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2016 CSSC Pike Angling Championship

The 2016 CSSC National Pike Angling Championship match took place on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at Pentney Lakes, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

The match was to be fished on two separate lakes at the venue, and fishing was from 9.30am to 4.30pm with fourteen anglers turning up to compete in the "CSSC Individual Pike Angling Championship" and the "CSSC Pike Angling Pairs Championship".

Expectations were high as most anglers arrived at the agreed meeting time of 8.15am at the fishery for the draw and as soon as the draw for individual pegs and the pairs had taken place, the anglers quickly made their way to their respective pegs to fish the match.

The results of the 2016 Individual Championships were as follows:-

1st Jerry Bolus     3 fish @ 23lbs 13ozs

2nd Iain Rickerby 2 fish @ 15lbs   4ozs

3rd Gary Boast     1 fish @   2lbs   0ozs

The result of the 2016 CSSC Pike Championship Pairs Competition were:-

1st Jerry Bolus & Robin Bartsch       3 fish for 23lbs 13ozs

2nd Iain Rickerby & Nik Pinder         2 fish for 15lbs  4ozs

3rd Gary Boast & Mitch Johnson       1 fish for    2lbs  0ozs

Everyone said that they enjoyed the fishing and it was good to see that there were two double figure fish caught, biggest on the day was a nice fish of 11lbs 9ozs by Jerry Bolus, closely followed by a fine specimen of 10lbs 0ozs by Iain Rickerby.

Although everyone said they enjoyed the venue, I always ask if anyone has any suggestions to fish the event on another water, and it was suggested that I consider holding next year's event at Eyebrook reservoir. Another venue suggested was Rudyard Fishery. I will let you know which venue will be chosen after I have made enquiries with both these fisheries in the new year.

I would like to thank Rebecca Brand from  CSSC Event Organising Team and the CSSC Angling Council for their help and support in organising this competition.

I would especially like to thank Jim North and the CSSC Angling Council for supplying and awarding the trophies and Chris Neden for his help with the pegging.

Finally I would like to thank all the anglers that turned up to compete and helped to make this an enjoyable day's fishing. Hope to see you all again next year.

Dave Gardner


Team winners Jerry Bolus & Robin Bartsch


Individual winner Jerry Bolus