Boatyard 8 – Li livard Cup

21st November 2021

Ian Holmes wins with top weight of the year – 18lb 8oz from the Gate Basin

A showery day was forecast with a strengthening northerly wind and for once it (unfortunately) proved to be spot on! But there was still a field of 21 prepared to brave the elements and try their luck. The pegging this week was over the 3 basins and the Crane once more proved to be the short straw with 5 blanks out of 8 pegs!

The bottom end gate basin was THE place to draw this week with the top 3 allcoming from here. Ian Holmes was 1st this week and made it look easy from peg 10 just up the right sideof the gate. He kept small fish coming all day at a good rate to anihilate the field with 18lb 8oz

Trevor Dodson was on peg 12 on the left hand side end of the basin and caught similarly but not so fast for 12lb 9oz and 2nd and between these 2 sat Jon Burton who also caught on the whip but had a bit of a slow period later in the match and had 8lb 15oz for 3rd

The Big Basin was consistently hard all round with jetty 3 (Mark Charlwood- who else!?) being the high spot, producing 7lb 1oz which included a big skimmer and THE 2.5lb TENCH – for the 2nd week in a row.

No doubt next week we will all be there once more hoping for a peg full of fish (like Ian!!!)……………..See you there………….