The match stretch used was just upstream of Hunston Bridge back towards the City. The cold weather of the previous three nights was expected to contribute to a negative impact on the fishing, which it did and the weights did suffer.
First was Steve Simmonds, who drew peg 7, just past the large tree on the east bank. Steve managed to keep small roach and skimmers coming on the whip, halfway across, for the majority of the match, until the large pleasure boat went through and really coloured the canal. This seemed to put the fish off all down the match length, but Steve had already done enough to win before this happened.
Second was Steve Jeffery who was drawn one peg below the submerged fence on the east bank. Steve caught small roach and skimmers from a groundbait line at the bottom of the far shelf, but this swin died half way through the match. After this, Steve caught the rest of his fish almost on the far bank at the top of the shelf.
Third was Keith Hughes who drew peg one, which was located on the fancied skimmer peg just before the large tree on the west bank. The skimmers failed to make an appearance with Keith catching all small roach for his weight.
The second leg of the Lec Cup is to be fished on the 2nd December, probably further up the canal towards the A27 bridge.