--MANDATORY NOTE TO ALL ANGLERS--
Due to a local outbreak of K.H.V. no keepnets to be used on any still waters. Dip tanks are in place on all stillwaters. Nets, mats and slings MUST be dipped (FULLY immersed) for a minimum of 15 minutes. Keep nets are allowed on the River Stour (only) from the start of the river season.
Fifteen anglers fished at Trenley Lake between 9am and 4pm.
This year’s cup was lifted by Dan Boden with 18lb 7oz of bream and rudd. Second place went to Glenn Brett with 11lb 3oz of rudd and roach, narrowly ahead of Alfie Richards in third with 10lb 11oz.
Alfie caught two sizeable bream and roach while rudd and roach gave Dave Wells 9lb 3oz for fourth during a tough day on the water for all the competitors.
The weather was very sunny and the fish were taken with a mixture of float fishing and feeder tactics, with the feeder proving to be the most successful.
Six anglers fished the 2021 Goldsmith Cup for CDAA junior anglers. This year’s match was held at Brook Lake, Minster.
The match started at 9.30 am. Five juniors weighed in a mix of roach, rudd, skimmer bream, tench and perch, and the clear winner was Phoenix Minter with 12lb 9oz ahead of Luke Harrop with 9lb 7oz for second place.
Henry Weir’s 7lb 1oz at the 1pm finish whistle gave him third with another good weight. Emmett Payne with 2lb 9oz and fourth, nudged Callum Morris into fifth with 2lb 2oz.
The first of this season’s Association competitions was held at Fordwich and Stour lakes for the Baldwin Cup. Carp and tench are the only fished allowed to be weighed in during the 24 hour overnight match.
At the 12 Noon final whistle, although 24 anglers took part, just three anglers had caught fish and weighed in.
Colin Hurst was this year’s winner with a fine 23lb 14oz fully-scaled mirror carp, well ahead of second placed Steve Simmons who landed a 13lb 13oz mirror carp. Yet another single fish proved invaluable and ensured Keith Minter a place on the podium. Keith hooked a 4lb 6oz tench for third in a particularly challenging match.