Post Match Report
This was a first time for British Carp Cups at DDAP’s in Dartford. Following the initial walk round to peg it you could see it was a special place. Knowing the history of this lake in carp fishing folklore we were especially happy to be here. In the build up to this event we were keeping a kean eye on the catch reports to give us an idea of what we were likely to expect.
The fish were spread out through the entire lake for this one and with eight out of the eleven competitors catching this proved the point. The top four competitors go through to the final and right to the end it was a difficult match to predict. Matthew Eden had a good Friday evening when he banked three fish for over 66lb, including the biggest of the weekend at 29lb 7oz. He could only add one more on Saturday but that proved enough for him to take the victory.
Peg 13 which didn’t prove unlucky at all was occupied by Billy Dummer, who did his research and managed a brace on both Saturday and Sunday o take runners up spot. Third place went to Alex Zlampa who had three fish for 63lb 1oz, a nice average in any carp match. The fourth and final qualifying place went to Dragos Vlaican, who also had three fish but for a smaller total weight of 40lb 4oz.
Levi Letchford, Mike White and Flavio de Jesus all finished close behind and a fish for any of them would have changed the outcome, that’s how close it was up to the midday finish. This was the last qualifier in this year’s singles event. The final is on Willows Lake, St Albans on the 4th, 5th and 6th October.
Good Luck to all the qualifiers on your quest to become the first British Carp Cup singles champion.
Alexandru Zlampa 22lb 2oz
Billy Dummer 24lb 11oz
Darren Pearse 14lb 10oz
Dragos Vlaican 15lb 12oz
Flavio de Jesus 9lb 8oz
Levi Letchford 20lb 1oz
Mike White 20lb 3oz
Matthew Eden 29lb 7oz
L-R 1st Matthew Eden, 2nd Billy Dummer, 3rd Alexandru Zlampa, 4th Dragos Vlaican