Match Report

Match:  Charles Tankard
Venue:  Hurston Match Pond
Winner:  Keith Hughes
14 - 0 - 0
Runner Up:  Rab Butler
10 - 8 - 0
Third:  Vince Herringshaw
9 - 2 - 0


This match was scheduled to be fished at Bethwins Farm Ponds but due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the nearby Guildford area the match was rearranged to the Match Pond at Hurston Lane, Storrington.

First was Keith Hughes drawn about three pegs past the reeds on the east bank. Keith sat in the scorching sun for most of the match with no shade from any trees, but he was rewarded for this by landing five of the seven carp that he hooked. They were caught from tight against the island on the pole. Keith did also have a small amount of bits, but the carp made up the majority of his winning weight.

Second was Rab Butler who caught two carp that weighed eight pounds, one of these being about six pounds from the third to last peg on the west bank. These again were caught on the pole and Rab did have two and a half pound of bits as well.

Third was Vince Herringshaw who was drawn on the reeds on the east bank. After two carp in the first two put ins, Vince lost another one and this killed the reed swim. Switching to the whip Vince managed to keep the bits coming for quite a while, but struggled for bites during the last two hours of the match.

Keith Hughes wins the Charles Tankard