Colmic / Bag’em Larford Lakes | Golden Reel Team Championships 20th August 2017

14 teams (56 anglers) lined the banks at Larford lakes to fish the golden reel team championships.
Following on from the Saturday Grand final which paid a remarkable £62,000 in prize funds, this was now the team event to win to complete the prestigious weekend events

Fishing on both the match & specimen lakes, each team of 4 had to place anglers on the match grass (section A), Match burr bank (section B), Speci burr bank (section C) & chalet bank (section D).
To win a section gave the winner 1 point and last place 14 points.

Winning team on the day was Cookie Monsters, Max G, Paul Cook, Chris Senter & Ray Lamb who scored a brilliant 12 points putting them 4 points clear of their nearest rival.

2nd placed team was Team Poland who scored a brilliant 16 points including 2 section winners.
A poor result from C section cost them the overall championship.

3rd placed Richies Baggers, Brian Clark, Dean Hunt, Mark Skidmore & Richie Lawson scored 17 points, placing them a comfortable 8 points clear of their nearest rivals.

4th overall was Colmic Baggers, Phil Briscoe, Harry Harris, Neil Colcombe & Martin Harrell who scored a total points score of 25 to beat winter wonders by the same points score but a superior overall weight.

1Neil Colcombe & Steve Rocke3
2Brain Clarke & Rich Lawson4
3Simon Deakin & Rich Weaver5 (weight)
4Paul Cook & Ray Lamb5
5Perry Mountain & Martin Harrell6
8Eric Passey & Mark Jones9
9Peter Jones & Ali Jones9 (weight)
10Ian Wood & Brian Jones9
11Carl Brooks & John Breeze10
7Simon Harris & Paul Buckall7
6Mark Skidmore & Mark Hawthorne7 (weight)


Section Winners- 

Section A – Simon Richardson – 108-08-00 – £100

Section B – Chris Senter – 104-01-00 – £100

Section C – Chris Bradney – 84-01-00 – £100

Section D – Stu Homewood – 119-05-00 – £100


Winning team collected £800

2nd team collected £500

3rd team collected £350


Here is one of the match highlights – Chris Bradney with this common that weighed 30lb 11oz caught on the pole (Chris is a strapping 6ft 2 and dwarfs the fish!)