Evesham Town & Ferry Waters - 76 anglers
With increased rainfall seeing river levels rise still further, many anglers again decided to tailor their approach to targetting the Avon’s resident bream. After drawing the peg that broke the record on the Saturday, Sheffield rod Nick Crouch was keen to make the best of it, despite the fact that he had only ever fished a river once before, that being the previous day! Fortunately for Nick, Leigh Gardner was on hand to advise him on how he put together his record breaking haul, and Nick did as he was told, fishing groundbait feeder at sixteen metres as Lee had done the previous day.
Five hours and 22 bream later, and Nick dragged out his net to smash the record once again, beating Leigh’s weight by just 1-12-0!
In second place was Sensas ace Matt Godfrey, who caught two good bream on pole feeder, and a few bleak for a 15-7-0 total. One of the Avon’s legendary whiskery residents filled third spot, with Rob Badhan luring a 10-2-0 barbel on halibut pellet from peg 26.
1 Nick Crouch (Bankside Tackle) 86-8-0 (peg 1)
2 Matt Godfrey (Sensas) 15-7-0 (peg 13)
3 Rob Badham 10-7-8 (peg 26)
4 Steve Ashmore (Sensas WB Clarke) 10-1-0 (peg 80)
5 Nick Nowicki 10-0-0 (peg 76)
6 Steve Hemming 8-10-0 (peg 71)