LONG EATON VICTORIA ANGLING SOCIETY
MATCH RESULT 2019 SEASON
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH NUMBER: 15
TROPHY: PHIL READ MEMORIAL
DATE: 13 OCTOBER 2019
VENUE: RYCROFT – MOAT POOL
1st Les SMEDLEY 59-00
2nd Steve WILCOCK 56-08
3rd Paul MARRIOTT 54-10
4th Keith WHITE 48-14
5th Steve HOULT 47-02
6th Alan WELCH 44-02
The weather could not have been much worse for match 15 of the LEVAS 2019 Championship, which was fished on the Moat Pool at the local Rycroft Fishery. It was raining when the anglers arrived for the draw and continued to rain until the final hour of the match, which was also fished for the Phil Read Memorial Trophy.
A few of the anglers started well by catching from the start before their swims died, whilst most of the top six had relatively slow starts and caught better in the latter stages.
Les Smedley on peg 18 opted to concentrate mainly on the method feeder, also though he continued to try his pole line from time to time with little success. He continued to put the odd fish into his net although a golden spell in the last 90 minutes boosted his weight to 59-00 for the win.
Pegged next to Les on 19, Steve Wilcock said he wasted too much time in the early stages “messing around with pellets” during which he foul hooked and lost fish. He switched to mussel bait close in without success, then a switch to fishing them straight pout in front resulted in a string of decent carp for his final tally of 56-08 and second place.
The next three fished on the opposite bank, where Paul Marriott (peg 8) caught a few fish on the feeder until he switched to a short pole line in the latter stages to land a string of carp for his 54-10 and third place. (Photos show the top three placed anglers)
Keith White (peg 7) was fourth with 48-14, Steve Hoult (peg 10) was fifth with 47-02 withy Alan Welch in sixth with 44-02 from peg 22.
Les Smedley’s win helped him pull a few points back on the Championship leader Steve Hoult, Steve now on 236 points against Les’s 199, although Les has a match in hand. John Adamson has 187, Paul Marriott 186 and Rob Pembridge 184 complete the top five.
The next match is at Blake Hall (Penninsular Lake) on Sunday 20 October.