This was the second round of the Winter League. Sections were split over two waters with two sections on the Canal and three on Privates pond.
The weather conditions could not have been worse leading up to the match, with freezing temperatures and lots of rain – the waters were incredibly cold and colored.
Canal pegs 21 – 28 seemed the place most competitors wanted to draw, with a few having a practice in the week leading up to the match and catching quite well.
The fishing turned out to be incredibly hard going, with all anglers struggling for bites. But this also meant that everyone had a good chance of section points with only ounces separating competitors by the end of the match.
Canal section 1 – won by Ray Agent on Peg 14. Ray fished maggots catching small roach, beating Pete Beard on the next peg by 1oz
Canal Section 2 – won by Ian Shaw on Peg 23. Ian was the only one to catch in his section. Ian fed a few maggots at a time with maggots on the hook. Mick Burke did catch a small Roach but missed his keepnet with the pressure and excitement of catching a fish…. 😂
Privates Section 1 – won by Jim Mercer on Peg 2. Jim fished pinkies up to the island and caught two Tench, a small Carp, plus a few small Roach, to not only win his section but the match overall. Well Done Jim.
Privates section 2 – won by club favorite Craig Logan on Peg 12. Craig fed ground bait at the start and fished pinkies over the top, catching small Roach and skimmers.
Privates section 3 – won by Adam Logan on Peg 23. Adam fished pinkies over ground bait catching small Roach and a bonus Perch.