty-six anglers lined the banks of the River Kenn from the Sea Outfall to Kenn Road. The river was very clear despite the rain but an overcast sky did improve conditions for fishing on the day resulting in everyone one catching fish. Lance Tucker drew peg 39 just above the TV Masts and fished the pole over chopped worm and caster under an overhanging tree to net bream, tench, roach and perch for a total weight of 29lb 8ozs which was more than enough to win. Four pegs below was Mark Bromsgrove who fished a similar method but had much smaller fish for 9lb 6oz earning him second place. Third was Kev Perry from peg 27 below Strode Road who had 7lbs 14oz. Guess the winning weight was won by Mark Appleby who was only 2oz away.
The event raised £400 for Parkinsons UK.
The Club would like to thank Cadbury Angling, Olivers Angling, Reel Fun, Veals, Ecolab, QCM Equipment and Worle Village Butchers for their sponsorship.
Back on the Bristol Avon at Newbridge on Sunday...no rain forecast this week so could be tough.