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ANGLING: Bream do the trick at Donnington
10:20am Saturday 27th October 2012 in Sport
A BIG field of 46 anglers fished the FTD Baits Marston open match on the Thames at Donnington where bream were the top target.
After the recent downpours, the river was carrying a lot of water and colour, especially below the Cherwell mouth.
Top man was Carl Eland (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) who drew the favoured peg and had nine bream to 6lb on the pole feeder with worm on the hook over groundbait for a winning 33.7.0.
Marston’s Mark Fisher drew on the mouth of the Cherwell and caught bream on groundbait feeder and worm for a second-placed 20.12.0, while Martin Kirk (Sensas A4) was third with 16.6.0, comprising four bream on feeder and worm.
Mick Bradley (Turners) and Colin Webb (Marston) were fourth and fifth respectively with 12.8.0 and 11.14.0.
Oxford Waltonians’ three-team match against Goring AC and Faringdon AC for the John Campden Shield on the Thames at Goring was a grueller.
With 2oz-plus needed to hold bottom close in and leaves and branches making fishing nearly impossible, a number of anglers decided not to fish.
Result: 1 P Bowers (Waltonians) 2.7.0 (small roach & perch, pole), 2 T Gee (Waltonians) 1.2.8, 3 M Stevens (Goring) 1.2.0. 10 fished. Team result: Waltonians 3.9.8, Acorn Angling Goring 1.14.0, Faringdon 0.4.0 A 2lb bream, plus a good net of roach on pole and maggot, not only secured the silverware, but also the £197 golden peg for Brian Hutchings in Littlemore AS’s Secretary's Cup on the Thames at Sandford Lock, where eight fished.
Paul Brant had an all-roach net for a second-placed 6.14.0 and there was a tie for third between Malcolm Smith and Paul Goodall with 5.1.0.
OTHER RESULTS Charlbury AC: (J Coombes Trophy, Butlers Farm) 1 S Arthurs 30.0.0 (carp to 5lb, pole & pellet), 2 P Hickman 22.13.0, 3 B Cox 20.4.0.
Tackley Estates AC: (Mr Peakes Cup, Oxford Canal at Shipton, 10 fished) 1 M Merry 3.14.0 (roach & skimmers, pole & punch, plus £100 golden peg), 2 J Spencer 1.11.0, 3 T Wray 0.13.8.
Oakfield: (Wednesday, Red Kite Lake & Swallow Lake, 23 fished) 1 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 82.8.0, 2 B Johnson (Dynamite Oakfield) 81.10.0, 3 J Hirons (Dynamite Oakfield) 75.6.0.
Oakfield (Saturday, Red Kite & Swallow Lakes, 26 fished) 1 I Graham (J&K Tackle) 147.3.0, 2 D Stratful (Dynamite Oakfield) 92.13.0, 3 L Ripper (GOT Baits) 85.9.0.
Oakfield: (Sunday, Red Kite Lake, 25 fished) 1 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 90.11.0, 2 G Britton (Dynamite Oakfield) 86.3.8, 3 B Eddy (Panshill Wood) 76.3.3.
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