On the weather front, what a contrast to that suffered during the last competition. The weather was fine and dry and could almost be described as balmy for the time of year. We had 8 anglers turn out for the last in house competition, the Kingsbury Tankard on Stemps.
Steve Simmonds’ list of the best performing pegs on Stemps was used for the draw and with the warmer weather everyone was looking for the favoured carp pegs of 1, 2, 14 and 15. However in the match only 2 carp were caught and the match was dominated by skimmer bream.
John Williams on peg 6 caught skimmers steadily on the long pole throughout the match fishing pellet and using pinkies to feed off the smaller fish. His catch of 12 – 3 – 0 was sufficient to win the match convincingly and also delay his visit to the local hostelry.
In second place, Steve Speller fishing peg 15 caught one carp on sweetcorn and backed this up with skimmers caught on pellet to weigh in 6 – 11 – 0.
Third place was taken by Phil Tubb who is a rare but welcome visitor to club matches these days. He caught 6 – 4 – 12 of skimmers on pellet from peg 10
Away from the skimmers Dave Herbert had the best catch of roach from peg 13.