Shakespeare Coors Burton Angling Three Day Festival (Tues – Thurs)
River Trent, Burton on Trent (78 pegs)
After three days excellent fishing and three all important section wins, Peter Salt is now the 2015 Burton Festival Champion. Incredibly, it’s his third win since its inception eight years ago!
A sell-out field for this year’s Burton Angling Festival enjoyed three days of great competition, with more than £9,000 to pay out, split into 95 cash prizes plus many great tackle items.
Top rod on Day 1 was Dennis Armstrong who drew peg 15 on Sherratt’s Farm and took a super 31-10-0 of waggler-caught roach.
Runner-up was eventual overall champion Peter Salt. He drew peg 5 on Broadholme Island and fished similar tactics for his 21-2-0 catch.
Day 2 was difficult due to the strong windy conditions, with Wayne Truman drawing the downstream end peg at Shardlow and fishing long pole with hemp and tares for 16-12-0 of roach. Pushing him all the way was runner-up Toby Bunting who fished the long pole on peg 1 at Bailey’s for 15-6-0 of roach.
Day 3 saw Dave Wray drawn on peg 3 at Shardlow where he fed six pints of hemp and caster fishing the straight lead netting three barbel for 35-13-0, the biggest fish weighing 13lb 7oz! Tony Marshall took second with roach caught on hemp at 16m to weigh in 29-10-0.
Results: Day 1: 1 D Armstrong, Matchman Supplies, 31-10-0; 2 P Salt, Newark, 21-2-0; 3 B Rigby, DH Angling, 16-3-0. Day 2: 1 W Truman, Matchman Supplies, 16-12-0; 2 T Bunting, Quorn, 15-6-0;
3 N Atkins, Chesterfield, 13-11-0. Day 3: 1 D Wray, Quorn AS, 35-13-0; 2 T Marshall, Shakespeare, 29-10-0; 3 P Salt, Newark, 22-8-0.
Overall: 1 P Salt, Newark, 3pts; 2 B Rigby, DH Angling, 4; 3 T Bunting, Quorn, 6; 4 W Truman, Matchman Supplies, 7; 5 R Quinn, Shakespeare, 8; 6 P Warren, Middy, 8.