Congratulations to Kev Gear, who won our last match at Carneys Damsel Pool in style. Weighing in at 105lb 2oz, he is the newest member of our prestigious 100 club.
Our Hall of Fame inductees are a select group, who have all caught in excess of one hundred pound of fish in a match.In addition to Carneys, another venue that has produced such big weights, is this Sunday’s venue.
The Willows Spring Pool, has produced some of the largest weights recorded by the club, so there is a good chance we could see another 100 club member next week and possibly Steve Randle’s record of 153lb 11oz being threatened.
Don’t forget special rules apply to this venue – See previous post
With just the “Silver Fish” Match left; to close the 2014 Season, the Top three “Red Horse” anglers have now been identified. A single win separates the first and second place anglers, but a healthy margin of 154lb makes Derek Taylor’s lead unassailable.
The first match of the RHAC season did not get off to a flying start with the majority of members failing to reach double figures. The Canal was not the only pool affected with others at Izaak Walton Fisheries also fishing poorly. Whether it was the recent frosts after an extended mild period or something else that turned the fish off, Kev Gear managed to buck the trend, with a weight of 50lb 12oz. Kevin won the match employing his favorite method of fishing maggot and expander pellet up in the water, catching most fish in the top 12 inches. Keeping things in the family Trev Gear took 2nd place, also with a good weight on the day of 34lb 7oz.
A small turnout and another match at the venue meant a change to the Horseshoe Pool. After a period of heavy rain, warmer and more settled conditions promised better results. The horseshoe pool however was not giving up it’s fish without a fight. It was a day when the main competition would be from the trees bushes and underwater snags that proliferate the Horseshoe. Despite losing several rigs and numerous fish Kevin Gear took the win; with 35lb 5oz, coaxing bites by fishing close in to the snags.