Steve Foster regains the Somerset Leveller Salver

02/10/2017

This year 18 Jubilee members made the annual trip down to Somerset to fish the now hugely popular Birbeck festival with three matches based on section points over three different venues. 

Steve Foster - 2017 Somerset Leveller festival winner
Steve Foster - 2017 Somerset Leveller festival winner

This years venues where Emeralds Pools, Trinity Waters and new for this year Lands End Fishery which were located around the Bridgwater area. 

Steve Foster ran out the overall winner with two section wins and a second in section ending up with 4 points. To win the festival for the 2nd time.

Day 1 Emerald pools - Section winners were Graham Scott with the top weight of the day with 57lb 5oz, Steve Foster 47lb 6oz, Chris Taylor 41lb 6oz and Rob Butcher 27lb 7oz

Day 2 Trinity Waters  -Section winners were Robin Ballard with the top weight of the day with 65lb 12oz, Chris Taylor 64lb 2oz, Richard Walker 52lb 7oz and Andy Mitchell 18lb 5oz.

Day 3 Lands End Fishery - Sections winners were John Swain with the top weight of the day with 104lb 8oz, Phil Seedhouse 90lb 11oz, Ian Pitman 86lb 13oz and Steve Foster 70lb 4oz. 

2017 Somerset Leveller final standings
2017 Somerset Leveller final standings

The festival, venues and accomodation was organised by Mark Birbeck and every one enjoyed a great three days.