Hambley tops Sunday angling

SUNDAY night’s fishing started two-and-a-half hours after high water.

What north easterly swell there was earlier in the day was dropping off as fast as the ebbing tide.

A strong and strengthening westerly wind did not deter anglers with 12 coming to the scales.

Twenty one fish weighed in for a total of 24lb 14oz. Dave Hambley weighed in the heaviest fish so far this month with a codling of 5lb 13oz.

Results: 1 Dave Hambley with 1 fish for 5lb 13oz, 2 George Middlemas with 5 fish for 5lb 10oz, 3 William Atkinson with 1 fish for 5lb, 4 Rob Allison 2 fish for 2lb 13oz, 5 Peter Horbury 1 fish for 1lb 3oz, 6 Dave Perrett 1 fish for 1lb 1oz, 7 Ben Laws 1 fish for 15oz, 8 Mick Beedle 2 fish for 10oz, 9 Mike Bowman 1 fish for 9oz, 10 Colin Stainthorpe 1 fish for 8oz, 11 Bernard Vasey 1 fish for 7oz, 12 James Verrill 1 fish for 5oz.

The knockouts were drawn last night and the preliminary rounds are as follows:

singles, 19 October: Martin Lamb fishes against Dave Hambley, Paul Short fishes against Paul Garbutt

doubles, 26 October: James Verrill and William Atkinson will fish against Dave Perrett and Mike Bowman

On the leader board after four matches:

1 Rob Allison 20lb 6oz, 2 Dave Hambley 18lb 2oz, 3 Ben Laws 16lb 1oz.