A fantastic day in great surroundings, loads of fish caught from little Roach, Rudd and Skimmers to Bream and Carp to 11lb2oz.
A tightly fought contest, Basildon Upper Academy took an early lead with some Carp and Tench getting caught. They also caught Skimmers consistently all day, gradually pulling out a decent lead over Beauchamps from Wickford.
Not to be outdone the Beauchamps team fought back late on as bites started drying up for Upper Academy.
At the weigh in it was rather tense as it was obvious that this was going to go right to the wire.
Upper Academy pairing of Charlie Hind and Joe Gibson won the pairs by a few ounces from Beauchamps pairing of Jessica Cook and Masie West. The Team event went the other way around with the Beauchamps team of Jessica, Masie, Louis Hobday and Charlie Stockwell taking the honours and the Upper Academy team of Charlie, Joe, Josh Howard and Keiran Houghton taking second place.
Dean Macey came along to support the kids and hand out prizes and we had sponsorship from CER Financial who kindly donated 32 Greys TX Float Rods and gave £100 to each of the pairs winners and £50 to the runners up to spend on a supermarket sweep style event in the tackle shop on site.
A brilliant day which everyone enjoyed immensely!