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ANGLING: Nicholls snaps up £700 prize
1:00pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in Sport
Steve Nicholls, of Banbury Gunsmiths, took the £700 first prize in the A final of the Dynamite Oakfield Summer Matchmen on Swallow Lake.
Nicholls caught heavily towards the end of the match close in on corn with plenty of larger carp to 9lb from peg 15 for a winning total of 146.6.0.
The B final on Kite Lake was extremely close with just 3lb covering the top four anglers Dave Stratful edged it catching eight better carp to six pound for 67.1.0.
Results – A final (Swallow): 1 S Nicholls (Banbury Gunsmiths) 146.06.0, 2 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 126.1.0, 3 B Eddy (Dynamite Oakfield), 119.8.0 B final: 1 D Stratful (Dynamite Oakfield) 67.01.0, 2 (R Young (Dynamite Oakfield) 64.03.8, 8 W Clarke (Ernest Turner) 64.2.8.
Weights might have dropped off now that autumn has arrived, but Brian Hutchings will not be complaining.
Hutchings had 11.5.0 of roach on the waggler with hemp and tares to claim his first win in Littlemore AS’s Sumner Cup at Sandford – and he took the £204 golden peg as well.
He fished the waggler with hemp, tares and maggot mainly up in the water to tempt the red fins.
Runner-up John Beesley fished maggot over groundbait on the pole at 14m, and had a good net of small roach for 10.12.0. Pete Clarke took third place with 10-10-0 of roach. The total weight for the 17 anglers was 116lbs.
Tim Belcher was the overall winner of the Beehive AC’s Beehive Cup, despite having to settle for second place in the second leg at Frobury Farm.
Kevin Jeacock won the leg of with 52.0.0 of carp, tench and perch to pole and maggot.
Belcher recorded 41.4.0 carp to pole and maggot, while Bob Alder was third with 34lb carp and tench to pole and maggot Eleven North Oxford AS anglers braved the windy conditions at Carrots Ham to contest the Brown Brothers’ Cup.
Dave Pether headed the field with 14.9.0 on maggot over groundbait. His catch included a bream of 3.11.0 plus quality roach and perch.
Second position was Mark Taylor (Charlbury AS), who had 9.1.0 , just ahead of Ron Hamblin's 8.11.0.
RESULTS & FIXTURES OTHER RESULTS Tackley AS (River Cherwell, Northbrook, 9 fished): 1 G Broome 3.3.8 (pole perch/roach worm/maggot), 2 J Spencer 2.8.8, 3 S Malone 2.8.0.
Oakfield Fishery (Wednesday, Swallow and Red Kite Lakes, 22 fished): 1 M Giles (RS Baits) 124.04.8, 2 A Benwell (Predator) 114.6.8, 3 M Talbot (Kamasan/GOT Baits) 100.12.0.
Oakfield Fishery (Saturday, Swallow and Red Kite Lakes, 24 fished): 1 N Darke (GOT Baits) 134.11.8, 2 G Keetley (J&K Tackle|) 95.9.0, 3 A Phipps (Dynamite Oakfield) 89.07.0.
TOMORROW’S FIXTURES North Oxford AS: Pixie Shield. Thames at Godstow. Draw 8am, fishing 9-2.
Dorchester AS: Berks & Oxon, Dorchester Bridge. Fishing 9-2.
Masons AS: Club match, Thames at Donnington. Fishing 9-2.
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