Challenger wins Avon event
The fourth round of the Sensas Commercial House League was fished on the Bristol Avon from Swinford to Chequers. The river was slow and very clear with overcast and rainy weather. The top weight at Chequers was only 1lb 10oz, with eight of the 16 anglers there blanking. Swinford and the Crane fished much better with only eight of the 32 anglers catching under 6lb. The winner of the match with 34lb was Matt Challenger of Mosella Bathampton A. Drawn two below Bitton Brook, he fished 4ft deep on the waggler with maggots and caught chub all day up to 4lb. In second place was Ian Stainer of Sensas Nomads Green with 29lb 7oz from the boys hole at the Crane. He balled it in on the pole line and fished worm and castor to catch lots of skimmers. Dean Harvey of DW Builders came third with 26lb 7 oz from peg 19 at Swinford. He balled it in at around 13 metres and fished the crowquill with worm and caught bream and skimmers. Mosella Bathampton A won the A Division on the day, which now puts them in the lead overall. In the B division, Sensas Nomads Green won on the day by a point from Stand & Deliver Promotions, who stay in the lead overall.
Matt Challenger won the fourth round of the Sensash House Commercial League