ANGLING: Melksham pair having it La Farge

MELKSHAM duo Brian Ellis and Jim Escott took second and third-place respectively at last week’s Trowbridge Seniors match at La Farge.

Ellis took the runner-up spot with mixed catch of carp, skimmers, roach and perch weighing 13 lb 4 oz, taken on pole and fished with double red maggot whilst Escott weighed in with a mixed catch of roach and perch weighing 11 lb 0 oz, taken on pole and fished with casters.

Peter Thomas, from Bristol, was the winner with a carp catch weighing 17 lb0 oz, taken on method feeder and fished with red maggots.

Other placings: 4. Graham Hayward (Cheverell) 9 lb 12 oz; 5. Bernie Ryan (Devizes) 8 lb 12 o; 6. Mick O’Neil (Melksham) 8 lb 4 oz.

  • COMPETITORS enjoyed good sport in the Airsprung Evening match, fished last Friday on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Tithe Barn.

Westbury’s Mike Marsden carried off the top prize with a mixed catch of roach, skimmers and perch weighing 10 lb 10 oz, taken on pole-fished pinkies.

Dave Morrison, from Trowbridge, took runner up spot with another roach, skimmers and perch catch of 7 lb 11 oz, again taken on pole-fished pinkies.

Frome’s Richard Whitmarsh was a third with a mixed catch of roach and skimmers, weighing 7 lb 9 oz and taken on pole-fished pinkies.

Other placings: 4. Lee Ross (Trowbridge) 6 lb 3 oz; 5. Vic Abbott (Bradford) 2 lb 4 oz.

  • CHIPPENHAM’S Mick Gale took third-place in the Sunday Open match at Ivy House Fishery with a carp and silvers catch weighing 116 lb 2 oz.

Steve Waters rounded off a great weekend by taking top spot with a carp catch weighing 166 lb 15 oz, taken on pole-fished red maggots and worm fished on the edge.

Chris Davis of Frampton RBL took runner up prize with a carp and silvers catch weighing 144 lb 15 oz, taken on pole-fished pellets.

Future events

Friday May 30: Airsprung evening match at Kennett & Avon canal

Saturday May 31: Pucklechurch match at Kennet & Avon canal at Semington

Sunday June 1: Westend match at Merritts Lake

Tuesday June 3: Trowbridge Seniors match at Sabre Lakes

Friday June 6: Airsprung Evening match at Rood Ashton



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