This second-round qualifier match of the Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust Stillwater Championship on Sunday 11th May 2014 was a match of contrasts fished in difficult conditions. A strong cold wind blew across the reservoir and the day was interspersed with blustery showers. There were carp feeding on the surface, but too far out to reach with a waggler in the windy conditions.
One of the qualifiers, Ian Coxon, had six fish in the first two hours then went the rest of the match without a bite. In contrast another qualifier, Phil Ringer had one early carp then had to wait until the last forty minutes of the match for his final five fish.
One short section produced the four highest weights of the match with carp averaging 5 kilos caught on feeder, straight lead, pellet waggler and pole. A comfortable winner on the day was Glenn Maxwell who caught seventeen carp for a weight of 73.800 kg using pellet bait on the straight lead over his pellet waggler line. Runner up Charles Simpson had ten carp for 46.480 kg using method feeder and pellet waggler.
Peg 7 Kevin Wright 7.100 kg
Peg 11 Phil Ringer 20.100 kg
Peg 60 Ian Coxon 28.410 kg
Peg 69 Stephen Potter 23.700 kg
Peg 75 Andrew Bailey 14.500 kg
Peg 88 Neil Carless 24.300 kg
Peg 94 Paul Knapman 38.420 kg
Peg 102 Glenn Maxwell 73.480 kg
The four qualifiers for the final in September are Phil Ringer, Ian Coxon, Neil Carless and Glen Maxwell.
The next Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust Stillwater Championship takes place on Saturday 7th June at Earlswood Lakes, Earlswood, Solihull.
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