Charity boosted by memorial match
Mark Alsop Memorial Cup MatchON the day 59 anglers contested the match and although the weather was superb for fishing, the dreadful weed problem kept catch rates down Top return and winner of the Mark Alsop Memorial Cup was Mick Ellis on peg 36 with 11 whiting and one codling for 4lbs 11½oz.
Mark Alsop Memorial Cup Match
ON the day 59 anglers contested the match and although the weather was superb for fishing, the dreadful weed problem kept catch rates down
Top return and winner of the Mark Alsop Memorial Cup was Mick Ellis on peg 36 with 11 whiting and one codling for 4lbs 11½oz.
Mick picked up a total of £183 for his efforts comprising £50 (Mark's mum's special prize.) £30 match winner, £89 from the main pool plus his section win (£14).
Second was Duane Lockwood with 11 fish for 3lbs 12oz collecting £85 (match prize 2nd £18, pool 2nd £53, section £14.).
Third place went to Trevor Elliot with 12 fish for 3lbs 4oz and Trev collected £61 (match prize 3rd £12, pool £35, section £14).
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Andy Lawes filled fourth place, just outside the main money prizes, but picking up a sponsor's tackle prize and £59 for the biggest round fish with his 2lbs 3.5oz. Codling included in a three fish total of 3lbs 1oz.
Kevin Southey collected a sponsor's tackle prize for a nine fish catch weighing 2lbs 13oz and 5th place.
The biggest flatfish caught was an 8.5oz dab landed by Dave Forrester, which earned him £59.
Top junior Will Murray ran Dave close with an 8oz dab and picked up a new spinning reel and a bulk spool of line.
Each 10 peg section paid out £14 and the winners were: Pegs 1-10 Trevor Elliot, pegs 11-20 Duane Lockwood, pegs 21-30 Kevin Southey, pegs 31-40 Mick Ellis, pegs 41-50 Chris Halliday, pegs 51-60 Bob Canham, pegs 61-70 Paul Bluth, pegs 71-80 Steve Buttery.
There were more than 50 raffle prizes and together with the donations and money raised from match tickets, £ 856 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Care nurses in Mark's name.
This was the first and last time that the match will be fished to a weigh-in format. Next year's event will be catch and release.