This was the first round of the Winter League and because of it’s popularity the match was split over Roughs Pond and the Canal. The league is being run on points, with one point for a section win down to five points for last in section.
With the temperature dropping and the cold rain the day before it looked like it was going to be hard going, and it was difficult to know which water would fish better.
By the end of the match it was apparent that the anglers on Roughs Pond definitely had the better day, with nearly all competitors having a good days fishing and in with a chance of good section points. The Canal on the other hand was really hard going, with leaves making good presentation impossible for the anglers pegged in the low number.
Roughs section 1 – won by Pete Beard on Peg 5. Pete started the match on maggots catching small roach and skimmers. He then dropped onto chopped worm and casters line, catching a bounce Tench and Bream.
Roughs Section 2 – won by Sue Reid on Peg 14. Sue carried on her great run of form framing yet again. Sue fished the pole feeding soft pellets and switching between hook baits to catch Carp and F1s.
Roughs section 3 – won by Adam Logan on Peg 21. Adam started the match fishing soft pellets catching the odd Carp and big F1s, before switching to his chopped worm line and again catching Carp. He continued to switch between the two, not only win his section but the match overall.
Canal section 1 – won by John Aldred on Peg 3. John fished pole catching odd Roach before hooking into a bonus Bream.
Canal section 2 – won by Craig Logan on Peg 17. Craig fed ground bait over two lines at the start and rotated between the two, catching small Bream and Roach for the whole match fishing.