Bristol Channel Anglers
Here are the full results plus story of the day from match two of the 2017 Channel Anglers Burnham League, fished on Sunday 2nd July.
This match was fished two hours either side of high water due to the deep mud left on the beach by the settled weather. Conditions were great for the 12pm start, glorious sunshine with a fairly stiff westerly wind. Pegging started immediately right of the pavilion, going down to just below the lighthouse. We managed to mostly avoid the masses of holiday makers and everyone seemed fairly comfortable on the sand.
Zonal Report & Results
1st Daniel Crump 2 fish 2 species 9lb 3oz £40
2nd Danny Woodcock 1 fish 3oz £25
Daniel Crump walked this zone with a bass and a Dover sole for 9lb 3oz. With five minutes left to go Dan walked down to the waters edge to have one final cast with a big bluey bait. In literally a few minutes the tip went over and he lifted in to this great lump of a fish!
This magnificent bass converted to 8lb 14oz on our chart but weighed in 9lb 13oz on the scales. It was great to see, well done Daniel!
1st Ben Bradstock 3 fish 3 species 12lb 2oz £40
2nd Stuart Withyman 1 fish 7oz £25
Congratulations Ben Bradstock winning this zone and the match. Ben fished a single hook rig out at distance, allowing him to reach the early stages of the river channel. This paid great dividends with a Thornback ray, Conger and Silver eel. A super match winning bag of 12lb 2oz!
1st Justin Bird 3 fish 2 species 10lb 13oz £40
2nd Bert Ford 2 fish 2 species 9lb 14oz £25
Up by the lighthouse this was by far the best zone of the match. Justin Bird did very well winning the zone with a Thornback and two congers for 10lb 13oz. There were four rays caught in this zone, along with congers, flounder and sole.
1st Ben Bradstock £70 (3 Penn Points)
2nd Justin Bird £45 (2 Penn Points)
3rd Bert Ford £30 (1 Penn Point)
Stuart Withyman- 7oz Dover sole £60
Match Round Up
Flatfish levels still remain low on the beach at Burnham, however, it is still early and we expect to see numbers increasing over the next few weeks. There are a good head of Thornback ray and congers to be caught at all stages of the tide. Burnham has a habit of chucking up a few suprises, Daniel Crump’s bass today could go down as one of the greatest in this years league campaign!
The change in match times was an unfortunate necessity because of the deep mud half way up the beach. If the weather stays settled the remaining match times in this league will have to be changed. As it stands, the beach can only be fished safely two hours either side of high or low water.