Local Leicester Sensas angler wins gold at the Angling Trust Veterans National Championship
This year’s Veterans National Championship was hosted jointly by Peatling Parva Lakes and Shearsby Valley Lakes in Leicestershire on Wednesday 1st August and was contested by a field of 157 anglers. On a cloudy but warm breezy day the Peatling complex was the place to draw particularly Plough and Harrow lakes from which came eight of the top ten individuals.
The winner in a closely fought contest was local angler Bob Greenbury (Leicester Sensas) who has a good record on this venue. Bob fished peg 5 on Plough Lake at Peatling and caught lots of F1’s and common carp to boost his weight to 40.700 kg. His simple tactic was to fish a 4 millimetre expander pellet very close into the bankside vegetation three metres down his peg. He caught steadily through the day.
In second place was John Ellis who is a previous winner of this competition. John fished peg 15 on C Lake at Peatling. For the first two hours he fished shallow with maggot and had about ten kilos of carp and chub. He then switched to fishing close to the bankside vegetation feeding casters and fishing maggot on the hook where he took lots of small barbel and carp to total 39.500kg.
Third place went to Samuel Egerton fishing peg 36 on Lake A at Peatling. Samuel had 14 carp weighing 37.900 kg he fished a banded pellet on the straight lead.
In total there were 68 anglers who weighed in excess of 10 kilograms each which is good fishing in anyone’s language.
For complete details of every competitor’s results visit the Angling Trust website at www.anglingtrust.net .
Top 10 results
Ist Robert Greenbury Plough Peg 5 40 .700 kg
2nd John Ellis Lake C peg 15 39.500 kg
3rd Samuel Egerton Lake A peg 36 37.900kg
4th Frederick Groves Plough peg 24 33.690kg
5th David Harris Harrow peg 15 29.700kg
6th Lynne Jenkins Plough peg 20 29.600kg
7th Keith Rayment Harrow peg 3 27.820 kg
8th Paul Wiltshire Harrow peg 21 27.640 kg
9th Brian Rushton Plough peg 25 25.680 kg
10th Ian Covey Plough peg 18 25.300 kg
Photo - left to right - John Ellis, 2nd Individual, Bob Greenbury, winner, and Samuel Egerton, 3rd Individual.
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