Roach on hemp the winning tactic for weekend's match.
Sunday July 22nd Shakespeare Championship Qualifier Evesham Town and Ferry Waters 59 Fished.
With the water having cleared slightly from the previous days qualifier, many anglers decided to target the venues roach stocks. Ian Shepherd was one such rod, and his move paid off in style as he banked 70 good sized roach on hempseed. Drawn on peg 35, Ian started his match on maggot feeder, but after an hour he had only a few small perch to show for his efforts. With this in mind, he decided to have an early look on his hemp line, and a good sized fish came to the net straight away! Ian never looked back after this, and caught for the duration of the match, taking all his fish from one line just seven metres out from the bank. Tony Marshall made it two second placings in as many days, with a fine 18-2-0 net of roach. Like the winner, Tony pinned his faith in hempseed and caught quality fish for the last half of the match. Third placed Paul Norledge again caught his weight on hempseed, but this time from peg one, at the top end of the Crown Meadow.
1 Ian Shepherd (Daiwa Gordon League) 23-13-8 (peg 35) 2 Tony Marshall (Quorn VDE) 18-2-0 (peg 41) 3 Paul Norledge 12-0-0 (peg 1) 4 Dennis Lipscombe 11-7-0 (peg 30) 5 Tim Kaye (Quorn VDE) 11-6-0 (peg 75)