Boatyard 18 The Bill Davies Cup – Sunday 10th February 2019

Tony Wilkinson and Jon Burton. Founder members of the “20” club
Jon Burton wins with the best weight so far this winter 25lb 6oz
Tony Wilkinson’s 21lb 8oz for 2nd place again this week

A wet day was forecast with a strengthening breeze but still 16 hardy souls queued up to draw and spend the next 5 plus hours being rained on. However the fishing was a bit special this Sunday – when you catch 16lb 6oz and don’t even get your section!!!!! ( Sorry Steve Wilkinson – fancy letting your Dad beat you). The 20lb club was formed this week with 2 founding members, Messrs Jon Burton and Tony Wilkinson (2nd for the 2nd week running) both breaking the magic 20lb barrier for the first time this winter. Jon took first place from peg 9 at the top of the Big Basin with a sparkling net of skimmers and roach for 25lb 6oz. He was followed by Tony Wilkinson on peg 16 also on the Big Basin in front of the offices where he had 21lb 8oz of quality skimmers. 3rd place was Denny Hammond on the Gate Basin peg 5 who had 17lb 10oz. Half the field had double figures this week which in the unpleasant conditions was some consolation. Mr Burton is now contemplating a big comeback in the winter points race and, if he continues this weeks form, anything is possible. I would point out that I will be trying my hardest not to let him back to the top as will a certain Mr Charlwood but who knows!!! Next week is forecast to be springlike with warm wind from the south….. See you there

This weeks section winners

pegs 3 -7 Denny Hammond 17lb 10oz

pegs 9 – 16 Jon Burton 25lb 6oz

pegs 17 – 22 Mark Harmer 11lb 12oz

Pegging map 10-2-19
Results sheet 10-2-19