The BBQ match is held each year to thank those who have helped out at work parties and interestingly 10 out of the 14 anglers who fished were regular matchmen. Again it was another fine day and both Stemps and Cart were used for the match. All the normal carp pegs were included and it was decided to award three equal prizes, heaviest weight on both Stemps and Cart and also heaviest non-carp bag. Stemps fished up to its normal standard with some reasonable bags of carp but weights on Cart were poor.
First on Stemps was Alan Todd, who was fishing Peg 1 and used prawn and maggot to catch 7 carp weighing 18 – 8 – 0. Alan, who is not a matchman, comes down, with his mate Clive Pester, from London to attend work parties and used a rod/centrepin combination.
In second place was Dan Bolton, who was fishing Peg 13, and used a pellet feeder to catch 9 carp weighing 17 – 6 – 0.
Ollie Kitchener, on Peg 15 had a mainly carp bag of 15 – 14 – 8 to take third place. Interestingly he caught more than his dad, who was fishing the same lake.
On Cart Vince Herringshaw (Peg 26) had a mixed silverfish/ carp(4) bag weighing 8 – 15 – 0 to win the lake. He used a whip for the silverfish and the long pole for the carp.In second place on Peg 16 was Dave Herbert who again had a mixed silverfish / carp bag weighing 8 – 9 – 8.
Glen Riley had an all silverfish bag weighing 6 – 13 – 8 to come third and also take the prize for the heaviest bag of silverfish.
After the match all the anglers enjoyed an excellent BBQ, cooked as usual by Steve Simmonds. This was much appreciated by all the anglers.