AnglingTrust The voice of Angling


Mike Kilpatrick leads the way on the Tyne


River Tyne 2017

A very low, clear river combined with bright sunshine and a very strong downstream breeze made for a tough day on the Tyne for the 54 competitors.

Match winner was 71-year-old Helperby & Brafferton AC angler Mike Kilpatrick with an all dace net of 17-12-0. Mike was the downstream end peg above Wylam road bridge and he tackled the 4ft deep swim with stick float and maggot to catch quality dace.

Runner up was Maver Dynamite star Eddie Bridon with 16-10-0 of dace from the Beaufront section. Eddie caught his fish with a very light 4x10 rig on the end of a 12 metre pole, feeding groundbait and caster with maggot and caster hookbaits.

Joint third in the match with 9-4-0 were Shakespeare team man Andrew Murphy and DH Angling's Pat Adams. Andrew, the first RiverFest winner back in 2013, used waggler and maggot and was pegged on the Bywell road section. Pat used the same method at his peg at Ovingham school. Fifth was Adrian Piggot with 7-9-0 and sixth in the frame was Jim Smith with 7-8-0.

Special thanks go to Steve Hoggins for organising an excellent qualifier.


1. Mike Kilpatrick 17-12-0

2. Eddie Bridon 16-10-0

3= Andrew Murphy 9-4-0

3= Pat Adams 9-4-0

5. Adrian Piggot 7-9-0

6. Jim Smith 7-8-0


Mike Kilpatrick, Eddie Bridon, Andrew Murphy

Next qualifier: Sunday, July 23rd - Bristol Avon

Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
Tel: 0343 5077006 (For Membership enquiries select Option 1) |
Calls to our 0343 number are charged at the same rate as normal landline numbers.
Office hours are Mon - Thu 9.00-5.00 and Fri 4.30. Please leave a message if you call outside these hours or email us.
twitter_icon_large facebook_icon_large
Angling Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee, company number 05320350

Site by Nemisys
Powered by FixturesLive