Noc­tur­nal skill proves decisive

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - SPORT - With Justin Causby

THE Wayne Perkins Me­mo­rial teams event was the fo­cus of the week­end for the New Nor­folk Li­censed An­glers As­so­ci­a­tion.

In lovely weather con­di­tions, it was great to see plenty of boats out and some nice fish caught.

Go­ing by re­ports from both the Der­went and fur­ther afield, it seems Satur­day was “just one of those days”, a slow bite de­spite the weather be­ing nearly per­fect for this time of year.

How­ever, on Sun­day things re­ally heated up, with some top fish caught.

Tak­ing out a win in the teams event were Chris Row­lands, Adam Wil­liams and fa­ther-and-son duo John and Lewis Spauld­ing for Team Noc­tur­nal (I Do My Best Work Af­ter Mid­night).

They had a fan­tas­tic bag of sea-run trout, mostly caught at night on the reefs and trib­u­tary out­flows around New Nor­folk. Their best five­fish bag tal­lied 6.243kg, which was a long way ahead of the next best.

John Spauld­ing landed the best fish of the event, tak­ing out Heav­i­est Trout for Se­niors at 2.159kg.

Cory Kele­her con­tin­ued his good form with a sec­ond win on the run with a 1.304kg brown.

The av­er­age weight for the event was up again at 0.811kg, and near­est to that was Cory, com­plet­ing a great week­end with a 0.829kg brown.

The next ros­ter com­pe­ti­tion is the first open wa­ters event for the sea­son on Oc­to­ber 24-25. Weigh-in is at the ro­tunda from 5.30-6pm on Oc­to­ber 25.

The Bridge­wa­ter An­glers Club is host­ing all STLAA clubs for the In­ter­club Chal­lenge at Lake Cres­cent on Oc­to­ber 17.

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