Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:22

Kayleigh Smith wins the Ladies National Fishing Championship title at Woodlands View Fishery


The Angling Trust Ladies National Championship was contested by 43 anglers fishing Front and Back Deans lakes at Woodlands View Fishery near Worcester on Saturday 4th June 2016. The fishing proved difficult on a hot, bright windless day, and most of the better weights came from the Back Deans section.

Kayleigh Smith wins the Ladies National Championship titleFor the winner Kayleigh Smith (Matrix, Bag em baits) this proved a very poignant occasion.  Last year Kayleigh’s mum tragically died whilst this match was being fished at Lakeview.  So Kayleigh was determined to try and win the event in her mums memory. Happy she achieved her dream although it was a very close result and her joy was shared by lots of the competitors, including all her international team colleagues.

Kayleigh, who was a previous winner of this event fished peg 48 on Back Deans where she fished banded pellet at 13 metres along the margin to record a fine weight of 35.650 kg. The majority of her catch comprised of carp to a weight of 4 kg plus a few skimmers.

In second place just a few grams in arrears fishing Back Deans peg 34 was Wendy Locker (Tackle Locker/Drennan) with a weight of 35.000 kg. Wendy also caught the majority of her fish on 6 mm banded pellets at 13 metres down the edge plus a few fish on meat fished short.

Third place went to Sophie Hill (Garbolino) fishing Back Deans peg 36 who had a nice net of carp fishing hard pellets at depth both short and long with a few fish on maggots in the margin late in the match to weigh 27.350kg.

Top Ten Individual results

1) Peg 48 Back Deans - Kayleigh Smith 35.650 kg
2) Peg 34 Back Deans - Wendy Locker 35.00kg
3) Peg 36 Back Deans - Sophie Hill 27.350kg
4) Peg 8 Front Deans  -Deana Wood  20.950kg
5) Peg 63 Back Deans - Helen Dagnall 17.800kg
6) Peg 3 Front Deans  - Heather Dewey 17.750kg
7) Peg 33 Front Deans - Sue Arkell 17.650kg
8) Peg 40 Back Deans- Sandra Scotthorne 16.660kg
9) Peg 6 Front Deans  - Pam Mason 14.600kg
10) Peg 54 Back Deans - Zoe Buckley 14.400kg

Section Winners

Peg 8 Front Deans - Deana Wood 20.950kg
Peg 33 Front Deans -Sue Arkell 17.650kg
Peg 48 Back Deans - Kayleigh Smith 35.650kg
Peg 63 Back Deans - Helen Dagnall  17.800kg

Teams of 4 Final results

1) Starlets 71.500kg
2) Lindholme Lakes 61.950kg
3) Warrington Team Gold 56.550kg
4) Sonubaits Passies Pink 45.000kg
5) 4 Amigos 39.100kg
6) Billy No Mates 37.850kg
7) Marukyu Maidens 24.150kg

Winner of the Claire Dagnall Trophy donated in memory of Claire Dagnall and awarded to the highest placed under 21 angler Amy Marcroft on Back Deans 60 with a weight of 14.400 kg.  The trophy for Young Up and Coming Angler on the day was awarded to Sarah Taylor from the Wirral with 10.300 kg

Source: Angling Trust Fishing News

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