This was the second leg of the silverfish only D H McCavish Shield match and was fished on Stemps. Again we had had some rain in the previous week but match day was mild and normally Stemps would have fished well as the water was coloured. However this did not prove to be the case as the silverfish were noticeable by their absence and this may be due to the cormorants that have been seen on the venue in the last few weeks. In fact one was seen flying round the fishery during the match. The noted silverfish pegs on the lake were used but only two anglers caught silverfish although there were odd carp caught, but these did not count.
In first place was Mick Greenway who was fishing Peg 10 and found a pocket of small roach close under the brambles in the margin of his swim. He used bread punch fished over liquidised bread, on his top kit, to catch 30 of these weighing 0-15-0. Mick also caught a carp using the same tactics which he managed to land on his light gear.
Mick was the only angler to catch a silverfish until the last ten minutes when Keith Hughes, fishing on Peg 15 caught one on the long pole close to the island. This weighed 0-1-0 to take second place.
After two legs of the D H McCavish Shield Mick leads with 19 points from Keith with 17 points.