Despite the canal flowing the wrong way for the entire weekend. A result of high tides, the Gloucester canal still produced some great performances over this competitive weekend.
Fished to international rules the 2 day event saw local aces Daiwa Gordon League romped home and booked their place in the European Final this October. They enjoyed a superb 2 day points total of 28 pts well ahead of nearest rivals Kamasan Starlets on 33.
Bream played the biggest role over the two days and on day one it was Barnsley’s and England International U22 James Dent who took 6 bream from peg 64 on Hempstead for 16lb 14oz to take top honours. Catch of the day was a superb 10lb 11oz of bleak from unfancied peg 3 on the Sainsbury’s stretch of the Canal.
Day two saw a great battle between Barnsley’s Lee Kerry and Starlets Danny Ashington, again on the 60s on Hempstead, both had won their sections on day 1 and both were looking to take the Individual gold medal. Lee just edged the match with 21.14 beating Danny with 20.14. Again it was pole caught bream on bunches of bloodworm that produced the fish.
1. Daiwa Gordon League 28
2. Kamasan Starlets 33
3. Kamasan Sensas Starlets 34
4. Sensas 28 France 36.5
5. Ultimate Barnsley 39