July 5th Aldercar Lakes (Acorn), President’s Shield

  1. Steve Rutter          50lb 10oz
  2. Vince Ciampoli       46lb  5oz
  3. Mick McLaughlan   45lb  2oz

This was the first Radcliffe vs Barnstone challenge match for a number of years and was the first leg of a two part challenge. Barnstone finished this first leg with a lead of 115lb going into the next match, which is to be fished at Willow Lakes on the 13th September.

Steve Rutter was Radcliffe’s top rod. He was drawn at peg 28 to secure his first club win of the year. His net consisted of ide and carp – all caught on the pole, fished shallow, feeding maggot.

Vince used similar tactics that saw him win last year’s match at Aldercar, to take second place for Radcliffe on the day. New member Mick McLaughlan had a great start to his season with Radcliffe, catching ide and carp on caster and worm from peg 23.

Charlotte Baker faced Andy Carr in the quarter final of the knock out cup and, using her favoured feeder tactics, steadily took decent sized carp to secure her place in the semi finals.