The 2011/12 Specimen Trophy has been awarded to Simon Buckman. His impressive list of specimens included a massive 18lb 4oz Barbel and a 33lb Mirror Carp.
Simon’s achievement was made even more remarkable by the fact it was his first season fishing with our Club. It just goes to show what is possible if you are prepared to put in the time and effort on some of our waters. To read Simon’s own account of his amazing catches please click HERE.
Second was Dave Chambers with a string of huge Barbel culminating in the new Rother record of 16lbs 12ozs pictured below.
Former Rother record holder Peter Foster was in contention as usual when his perserverance paid off with a magnificent 17lb 8oz Barbel from the Arun. Peter a Committee Member and avid Barbel enthusiast is pictured below with his specimen. He writes an article about this capture in the latest issue of Sussex Angler magazine.
Other notable entries included Steve Warner’s 2lb 14oz Roach along with his 17lbs 3oz Arun Barbel pictured below.
INCREDIBLE! in almost any other year they would all have won. Congratulations to all of them and to everyone else who entered such magnificent catches.