Monday 31st October 2022
Yesterday the 60th River Wye Championship took place with 135 anglers lining the banks of our waters on the Wye between Breinton and Holme Lacy. The river had risen overnight to 1.34m in Hereford and had just started to drop when the match started. The water had a brownish tinge to it and was carrying a lot of silt particles. With air temperatures around 13C and colour it was likely that bleak would feature strongly in a lot of catches, especially on the town sections and this proved to be the case. The river did not fish to its best and althogh some barbel, roach, dace and perch were caught, chub failed to feed. Winner on the day, and new Wye Champion was James Robbins who put together a catch of 1364 of whip caught bleak from permanent peg 47 on Belmont 2 to weigh in 55lb 6oz. Runner up was Chris Stephens who was pegged on permanent peg 86 on Belmont 3. He used similar tactics to weigh in 51-12 of bleak. Third was Paul Bick who was on permanent peg 96 with another bleak weight of 50-6.
The full results can be accessed here