ROACH WIN ON A PATCHY THAMES HIT BY THE COLD
All four leading weights from the Abingdon section
ANGLING TRUST OXFORDSHIRE WINTER LEAGUE (SUN) River Thames, Sandford & Abingdon (48 pegs)
The River Thames was still running low and clear, and with a near-frost the night before, some sections were very hard. As a result, all four leading weights came from one section at Abingdon.
Drennan Oxford Blue’s Tom Hobbs won with 28-5-0 of roach off the end peg, where he fished maggot over groundbait and caster at 13m,
Sensas Reading’s Liam Page-Smith took second from the next peg with 24-1-0 of roach plus a big bonus perch on maggot over groundbait on the long pole.
Sensas Reading won the day with 37 points, but overall, Drennan Oxford Blue hold on to the lead by a point from their Aqua counterparts.
1 T Hobbs, Drennan Oxford Blue, 28-5-0; 2 L Page-Smith, Sensas Reading, 24-1-0; 3 J Beesley, Drennan Oxford Aqua, 21-14-0; 4 S Duke, Isis Oxford, 14-5-0.
1 Sensas Reading, 37pts; 2 Drennan Oxford Blue, 36; 3 Isis Oxford, 30.
1 Drennan Oxford Blue, 7pts; 2 Drennan Oxford Aqua, 8; 3 Sensas A4, 9.