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Richard Rosinsky wins Barney Barrington Memorial
8:00pm Monday 7th October 2013 in Sport
THE Barney Barrington Memorial took place last Sunday on the River Thames at Pangbourne, and to say it was dire would be an understatement.
There was no flow, it was clear, full of weed and not the river that Barney fished in its heyday. However, it was the occasion that mattered, and 35 turned out to remember a great angler.
Richard Rosinsky needed just 31lb 15oz of perch, caught on the chopped worm down the margin, to take the honours.
Mick Donaghoe employed the same tactic for his second-placed 3lb 8oz. Match organiser André Grandjean’s 3lb 7oz was a roach and perch bag caught at 12 metres on caster and maggot after “balling” it. John Ambrose caught 3lb 4oz of miniscule roach for fourth place, followed by Dave Bosher, whose maggot feeder and worm approach gave him five reasonable perch for an even 3lb.
Thames Valley angling donated the peg fees to charity and with the anglers’ contribution, £150 went to St Michael’s Hospice.
Basingstoke Railway Club were at Cheriton Farm for their latest match, and it was Keith Brown who won the day with 108lb of carp on pole and maggot in the margin.
Colin Ariss fished in the margins on pole and pellet for his 50lb 10oz of carp. Pole and corn gave Rob Carr third place on 49lb 13oz, while Trevor Matthews’ 48lb 2oz made up the frame.
13 fished and caught.
Camrose AC went to Cove Pit at Theale on Sunday last, and it was “Abigail’s dad” Paul Hunt, who scored with 73lb of carp on pole and paste.
Ralph Seddon fished with pole and pellet for his 65lb 12oz of carp. Dave Purchase put 59lb 8oz of carp on the scales employing pole and bread.
Rob Frost used pole paste and pellet for his 49lb 11oz, while Darren (Dodgy) Brown made up the frame with 49lb 10oz.
15 fished and caught.
There will be a work party at Cove Pit in Theale this coming Saturday, swim building is on the menu. Staceys supremo Keith Brown is in charge, so if you feel like escaping from the shopping, chores or nagging, your presence will be appreciated.
’Er indoors retired from work this week. I thought I might be in trouble when hurtful statements like “your days of lazing about are over”, “we can go on trips now” and “the fence still needs painting” started coming out.
I’ve been scanning the situations vacant columns hoping to find something to suit ’er indoors, but it’s not looking good.
Perhaps some temporary work at Christmas might materialise, until then I will grin and bear it.
Catch me next week.
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