Radcliffe Viaducts (President’s Shield)
- Steve Rutter 11lb 14oz
- Ray Walker 7lb 11oz
- Mark Baker 7lb 4oz
A total of nine teams from four clubs took part in this match, competing for the Lamcote Cup. Three of the teams were representing Radcliffe, and it turned out to be a great result for the home club as one of the RoTAS teams won the cup. It was the RoTAS ‘Black’ team that took the honours, ahead of the Barnstone ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams. The ‘Black’ team included Mark Baker, who won his section fishing at peg 30 with a bream and two eels taken on lobworm tail cast down the edge. Gary Pilsworth was on peg 18 and came 2nd in his section catching bits on the pole, whilst Nic Wort found some slack water at peg 8 and came 3rd in his section – catching silvers on the stick float. Andy Carr completed the ‘Black’ team and also caught in the slack water on float at peg 43, securing the team 4 section points. In difficult conditions, with a high river level following recent heavy rain, this was an excellent achievement.
Overall, Steve Rutter was the top Radcliffe rod out of the 12 that fished the match. Fishing for the RoTAS ‘Red’ team, he caught two bream and lost another large fish from peg 1. This is Steve’s 2nd win of the season, having won the previous match at Rycroft.
Ray Walker, from the RoTAS ‘Blue’ team, was Radcliffe’s next top rod, catching small fish on the float in the slack water at peg 9.
And here’s the victorious team . . . !!