On the warmest day of the year so far and with no wind to put a ripple on the water the 13 anglers who turned were not hopeful of big catches. This turned out to be the case with only odd bream being caught. A good sign this time was the number of smaller silver fish that were caught. We were even treated to a rare appearance by Phil Tubb who lost a good sized bream on a snag and packed in half an hour early.
The barmaid’s apron called for John Williams but he did manage to last out till one o clock- I think we all could have done with a cool pint!
We pegged 11 along the roadside bank and 2 behind the island. Vince drew on of these 2 pegs as he had in the previous match but only caught just under two pound of fish this time compared to the 30 pound plus in the previous match.
In first place with one of the few bream caught coupled with some good sized silver fish was Mick Greenway who weighed in 7-2-8. Mick was fishing on the roadside and caught the bream at 13 metres on the pole using pellet over groundbait. The silver fish were caught at 3 metres using maggot on the pole. In second place was Steve Speller who caught 2 bream weighing 6-6-4 on pellet on the pole.
Dave Herbert fished the feeder to catch 3 bream weighing 5-14-4 to take third place.
The second leg of the Daniels Rose Bowl is scheduled to be fished in September so let’s hope for more favourable conditions and better catches.