On another fine sunny evening ten anglers turned up for the 1st leg of the Charles Tankard at Stemps. By consensus it was decided to leave out the normal winning pegs (1 and 15) to try and make the match more even. However this did not work out as all the carp that are normally in peg 15 moved into peg 14.
All three top places were taken by carp either from the island or from the margins. Nelson has done a great job at this fishery putting in new platforms, renewing others and sorting out the trees that surround the water. The path across to the fishery was easy for all the trolleys thanks to it being dry and all the wood chippings that Nelson has put down.
In first place fishing peg 14 was Brian Foster (pictured left) who caught 12 carp, weighing 41 – 0 – 0, fishing paste on the pole. He caught the fish by the bush to the left of the peg. He also hooked several carp which provided those that could see him with some entertainment.
Mike Kitchener continued his successful spell with second place. His catch of 16 – 4 – 0 consisted of 5 carp either caught on maggot on the feeder, close to the island or close in from the margins on the pole.
Keith Hughes also had 5 carp weighing 13 – 4 – 0 on the pole to take third place