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Maver man’s consistency decides three-day festival
DRENNAN/DH ANGLING RIVER THAMES FESTIVAL (TUES-THURS) River Thames, Abingdon, Culham & Appleford (67 pegs)
THE Thames was in form for this eagerly-awaited three-day festival, bream grabbing the headlines on the opening day before the roach took over.
Maver man Bradley Gibbons was crowned champion with a five-point score, a performance that included joint second place overall on day two behind winner Simon Willsmore’s 17-14-0 of hemp roach.
Day one was won by Steve Sanders with 39-1-0 of bream on the feeder from Appleford.
The same section saw John Weeden take the final day with a 26-3-0 net of tench on pole and worm.
Day 1 result: 1 S Sanders, Preston Innovations, 39-1-0; 2 D Harrell, DH Angling, 36-10-0; 3 B Cooper, Drennan Bordon Angling, 29-5-0.
Day 2 result: 1 S Willsmore, Drennan/D&A Tackle/ Spotted Fin, 17-14-0; jt2 J Roberts, Drennan/Sensas and B Gibbons, Maver, both 15-0-0.
Day 3 result: 1 J Weeden, Matrix Image, 26-3-0; 2 S Sanders, Preston Innovations, 19-1-0; 3 R Chave, Colmic, 18-8-0.
Overall: 1 B Gibbons, Maver, 5pts; 2 S Sanders, Preston Innovations, 6 (67-15-0); 3 N Richards, Colmic, 6 (51-11-0); 4 R Chave, Colmic, 6 (51-4-0); 5 S Willsmore, Drennan/D&A Tackle/Spotted Fin, 6 (48-2-0); 6 S Merry, Shakespeare Bait-Tech, 7.
The top three money winners on the Thames.