Report and Results of the 2009 WSTAA Inter- Region Competition

held on Llandegfedd Reservoir on Sunday 31st May

Report and Results of the 2009 WSTAA Inter- Region Competition

held on Llandegfedd Reservoir on Sunday 31st May
The Inter-Region competition was held on the last day of May. The day was steeped in glorious sunshine yet there was a gentle wind and a nice ripple on the surface of the water.
The Inter-Region is WSTAA’s ‘ friendly match’ – its aim from its inception back in the 1980s being to bring together the six WSTAA regions enabling anglers from the north, south, east and west to mingle and compete in friendly rivalry.
The South East Region holds a trial for membership of their Regional Team and their team of 10 was this year led by Dean Kibble. Gower and the South West Regions also had full compliment teams – ably led by Roy Pascoe and Eric Davies respectively. Mid Wales led by WSTAA vice-Chairman and Legal Advisor Peter Medlicott failed to put forward a full team – but they fished hard and competed well. Unfortunately this year neither Gwynedd nor Clwyd could get representation to the event – which is a pity.
Nevertheless the match got off to a flying start and it was so gratifying to see a mixture of young anglers and highly experienced anglers – amongst them many members of our National squads – out on the water together and all giving of their best.
As ever the competition was keen and very demanding and it is to the credit of Llandegfedd Reservoir that it provided a fair competition – and limit bags for twelve of the competitors.
Roy Pascoe (Cpt) with the Gower Team - Winners of the Inter-Region Match on Llandegfedd South East team, led by Dean Kibble, the runners-up at the Inter-Region Match
 Roy Pascoe (Cpt) with the Gower Team – Winners of the Inter-Region Match on Llandegfedd  South East team, led by Dean Kibble, the runners-up at the Inter-Region Match
Eric Davies with the South West Team - third in the Inter-Region match Peter Medlicott and the Mid-Wales team who came in fourth at the Inter-Teams on Llandegfedd
Eric Davies with the South West Team – third in the Inter-Region match  Peter Medlicott and the Mid-Wales team who came in fourth at the Inter-Teams on Llandegfedd
The results were as follows:
1st Gower 48 fish 77lbs 4oz
2nd South East 33 fish 51lbs 2oz
3rd South West 24 fish 38lbs 5oz
4th Mid-Wales 7  fish 11lbs 0oz
Gower Region is therefore the 2009 winners of the J.E.Davies Llandysul Shield. Warmest congratulations!

The three top rods at the Inter-Region on Sunday

The three top rods in the event were:
Jonathan Williams (Gower) – with 9 fish weighing 14lbs 4oz
Terry Llewelyn       (Gower) – with 9 fish weighing 13lbs 8 oz
Paul Andrews       (South East) – with 9 fish weighing 13lbs 3 oz
Two caught their fish on the ‘Diawl Bach’ and guess who caught his on the Blob
(The competition was fished to 4 fish limit then C&R of 1lb 8oz per fish)
Congratulations to all who came along to compete and many thanks for making it a memorable occasion.