NWASAC Two Day Open Otterspool 11th – 12th Dec.
After 2 weeks of adverse weather conditions and road closures I was not sure what the turnout would be with anglers travelling from as far as Scotland, Isle of Man, Ireland , South Wales, Isle of wight, but I was not disappointed, that terrible disease that match anglers suffer from, the angling bug, could not keep them at home as many of them dug there way out of the snow to attend the 17th Annual Two day match, held at Otterspool.
It was a pity the Whiting in the river were not as abundant as usual, me thinks the migration of the shrimp to deeper water due to the cold, saw the whiting follow leaving small codling and Flounders as the main target for the 93 anglers that attended each day.
I would like to thank Malcolm Scullion from www.bassboots.co.uk for sponsoring the match by offering a free pair of Waders and supplying the match cards and to Julian Shambrook, Anyfish Anywhere for donating 2 rods for the day winners and Pete Coogan, Sea angler magazine, The Fisherman, Mersey Anglers, officers of the NWASAC for raffle donations.
I would also like to apologise to any anglers wishing to pleasure fish the pegged area for any inconvenience caused.
We had £4080 match fee’s which we paid out 100% to the top 3 in each of the 4 zones, two longest fish each day, and the top 3 anglers of the 2 day aggregate.
Day Winner, Peter Corker 13 fish 294 cm
1st, Mike Emery 7 fish 176cm IOM
2nd, Niel Cutler 3 fish 121cm Newcastle
3rd, Evan Hughes 4 fish 102cm North Wales
1st, Peter Corker 13 fish 294cm North Wales
2nd, Alan Blythin 8 fish 201cm North Wales
3rd, Nigel Conlon 7 fish 149cm Wirral
1ST, Dave Bown 7 fish 198cm Wirral
2nd, Darran Newland 8 fish, 184cm Isle of Wight
3rd, Thomas Hughes 7 fish 162cm North Wales
1st, Joe Arch 10 fish 215cm Cardiff
2nd, Bill Lindfield 10 fish 214cm Wirral
3rd, Mike Hughes 7 fish 160cm Northj Wales
Biggest Fish, Dave Bown, 49cm cod
2nd biggest, Ged Stevens 46cm cod, Barrow
Day Winner, Heather Lindfield 15 fish 339cm
1st, Gordon Thornes 4 fish 105cm Connahs Quay
2nd, Thomas Hughes 4 fish 89cm Bangor
3rd, Joe Arch 4 fish 84cm Cardiff
1st, Kevin Lewis 6 fish 131cm Dundee
2nd, Kenny McCoy 5 fish 106cm Newcastle
3rd, Mike Hughes 4 fish 99cm Bangor
1ST, Mike Emery 8 fish 175cm IOM
2nd, Gary Reid 5 fish 130cm IOM
3rd, Mike Flynn 5 fish 109cm Anglesey
1st, Heather Lindfield 15 fish 339cm Wirral
2nd, Brian Maxwell 13 fish 283cm Scotland
3rd, Brian Byrne 8 fish 198cm Scotland
Joint Biggest Fish, Cod 39cm Steve Crowder Wirral, Chris Stringer Whitley Bay
Overall Two Day winnerts.
1st, Mike Emery IOM, 2 zone wins
2nd, Joe Arch, Cardiff 1st and 3rd in zone
3rd, Thomas Hughes 2nd and 3rd in zone
Les Trish from Sefton Sea Anglers was the winner of a pair of bespoke waders from our main sponsor bassboots.co.uk