Match Result 24th August – Brailsford Horseshoe

Another good turn out this week.  The matches on Horseshoe are normally won with over 100lb and great back up weights.  All the anglers were eagerly awaiting the draw to find out what peg they had for the day but more importantly to make sure they hadn’t drawn next to The Tornado Ade Knighton after his previous week’s performance! Craig Logan was happy to draw two pegs away from him but unfortunately could still see and hear him… 😉

The match got off to a good start for Glen Homes – catching two quick carp – but everyone else seemed to be struggling.  With two hours gone it was turning out to be a real struggle with just the odd fish being caught and a lot of foul hooked fish being reported.  In the third hour Craig Radford on Peg 9 and Carl Wilson on Peg 8 were starting to put some fish together fishing shallow.  Also The Treble John Lowe on Peg 30 and The Tornado on Peg 31 were matching each other fish for fish on paste.  The Tornado was trying something new this week, playing fish standing up but the pond was still fishing incredibly hard.

The fourth hour saw Ian Bradley on Peg 20, Ian Shaw on Peg 21 and Danny Gaetto on Peg 17 all starting to catch in the margins.  Dave Perry on Peg 22 had drawn the Golden Peg this week but only seemed interested in catching crayfish, at least that what we all thought.  But then to my and everyone’s surprise it went a bit “Quentin Tarantino” 😱 – I felt sorry for the crayfish and will never look at him in the same way again….  He has now earned the nickname KILLER PERRY.

In the final hour Craig Radford and Ralph Marshall on Peg 11  looked to be the only ones catching, then with 20 mins left the fish finally turned up for club favourite Craig Logan down his margin and he made the most of it catching 5 more Carp.  There will be a collection this coming Sunday to buy a new battery for The Tornado’s watch as it seems to be running a bit fast!  Well done to Ollie for beating his Dad and good luck going back to school – it’s been nice having you attending the matches and we look forward to seeing you back in the holidays.

1st  Craig Radford – 51lb 5oz

2nd  Ian Shaw – 37lb 6oz

3rd  Danny Gaetto – 33lb 6oz

4th  Craig Logan 30lb 9oz

Section 1  Ralph Marshall – 30lb 6oz

Section 2  The Tornado – 26lb 11oz

C Radford