Post Match Report
This turned out to be a slower match than expected but none the less the fish were fairly evenly spread out. Friday saw a few fish grace the bank but Jane Henthorns 11lb 11oz common was the pick of the bunch and put her in an early lead.
Saturday started with a few fish early in the morning and then tailed off until around 8pm when quite a few pegs were playing fish at the same time. Elaine Taylor, our 2015 champion, had a brace of commons for over 25lb which took her right up there. Jane Henthorn banked a 25lb 7oz mirror, which ended up being the biggest fish of the event and kept her at the top of the scoreboard by some margin. There were also a couple of stockies caught during the same period by Theresa Biggs and Dee Mason-McMahon in adjoining pegs.
Sunday saw some more action with Kellie Margerrison, our defending champion, landind a 21lb 11oz mirror to put the pressure on Jane who responded by adding a small stocky to her tally.
In the end Jane held on to become our new champion with 3 fish for 42lb 10oz. Runner-up only 3lb 8oz behind was Kellie Margerrison and third place was eventually taken by Elaine Taylor on 27lb 12oz but she was being pushed hard all the way by Paula Marriott who finished with 21lb 2oz and Lyn Worster on 21lb 10oz.
It was a good tight match which saw 10 out of the 14 ladies competing registering fish. With both the air and water temperatures on the up it appeared the fish were getting ready for spawning. We are back on Oak Lake for our next match for BCC Q7 in three weeks, so we will see if that was the case.
Jane is a worthy champion who despite getting a recent call up to England nearly went home on Saturday afternoon due to personal reasons. After much deliberation Jane decided to stay and the rest as they say is history. Saturday evening saw her land the biggest fish of the weekend, a lovely 25lb 7oz mirror and Sunday lunchtime she became the 2018 Ladies British Carp Cup singles champion. As I write this report in my bivvy at Kingsbury Water Park, Jane is representing her country at Drayton Reservoir against the Welsh ladies. Well done Jane on your victory it was very well deserved and lovely to be a part of. You are a popular champion.
Elaine Taylor 14lb 11oz
Kellie Margerrison 21lb 11oz
Jane Henthorn 25lb 7oz
L-R 2nd Kellie Margerrison 1st Jane Henthorn 3rd Elaine Taylor
Jane being presented with her winners Reuben Heaton Scales from Andrew Race