The Green Heart of Poringland


Radley Takes Duffield Memorial

Trevor Radley continued his good form by winning the opening match of the 2018 Summer League, taking the Glenn Duffield memorial cup in the process.  It was his fourth successive podium and his second victory in four outings.

Another good turnout meant that the 11 strong entry had to be divided into two groups, eight fishing Noble and three on Gudgeon.  The match resulted in one of the most keenly contested yet with less than three pounds separating the top three.

In contrast to the Winter League when bites were at a premium, the Duffield memorial produced some good weights, primarily of carp and quality bream, indeed all of Radley’s winning bag consisted of bream in the four pound bracket with not a carp in sight!

Ever consistent Mick Morley finished just short of the line, only five ounces separating him and Trevor Radley while head bailiff Ryan Westgarth enjoyed his best ever match, finishing third overall.  In fact had he not lost two sizeable carp in the last half hour, the level one coach could have scooped the honours and £45 for fishing on the golden peg.

Winter series winner Eric Peak struggled in the new season opener finishing mid table but he did have the consolation of netting a handsome crucian carp weighing in at 1lb 5oz.

The opening match of the summer season traditionally hosts the Glenn Duffield memorial cup in memory of one of the lakes founding trustees who died in June 2014.  Fittingly the third staging has now seen three different winners, Trevor Radley, Justin Randall and Danny Morley who was unable to defend his title because of business commitments.

Summer League Match One

Trevor Radley 18lb 0oz, Mick Morley 17lb 11oz, Ryan Westgarth 15lb 9oz, Justin Randall 5lb 9oz, Bob Bailey 4lb 6oz, Eric Peak 2lb 12oz, Alan Crabb 1lb 9oz, John Hodgson 1lb 3oz, Liam Crowley 5oz, Jonny Causton 4oz, Frank Whiting nil return