Match Report

Match:  Caine Cup 3rd Leg
Venue:  Petworth Park
Winner:  Keith Hughes
42 - 4 - 4
Runner Up:  Mike Kitchener
25 - 6 - 4
Third:  Tony Carr
15 - 9 - 12


Again another dry day with variable amounts of sunshine and a gentle breeze. Reasonable conditions for fishing as it turned out for the 11 anglers who turned up for the third and final leg of the Caine Cup. The pegging was as per the first match this year on the venue- ie one angler between the two islands, one behind the first island, one on the north bank and the remainder along the roadside bank. Although there were several good and reasonable weights the fishing again was patchy with several anglers not bothering to weigh in.Fishing between two islands was Keith Hughes who had a great days fishing. He fished the long pole and caught 8 bream, 3 tench, skimmers and a 3-1-8 crucian carp. These totalled 42-4-4 and were caught on maggot or pellet to easily win the match.
Keith with his 3lb Crucian

Keith with his 3lb Crucian

Mike Kitchener was fishing on the roadside bank, on the concrete slab and had only caught 3 bream until the last hour when he caught 4 more. These weighed 25-6-4 and gave Kitch second place.

Keith wins the 3rd Leg with this bag
Keith won the 3rd Leg with this bag
Kitch came second with these Bream
Kitch came second with these Bream

Tony Carr, who was fishing next to Kitch, caught 4 bream weighing 15-9-12 on the feeder to take third place.

Overall the Caine Cup was won by Tony Carr (27 points) from Keith Hughes and Kevin Leighfield both with 23 points.