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ANGLING: Consistent Willsmore takes Festival crown
10:00am Saturday 14th September 2013 in Sport
Simon Willsmore won the Thames Three-day Festival, fished by 41 anglers around Oxford.
The Drennan matchman did not win any of the three conests, but two second places gave him top spot with four points.
Second came Paul Passmore (Devizes) on six points, pipping Matt Herbert (Drennan banbury Gunsmiths) on greater weight caught.
The three winners were Jon Williams (Sensas A 4) with the week's top weight of 25lbs 9oz on Medley, Tom Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) at Abingdon, and Dave Kirk (Isis) in the second Medley match.
The event was a tribute to Paul Glenfield and his daughter, Rachel.
THAMES THREE-DAY FESTIVAL RESULTS
Day 1 (Medley): 1 J Williams (Sensas A4) 25.9.0, 2 P Passmore (Devizes) 19.5.0, 3 S Clark (Maver Image) 18.10.0.
Day 2 (Abingdon): 1 T Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 20.13.0, 2 S Willsmore (Drennan) 19.5.0, 3 C Wainwright (Sensas A4) 17.3.0.
Day 3 (Medley): 1 D Kirk (Isis) 13.15.0, 2 S Willsmore (Drennan) 13.9.0, 3 T Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 12.12.0.
Overall result: 1 S Willsmore (Drennan) 4pts, 2 P Passmore (Devizes) 6 (higher weight), 3 M Herbert (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 6.
Graham Godwin (Turners) triumphed in the Swan Open, fished by 39 anglers on the Radcot and Clanfield sections on the Thames.
Godwin drew towards the bottom end of the Clanfield section and had a bonus tench together with his roach and perch on pole and maggot for a winning weight of 13.13.0.
Clubmate Brian Sharples was second on 12.11.0, while Mick Denton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) was third on 11.0.0.
Bernadette Malone and John Spencer won Tackley Estates AC's Stable Lake Pairs Cup.
Bernadette recorded the top individual weight of 92.4.0 of carp on feeder and pellet tight to the island.
Second came Stephen Malone with 64.0.0, with John Fisher third on 45.12.0.
Darrel Eckitt gained his opening victory in the first round of the Aggregate Cup on Boddington Reservoir.
With a bomb and 12mm pellet approach, he had 11 carp for a weight on 93.14.0.
Young Bruno Rogers kept up his good form in second place with 63.13.0. Chris Webb opted for the pellet feeder for third on 57.04.0.
Ian Smith won Dorchester’s Inter-League match on the Thames, where eight fished.
Smith recorded 3.12.0 for top spot, with Tony Krason coming second with 3.8.0 and Anthony Brooker third on 2.10.0.
Charlbury AC held their Pick-up Cup match on Fritwell Lake, where Steve Arthurs triumphed with 82.0.0 of carp on pole and paste.
The runner-up was Marcus Watkins with 76.0.0, while Alan Bushnell was third with 64.0.0.
Charlbury's match at Clifton Hampden tomorrow has been postponed and will be rearanged for a later date.
Marston AC FTB took 215 anglers to Bewdley on the River Severn for their annual outing.
The river's famous barbel refused to feed. Luckily chub showed and Steve Foster had four plus a couple of chublets for an easy win with 12.4.0.
Graham Bradshaw was second with 7.5.0. Tim Ivory had a dozen perch for third on 5.12.0.
Wednesday (Swallow and Red Kite Lakes, 24 fished): 1 S Nicholls Banbury Gunsmiths) 123.1.0, 2 M Giles (RS Baits) 119.13.8, 3 B Eddy (Dynamite Oakfield) 114.9.0.
Saturday (Swallow and Red Kite Lakes, 20 fished): 1 G Thorpe (GOT Baits) 160.0.0, 2 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 149.3.0, 3 P Hanlon 147.14.8.
Sunday (Red Kite Lake, 16 pegs): 1 L Ripper (GOT Baits) 85.11.0, 2 N Bryan (The Bull) 72.15.0, 3 S Waters (Dynamite Oakfield) 69.08.0.
Dorchester AS: B&O Billy Biggs Memorial (float only). Thames at Benson. Fishing 8-1.
North Oxford AS: Frewin Cup, Thames at Godstow. Draw 8am, fishing 9-2.
Masons AC: Club match v Marston AC FTB & Yarnton AC. Cherwell, Rainbow Bridge. Draw 7am, fishing 8-1.
Beehive AC: Larman Shield. Fishing 12-6.
Littlemore AS: Secretary’s Cup, Sandford. Draw 6.30, fishing 7.45-12.45.
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