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Samson shows his strength in the cup
4:50pm Thursday 6th October 2011 in Sport
GREENMAN dominated the Cavalier Cup angling contest, held on the canal between St George’s Lane football ground and the viaduct, by taking both individual and team honours.
The team consisting of Colin Davis, Bob Patrick, Rich Brewer and Mick Samson scored an unbeatable nine-point total. Second place went to Harris Black with 11 followed by Phoenix on 12.
Individually it was left to towpath ace Samson to make the most of his end peg 182 on the viaduct netting for an 8-9-12 total.
After taking three good bream early on with punch, Samson then changed to the caster and worm in the track to add a solitary chub along with a few perch and roach late in the match.
Runner-up prize went to Harris’ Chris Rice (5-13-0) from peg 182 in the park, while his team-mate Dennis Evans came in third with a net of 5-7-4 from peg 174.
Phoenix’s Alf Hand, who took skimmers and roach from peg 164, finished fourth with 5-6-11.
This Sunday sees the first WDUAA winter league take place on the canal. Details from Colin Pettifer on 01905-25193.
Terry Box easily won the latest Barbourne club contest which took place on the church section of an improved river Wye at Holme Lacey with a feeder-caught 38-8-0 weight.
Drawn three pegs below the salmon hut, Box used an unusual approach for this river consisting of an open-end feeder with groundbait in order to net chub to five pounds along with a few dace for a comfortable victory.
Runner-up Paul Bosworth took an all-dace 20-10-0 on waggler and maggot tactics to narrowly beat Derek Silk who also weighed in an all dace net going 20-8-0. In fourth place came Paul Knight’s 15-4-0 which included a pike on the feeder.
The Barbourne club are back on their own pool at Cotheridge tomorrow.
The latest Arbo match on the Rifleman’s section of the Droitwich canal turned into a close fought contest with just 11 ounces separating the top three anglers.
Eventual winner Tim Yapp, like all the leading contenders, was drawn in the second pound where he offered worm bait across a far bank reed bed in order to weigh in a roach, perch and rudd net going 5-11-8. Colin Sherwood came second with 5-4-0 on waggler and maggot. Graham Clarke’s 5-0-8 mixed bag was good enough for third while club secretary Ray Hodgetts finished in fourth place with 4-5-8.
The next contest is on the river Salwarpe below Hawford Bridge. Welsh international angler Danny Baker won the first round of the Hereford winter league on the Wye with 39-12-0 which included a 35-2-0 river carp taken on worm from Belmont Runner-up was Mike Webb (Fox Hereford) with 35-8-0 and third was Hadrian Whittle (Woody’s) weighing 30-12-0.
WOODLAND VIEW — Tuesday, Deans pool: 1 C Georgen 87-0; 2 T Larden 65-0; 3 T Stanley 58-2.
Saturday, Deans pool: 1 P Edmonds 89-4; 2 J Powis 78-10; 3 K Turner 72-0.
Sunday Deans pool: 1 C Senter 111-2; 2 C Cameron 110-8; 3 K Slade 109-4.
MOORLANDS FARM — Thursday open: 1 D Gough 139-6; 2 I Wood 114-12; 3 K Sherriff 104-3.
Saturday open: 1 I Wood 131-2; 2 R Kings 122-0; 3 R Chatwin 80-2.
The ‘wilder’ sections of the river Wye are being used for this coming weekend’s Charity contest instead of the familiar Belmont stretch.
Competitors are expecting huge weights with fish shoaled tightly in the low river conditions.
Pegs on Brienton Springs along with the bottom of Bartonsham and also Eign could throw up 100lb nets of chub to the right angler.