Ryan Fairclough returned triumphantly to the Rovers match scene with this winning bag of carp

8th April 2018

A good turnout of twenty two anglers arrived on this wet, rainy day at Greenfields fishery to contest the penultimate match of the series. The fishery, which comprises of several small lakes fished reasonably well to produce a winning weight of 36-1-0 by Ryan Fairclough, who was back from college, to give him a much needed boost in money which will enable him to eat for the next couple of months! Pole with corn and red maggots was his winning combination for an all carp catch. Second was Fred Fairman with 31-1-0 which comprised of twelve carp taken on corn. Fred also had the specimen on the day, a carp of 6-9-0. In third place was Bill Parker with 20-10-0 taken long at fifteen metres down the edge on dead red maggot. This was also the final round of the pairs competition and it produced a very exciting finish. Bob Lane and Keith Gibson, who were in a comfortable position, taking a fourteen point lead into the match, were overtaken by Fred Fairman and Doug Read who put in a magnificent performance with to win the pairs by five points. Congratulations to Fred and Doug on winning what has been a very good close competition this year. The last club match of the season will be at Wood Lane on 22nd April, after which there will be a presentation of prizes for all the competitions. We are looking forward to a good attendance to this final match with all the top league positions still to be decided!

Fred Fairman completed a hat-trick by framing, winning the pairs and catching the specimen on the day Third placed angler Bill Parker. Bill had to fish long at fifteen metres down the edge to catch A good day for Doug Read, the other half of the victorious pairs team and section winner on the day

1 – Ryan Fairclough – 36-1-0
2 – Fred Fairman – 31-1-0
3 – Bill Parker – 20-10-0

Fred Fairman – Carp – 6-9-0

For the full match results click here.

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