Tuesday 14th July 2020
Fishing the middle 12 pegs for the final match of the 2020 Evening Series, we welcomed 10 anglers who braved the wind to tackle what Nutford has to offer. The temperature felt a lot cooler than recent weeks, with cloud cover and the wind – the evening had a touch of Autumn about it.
Despite the wind a number of the anglers did choose to tackle their peg with pole, and the waggler is in favour elsewhere – fairly standard practice for Nutford. Minnows were found to plague those who fished shallow – those who did find fish found them anchored to the bottom – with Perch making a consistent show across all pegs.
3 anglers breaking 2lb weights with the next four anglers each putting over a pound in.
We knew the numbers were going to be tight, with 10 anglers, Alex would need to blank or go home early not to win the series – very little chance of that happening, and so the results show. Places 3-5 were competed for as expected, and the final table threw up a surprise for both Terry and Craig!
Congratulations for the night goes to Bryan Hunt for putting a 2lb 12oz bag together, with Ben Bentley in second and David Sollis (a former junior member) taking third – well done guys, great results and fantastic way to end the Series.
As for the Series itself, 1st place to Alex Compiani (72pts)! Congratulations Alex for superb angling through the 5 matches. Alex was the only angler to put over 3lb in the net and did so on 2 occasions; the weight table certainly demonstrates Alex’s ability, never mind the final points results.
2nd place in the 2020 Evening Series goes to Ben Bentley (62pts) and Craig Whelan (49pts) claiming 3rd place at the last moment.
Thank you to all anglers who made it out to Nutford Farm for the 2020 Evening Series, we had the largest numbers we’ve hosted in years and we had consistent numbers from the first to the last match – a real show of support for the club and our informal, friendly, club matches – thank you!
Weights at the end of the night as follows
Full report and tables can be found here.