Golden Reel Competition

 

Final Result

Position

Angler

peg

Weight

 

1

Jamie Hughes

23

151-8

£50,000

2

Peter Upperton

24

146-11

£3,000

3

Andy May

19

112-06

£2,000

4

Jordan Holloway

20

86-4

 

5

Connor Barlow

22

50-10

 

6

Steve Barraclough

16

47-15

 

7

Andy Morley

12

44-14

 

8

Dan Bowen

2

43-11

 

9

Andy Bennett

9

41-11

 

10

Dan Hull

15

38-4

 

11

Craig Edmunds

3

37-4

 

12

Mark Wynne

7

37-13

 

13

Aidan Mansfield

6

35-5

 

14

Tom Edwards

1

34-4

 

15

Andy Power

8

32-5

 

16

Ryan Bennett

17

32-10

 

17

Mikey Williams

21

29-15

 

18

Phil Canning

5

25-1

 

19

Paul Gibson

11

24-6

 

20

Mick Bull

4

23-6

 

21

Reece Hearn

14

19-6

 

22

Dave Brown JNR

13

18-9

 

23

Carl Barnfield

18

15-10

 

24

Ryan Morgan

10

13-3

 

Section Winners

Dan Bowen

43-11

Andy Morley

45-14

Steve Barraclough

47-15

Jordan Holloway

86-4

 

Golden Reel Grand Final
Saturday 14th September 2019
Larford Match Lake.

Saturday, September 14th presented the third Grand Final at the incredible Larford Lakes complex in Stourport on Severn.
24 qualifiers held at many of the UK’s finest fisheries gave the opportunity to pocket £50,000 and the prestigious title of Golden Reel Champion 2019.
All 24 qualifying events fished extremely well with many of the finalists needing more than 200lbs to qualify for the September final.
The draw for the winning peg took place on Friday 13th September at the very polished Gala night held at the five star Stourport Manor Hotel, where the competitors enjoyed a 3 course meal, entertainment and luxury bedroom accommodation at no cost to the finalists and their partners.
9pm the draw for the pegs was completed, but no one really knew which peg was the likely winner as permeant pegs 28, 30, 36, 38, 44, 46, 48, 14, 16, 18 & 62 were all potential winning pegs.

The weather on the day was superb for the public viewing with highs of around 22C, a gentle breeze and bright warm sunshine.
Conditions like this however, did not favour the anglers on the day.
Furthermore, Friday evening there was a massive ‘Harvest’ moon, which is something we only see every 18-20 years.
Big moons – hard fishing!!

Defending his Golden Reel Championship 2018 title was Andy Power who drew Golden Reel peg No 8 (permanent peg 22) which was not a fancied peg on the day.
Mick Bull, returning for the second year running drew peg 4 (permanent peg 14), a strong bomb & pellet peg, Andy Bennett also a 2018 finalist drew peg 9 (permanent peg 24) which had been producing big weights in previous matches.

Other returning 2018 finalists were Dan Hull, drawing peg 15 (permanent peg 44) which was the end peg on the Match Lake Burr bank and potentially a match winning peg, Mikey Williams peg 21 (permanent peg 56) and Jamie Hughes, peg 24 (permanent peg 62).

The start of the final produced early fish for many of the competitors but as the match progressed, the fish were clearly backing off with many of the resident carp swimming shallow and spooking easily.

The front runners after the first hour were Peter Upperton from peg 24 (permanent peg 62), Jordan Holloway, Andy May, Andy Bennett and Andy Power.

Most of the competitors started short with pellet, some on bomb and pellet and some down their edges.
It became evidently clear, that Peter Upperton was stealing a march, catching quality carp on meat down his edges and at the halfway point of the match, we were scoring Peter at around 65-70lbs.

Andy Bennett was catching carp long with pellet, as was Andy Power but no one other that Peter Upperton was bagging up.
As the match progressed, Andy May started to find some big carp short to pellet from peg 19 (permanent peg 52) and next peg to him was Jordan Holloway also finding big carp short and down his edges.

Peter Upperton at this point was well clear of the field and well in front of his neighbour, Jamie Hughes on peg 23 (permanent peg 60).
That being said, with around two hours to go, Jamie started to put together a string of quality carp from his edges.
Landing carp to 10lbs on corn, both Jamie and Peter Upperton were going fish for fish producing an epic last hours fishing.

With thirty minutes remaining, the scorecard was very tight with Peter Upperton in front, Jamie Hughes in second place and Andy May clear third.

Little more than 10lbs seprated first and second with both anglers losing some big fish and top kits being trashed.
The last 10 minutes, Peter had played a big fish but lost it right at the net, which proved to be very costly as Jamie Hughes had landed two big fish during the same 10 minute period.

So on the final whistle, no one knew the result as it was so tight between 1st and 2nd.

At the scales, peg 20 recorded Jordan Holloway with a weight of 86-4-0 securing 4th place.

Third place was taken by Andy May with a weight of 112-6-0 from peg 19.

Second placed Peter Upperton was gutted to say the least. The lost fish in the last ten minutes of the final had certainly lost him the Golden Reel Championship 2019 title, weighing in 146-11-0.

A new champion in Jamie Hughes with a weight of 151-8-0 from peg 23.
Jamie’s late run of fish rewarded him the title of Golden Reel Champion 2019 and a massive first prize cheque of £50,000.

Afterwards, Jamie Hughes commented, “this is a brilliant match and Phil Briscoe has helped me to cement my position in the match angling all time greats.”
“What he does for angling and the high profile of angling events he organises is remarkable and we should all get behind him at every opportunity.”
“I’ll be back next year to hopefully defend this prestigious title.”

0 qualifiers

0 Tickets

Total Prize fund £0 *

Now that the dust has settled from the 2018 final, the site is going live for purchases of the 2019 qualifier tickets from October 1st 2018.

 24 qualifiers will be staged at the country’s top commercial venues. 

The majority with 120 pegs, the remaining are 100 pegs

24 qualifiers will be staged at the country’s top commercial venues hosting a maximum of 120 anglers per venue.
The winner of each individual qualifier will progress to the Grand Final at Larford Lakes on Saturday 14th September 2019.

As last year, you can purchase tickets online by going to www.goldenreelangling.co.uk and select the venues and dates required from the site.

Subject to sales of 80 or more tickets per qualifier, Golden Reel will pay £50,000 to the eventual winner, £5,000 to second and £3,000 to third plus 4 section winners.

The event will again be covered by Catch More Media on Facebook, Angling Times and possible national TV coverage.

2019 Dates & Venues

DateLocationPegs
Saturday 23th March 2019Viaduct120 Pegs
Saturday 30th March 2019Barston100 Pegs
Sunday 7th April 2019Larford100 Pegs
Saturday 13th April 2019Partridge Lakes120 Pegs
Sunday 14th April 2019The Glebe100 Pegs
Saturday 20th April 2019Woodland View120 Pegs
Saturday 27th April 2019Decoy Lakes120 Pegs
Saturday 11th May 2019Viaduct120 Pegs
Saturday 18th May 2019Larford100 Pegs
Wednesday 29th May 2019The Glebe100 Pegs
Saturday 1st June 2019Heron Brook120 Pegs
Saturday 8th June 2019Partridge Lakes120 Pegs
Saturday 15th June 2019Larford100 Pegs
Wednesday 19th June 2019Decoy Lakes120 Pegs
Saturday 29th June 2019The Glebe100 Pegs
Saturday 13th July 2019Heron Brook120 Pegs
Sunday 14th July 2019Lindholme120 Pegs
Wednesday 17th July 2019The Glebe100 Pegs
Saturday 20th July 2019Barston100 Pegs
Saturday 27th July 2019Woodland View120 Pegs
Sunday 4th August 2019Larford100 Pegs
Saturday 10th August 2019Lindholme120 Pegs
Wednesday 14th August 2019Barston100 Pegs
Saturday 17th August 2019Partridge Lakes120 Pegs

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