Dynamite Over 60’s Festival Results
A Brilliant Festival it has been and with 65 anglers attending , we cannot thank the over 60’s enough. The Festival was fished over three days – Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday- With 65 anglers battling it out in sections of 7 to see who would be top. With Covid guidelines in place the draw as done the night before so the anglers had no contact with each other and was able to go straight to there pegs
The first day saw the weather hold out for the anglers with a nice breeze coming over the lakes. It was all to play for on the first day with no one knowing how it was gonna fish. There was alot of maggot fishing to be had. On Skylark Jeff Lindsay was looking like the man to beat catching at 13m with maggots on the deck catching good stamp carp. Over on Falcon lake there were loads of F1s being caught through out the day But the man who stood out was John Holdsworth on peg 50 catching some big F1’s and stockies long on maggots. Swallow lake was looking like it was going to be the hardest lake of the week but John Beever put a steady performance together of catching on his lines short on maggots to win the Lake.
Section One Jeff Lindsay Peg 4 90lb 8oz
Section Two Rick Tweddel Peg 14 45lb 8oz
Section Three Nigel Hargreaves Peg 32 65lb 8oz
Section One Janusz Kedzierski Peg 14 71lb 8oz
Section Two Ade Freeman Peg 28 76lb 6oz
Section Three John Holdsworth Peg 50 94lb 6oz
Swallow Section One John Beever Peg 34 68lb 0oz
Swallow Section Two Keith Sanders Peg 18 45lb 2oz
Swallow Section Three Bem French Peg 30 20lb 8oz
Day Two saw the weather take a turn and the rain had set in for the day ahead, but this didnt stop our anglers from catching plenty of fish. Skylark Lake saw Jim Barrowman working for his fish on peg 16 catching on maggots across tight to the Island. Falcon lake was all short fishing on the deck but John taylor went down the pellet and paste route and was catching more than anyone else. Swallow Lake had seemed to pick up and Dave Simpson put in a great showcase of toss potting maggots at 6m to have a great day.
Section One Ray Redwood Peg 8 107lb 0oz
Section Two Jim Barrowman Peg 16 127lb 0oz
Section Three John Beever Peg 38 73lb 8oz
Section One John Taylor Peg 10 106lb 8oz
Section Two Roy Taylor Peg 18 92lb 8oz
Section Three John Moore Peg 47 71lb 8oz
Swallow Section One Dave Simpson Peg 4 92lb 7oz
Swallow Section Two Harry Billings Peg 20 68lb 8oz
Swallow Section Three Paul Oglesbee Peg 32 75lb 8oz
Day three was looking tight at the top of the leader board with John Beever sat on 2pts and 5 anglers below him right on his hells with 3pts, but would he be able to hold his nerve to secure the win ? Skylark lake just kept getting better as the week went on. With Alan Lambert having a nice match fishing across on peg 2 to catch some big carp. Falcon lake was very tense with John Beever on a good peg but seemed to be having long spells of not catching. Jim Barrowman was looking like he was running away with his section catching plenty of fish. Swallow Lake was very slow but John Moore on peg 5 was catching the odd stockie carp on the method just 3ft off the far bank.
Section One Alan Lambert Peg 2 106lb 8oz
Section Two John Holdsworth Peg 18 68lb 4oz
Section Three Neil Rhymer Peg 30 104lb 8oz
Section One Jim Barrowman Peg 10 84lb 10oz
Section Two John Beever Peg 28 69lb 12oz
Section Three Chris Mawer Peg 41 50lb 0oz
Swallow Section One John Moore Peg 5 78lb 8oz
Swallow Section Two Mick Balls Peg 18 53lb 4oz
Swallow Section Three Jeff Lindsay Peg 32 55lb 5oz
Overall Top 5
The top 5 was very close on points and going to weight count back for places but the man of the moment was John Beever finishing with 3 points over the 3 days putting in a stunning performance to win the 2020 Over 60’s Festival sponsored by Dynamite Baits!
1st John Beever 3pts 211lb 4oz +£500 and Dynamite Net Bag with 3 keepnets and bucket
2nd Jim Barrowman 4pts 251lb 10oz +£350 and Dynamite Bucket Prize
3rd John Holdsworth 4pts 241lb 13oz + £300 and Dynamite Bucket Prize
4th Ray Redwood 5pts 249lb 0oz + £250
5th John Moore 5pts 215lb 8oz + £ 130
We would Just like to say a massive thank you to Dynamite Baits for there support of the festival in these hard time and to all the anglers attending. We will be holding this festival again next year which will be abit earlier on the 3rd 4th and 5th October. To book your ticket or lodge please contact the office on 01205 724162 and select option 1 we have raised the ticket prize to £80 to make the payout even better .