34 anglers fished 2018 Winter Pairs Open on Jay & Raven lakes in what can only be described as excellent conditions considering the time of year. With a gentle south westerly breeze and the air temperature reaching the dizzy heights of 11 degrees, what more can an angler ask for at the end of December. The teams were split over the two lakes, with each team having an angler on Jay & Raven, with the final results being sorted based on lake points, or weight countback if required to settle this very competitive match.
With all the anglers finding bread or maggot on the hook to be the way forward, it was going to be down to the draw on who would get amongst the fish on this very well stocked lake. Top spot went to Jack Gill on peg 2 who put together a very impressive 106lbs 05ozs of carp up to 6lbs and f1’s to win the lake. Second on Jay went to Adam Playford on peg 11 who put 99lbs 09ozs on the scales, with Richard Bond on peg 17 taking 3rd with 66lbs 15ozs..
Jay Top 4
1 – Jack Gill – Tackle & Bates – Peg 2 – 106lbs 05ozs
2 – Adam Playford – Anglers corner – Peg 11 – 99lbs 09ozs
3 – Richard Bond – Tri-Cast – Peg 17 – 66lbs 15ozs
4 – Stephen rosleyn – Tackle & Bates – Peg 39 – 56lbs 11ozs
The top sport on Raven lake was also dominated by dobbing bread or maggot on the hook, which are the most productive methods on this very fare lake at this time of the year. Top spot on the lake was secured with 71lbs 02ozs, taken from peg 11 by in form Dennis Page. Seond place went to Preston/Sonu backed Jimmy Brooks who fished peg 15 for 66lbs 01ozs, with Dynamite backed Tony Evans on peg 22 securing 3rd on the lake with 56lbs 08ozs of carp and f1’s.
Raven Top 4
1 – Dennis Page – Tackle & Bates – Peg 11 – 71lbs 02ozs
2 – Jimmy Brooks – Preston/Sonu – Peg 15 – 66lbs 01ozs
3 – Tony Evans – Dynamite – Peg 22 – 56lbs 08ozs
4 – Kev Shelly – Tackle & Bates – Peg 12 – 51lbs 07ozs
Top Four Pairs
1st – Jimmy Brooks & Adam Playford – 4pts
2nd – Tony Evans & Wayne Shepherd – 5pts
3rd – Tony Mcgregor & Dennis Page – 6pts – 99.03lb
4th – Sparky & Colin Drage – 6pts – 86.03lb
No Open on Saturday the 5th of January, as the Teams of 3 winter League is being fished on Jay, Magpie & Raven Lakes