Inter-Region Match on Llandegfedd 2011

Report & Results

INTER-REGION MATCH

Julia Morgan presenting Peter Thurnall (acting captain of Team South West) with the J.E.Davies(Arcade) Shield at the Inter-region matchon Llandegfedd Reservoir on Saturday 13th August 2011

WSTAA did not pick the best of days for holding the inter-region match – it seemed to be the busiest weekend in the angling competition calendar! However it proved a wonderfully successful day with three regions entering teams. Here our grateful thanks must go to Spencer Williams (Gower) Bob Mayers (south East) and Euros Jones (south West) for gathering together a wonderful mix of club members sprinkled with a few 2011 team members to make up three jovial and friendly teams. A draw was made for boat partners on the morning of the match.

Unfortunately Gwynedd failed to bring down a team to defend its 2010 title – and both mid-Wales and Clwyd Regions were once again found wanting as they too failed to get teams. Pity this..

Conditions on the day were very favourable – dry, overcast with a gentle breeze creating that corduroy effect on the surface of the water. The competition was fished to 4 fish keep and then C&R using barbless (de-barbed) hooks. Every competitor caught fish, thereby contributing to their team’s effort.

Team S.W. l - r: Dion Davies, Jamie Bayer, Eric Davies, John McMullen, Lewis Rumble, Geoff Thompson, Jamie Harries and Peter Thurnall (absent: Phil Wood, Peter Gresley & Captain Euros Jones) The results were as follows:

1st South West – with an equivalent of 62 fish weighing 91lbs 10ozs

2nd South East – with an equivalent of 57 fish weighing 86lbs 5ozs

3rd Gower – with an equivalent of 46 fish weighing 65lbs

*Point of interest: the last time the South-West Region won the JE Davies (Arcade) Challenge Shield was way back in 1989 – so well done lads.

(WSTAA’s thanks as always goes to the Rangers on Llandegfedd for all their assistance and supervision during the event. Their preparation work is second to none and they are always there ready to guide and advise).

Julia Morgan