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ANGLING: Hobbs tops lord mayor's show
10:30am Saturday 31st August 2013 in Sport
THE traditional August Bank Holiday Abingdon Mayor’s Cup attracted an excellent turn-out of 40 anglers on the Thames on the Abingdon Borough waters and Culham Reach.
This stretch of the river is renowned for big bags of roach and they showed in numbers all through, but it was the pegs at the Culham end that produced the top weights and some bonus big perch.
Tom Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) drew on the Culham Reach stretch and had perch to nearly 3lb, plus some skimmer bream on pole and worm for a winning 21.9.0.
Second place went to John Beesley (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) with 19.14.0.
He was on the end peg at Culham and had roach and skimmer bream on pole and maggot over groundbait feed.
Gary Pook (Diawa Dorking) was just behind with 19.1.0 of roach and skimmers on pole and maggot over groundbait, again from Culham.
The 12th match of the Oxford Carp League was fished by 18 anglers at a very still Boddington Reservoir, near Banbury.
Mick Lane fished at long range for an all-carp catch of 176.0.0 on method feeder with pellet feed and hookbait.
Andy Benwell (Predator) followed him with 126.8.0.
He began on a pellet feeder, taking six small carp, before switching to a short pole line in the last hour with paste for a further nine fish to 15lb.
Third place went to Gary Knight, who fished the pole at 13m with a hard 11m banded pellet, catching carp to 10lb for 109.4.0.
There’s still all to play for at the top with only two matches remaining – just one point separating the top two.
Marston AC FTB were back on their own water after a run of inter-club matches on the Thames.
But the Cherwell proved hard work for most of the 13 anglers in their latest club match.
It was a battle of the Tomkins family for top spot, with Anthony’s 6.13.0 pipping dad Steve’s 6.2.0.
They both had roach and perch on the pole with red maggot over groundbait.
Graham Bradshaw had to resort to catching bleak at 13m for 3.0.0 and third.
Oakfield: (Wednesday, Swallow & Red Kite Lakes, 26 fished) 1 I Graham (J&K Tackle) 148.5.0, 2 P Alland (Dynamite Oakfield) 132.0.8, 3 M Worrall Jnr (Dynamite Oakfield) 112.15.0.
Oakfield: (Saturday, Swallow & Red Kite Lakes, 23 fished) 1 L Ripper (GOT Baits) 191.2.8, 2 P Alland (Dynamite Oakfield) 137.4.0, 3 A Flint (Tubertini) 131.1.8.
Oakfield: (Sunday, Swallow & Red Kite Lakes, 13 pegs) 1 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 89.4.0, 2 A Flint (Tubertini), 86.3.0, 3 A Quarmby (Middy Bagem Baits).
North Oxford AS: Foster Cup, Cherwell. Draw 8am, fishing 9-2.
Beehive AC: FA & UEFA Cup finals, Frobury. Fishing 10-4.
Dorchester AS: Tinson Cup, Warborough. Fishing 8-1.
Marston AC FTB: v Sutton Courtenay AC, Thames at Folly. Draw 7am, fishing 8-1.
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