AT TEFF River Qualifier Sunday 3rd November 2019, Lower Itchen Fishery
Twenty-four anglers fished the “first” river qualifier of the 2019/20 season on the Lower Itchen Fishery after heavy rain put paid to the original first qualifier on the Welsh Dee. Once again the recent rains affected this match as the river was both high and coloured on the day of the competition. Despite the tricky fishing conditions the fish were willing to feed and the twenty-four anglers caught 75 fish, with only one fish splitting the two fishing sessions with 37 fish caught in the morning and 38 in the afternoon.
It was the morning session where the overall winner came from with Mike Heritage catching 14 fish! Runner-up was Sean Brooks who won the afternoon session with seven fish just beating Jim Dillon who also had seven fish. Fourth place was taken by Cameron Craigs who took seven fish in the morning session.
Mike Heritage and John Bowen both caught fish of 46cm to take the longest fish prize!
AT TEFF would like to thank the Lower Itchen Fishery for hosting this qualifier and Tony Fox for running the day.
Results: 1. Mike Heritage 2. Sean Brooks 3. Jim Dillon 4. Cameron Craigs 5. Mark Thomas 6. Jay Curry.
Full Results: Lower Itchen qualifier results 3-11-19
The fourth river qualifier is on the River Test at Wherwell on the 2nd February 2020. To book onto this and any of the other game angling qualifiers then go to www.anglingtrustevents.net/game
The rain affected Dee qualifiers will be rearranged – dates to be confirmed.