Carlisle angler Peter Wilson wins Broom Match Series
Last updated at 14:23, Friday, 21 September 2012
Carlisle angler Peter Wilson landed the 2012 Broom Match Series and pocketed a huge £1,225.
The A and B finals took place on both Queensberry Lake and Bruces Acres at the Annan fishery over the weekend.
In the A final Peter won on day one and finished second on day two amassing a total weight of 82lb and 19 points to win the series, a cheque for £1000 and £225 pools money.
In second place was Mick Slater who finished fourth on day one and won on day two, finishing with a total weight of 78lb 8oz and 17 points to win £300 plus £175 pools. Third was Darren Ferguson who was second on day one and ninth on day two, Finishing with a total weight of 47lb 10oz and winning £250 plus pools £50.
Joe Miller from Annan won the B Final totalling 41lb over the weekend gaining 16 points and winning a Preston Innovations Float Rod. Second was Phil Baird with 48lb 5oz, 15 points and winning a Preston Innovations Mini Carp Rod. Third was Barry Young with 32lb 10oz, 13 points and winning a Preston Innovation PCR5000 Reel.
The fantastic River Eden salmon season continues with two more 20 pounders being landed this week by David Gaunt who was fishing the Yorkshire Fly Fishers water as a guest.
David’s catch brings the Eden season’s total of salmon of 20lb or more to 22 fish.
But when David arrived on the banks of the YFF’s beat of the river Eden near Wetheral on Monday, the water to use David’s own words was a “mucky brown” colour; what many would have called a spinning water.
However, David opted to fish a 4½ inch Black Shnelda fly and fishing the large Icelandic salmon fly deep in the water David was rewarded with a tremendous brace of 20 pounders.
Although not sea liced the fish were fresh run and silver, the first measuring 37 inches and the second 38 inches from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail. Which, depending upon which weight for length scales you consult would put the salmon at around 21 and 23lb; what a fantastic days fishing.
Elsewhere, on the YFF water Simon Kaye landed a 10 pounder at the Beech Tree on Sunday.
On Saturday Geoff Cowburn landed an 8 pounder at the Stump and Gordon Evans caught a 14 pounder in the Tower Pool.
Further upstream near Armathwaite Colin Berryman from Yorkshire landed a lovely 19lb salmon on the Low House Estate water of the river Eden. Colin was fishing the Tail of Leastrum when he hooked and landed the fish using a Flying C.
Also at Low House on Thursday Alan Lawrence fished a white Flying C in Beck End and caught a 13 pounder. The same day Geoff Stainton fished a copper Toby in the Willows and landed a 5 pounder.
On Friday, Alan Sefton was fishing Island Foot with a black Flying C when he hooked and landed a 13½ pounder. Downstream at Warwick Hall last Tuesday Chris Trinnock and Raymond Chessworth both enjoyed sport with the worm in the Battery; Chris landing a 5 pounder and Raymond a 10 pounder.
Also on Friday Ian Blackett and Audrey Spence both caught a 4lb grilse each whilst spinning in the Rushes. On Sunday John McCulloch fished the fly in the Rushes and landed a 12 pounder. On Monday David Kaye fished the Otter Stone with a spinner and tempted a 15 pounder.
This Tuesday Chris Trinnock and Raymond Chessworth were once again enjoying sport on the worm. Raymond landing a 13 pounder in the Gravel Bed and Chris a 7 pounder in the Nunnery.
Vinnie Astles also landed a worm caught 7 pounder in the Battery and John Gaynor caught an 11 pounder whilst spinning in the House Pool.
Carlisle Angling Association member Chris Bean fishing the CAA water on Thursday and hooked and landed a 13 pounder using a black Flying C.
Also in action on the CAA water this week was Colin Nixon who on Saturday hooked a hard fighting 15½lb cock fish whilst fishing with a Flying C.
Pete Armstrong won the final Float-Only event at the Carlisle and District Coarse Angling Club’s Crofton Lake with a superb net of skimmers for 25lb 9ozs but it wasn’t enough to stop Tony Harrison winning the series overall by 11 points.
Tony was fourth on the day with 9lb 15oz to add to his two wins and a second in three of the previous four matches. He collected the £70 of vouchers from event sponsor Geoff Wilson Tackle of Carlisle, to complete the double after also winning the Crofton Summer League.
Pete’s win saw him finish second in the league to win £40 of vouchers, Colin Griffin, who was second in the final match with 12lb 13oz, taking third overall and winning £30 of vouchers.
Don Lines was second in the final match with 13lb 14oz.
Match 5 result: 1 Pete Armstrong 25lb 9oz (peg 39), 2 Don Lines 13lb 14oz (peg 30), 3 Colin Griffin 12lb 13oz (peg 40), 4 Tony Harrison 9lb 15oz (peg 38). Overall: 1 Tony Harrison 183, 2 Pete Armstrong 172, 3 Colin Griffin 167, 4 John Brooks 159, 5 Frank Birtwhistle 143.5, 6 Steve Dixon 138.5.
It was a fun competition with a good atmosphere and it is hoped that the event can be run under the same format next year.
First published at 13:56, Friday, 21 September 2012
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