Good work from Godrich in White Springs success
ALAN Godrich continued his domination of the Wednesday matches at White Springs with a 99lb 14oz winning carp catch in the latest on the New Canal.
The nearest challenge came from Merthyr anglers Brian Prothero with 63lb 4oz and Paddy Payne in third place with 35lb 2oz.
Sophie’s and Molly’s ponds were both pegged to accommodate the entry for the Wednesday open at Redhill Fishery but Sophie’s provided all the top catches.
Aaron Williams had his first win in the series when he pole fished sweetcorn and pellet baits at peg 3 and ended the day with a catch of carp that weighed 198lb 12oz.
Howard Green added to his Wednesday successes with 143lb from two pegs away while Mike Yandle made his regular appearance in the prizes in third place with 140lb.
The best effort from Molly’s was the 105lb of carp caught by Frank Davies.
Newport feeder ace John Mack netted 112lb of carp to win the Wednesday match for the over 50s at Cefn Mably Lakes, while Cardiff’s Dave Pike in second place with 88lb 12oz also picked up the silver fish pool money with the 2lb 2oz of roach that catch included.
Martin Challenger, from Cwmbran, was in the money again with a third best 87lb 14oz.
Carp didn’t count in the Trinant Silver Fish match at Cefn Mably and Steve Jones did best with 15lb 8oz of bream and roach followed by Cardiff angler Austin Roberts with 11lb 8oz and the fishery’s angling coach Bob Mitchell with 11lb.
Match organiser Norman Sterry won the Thursday match at Mathern Mill with a massive 326lb of carp at the end of 6.5 hours fishing.
He was on peg 12 and caught fish into double figures on pellet baits pole-fished close to the near bank.
Runner-up Lee Pesticcio was on the next peg and netted 174lb 4oz of carp while fellow Cardiff angler Steve Shaw was third with 153lb 15oz.
Things weren’t so good for the Glamorgan AC members who fished Mathern Mill on Sunday.
Dean Jay, from Dinas Powys, dropped his sweetcorn bait in the margins to win with 68lb; Cardiff member Dave Pike followed with 63lb 4oz and Jack Smith, from Barry, was third with 61lb.
Cardiff Nomads member, Clive Roberts from Roath, topped the weights at School Pool in the Newport AA sweepstake match.
His 24lb 10z of small carp was too good for Mark Barrell in second place with 23lb 2oz and third man John Mack who weighed in 21lb 4oz.
Rhymney AS was the first club to hold a match on Mickey’s Pond, the latest edition to the ponds at Redhill Fishery, where small carp provided the action and Lloyd Davies used pellets and maggots as bait to win with 45lb 11oz.
Second place went to Colin Whitehouse with 36lb 15oz and third to Terry Moss with 33lb 11oz.
Merthyr Tydfil AA has developed Top Pond Penywern into an excellent mixed fishery that is providing members with superb fishing on their door steps.
The latest success is the result of the stocking with small barbel that are now being caught at a weight of 1lb or more.
Mark Sweeney had a good day at the pond when he switched between method feeder and waggler float and caught carp, bream, rudd, roach, perch and barbel with a total weight of over 27lb.