Match Report

Match:  Kingsbury Tankard 1st Leg
Venue:  Stemps
Winner:  Keith Hughes
Runner Up:  John Williams
Third:  Vince Herringshaw


Ten anglers, including a new member, booked in for the first leg of the Kingsbury tankard which was fished on a cold (5-60C) but dry and occasionally sunny day (which gave problems with watching the float). The previous day had been wet all day and this ensured that the lake was coloured, unlike the previous match, even though the temperature had dropped overnight. The same set of pegs that had been fished on the previous match were used for this match. Unlike the previous match the two favoured pegs (1 and 15) produced the goods with bags of carp although some carp were also caught on other pegs. The skimmers which Stemps is noted for, were noticeable for their absence with only a few being caught.

The match was won on peg 1 by Keith Hughes who caught 11 carp, and lost as many to weigh in 32-3-8. These were caught to the right of the peg on corn. Keith had an interesting match, breaking the number 5 section on his main pole and then having to use his shorter margin pole which meant a change in where he was fishing.

Fishing on the other noted carp peg, number 15, was John Williams who had a weight of 16-6-8 which consisted of carp and some good sized roach. One of the carp was caught on the feeder with the majority being caught on the pole and maggot to the left of his swim.

In third place with an all roach bag of 9-11-8 was Vince Herringshaw on peg 13. These were all caught on the whip using maggot as bait.