Match Report

Match:  Caine Cup 2nd Leg
Venue:  Petworth Park
Winner:  Mick Greenway
Runner Up:   Gary Collins
Third:  Mike Kitchener


The weather was very similar to the sunny conditions of the first leg of the Caine Cup except that the wind was much stronger, blowing steadily at force 4-5 with gusts up to gale force 8 onto the roadside bank. Most anglers decided to fish the feeder although Keith managed to fish the pole for the whole match. One angler was pegged between the two islands at the southern end of the lake along with one behind the island at the northern end with the rest of the anglers fishing along the roadside. The peg behind the northern island was included as Mike Kitchener had fished the peg a couple of weeks earlier and had a good catch of tench and bream.

Mick Greenway was fishing to the left of the concrete slab and started well catching 4 bream in the first hour. He used maggot on the groundbait feeder to catch 17 bream in total weighing 72-0-0. He failed to catch a bream on the pole line, which he continued to try throughout the day, although he did find some perch.

Fishing to the right of the concrete slab was Gary Collins who used the method feeder to catch 16 bream and a crucian to take second place with 67-11-0.

Mick with his winning bag of Bream
Mick with his winning bag of Bream
Gary with another great bag of Bream
Gary with another great bag of Bream

Mike Kitchener was fishing behind the northern island where he had had some previous success but failed to catch any bream and ended up whip fishing to catch a 4lb plus tench along with silverfish to weigh in 12-3-8.
Third placed Kitch with a nice 4lb Tench

Third placed Kitch with a nice 4lb Tench

Overall the Caine Cup was won by Gary Collins (18 points) from Mick Greenway (17 points).

Last year there were concerns that fishing at Petworth Park had deteriorated with very few bream being caught. However the two competitions this year have shown that the bream are still there to be caught with the two top weights in this match exceeding the previous heaviest match weight from this venue.