This was the last match of the season and is always known as an away day as we try to fish somewhere we have not fished before. This year we booked in to fish Bury St Austen which is Carshalton AC’s fishery and is composed of two lakes, one of which is mainly silverfish and the other carp with some silverfish. This complex was chosen as it had been the the successful venue for the Three Counties top team match. We had hoped to fish the Top Lake which was the silverfish venue but contained some big perch. However we were recommended to fish the Lower Lake as the temperatures had been low in the week before the match. Some of the banks on this lake are very steep so we walked around the lake to find a suitable stretch where we could peg the seven anglers, who attended, in safety. The water was very deep in this lake and was also coloured from the rain we have had recently.
In first place was Mike Kitchener, again, who caught 14 carp. These were caught on the feeder using maggot or worm and weighed 35-1-8.
Andy May on the Golden Peg caught 8 carp weighing 27-10-12 to take second place. These were caught on the method feeder cast to far bank or close in in the margins on the pole.
Colin Bridger took third place and again used the method feeder and 8mm pellet to catch 8 carp weighing 19-4-12.