Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:26

Perfect conditions for the Riverfest, River Severn qualifying match at Shrewsbury


What a brilliant and fair sectioned RiverFest qualifier match it was on the River Severn at Shrewsbury on 18th October 2015 with near perfect conditions. All that was required was some extra water as the river was very low. Every angler caught fish on this 60 peg event.

Angling Trust fishing newsIn first place and the first angler to qualify for the final in November was Steve Maher with a fantastic catch of roach for 30-0-0. Steve fished bolo float over groundbait with maggot in 10ft of water and caught steady throughout the match.  The roach were to a pound and a quarter. He used a size 18 hook 0.10 hook length. He was in Section A on the County Ground, just above the footbridge in Frankwell car park.

Second to qualify was local star Adam Williams. He caught dace from the start on bolo and waggler with maggot. Adam also had two good chub, roach and perch in his section winning bag of 18-3-0. He was on peg 19 above the footbridge in B section Quarry.  The third qualifying place went to Doug Foreshaw on peg 53 in section C in the quarry near the tennis courts. Doug was struggling with about a pound of silvers in the first two hours and decided to switch to the pole. He had a few more small dace and roach, then got into something bigger a 6-1-0 chub. He played it for quite some time and landed it on a no 5 elastic. This completed his total weight of 12.1.0.

The top six on the day were as follows;

1- Steve Maher 30.0.0
2 - Adam Williams 18-3-0
3- Paul Downes 17-0-0
4- T Chalk 16-2-0
5- D Ashington 14-14-0
6- T Moreton 14-4-0
With only two RiverFest qualifiers remaining for this year the next RiverFest qualifier is on the Yorkshire Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton on Ouse on Saturday 24th October 2015

Source: Angling Trust Fishing News

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