Woods and Ford win £2000 at Upper Tamar’s Mainline Carp Open

The third and final Mainline Baits carp open pairs at Upper Tamar took place from 4-6 October. 33 pairs turned out for the final event of the year with £3500 up for grabs. Anglers chose their swims, collected a mainline goody bag and were transported to their pegs. Fishing began at 4.00pm the Friday and ended after 45 hours at 1.00pm on the Sunday.

The weather was rough to say the least, very strong winds hammered the anglers through Friday evening giving way to a much calmer Saturday and Sunday. The fishing was hard, but this made for a really great competition which went right down to the wire.

John Kneebone (Mainline Baits), Nigel Woods, Rich Ford and Ben Smeeth (SW Lakes)

Nigel Woods and Rich Ford (Launceston) scooped the top prize of £2000 with 4 carp for a weight of 49lb 1oz from peg 20 on the Cornwall bank. Nigel and Rich’s win followed on from winning the July competition and finishing third in the March event to cap a fine year at the prolific venue.

Richard Ford and Nigel Woods 17lb 14oz Mirror Carp

They held off a fantastic late flurry from Dave Bellew and Steve Lovell (Somerset) who caught three fish on the Sunday morning to finish on 47lbs 12oz and less than 2lb behind the winners. Dave and Steve collected £1000 for the runners up spot.

Jeff Watts and Simon Sweet (St Austell) were third and won £500 for their 3 carp with a total weight of 30lbs 13oz.

Largest fish winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Daniel Comaneci (London) who had a cracking 21lb 14oz mirror carp. Smallest fish, winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Karl Yates (Bude) who had a 9lb 13oz common carp.

Section winners winning 5kg of Mainline freezer baits boilies were:

Mervyn Beal and Danny Peters
Jamie Rusling and Nick White
Ben and Matt Cooper
Daniel and Tiberiu Comaneci

4th place – Daniel and Tiberiu Comaneci 1 fish for 21.14
Joint 5th place – Jamie Rusling and Nick White 1 fish for 14.02
Joint 5th place – Mervyn Beale and Danny Peters 1 fish for 14.02
7th place – Mike Tomms and Aaron Rundle 1 fish for 10.11
8th place – Karl Yates and Natasha Piper 1 fish for 9lb 13oz

Massive thank you to Mainline Baits for their sponsorship.

The next Mainline pairs competition is 27-29 March 2020 and bookings can be made on 01566 771930.

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