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Fred Moore nets the victory at first North Wales Over 50’s Coarse Angling Festival

Last weekend saw Angling Cymru’s first North Wales Over 50’s Coarse Angling Festival, held over two days at Bron Eifion and Eisteddfa fisheries, near Criccieth.

Saturday saw the competitors at Bron Eifion, where the target would be stockie sized f1’s backed up by a few bigger carp, mainly on pole and pellet.

Unfortunately, the weather turned for the worse – cold and rain all day – which slowed the fishing down, but all competitors still had plenty of bites.

Fred Moore, pegged on the dam wall, led the way with a good catch on the day of 62lb of pole caught f1’s to take the win.

Runner-up was Alan Jones, also on the dam, with 46lb 3oz, with Andy Thompson, on the island, taking third place with 37lb 6oz, both on similar methods to the winner.

It was a very close match, which only 8lb separating 3rd and 10th place.

Sunday saw a much brighter day at Eisteddfa, and hopes were high of a good day with bigger carp expected.

Again, Fred led the way off peg 20 with a great weight of 123lb 13oz of feeder caught carp, between 3 & 5lb.

Andy Thompson, peg 16, found some bigger fish down the edge to take second with 84lb 15oz and Marc Viercant, peg 18, took a well-deserved third place with 56lb 14oz, this was backed up with two 55lb weights.

Overall, Fred’s two wins left him, unbeatable, with 2 points, Andy Thompson’s second and third gave him 5 points, for the runners-up spot and Alan Jones crept into third place with 11 points.

Many thanks to Kevin Owen and Tom Carey-Evans for use of the fisheries, all the lads helped out with the weigh-ins both days and those that entered and made it a great weekend.

Day 1 – Bron Eifion:

1.       Fred Moore – 62lb

2.      Alan Jones – 46lb 3oz

3.      Andy Thompson – 37lb 6oz

4.      Mally Taylor – 35lb 12oz

5.      Brian Fitzjohn – 35lb 10oz

6.      Terry Stoker – 35lb 3oz

Day 2 – Eisteddfa:

1.      Fred Moore – 123lb 13oz

2.      Andy Thompson – 84lb 15oz

3.      Marc Viercant – 56lb 14oz

4.      Chris jewkes – 55lb 12oz

5.      Andy Warburton – 55lb 10oz

6.      Bob Stoker – 49lb 13oz


1.      Fred Moore – 2pts

2.      Andy Thompson – 5pts

3.      Alan Jones – 11pts

4.      Brian Fitzjohn – 12pts

5.      Chris jewkes – 13pts

6.      Marc Viercant – 14pts (on weight)


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