Clevedon anglers travel to Durleigh Reservoir

PUBLISHED: 12:47 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:47 08 August 2017

Chris Parr.

Chris Parr.


Durleigh Reservoir was the venue for Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club’s latest competition.

Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club returned to the 80-acre Durleigh Reservoir, just outside Bridgwater for their latest competition.

The venue is popular due to the quality of the fishing as well as access and attracted a number of new members. The whole of the Lodge Bank was used and competitors were hoping to draw in the deeper water between the Sailing Hut and the Lawns were quality bream usually reside at this time of year.

A lot of anglers fished the method feeder, using carp pellets and mini boilies as hook bait rather than traditional rigs and live baits.

Chris Parr drew a peg in the favoured Lawns area and went about putting 30 bream in the net using chopped worm and caster at range which was more than enough to win the match with 63lb 2oz.

Further up the bank and in the shallower area, Mark Bromsgrove decided to ignore the bream and target the smaller roach and perch using the whip at eight metres. This paid off and he caught 37lb 12oz for second place. Local angler Andy Hebrow was third with 26lb 9oz.

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