Oxford winter league round 1


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Feb 7, 2009
The 1st round of the Angling Trust Oxford winter league was fished by 6 teams of 8 on the Thames in Child Beale park near Reading. With the river carrying a good colour and flow it was expected that the vast shoals of bream would dominate but it turned out to be a roach match with double figures needed to win each section and only a few skimmers were caught.
1st Pete Bowles - Rive A4 - 28lb 14oz. Pete drew near the bottom end of the venue and had a brilliant net of roach on 13m pole and caster over groundbait.
2nd Stuart Keable - Rive A4 - 22lb. Stuart drew in the area where bream were expected to show and had 1 bream and 6 skimmers plus a 3lb perch on a groundbait feeder and worm.
3rd Darren Scott - Drennan Oxford - 21lb 14oz. Darren drew in the 2nd field and had roach on the pole and maggot over groundbait feed.
4th Stuart Harrop - Rive A4 - 20lb 3oz.
5th Tony Hobbs - Drennan Oxford - 19lb 3oz.

1st Drennan Oxford - 40 points
2nd Tadley Angling Centre - 34
3rd Rive A4 - 33