Angling Club
Burton On Trent
Member of the The Angling Trust
This year's festival was again a sell out months in advance, the 78 anglers faced some tricky conditions,the river Trent was more like a chalk stream gin clear and low and with record temperatures for September it didn't bode well for the fishing.Front runner on day 1 was Yorkshire raider Fred Prudham drawn at the top of Sherrats farm peg 2 he fished both waggler and stickfloat with bronze maggots for a level 15lb of chunky perch and roach.Runner-up from Shardlow peg 22 was Shakespeare ace Leigh Gardner who fished long pole and whip with maggots over groundbait for 14lb 8oz mixed bag. Day1 1 F Prudham Doncaster 15lb 2 L Gardner Shakespeare 14lb 8oz 3 R Moore Chesterfield 13lb 4oz 4 S Merry Shakespeare 13lb 2oz 5 A Round Browning LS 12lb 6ozAfter some heavy thunderstorms through the night  the river started to pace up but was still clear,Dorking captain Steve Sanders drawn on Ferrybridge peg 2 put in a cracking performance on the long pole fishing bronze maggots over groundbait for small roach and dace totalling 13lb 10oz for nice win.Tony Marshall on Androssey island fishind similar for 12lb 14oz of roach on maggots.After 2 days Steve Newns was front runner in the festival on day 1 he won his section with 11lb 2oz which included a massive Perch of 4lb 8oz caught on lobworm.On day 2 he finished 3rd in his section off municipal length 9lb 10oz of roach. Also on 4 points were Leigh Gardner and Stu Raynor after 2 days the river was fishing quite well under the conditions.All the matches were really tight. Day 2  1 S Sanders Daiwa Dorking 13lb 10oz 2 T Marshall Shakespeare 12lb 14oz 3 S Bell Leeds 12lb 12oz 4 M Nicholson Collingham 12lb 6oz 5 I Foster Coors 12lb 4oz Day 3 arrived and the river had rose 6inches over night and added a touch of colour all eyes were on Steve Newns and he didn't draw that well but fished a good match on maggot feeder for 8lb 10oz of hybrids and roach and 2nd in the section.Tony Marshall went one better than the previous day winning the match off the end peg at shardlow with 15lb 12oz of roach on bolo and maggot.At the next peg Steve Lowther was runner-up with a close 14lb 12oz of roach on stickfloat. Day3 1 T Marshall Shakespeare 15lb 12oz 2 S Lowther Doncaster 14lb 12oz 3 M Hawkesworth Chestfield 4 N Harper Derby 12lb 14oz 5 H Clapham Coors 12lb 12oz. Overall Steve Newns took the title of the Burton Angling Festival champion 2016,  on paper he didn't draw that well but fished a great competition well done mate. Runner-up on 8 points was Shakespeare's Sam Merry. Overall top 8 1 S Newns Bradford 6 points 2 S Merry Shakespeare 8 3 S Wildsmith Drennan Barnsley 9 4 J Harper Derby 10 5 N West Matchman Supplies 10 6 C Talbot Harford AC 11 7 P Bick Shakespeare 11 8 N Bull Kamasan Starlets 11 All together their was 97 cash prizes paid out totalling £9,000 which is brilliant!The organizers would like thank sponsors Coors,all the stewards,helpers the catering staff and the Washlands sports club for a great week also Derby Railway ac for there waters. Picture Champion Steve with trophy.Top3 with organizers Wayne Swinscoe & Mark Forshew.
Coors Ac 3 day angling festival 2016 Report written by Wayne Swinscoe