Good work from Go­drich in White Springs suc­cess

South Wales Echo - - SPORT - AN­GLING LINES

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.

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