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                                                  2019 CSSC National Pike Angling Championship

The 2019 CSSC National Pike Angling Championship match took place on Thursday 7th November 2019 at Pentney Lakes, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

On the day, fourteen anglers turned up to compete in the "CSSC Individual Pike Angling Championship" and the "CSSC Pike Angling Pairs Championship", with the match being fished from 9.30am to 4.30pm and expectations were high as the anglers arrived early at the fishery.

Unfortunately, as usual, the weather was not kind to us and it rained from first thing in the morning and continued until about 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

At the draw, each of the competitors received a copy of the rules and a catch card, before setting off to various spots around the lakes to fish the match.

It was nice to see some new faces this year and I would like say welcome to Steve Hulse and Martin Prince. Martin, who advised that he was a CSSC member for many years, but had allowed his membership to lapse, fished as a guest. Hopefully we have convinced Martin to rejoin the CSSC so that he can fish the individual event in November 2020 and partner Steve in the pairs competition. I also want to thank the usual suspects that take the time to compete in this event every year, in spite of the weather.

The results of the 2019 CSSC Individual Pike Angling Championship were:-

1st Dave Gardner 25lbs 6ozs


2nd Steve Kilby 17lbs 0ozs


3rd Steve Hulse 11lbs 14ozs


The results of the 2019 CSSC Pike Angling Team Pairs Championship were:-

1st Dave Gardner and Chris Neden 25lbs 6ozs

2nd Steve Kilby and Nik Pinder 22lbs 0ozs 

3rd Chris Bull and Iain Rickerby 9lbs 4ozs

I would like to thank Hannah Wootten from the CSSC Events Team and the CSSC Angling Council for their help and support in organising this competition and supplying the trophies.

I would especially like to thank Jim North and Jerry Bolus for attending the event and taking photographs of the trophy’s being awarded to the winning competitors and Chris Neden for his help with the pegging and checking the results.

Finally I would like to thank all of the anglers that turned up to complete and helped to make this an enjoyable days fishing. Hope to see you all again next year.

Dave Gardner – CSSC National Pike Angling Championship Organiser

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