Post Match Report
This year’s event produced 31 fish for a total weight of 483lb 13oz, which equates to an average of over 15lb 8oz per fish. Nine out of the 11 pairs fishing registered fish. The largest fish of the match was a 27lb common caught by Theresa Biggs who went on to take the title with 5 fish for 80lb 6oz. Theresa was fishing on her own due to her partner, Joanne Barlow, coming down with an illness. She didn’t even have a runner and worked the swim tirelessly throughout the weekend. She selected peg 12 after coming out 8th in the watercraft draw.
Runners up spot was taken by the 2017 champions Elaine and Debbie Taylor, who had 4 fish for 71lb 6oz. They cemented their place with a 15lb+ common with less than 2 hours of the match remaining.
3rd place went to Jane Henthorn and Paula Marriott with 5 fish for 69lb. Lots of girls were in contention during the course of the weekend and the podium places changed throughout the proceedings.
4th place was taken by Natalie May and Amy Jenkins who finished on 56lb 15oz and missed out due to the carpgirls late fish.
5th with 51lb 2oz were Miranda Brown and Tania Williams. Following closely were a new pairing to the matches, Sue Seton-Smith and Petula Little, who had a nice 20lber each.
Next came Dot Norton and Tina Brown with Kellie Margerrison and Tam Oakes in 8th. Sam Hoskins and Ellen Beedham made up the last pair to register fish.
It was a very close affair and one fish landed by a host of anglers could have put a completely different slant on things. The hot weather carried on into Saturday but then started to change when a cooler front moved in bringing rain and gusty winds. Although this is exactly what we needed it slowed the fishing down somewhat proving once again that although the hot dry weather was far from ideal, it was at least settled which is what the stunning Pine Pool residents seemed to prefer. On the whole it was a great event and I can’t wait to watch it unfold when it airs on BT Sport 2 next Monday.
Sam Hoskins – Ellen Beedham 20lb 12oz
Tina Brown 12lb 7oz – Dot Norton
Kellie Margerrison 17lb 11oz – Tam Oakes
Miranda Brown 15lb 2oz – Tania Williams
Petula Little 22lb 10oz – Sue Seton-Smith
Jane Henthorn – Paula Marriott 21lb 5oz
Debbie Taylor 17lb 10oz – Elaine Taylor
Theresa Biggs 27lb
L-R 3rd Paula Marriott and Jane Henthorn, Winners Theresa Biggs 2nd Elaine and Debbie Taylor