Thames Festival 2018

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  1. jwb

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    The 3 day Thames Festival was fished on September 4th till September 6th, by a sell-out field of 78 anglers on the Thames at Abingdon, Culham and Appleford. The match was fished in mainly bright sunny conditions with a clear and barely moving river but the fish fed throughout which provided a very exciting and ultimately very close finish. The top 2 anglers Drennan Oxford team mates demonstrating their class by winning their sections each day and could only be separated by ounces at the end.
    The event was followed by a presentation, meal and raffle at Abingdon United football ground. Sponsor of the 1st place cup and also provider of the online results service was Score Fishing (www.ScoreFishing.com). Sponsors of the numerous raffle prizes were Drennan, Sensas, DH Angling, Daiwa, Garbolino, Marukyu, Blakes Baits, John Williams, Guru, Vince Davies.
    Results
    Day 1
    1st Steve Pallet – 63lb 8oz. Steve drew top end peg at Appleford and had bream on a open end feeder and worm.
    2nd Dave Harrell - 26lb. Dave drew bottom end peg at Culham and had 2 good bream and the rest skimmers on a open end feeder and worm.
    3rd Paul Newell – 20lb. Paull was the peg above Dave Harrell and again had 2 good bream and skimmers.
    Day 2
    1st Mark Kimber – 22lb 2oz. Mark had a brilliant all roach catch in the rushes at Culham on a 11m pole and caster.
    2nd Mark Gaylard – 21lb 3oz. Mark drew the peg below the winner at Culham and also had roach on the pole but also had a nice 5lb tench.
    3rd Steve Harwood – 20lb 2oz. Steve was top weight at Abingdon and had roach and skimmers on the pole and caster at 14m on the pole.
    Day 3
    1st Bob Gosby – 45lb 3oz. Bob drew 1 from bottom end peg at Culham and had all bream on a open end feeder and worm.
    2nd Steve Harwood – 23lb 3oz. Steve drew in the 1st peg in the wood at Culham and had a brilliant net of all roach on 12m pole and caster.
    3rd Steve Lowther – 21lb 1oz. Steve drew top end peg at Appleford and had bream and skimmers on a open end feeder and worm.
    Overall
    1st Steve Harwood – Drennan Oxford – 3 points – 55lb 1oz
    2nd Steve Townsend - Drennan Oxford – 3 points – 54lb 5oz
    3rd Dave Harrell – DH Angling – 9 points – 44lb 7oz
    4th Brett Cooper – Drennan Bordon – 9 points – 41lb 3oz
    5th Joe Roberts – Drennan Sensas – 9 points – 29lb 6oz
    6th Steve Lowther – Daiwa Dons - 10 points - 46lb 6oz
    7th Liam Page Smith _ Sensas A4 – 10 points - 30lb 4oz
    8th Bradley Gibbons – Maver – 10 points - 27lb 7oz