Simmons tops Cressbrook's Slim Pickings

Craig Simmons baled out on the last day of Somerset prefishing for the upcoming Major to have a social fish at the Lake Cressbrook electric.

Organised by Carl ‘Knuckles’ Jocumsen, the 93-angler event set a new attendance record – for anglers if not fish.

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Simmons fishing with Simon Barkhuizen cracked his first electric win with little separating their limits.  They both used the same lure, being an Evergreen Little Max in ¼ ounce colour #50 (bluegill).
 

Craig used a Stealth DCX 841 with a Shimano Saros reel.  8lb Platypus braid and 10lb Platypus fluorocarbon, while Simon used Stealth DCX 841 matched to a Daiwa 2500 Zillion spooled with Unitika braid and 11lb leader.
 

The Big Bass of 900grams caught by Tim Morgan was on a Millerods Bass Buster, Shimano Twin Power spooled with 10lb Unitika braid and 8lb Unitika fluorocarbon.  The bass falling for the successful lure of choice, the Evergreen Little Max ¼ ounce colour #50 (bluegill).
 

With electric comps becoming ever more popular and new anglers turning up regularly grand final spots will be at a premium by the time October comes around.

PLACE ANGLER FISH WEIGHT
1 Craig Simmons 2 1.13
2 Simon Barkhuisen 2 1.08
3 Tom Reynold 2 0.92
4 Cameron Thornton 2 0.91
5 Tim Morgan 1 0.9
6 Wayne Gordon 2 0.785
7 Glenn White 2 0.775
8 Jason Warry 2 0.725
9 Jack Gold 2 0.7
10 Ian Jackson 1 0.51
11 Jesper Noiesen 1 0.495
12 Brock Wilson 1 0.49
13 Matt Johnson 1 0.485
14 Dave Newton 1 0.445
14 Steve Oster 1 0.445
16 Cory Cooper 1 0.415
17 Rodney Limer 1 0.41
18 Rob Hinton 1 0.395
19 Paul Cooper 1 0.39
20 Tony Cook 1 0.385
21 Daniel Bull 1 0.375
22 Roy Souter 1 0.355
23 Howard Althouse 1 0.34
24 Dave Bullard 1 0.335
25 Peter May 0 0
25 David Melrose 0 0
25 Dean Silvester 0 0
25 Joe Allan 0 0
25 Nick Newton 0 0
25 Lee Parkhouse 0 0
25 Ian Moss 0 0
25 Dan Ryan 0 0
25 Aaron Vey 0 0
25 Justin Scott 0 0
25 Bruce Anderson 0 0
25 Ross Murray 0 0
25 Ken Murray 0 0
25 David Lee 0 0
25 Aaron Mogg 0 0
25 Jake Schwerin 0 0
25 John Schwerin 0 0
25 Stuart Fraser 0 0
25 Peter Jones 0 0
25 Gavin Harris 0 0
25 Alex Althouse 0 0
25 Matt Hawkless 0 0
25 Rodney Stolberg 0 0
25 Peter Higham 0 0
25 Adrian Ingram 0 0
25 Simon Saint 0 0
25 Rory Saint 0 0
25 Shaun Saal 0 0
25 Paul Robothum 0 0
25 Arthur Mann 0 0
25 Stephen March 0 0
25 Keith March 0 0
25 Chris Wallace 0 0
25 Charles West 0 0
25 Matt Hayne 0 0
25 Damien Schelberg 0 0
25 Alf DeGraff 0 0
25 Allison Cook 0 0
25 Chris Fraser 0 0
25 Ian Black 0 0
25 Jason Lyons 0 0
25 Josh Wall 0 0
25 Evan Johnson 0 0
25 Bob Town 0 0
25 Barry Oxford 0 0
25 Jay Morgan 0 0
25 Frank Defanio 0 0
25 Cameron Oster 0 0
25 Lindsay Hadfield 0 0
25 Emily Haw 0 0
25 Brett Kleinschmidt 0 0
25 Kris McCulloch 0 0
25 Bill Schloss 0 0
25 William Schloss 0 0
25 Damian Parsons 0 0
25 Adam McCaffery 0 0
25 Andrew Mitchell 0 0
25 Ken Jackson 0 0
25 Jason Ehrlich 0 0
25 Kerry Ehrlich 0 0
25 Glen Hammill 0 0
25 Danny Molloy 0 0
25 Heath Craven 0 0
25 Adam Byers 0 0
25 Stuart France 0 0
25 Kevin Jackson 0 0
25 Michael Roff 0 0
25 Andrew Roff 0 0
25 Tim Ehrlich 0 0
25 Dean Wilson 0  
       
       
    32 14.195