Silver Fish Festival Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd February 2023

Specimen Burr & Specimen Chalet Bank, 21 anglers fishing.

A fantastic 4 days fishing despite difficult conditions. Temperatures at around 6-7°C, north winds but free of rain.

The 21 field of anglers fished long pole and 8m lines, catching quality bream to 4lbs and plenty of skimmers between 8oz to 2lbs.
There were also good bags of quality roach and hybrids.

Some anglers alternating between the pole and feeder. Feeder tactics being an open ended, loaded with a dark bream mix with either dead reds or worm hook baits.

Best weight of the week went to Dave Smiddy with a brilliant 75-6-0.
Most daily sections required weights of 40-55lbs to win the section.

Fantastic winter sport with over 2,500lbs of silvers weighed in which averaged 30lbs per man over the 4 days.
There was also a substantial number of carp hooked, including fish that scaled up to 22lbs.

Brilliant week enjoyed by all.
A big well done to all competitors.

Larford Lakes


Overall after 4 days –

1st Brian Clarke 164-1-0
2nd Paul Fillmore 154-5-0
3rd Scott Russell 153-13-0
4th Andy Grimes 148-4-0
5th Dave Smiddy 147-3-0
6th Andy Power 147-1-0
7th Nick Jones 132-11-0
8th Paul Greenwood 129-15-0
9th Andy Murphy 124-15-0
10th Mark Arrowsmith 124-12-0
11th Ben Stanford 118-2-0
12th Dave Pickering 115-10-0
13th Ian Gray 105-8-0
14th Mark Jones 105-6-0
15th Garry Webber 99-14-0
16th Paul Bucknall 99-5-0
17th Glen Tucker 91-11-0
18th Matt Sampson 90-13-0
19th Barry Lockley 89-13-0
20th Clive Wheldon 70-0-0
21st Chris Haig 68-13-0


Sections –
A section – Specimen Burr
B section – Specimen Chalet Bank

Day 1, Section A – Dave Pickering 37-14-0
Day 1, Section B – Scott Russell 46-6-0

Day 2 Section A – Paul Greenwood 43-7-0
Day 2 Section B – Dave Smiddy 75-6-0

Day 3 Section A – Gary Webber 32-7-0
Day 3 Section B – Scott Russell 56-13-0

Day 4 Section A – Andy Power 46-2-0
Day 4 Section B – Mark Arrowsmith 43-5-0

Our next Silver fish festivals are –

November 2023
November 20th – 24th (4days)
40 Peg max
£150 all in

February 2024
February 19th – 22nd (4 days)
40 pegs max
£150 all in