Today 21 anglers turned for the bank holiday open match. The weather had once again taken a turn for the worse and the wind had done a 180° and the rain had started. The banks had only just dried out from last weeks heavy rain too.
All the anglers drew and there were 3 pegs left in the bag, Mick Hughes wanted what was left so that left me and Paul Glenfield. There was 8, 32 and 36 left in the bag and poor Paul put his hand in and pulled out 36, I pulled out 8 which left 32 for yesterdays winner Mick.
Fishing was from 12pm to 5pm. The all in was shouted by Paul Jay. Most of the anglers were in to fish right away but then struggling for bites for the rest of the match. Simon on peg 8 had a run of 6 weighers in the first 30 minutes adn then the wind picked up making presentation very difficult. Joff Rogers on peg 7 was having a steady run of fish throughout the match but he was being plagued by foul hooked fish which resulted in a broken 6th section on his Airity, he lost a total of 16 fish.
Mick Jones on peg 2 was catching steadily too chucking the bomb to the corner by peg 3. Just 4oz behind him was Dave Wightman on peg 34 who had more fish but they were a lot smaller in size. Phil Powell on yesterdays winning peg 6 was making the most of the fish that were still in the peg and was steadily edging away with the match helped along by a run of weighers in the last 30 minutes.
Up in the big lake Dan Jones on peg 10 was not far behind Phil but (source, John Bennett) he was spending too much time on his phone and loosing and missing bites, this probably cost him the match and certainly a ton weight at the lake but he still caught enough to take to section win, Well done. The C Section battle was between the purple plonker (Roger Young) on peg 16 and Robin Cave on peg 26. As with A section it was going to be a close finish with just 8oz separating the two. Robin just came out ahead, Well done Robin.
Phil Powell. Winning peg 6
Some of Robin Caves fish.
There's always tomorrow or Wednesday or Saturday or Monday or next Wednesday Dai 😛 😀
The only thing Mick Lane picked up today was Olly the dog 😀
Rain stops and the wind dies down AFTER the match again.
21 Anglers Fished
Todays Winner, Phil Powell.
A section Winner. Mick Jones
A Section Second. Dave Wightman
B Section Winner. Dan Jones
B Section Second. Simon Mound
C Section Winner and Section second, Robin Cave and Roger Young