5th Points 15th April 2018 Summerhayes
Yesterday's match held on Longs lake at Summerhayes proved a hard one for many of the 24 anglers that attended with only 7 anglers breaking double figure weights. Conditions were not great with rain present throughout most of the match and a stiff south westerly made bait presentation difficult for those on the road side of the lake. However, a good day was enjoyed by all, especially for those like me who had tucked in to one of Pete's breakfasts.
Clear winner on the day from permanent peg 11 with a weight of 29.340kg was Elliot Fay. Elliot fished a 15m pole to the island and caught carp steadily throughout the match mainly on 6mm hard pellet. Elliot did catch a few on meat but most came on the pellet over 4mm.
In 2nd place from peg 39 came Bruce Hunt with a weight of 16.620kg. Bruce had caught nothing until he tried fishing a spot some 14m away to his left where a group of obliging carp were shoaled up tight under a raft of floating dead rushes. With Bruce's home made paste on a size 12 hook, he managed to catch around 15 carp.
3rd spot went to Dom Garnett from peg 35 on the road side with a weight of 14.250kg. Dominic caught the majority of his fish on the method feeder with mainly corn on the hook. He also had 3 carp and 3 good skimmers on pole fished corn.
Section A 1st Steve Manley 12.780kg ( around a dozen carp mainly on corn in the margins )
2nd Paul Elworthy 12.440kg ( 10 carp caught on pole fished corn over micro pellet)
Section B 1st Ray King 7.710kg ( including 5 carp using long pole to the island )
2nd Anthony Edwards 5.040kg ( 4 carp plus 2 good skimmers on meat/maggot ).
ps Anthony was even more pleased when he found he had beaten the ole man next door by 40grams !
Next weekend features the 2nd club Pairs qualifier on Bobs Lake at Little Yeo.