Tyke Tom’s Classic win
YORKSHIRE raider Tom Gausden topped the fifth annual 70-entry Garbolino/Leamington AA Stratford Classic, on the Warwickshire Avon, with a bream-based 28 lb 9 oz net.
Garbolino-backed Tom, from Leeds, drew peg 12 on the recreation ground and fished crumb feeder with maggots and casters to see off the next-peg challenge of Pete Kilbridge (Stratford AA) with a similar 24 lb 10 oz bag.
“It was a great match. Local tackle shops said we could have easily sold 100 tickets. To make it even more special on its fifth Tom Gausden (left) collects his Stratford Classic trophy from organiser Phil Mattock. anniversary, LAA chipped in an extra £120 and paid out £60, instead of the usual £50, to the winner of each five peg section,” enthused match organiser Phil Mattock.