First match of the river season

PUBLISHED: 16:07 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 03 July 2017

Steve Bonwick.

Steve Bonwick.

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Anglers took part in Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club’s first match of the new season on the River Kenn.

Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club held their first match of the new river season on the River Kenn between Strode Road and the Sea Gates.

A 14-metre tide and strong winds affected the river conditions and competing anglers with feeder fishing the only option in order to present a static bait.

Committee member and venue regular Scott Smallwood got off to a flying start from peg seven with a 5lb 6oz bream on his first cast, but his celebrations were short-lived as he sat without a bite for the remainder of the five-hour match.

Club chairman Steve Bonwick had a steady match from peg 17, using the ground bait feeder containing caster and a combination of red maggot and caster on the hook, catching three bream, a hybrid and three eels for a total weight of 19lb 6oz, which was more than enough to win the match.


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