Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:07

Individual National Championship - bream weights seal win on blustery Gloucester Canal



The 172 strong field in Saturday's (1st August) Angling Trust Individual National Championship faced a strong wind that made good pole presentation very difficult so the match was mainly a feeder affair for most.

Angling Trust fishing newsHowever, that didn’t put off David Cooper from Cambridge, as an unproductive start to his match on the feeder saw him switch to the pole at 13m and he never looked back as a succession of bream up to 6lb graced his net for the remainder of the match.

Drawn on peg 631, the upstream end peg on the Cambridge Arms stretch, David fished worm over groundbait to amass 16.570Kg and record a narrow victory and the title of National Individual Champion 2015.

Matt Godfrey from Sheffield was hot on his heals with a 15.950Kg net of skimmers and roach taken on maggot and groundbait feeder on peg 178 which was also an upstream end peg above Rea Bridge.  Kevin Lavelle from Kirkby wasn’t far behind either weighing 14.450Kg of bream and eels from peg 47 on Hempstead Bend, fishing worm and groundbait feeder.

Andre Grandjean, Angling Trust Event Manager, said:

"It’s going to be hard going for some fishing next week’s Division 1 National as there were a few barren areas so everyone will be praying to draw on some bream which are feeding well at the moment. We would like to thank Mark Treasure and his team for organising such a smooth running match."

Source: Angling Trust Fishing News

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