Round three saw us back fishing Privates pond and the Canal and yet again we faced poor fishing conditions. With heavy rain leading up to the match water levels were up a foot and very coloured.
So far in the league it doesn’t seem to matter where you draw as winning weights have been coming from all over our waters, which makes for a great match.
Adam Logan has had a fantastic start to the Winter League, having two section wins already. This week saw him on Peg 5 on Privates – this peg didn’t fish well the the last match with only 7oz coming off it. Adam was still confident of catching and fished two lines, ground bait at 12m and casters at 5m, and after a slow start he was soon catching quality Roach and skimmers to win his third section in a row.
Jim Mercer drew Peg 12 on Privates pond and having won his section on the pond last time out he was full of confidence going into the match. Jim fished pinkies over ground bait and had a lovely day, catching small Skimmers and Roach to win his section for the second week running.
Young Olly Flindall was on Peg 22 on the road side of the pond, and was eager to make amends for a bad result the previous week. After speaking to a few “in the know” he put a plan together. Olly fished ground bait and maggots at 11m and casters at 5m and it worked a treat as he won his section and beat his Dad again…
The first section on the Canal – Pegs 13 to 17 – saw five very good Canal anglers pegged together. Ade Knighton drew end Peg 12 and showed his class, experience and knowledge (squashing the rumors he’s past it) – he fished casters down the track and had a great day catching a Roach a chuck. Craig Logan was on Peg 16 and decided to target the Bream which nearly worked, catching two over 3lb and a few skimmers.
The second Section on the canal was on the Stock Pond – Pegs 23 to 27. Only one person caught from this section the previous match so expectations were low. However, as it turned out this section fished the best, with all anglers catching well. Coming out on top was Carl Wilson with an excellent 15lb, to not only win his section but also the match. Carl made the decision to fish for bonus fish, fishing soft pellets and caught 3 Carp. Well done Carl!