Autumn Pairs – 28th & 29th Sept
Dates: 28th September - 29th September
Entry Fee: £85
28th & 29th September 2019
Entry Fee £85 per angler
Cash Prize Fund
1st – £600
2nd – £300
3rd – £250
4th – £150
5th – £100
6th – £80
Four sections each paying 1st & 2nd on the day
The above payout is based on a field of 28 anglers
The payout may vary according to numbers
Each lake will be split into sections of 6
Points will be awarded depending on where you finish in the section
First – 1 point, Second – 2 points, Third – 3 points and so on.
DNW will receive 6 points, regardless of how many anglers weigh-in or are in the section.
In the event of a tie on points, the team, if still tied, the overall weight will decide the winners
Entrants name will only appear in the list of anglers once payment has been received in full
Standard fishery rules
Payment can be made by the following methods:
Cash – Paid in the tackle shop
BACS – Broom Leisure Ltd – a/c No. 11331962 – sort code 80-45-23 – ref Your name
Teams entered in this event are:
Broom Fisheries Autumn Pairs Festival WeekendDay 1
1st – Ian Whitson – 99lb 12oz p31
2nd – Mick Slater – 60lb 14oz p34
3rd – Steve Royle – 48lb 6oz p32
4th – Myles Watt – 32lb p35
5th – Mark Acton – 20lb p33
6th – Rosen Arsov – 18lb 2oz p37
7th – Graham Carter – 17lb 12oz p36
8th – Don Lines – 13lb 12oz p38
1st – Barry Young – 36lb 14oz p47
2nd – Simon Heyes – 30lb p44
3rd – Scott Bond – 23lb 10oz p41
4th – John Wright – 16lb 4oz p46
5th – Matt Baxter – 13lb 2oz p45
6th – Ian Hickson – 13lb p42
7th – Eddie Bibby – 12lb 4oz p43
8th – Ian Waddington – 11lb 8oz p48
A lovely dry day today after 4 days of persistent rain, but all that cold water 💦 certainly had an impact on the weights today with the fish reluctant to settle and feed for any lengthy spells.
However, fish were caught and other than section one ( end peg 31) the sections were pretty close for all.
Ian Whitson blitzed the match and won section 1 with 99lb 12oz, just 4oz shy of that magic ” Ton”… Must try harder. 😂
His partner Scott Bond managed a 3rd in section 2 to give them a 4pt total on day 1.
Mick Slater was 2nd in section with a very respectable 60lb 14oz.
Steve Royle on peg 32 in section 1 scraped a 3rd.. But his partner Barry Young had a well-fought 1st in a very tough section 2 to also give the pair a 4pt total.
Myles Watt and partner Simon Heyes scored a 4th and a 2nd to keep them in contention going into tomorrow’s match on Queensberry Water.
Very little separates the remaining pairs going into day 2 – all to fish for tomorrow.
Day two results / overall results
1st – Rosen Arsov – 54lb 2oz p20
2nd – Barry Young – 49lb 6oz p15
3rd – Myles Watt – 43lb p17
4th – Graham Carter – 38lb 8oz p21
5th – John Wright – 29lb 4oz p18
6th – Scott Bond – 27lb 10oz p19
7th – Eddie Bibby – 17lb 2oz p22
8th – Mark Acton – 16lb 10oz p16
1st – Ian Whitson – 36lb 2oz p24
2nd – Steve Royle – 34lb p30
3rd – Mick Slater – 26lb 8oz p22
4th – Matt Baxter – 24lb 2oz p25
5th – Ian Hickson – 18lb 12oz p26
6th – Simon Heyes – 15lb 4oz p29
7th – Ian Waddington – 13lb 6oz p28
8th – Don Lines – 11lb 8oz p27
Firstly to today’s match, a very wet start and even wetter night, a lot cooler with temps around 13° c. A northerly wind with gusts up to 18mph at times.
Not ideal conditions at all.!!
At the start of play, we had two pairs tied on 4pts, Ian Whitson / Scott Bond, & Barry Young / Steve Royle.
Myles Watt and Simon Heyes lay just behind on 6pts, with the chasing pack not far behind.
At the draw, someone was looking down on one pair, with Steve Royle drawing end peg 30 in his section, and Barry Young drawing end peg 15 in his.!!
Ian Whitson and Scott Bond had drawn decent pegs too in pegs 19 & 24.
With some quality anglers throughout the lake and some on very good pegs, it was all to fish for…
It soon became apparent that all that overnight rain had slowed things up considerably, with bites on all methods very patchy and slow at the best of times.
It was all about tactics and being patient today with the anglers making every bite count.
Barry Young started on a method feeder on a usually very good feeder peg but could only muster 4 small carp, however he stuck it out on a 13m pole line to catch ide and skimmers of all sizes with two carp in the margin late on to weigh in 49lb 6oz, getting him a valuable 2nd in section.
Rosen Arsov had a few carp on the method feeder on peg 20, but again the fish wouldn’t settle. Rosen then had a nice run of carp on the pole to win section 1 with a hard-fought 54lb 2oz and also won the lake overall.
Myles Watt fished hard to get a 3rd with a few silvers on the pole, and a few carp on bomb and pellet for 43lbs.
Meanwhile, Scott Bond had struggled a bit on peg 19 but did manage a few carp on the pellet waggler… A familiar pattern on the lake today with lots of usually productive pegs not producing the goods.
Section 2 would be interesting and we knew there would be fine margins in the weights and points after the way the top half had fished.
Ian Whitson did the business in section 2 catching a nice net of silvers on the pole, but again no carp. Ian stuck it out to put 36lb 2oz of ide and skimmers on the weigh sling, earning a valuable point for his pair.
The weights then dipped a bit, but Mr reliable Mick Slater nicked an envelope by default with his well earned 26lb 8oz.
Down to the last peg, and Steve Royle. He was claiming 25lbs before the scales reached him ( and he’s usually a bit of an underestimatior.. If there’s such a word?!!!)
Steve fished for silvers all day, and true to form when the scales reached him, 34lbs was called.!! Lots of little ide, chub and roach made up his net of fish., but more importantly, a second in section for his pair.
Overall the weather hasn’t been too kind, with all the weeks’ rain and cooler temps impacting on the fish and fishing considerably, but well done to everyone for sticking at it, it may have been tough, but it was a bit of a leveller as far as the matches went.
Overall results :
1st – Barry Young / Steve Royle – 7pts
2nd – Ian Whitson / Scott Bond – 11pts
3rd – Myles Watt / Simon Heyes – 15pts
4th – Rosen Arsov / Ian Hickson – 18pts
Sections: Day 1
Sections: Day 2
Day 1 – Ian Whitson
Day 2 – Rosen Arsov
Many thanks to everyone who travelled from far and wide to support and fish the pairs festival weekend, the weather wasn’t too kind and the fishing quite challenging at times, but credit to you all for sticking at it.