3rd Points 18th March 2018 Grand Western Canal
Despite heavy snow, and the fact that the canal was not actually frozen over, yesterday's rescheduled club match went ahead as planned. With a somewhat depleted field, 14 anglers braved the elements to fish the match held along the Tidcombe stretch of the canal. The sudden change in the weather put paid to big weights and with the roach not really showing, the match quickly became a grueller with most anglers struggling for a bite.
Deserved winner on the day and the only guy to break a kilo was Dom Garnett who, from a peg near the 2nd set of wires, managed 1.050kg. Dom's catch comprised 60/70 small roach caught across 2 swims on small breadpunch over liquidised plus a couple of perch caught inside on worm. He also caught a small skimmer to help clinch the match.
In 2nd place, at the next peg to Dom, was Ian Brooks with 0.950kg. Ian managed 50'ish tiny roach, again using a small punch, over liquidised bread. He also caught an 8oz pike on worm midway through the match which helped him into 2nd place.
3rd place went to Paul Sagar, from a peg near the Glebelands steps, who weighed in with 0.700kg. Paul's catch comprised only 2 fish but one of them was a 1lb plus roach caught on small punch whilst the other was a 4oz skimmer; both were caught early on in the match.
Finally, 4th place went to Gary Butler with 0.650kg from a peg next door to Paul. Gary caught 8 fish in total on breadpunch over liquidised, one of which was a decent skimmer again caught early on in the match.
Let's hope the weather picks up for next Sunday's match at Oaktree Fishery where both top and bottom ponds will be utilised.