GRAHAM Jones of Yarm fished an excellent match on the Bristol Avon
to come fifth out of a field of around 500 anglers who fished the Division One National.
Cardiff Nomads member Richard Candy, from Canton, again showed what a fine river angler he is when he finished in second place in the Bathampton Open on the Bristol Avon
This time Phil was on the Bristol Avon
where he fished double 10mm Elips pellets on a size 8 hook fished with a small PVA bag of pellets to tempt a fine fish for the river weighing 13lb 8oz.
It just outsold a rather fine set of eight watercolours with aquatint over-etched outline by Nicholas Pocock (1740-1821) of views of the Bristol Avon
, which sold to a private buyer for pounds 4,800.
Bricklayer Steve Bull is the talk of Chippenham, Wiltshire, after nabbing a 21lb 8oz carp in the local Bristol Avon
On the Bristol Avon
, big bream were to the fore but Starlets' skipper Mark Downes had to watch as Geers Oundle and Preston Innovations Delcac led the way.
TODAY the Yarm team is in action in the Division One National on the Bristol Avon
Richard Candy, the Cardiff Nomads member, enjoyed another good day at the 120 entry Poppy Day Charity Open on the Bristol Avon
Phil's record is likely to never be equalled, but he'd not finished yet, and has his eye on the River Taff and the Bristol Avon
before the season ends on March 15th.
Bristol's maritime past is also celebrated in the sale, with a series of eight watercolours and aquatint over etched outline of views of the Bristol Avon
by Nicholas Pocock (1740-1821), who was one of the foremost marine artists of his day.
For D & L, it is easily their best showing in the event but their semi-final challenge along the Bristol Avon
on February 27 will be very much a David and Goliath affair.
For several seasons during the 1960s and 70s he was the top matchman in South Wales and had major wins on the River Taff, the Bristol Avon
and Gloucester Canal.