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Dove Valley Angling Association report

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 05, 2014

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DOVE Valley Angling Association's latest match was back at Aldermoor Pool, but unfortunately only seven people turned up.

The weather was forecast to be cooler than the recent hot spell with a fresh breeze, and with the anglers spread over the water's 30-plus pegs, everyone was hoping for a bumper day.

They were not disappointed, and with Nick Smith away, Ian Oversen took full advantage after his unfortunate disqualification in the previous match, with a massive weight of 134lbs 2oz – within 10lbs of the water record.

Oversen caught the majority of his fish fished tight to the left-hand bank of prolific peg number four on sweet corn and pellet.

Pete Beard was second on the day with 73lbs 7oz caught on paste with Paul Bull third on 53lbs 11oz.

All seven anglers weighed in, with the lowest recorded weight being 29lbs 11oz.

The club's next match is back on the same venue on August 10, with hopefully a larger turnout and another great day's sport.

The previous match was fished on the club's Ashgrove Pool, which have proved to be a sound investment over the years.

The water holds a good head of mixed coarse fish but again it is the carp that dominate the matches, and they are generally in the 3-6lbs range with a few specimens in excess of 15lbs.

The weather was forecast to be hot and sunny with very little wind, and with the water being quite clear, none of the 12 anglers were expecting large weights.

However, the water fished quite well, although not without controversy as the top weight of 82lbs-plus caught by Oversen had to be disqualified due to him unfortunately fishing the wrong peg.

As a result, the winning rod was again Smith, from peg 13 with 56lbs 15oz, mainly caught on pellet shallow fished at 14.5m with a few fish in the margin.

Mark Colclough was second with 36lbs 1oz and Paul Brace third with 34lbs 10oz.

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