A last minute decision to hold a match on the Old River turned out to be a good one !
12 Anglers turned up to fish in near horizontal rain and a howling gail - talk about dedicated (or daft).
We nearly had to call the match off as so many of the fishing platforms were underwater - but we managed to get everyone a peg - even though we had one angler on the opposite bank.
To kick things off, someone had a 4lb pike (which dont count in our matches), and most anglers found that they were immediately into a good number of bites despite the dreadfull weather and heavy chop.
The recently stocked skimmers didnt make an appearance - but Paul Smith had two lovely perch of a pound and a half each.
All catches were dominated by large numbers of small roach, mostly coming to bread punch or pinkie tactics. Some of the braver anglers who tried caster found a larger stamp of fish, but a much lower volume.
Congratulations to Paul Smith
1st. P Smith 5lb 5oz
2nd Conrad 4lb 10oz
3rd Pete Hartford 4lb 1oz
4th Gary O 2lb 12oz
5th Geoff 2lb 4oz
6th Karl Tucker 1lb 15oz
7th Phil Clayton 1lb
8th Josh L 1lb
Others ...... less then 1lb
Only 1 dry net!
A very enjoyable day - especially once the weather picked up around lunchtime.
We will be having another match on Sunday 16th Dec
£5 all in.
Your welcome to join us.