Success for Ross angler

Wednesday 4th May 2011 10:00 pm

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The new format for the Forest of Dean Association of five rounds with split venues created a lot of interest with ten strong teams entering the fray at this competition.

Bream were expected to dominate at Lydney, however Ross angler Richie Hoskins took the lake by storm with a classy display of method fishing to obliterate the section with sixteen bream for 60lbs.

The second place angler in C section, Chris Smith had just over 7lbs. On the opposite bank, Sam Prosser, who has only just turned fifteen, produced a super performance to take bream to 5lbs. Completing a "method" frame, was top rod Steve Seaborn who netted an excellent 28lbs+ from, what was on the day, a bad area.

At Drummonds, the A and B sections had strong gusting winds to contend with. Alan "Subby" Simmonds lead the way with a feeder-caught 17lbs of big skimmers from peg B64.

Garbolino-backed star Ian Didcote, also drew an island peg and took advantage with a section second. Ian was under a lot of pressure to perform and he didn't disappoint with a display of long-range method feeder fishing.

Wye Angling's Tony Summers took a net of mainly small skimmers topped up with roach, eels and perch mainly on the long pole from unfancied peg A25 on the roadside for a section win. Martin Chandler took section second from A17.

In the team stakes, the Glory Boys take an early lead closely followed by last year's champions, Wye Angling.

Drummonds – Sections A&B

1st Alan Simmonds (Iffers Red) Peg B64   17-0-0  ?2nd  Ian Didcote (Pit Ponies) Peg B61   13-13-0 ?3rd Tony Summers (Wye Angling) Peg A25   11-9-0  ? 4th   Nick Oakley  (Glory Boys)  Peg B55   10-13-0  ??Lydney Lake (C&D)??1st Richie Hoskins (Wye Angling) Peg C10  60-1-0  ?2nd Sam Prosser   (Iffers Red)   Peg D24  44-6-0 

3rd  Steve Seaborn (Wye Angling)  Peg D31  28-9-0  ?4th  Mark Hastings (Rebels)       Peg D28  11-4-0 

Team Result:

1st Glory Boys 32 pts

2nd Wye Angling 30pts

3rd Iffers Red 27pts

4th Forest Nomads 25.5 pts

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