Club Match - Poppy Hill : Lake 1

Dec 8, 2013
Posted by: Admin
Category: MatchNews2013/14

Gin clear water and bright sunshine on winter's day often mean difficult fishing and so it was today as not a bite was seen on the Ivel bank side of the lake!
The top weight came from peg 21 as the far end of the arm.  Ray Sparks was the angler fortunate to draw where rudd and roach were shoaled-up.  He mainly used a pole rig to present pinkie hook bait and put 3lbs 11ozs on the scales.
Tony Pearce took second place from peg one close to the aerator; again pinkies were on the hook. Tony had employed a waggler rig to fish close in and managed 2lbs 1oz of small roach - the ("why is peg being used?") moans ceased!
From the middle of the arm Dick Sayers fished punched bread to tempt 1lb 10ozs of roach for third spot - Dick reported a blank hour plus at the start and if he put anything other than bread on the hook his float never dipped.
The only other rod to top the one pound mark was Dennis Smith who fished his favourite 'wag & mag' tactics to catch rudd on the drop.

1st  - 21 Ray Sparks 3lb 11oz
2nd - 1 Tony Pearce 2lb 1oz
3rd - 22 Dick Sayers 1lb 10.5oz
4th - 4 Dennis Smith 1lb 0.5oz
5th - 23 Mark Tricker 0lb 10oz
6th - 5 Rich Goodwin 0lb 4oz
7th= - 15 Dave Batcheldor 0lb 1oz
7th= - 16 Steve Mayes 0lb 1oz
-- - 9 Kervin Farrow DNW
-- - 10 Ken Sharpe DNW
-- - 12 Ken Kendall DNW
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