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Broom Open 15/4/18

Dates: Sunday 15th April

Waters: Wallace & Queensberry

Draw time : 09:00 prompt

All in: 11:00

All out 16:30

Match fee £20 all in

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Broom Fisheries Sunday Open Match results
(22 fished)
The match was fished on two waters with two sections on each lake.
Queensberry Water
1st – David Corcoran – 36lb 12oz. (p23)
2nd – Jimmy Alden – 12lb 8oz (p25)
3rd – Don Lines – 10lb (p26)
4th – David Mcgregor – 9lb 13oz (p28)
5th – Jim Anderson – 5lb 15oz (p27)
6th – Leigh Lynch – DNW ( p24)
1st – Colin Hart – 34lb 2oz (p18)
2nd – John Williamson – 33lb 6oz (p19)
3rd – James Carlton – 32lb (p20)
4th – Simon Heyes – 24lb (p21)
5th – Thomas Woodman – 23lb 8oz (p21)
6th – Mark Clow – 11lb 3oz (p17)

1st – Dave Walker – 26lb 11oz (p46)
2nd – Rosen Arsov – 21lb 7oz (p44)
3rd – Derek Foster – 13lb 1oz (p43)
4th – Ian Whitson – 10lb 13oz (p47)
5th – Brian Irving – 9lb 5oz (p45)
1st – Barry Young – 22lb 11oz (p35)
2nd – Craig Duncan – 20lb 3oz (p36)
3rd – Gerry Blythe – 18lb 12oz (p34)
4th – Steve Royle – 12lb 12oz (p33)
5th – Geoffrey Brough – DNW (P32)

A dry and overcast day today with a few showers during the last hour of the match. A strange wind today, Northeasterly, then swinging into a southeasterly with a few gusts of 15mph.
A funny old day today, with a huge change in the air pressure which affected the feeding habits of the fish quite a bit with very few carp caught.
On Queensberry Water David Corcoran put a nice net of silvers together on peg 23, which included ide, chub and skimmers to weigh in 36lbs 12oz, winning his section and the overall match.
Section 1 was a lot closer, with Colin Hart netting a last gasp fish at the ” all – out” to narrowly win the section with 34lbs 2oz, a nice mix of silvers and F1 Carp, followed closely behind by John Williamson (. 33lb 6oz ) and James Carlton (. 32lb.)…. Not a lot in it..!
Wallace Lake was a right old struggle today, with the ide and skimmers very close to spawning, and the Carp just not feeding at all on a water usually dominated by carp and end pegs.
In section 2 Dave Walker stuck to the task by fishing for silvers on the pole, not expecting to do much with Ian Whitson on end peg 47.
Unbeknown to Dave, the Carp had other ideas today and he plodded away to win the section with some nice skimmers, a big ide and a few smaller ones for 26lbs 11oz, with Ian on the end peg failing to hook a carp all day.
Section 1 was no different, and everyone thought they’d be fishing for 2nd place with Geoffrey Brough drawing the, ” in – form” peg 32. Geoff only managed one carp which definitely suggested something was up today with them crashing around all over the place but just not interested in feeding. There’s no doubt they definitely sense when there’s a change in pressure.
This, in turn, opened the door for everyone else, with Barry Young sneaking the section win with 22lbs 11oz when the ide switched off he’d fished for gudgeon with his top kit catching 50 in the last 45mins. With Craig Duncan ( 20lbs 3oz) & Gerry Blythe (. 18lbs 12oz.).. Sometimes small DOES matter… ?


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