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BANNISTER CUP 2017
This years event, once again hosted by the Locomotive Lodge , was, once again, a great success. It took place on the 6th of August on Damson Lake at the Decoy Lakes Complex.
Congratulations to Team Valance and the Locomotive Lodge for organising the event and many thanks to the PGP, Bro. John Dudley, KOM, for presenting the trophies.
Well done to the individual winners: Des, Melissa, Tony, Frank and even Bob (Best Dressed Man for the 109th time). Thanks to the Locomotive for only fielding a team of 3 that still romped home by a country mile, looking forward to next year already.
The Bannister Cup Winners - The Mighty Locomotive Lodge
Runners Up - The Fenman Lodge
Third Place - Martyn Sharp collects for the Eastgate Lodge
Top weight for a Buff - Des Proud, Locomotive Lodge
Top weight for a Non-Buff - Tony Smart, Fenman Lodge
Scamp Cup Winner - Jack from the Valiant Lodge
Winner of the Largest Fish Award - Melissa Vallance.
Smallest Fish Winner - Frank Garvin, Eastgate Lodge
Best Dressed Man on the Bank - Bob Macnamara, Fenman
BANNISTER CUP 2016
The 2016 event took place on the 21st of August fishing on Willow Lake at the Decoy Lakes Complex. Pete Dudley, PPGP 2009, presented Trophies on the PGP's behalf.
The Bannister Cup was won by the Locomotive Lodge for the third year running. Des Proud also won the Parker Shield for the Heaviest Catch by an RAOB member and the Dick Knock Memorial Trophy for the Biggest Fish caught. The Kate Wright Shield for the largest weight by a non-RAOB member was won by Mr. D. Miller who weighed in the largest catch on the day.
The Fenman A were the Runners Up lifting the Tate Shield with Bob Macnamara also lifting the 'Best Dressed Man on the Bank' Trophy - for the umpteenth year in a row.
Eastgate A came third and won the Goodwin Cup, Mick Reeve received the Grandwaiters Cup for the smallest fish.
The Scamp Trophy for the best weight by a Junior was won by J.Flemans fishing for the Welland.
Well done once again to the Locomotive Lodge.
At the October PGL, Rod MacGregor of the Locomotive presented the PGP with a cheque for £115 from the event.