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Drennan Lindholme Elite edge Barnsley in Commercial National


Drennan Elite 2019

The ever prolific Lindholme lakes was once more the home of the Team Commercial this weekend, the first big Angling Trust National of the year. Last week it was shorts and t-shirts, this week it was back to waterproofs, fleeces, and thermals! The 240 anglers fishing had to endure some truly horrendous conditions, strong gusty winds and heavy downpours, which greatly hampered bait presentation and any long pole fishing.

Thankfully there were still plenty of bites for most and it led to a close, exciting finish in the team event.

Individually it was one of two teams that were created specifically for this event that produced the Individual winner, as Barry Rodgers (Beggsys Midnight Runners) took an impressive 56.350Kg of F1s, carp, and skimmers from peg 1 on Bonsai. Second place went to Craig Tidswell (Rochdale Angling) with 49.450Kg with a similar catch from peg 72 on Bonsai and third place went to Karl Webster (Matrix Bait-tech LTB) with 47.650Kg from peg 1 on Beeches.

On the team front, it was a clean sweep for the Drennan sponsored teams with venue regulars Drennan Lindholme Elite totalling 100pts to retain the title they've won for the last two years! This consisted of three section wins from; Johnny Kenning, Michael Owen and Paul Wright, with the remaining anglers all making the top 5 in their sections! This was enough to take home the gold medals and the winners’ cheque of £2500.

But it was a close call with the other favourites Drennan Barnsley Blacks having to settle for Silver after they finished just 3pts behind with 97pts. Barnsley Angler Frankie Gianoncelli added, 'we'll be back again next year to get the title'. Rounding out the top three were Drennan North West, who took the bronze position with 90pts.

The Angling Trust would thank Neil & Aaron Grantham and their team at Lindholme for a great day and their continued sponsorship of the contest. With the expansion plans for Lindholme we’re hoping to house more teams next year, but this will be dependent on how the new lakes settle in. Further thanks must go to Andre Grandjean and our resulter for the day Jemma Phillips.

Teams on the day:

1. Drennan Lindholme Elite 100 pts

2. Drennan Barnsley Blacks 97pts

3. Drennan North West 90pts

4. P.I Sonubaits North West 86pts

5. Rochdale Angling 79pts

Individuals on the day:

1. Barry Rodgers (Beggsys Midnight Runners) 56.350kg

2. Craig Tidswell (Rochdale Angling) 49.450kg

3. Karl Webster (Matrix Bait-tech LTB) 47.650kg

For a full list of the results please visit Match Angling Results Service.

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