This was the second leg of the Pole Only series and was fished on Stemps on a cold but sunny day. There was also a strong wind, which was gusting making pole handling and presentation difficult. Unfortunately as I seem to be reporting in most of the recent matches we had had heavy rain in the previous days and the temperature had dropped to 3-4degrees.
However the silverfish normally feed even on the coldest days on Stemps. This did not prove to be the case this time with only Jon catching any fish (all carp), two anglers (on pegs 1 and 2) having bites but both losing carp and 7 blanks.
Jon Arnold was on Peg 15 and fished over to the trees to the left of the peg. He used maggot or pinkies to catch 4 carp weighing 14-2-0.
Jon had a good day – he won the match, taking all the sweep money and also won the Golden Peg. He won the two legged Pole Only Trophy by virtue of being the only angler to catch in both matches.