Sun Open 25/2/18
Dates: Sunday 25th February
Waters: Queensberry & Wallace
Draw time: 09:00 prompt
All in: 11:00
All out 16:30
Match fee £20
(Ring fishery office only 01461 700386 if your running late)
Standard Broom Fisheries Match Rules Apply
Broom fisheries Sunday Open Match results
Wallace Lake Section
1st – Geoff Whittle – 62 lb 6oz (p34)
2nd – Ian Whitson – 10lb 11oz (p38)
3rd – Ronnie Ogilvie – 7lb 1oz (p39)
4th – Symon Willan – 6lb 8oz (p35)
5th – Barry Young – 1lb 14oz (p37)
6th – Nick Aldersey – DNW (p36)
Queensberry Water Section
1st – David Corcoran – 39lb (p20)
2nd – Rosen Arsov – 8lb (p26)
3rd – Don Lines – 5lb 10oz (p24)
4th – Russell Davies – 5lb 9oz (p23)
5th – Dave Walker – 4lb 13oz (p27)
6th – Steve Royle – 2lb 1oz (p22)
7th – Simon Heyes – 2lb (p21)
8th – Michael Harkness – 6oz (p25)
9th – Tony Ball – DNW (P19)
A crisp dry day with very little wind, but very bright, I’m sure the fish sensed the pending cold snap as bites were hard to come by for most, especially on the pole.
It was no surprise that end peg 34 on Wallace would dominate the match, and the angler fortunate enough to draw it was Geoff Whittle
Geoff had a lovely day’s fishing on the tip rod/method feeder catching carp in little spells throughout the match to weigh in a cracking winter weight of 62lbs 6oz.
Skimmers pretty much made up the other weights, with most being caught on cage feeder/maggot, Ian Whitson managing 6 nice ones and a few small perch to take 2nd place, with Symon Willan landing 3 small Carp to finish 3rd.
On Queensberry, it was equally as tough, again with fish reluctant to come on the pole lines.
David Corcoran drew in form peg 20 ”
, and made the most of it catching Carp on the tip rod,. Most of his fish coming late afternoon to win comfortably with 39lbs.
The rest of the field had to scratch away at small fish, with Rosen Arsov taking second place with 8lbs of gudgeon and small blades.
Not ideal conditions today, but two notable winter weights, dominated by carp.
Strangely there wasn’t a single ide caught on Wallace Lake today, with everyone expecting a late feeding frenzy going by recent matches it just didn’t happen..!
Sometimes the fish know best.