Saturday July 21st
Wychavon Championship Qualifier
Evesham Town and Ferry Waters
With extra colour in the water following the recent rain, there were good weights of small fish throughout, though the bream shoals that have shown in previous qualifiers were notable by their absence. Top place on the day was taken by Evesham regular Steve Ashmore. Drawn on peg seven, Steve started his match on the feeder, taking a few small perch and eels. Throughout the coarse of the day, Steve loosefed hemp on a long pole swim, and at the start of the last hour, decided to give it a try.
The response was instant, and 18 quality roach up to 1lb in weight came to the net, giving Steve a 10-11-0 total.
In second place was ever consistent Quorn rod Tony Marshall. Drawn on peg 37, Tony fished a small maggot feeder halfway across the river, catching small perch and the occasional better eel for a 9-2-0 net.
Pete Morris weighed in 8-6-0 for third place, which again consisted of hemp roach caught late on in the match.
1 Steve Ashmore (Sensas WB Clarke) 10-11-0 (peg 7)
2 Tony Marshall (Quorn VDE) 9-2-0 (peg 37)
3 Pete Morris (Sensas WB Clarke) 8-6-0 (Peg 32)
4 Richie Reynolds (Shakespeare Superteam) 8-2-0 (peg 8)
5 Tom Scholey (Pole Fishing) 7-10-8 (peg 22)