- Ricky Smith 126lb 0oz
- Nick Martin 89lb 0oz
- Andrew Patton 75lb 0oz
Twenty-three Radcliffe hopefuls turned up for the latest RoTAS match, which was held at Portland Fisheries on Four Islands. We were greeted by a lot of fish showing on the surface so were expecting a good day’s sport.
The match kicked off on time, with Andrew Patton on favoured peg 5 getting off to an absolute flier, catching carp shallow, on the pole.
As the weather warmed up, it proved hard fishing for some of the ‘hemmed in’ pegs, but Ricky Smith (on peg 1) made good use of the space around him, catching carp initially by dobbing to the island and then later on catching on paste, fishing long and short. Rick went on to win the match with an impressive final weight of 126lb, giving him his first RoTAS win of the season.
Nick Martin took second off peg 25, catching 89lb of carp, shallow, on the pole.
Andrew Patton then took third place, with a finishing weight of 75lb.
Angler of the day went to Lee Coxon, fishing on peg 28, who had an incredible last two hours amassing an overall weight of 61lb – well done Lee!
Nic Wort put in a fine performance to overcome Mark Baker in the knock out cup.