After all the freezing weather of the previous few days it was quite surprising to find the boatyards relatively free of ice! There was a bit floating around in the Crane Basin which seemed very attached to Dennis Willis – he just couldn’t get rid of it all day. The fishing was much improved on last weeks debacle as well, but don’t get excited, there were still 3 blanks and 4 weights below 1lb out of the 11 anglers. The 4 pegs nearest the end of the Gate Basin were the place to be and Dave Edgerton this week took 1st place from the left hand end of the Gate with a very respectable 7lb 15oz. Dave Dearman, on the right hand side of the Gate was 2nd with 4lb 5oz but went for 2hrs without a bite in the middle of the match. Just up the right side of the Gate was Trevor Dodson who had 3lb 13oz for 3rd place which makes him Winter Points winner this
year beating Dave Dearman by just ONE point, and gives him the Sutton Cup to look after (and clean) for a year. Trevor also won the Singles KO today with after it was agreed to re-fish it as both finalists blanked last week, so that’s another trophy to be cared for!! But the unbelievable run of brown envelopes for Mr Dodson came to an end this week as third wasn’t in the money and Dave Dearman took the section – all good things must come to an end and all that….. Next week is the last boatyard match of the winter and it has not been a classic year at the yards. Let us hope that come the autumn the fish will return and give us a better run of weights again. Just have to say thank you as always to Colin Jonas for his sterling work as match secretary through the winter and Don’t forget the AGM is on Tuesday 20th March starts at 8pm at The Harnser, Sutton……..See you there
This weeks Section Winners
Pegs 1 -3 COLIN JONAS!!!!!!
Pegs 10 – 13 Dave Dearman
Pegs 14 – 17 Dave Edgerton