October 1st, 2016

Alvechurch Fisheries Winter League round-up

DANNY TRESIGNE was victorious in the sixth round of Alvechurch Fisheries’ Winter League on Saturday on the Horseshoe Lake.

Eighteen fished and it was Colmic angler Tresigne who topped the pile with 63lb 15oz on peg six.

Second was Richard Johns (Smithy’s Angling Centre) off peg 32 with 51.10 and third was Les Ayres (peg 34) with 43.9.

Malcolm Brown (peg 30) was fourth with 40.1, fifth was Trevor Hodges (peg seven) with 36.13 and sixth was Phil Barron off peg with 36 with 32.

With cat ice covering parts of the Horseshoe, prospects did not look favourable following Thursday’s Open, but nevertheless Tresigne opted for a waggler and bomb maggot attack just short of the island, switching tactics regularly to pick up carp up to 8lb.

Johns found cat ice out in front reducing his selection of swims, so started on the bomb and maggot out in front to net a few bonus carp before switching to the pole for further carp.

Off the opposite road, Ayres also fished bomb and pole tactics to include a number of carp up to 8lb, whilst Brown – after drawing Thursday’s winning peg 30 – could not wait to start bomb and maggot tactics up to the island throughout for an all-carp net.

Hodges fished similar tactics and Barron fished pole and maggot in front and up to the aerator to net five quality carp.

The Thursday Open was won by Brown off peg 30 with a net of 48.8.

Second was John Newton (Smithy’s Angling Centre, peg seven) with 35.6 and third was Phil Evans off peg with 34 with 22.11.

Charles Whitby on peg 11 was fourth with 10.8 and fifth was Paul Gartshore (peg five) with 10.7.

Anglers had to defy the bitterly cold conditions to compete and as a result weights were down.

After a number of close finishes it was regular Brown who opened his 2016 campaign with a comfortable win as he opted for a bomb and maggot attack fishing just short of the rushes to pick off an all-carp net.

His nearest challenger Newton alternated waggler and bomb tactics to put together a carp net and Evans fished pole and maggot out in front before switching to bomb for his net of carp.

Whitby netted two carp and Gartshore also weighed in with two carp.