Tuesday 16th July to Thursday 18th July (108 anglers)
The Drennan Over 50’s three day Festival hosted by Westwood Lakes, see 108 anglers take to the banks in the glorious sunshine of Summer. Sponsored by Drennan who kindly donated tackle prizes for the top ten anglers, and presented on Thursday night by Wayne Swinscoe.
Day One produced some big weights from the four lakes used Skylark, Swallow, Osprey and Falcon. On Falcon Lake Mick Stamp won the lake with 239lb 4oz of of F1s and Carp caught shallow and down the edge on pellet to win the lake. Swallow lake fished well with some big Carp into double figures showing. Andy Sawyer put 140lbs 10oz on the scales to win his section. Very close on Skylark Lake with Nigel Baxter weighing 157lb 12oz of mainly Carp caught mainly down the margins..
Day Two and all the angler’s rotate to another lake for today’s battle. Mick Stamp leading the way on the results board from day one, was drawn on Osprey lake and went on to win his section with 243lb 8oz of F1 Carp. Sean Camburn put 196lb 8oz on the scales to win the lake on Osprey keeping up his good form. Not to be out done was Ady Gathercole on Skylark Lake fishing across and down the margin to catch some quality Carp to 8lbs and win the lake with 191lbs 12oz.
Day Three and Two angler’s on 2pts making the final day a tight match. Mick Stamp went to Skylark lake top of the leader board and fancied to do well from Peg 12. But Gavin Bridge who was on the same points was over on Falcon Lake peg 8 which is a good area. So it was all going to come down to the fishing. Gavin Bridge weighed in 157lb 1oz and that vital section win. Hearing that Skylark had fished hard this was good news for him. But Mick Stamp was just able to sneak the section with 96lb 8oz.Putting Mick the top of the leader board over weight countback.
A massive well done from Westwood Lakes, Drennan the sponsors and all the angler’s in the festival.
Overall Top Ten
1st Mick Stamp 3pts 579lb 4oz
2nd Gavin Bridge 3pts 470lb 10oz
3rd Richard Kinnersley 4pts 450lb 6oz
4th Andrew Lumb 5pts 503lb 4oz
5th Cliff Adams 5pts 463lb 7oz
6th Gareth Mills 5pts 418lb 10oz
7th Dave Dawber 5pts 401lb 10oz
8th Pat Cooper 5pts 398lb 8oz
9th Kelly Redwood 5pts 360lb 0oz
10th Rob Dawber 6pts 509lb 12oz
Tickets are now on sale for next years Over 50’s Festival on the 14th,15th and 16th of July. Ticket are selling fast so please call the office on 01205 724162 and select option 2.