With rain forecast for later in the day, the 7 pairs kicked off in reasonable weather, but as usual the weatherman got it wrong again and rain started to fall halfway into the match. We saw two new additions to the usual lads & dads teams with Dan Winfield and Adrian Trent bringing their off-springs to sample the delights of GAS team fishing, which they thoroughly enjoyed!
With a disappointing draw, Team Etherington started well, much to their surprise and kept going to remain ahead of the field until the final whistle. Paul showed that he’s kept the good form from his recent Wednesday open successes with a super catch of tench to the bomb and maggot for 31lb 8ozs with son Ethan adding the best junior weight of 18lb 5ozs of bream and tench for a joint 49lb 13oz win.
Nearest rivals were the consistent team of Dave & Michael Ewing. Dave weighed in 27lb 8ozs which included a carp of around 8lb while Michael managed 9lb 8ozs of bream and tench for a respectable second place with 37lb.
Third place went to one of the new additions, Dan and Harrison Winfield. But it was Harrison who showed his dad how to catch with a commendable 15lb 15oz of tench and bream to his dads 9lb 2oz.
Coming in fourth was the second new pairing of Adrian and Wilbur Trent who managed a joint weight of 22lb 1oz.
Well done to all the teams, no matter where you finished.
1st Paul & Ethan Etherington 49-13-0
2nd Dave & Michael Ewing 37-0-0
3rd Dan & Harrison Winfield 25-1-0
4th Adrian & Wilbur Trent 22-1-0
5th Graham & Harry Franklin 14-6-0
6th Marcus & Ben Gregoriades 11-0-0
7th Dave & Jessica Carter 5-14-0
Next match is a Junior one at Broadwater on June 2nd so don’t forget to book in
Members currently need to book-in with Grant Adams on 07863-100584 prior to night fishing at Busbridge.