Fourteen year old Charlie Rudkin was on peg 2 and had landed a nice carp but had lost one as well, Ethan Collins (eleven years old) on peg 3 was being looked after by Butch Baker and was doing okay. On the next peg was Clifford Richardson who had expressed his wish to catch an eel on the canal last week but didn't manage to get one, his wish was granted this week though as he'd caught a small one of around 4oz.
|Eleven year old Ethan Collins was on peg 3|
Fourteen year old James Battersby was on peg 15 and with three carp he was in with a chance as well. On the next two pegs were brothers Ben (fourteen years old) and Matthew Adams (eleven years old), Ben had landed a carp but Matthew was struggling a little bit but was catching roach, rudd and perch on the waggler.
|Eleven year old Matthew Adams was catching on the waggler|
With an hour to go there were several youngsters with four carp and it was anybody's guess who would win this one. I was back behind Bobby on peg 12 when he landed his fifth carp and he looked like he would be heading for first spot. But then across the pond, young Sam on peg 6 had another carp and as we approached full time he latched into another which he landed after the whistle.
|A nice carp is safely netted for Bobby Lord|
|Charlie Rudkin had 5lb 10oz in peg 2|
|Eleven year old Ethan Collins had a lovely carp in his 6lb 8oz catch|
|Clifford Richardson had this nice bream (and don't forget the eel!) from peg 4 for 4lb 6oz|
|Courtney Pas had done well again with 7lb 14oz from peg 5|
|Nine year old Sam Dunning came second with this catch of carp weighing 15lb 14oz|
|Thirteen year old Bobby Lord won with this great catch of 18lb 2oz|
|Five year old George Baker had some lovely skimmers in his third placed 10lb net|
|James Battersby came fourth with this 8lb 4oz catch from peg 15|
|Fourteen year old Ben Adams had 3lb 14oz from peg 17|
|And his brother Matthew (eleven years old) had 14oz from peg 18|
2 - Sam Dunning - 15lb 14oz
3 - George Baker - 10lb
4 - James Battersby - 8lb 4oz
5 - Courtney Pas - 7lb 14oz
A huge thank you to the sponsors Bait Tech, Tackleuk, Dave Lawrence and Clarke & Cridge and it's great to see tackle and bait firms putting something back into the sport and also local firms supporting the youngsters.
|All the anglers took home a goody bucket supplied by Bait Tech|