John Woodward FIDE reports,
On Wednesday 3 October nine anglers set off at the crack of dawn to drive to Furnace Mill Fishery at Bewdley to take part in the IDE Fishing Day. It was pleasing to see anglers travel from leafy Surrey, Chesterfield, and Redcar to attend the event.
The day started in true demolition style with a full English breakfast served by Jane Brown to all before Ed Brown conducted the important draw for pegs on Furnace Lake. Following the draw the anglers set off to their chosen peg to set up rods ready for the whistle.
The weather on the day was a little mixed with sunshine early in the day with occasional heavy showers and wind but that did nothing to dampen spirits of the anglers.
After 5.5 hours of watching floats intently it was time for the weigh in and it quickly became apparent that some anglers had done better than others and one angler in particular had managed to find the bigger fish in the lake!
The results were as follows:-
- Neville Pantin 47lbs 6oz (Neville also had the biggest fish at 9.00lbs)
- Mark Anthony Snr 29lbs 0oz
- Craig Wilkinson 22lbs 11oz
- Iain Kirk 14lbs 12oz
- John Woodward 11lbs 5oz
- Mike Wilkinson 10lbs 4oz
- Ron Parkin 7lbs 11oz
Following the weigh in all anglers returned to the club house to a chilli con carne and salad meal whilst prizes were presented to all anglers.
Neville Pantin was presented with the Demolition News Tight Lines Trophy before he chose his prizes for winning catch and biggest fish from the prizes of rods, reels and fishing luggage.
Other prizes went to the 2nd and 3rd placed anglers, whilst those who finished “out of the medal” places received fishing clothing or ECY Haulmark baseball caps.