Guinea Lake Throws Up Some Surprise Weights.

Guinea Lake


With a number of core members away on a week long fishing festival, numbers were disappointing for the first West Ewell AC match at Guinea lake in Newdigate, Surrey, since pre-Covid lockdown and with the fishery owner himself predicting only a 10lb winning weight, expectations were low. But fishing being what it is there can always be a few surprises in store and today was no exceptinon. With the lowest weight on the day only being a few ounces under the predicted 10lb target and the top 4 anglers all breaking the 20lb barrier there was some good fishing to be had by everyone taking part.

The top three on the day were all drawn in a line, with one of the club’s newer members, Andy Stevenson, leading the way with an excellent catch of mainly Tench for exactly 40lb. Drawn on the point mid-way down the long bank, Andy fished maggot on the pole while feeding the same, to catch steadily all day and a comfortable victory.

Next to Andy was Trevor Pavitt, who also fished maggot, but this time alternating between pole and waggler, to put together a mixed bag of Tench and Skimmers for 30lb 13oz and 2nd place

In 3rd place was the old warrior himself, Brian South, again with a mixed bag on maggot of 24lb 6oz, a great perfomance Brian.

Drawn on the dam bank at the end of the lake, was Ian Farmer with a mainly Skimmer bag of 23lb 10oz for 4th

1st A. Stevenson 40lb 0oz

2nd T. Pavitt 30lb 13oz

3rd B. South 24lb 6oz

4th I. Farmer 23lb 10oz

    Andy Stevenson with a nice bag of tench at scales.

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