The match this week was on the popular Horseshoe Pond at Brailsford. Pegs 21 and 26 fished the best the last time we were at the venue and when Ian Bradley and Ian Shaw drew these numbers they couldn’t get to the pegs quick enough!
Craig Radford drew the Golden Peg this week and he could not have got off to a better start, catching a Carp on his very first put in quickly followed by a second fishing shallow. However, it was a lot slower for the rest on the competitors. Ade Knighton blanked on the previous match and was determined to make amends this week, but he unfortunately lost a number of fish and failed to weigh in for the second week running. Club Favorite Craig Logan was on Peg 3 and was catching steady fishing shallow, but the pond was still fishing hard with loads of fish being lost.
Coming into the last 2hrs saw more people starting to catch. Carl Wilson on Peg 9 was now catching by fishing shallow and a switch to his margin in the last hour saw him put some better stamp Carp in the net. Ian Shaw on Peg 26 was catching down his margin and Jim Marcer was also starting to catch well. As time was called Craig Radford looked to have done enough to win the match and the Bonus Golden Peg but as always it would come down to the scales to decide. When the scales arrived at his peg Craig Logan was winning with 66lb – unluckily for Radford his fish only went 52lb.
1st Craig Logan – 66lb 5oz
2nd Radford – 52lb 6oz
3rd Jim Marcer – 45lb 3oz
Section 1 Carl Wilson – 42lb 9oz
Section 2 Ian Shaw – 36lb 5oz