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Game Angling Regional reports

Eastern & Midlands - 11.04.19 Draycote Water

A bitterly cold day at Draycote which had put the fish off the feed and made fishing difficult and
challenging all day for most of the competitors.


Peter Elliott            9 fish - 17lbs  7ozs
Lee Patten               5 fish -   7lbs  9ozs
Mitch Harman         3 fish -   6lbs  1oz
Mitch Johnson         2 fish -   4lbs  7ozs

Bart Farmer             3 fish - 6lbs  4ozs
David Franklin        2 fish - 4lbs  9ozs
Jim North                2 fish -   4lbs 4ozs
Ian Rickerby            1 fish - 2lbs  0ozs
Chris Heyburn         DNW
Doug Simpson         DNW
2019 Qualifiers - Eastern   Bart Farmer &David Franklin 
Peter Elliott & Lee Patten  
South West - Chew Valley

2019 Qualifiers - B. Tate & T. Packer

Scotland - 08.05.19 Lake of Menteith

2019 Qualifiers - D. Higginbottom & R. Wilmanski
LONDON - Bewl Water
2019 Qualifiers - G. McCain & B. de Souza
YORKSHIRE - 12.04.19 Toft Newton Reservoir

There should have been eight competitors but two had to drop out at the last minute due to work commitments. The match was fished in
blustery conditions but all six anglers caught their six fish limit with a large number of fish returned after their limits were reached. This
made for a very tight match with only ounces separating all six anglers. The overall winner was Ian Colquhoun who caught all his fish on a 
blob and second was Steve Frakes who caught his fish on buzzers.

2019 Qualifiers - Ian Colquhoun & Steve Frakes.  
NORTHERN - 02.05.19 Tunstall Reservoir

The weather was mixed and we did get a bit wet in the afternoon, but the fishing was good and everyone enjoyed the day.

1. Guy Nicholson 33 fish
2. John Heppell 28 fish
3. Mike Bramham 24 fish
4. Andy Sinclair 7 fish
5. Steve Guy 6 fish 

2019 Qualifiers - Guy Nicholson & John Heppell. 

2019 Qualifiers - J. Venning & M. Linton
SOUTHERN - 26.04.19 Dever Springs

2019 Qualifiers - P. Davies & B. Davies
NORTH WEST - 18.04.19 Stocks Reservoir

The weather was perfect with steady winds for most of the day and cloud cover for most of the match. We had unfortunately
the lowest number of entrants I can remember, with only seventeen anglers taking part. 

There were some cracking catches during the day including some good size fish, Stuart Halford had a 10lbs 1ozs Brown and Ashley Robertson had a 9lbs Rainbow.

First place went to Gavin Murray with 18 fish, second was Stuart Halford with 16 fish and Goerge Ashton was third with 15 fish.

2019 Qualifiers - G. Murray & S. Halford

SOUTH EAST - 10.05.19 Coltsford Mill Fishery

2019 Qualifiers -  P. Foot & J. Dench
WALES - 24.05.19 Llyn Clywedog

A total of fourteen anglers attended the above event and enjoyed some spectacular fishing as well as scenery and a fly past by two Chinook helicopters!!

A total of sixty-four fish were presented at the weigh-in at an average of 2lbs. The fish were caught on a variety of lines as there were two distinct groups of trout; one in the top two feet and another ten to twelve feet down.

The morning period fished very well for most and deteriorated later in the afternoon when the wind picked up. Albert Rodriguez took the honours for both the best bag (without time bonus) and the heaviest fish - a rainbow trout of 3lbs 2ozs.

It was a very close match with ten anglers catching limit bags in the morning, Again time bonuses decided the outcome, Bob Jones and Kieron Thomas caught their limits very early on.

2019 Qualifiers - B. Jones & K. Thomas