Commercial House match was fished on the Kennet & Avon canal

The final round of the Commercial House match was fished on the Kennet & Avon canal at Bathampton and Claverton. There was heavy rain overnight until around 9am and then it was mild and windy with the odd shower. The rain really coloured the canal up at Claverton where it fished really well with 8 double figure weights. At Bathampton, the canal was clearer and only 1 double figure weight was caught there.

The winner on the day was Mike Goodhind of M & N Electrical with 16 lbs 13 ozs from the left hand side of the bay at Claverton. He fished bread at 5 metres for the first 3 hours, catching bream, skimmers and big roach upto 1 lb 8 ozs. After this he cupped in liquidised bread at 13 metres, but fished double red maggot over it and caught more of the same good sized fish.

2nd was Andy Britt of Mosella Bathampton A, who was also in the bay next to Mike. He caught 16 lbs 12 ozs, just 1 ounce less than Mike. For Andy, the bread didn’t produce much. He had to move to his 13 metre line early where he had put groundbait and jokers. He caught bream, skimmers and hybrids to 2lbs, alternating between red maggots and worms.

3rd was Shane Robinson of Mosella Bathampton B with 15 lbs 10 ozs. He was drawn 3 below Ferry Lane bridge which put him next to the wires. Fishing bread under a boat and then down the track, he caught bream and skimmers. He then caught roach and perch across on castors.

4th Dave Lewis - Sensas Nomads - 13 lbs 12 ozs
5th= Nick Coles - Mosella Bathampton B - 12 lbs 6 ozs
5th= Geraint Powell - Preston Innovations Thatchers - 12 lbs 6 ozs

Mosella Bathampton A put in a good effort to try to pull off an unlikely league win, as they had 16 of a possible 18 points on the day. Preston Innovations Thatchers just about done enough to win the A division though.

In the B division, Mosella Bathampton B and Midland Spinner both had 13 points on the day. Mosella Bathampton B won the division by 14 points.

The Individual winner of the series was Rich Lacey with 35 points.
2nd was Andy Britt with 32 points.
3rd was Leigh Wakefield with 28 points.

Teams on the day;
A Div
Mosella Bathampton A 16
Preston Innovations Thatchers 10
M & N Electrical 10

B Div
Mosella Bathampton B 13
Midland Spinner 13
Sensas Nomads 10

League positions;
A Div
Preston Innovations Thatchers 81.5
Mosella Bathampton A 79
M & N Electrical 54.5

B Div

Mosella Bathampton B 83
Sensas Nomads 69
Midland Spinner 64